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Balloons Above the Valley

603 California Blvd., Napa, CA 94559
800-464-6824
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Ranked #13 of 202 Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Hot-air ballooning, Group tours/air tour
Owner description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley... more » Owner description: Get Carried Away! Balloons Above The Valley has been voted Best Balloon Ride in Napa Valley 17 years in a row. Dance with the wind above Napa Valley in a colorful hot air balloon. Celebrate your celestial adventure with a festive champagne brunch where you can reminisce about your journey in a serene wine country setting. May The Winds Welcome You Softly « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There was fog in Napa so we needed to take a little ride to the next valley. The driver was fun and very informative. Lots of history. The ride was great and the brunch was excellent! My sister and I loved the trip.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was our second balloon experience and we found Balloons Above the Valley to be excellent in all areas... better in fact than the flight that we took in the UK. Everything from the hotel pickup, breakfast nibbles and flight itself to the generous champagne brunch was of a high standard. The staff were incredibly professional, particularly the pilot Russ... More

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Highly recommend this company ~ friendly staff and wonderful brunch. It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary and Barry made sure the mimosa's kept flowing :-)

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New Rockford, North Dakota
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Crossed another entry from our BTDT (Been There Done That) list when we flew on Sunday. Though it was scheduled for Napa, we had been told that could change to Central Valley. It was, but it was still perfect. We paid $10 to be picked up, and it went as planned. Thomas was our driver and told us we'd be... More

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Prospect, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

WOW!! There are few words I could use to describe this trip, current word choices seem to be understated, lol! I'll have to invent a few words! This was a bucket list item for myself and my family so we were thrilled to be able to go! You are picked up from the Marriott in Napa and taken to the... More

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Weston, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

WONDERFUL! The staff was amazing and made this trip so easy, no fear whatsoever and we had 1 in our group afraid of heights and they said it wasn't the least bit scary. Our pilot Barry, was absolutely fabulous. He is very experienced and will answer any questions. He may even sing a song or two. He is an excellent... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Wonderful experience. Unfortunately weather caused us to reschedule the flight but the staff was prepared and quickly helped us do so. The day of the flight was planned like clockwork and we felt well taken care of from start to finish. Russ, the our pilot on the balloon "Spirit" was courteous, professional and fun. Truly the BEST way to see... More

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff at BATV (their acronym) was incredibly kind and helpful and made our experience one to remember from the time I started with reservations through the balloon ride and brunch afterwards. The staff was incredibly professional at all times and we felt very safe. The ride was breathtaking. The basket could hold a maximum of 24 people (all standing)... More

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Evans, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I had the best time during our balloon ride. I was a little nervous going into it but our pilot, though he was young, immediately put me at ease. The views were breathtaking and the ride and landing were smooth! It was such a peaceful way to experience Napa for the first time. After the amazing ride,... More

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was our first experience on a hot air balloon. At dawn we were picked up from our hotel and taken to Yalo County airport. We were afloat for an hour and twenty minutes over Winters area in of sunflower fields in California near Napa Valley. Napa Valley had some low level fog that morning so they diverted balloon launches... More

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