Request a driver online or by phone. We respond by contacting you to confirm details and ask for a credit card number to hold your reservation. A driver is assigned and also confirms with you the day before your tour or sooner. The driver meets you at your location and takes care of you for as long as you need them. They bring bottled waters to keep everyone hydrated (+ food if requested). No DUIs, no problems! End of day payment is quick and easy.
Rates for most our standard tours begin at $35 per hour with a four-hour minimum (3-hour minimum for Temecula). Prices are listed on each regional site page for particular tours, varying by group size and region. Tips and gratuity are not included in the rate and drivers accept them graciously. Payment can be accepted with cash or card only (5% fee for cards).
Our team comes from different backgrounds, but each driver is trained and tested to ensure they exercise high-level awareness and attention to detail. Every one is a non-smoker with a clear DMV record, possessing their own personal independent car insurance.
Where to? It's your day and you get to go where you want, when you want, for as long as you want. With that in mind, we routinely make suggestions and assist with planning/reservations to make your experience the best it can possibly be.
We drive rental vehicles. Please use Enterprise as they make it easy for our driver to be added onto your rental policy as an 'additional'. If you already have your rental agreement number, include it in the comments of your booking request.
To use Destination Drivers, you have to sign an agreement and provide insurance for your vehicle. The drivers we refer to you are independent contractors, each carrying their own insurance policies. Between you and your driver, you should be protected in the rare case of an accident, but there is a very small chance in certain instances that you and your driver's insurances do not cover everything. You are giving your driver 'permissive status' to drive your vehicle under your policy, and agreeing that in the rare case of an accident, Destination Drivers will not be held liable if either insurance policy does not cover any or all of the costs. Your insurance company becomes the 'primary' if anything should happen to your vehicle.
For groups larger than one vehicle can fit, you may simply hire additional drivers to drive additional vehicles. We also commonly drive 15-passenger vans rented by our guests (Enterprise is best).
You are most welcome to bring your puppy! Many wineries allow dogs, and some do not. We can tailor your destinations to those which are dog-friendly, and drivers are OK with watching/walking your dog should there be any issues.
In most areas, we can and strive to offer this possibility. With advance notice we can make reservations for you to experience cave tours, barrel tastings, and arrange special plans. This can be done for any tour, but the best value is found in our Gold Key Tour (GKT, Paso Robles Only) The GKT is an elevated experience wine tour where your driver, tastings, private tours, and gourmet lunches are included in the price. Please visit GoldKeyTours.com for more information
In addition to wine tasting tours, we offer designated drivers in service of weddings, sporting events, festivals, concerts, bar-hopping, dinners, and long-distance trips. We can also offer one-way rides so you can to a location safely without worrying about retrieving your vehicle at a later time. Our most common tours and offerings are listed on this website - if we can be of service to you in a different context, let us know!
We require a credit card to reserve a driver, but we do not charge anything to it as with a deposit. However, cancellations within 24 hours of the tour's scheduled start time are subject to a $110 fee.
Since 2010, Destination Drivers and our team of over 40 safe and professional designated drivers has served over 30,000 guests visiting wine country. Wine tasting, brewery tours, distillery tours, dinners, concerts, weddings, long-distance trips. We drive you in your own vehicle so you don't have to. Now servicing Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County and other areas.
"The rates were really reasonable and much more convenient than calling uber. I highly recommend Destination Drivers!" - JD, Los Angeles, CA
"Happy to say we are satisfied customers! Our driver took excellent care of us and we even received a follow up call from after the ride was over. A great way to tour wine country without risking a DUI!!" - Jennifer K, Costa Mesa, CA
"I would highly recommend this service, quick and efficient and very professional, see you next year!!!! - Adrienne B., San Diego, CA
"The service provided by Destination Drivers was truly top notch. Our driver was super accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly. Our next trip will definitely include Destination Drivers as part of the wine tasting adventure." - Antonio J, Fullterton, CA
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