For people who want to have an overview of what they will see and do in a certain location, Napa Valley Balloons offers the ultimate overview of your Napa vacation! What a wonderful way to see what this beautiful location has to offer.
Leave your luxury accommodations at Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast in Napa, California, early in the morning to arrive at your Napa Valley Balloons flight area just as the sun is sliding into view. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your hat, sunglasses, sweater, and camera. When you arrive at your flight area, you may choose to help with preparing for the flight, or you may opt to just take in the scenery and preparations before boarding your gondola. Some flights offer pre-flight champagne, coffee, and pastries. You will be welcomed by Napa Valley Balloons pilots who have 20 to 30 years of flight experience. Your pilot will be an expert at flying your balloon and will be well versed in the history and geography of the Napa area. Additionally, your comfort and safety on this flight are of paramount importance.
For three to four hours, you will soar over some of the magnificent Napa vineyards: lush and green in the summer, golden russet in the fall. You will also see some of the world famous Napa wineries. This smooth flight allows all passengers a 360-degree panorama of the area, a photographer’s dream. The baskets are comfortable and spacious. While aloft, you may also have a chance to see the Old Faithful Geyser of California and Mount St. Helena. After floating through the morning sunshine in one of the Napa Valley Balloons, you will be ready to enjoy the elegant champagne brunch, which is included in the price of your flight. Start your morning with a gorgeous sunrise and multi-colored balloon, and end it enjoying Napa champagne. What a glorious introduction to Napa! Visit their website for more information about dates and times, and to book your adventure.
After your Napa Valley Balloons experience, return to your sumptuous accommodations of the Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast, a 3-story white-columned mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to plan the rest of your day. This charming B&B holds 5-star ratings from TripAdvisor and guests who have raved about the flawless service, delicious food, luxury linens and beautiful antiques. There are fireplaces in each bedroom for chasing away the chill of an early morning or providing the centerpiece for a relaxing evening.
Regardless what you plan for the rest of your day, don’t miss the 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese tasting. Options for your afternoon may include a 1 ½ hour tour of a small winery or a 3-hour gourmet food tour. However, if you are ready for a relaxing afternoon, Churchill Manor has a number of options for spa experiences complete with luxurious robes and wines. One of the options you may want to include in your stay is a B&B package which includes the famous Napa Valley Wine Train, an excursion on an early 1900s Pullman car.
As you begin to plan your vacation, don’t forget to download a copy of our free Vacation Guide, an invaluable asset for planning your vacation.