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The Great Pacific Tour Co.

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Address: 518 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4314
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+1 415-626-4499
07:00 - 18:00
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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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Very nice tours

We booked 2 tours, both were on the small very comfortable bus. Very well organized. Everything was on time. Very professional!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olga B
Warminster, Pennsylvania

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 2 tours, both were on the small very comfortable bus. Very well organized. Everything was on time. Very professional!

Thank Olga B
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with Judith and the other visitors to Napa and Sonoma. We loved the ambience of the two wineries but preferred the Cline wines of the two morning wineries. Chandon was also great. Only downside was when we handed over the tip it was made clear that it was not enough. Whilst tipping is a custom... More 

1 Thank James P
Maputo, Mozambique
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went to two farms in Sonoma, had a great lunch in Sonoma downtown and went to Chandon sparkling wine farm which was great. Cynthia, our driver, is very knowledgeable and very entertaining. Great tour. Highly recommend it.

Thank rassula
Bedford, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our tour to Napa/Sonoma was on Wednesday March 1st 2017. It was a small group (6) and our guide was Cynthia. She did an excellent job of making the tour both fun and informative. She had excellent knowledge of the area and provided us with many additional facts that we were unaware of. When we had questions, she was always... More 

Thank Bill B
Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We took a wonderful 3 hour tour of the city of SF, stopping at all the hot spots including Twin Peaks and the Golden Gate Bridge. Our tour guide, Cynthia was very knowledgeable about all things San Francisco. She was vey accommodating to us, and the others on the bus. Truly enjoyable!

Thank Kathy N
Aberdour, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Wow. Again just another fantastic tour. We were picked up up at hotel in an intimate sized group (10). A great , clean and luxury mini bus. What nailed it was Buddy. He was our host/ driver. He was fun, knowledgeable and actually a fantastic driver. He joined us for lunch and we had some great debate around "current affairs... More 

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GreatPacificTours, Manager at The Great Pacific Tour Co., responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking time to write such wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour to the wine country with Buddy which we already forwarded to him. We hope your enjoyed all your travels just as much! Kind regards Andrew Parise More 

Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a great day this was! I highly recommend this trip. Remarkable, all fees except a tip and souvenirs are included. Started off a tad rocky as the van arrived a half-hour late at my hotel. But traffic happens, you know. Our garulous guide, Buddy, introduced me to the rest of the folks in the van (from England, Brazil, Canada,... More 

Thank Nancy S
GreatPacificTours, Manager at The Great Pacific Tour Co., responded to this review

Hello Nancy, Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your daytrip to the wine country with your guide Buddy. Yes, traffic in San Francisco can be very unpredictable and sorry your guide was late for the pick up, but thank you for being understanding. We hope that you enjoyed... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I booked 2 tours through this company on the recommendation of a friend who used them. Our first tour was to wine country. Our driver Andre was personable & made the tour even more enjoyable. He talked about the local history on the way there but also was quiet so we could relax or nap during portions... More 

Thank Kim W
Lubbock, Texas
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197 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was our first visit to San Francisco. We were not staying anywhere on their pick up route so they had us drive in and park near their office. Anja was super because she parked her car in a spot to save it for us and knew that we could park there all day and not get towed. Jordy was... More 

Thank Sonja M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoy the party, as wine is social! Pickup at your hotel, 14 passenger bus, toured 2 smaller boutique wineries in Sonoma, called in lunch to Plaza Bistro, good menu, reserved table ready when we arrived to save time for visiting shops in Sonoma. Visited 3rd winery, large estate, in Napa, during afternoon, returning home around 5:00. Anton was our driver/guide,... More 

Thank Doug S

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