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The Great Pacific Tour Co.

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Hayes Valley
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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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Napa and Sonoma wine tour.

Had a lovely day on our winery tour , both wineries in Sonoma offered a different experience and the wines from both were very good. In fact, I carried some back to Australia... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Bellbird, Australia

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bondi, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great Tour. I was in SF for a week on Business, so as I'd previously done the main highlights of SF, Thought I'd see the Wine region on Sunday. Staff were very helpful in arranging my Pickup, as I was staying outside their normal pickup Zone, so made it somewhere that i could get to easily. Buddy, our tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took this tour with Cynthia as our guide. She is very knowledgeable and entertaining. The Woods have to be seen! And the road trip to the woods over the Golden Gate Bridge is stunning!

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Bellbird, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a lovely day on our winery tour , both wineries in Sonoma offered a different experience and the wines from both were very good. In fact, I carried some back to Australia ! Lunch in Sonoma was good with plenty to eat. Following lunch we travelled to Napa and Domaine Chandon. This was fabulous ! A great tour and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience! They pick you up at your hotel and you don't have to change buses! So no early picks. We were only 12 passengers in a new ban. The guide was Ok, she attended to our requests and sweet. I only wished she had talked a little louder a given us more of San Francisco history.... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed winery tours at Sonoma and Napa. Cynthia was our tour guide. She was knowledgeable, witty and professional! We shared the tour with 4 other couples. It was a very enjoyable day. We also had a lovely lunch. I would recommend this tour company!

Thank Doreen0919
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I did this tour with 12 others and loved it. Jim was our guide and he was really great, knowledgable, not over bearing and really great company. The three wineries were really lovely and different and the lunch spot was great - you can't go wrong.

Thank Claire F

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