Napa & Sonoma

Original Napa Valley Cable Car "Up Valley" Tour w/Castle Visit

Yountville, United States
Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Castle Tour

From $125.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience California’s most renowned wine country with a fun and relaxing tour aboard the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. Travel through the picturesque vineyards of northern Napa aboard a replica of an iconic San Francisco cable car, stopping at three premium wineries to sample the local bounty. Enjoy a catered picnic lunch of farm-fresh products, and learn Napa trivia from a local guide throughout the day. Please note: You must be 21 years or older to take this tour.
  • Winery tour on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley
  • Travel on a motorized replica of an open-air San Francisco cable car
  • Visit three premium wineries in the northern half of Napa Valley
  • Enjoy a gourmet, picnic-style lunch on the beautiful grounds of a local winery
  • Hear fun facts and stories about winemaking in Napa Valley from an experienced guide

What's Included

  • Transport by a San Francisco replica cable car. The original Napa Valley Cable Car Tour.
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch including bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up from San Francisco is NOT included
  • Tasting fees at 3 wineries ($35-$50 per winery plus tax and service)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 6525 Washington St
    6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA

    V Market Place 6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599 Departs at 10:00 am sharp. Please meet in the parking lot by the Barrel Room and behind Mini Model Bakery.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

V Marketplace

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed while riding the trolley
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You MUST advise any specific dietary requirements in the Special Requirements box at time of booking
  • Jackets and rain protection are recommended in the winter months
  • Service animals allowed
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Napa Valley Wine Trolley operates “Rain or Shine” year-round. However, if there is a chance of rain, high winds, or unforeseen mechanical problems, we may have to substitute the trolley for a mini-bus. The Napa Valley Wine Trolley reserved the right to substitute or change tour stops at any time
  • The Trolley departs V Marketplace at 10:00 sharp. Do not be late.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Foreign language guides offered with notice: Spanish, French and Mandarin. Please contact the supplier directly after booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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.

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    Featured review
    Carolyn F
    Tour guide and trolley driver, Dylan, was very personable and we had a ball on the Napa Wine Trolley. He was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about the area. Our guide at the castle, Kerry, was really terrific. That was our favorite stop. Lunch was delicious at Berringer -our compliments to the catering company. We had a great experience and would recommend to all!!


    155 reviews
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    Wine tour
    AudreyA_M, Sep 2023
    The castle was beautiful, and we enjoyed the tasting. We visited 3 vineyards on the tour. A little chilly, but not bad in the center section of the trolley.
    Amazing experience!
    GRACIA_S, Sep 2023
    This was an amazing experience!! One of the best things we did in Napa. We enjoy every minute of this trip.
    Great experience to share with friends!
    Xochitl_R, Sep 2023
    Trolley tour was nice and convenient, with great views! Loved riding in the open air through this beautiful valley. The castle was spectacular. Could’ve used a little more time, but a great introduction, nonetheless. Lunch at second stop felt elegant and food was tasty. Last stop was a good wind down to the day with a real nice break down of the wine making process. Would highly recommend!
    Meh. More time at the primary location.
    brian_h, Sep 2023
    The castle is the selling point. More time at the main attraction. Less time at pushy wineries with poor service and overpriced upsales and tastings. Would not suggest this to others.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Very sorry about your disappointment on the tour. Merryvale is one of the top rated stops along with the history the offer and some great wine. Monticello is also a historic winery and family in Napa Valley. If you would like to call me I would be happy to discuss this with you and see how we can make it right. Mark
    Jody_R, Aug 2023
    AMAZING TOUR!! We had the best time! The tour guide was great the castle was the most beautiful spot and lunch was delicious!
    Very expensive & lots of added costs
    Sharana_B, Aug 2023
    This was fun but you were made to feel obligated to pay for the tastings. The castle was nearly $130 US for 2 people. No tour, no explanations, no nothing just dumped there. Our tour guide was boring, no personality, no suggestions, non informative. Bordered on rude. Sorry Michael. You are better off having your own driver. The trolley was an “experience” but not worth it at the end of the day. Nothing included at the wineries as part of the trolley tour.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you for your comments. We don't normally hear anyone say that our tours are not exciting. After all you are tasting wine in a castle built as if it was in the 1400's. Our website does state that the tasting fees are not included. In comparison to what tastings throughout he valley costs ours are on the least expensive side. Same with our tour, it is one of if not the lowest cost ticket in the valley. I will of course look into Michaels narrative and make sure that is all happening as it should. But if you look further down on these reviews you will see how pleased everyone usually is. If you had choose to have your own driver tasting fees still would not be included.
    AnaLuza_B, Jun 2023
    We had the most lovely guide and the tour is just amazing! The city and the views are perfect and all the wineries were super frendly, welcoming and had amazing wine. Would for sure do it again and recomend it!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Thanks for the recommendations. Glad it was perfect.
    The castle and riding...
    Gary_K, May 2023
    The castle and riding around town in a trolley car. We really enjoyed the wine at all the tasting rooms.
    Daniel_r, May 2023
    the information is not clear, the title of the tour says that it has a tasting, but it is not. the tour is through 4 vineyards and in each one you have to pay 50 dollars per tasting, you need to update the name or information
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Daniel, Im sorry that there was an understanding. Did you think the tour was a sight seeing tour? This is the description. "Winery tour on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley Travel on a motorized replica of an open-air San Francisco cable car. Visit three premium wineries in the northern half of Napa Valley. How do you suggest we change it to be more clear.
    Fun tour
    Christina_C, Apr 2023
    This tour took us to four wineries in Napa valley. The most popular is the Castello di Amorosa. Pick up and drop off was convenient. Our driver tried really hard to keep everyone on time and ready to go to our next destination. None of the wineries’ tasting fees are included in the price you pay for the tour, so keep that in mind when booking.
    Met my expectations
    Violeta_D, Feb 2020
    I really enjoyed this tour, specially the Castello and the Beringer winery. The last winery we visited was not really significant.
    Trolly to the castle
    Sean, Feb 2020
    It was a great time and we met some great people on the trolly. Trolly Dave was a great and informative host. The castle tour was a can’t miss
    Family celebration.
    Jackie_W, Feb 2020
    Our family of six (all adults) had a wonderful day. The three wineries on the tour gave us a nice overview of the numerous small wineries in the valley. Their guides were informative and the wine tastings enjoyable. Since the weather was cool, the open air section of the trolley was a bit uncomfortable, especially at higher speeds but with proper outerwear it would not be an issue. Some of our party was unprepared but once we were able to move to the enclosed area, it was perfect. Lunch was delicious. Dillon, our driver made the day stress free and enjoyable. Would recommend this tour to others.
    Loved this
    Laureen_H, Oct 2019
    Great girls trip activity. Jay was Informative and entertaining. The castle was a nice tour and tasting and the weather was perfect to be on an open air trolley.
    Great Trolley Tour!!
    kimkrez, Oct 2019
    Great day and great stops - with great adjustments made due to the power outages!! Such a great day - thank you!!
    Loved the castle and tour guide there
    Sandra_A, Oct 2019
    We got on the trolley in Yountville. Our tour guide for the trolley was not good. He didn’t have much interesting to say; also wasn’t easy to hear. Lunch was not great either. A good salad, and 1/2 sandwich. Still waiting for the other 1/2. Wine tasting and castle tour with Kerry were outstanding.
    Absoutely amazing!
    diannebelardo, Oct 2019
    This was my first trip to Napa Valley. Everything from start to finish about booking and visiting the castle and doing the wine tasting went extremely well. No problems whatsoever. I would do this particular wine trolley and castle tour in a heartbeat. The tour is very thorough and interesting. The tour guide takes you through eight floors and the wine tasting is the best experience I've ever had doing a wine tasting. The ladies really make it fun and last a long time. You get five choices. You can buy a bottle right then and there or have it shipped to your home address. If your in Napa Valley and looking for a unique one of a kind experience this is it!! don't miss it!!
    An excellent tour
    Carissa_S, Sep 2019
    Enjoyed this tour immensely! From start to finish it was a great tour. Out tran guide was very entertaining and enthusiastic. The highlight of the tour was of course Castillo de Amorosa. Gary, our wine tour guide was funny, entertaining and an expert in everything. Would recommend this tour to everyone. Would just suggest a bit of an upgrade with the lunch picnic though. Maybe add some cheese and pasta instead of just sandwiches.
    Bus NOT a trolley
    Catherine_E, Sep 2019
    Castle was awesome. Trolley was a bus because ALL 3 of their trolleys were out of order. HUGE disappointment
    Really Great Excursion!
    Carolyn F, Sep 2019
    Tour guide and trolley driver, Dylan, was very personable and we had a ball on the Napa Wine Trolley. He was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about the area. Our guide at the castle, Kerry, was really terrific. That was our favorite stop. Lunch was delicious at Berringer -our compliments to the catering company. We had a great experience and would recommend to all!!

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