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Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

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Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

We are staying in Newport Beach and would like to visit the Temecula Valley and some of the wineries for tours/tastings. We are looking for transportation from our hotel in Newport Beach, to the Temecula Wineries for tastings, then back to Newport Beach. What is the most cost effective way to do this? I have checked with some limo/tour companies and they seem to be running around $600-$800 for a 7-hour day, all-inclusive of taxes/gratuities/tastings tickets. Any other options we should try? Thanks!

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1. Re: Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

What hotel are you staying at? What dates? How many in your party? What day of the week do you want to go? What wineries do you want to go to? Are you interested in just the wineries or do you want to enjoy the music and other activities as well?

The more information you give the people here the better they will be able to answer your question.

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2. Re: Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

We are looking to visit Temecula on either a Mon or Tues in November. There would just be 2 of us. There are 3 specific wineries that we would want to visit...Wilson winery, South Coast, and Thorton. We are pretty much just interested in tastings at each and probably having lunch at one of the wineries. Thanks...

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3. Re: Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

One thing to think about, there are a couple of other popular things to do in the Temecula area, one is Hot Air Balloon rides in the early morning.

The other is a large Gambling Casino, Pechanga is an "Indian Casino" but basically just like being in Las Vegas.

http://www.pechanga.com/

So you might want to add one of those to your trip.

There is also an Old Town Temecula area that some folks like.

http://oldtowntemecula.com/

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4. Re: Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

I'm still not sure where you are staying in Newport Beach so here's a general list of ideas:

If the hotel that you are staying at has a concierge, call ahead and ask the concierge to pre-arrange something if they can. Ask them to call you back if they come up with some ideas.

You can visit the site www.visitnewportbeach.com and see if there are some ideas on the site. Also,it's the vsitors center and you can call them directly @ 1-800/942-6278 and speak with someone there and see if they can help you.

You can check: temeculawines.org/plan-your-trip/transportat…

That same site is showing $170.00 for a limo from John Wayne Airport so that's probably about the same rate if they pick you up at your hotel. http://www.wctrans.com/rates.html

Going on a Monday or Tuesday in November might mean that you can negotiate the limo rate down a bit but be sure to check the hours of the wineries that you want to visit.

Another alternative might be to drive a rental car to Temecula on Monday morning, tour the wineries, rent a hotel room there for one night and drive back on Tuesday. Just a thought.

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5. Re: Transportation to Temecula for Wine Tastings/Tours...

The most cost effective way to get from Newport Beach to Temecula is to rent a car - it saves you both time and money. Temecula is about a 1 hour drive from Newport Beach. If you don't have a DD, I suggest you get a hotel for the night in Temecula. You can park the car at the hotel and take one of the wine tours. Their buses will pick you up and deliver you back to the hotel. The local law enforcement is very astute at identifying those whose are DUI.

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