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Napa Valley Wine Train

1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA
800-427-4124, 707-253-2111
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Ranked #24 of 198 activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Dining, Wine tasting, Group tours/train
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... more » 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. « less
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Crystal Lake IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Heard the whistle of the train while on the River Walk in Napa. Booked the tour an hour later on the Kindle. Great little train ride from Napa to St. Helena and back. We had a late breakfast when we woke up that morning so we did the wine tasting and food pairing on the way up and had our... More

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Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was an incredible experience for us as we only had one day to spend in Napa and wanted to make the most of it. The Wine Train operation is very well run, organized and professionally orchestrated! Everything was classy! The dinner was what you'd expect to find in an upscale restaurant. It was served promptly by an efficient staff.... More

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Medina, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took the dinner wine train in the dome car. Great views from this car and it is private as no walk thru traffic is allowed. The trip up you could see all perfectly. The trip back it was dark so you couldn't see anything. The meal was a five course deluxe meal. For appetizers had a choice of smoked... More

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Crestline, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The service was good, the food was very good (not great) and the experience of riding the train was novel and fun. This is really not for kids although we saw some on it. We took the dinner train and it was lovely at sunset but after the sun sets all you can see is your own reflection in the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I chose the Napa Valley Wine Train for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner, based on the great reviews. We had an unforgettable time! I can't stress enough to pay the extra (if possible) and buy the Vista Dome Dinner Package. If you don't, you may be seated at a table with strangers, which we definitely didn't want... More

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DAYTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took our first vacation in years and had the opportunity to ride the Wine Train. It was the best experience of our entire trip!!! the food was great, the service was second to none and the view was beautiful. Loved seeing the train pull into the station AND when the engine was moved to the other... More

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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There are not enough superlatives for this tour. As a visitor from Australia on a tour this has been without doubt one of the real highlights for us. Loved it all....wine tasting, good, service, atmosphere. It just doesn't get any better than this !

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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Several friends and I celebrate our July birthdays by doing wine-tasting each year. We all agree that our experience on the Wine Train this year is the best celebration so far! The train is elegant, the waitstaff is superb and knowledgeable about the lovely wineries we enjoy viewing as we slowly journey through wine country, the food...'c'est magnifique!'. It is... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

While in Napa a great attraction is the wine train. Great food, best we had in the whole trip. Overall a grand experience! Don't miss the vista dome, everybody is kind and ready to introduce you to new wines.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I'm actually still sitting on the train. I wanted to love it but the assigned seating makes it impossible to hear the actors or meet any fellow dinners. We dressed up & were ready to go... Enjoye the characters but logistics make it not worth go on regular train.

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