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Terrific Tours

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The most fun and knowledgeable wine tours guides in wine country! Join us for an informative, casual, and unforgettable day of tasting wine and learning about Sonoma, Napa, or Mendocino wine country. Whether you are a first timer or a wine...more
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
+1 707-658-2748
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Terrific Tours when visiting Sonoma to do some wine tasting. The experience was first class from the customer service when we booked through the actual tour. Our tour guide Paul picked us up at our hotel in Santa Rosa on time and then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PATraveler6
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We took a Northern Sonoma tour about 2 weeks ago with Augie as our guide. Augie took us to smaller wineries where we were treated to VIP service. As Augie stated he only takes tours to wineries that he wouild frequent and all 4 were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brian25676
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We booked Terrific Tours for a company event, and the entire process was smooth and worry-free. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable about both the history of the area and wine-making, and our team enjoyed peppering him with questions just as much as the wine tasting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Josh F
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The Inn we stayed in recommended this tour company prior to our visit. After speaking with them (very friendly and super helpful!), we booked right away. This was a full day in N Sonoma visiting 4 very different wineries. It was also a smaller fun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Augie. He adjusted the tour on the fly based on our likes and dislikes. He was attentive and kind. I would consider him the BEST tour guide I've ever had including trips to Tuscany and Nice. He made our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kristine164
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Terrific tours, the organization was flexible when I presented a logistics challenge - much appreciated. The trip through Napa was a lot of fun, and comfortable. Our guide, Trevor, was very knowledgeable with every aspect of Napa and viticulture we asked him about. The winery...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank janetary
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We booked our tour using Chase Sapphire points, so we were a little concerned about which tour company we would be with. We couldn’t have been more pleased with Auggie and Terrific Tours! We went on a Russian River and Dry Creek tour on a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KittyChick
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I chose Terrific Tours because when I called multiple tour companies to get quotes, Michelle was just the easiest to work with. She gave me so much info and was so understanding and accommodating regarding what we were looking for. We were a group of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank CarrieClark730
Reviewed June 5, 2018

I was lucky enough to check off (and definitely repeat) on my bucket list by visiting Sonoma wine country recently. A few friends and I were lucky enough to have Travis as our private driver/tour consultant. He was a wonderful guide, very informative of your...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank harwichkg
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Trip on 3 June was excellent. There were 5 of us on the tour. From Canada,USA,Australia, Scotland & England. Arranged pick up at hotel. Guide was knowledgeable and gave great information. Had enough time at each winery to find out about the wine and pay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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August 27, 2017|
Response from PatsyCanuck | Reviewed this property |
Some of the wine tastings cost unless you purchase wine from that winery. Lunch is extra at a restaurant. The ferry back to San Francisco is at your cost. And then there is the tip for the guide. A little spendy but we felt... More
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Dallas, TX
Wine Country First Timers (7 Replies)
Hi, my wife and I have been trying to plan a trip out to the wine country in CA (Napa, Sonoma, etc) for my 30th birthday. All of the winery, lodging, tours, etc options are so overwhelming. We would like to fly out in August for about 4 days (leaving from Dallas). So here are my questions: Is it best to fly into SanFran? Does it matter whether we are there during weekdays vs. weekend? I've looked into some weekend options in August and most places do not have Sat night...More
April 20, 2008|
Response fromForestvillian|
You can fly into either San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) as they are approx. the same distance from Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, so best airfare and schedule will probably be the decisive factors. All things being equal I do prefer Oakland since it tends to be less congested and usually allows smoother access in and out. You will definitely need to rent a car to get around. If you have a total of 4 nites to spend, you could stay the whole time in Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley and then...More
Lisa I
Wine country tour with "Terrific Tours" (1 Replies)
We will be visiting SF and wanted to do a wine tour. I've stumbled across "Terrific Tours" and wondered if anyone had any experiences they could share regarding this company. I was also looking at Platypus and Extranomical. Thanks!
July 12, 2011|
Bradbury K
Driving from San Fran to Guerneville (6 Replies)
Wife and I spending a long wk/end on the river. We land 11:30 Thursday and need to be at the house in Guerneville by 5:30. Should we just blast up 101 and get there or is it worth taking a detour to the coast? If a detour is good, where and how? Also, the plan is to do a private tour on Friday and canoe the river on Saturday. We'll use Platypus or Terrific Tours on Friday. Anybody better? Places to go (winery or otherwise) (we like out of the way places and niche wineries)? We're using...More
November 01, 2010|
Response fromSonapaoma|
"We're just trying to make sure we don't pay any "stupid tax" on our first trip not to Napa." Are you going to Napa? It sounds like you are headed to Guerneville and Jenner which are in Sonoma County. For kayak clothing suggestions, it's best to ask you outfitter since it could depend on what type of craft you will be in. For whether you should drive up Hwy 1 or not, it probably depends on the weather, If it's sunny and clear, go for it. Otherwise, just head up 101 and find a winery...More