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Spend 48 Hours in Napa Valley with the Wine Train

June 15, 2023 / Tasting & Learning

Are you looking to create the perfect to-do list for your wine-country getaway? We’re here to help! Napa Valley is a dream destination for wine enthusiasts and travelers alike. Nestled just shy of an hour from San Francisco, Sacramento, and Sonoma, Napa Valley offers a plethora of experiences to indulge in. While there are countless activities to enjoy, and the memories to be made here are a lot like our vineyards — endless! Join us as we delve into a collection of suggestions on how to spend your 48 hours in Napa Valley that showcases the unique offerings of the Wine Train and unveils the hidden gems of this picturesque region.

The Legacy Experience: A Full-Day Journey through Napa Valley

Embark on a wine-filled escapade with our signature full-day journey, The Legacy Experience. This six-hour adventure takes you through the heart of Napa Valley, where you’ll revel in the culinary magic crafted by our onboard chefs. As you savor delectable dishes, we’ll make two stops for tastings at renowned wineries Charles Krug and V. Sattui. Picture-perfect moments await you at the iconic Napa Valley Welcome Sign, where you will have the opportunity to take some snapshots And make memories that last a lifetime.


Vista Dome Lunch: An Enchanting Culinary Voyage

For those seeking a shorter yet delightful experience, our Vista Dome Lunch is the perfect choice. Indulge in lavish cuisine prepared by our expert chefs while marveling at the panoramic views of Napa Valley’s endless vineyards. Enhance your journey by adding the Sommelier Flight tasting, an opportunity to explore the diverse flavors and textures of Napa’s finest wines.


Afternoon Tea: A Refined and Elegant Affair

If you’re a tea enthusiast, our Afternoon Tea service aboard our vintage train is an experience just for you. Enjoy a wide selection of fine steeped teas, accompanied by a sumptuous soup, petite salad, finger sandwiches, desserts, and more. Visit us during the summer and savor the collaborative creation of Wine Train and Chandon, featuring their refreshing Garden Spritz cocktail.


Tasting On The Rails: A Feast for Your Senses

If you’re looking to feed all your Napa cravings at once, Tasting On The Rails is a must-try adventure. As you traverse the stunning AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), our onboard dining tastings, accompanied by perfectly paired wines sourced from the vineyards we pass in real-time, will tantalize your taste buds. Immerse yourself in the flavors and essence of Napa Valley on this unforgettable gastronomic excursion.


Where to Stay: Exclusive Wine Train Packages

At Wine Train, we believe that a few hours in Napa Valley are simply not enough to fully immerse oneself in its splendor. So we’ve partnered with local hotels to offer exclusive hotel and train packages, to help you stay and see everything we have to offer! Experience the riverfront charm of Napa at the River Terrace Inn, conveniently located just steps away from Downtown Napa. As an added bonus, guests also receive 15% off small plates and sips at ALBA Restaurant when visiting within 72 hours of their Wine Train experience. We also offer packages with Candlelight Inn and Hilton Garden Inn, both of which include Gourmet Express tickets for two, providing an enchanting combination of luxury accommodations and an unforgettable Wine Train adventure.


Must-Do’s in Napa Valley: Beyond the Wine Train

While the Wine Train undoubtedly takes center stage, there are countless other activities to indulge in during your Napa Valley sojourn. Make lasting memories by attaching a lock to our Love Lock Bridge, symbolizing an eternal connection to your Napa experience. Golf enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise as Napa Valley boasts some of the most breathtaking golf courses you’ll ever encounter. Start your day with a picturesque sunrise hot air balloon ride, offering an unparalleled view of the vineyards as they awaken. For a truly magical experience, consider embarking on a full moon hike, where the enchanting glow illuminates the beauty of the valley.

Napa Valley is also known for its vibrant cultural events and activities. Immerse yourself in the melodious tunes of jazz festivals or explore the region’s scenic landscapes with a leisurely bike tour. Or, indulge in a day of relaxation and pampering at one of the luxurious spas, allowing your worries to melt away amidst the serene surroundings. And, of course, no visit to Napa Valley would be complete without savoring the culinary delights of its Michelin-starred restaurants, where culinary masters create gastronomic wonders using the freshest local ingredients.


48 Unforgettable Hours

48 hours in Napa Valley offers an opportunity to create lasting memories and immerse yourself in the region’s captivating charm. The Wine Train is the perfect gateway to the valley’s treasures, offering an array of experiences to suit every palate. Whether you choose the Legacy Experience, Vista Dome Lunch, Afternoon Tea, or Tasting On The Rails, the Wine Train ensures a remarkable journey through Napa Valley’s picturesque landscapes and delectable flavors.


Whether you’re toasting to new beginnings, celebrating special moments, or simply seeking a serene escape, Napa Valley and the Wine Train await, ready to make your journey truly unforgettable. So, plan your wine country getaway, hop aboard the Wine Train, and let the magic of Napa Valley unfold before you. Cheers to a memorable experience filled with wine, gastronomy, and the breathtaking allure of this remarkable region.