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Golden West Tours

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Address: 588 Sutter Street #225, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-218-9559
Description: Private and semi-private, half and full day tours of the City by the Bay...
Private and semi-private, half and full day tours of the City by the Bay and surrounding areas conducted in 15 passenger vans. Personalized, exciting, fun and informative. Multiple photo stops and complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. Also offering private and group tours to Scenic North Coast/Point Reyes, Muir Woods and Redwood Parks, Napa/Sonoma Wine Country.
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A most pleasurable and informative tour

After looking at several tour options we chose Golden West Tours based on reviews and the small group size. Stephan, our tour guide, picked us up promptly at our hotel. We soon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

After looking at several tour options we chose Golden West Tours based on reviews and the small group size. Stephan, our tour guide, picked us up promptly at our hotel. We soon gathered 7 more people from nearby hotels and began our tour. Besides being a wealth of knowledge about the city, Stephan was clearly passionate about sharing his love... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

An amazing tour in such a beautiful city. I'm glad I went on this tour as I got to see a lot of neighbourhoods and streets that I would not have otherwise have seen or known about, and in the short amount of time I had in SF, would never have covered so much ground doing it on my own.... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a highlight for our San Francisco visit. One of our best tour experiences ever! We learned so much about this amazing city. We were able to capture lots of great photos, thanks to so many stops along the way. Thanks Stephen for making this tour well worth it!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My family of 5 had a great time with Stephan on The Grand City Tour. He is a wealth of knowledge. As someone else said it is a fast and furious tour, yet we didn't feel rushed. Not only is this a great tour the price was great. Highly recommend Golden West Tours

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Stephen is a kind and knowledgeable tour guide. He pays attention to his clients' interests in planning a whirlwind trip around San Francisco in a small van. My favorite was his tour of Chinatown beyond the usual tourist streets where we dove into the grocery markets with live food (turtles, fish, chickens, sea things, etc) and he took us into... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stephan was an awesome tour guide! He raced us to various locations throughout San Fran so we could see it all! Very fun and knowledgeable! We went on our tour Dec.27 so there were lots of people and traffic. He kindly extended the length of the tour because of the congestion. We did not stop to see the sea lions... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There were 8 of us that toured San Francisco with Stephan on December 8th. He picked us up as planned near the pier for Alcatraz for an afternoon of fun. He showed us all of San Francisco in a matter of 4 hours. We loved it. He was very knowledgeable and professional. We highly recommend Stephan of Golden West Tours.... More 

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very rural Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Hosting our 89 yr young friend who can't walk more than a few steps, for her first visit, the three of us felt like we were on an adventure but in comfort and style. Little things like convenient, tucked away, restroom stops combined with Stephan's in-depth knowledge of every nugget of San Francisco history made for a perfect day. It... More 

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North Yorkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Only contacted Stephan the night before and he replied straight away and joined us into a small group the next afternoon. It was a 4 hour tour in a comfortable small van and he whizzed us to every conceivable corner of San Francisco. Do fit this as early into your trip as possible as then you will know which parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Stephan was suggested by the Marriott as a tour guide for a day in wine country. We are so lucky we were able to spend the day with him as he was incredibly knowledgeable about all things SanFrancisco! We were able to let him plan the day, set appointments for tastings, and truly enjoy the day stress free. The bonus... More 

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