Hop on this train and experience a first-class meal and fine wines as you tour wine county. The train offers a champagne brunch, casual lunches and fa... More
Napa Valley Wine Train
Hop on this train and experience a first-class meal and fine wines as you tour wine county. The train offers a champagne brunch, casual lunches and fancy dinners. It is ideal for romantic dinners, executive parties and tourist excursions. The train's decor is elegant, though daytime travels are casual. Take in the sights both outdoor and indoor: mahogany, brass and etched glass in the restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car. At the McKinstry Street Station starting point, you will find a handful of charming little shops that specialize in wine (of course), gourmet foods and gifts. Check website for departure times.
The train ride was a fun experience, and the view was nice. Unfortunately on our trip they had more people than available seating for dinner, so they did the meal in two shifts. No one mentioned this at all, and they kept indicating we'd be taken to the dining room soon. 2 hours later we finally were led there with about 4 other couples. Apparently we somehow got put into the surplus group. There we were served a decidely average meal, almost cafeteria fare. I have to say if it wasn't for the long delay, I'd probably have had a much better experience. Overall, if you manage to get served in a normal time, you can expect an intersting and fun time, but don't expect anything special with regard to the food.