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Extranomical Tours is a 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award Winner - 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, 2018-Jul-23 /Travel PR News/ — Extranomical Tours, a leading touring and sightseeing company in Northern California, is proud to announce that it has received The 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award which is the highest honor that TripAdvisor can give.

Based on reviews by thousands of international and domestic travelers, the San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/Optional Gourmet Lunch tour has been recognized by TripAdvisor as the fourth best wine experience in the world.

“We are all enormously grateful to the many, many guests who have enjoyed our Muir Woods & Wine tour,” said Gary Lillian, President and CEO of Extranomical Tours. “We are celebrating this recognition by increasing our efforts to deliver memorable experiences and the highest level of guest service in the hospitality industry.”

Extranomical Tours team is thankful for the great reviews and invites everyone to join the celebration by booking their next tour with confidence, knowing that all guests will receive an experience of a lifetime.

Visiting and wine tasting at three prominent wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley in combination with Muir Woods National Monument is what makes this tour unique. Optional gourmet lunch at the Historic Sonoma Plaza makes this experience even more relaxing and enjoyable. The grand finale with a stop at the Golden Gate Bridge provides incredible photo opportunities.

The tour is narrated in English but the company also offers complimentary audio guides in 8 languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, and Portuguese. The Tour is available daily and is recommended for adults 21 or over. The tour price which includes tasting fees at the wineries is $129 per person.

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Extranomical Tours to Offer Unique Urban Brewery Tour from San Francisco - 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, 2018-May-1 / — Extranomical Tours, a leader in the sightseeing tours industry, is delighted to announce the launch of its All-Star Craft Beer Crawl. The small-group tour through San Francisco will feature traditional and experimental beer varieties.

“San Francisco’s long brewing history, dating all the way back to the lawless days on the Barbary Coast, and current craft brewing scene add up to a main attraction for residents and visitors,” said Gary Lillian, President and CEO of Extranomical Tours. “We’re pleased to have the enthusiastic support of four brewery partners who share our desire to make this a special experience for beer enthusiasts.”

The Beer Crawl, to begin in May, will permit enthusiasts to tour brewing facilities and talk with master brewers at four of the most celebrated tap rooms in San Francisco’s hyper-active urban brewery scene. Each stop will feature a flight of four beers selected by the brewmaster. The spring/summer 2018 selection of breweries includes: Triple Voodoo Brewery and Tap Room, Harmonic Brewing, Anchor Public Taps and Bartlett Hall.

The first tour date is May 12, 2018. Reservations are now being taken for the All-Star Craft Beer Crawl Tour at $129 per person. Adults 21 or over can join the tour and participate in beer tastings.

Extranomical Tours is accepting online and phone reservations. Call (415) 357-0700 to make a reservation by phone, or go to to book a tour online.

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Extranomical Tours Introduces New Exclusive Sonoma County Wine Tasting Tour - 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, 2018-Apr-26 /Travel PR News/ — Extranomical Tours, a leading touring and sightseeing company in Northern California, is kicking off its summer season with the addition of the Beyond Napa Valley to its tour options from San Francisco, CA.

Deservedly, California’s wine country attracts visitors from all over the world—nearly 25 million a year. The vast majority are attracted to the renowned Napa Valley region. Those that find their way to the valleys and hillsides of neighboring Sonoma County are delighted to find equally scenic vineyards and tasty wines.

“Respected wine critiques of the world know that Sonoma County’s AVAs grow some of the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the world—rivaling those from better-known Napa Valley,” said Gary Lillian, President and CEO of Extranomical Tours. “We’ve felt for a long time that these respected winemakers deserved their own dedicated tour—so, ‘cheers’, now they have it.”

The Beyond Napa Valley wine tour includes visiting and wine tasting at four prominent AVAs: Alexander Valley, Dry Creek, Russian River Valley and the newest of California’s official viticultural areas, Petaluma Gap.

The Tour is available Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only for adults 21 or over. The tour price, which includes a gourmet picnic lunch and all tasting fees at the wineries, is $199 per person.

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Extranomical Tours To Offer Tour Of Silicon Valley to San Francisco Visitors - 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, 2018-Apr-26 — /EPR Network/ — Extranomical Tours, an innovative leader in tours and sightseeing, today announced the roll-out of the Silicon Valley Tech Revolution Tour. The new tour features world-famous landmarks of Silicon Valley, the birthplace of digital technology and home to iconic tech giants.

“Silicon Valley is a global brand and it generates enthusiastic interest among visitors to San Francisco”, said Gary Lillian, President and CEO of Extranomical Tours. “We’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to make this an immersive, educational experience and love that guests will have the chance to fly a real drone while on tour.”

Tour participants will learn the dramatic history and be inspired by Silicon Valley’s unique tech-business ecosystem. The highlights of this expert guided tour from San Francisco include: photo opportunities at the Apple, Google, and Facebook headquarters, exploring the Computer History Museum, a visit to Stanford University, and piloting an aerial drone.

The tour is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only and is appropriate for all ages. Reservations for tour dates in May can be made at the rate of $145 per person. Call Extranomical Tours at (415) 357-0700 to make a reservation by phone, or go to to book the tour online.

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Extranomical Tours Adds Three Specialty, Small-Group Experiences From San Francisco - 2018

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - April 25th, 2018 — Extranomical Tours, a leader in the tours and sightseeing industry in the San Francisco Bay Area for 16 years, is happy to announce the launch of its new tour packages: Beyond Napa Valley Wine Tour, All-Star Craft Beer Crawl, and Silicon Valley Tech Revolution Tour. Extranomical will offer public as well as private versions of each tour.

“We never stop scouring the San Francisco Bay Area for immersive “see more, do more” experiences,” said Gary Lillian, President and CEO of Extranomical Tours. “These unique tours join our other highly rated tours and can be explored at”

The new Beyond Napa tour will feature award-winning but lesser known Californian wineries in four distinct AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). Guests experiences in Sonoma County are to include wine cave tours, barrel tastings, vineyard walks and face-to-face encounters with winemakers.

Beer tasting tours continue to grow in popularity and the All-Star Craft Beer Crawl is meant for enthusiasts who want to learn from master brewers and are open to experimenting with new types of beer. Four award-winning breweries have been selected for the initial Spring/Summer edition of the tour.

The highlights of the Silicon Valley Tour include visiting the Stanford University, the Computer History Museum, Apple, Google, and Facebook headquarters, and learning how to pilot an aerial drone. The Tour is appropriate for all ages and is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

The three tours are available from May 12, 2018, with rates of $199 for the Beyond Napa Valley Tour, $129 for the All-Star Craft Beer Crawl, and $145 for the Silicon Valley Tech Revolution Tour.

Extranomical Tours is accepting online and phone reservations. Call (415) 357-0700 to make a reservation by phone, or go to to book a tour online.

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Extranomical Welcomes “Summer of Love” Seekers to San Francisco With a Tour Down Memory Lane - 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2017 – It’s the Summer of Love, baby! Getting into the 50th anniversary spirit, Extranomical Tours today announced that it was inviting San Francisco visitors to “tune on and turn in” to a moment in time that launched a cultural revolution.

“We’d like everyone to ‘get on board’—literally—for our new San Francisco Summer of Love tours. Wouldn’t it be remarkable to sit next to someone who was there in 1967?” said Gary Lillian, CEO of Extranomical. “Guests will enjoy a delightful three-hour tour of San Francisco, and they’ll be part of the experience.

Extranomical Tours will begin operating its two Summer of Love edition tours on April 19th; reservations can be made starting today. The first, San Francisco Treasures, picks up guests three times a day and shows off 15 city landmarks including: Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Chinatown and more. The tour includes a special Golden Gate Bridge view and a stop to probe the origins of the Summer of Love among the Beats and poets of North Beach.

The second itinerary, called San Francisco Parks & Coast, departs twice a day to explore the historic Presidio, the city’s daunting coastline, the diversity of the Mission and Castro districts and culturally rich Golden Gate Park, where many Summer of Love events happened. Guests will see the Jimmy Hendrix Red House, Grateful Dead’s legendary pad and learn all about the Beats, rock stars and hippies who walked the streets of Haight-Ashbury 50 years ago.


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Extranomical Tours Launches a Unique Outlet Shopping Tour & Napa Valley Wine Tasting - 2012

Extranomical Tours officially launches its new “Premium Outlet California Wine Country & Vacaville Premium Outlets
Shopping Tour & Napa Wine Tasting” on Saturday, November 24th, 2012. 

Right in time for the holidays, this unique tour is a combination of premium outlet shopping and wine tasting in Napa Valley in a smaller
and more intimate group. As guests shop for holiday gifts, they get to save big with a complimentary VIP coupon book that they will receive on this tour. With up to 70% in savings and shopping at over 120 outlet stores, tourgoers will leave one of the largest outlet malls in the San Francisco Bay Area with a big smile on their face.

Next is a trip to the renowned California Wine Country where the group
can take part in crisp wine tastings and relaxing views. This tour Premium Outlet Shopping Tour & Napa Wine Tasting
company will create a day to remember during the guests' visit to San
Francisco as they finish the day with a unique Golden Gate Bridge stop.  

Extranomical Tours has always thought of unique tour combinations to
welcome visitors, giving them a once-in-a-lifetime tour experience they
can’t get elsewhere. This semi-private, smaller group tour attracts
customers who are looking for a more personal experience and a tour
that doesn’t get held back due to large groups. 

To get more information about this tour, please click here.


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Extranomical Tours, LLC. Releases i-Phone App for San Francisco Travelers - 2011

iPhone App
Top 25 San Francisco Top Attractions Guide & Free Things To Do is
the essential SF tourist’s travel app. This San Francisco sightseeing
guide app provides its user with important information on all top sights
and things to do in San Francisco in one simple guide!

Putting the top 25 things to do in San Francisco at travelers’ fingertips,
this easy-to-use SF guide offers detailed information necessary to plan
the next tour of San Francisco at one’s leisure.


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Extranomical Tours Goes Carbon Neutral - 2009

As of 2009, Extranomical Tours is officially a “carbon neutral” Extranomical Adventures Goes Carbon Neutraltour company, helping to neutralize the harmful CO2 emissions in our 
atmosphere. Every seemingly small thing we do can have a lasting impact on our delicate planet.

Extranomical has partnered with “Verus Carbon Neutral” to help fund
projects around the world that 
aim to prevent deforestation and other projects that improve the atmosphere.

Starting this year, a portion of all Extranomical ticket sales will go
towards some of these green 
projects devoted to neutralizing our
carbon footprint. Consumers can then feel better about the impact 

their travel has on the environment.

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Extranomical Tours Introduces “Best San Francisco Taco Tour in Mission District” - 2009

Extranomical Tours is introducing a new tour, called “The Best San
Francisco Taco Tour”, which debuted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009.
This tour is the second in a culinary series of tours that aims to find the
best eateries in San Francisco. The first tour in the series, “The Best
San Francisco Pizza Tour”, was a huge success, so Extranomical is Best San Francisco Taco Tour
sure that this taco tour will prove equally as fun and tasty. 

“The Best San Francisco Taco Tour” visits 4 different taquerias in the
famous Mission district of San Francisco. At each taqueria, participants
can get a taste of one of the taqueria’s specialty tacos. Each taqueria
was carefully selected for its authenticity and overall taste by the
president of Extranomical, Mexican-born Rodrigo Enriquez.

Enriquez is attempting to branch out of the stereotypical mold of what
a tour should be and is always finding new ways of providing a
rewarding experience for people to remember for a long time. More
than just a culinary tour, “The Best San Francisco Taco Tour” aims to
also be a cultural tour. Extranomical’s next upcoming food tour will be
“The Best San Francisco Sushi Tour”, which will be a great time for all.

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The Best San Francisco Pizza Tour Debuts on March 24th - 2009

Extranomical Tours, a San Francisco tour operator, is unveiling Best San Francisco Pizza Tour
the “The Best San Francisco Pizza Tour” on Tuesday, March 24th. This
tour is part of an effort by Extranomical Tours to come up with
ideas that are creative and fun. Rodrigo Enriquez, the President of Extranomical, says, “We need to think of new ways of differentiating ourselves from other tour companies by offering unique and inventive tours that you won’t find anywhere else.” Matt Delaney, a concierge from the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf says, “from someone who keeps an ongoing list of all the pizza joints he has tried in SF, let me just say
I can't wait for this! It brings me back to my college days when pizza
was on the menu virtually every single day!”


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