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“Worst tour ever”

The Great Pacific Tour Co.
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$149.00*
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Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch
Ranked #90 of 285 Tours in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Rosenberg, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
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“Worst tour ever”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

The guide seemed more interested in giving a real estate tour to the pretty blond that was possibly moving to San Francisco. We were the last people to get on the bus, but the first people to get off. Never saw Nob Hill or the entrance to Chinatown. Others on the bus did , but not us. Pointed our Telegraph Hill, but said nothing about it. I do know what part of the town is quiet and what part is for techies. I would not recommend this tour at all.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not worth money or time”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a very frustrating tour as the tour guide repeated everything in German for a couple on the bus. Also tour guide just seemed burnt out and really not enjoying his job. Would not use this company again

Visited August 2014
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USA
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Twice is Nice!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is my second tour of Carmel and Monterey with Great Pacific. My wife and I went in 2011 with Tour Guide Cynthia and loved it. We knew if we returned again to SF we would rebook this tour. And Tour Guide Buddy did not disappoint. He provided a wealth of information about the history of the area and California in General. And he did so with wit and a sense of humor making the trip a lot of fun. We enjoyed the great meal which was included in the trip as well as our time in Carmel and Monterey. I also never get bored visiting Pebble Beach and going on the 17 mile drive. If you want to go on an informative tour in a quaint, clean van with an excellent tour guide, great meals and unforgettable views, then the Great Pacific Carmel Monterey tour is for you. You may even go twice like we did!

Visited July 2014
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Clinton WA
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely Trip but needed more time”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did a trip to Muir Woods and Sausilito. Loved the small van, it was clean and comfortable and the driver was super nice. Muir Woods was lovely but i wish we had had time to have lunch in Sausilito and gone back with the van, instead due to time constraints we stayed and caught the ferry back which was great but it cost us anothee $21. It probably only needs an extra hour. The trip was lovely though and having the option of taking the ferry back was lovely especially because the weather was perfect. A little tweeking and this would be a fabulous trip

Visited June 2014
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81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely tour !!!!! To Napa ”
Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

It was a great tour day to the Sonoma and Napa valley ... The company have small vans which is great !!! Cause you get better service and attention !!! The lunch was beyond my expectations ... The vineries were all do lovely, one feels like staying for ours but they all do close at 6 pm so the tour chooses tree of the best one !!!! Our Gide Julia was lovely and very nice !!! It was great to ride with her ... Totally worth it !!!!

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