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The Great Pacific Tour Co.

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Address: 518 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4314
Phone Number: +1 415-626-4499
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Since 1978, Great Pacific has been a special tour company. Founded on the...

Since 1978, Great Pacific has been a special tour company. Founded on the belief that a vacation should be relaxing and special, Great Pacific has always provided affordable elegance and excellence.

We have always used mini vans, specifically customized for touring.

Our guides have always gone the extra mile to make your trip as interesting and pleasant as possible.

That's why people often come back again and again to take our tours - a perfect way to discover the San Francisco Bay Area.

So, next time you are coming to see San Francisco, give Andy, Tom, Joel, or any one of the other folks at GPT a call, and let us show you this wonderful place we call home.

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Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch

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Rushed, but we saw a lot in one day

Took the Sonoma, Napa wine tasting tour. Went to Jacuzzi, Cline and Chandon Dominog sp?, with Cynthia. She was a great tour guide, kept us on a tight schedule, which was about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
Fort Wayne, IN
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Havelock North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this tour. It is a long day but we enjoy the journey as much as the destination. The trip takes you through coast and mountains ( sometimes hidden by that coastal fog!) and through vast horticultural areas to that lovely seaside village of Carmel where there are boutique shops and then to Monterey. On the way we... More 

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College Station, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great guide who provided good information and was quite friendly and helpful. Muir Woods was simply beautiful...but one hour was barely enough for a nice walk. We would have loved to spend time in the gift shop or grab a snack, but there just wasn't time. Sausalito was just a 30-45 minute stop. It was 12:30 when... More 

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Fort Wayne, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Took the Sonoma, Napa wine tasting tour. Went to Jacuzzi, Cline and Chandon Dominog sp?, with Cynthia. She was a great tour guide, kept us on a tight schedule, which was about right for the wineries. But for the lunch stop in Sonoma, we barely got our meal finished and it was time to leave. Not her fault. But would... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great Pacific picked us up at our hotel. The tour visited Cline Vineyards and Jacuzzi Vineyards. Both properties are owned/operated by the same family therefore are across the street from each other. Each vineyard offered a different personality. Both provided a group tasting of 5 wines. Afterwards, we were able to roam the property, visit the gift shop and have... More 

Thank Liz H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Excellent tour, we were given a very informative and interesting tour by our guide Cynthia. She was also able to avoid any traffic with her knowledge of the streets of SF. I even discovered that Dungeness crab get it's name from the port of Dungeness, Washington and nothing to do with Dungeness, Kent..

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We decided to spend a day outside the city and chose this company for its comfortable van, with the price covering lunch and generous tastings at three wineries. The tour also went to both Napa and Sonoma. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and returned 9 hours later. Jim did a great job navigating the traffic and pointing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time visiting wine country on this tour. We were on a bus with ten in total. This was a very comfortable number of people. The tour guide made an effort to introduce us to each other and get us all chatting which we thought was nice. We visited two winerys in Sonoma, my favourite was Cline... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We picked this tour after reading so many reviews. Out guide Judith was great (funny whacked sense of German humour!). Picked up in a very clean and modern van, only 10 people on tour. Like every other review, the same wineries and lunch,and obviously as tours you have to go somewhere, but more time in Sonoma (15 minutes after lunch... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We booked this tour via the concierge, we were so glad we did it was a fabulous day. It started by being picked up right outside the hotel, we started to wine taste at 10 am with a very knowledgeable lady at jacuzzi winery. The setting was out of this world, the weather was rainy but this did not impact... More 

Thank 876claire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

For the money it was well worth it small bus there were 13 of us, our guide was Buddy. He picked us up at our hotel in the Wharf. We had a very nice time. The ride over to Sonoma went by fast he spoke to us about the winieries etc. We visited Cline and the Jacuzzi vineyard e really... More 

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