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Platypus Wine Tours

101 S Coombs St, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707-253-2723
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Ranked #3 of 198 activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: $110 Per person: Join other fun-loving wine tasters aboard our small-group shuttle for a guided tour of smaller, historic & backroads wineries. Picnic... more » Owner description: $110 Per person: Join other fun-loving wine tasters aboard our small-group shuttle for a guided tour of smaller, historic & backroads wineries. Picnic lunch, served at a winery is included. We feature some of the most beautiful wineries and some of the tastiest wines in the area. We'll discuss local history and culture, as well as wine making info. Choose Napa Valley or Sonoma. Make the most of your short time in the wine country! This is a social, light-hearted activity. Did we mention, fun? « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We booked a tour for 10 people, last minute, and Platypus was nice enough to add another bus to that date for us. There didn't end up being any other passengers outside our party on the bus which was lucky! Our tour guide, Mike, was really fun and took us to some very neat, niche wineries that we probably wouldn't... More

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We started out at 10:15 am which I thought was too early but worked out great because we arrived at our first winery at 11:00. Steve was right on time, he was so informative on the history of Napa and the wine making process. He selected small, family owned wineries that were a little off the beaten path, it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Marlene was super nice and picked a good variety for the four wineries so we could see the difference. We had an incredible time. She was knowledgeable, pleasant, and went out of her way to make sure we got the most out of the experience. We were lucky and had a nice group of 8 where nobody got belligerent or... More

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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Thank you so much for such a wonderful wine tour. Andy Hyman was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable and fun. We had a fabulous time and everyone should take this tour. You will learn so much about wine and will have be treated so well by the wineries. Thank you Platypus!!

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was our 2nd time visiting the Napa Valley. The first time we ventured out on our own and explored numerous wineries. We had fun but couldn't really relax and enjoy ourselves as much because we were driving. So . . . this time we went online and looked for a wine tour so we could just relax and have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Platypus operator that booked our trip was courteous and informative. We arrived at the Vallejo Ferry port and the van that was waiting for us which was nice. The van was clean and well stocked with water and cheese. The guide named Marlene checked us in and it was already obvious that she was manic and a little out... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Platypus is awesome, plain and simple. Their drivers are the best, they provide a yummy lunch, and they have great connections with the wineries. We went on our second Platypus tour this past week and I didn't think it was possible that it would be better than the first, but it was. Army was amazing, he took us to Calistoga... More

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Forest Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Laura was our trip guide she was lovely! The trip she planned for us had four wineries and they were all private. Not a single other person was at any of the wineries but our group of eight people. It was great! We went up to the mountains to eat lunch and tour a winery, then we were in the... More

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed the Napa tour we took, and think that Platypus has a winning approach. While anyone can hop into big wineries and get an impersonal tasting experience, Platypus' style of choosing smaller wineries and providing more intimate gatherings means having more fun talking to the people who actually make the wines and getting to know... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We picked Platypus solely from reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed, we were thrilled. Deciding to avoid the headaches of individual wine tastings/bookings/driving yourself around, we elected to do the Platypus tour as our only experience of the Napa Valley. I would recommend this simple approach to anyone. In brief we were picked up at our hotel in... More

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