How to Explore Napa by Train or Air

December 22, 2018

Check out these exciting and luxurious ways to explore Napa by train or air.

Whether you’re a Napa local or just visiting, it’s always exciting to get to know the area from a different perspective. Here are some of my favorite ways to experience Napa by land or sky.

1. The Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train combines beautiful scenery, local history, bold wines, and savory meals to create an experience you won’t want to miss. Depending on what adventure you’d like to take, you can choose between these wine train packages:
  • Lunch train
  • Dinner train
  • Half day winery tour
  • Full day winery tour
  • Special events (like the Valentine’s Day train)
This train is composed of a variety of different cars, including a kitchen car, dining cars, and lounge cars dedicated to different wines. There’s a spot for everyone on the Napa Valley Wine Train; everyone from children to adults are welcome, so your family can enjoy a meal together while taking in the stunning Napa landscape.

For more information on wine train hours and pricing please visit the official Napa Valley Wine Train website.

2. Balloons Above the Valley

Experience an unforgettable view of Napa during a hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above the Valley. These hot air balloon enthusiasts were the first to offer rides above the valley, and they continue to deliver high-quality flights to excitement, adventure, and romance seekers in Napa.

An assortment of hot air balloon rides are available to deliver a premier experience that suits your taste. The ride options include:
  • Balloon flight
  • Balloon flight and brunch
  • Balloon flight, brunch, and wine tour
  • Balloon flight from San Francisco to Wine Country
Every flight includes pre-flight coffee and pastries along with a one-hour hot air balloon ride. And, depending on the option you choose, you can enjoy extra amenities like champagne, Napa wine, Michelin-awarded cuisine, and more.
If you’re interested in receiving more information on hot air balloon rides above the vineyards or you’re ready to book your trip now, click here.

3. Napa Valley Aloft

Another amazing hot air balloon ride option is available through Napa Valley Aloft. Passengers enjoy an intimate ride with gorgeous vantage points in Napa Valley Aloft’s hot air balloon flights. A variety of flight options can be booked through this service, including:
  • Adventure aloft
  • Exclusive flight
  • Large group adventure
These three flight styles were designed to fit the needs of any rider, whether you’re planning a romantic ride for two or you’d like to share the space for a larger gettogether. Plus, after each flight, riders have the option to enjoy a full-service breakfast with champagne.

Ready to book your flight? Here you can find more details on how to plan your trip and what your adventure will include.

4. Helicopter Tour

Millionaire's Concierge offers exclusive tours of Napa wineries from the sky. Enjoy the luxury of a private Napa tour via helicopter and see San Francisco, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge from above.
There are two flight options for adventurers craving a sight of the valley from above:
  • City-coast-valley tour
  • An incredible day in Napa Valley
Each flight encompasses a limousine pickup, helicopter tour, winery tour and tasting, and limousine drop off. In addition, each tour option has unique attributes that riders are bound to love.
To reserve a helicopter trip around Napa, click here.
After viewing Napa from land and sky, you may just want to stay. If Napa Valley feels like home to you, give me a ring. We will work together to find the perfect home for you in the valley.


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