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Golden Horizon Tours

1806 Belles St, Suite 5B, San Francisco, CA 94129-1805
+1 800-210-3008
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Silicone Valley Tour with Mary great for teenagers!

We had a great day visiting Silicone Valley with our 13 year old. Mary was a very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clearwater, Florida
via mobile
Excellent Tour

We booked a day tour down to Monterey, Carmel, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach etc. We had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ottawa, Ontario
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We are the Premier Tour Company offering 5 star-reviewed private and small group custom tours in top of the line SUVs and luxury panoramic vans to a variety of new and popular destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. At Golden Horizon Tours we specialize in expertly guided tours and exclusive adventures offering you the most extraordinary, rich travel experience possible. Our passionate tour guides will show you the best of San Francisco (with Alcatraz tour option), Muir Woods, Yosemite, Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, Monterey/Carmel, and we offer exclusive tours such as Napa Hot Air Balloon, Horse Riding, outdoor adventures, and Silicon Valley.
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1806 Belles St, Suite 5B, San Francisco, CA 94129-1805
+1 800-210-3008

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day visiting Silicone Valley with our 13 year old. Mary was a very knowledgeable guide and we felt so comfortable with her. She was awesome. We visited Oracle, Stanford, had a delicious lunch in Palo Alto, Steve Jobs home, Facebook, Google,...More

Thank leenbair
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a day tour down to Monterey, Carmel, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach etc. We had a wonderful day with Mary as our guide. Mary is very knowledgeable, lots of good stories and a pleasure to be with. The vehicle was large, clean and...More

Thank KeirasDad
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Mary was our highly knowledgable and charming tour guide who hosted us in a large SUV bringing us along the coast viewing Monterey and Carmel. It was more than advertized and ended up being a full twelve hours. the highlight for us was definitely Carmel...More

Thank Patronofthearts
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Our full day tour took us to Silicon Valley The tour with Jon was exemplary! His knowledge of all we visited was fantastic and the manner in which he conducted the tour was also fantastic. It was as if we were traveling with an old...More

Thank Brucesrobinson
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We waited 2 weeks to review to be sure we weren't still dreaming.It was that great a time with Golden Horizon, starting with a full day in San Francisco with Mary, a native of The City, so we really experienced S.F. Then with Adam for...More

Thank Rich Karen W
Reviewed October 6, 2017

My sister, brother, and I vacationed in San Francisco for 5 days. We decided to take a private tour to see Muir Woods and Sonoma Valley. We enjoyed our Golden Horizon Tour very much. Jon was our tour guide and he was great! He was...More

Thank _vickylynn56
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We took a tour of Muir Woods and visited two wineries, as well as lunch in Sonoma, on September 20th. Our tour guide, Jon, was excellent. He arrived promptly to pick us up for our tour and was friendly and very informative. Our tour lasted...More

Thank bev203
Reviewed September 13, 2017

My friend and I decided to shell out a bit more for a private tour of Napa wineries instead of being crammed on a bus with 20-30 strangers and herded around like cattle. So, we booked with Golden Horizon. We were picked up at our...More

Thank Ashayam
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We only had two days to spend in Yosemite so we decided to go on a guided tour so we won't waste our time trying to find the places to see in Yosemite. Our tour guide Leo did a great job. He was pleasant, drives...More

Thank Roderick R
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We had a tour of the city with Mary. She took us to all the major sightseeing spots. She was very knowledgeable. My two teenagers enjoyed the tour - this is a huge compliment as they are not big fans pf tours. Thanks for a...More

Thank Stephane T
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Greetings! I am interested in your 2-day tour to Carrmel & Big Sur. It sounds great and just what I've been looking for. In reading through the itinerary and looking at the tour price I noticed an underlined sentence that said: "Gratuity to driver/guide not included. The customary tip is 20% of the tour cost in the USA." 20% of the tour cost for two people would be $500. I am an experienced solo world traveler and I am not cheap but quite frankly I find this to be excessive. Can you please tell me what the average tip is to a guide for this tour? I have a hard time believing that the majority of people tip 20%. Many Europeans don't tip at all and those who do normally leave a minimal amount. Based on my own global travels and articles I've read, I think 10% would be appropriate and 15% would be a very generous gratuity.
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Golden Horizon ... N | Property representative |
good day! Thank you for your interest in Golden Horizon Tours. We appreciate your interest in our new custom adventure “ Discover majestic Hearst Castle, see Big Sur wonders, Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive” , this is... More
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Golden Horizon ... N | Property representative |
Hello Theresa Thank you for your interest in Golden Horizon Tours. We appreciate your interest in our business. We may have already responded to you via email as well. Basically, you need to select the country not the state... More