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Golden West Tours

Golden West Tours 588 Sutter Street #225, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Downtown)
+1 415-218-9559
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Ranked #18 of 394 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Private and semi-private, half and full day tours of the City by the Bay and surrounding areas...
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Owner description: 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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very rural Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 attraction reviews
444 helpful votes 444 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Found this tour on Trip Advisor and after reading all the reviews, booked a half day city tour for our first morning in San Francisco. Please read some of the other reviews as I don't want to repeat their praises. Let me just say it was a wonderful experience. You go to places the buses can't; you are with a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After much thought, and looking at trip advisor reviews, I decided to give Stephan and Golden West Tours ago. I contacted Stephan by email from Australia. He responded promptly and despite some problems my end we organised the trip. Stephan picked my daughter and myself up on time from our hotel and took us on a wonderful tour of the... More 

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a wonderful tour to all the sights and more. From the first email, Stephan responded very quickly and we were able to set up a tour. His knowledge of San Francisco is excellent and he explained things in a very entertaining manner. Lots of photo opportunities and a small group made it a very enjoyable and interesting tour,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stephan is a one man operation and that is his strength. He knows the city inside and out and takes you through many neighborhoods and to all the important sights. Using a van he can park close to things, get you out and walking short distances to great scenic spots and SF's most important sights. Stephan shares info on the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Taking a private / semi private tour is probably the best way to see San Francisco (certainly better than the hop-on/hop-off buses) and Stephan is the best in the business. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the city and explains things in an interesting, often entertaining manner. This tour was everything we hoped for and a whole lot more besides.... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a private tour with just myself and a friend. This was very relaxing, does not entail a lot of walking, a lot of picture taking opportunities with breathtaking views. Whatever was described in Stephens website is exactly what we did, plus more. He actually walked us through Chinatown into some very interesting shops. He knew all the round... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My parents and I were in San Fran celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday and figured we should go on a tour. I researched so many other tours but came across this tour since it had such raving reviews on tripadvisor.com. The tour itself far exceeded any of our expectations. Not only was Stephan one of the best tour guides I... More 

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