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Central Valley Wine Tours FAQS

FAQs

As one of the leading providers of wine tours in the Central Valley, we understand you may have some questions about our services. That's why we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions below.

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Some frequently asked questions...

When do your tours run?​

The majority of our tours can start on any day, run mid-week and weekends throughout the year, and any closure dates can be found it in the “at a glance” section of the individual tour page. The only exceptions are our Premium tours, which run on specific dates each year.

Can you arrange private tours?

We can indeed arrange private tours! Our Exclusive range always includes private tours, and we are also able to tailor-make private itineraries from scratch.

Can I visit my favourite winery?

Almost certainly! As the largest specialist Central Valley wine tour operator, we have great relationships with many of the regions’ top wineries and we are delighted to arrange visits for our clients. Our Exclusive tours offer you the freedom to let us know your favourite wineries or alternatively, we can tailor-make an itinerary for you. Please note that there are a handful of very exclusive wineries that never receive visitors and we will advise you at the time of enquiry if your favourite winery is one of these.

 

How do I know which tour is for me?

We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of wine tours to suit all tastes and budgets. Our tours are spread across various different ranges and you can browse them on Tours page. Alternatively, just give us a call or send us an e-mail to let us know what you are looking for. We are always delighted to hear from you and help you to find your perfect wine tour!

 

Do you offer discounts?

We do indeed! The prices which you will see on our web site are realistic guide prices based on travel in standard. Low season discounts often apply for travel. We are also often able to offer sizeable discounts for groups of four people and over! Just let us know when you are looking to travel and we can confirm the definitive price for you.

Can you arrange a tour for my group?

We have been arranging group tours, and these are always completely tailored to clients’ requirements. We have organised birthday trips, hen and stag tours and trips for many other groups. From wine clubs to rotary clubs, from sports and social clubs to car clubs and even weddings, we have the contacts to ensure that the whole of your group have an enjoyable break. Feel free to browse some sample itineraries on our Tour pages. Some photos are also available on our Gallery page for your perusal.

Do you organise day tours?

As one of the largest specialist tour operators in each of our featured destinations, we benefit from exceptional prices from our partner wineries, therefore it is always more cost-effective to book your tour as part of a Central Valley Wine Tour package. If you have already booked your accommodation however, it is certainly worth getting in touch with us, as we are sometimes able to arrange day tours, subject to specific availabilities. 

What if what I want isn’t on your web site?

Around half of our trips are totally bespoke, so please get in touch by phone or e-mail and we would be thrilled to provide inspiration and put together a tailor-made trip for your perfect wine tour.

​What type of person books a Central Valley Wine Tour?

In a nutshell, anyone who loves wine! There is no specific age range for Central Valley Wine Tours - our youngest adult customers had just turned 12 years with agreed terms and conditions when they went on their tour and the oldest Central Valley Wine Tour guest was 94! Central Valley Wine Tour customers come from all walks of life and this is what makes our tours so wonderfully friendly and convivial.

 

Can you help if something goes wrong on my trip?

All Central Valley Wine Tour guests have access to our English-speaking Coordinator, who is on hand 24 hours a day to help in the unlikely event that you encounter any issues about your trip.

 

I have found a package cheaper online. Can you help?

We are so confident that not only do we offer high quality tours, but that we offer the best value on all of our packages. We therefore guarantee that you will not find a comparable tour package prices cheaper anywhere on the internet of an equal measure to our fun and satisfaction.

 

Where can I read reviews of your trips?

By typing our name into a Google search, you will be able to find a number of unbiased reviews of Central Valley Wine Tours under our company information on Google reviews. We also have a Testimonials page as a subpage of ‘About Us’ on the main menu.

 

​Do you have a brochure?

We offer such a large number of different packages that featuring them all in one brochure would be like the Yellow Pages. However, we do have a standard brochure which introduces those who are not already familiar with Central Valley Wine Tours to the regions which we feature and the types of tours that we arrange. You can find a PDF version here. If you would like a hard copy of the brochure, please contact us with you name and address.

 

Can I travel last minute?

Particularly during peak season (April to October), we strongly recommend booking as far in advance as possible, as the tours tend to get booked up very quickly. However, we are sometimes able to arrange last minute breaks, and we advise contacting us by e-mail or phone as soon as possible to discuss your requirements so that we can look into the options for you.

Can you cater for my allergies and dietary requirements?

We are very used to arranging meals for guests with specific dietary requirements and allergies, and there will be a space on your booking form to let us know about them.

It’s my partner’s birthday during our Central Valley Wine Tours trip. Can you help to make it special?

Of course, “special” is our middle name! We are always able to arrange special touches, such as a room upgrade or a bottle of wine in your room at the Tour Van, or perhaps tastings of a particular wine which holds sentimental value. Please feel free to liaise with one of our tour coordinator, who will be more than happy to provide inspiration in abundance!

 

How can I keep up to date with new tours and special offers?

To keep in touch with Central Valley Wine Tours and stay in the loop about new tours, destinations and special offers, you may like to follow us on Instagram @Centralvalleywinetours, “like” our Facebook page (Central Valley Wine Tours) or sign up for our newsletter.

 

Can we take our children on the tours?

In general, we are unable to welcome children on our tours; however we regularly arrange family wine tours, which include child-friendly activities, and these are always completely private and tailor-made.

 

Can I bring my dog?

We have welcomed many furry friends on our trips, however please bear in mind that tastings won’t be allowed! Dogs are not permitted on our small group tours, however you will certainly be able to bring your pooch on a private tour. Just contact us and we will advise you of the options accordingly.

 

Do I need a Visa?

USA citizens do not need a Visa to travel within other USA countries. If you are travelling from a Non-USA country, the following website provides detailed Visa advice, searchable by country.

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Whether you're a wine enthusiast or a traveler looking for a unique experience, the team at Central Valley Wine Tours is here to help you plan your perfect adventure. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or special requests. We would be happy to help!

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