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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch provided by Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

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Pair world-class wines with views of Napa Valley’s rolling hills, fruit and olive orchards, and endless horizons of vineyards on this wine train tour. A meticulously restored antique train alleviates the hassle of navigating through California traffic and lets you ride through Wine Country in luxury. This tour includes a gourmet lunch.
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Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USATake advantage of our Station Cafe and Gift Shop and introductory video. Arrive at 10:30am
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    Napa Valley Wine Train
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Travel through the lush Napa Valley countryside and be transported back in time. Back to the romance and luxury of the golden age of train travel of the early 1900s, when guests explored the trains beyond their private quarters. Back to a time when a journey was meant to be savored from start to finish. Guests aboard the Gourmet Express experience both dining and lounge service, with some courses of your gourmet meal served in each car. Heading North, first seating guests begin their journey in the dining car, enjoying their fresh Sonoma greens or soup du jour and choice of entrée—roasted tenderloin of beef, lemon thyme roasted chicken, or gemelli pasta among them—followed by dessert with complimentary coffee or tea in one of the lounge cars on the return trip. Second seating guests sample appetizers and beverages in one of our lounge cars en route to St. Helena, and choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert on the way back to the station. Fresh California gourmet meals are crafted by Executive Chef Donald Young and his passionate culinary team in one of three onboard kitchens. Located immediately next to each dining area, guests are encouraged to explore the Train and visit the kitchen cars and see our chefs in action. Choose the Gourmet Express for lunch, when the sun is bright and high in the sky. Or for something even more romantic, join us onboard for evening dinner. In the spring and summer, the long, warm California twilight means that when you take your Wine Train journey, Napa Valley’s vineyards are bathed in beautiful, golden hour sunlight for most of the way, with the opportunity to see some spectacular Napa sunsets. In the Fall and the Winter, when the train departs after sunset, you will experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the dark, starlit Napa Valley night. In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share the experience—and a table—with another party. Need a bit of privacy? Private seating is available in the Champagne Vista Dome on dinner trains and some private tables (for two) are available on lunch trains.
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You'll end at
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USATake advantage of our Station Cafe and Gift Shop and introductory video. Arrive at 10:30am
See address & details
  • See Napa Valley Wine Country without dealing with the California traffic
  • 3-course lunch freshly prepared on board using seasonal ingredients
  • Waitstaff ensures you're comfortable throughout the ride
  • Enjoy views of rolling vineyards on your round-trip ride in an antique train
What to Expect
Make your way to downtown Napa, and hop aboard the antique Napa Valley Wine Train. Plush seats and large viewing windows ensure a scenic and comfortable ride through Wine Country. Travel north to the town of St. Helena, passing through the small towns and vineyards of Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford along the way—places at the heart of Napa Wine Country. Take your pick of items from a seasonal menu sourced from local ingredients and humanely raised meats. All food is freshly prepared in an onboard kitchen. When your tour is over the wine train returns you to the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Multi-course lunch
  • 3 Hour Train journey
  • Coffee and tea
  • Entry/Admission - Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Server gratuities (recommended)
  • Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Dress code is smart casual; cocktail attire encouraged for dinner
  • Please note: you will be placed in traditional railroad seating, multiple parties will be seated together, sharing a table. This experience is more authentic!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mini wrote a review May 2020
Fremont, California83,184 contributions3,604 helpful votes
We enjoyed sitting back and just relaxing on the Napa Valley Gourmet Lunch. We enjoyed wine during our train trip. The lunch was salad, main course, and dessert. We enjoyed the views. It was fun being on the train.
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Date of experience: February 2020
EagleEngineer wrote a review Mar 2020
Nicholasville, Kentucky54 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked an 11:30 departure with our meal being the late seating. The station is large with a nice gift shop, although somewhat limited in non-wine offerings. There were several predeparture videos presented in the waithing area that were ineresting. We boarded the train and
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from NVWTRG, Guest Relations Manager at Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you for joing us. We are so happy you had a fun trip with us and enjoyed your ride on our historic train. Please join us again the next time your travels bring you to the Napa Valley.
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John R wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
First the positives - the train carriages are beautiful, the catering and service was excellent, and everything seemed to run to time. However, the commentary was very hit and miss (more miss), and when we asked a question in relation to what was said we were put down with a
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from NVWTRG, Guest Relations Manager at Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your food and our beautiful historic rail cars. We are very disapointed to see that comments made spoiled your trip for you. We would like to discuss this further. It is our hope that all of our guests leave us with a special memory we do apologize that yours was was not as good as we would have hoped. Allow us to make this right for you. Respectfully, Ragina Garcia Director of Customer Service Napa Valley Wine Train 7072515212
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Mario R wrote a review Feb 2020
Pinole, California2 contributions
Man, I cant sat enough about the service and the professionalism of the entire crew, what class! Worth every Penny! And Speaking of the food, Wow just awesome!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from NVWTRG, General Manager at Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you so much! We are delighted you had such a wonderful time in our care. We will be sure to share your kind words with our Team, and hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you back to the Napa Valley.
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Trip729080 wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lunch train so we could see the local scenery. I don’t see how evening or night train ride gives the valley views. But we opted for daylight trip. Fun afternoon. Meet some cool other visitors. Mostly older crowd. Food was very good. Service was excellent. Just a relaxing
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Date of experience: February 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from NVWTRG, General Manager at Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
Responded Jan 27, 2020
We are thrilled you enjoyed your time in our care. On your next visit try our Gourmet Express Dinner it is a two-hour single seating experience that will give you that additional time you are looking for. We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to Napa Valley.
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About the operator

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Worth going once with people you love
The trip itself was pretty exciting for the first half and then it got boring. The scenery isn't really great eithe
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Exceeded my expectations
This tour exceeded my expectations. I hesitated due to the price, but am so glad I decided to make the splurge. It
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Stunning Elegance!
This was worth every penny! Highly recommend this trip that has delicious food, fantastic service, gorgeous views a
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Truly Classic Fun with everyone dressed to the hilt and super into enjoying evening
Murder Mystery Dinner was an absolutely fabulous way to spend a special occasion. We attended the Billionaire’s Mas
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Highly recommend this nostalgic tour through Napa
My husband and I absolutely loved the wine train! It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The train i
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Jaci W
High dollar mediocre train ride with NO narrative
We paid a premium price for an average at best experience! The train ride had no narrative or music. The food was
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Jacob was outstanding!!!! Very knowledgeable and he made the trip! He made it fun!!! We will come back for sure!!!
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50th Birthday Girls Trip
We were a little hesitant to book the full day Legacy Tour (we weren't sure we wanted to be so scheduled and it isn
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Fun tour
The winery tour at Raymond was fantastic. Food on the train was great, but the train ride itself was just ok. Same
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Eduardo C
Napa Valley Wine Train Dinner
It's like 2 or 3 hours of travel and we enjoy every minute of it they let us bring our own bottle of wine that we b
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Peter L
"Gourmet Wine Train"
While this particular trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train brought us to Castello di Amorosa winery for a tour and ta
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More train please!
Fun and glad we did it but you are a bit crammed in and seated at the lunch table (where you stay the majority of t
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All awesome...until the end
Our pickup was at Pier 39 by Abe...he was funny, great driver, great tour guide, and a great chef as we had lunch a
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Romantic, Expensive...Better Values Elsewhere
We thought this was a “Must Do” when visiting Napa for the first time, and while the Wine Train was really cool, ro
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Wine train
I took my friend there for his 70th birthday we visited the raymond vineyard and it was lovely staff very helpful a
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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