Plan a Limo Trip to Napa Valley

Summer is here and there is no better time to organize a wine tasting trip with family and friends.  Start by gauging interest and finding out who would be interested in committing to the trip.  If there are less than 10 people, I would recommend renting a stretch limo or SUV.  If greater than 10, I would consider the SUV stretch limos or party buses.

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Once you have a general idea of the number of people going, call a few limo companies to inquire prices and be sure to write everything down– from the name of the company, their phone number, quotes and what is included in the quote (for example, does it include driver’s tip, taxes and fuel or is there additional cost?).  Find out about their reservation and cancellation policy.  If the appearance of the vehicle is important to you, you may want to ask for a picture.

As you are deciding on which company to book with, start planning your itinerary for your trip. Napa has over 400 wineries so you may want to figure out whether you want to pick wineries by popularity or by interest.  For example, certain wineries specialize in certain blends and varieties or may be known for their red or whites.  Not everyone has the same taste in wines and many who come to Napa for wine tasting are novice wine tasters.

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Most wine tours are booked for about 6-8 hours due to travel time.  This gives you enough time to try out at least 3 wineries and enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Napa’s famous restaurants.  I would take the time to Yelp or research several places and decide on one you would like to try out.  So many great eateries to pick from!  V. Sattui has an excellent shaded picnic areas surrounded by lush trees and beautiful landscape.  They also have a market where you can purchase picnic foods– such as sandwiches, cheese and crackers, spreads, and of course, wine to enjoy outdoors.

One of the advantages of renting a limo or party bus is having a designated driver to safely get you around Napa and back home.  Most will be tired by the end of the day so sit back and relax during the long ride home.  Enjoy the complementary beverages and turn on the TV and music for entertainment.  Most limos and party buses have smartphone and auxillary hook ups for music so you can play from your own devices.

With proper planning, you and your friends and family can have a fun and relaxing trip to Napa Valley.