Vista Dome Dining


We take the exclusive Napa Valley dining experience to new heights. Fresh California cuisine and a beautiful three-hour journey aboard an elegant vintage train in our two-story Vista Dome, an elevated observation-style dining car with luxuriously plush booths, Honduran mahogany paneling, and lush views from practically every angle.

3 hour train journey departing from Napa Valley train station
Welcome glass of sparkling wine
Multiple course gourmet meal
Tips & Gratuities
Transportation to and from the train station

Important Information

Starting point

Napa Valley Train Station in Downtown Napa

Ending point

Napa Valley Train Station in Downtown Napa

Departure times

Lunch: departs at 11:30am; Check in 1 hour prior
Dinner: Departs at 6:30pm; Check in 1 hour prior


No smoking. Strollers and carriers are not permitted onboard, but booster seats are available. Diaper changing is not permitted in the railcars due to food service and the bathrooms are somewhat small.
Age 21 and above

What to wear?

We do not have an enforced dress code. Dinner can be dressier; some guests prefer cocktail party attire. Jackets are suggested on cool nights, but not required. It is always a good idea to bring an extra layer to make sure you are warm enough, we encourage our guests to dress for the occasion.


Take already sweeping views and make them truly panoramic, practically bringing the lush Napa Valley landscape inside through the curved glass windows of our most popular dining car, the Champagne Vista Dome. You’re welcomed onboard with a glass of California sparkling wine. A precursor to the dining experience ahead.

Executive Chef Donald Young offers an exquisite menu created specifically for this culinary journey. Dine in luxury upstairs while your selections are artfully prepared in the state-of-the-art kitchen below: Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Rosemary-Rubbed Lamb Carpaccio, Pan-Seared Pacific Halibut, Cabernet Braised Short Rib of Beef, Blueberry Lavender Semifreddo, Key Lime Pie. You’ve got lots of choices to make.

Crisp linens, gleaming silverware, and sparkling glass served in the exclusive ambiance of our 1952 Pullman full dome railcar. Faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions, and plush armchairs, the Wine Train evokes the spirit of luxury rail travel in the early 1900s.

Since access to the dining area of the Vista Dome Car is limited to guests with reserved seating, this is our most private gourmet dining experience. The Vista Dome is an intimate setting, making it one of our most popular dining experiences.

Choose the Vista Dome for lunch, when the sun is bright and high in the sky. Or for something even more romantic, join us onboard for evening dinner. In the spring and summer, the long, warm California twilight means that when you take your Wine Train journey, Napa Valley’s vineyards are bathed in beautiful, golden hour sunlight for most of the way, with the opportunity to see some spectacular Napa sunsets. In the Fall and the Winter, when the train departs after sunset, you will experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the dark, starlit Napa Valley night.

Lunch Schedule

  • 10:30 AM - Check in
  • 10:35 AM - Welcome speech
  • 11:00 AM - Board the Train
  • 11:30 AM - Train departs
  • 2:30 PM - Train returns

Dinner Schedule

  • 5:30 PM - Check in
  • 5:35 PM - Welcome speech
  • 6:00 PM - Board the Train
  • 6:30 PM - Train departs
  • 9:30 PM - Train returns

Please be aware, in the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share the experience and a table with another party.

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