About Golden Horizon Travel Inc.

Why Choose Golden Horizon Tours

Our Goal is to exceed your expectations

Experience the Difference of our Bespoke 
Luxury & Private Custom Tours

- Choose quality over quantity -

Explore California’s magical wonders, iconic sights, and hidden gems through local eyes with our knowledgeable, passionate and professional tour guides. From world class cultural stops to must-see national parks, Golden Horizon will get you there in luxury. Select from over 100 of our new adventures, day custom trips, bucket list worthy private tours to exclusive destinations.

Golden Horizon Tours is the premier private tour operator based in San Francisco, California. We specialize in expertly guided, private VIP tours. We guarantee superior customer service and an outstanding tour experience from the moment you book your tour to the end of your personalized adventure. Our city tours, outdoor excursions, and luxury travel packages are 100% private and tailor-made for you. Our diverse, well-educated guides offer insightful commentary in English as well as Spanish, French and German and several other languages. Small private tours will be escorted in top of the line SUVs . Higher capacity luxury vehicles are available for leisure and business groups. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway with hotel accommodations, a spontaneous single day escape, or an exciting outdoor adventure as a multigenerational family, our mission is to seamlessly facilitate your trip so you can focus on making memories that last a lifetime.

Our highly trained, professional office staff and fun, knowledgeable tour guides have earned over 2000 excellent reviews for their insider expertise and attentive guest service. We’re proud to have stellar ratings on Google, Yelp, BBB, and TripAdvisor. Our dedicated team continually receives commendations from the Better Business Bureau, San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. It’s clear that our mission to anticipate and exceed our guests’ expectations is a continued success.

You can book multiple tours and experiences through us as a package to save time and personalize your experience. Discover San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Napa Valley, Sonoma Wine Country, Yosemite National Park, Carmel, and Monterey. Customize your tour to access off-the-beaten-path destinations like the majestic Hearst Castle, Redwood National Park, Mammoth Lakes in the High Sierra, beautiful Lake Tahoe, Central California, Silicon Valley, or Point Reyes National Seashore.

For an additional thrill of a lifetime, consider our helicopter, seaplane, or hot air balloon adventures, horseback rides on the beach, a zip line eco-adventure through the giant redwood forest canopy, or add high octane activities like rafting, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, and whale watching.

For an unparalleled experience, let us handle your tour and travel package needs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. At Golden Horizon, we pride ourselves on providing world class service that extends beyond your ordinary path. Our completely customizable private tours put iconic landmarks and exhilarating adventures in the Bay Area and beyond within reach.

Travel with savvy experts and real pros

- Let us take you to another level of touring experience -

Get to Know Our Team: Tap into the amazing team resources at Golden Horizon to plan, customize, and take the trip of a lifetime. Every member of the Golden Horizon team plays an integral role in creating the Bay Area’s best private tours. From questions about booking, to handling luggage, customized itineraries, suggestions to knowing the locals only secret spots, we work very hard to make your experience unforgettable and perfectly designed for you.

Golden Horizon has been operating out of the San Francisco, California area for more than 16 years, and our commitment to excellent service permeates everything we do. From your first inquiry to a luxury vehicle arriving at your door, we strive to maintain trust and transparency throughout the entire process.

We are travel industry veterans with roots in Europe and the United States. Using expertise gleaned from decades of experience, we keep the ship sailing smoothly to ensure the best possible guest experience. We gladly accommodate special requests and work diligently to resolve unforeseen circumstances if, and when they arise.

We are fully licensed and commercially insured, and only hire drivers that are experienced, passionate, and drug free. We respect the privacy and payment information of our guests, and gladly work with travel agents and businesses to accommodate special groups.

Top-Notch Tour Guides

Our private tour drivers are so much more than a person to get you from point A to point B. They’re educated, thoughtful, and full of local insights. They’re professional guides and drivers with years of experience behind the wheel, and they always meet the highest safety standards. Our drivers are licensed, background checked, and regularly screened for drug and alcohol abuse.

Golden Horizon’s tour guides are fluent in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. They are well traveled, culturally curious, and ready to share as many fun facts, entertaining stories, and historical anecdotes as you’d like. Enjoy their expert commentary on natural and human history, geology, and wildlife, or if you prefer, simply let the landscape do the talking.

Our mission is to understand and anticipate your needs and tailor the perfect trip for you and your party or group. Our world class hospitality team can tweak your itinerary on a whim, and make sure your trip is about you. Customer service is always at the top of our list, and to us, that goes far beyond opening doors and handling luggage. Learn more about our tour guides.

High-End Clients & Top-Notch Travel Services

We understand how busy business and corporate travelers can be, so we have tailored a service to cater to this specific type of traveler. We offer convention and meeting services including setting up local ground transportation and tours for attendees. We have developed a customized online travel portal to handle all of your business travel needs.

We offer discreet and fully customizable luxury travel experiences for discerning adventure travelers. Our high-end vehicles, VIP specialized tour leaders, and attention to detail make every guest feel like a VIP and have won over high profile fans from entertainers to heads of state. Clients with unique privacy and security needs appreciate our commitment to safety and bespoke custom trip planning, allowing for collaborative strategizing with a security detail when needed.

We offer international clientele complete corporate and business travel planning services that include convention packages and tours. Our staff is well-equipped with the experience and knowledge to assist you with your corporate and convention needs and exceed your expectations. Each package is designed to accommodate each unique client, and we will assist with everything including working with your budget, travel dates and times, and itinerary. When it comes to planning business conventions or tours, we will make your experience smooth and seamless.

Our event management staff is capable of facilitating special events as requested by our clients. A dependable team of professionals orchestrates all event arrangements including finding a venue, choosing catering menus, renting the necessary equipment, and staffing (if necessary). The Golden Horizon team can execute every step of the way to ensure that your special event or convention is a success. Learn more.

We’re a Family Friendly Tour Company


At Golden Horizon Travel, we treat your travel dreams as if they were our own. We are an award-winning tour company with a passion for service, and we have built our business on the principles of transparency, safety, reliability, accountability, and professionalism.

We welcome friends, solo travelers, corporate groups, and multi-generational families to discover the beauty of California with us. The privacy and flexibility of an SUV or luxury van tour is incomparable, allowing your party the space and time to travel deeper and soak it all in. Let your guide plan hikes and activities designed especially for your group’s interests, ages and ability levels, and build lasting memories with your family or team.

Our Unique Values:, We are unconditionally committed to excellence in everything we do because our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations. We are a 100% local certified tour operator, not just another website from overseas. Help is always available 24/7. If at any time you are having a problem or concern with your reservation, you can contact us by phone, email, or live chat. This 24/7 service is supported by our committed and reliable staff who will quickly find a solution for you. Guests praise us for our expertise, professionalism, commitment to safety, and passion for service. We offer worry-free vacation packages and 100% satisfaction is guaranteed. Leave the planning to us, and you will be in very good hands.

Safety and Maintenance

Your safety is our number one priority, and we rigorously adhere to transportation regulations. We ensure that every vehicle is frequently inspected, well maintained, and fit for changing weather and road conditions.

Golden Horizon Travel Inc. and its sister companies are fully licensed and insured by the State of California, and we meet all requirements of the Public Utilities Commission guidelines and regulations. Our vehicles are well maintained and inspected regularly for safety by the California Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation. Daily cleaning and preventive maintenance ensure that our guests travel in comfort and safety at all times

Convenient & Simple Cancellation and Refund Policy

We go the extra mile to ensure that your trip runs smoothly, and we understand that your plans can change unexpectedly. While many tour companies require a 90-day notice for changes or cancellations, we prefer to work with our clients on a case by case basis. Flexibility is important to private tour clients, and we strive to accommodate your needs whenever we can. Our clients can book with confidence knowing that we offer a 91% refund, even if the trip is cancelled 15 days prior to the tour date. Learn more about our terms and refund policy.

Methods of Payment and Accepted Credit Cards

We accept all major credit and debit cards including Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Euro cards, JCB, Chinese UnionPay, Cartes Bleues, and PayPal.

We also accept wire transfers from tour operators, customers, and travel agents.

Our website is hosted on a local, private, secure, and encrypted server. Our website and shopping cart are available in many languages. You can book with confidence. We offer a simple and convenient cancelation and refund policy that is far more flexible than other tour companies. Learn more about our policy and terms of use.

Why Choose Us?

- Choose quality over quantity -

~our goal is to exceed your expectations~

  •  100% Local San Francisco accredited and well-established certified business since 2004
  •  100% Glowing feedback including TripAdvisor, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, BBB + A rating, Yelp, Google and much more
  •  100% Peace of mind, hassle-free booking and worry-free travel packages with hotel accommodations
  •  100% Trusted, licensed and bonded local tour operator since 2004
  •  100% Tailor-made private tours and freedom to customize a la carte
  •  Unique itineraries, bucket-list destinations, and 5-Star experiences guaranteed
  •  High-level, first-class service – no hidden fees, satisfaction guaranteed
  •  Superior, outstanding customer service, always available, reliable, accessible, and accountable
  •  Outstanding awards: TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, 100% satisfaction from all customers, BBB A+ Rating, Gold Award of business credibility
  •  Trust, authentic tour experiences, and unique destinations unavailable elsewhere
  •  Family-friendly tour operator, local, passionate, and fun-loving multilingual tour guides
  •  Go where you want to go and travel at your pace
  •  High-profile VIP clients, top-notch travel services specialist
  •  Latest technology, secure website, secure and encrypted shopping cart

Some of our Achievements

Golden Horizon Tours Inc. was founded in 2004, and we continue to reward our customers' trust with the finest quality tours and travel experiences. We have received thousands of 5-star reviews from satisfied customers on Yelp, Google, and TripAdvisor. We were honored with the Gold Award of Business Credibility Trust from Dun & Bradstreet. We maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). And we’ve been recognized by the San Francisco Travel and Convention Bureau and Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you for your interest in Golden Horizon Travel and Tours. We hope to see you soon in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to share our magical Golden State’s best hidden natural wonders, iconic places, unique attractions, and exclusive destinations.

Should you need any further assistance regarding booking, don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your interest in Golden Horizon Travel and Tours. We hope to see you soon in the San Francisco Bay Area, and to share our magical Golden State’s best hidden natural wonders, iconic places, unique attractions, and exclusive destinations.

Should you need any further assistance regarding booking, don't hesitate to contact us.

Authentic reviews from Trip Advisor

  • san francisco city tour

    the best tour ever

    angie, Canada

  • Lake Tahoe & Yosemite tour experience

    What an amazing trip around Lake Tahoe after a 3-day custom adventure of Yosemite national park sights and attractions - a wonderful destination.

    Chris G., Dallas, Texas

  • Lake Tahoe is stunning & spectacular!!

    Even if you’re not a fan of outdoors activities, Tahoe worth the long drive from San Francisco. This is a must-see destination with remarkable attractions.

    Martha Frierrs, Alabama

  • A 5-star Yosemite & Tahoe experience

    Our 3-day private tour package to Lake Tahoe wonders, Gold Country & Yosemite National Park top attractions was excellent, exciting & memorable!

    Nicky & Bannysh. Kolkata (Calcutta), India

  • Tahoe is a bucket-list vacation destination

    The Lake is pristine, wonderful, so clean, the air is so fresh & pure with magnificent surroundings, what an awesome paradise on earth?

    Lucia & Rogelio Mérida, Mexico

  • Our Incredible experience in Lake Tahoe and Reno

    Our adventure to Lake Tahoe and Reno from San Francisco was amazing and unforgettable thanks to Golden Horizon Travel attentive staff, and tour guide.

    Gabriela & Oscar Reyes, Lima, Peru

  • Dream vacation to Tahoe, Yosemite & Mammoth Lakes

    My wife and I want you to know how much we enjoyed our time in Tahoe & Yosemite, we loved travelling with your company

    Bob and Faith, Australia

  • A memorable Tahoe -Yosemite combo tour experience

    Trust their tour reviews on trip advisor 100%, they earned our satisfaction, they have a great customer service and amazing tour guides.

    Naina Kwok- Jakarta, Indonesia

  Why Choose Us? testing
  • choose quality over quantity

~our goal is to exceed your expectation~

       100% Local San Francisco Accredited & Established Business Since 2004ZZZ
       100% Glowing Feedback Including TripAdvisor, BBB + A rating & MoreZZZZ
       100% Peace of Mind; Hassle-Free Booking & Worry-Free Tour Packages
      100% Trusted, Licensed and Bonded Local Tour Operator Since 2004
       100% Tailor-Made Custom Tours & Freedom to Customize a La Carte
       Unique Itineraries & Lifetime 5-Star Experiences Guaranteed
       High Level & First-Class Services - No hidden Fees & Satisfaction Guaranteed
       Superior & Outstanding Customer Service, Always Available & Accessible
       Outstanding Awards Including TripAdvisor, BBB A+ Rating, Gold Award of Business Credibility Trust + SF Travel & Convention Bureau Award & More
       Authentic Tour Experiences and Unique Destinations Unavailable Elsewhere
       Family-Friendly Tour Operator + Local Passionate & Fun-loving Multilingual Tour Guides
       Luxury Vehicles, Go Where You Want to Go & Travel at Your Pace
       High-Profile VIP Clients; Top Travel Custom Services Specialist
       Latest Technology: Secure Website + Secure & Encrypted Shopping Carts

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