Literary Legends Tours


What's a Literary Legend Tour?


We lead you on a literary and historic wine adventure! Follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson in Napa, or Jack London in Sonoma.


Let us guide you to historic and scenic wineries, a museum and other locations visited by the authors. Indulge in exclusive wine tastings and lunch. Hear tales of these adventurous writers, and other fascinating stories from local  Napa | Sonoma history.

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I appreciated the variety of all that we did...

visited two historical sites, had a wonderful wine tasting and tour and delicious lunch. Our guide enthusiastically instructed us on local history and Robert Louis Stevenson...really fun.

-Arlene, California

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Napa Literary Legend Tour

Offered year-round.

On this private tour, we lead you in the Napa Valley footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island. Visit and enjoy seated wine tastings at two historic wineries, including one Stevenson and his wife visited in 1880. Lunch at a local restaurant. Also explore a museum and be transported by tales of this legendary storyteller.


Length of tour: approx. 6.5 hours (including driving time from Napa. We pick you up at your lodging by SUV).

Price: (Group of 2-6): $139/person. Includes Museum admission fee. Lunch & tasting fees extra. Larger groups: Email or call us.

Sonoma Literary Legend Tour

Offered year-round.


On this private tour, we lead you on the Sonoma Valley trail of Jack London, author of Call of the Wild. Visit the ranch where he and his wife lived in the early 1900s. Tour their home and other historic sights as we tell you stories of his real-life adventures. Enjoy a private wine tasting at an historic, family-owned winery and savor a picnic lunch at the winery or a restaurant.


Length of tour: approx. 6.5 hours. Includes easy walk/hike (approx. 2 miles / 1 hr, with a few uphills).

Price: (Group of 2-6): $139/person. Includes Park/Museum admission fee. Lunch & tasting fee extra. Larger groups: Email or call us.

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Jack London

Tour price listed above includes: transportation within Napa Valley or Sonoma; services of tour guide-driver; State Park/museum admission fee; tour planning and reservations at wineries, etc.


Price listed does not include lunch, wine tasting fees, or a gratuity for your tour guide-driver (optional, but always appreciated).

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NOTE: Active Wine Adventures  does not receive referral fees from wineries, or commissions on wine sales. We choose wineries based on the quality of their wine, their hospitality, location and other factors.

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