The Napa Valley Wine Train offers different tours and experiences with varying journey times. The lunch and dinner trains typically take 3-4 hours, although some day trips are six hours. The Valley First Winery Tour and the Grgich Hills Winery Tour return with the Lunch Train at 2:30 p.m. The Ambassador Winery Tour and the Castle Winery Tour generally return to the station around 4 pm. Dinner tours are four hours long.
All journeys begin and end at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station in Downtown Napa. Before boarding the train, guests are encouraged to explore the station's Wine Shop or relax with a glass of wine until you are ready to board. It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to hear the introductory lecture on Napa Valley and the Wine Train.