NorCal Destinations Frequently Asked Questions
In what type of vehicle do we travel? With 6 or fewer people, we travel in full size SUV or a comfortable minivan, great way to see the sights as their windows are designed so that you see more completely than in a limo. With 7 or more passengers we usually travel in a minibus or bus that better fits your needs.
What if we are a large group? If you happen to be traveling in a group of more than 6 persons we work with our charter bus partner to achieve optimal results.
Do you pick guests up at their hotel and desired locations? Yes. We offer complimentary pick ups at any location or hotel located in San Francisco. If you are coming from a different city or location other than San Francisco, please contact us to arrange a pick up location.
Do you pick up at hotels near the airport? Yes, but depending on the destination there may be an additional charge. Please contact us to arrange a pick up.
Do you pick up in Oakland or San Jose? Yes, Yes, but depending on the destination there may be an additional charge. Please contact us to arrange a pick up.
Is lunch included in your tours? Lunch, beverages, wine tasting, and entrance fees to sights and events are not included, unless noted otherwise.
Once I make reservations, will I receive tickets for my tour? You will receive an e-mail with a voucher for confirmation and travel. Just print it out and present it the day we pick you up.
What should I wear on my tour? Are there special items I should bring? Due to the particular climate that San Francisco experiences, layered clothing is your best bet. For the Yosemite tours, dress in layers, bring sun protection, wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walks and hikes. Do not forget your camera !!!
How soon should we reserve our tours? We recommend booking your tour well in advance. However, we do our best to accommodate last minute reservations.
Is smoking or drinking allowed aboard your vehicles? No, smoking is not allowed on any of our vehicles. Guests may transport unopened alcoholic beverage containers in the luggage bays for use at the guest’s destination.
Why are tours with smaller vehicles better? Because there is the advantage of driving almost anywhere in the city. SUV and Minivans can access those area off-limits to bus and “hop on/hop off” tours , are not restricted to a single itinerary all the time, and can do more frequent stops.
How many wineries are included in the wine tours? Depending on the type of tour and area visited, you can expect to visit from 2 to 5 wineries.
Is wine tasting included? No, wine tasting fees are not included.
May we bring our children on wine tours? Yes, but no one under 21 is allowed by law to drink wine.
Can you accommodate guests who would prefer a tour in their own language? Yes for Italian and Spanish. For other international languages, with adequate notice and for an additional fee, we can hire a translator.
Do you have any other questions?
Contact us to learn more.