Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa

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An excursion train that transports wine enthusiasts between Napa and St. Helena, Napa Valley Wine Train travels on tracks originally laid in 1864. The line was rejuvenated in 1987 after being abandoned. Diesel engines pull train cars with a wine bar and a gourmet kitchen. After purchasing a ticket for the train, visit the wine bar in the lounge car to sample local varieties. Consider getting off at one of the stops to explore the towns at Yountville, Rutherford, and Oakville. Using our custom trip planner, Napa attractions like Napa Valley Wine Train can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The staff was extremely helpful at all times and the quality of the food exceeded our expectations. We took the lunch train, with tours of both Charles Krug and Raymond Wineries. The facility where yo...  more »
  • You have to do this tour!!! Or at least have a meal on the train. We stopped at a winery which was just ok but the train, the meal and the overall expierence was awesome and absolutely worth the time ...  more »
  • If you have never done the Wine Train or have never been to Napa then this is a must. Great views along the way, dinner events as well. Food is great and staff excellent. A great way to start off the ...  more »
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  • This is a definite, must do. The experience can't be beat. You either start off in the meal car or in the lounge car and switch at the mid way point. The views once out of the city are beautiful. The meals are very nice. Excellent staff wait on you. You have the option of buying a ticket to ride on the train with no stops or paying more and having stops at wineries along the wary. The lunch train with no stops was very enjoyable. Have fun.
  • Loved the train and so glad we got to see this beautiful region before the fire. It was a terrific way to celebrate our 35th anniversary. There are a number of packages to pick from and even a stop that can be made which we did not do but the folks who did it really enjoyed it. The staff was all star service and the food was very good. This was great way to see the area and plan for a longer trip. We will be back after the area recovers. Our best wishes to all those devastated by the tragic fires.
  • I attended the Santa Train and it was really cute. The waiting area was clean, well appointed and comfortable. The train itself was also clean and comfortable. The server on the train was friendly and the prices, while not cheap, were not ridiculous. In addition to the servers, there was a few performers as well. A Conductor, a bear, an elf, and Santa. Everyone was in to their roles and put on a good show. I'd recommend the Santa Train for kids ~8 and younger probably.
  • Great and friendly service. Had lots of fun. Only downfall is, it is a bit high on price, on the other hand I'd pay it again.
  • A bit pricey but worth it. Service was excellent, parking is available. Both in the station and inside the train AC was working and it was a comfortable temperature. The tour was very interesting and fun. It takes 1.5 hours each way, 3hours total ... Different tour packages are available. It's a fun and joyful experience, romantic and lots of scenery ... Don't for get to take your camera with you :)

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Where to stay in Napa

To explore North America's largest wine-growing region and remain close to fine dining and shopping, consider staying at a bed and breakfast located in downtown Napa. Many centrally located inns offer spacious rooms with fireplaces, free Wi-Fi, and on-site swimming pools. If you don't mind splurging, consider staying at one of the wine valley's lavishly furnished villas, many of which feature private lakes and access to a network of scenic hiking trails. You can also go all out at a luxury resort located in a picturesque vineyard setting.
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