Experience San Jose – Past and Present
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Lighthouse Tours has designed a very special day touring the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose. You will hear stories of how this area evolved in its own special way.

10:00 a.m.

Tour begins hotel or location

  Mini city tour of downtown San Jose directed by Tour Guide -
Then to Santana Row and Winchester Mystery House
10:45 a.m. Arrive Winchester Mystery House – ticketing and preparation for tour (handled through our Tour Guide and Winchester Mystery House
11:00 a.m Winchester Mystery House Mansion tour
12:05 p.m. Deli style lunch in the gardens of Mansion – on own for shopping or browsing the gardens
12:35 p.m. Depart for a local Winery in beautiful Santa Clara Valley – for tasting (arrival by 1:00 p.m. –leave approx 2:15 p.m.)
2:30 p.m. Visit San Jose's past at History San Jose
3:45 p.m. Return to hotel or location

Contact Us for prices per person with a minimum of 15 participants in your private sightseeing tour group is inclusive of all admission fees at attractions and tasting fees at wineries. We reserve the right to cancel this tour if minimum and maximum passenger requirements are not met.

Variations of this tour might include a tour of Intel Museum or Tech Museum, Hayes Mansion, tour of Stanford University, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and different wineries.

• Roundtrip transportation
• Professional Tour Guide
• Admissions to attractions
• Lunch

Tour Description:

The tour begins at your location listening to the tales of the history of the first State Capital of California, and how this valley once covered with orchard fields, transitioned "overnight" to become Silicon Valley.

Our first stop is the famous Winchester Mystery House, where Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, spent the last of her life and $5,500,000 building a house that contained 160 rooms. Discover this beautiful and bizarre mansion and decide for yourself of the mystery that surrounds it. There will be a lunch of a deli style sandwich, fresh fruit, potato chips and soft drinks for you after your tour and time to browse outside in the gardens and a variety of gifts and souvenirs available in the gift shop.

We continue our tour to our next stop at one of San Jose’s finest wineries in beautiful Santa Clara Valley which is conveniently located in the foothills of the Valley of Hearts Delight, halfway between San Francisco and Monterey where we will enjoy some wine tasting.

On our final stop, we head back into the early 1900's, as we visit History San Jose at Kelly Park. We will walk through history seeing the beautifully restored dwellings of of this replica downtown San José. There will be a chance to have an ice cream cone at the Ice Cream Shoppe and/or ride the trolly.

As we return back to your location, we savor the flavor of once the Valley of Hearts Delight, now Silicon Valley, a special place where dreams have always become reality and visions have always become fortunes.

Contact lighthousetravel@comcast.net for further tour information

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