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Napa Valley Wine Train

Address: 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA
Phone Number: 800-427-4124, 707-253-2111
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Ranked #32 of 219 Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Wine tastings & tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting, Group tours/train
Owner description: The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Wine tastings & tours, Food & Drink, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting, Group tours/train
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Owner description: The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our fifth time on the train, but the first time not during the summer. There was only service in the Vista Dome so there was a total of 27 people on the train. Our waiter only had 3 tables so we got personalized service and heard much more description of what we were seeing than on previous trips.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Eleven members(all adults) of our family had an excellent afternoon on the Napa Wine Train. We decided to splurge and made reservations in the Dome Car. It was really worth it!!! The food was sensational, and the service was as good or better than any upscale restaurant. Tami made us feel very welcome and shared information about what we were... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a WONDERFUL experience! Treated like first class royalty from the first reservation phone call all the way to disembarking our fantastic wine train experience. I am mobility challenged and you would have thought I was Queen Elizabeth herself, the way I was treated. FANTASTIC customer service from our personal server/concierge/tour guide Mark accompanied by an absolutely delicious lunch prepared... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our lunch on the Wine Train on December 28, 2014 was fun and elegant all at the same time. The staff are knowledgable and extremely efficient all served up with a sense of humour! The food was excellent with a varied menu. Fine dining at it's best. This was our second trip and it won't be our last. A delightful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We rode the wine train for our 35th and thought it would be great to do it again on our 45th. We once again, did the vista car lunch and we had a great time, great food, super service. We loved it The staff was great we hope we can make it for our 55th!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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46 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

While taking a family Christmas trip to Napa Valley, my mother in law stated that riding the wine train was on her bucket list, so we purchased tickets for Christmas Eve. Full disclosure: I actually dreaded doing this activity and I expected to absolutely hate it. But guess what? I had a good time! The train ride is fun. Yes,... More 

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Kira D, Manager at Napa Valley Wine Train, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reaching out to us and letting us know about your experience on Christmas Eve. Reading your review made me very sad. We pride ourselves in having excellent customer service, and it was very disappointing to read your review. I am so sorry for the way that our team handled the miscommunication. Other the past couple... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We did the lunch train so that we could enjoy the views during the entire journey. They seat you so that you are on one side of the train going North and then facing the opposite side going back South. Be sure to make your reservation for the early or late meal seating depending on which you would prefer. Late... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

wine tasting with a good food on a train thru vineyards in California - what could be nicer? fun train good wine great scenery tasty food did I say fun train? got to check off almost all of bucket list if in the area it's a got to do thing

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I had lunch on the train and stopped for a tour at the Grgich Estate Vineyard. The meal was very good. We both had the beef tenderloin it was cooked to perfection at med rare. The potatoes and green beans paired perfectly. We took our own wine bottle that they charged a very reasonable corkage fee of... More 

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Brisbane, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Vista Dome Moonlight Escape Dinner package was a wonderful night of great food and libations, and excellent service! From the welcome champagne to the two glasses of complimentary wine to the multi-course dinner, every single detail was well thought out and perfectly presented! The availability of a tasting car made the experience even more enjoyable! We have been loyal... More 

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