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 Napa wine train is the real deal. Fabulous food and service on the train. Interesting variety of wineries on the Collective Tour, with excellent guides at the remarkably different , but all excell...  more »
  • My husband and I had a fabulous time, we took the Legacy tour of 3 wineries and 4 course meal. Food was wonderful, they even had great gluten free options for me. The staff on the train were all frien...  more »
  • We were in Napa for a special anniversary, the moon was full, and Romance on the Rails seemed the place to be. We weren't disappointed. We dressed up in the spirit of the occasion, and enjoyed the max...  more »
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  • Most of the food was good, but not great. Biggest disappointment was the tomato and goat cheese salad. Tomatoes looked sick, gray color, with no cheese of any kind. For the money paid, the food should have been better. The service was great! Enjoyed Napa valley scenery from our table in the dome.
  • Great views and fantastic service. The food was nicely presented and tasted great. The views are awesome, especially the dinner which we took. The views from the back of the train while the sun was sending more amazing. Although pricey, I would recommend anybody who's looking for a unique experience.
  • As a train buff who enjoys wine, this took the cake! Did the 'Gourmet Lunch' excursion which meant we didn't get off at a winery stop. This went to Napa, St Helena and back. Didn't get off as we were touring wineries on our own later in the day. For the lunch, I Had the Pacific salmon which was extremely fresh and cooked to perfection. Mil discount was $25 which beat out a local $20 wine pass coupon.. Wine was a bit pricey, but then again it's Napa!
  • You definitely get what you pay for on this one-of-a-kind dining experience. Treated for a Mother's Day/Birthday celebration, this was the absolutely best adventure for me and my family, which includes a 19 month old. It's definitely on the pricy side, but the wine, cheese and entrees are all top notch, and you certainly can't beat the scenery that rolls by. Would also recommend requesting a spot in the caboose at it has little ones loving the trip and waving to the vines nearby.
  • The ambiance and gentle sway of the antique rail cars takes you back in time. The tour director informed us of the details on wine making as well as Napa Valley history. The four-course meal and service was excellent!

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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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