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California Parlor Car Tours

500 Sutter St, Suite 401, San Francisco, CA 94102-1107
+1 415-474-7500
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California Parlor Car Tours, a San Francisco based company has operated quality motor coach tours since 1924 - going over highways to places where trains cannot go and driving is best left to locals who know. Carefully planned trips of one to four days, well chosen meal stops, essential sightseeing, tours, admission tickets and rooms at very good hotels are prearranged.
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500 Sutter St, Suite 401, San Francisco, CA 94102-1107
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500 Sutter St, Suite 401, San Francisco, CA 94102-1107
+1 415-474-7500
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My husband worked with Bipin from California Parlor Car Tours and our trip was fantastic. Bipin was very accommodating and worked helped us with special requests. We will absolutely travel again using CPT as every detail was laid out. If you have any worries about...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Thank you for the outstanding experience. I was in California for 10 days and this company helped me optimize my California experience all the way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I got the Napa valley tour where I was able to go the the...More

Thank Adil A
Reviewed 30 October 2016

First off, Yosemite National Park is awesome in every sense of the word and you must see it when you are in California. This review is strictly about the transportation arrangement by California Parlor Car Tours. We had booked this tour via Qantas. If you...More

1  Thank CanTravel6611
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great experience with this company. only had 1 glitch but not enough to complain about. Mr Bipin was top notch to work with before the trip & also during the trip. We began in San Francisco & ended in L A. Great sights & ACCOMDATIONS...More

Thank 739billyf
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had booked a three day tour to Yosemite National Park. California Parlor Car Tours was to provide transportation only. Local stay in the Park was arranged by us independently. The pick up point (Hotel) was fixed and confirmed two days in advance. The pickup...More

Thank Surendra143
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide Alex was an utter moron, talked far too much and was desperate for a tip. He was really unfriendly and unhelpful when I spoke to him alone. He lied about shuttle buses and the location of our hotel, so we ended up...More

Thank Rory H
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The staff at California Parlor Car Tours handled all of the details of my trip from San Francisco to the Hearst Castle in both directions. I did not have to do anything except get on the train and look for my guide when I got...More

1  Thank Jean L
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We decided to take the two day tour option to Yosemite as the one day trip is a very long one and restricts the time in Yosemite. The bus trip in is spectacular towards the end and on the way in you get a sense...More

Thank ronbee
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The company was low key in many ways. For example, its ticketing was unglamorous and consisted of a couple of pages of emailed/fax itinerary. I actually wondered if the simple voucher codes for each third-party provider was going to hold sway. It did! The tour...More

1  Thank MarjieCourtis
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I found this company very easy to work with. I took one of their tours with a number of added attractions/nights. This tour provides for transportation between different California cities, tours, and meals. I had vouchers for four different hotels, three train rides, six different...More

4  Thank robrobe
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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