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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
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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Very good, buddy was a top lad

we did this city tour on 19/10, there was a combination of Saudis, Germans, and us from Scotland, The tour guide was a chap called buddy and he was very informative and kept his... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2014
Paisley, United Kingdom
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour. The price was good for all that we got : 13 different wine tasting, a good healthy lunch (the tomato bisque was worth it), a good guide (Buddy) who gave us interesting historic notes and a good music selection on our way back. We traveled in a comfortable small van and the... More 

2 Thank Simone S
Graham, Washington
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

We had originally booked a tour with a different company but they did not have enough people so they coordinated our tour with Great Pacific. Jim was a great guide and we were able to listen to his commentary and ask questions along the way. We spent just over an hour at Muir Woods and about 30 min at Sausalito.... More 

2 Thank Sara D
Big Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

We enjoyed our tours: Muir Wood, City tour, and wine tasting and lunch tour. We were picked up at our hotel and rode in a very comfortable van. The maximum number on the tour was 15. Our guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Once you entered the van you were introduced to everyone and immediately felt like friends. I would... More 

Thank Mary W
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

In Oct. 2014, our group of 9-12 from Iowa booked this company for 2 days of private tours. Working with Onja in the office and Cynthia as the tour guide, we feel they did an excellent job of showing us around their beautiful city and countryside. We enjoyed the Carmel/Monterey 11 hour tour and also the all day City/Muir Woods... More 

Thank Marian W
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

We were picked up at our hotel ON TIME. We had booked the luxury bus that seats about 15 but there were only 4 of us on the tour. Our tour guide was great as well as the tour itself. Lunch and wine tasting were included and all were fabulous. We would definitely use this tour company again. We used... More 

Thank Wendy L
Havelock North
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Great to be picked up at your hotel and not having to then be transferred to another larger bus. We travelled in a comfortable 13 seater passenger van. I did the City tour which took about 3 and a half hours. Other tours offered are Muir Woods Sausalito, Wine Country and Carmel Monterey. We covered the Palace of Fine Arts,... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

we did this city tour on 19/10, there was a combination of Saudis, Germans, and us from Scotland, The tour guide was a chap called buddy and he was very informative and kept his cool even when confronted by a slightly stoned & aggressive cyclist, Good photo stops at twin peaks & the Golden Gate Bridge, Top notch

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Moorebank NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

Our recent trip to the wine country with Buddy as our driver and tour guide was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed his knowledgeable insight stories and dry humor as well as his eclectic taste in music on the way back to San Francisco. The trip visited three wineries, two smaller ones in the morning, then a nice, light lunch in Sonoma... More 

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Garden City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

I reserved this tour through the concierge at the Marriott about a week before my visit.. I had scheduled other tours and fit this tour into a specific date Two days before my tour they called the Marriott and advised that the tour was cancelled. They gave no reason for the cancellation. THIS IS NO WAY TO DO BUSINESS

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

We used this company for 2 trips, the Carmel Monterey trip was really great, wo nderful tour guide, great lunch, if we go back to Carmel we will eat there again. It was a small group so everyone had a chance to do what they wanted, they even stopped at Pebble Beach Pro shop for us! The other tour was... More 

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