Small Group Giant Redwoods and Russian River Wine Country Trip

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Take a day to truly enjoy the wine and redwoods of Sonoma County through the eyes of the passionate and fun guides who know it best. This full-day tour is designed for small groups who want to learn, have fun, and get a local feel for the wineries and redwoods just north of San Francisco.

We purposefully choose NOT to go to Muir Woods, which is overrun with crowds and prevents our guests from fully enjoying the majesty of the Redwoods. Instead, we go to Armstrong Woods, which has older and taller trees, and far less crowds. The experience is for people that want to truly and fully experience the Giant California Coastal Redwoods. .

Customer Reviews

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
4 days ago
This was a really great day and Anthony gave us the best tour! Picked up from the cruise port right on time, did a quick tour over to Sausalito and then into the Redwoods to experience the amazing Muir Woods! And we were there before the crowds so got a nice semi-private time there. He gave us plenty of time to enjoy and some great info to guide us through for the best views and shots. Then onto two wonderful wineries for tastings and picnic lunch. Was a very memorable day and definitely the way to enjoy something outside of the city.
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
7 days ago
Best Bay Tours did a nice job picked us up right in front of our hotel very convenient. Our driver Phil was very knowledgeable about the area and the places we were going to. Muir Woods was unbelievable I'm glad we got switched from another location to there. The only downside was we were really hoping to tour one of the wineries see how it was processed and here about the grapes and the process. They were very generous with the wine tasting but we really got no information and did not get a tour which was disappointing at either Winery.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 16, 2022
I highly recommend Best Bay Area Tours, and the trip to Yosemite and the Redwood/Kendall-Jackson Winery. I signed up for the Yosemite tour because I’d had such a positive experience with their Sonoma 4-Course Winery Lunch and Giant Redwoods tour. Just like the first, this tour was kept small with only about a dozen people. Phil was our outstanding guide for both tours, and I would strongly recommend asking for him if you can. He’s an absolute natural at his job, and is very personable, well informed, and professional. He took the time to get to know each of us. On both tours, Phil identified key sites in San Francisco, on the way to Yosemite and in the park. In each case he gave us the historical significance and context of the area. The Kendal-Jackson experience was excellent, and came as a surprise. I love wine but haven’t always loved the Kendal-Jackson wines I find in the store, but their on-site selection was exceptional. The pairing meal was delicious, the portions significant and the wines paired beautifully with the meal. The chef was very accommodating for those with special dietary needs. As with the Armstrong Redwood Forest, Phil explained the historical background and significance of Yosemite. While exploring the park we were given time to sightsee and take pictures. Telescopes were provided at El Capitan so that we could observe the mountain climbers. We were never rushed. If you would like a memorable and professional experience, this is the company to use. Kathy K.
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About This Deal

Depending on the date of your tour, you'll either visit Hook and Ladder or La Crema and Kendall-Jackson wineries. Armstrong Redwood State Reserve Entrance fees included. We stop at the bridge on the way back to San Francisco.

Stop At:

• Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
• Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, 17020 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9587
• Hook and Ladder Winery, 2134 Olivet Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401-3819
• La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Rd, Windsor, CA 95492-9638
• Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA 95439
• Guerneville, Guerneville, Sonoma County, California

Sample Menu

• Picnic lunch

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that car seats are required for children 8 years and below. You must bring your own car seat as these will not be provided.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Admission fee to Armstrong Redwoods State Park
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop-off from residential addresses

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from hotels in Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Civic Center and Financial District.

Departure Time
7:30 AM

10 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Best Bay Area Tours Llc in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates.
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  • Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale and Extraordinary Event Policy do not apply.
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  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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