San Francisco Hop On Hop Off and Half Day Wine Tour

Price: $150.00
San Francisco Hop On and Off Half Day Wine Tour (Sonoma County)
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This San Francisco combination tour lets you see the very best of the city and then takes you to Northern California's premier wine producing region. Enjoy the flexibility of a San Francisco hop-on hop-off bus tour, during which you can explore the city at your own pace. Buses conveniently run all day, so you can rejoin this San Fran tour whenever you're ready to ride from one stop to another. When you're ready to go beyond the city's attractions and head for the lush hills of the nearby wine country, join your guide for a half day of exploration and tastings in Sonoma.

This San Francisco tour shows you the city's most popular attractions, such as Fisherman's Wharf, where you can sample chocolate at the Ghirardelli Square, visit the Maritime National Historical Park, or shop and dine at Pier 39. If you love farmers markets, head to the Ferry Building, where rows of fresh produce, cheeses, and jams are available, straight from local farms and dairies. Walk around Chinatown for an authentic array of Asian sights and smells; then head to nearby North Beach, which offers scores of Italian restaurants and shops. Hop off the bus at whichever locations interest you most; then hop back on when you're ready to continue.

When you want to tour beyond the city, surround yourself in the beauty and craftsmanship of California's famed wine country on this fun and relaxing small group tour of Carneros and Sonoma. Relish the region's most admired wines as you spend a half day hopping between wineries and touring these historical appellations. Begin your wine tour in San Francisco and head north through the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and through Marin County on your way to the scenic and historic Carneros wine region in the town of Sonoma. Along the way, your guide will narrate this small group tour, bringing California's wine country to life with stories of its rich history and viticultural development. Learn the artisanal processes still used today to make Sonoma's wide array of highly vaunted wines, while tasting the best the region has to offer.

This fully guided tour of Sonoma's most admired wineries will enchant you with a half day of tasting and sightseeing. Tastings at a winery are included on this half day tour of California's wine country. This tour features wineries in Sonoma County that span from larger mass production operations to the smaller, more unique boutiques. There also will be some free time to enjoy historic Sonoma Plaza. There's something for anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine on this unforgettable San Francisco wine tour. Combine this sightseeing adventure with a downtown hop on - hop off bus tour for a comprehensive and enchanting look at Northern California's best attractions.

Please Note: Wine tasting fees at the second winery are not included (approximately $15 US per person). There are 2 bus routes with varying schedules and tour durations. The Downtown (Red) Route runs hourly and it takes approximately 1 hour to complete the route without getting off. The Official City (Blue) Route runs every 30 minutes and it takes approximately 2 hours to complete the route without getting off. First and last tour times vary by route and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The Downtown (Red) Route includes the following stops:

  • The Cannery
  • Lombard Street
  • Washington Square Park
  • Chinatown
  • Union Square South
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Union Square North
  • Chinatown Gate
  • Ferry Building
  • Pier 3
  • Coit Tower
  • Pier 35*
  • Pier 39
  • Pier 41

The Official City (Blue) Route includes the following stops:

  • The Cannery
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Lombard Street - Gough
  • Lombard Street - Fillmore
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate Park*
  • Golden Gate Park - de Young Museum*
  • Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive*
  • Golden Gate Park - JFK Drive*
  • Haight Ashbury - Stanyan
  • Haight Ashbury - Clayton
  • Alamo Square District
  • Civic Center Plaza
  • Polk Street
  • Nob Hill West
  • Union Square North
  • Union Square South
  • Chinatown Gate
  • Chinatown
  • Washington Square Park
  • Lombard Street
  • Pier 39
  • Pier 41

*The Pier 35 stop does not operate when a cruise ship is docked at Pier 35. The Golden Gate Park stop operates only on Sundays, and replaces the de Young Museum, Music Concourse Drive, and JFK Drive stops.

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
24 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
Numerous bus stops throughout San Francisco. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Wine tastings at a winery, chocolate, and bottled water is included. Wine tasting fees at the second winery are not included (approximately $15 US per person).
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be at least 21 years old with proof of ID to sample wines.