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Address: Bodega Bay, CA 94923-0412
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+1 707-328-0091
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Bodega Bay Tour and the Backroads Redwoods & Champagne Tour. These...

The Bodega Bay Tour and the Backroads Redwoods & Champagne Tour. These are "Drive it Yourself" scenic tours available on audio CD and as an mp3 download. Enjoy your very own tour of Bodega Bay & western Sonoma County by taking in all the sights while driving at your own pace. Simply play the CD or mp3 download in your car, pausing and resuming as instructed by your Tour Guide. All for only $19.99! Each Audio Tour includes directions for the starting location a colorful souvenir map guide. We also offer local hotel delivery for free.

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A great way to see what you wouldn't see

We left our CD's at home but Gay Lynn met us and gave us a new set. All she asked for in return was a TripAdvisor review! The Bodega Bay Tour covered some interesting backroads... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We left our CD's at home but Gay Lynn met us and gave us a new set. All she asked for in return was a TripAdvisor review! The Bodega Bay Tour covered some interesting backroads, spectacular coast scenery and, of course, the "The Birds" house. Her route and well narrated descriptions took us to many places we wouldn't know to... More 

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SDTTourguide, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review - I am so glad that you enjoyed both tours and had a great time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

As a part of our Bodega Bay stay, we drove through the Sonoma Countryside and wine region - so beautiful! Seeing all of the dairy farms and wineries made me feel like the world moved at a different and more relaxed pace... Such a beautiful region!

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Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We agree - the countryside is gorgeous and we hope you'll be back soon! More 

Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The driving tour was a great way to see Bodega Bay and learn a little about the area. We didn't get lost. Several of the stops were places we planned to visit, but others we didn't know about and we're glad we go to visit them. Excellent recommendation to stop at Spud Point Crab Company for lunch. Best clam chowder... More 

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Thank Grimm4Dee
Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We agree that Spud Point Crab Company has the best chowder...they recently won the contest again this year. Hope you'll be back soon for another visit. More 

Clearlake, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I broke the drive into 2 days - easy to do. I WANTED the touristy things and they were ALL on the list with EASY directions. The "secret" backroad was worth the cost alone. The views and the photo ops were AMAZING. I LOVED that I ordered the disc Friday morning and it was waiting for me IN MY ROOM... More 

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Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Nancy for the AWESOME review! I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour...especially the Secret Backroad. I hope you'll visit again soon. Gay Lynn More 

NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a really great driving tour and we are so happy we found out about it! We had the CD delivered to our hotel (The Inn at Tides - which we also loved) and were amazed to find that the hotel did not know anything about the tour. That is such a shame as many people ask what to... More 

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Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

I am so thrilled that you loved the tour and I thank you for the wonderful comments. You made my day! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on the Backroads, Redwoods, and Champagne tour! After buying a new car we were looking for an adventure close to home. This was perfect. It got us out of the house and exploring new areas of Sonoma county. The best part was the Coleman Valley Road...the road was amazing... truely a backroad. We live in... More 

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Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the awesome review! I am so glad that you enjoyed Coleman...it is a true treasure and one of my favorite drives. I just spent the day mapping out a new tour to Point Reyes and if you "Like" my Facebook page, you'll get the updates on when it will be released. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Great tour, if you can stand the annoyingly happy guide voice. Lots of great insight, saw lots we would have missed otherwise. Break it into two days, it's way too much to do in one unless you don't plan to get out of your car at all. Wish they had an iOS version so I didn't have to mess with... More 

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Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope you'll come back for another visit. More 

Huntington Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

This driving tour takes you to places you might miss and has lots of information that you will find interesting. The commentator has a warm friendly manner that grates on occasion, but overall, an absolute must.

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6 Thank JulianSolo
Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope you'll be back to visit again and try our Backroads tour next time around. More 

California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

we purchased Sonoma Driving Tours CD at Visitors Bureau in Bodega Bay. So worth it! We learned a lot of movie trivia for movies shot along the coast such as The Birds! But most important were the roads off the main road, Highway 101, and the beaches that we probably wouldn't have driven to. Great advice for photo ops! One... More 

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Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the tour and hope you will be back to visit again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

I ordered 2 of the tours, Backroads & The Bodega Bay Tour. Imaging our disappointment when we discovered that our rental car didn't have a CD player. Luckily there was a map of the attractions but I'm sure we missed much of the commentary. My suggestion is to have the CD's but maybe also have an app to download to... More 

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1 Thank Joann592013
Gay Lynn D, Owner at Sonoma Driving Tours, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you were not able to play the Cd's in your rental car due to the lack of a Cd player. We realize that newer cars are now using mp3 players and that is why we are so excited about releasing the tours in a downloadable format in January, I hope you enjoyed your... More 

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