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Address: San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-218-9559
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Private half and full day tours of the City by the Bay and surrounding...

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 excursions to Scenic North Coast/Point Reyes, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Napa/Sonoma Wine Country as well as Monterey/Carmel and Big Sur.

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Great tour of San Francisco

We are a family of four adults and two very young children and we just had a great tour with Stephan! He picked us up on time at our cruise ship and he showed us a very complete... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
arlenebocaraton
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We are a family of four adults and two very young children and we just had a great tour with Stephan! He picked us up on time at our cruise ship and he showed us a very complete tour of the San Francisco area and Sausalito. He was very informative and showed us things we would not have otherwise been... More 

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

Hi Arlene, and thank you for your kind words. It's always great to have feedback from our guests, and it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. Many thanks again, and warmest regards! More 

Midwest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We found Stephan at Golden West Tours via Trip Advisor and the great reviews. This will be another one of the great reviews cause he was wonderful. Stephan picked us (5 people) up at our hotel and took us all around SF, up and down streets and explained at little about each area and was able to answer any questions... More 

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words - we always appreciate feedback from our visitors. It was a pleasure hosting you - hope you had a wonderful stay in San Francisco! Many thanks again, Stephan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

We did not have much time to see SF after our Alcatraz tour in the morning. We coordinated with Stephan via email and he was kind enough to pick us at a location close by. We also didn't have to pay before the tour. I'm so glad we booked his tour because we got to see so much in such... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Stephan is so knowledgable! Full of information. Took us so many places. Including places we were not aware of and would not have come across on our own. Thanks!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

The trip was fantastic. Stephan was very knowledgeable about the region and ensured we saw the best wineries on offer. He also organised a lovely lunch from the Sonoma Deli which was very delicious. We got to try 5 different wineries which gave us a great chance to try as much wine as possible from the region. Thanks Stephan for... More 

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback and review - it is always sincerely appreciated. I'm so glad you enjoyed the wine country - you guys were great company and a pleasure to spend the day with! Many thanks again, Best, Stephan More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

A tour with Stephan is the only way to see all parts of San Francisco. My daughter and I were joined by six other van passengers on a Sunday tour. The city was very crowded that day and Stephan was able to get us to all of his regular stops with his outstanding city-driving ability. We had limited time in... More 

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the tour, and hope you had a wonderful visit to San Francisco! Thanks! Stephan More 

Waretown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a great value tour with Stephan as your guide. I left a voice message and my call was retuned that evening. I wanted a tour the next day and Stephan was able to oblige. Just a couple of text messages and one email and we were confirmed. I like the fact that the booking was made on trust... More 

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a moment to provide feedback on the tour, it is always very much appreciated. I'm happy you enjoyed it - hope your visit to SF was wonderful! Best, Stephan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We booked Stephan after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. It was a great decision. He is very informative and you enjoy yourself. We liked the private van because if your a big group it's just you and no one else. Would definitely recommend Golden West Tours to family that visit us in the future.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

We just got back home from our whirlwind vacation that started at the Grand Canyon and concluded in San Francisco. In researching our activity options for Frisco, we hoped to book a tour of Alcatraz, but for the 2nd time they were booked solid for nearly 2 months in advance. So, I looked into a tour of the famous sights... More 

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

Pam, Thanks so much for your feedback, and thanks for your referral as well. All of you were a great pleasure to meet and spend the day with. Many thanks again - go Auburn! Stephan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I was skeptical of a 4 hour ride in a van, but Stephan was incredible. The tour is like taking an entertaining history class of San Francisco. He takes you to all the major spots, and makes frequent stops along the way. You'll become an expert of this city and have a lot of cool photographs.

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stephant63, Owner at Golden West Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback - it's always very much appreciated. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and hope you had a great time in San Francisco! Best, Stephan More 

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