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“Excellent get to know the area tour”

Golden Horizon Tours
Ranked #8 of 285 Tours in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“Excellent get to know the area tour”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

6 of us on holidays from Australia decided to take this semi private tour of San Francisco, Muir Woods and Sausalito.

We were not disappointed. Jon our tour guide provided so much information about San Francisco and all the places we visited that we felt we knew the city after the tour. Muir Woods was just amazing and we were so glad we added that in. Sausalito was just the perfect end to the day. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know more about San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Plenty of time to take photos as well.

Visited October 2012
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North Carolina
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Awesome Jon & San Fran”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife and I joined our two traveling companions on two custom half-day tours with Golden Horizons and our fab Kiwi guide, Jon. On day 1, after our arrival on a Princess cruise ship, we did a full city tour, ending with Jon dropping us off for a night-time visit to Alcatraz. We were greeted bright and early the next morning for day 2, which included Muir Woods and Sausalito and areas around the Golden Gate Bridge.

All in all, the experience was fabulous. Jon was very knowledgeable about the city's history and the best vantages points for photos. He was a patient, thoughtful guide. We felt like we were able to see all the high points the city had to offer, and there was a perfect mixture of seeing, learning, walking, watchng and photo opportunities. Jon knew answers to most every question we had about the city and the sites we visited and was a wonderful host for us. I'd highly recommend GHT and if you go, ask for Jon!

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Trees of yesterday”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We booked a tour when we visited Muir Woods. We were staying in SF for 9 days and never rented a car so took a full day tour combining a trip to Muir Woods with an afternoon at the little town of Sausalito which is basically just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. We took the ferry back to SF at the end of the day.

The redwood trees that still grow here are truly amazing. It is so quiet and peaceful among the woods. It is a must see just to witness the grandeur of the trees first hand.

Visited April 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoy this escape quietly”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Muir Woods is truly a wonder of our world. The history and the majesty of the trees helps all of us understand our connection to this amazing planet we live in. Silence your phones, whisper to the people around you, and remember what it's like to get completely lost in a forest like you did when you were a kid. There are many diverse types of trails to enjoy on a day trip, and more adventurous folks can camp.

I can't stress enough that part of the enjoyment of this park is a return to stillness. Only then can you really hear the birds, the trickling of the water in the clear, clear streams, and the wind through the tall branches. Encourage children to consider this a quiet adventure.

The rangers and the tour guides were extremely helpful. Fun fact: George Lucus filmed the Ewok scenes of "Star Wars" here! And support this magnificent park with a donation - it's the only way to continue its preservation.

If you've gone as far as Muir Woods, make certain on your way back to Sausalito that you stop at the Muir Beach Overlook. A view so stunning, it takes your breath away, especially on a sunny day.

Visited July 2012
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Cary, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Get-To-Know San Francisco Tour”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Four of us booked a semi-private tour on our first whole day in San Francisco. Patricia picked us up at our hotel in a Suburban. On our way to pick up the other couple we had a detailed tour of Chinatown during the busiest market time. Once we were all together, Patricia used her amazing knowledge of the city and all its parts to help us get a real feel for San Francisco. She suggested sites to see, restaurants in each area that we visited, things to do - parks, museums, other attractions. We were able to go places that larger tour busses cannot go - like driving down Lombard Street. We had a full five hours with Patricia, and the time was well worth the cost. Highly recommend the company and the guide, Patricia!

Visited October 2012
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