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About Lighthouse Travel & Tours

Lighthouse Travel & Tours (LT&T) was created in 1998. LT&T is current as a registered seller of travel of California that specializes in creating personalized services through trips and corporate meetings.

The initial focus of this niche tour company provided unique and fun tours for groups inbound to the San Francisco bay area, emphasizing memorable trips off the beaten path. Now, LT&T arranges programs across USA and Europe.


LT&T proudly displays the 'Best Guided Tour 2004' which was awarded by the Silicon Valley Concierge Association at their Annual Hospitality Event because of the distinctive planning of local trips created and network of people which they collaborate with.


LT&T is a member of IVAA (International Virtual Business Association for Business Consultants working from home), OSSN (Outside Sales Support Network for Travel Professionals), Santa Clara Convention & Visitors Bureau, San Francisco Tour Guide Guild, San Jose Travel Professionals, and USA Tour Pros.

Creative Team

Donna West, Founder and Creative Programs Leader, Lighthouse Travel & Tours, has experiences living across the USA. This includes both the San Francisco Bay region on the West coast and in Kansas City, MO, the mid-west or the heart of USA. Donna has traveled throughout USA and internationally. She is certified by the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) and has college degrees in Education and Travel. Donna has completed additional courses in Business, Accounting, and Journalism.

Donna prepares the logistics for meeting and travel programs with clients and has a uncanny ability to find unusual elements to use. She shares information of destinations through the Fun Tour Guru blog and articles with various publications such as Suite101.com and Blissfully Domestic.


LT&T has over 15 years of specialized experience with managing corporate meetings and programs throughout the USA and Europe.

Reasons to Call - Lighthouse Travel Network

  • Niche virtual tour consultants who have the expertise to aid you in creating unique experiences and memories.
  • Arrange a custom trip or corporate meeting for your group.
  • Selects professionally trained guides and on-site meeting managers who direct and manage our groups.
  • Focus is on creating experiences with you.

Lighthouse Travel & Tours personnel are serious tour professionals that assist you in discovering your new travel adventures locally, nationally, and internationally.

They had a great time!!!!
Thank you for all your help in creating this wonderful day for our employees.
You really made the event special and helped make my job easier.
Thank you for your hard work and follow-up.
Tammy-Sequoia Equities


Local Destination Specialist

  • Plans unique day and overnight meetings and tours in local USA regions such as (but not limited to) the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. This might be a 2 hour business meeting in Silicon Valley or a full 3-4 days group event with hotel and schedule of activities.

These creative and memorable tours and meetings are great for employee recognition, welcome of your visitors to local regions, and team building! The size of our company offers personalized service to you as we work together with you on your tour events!

LT&T is very good! We've been dealing with them since our program started 4-5 years ago and they are very professional, works very hard to give us a good program and knows our budget constraints and works diligently to get us the lowest rate they can. If you haven't used this service in the past, LT&T is a company to keep in mind.
Independent Meeting Planner with Cisco Systems - 2007

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Leisure Trip Packages for the Independent Traveler

  • Arranging individual and group tour and cruise packages and individual itinerary travel planning

Virtual Tour & Travel Specialists

LT&T wants your activity to be hassle-free and enjoyed by you! Clients create a special bond with one another while building relationships for themselves.

Sightseeing. People. Experiences. Learning. Fun.

Lighthouse shows you around town, local regions, and more!

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Today went very very well; our tourguide (Matt) was delightful and we had a really good day!
Thank you so so much, you?ve been wonderful.
Judy-American Public Transportation Association


Specialized services for national groups visiting Silicon Valley:

  • APPA - Association of Higher Education Facilities Office - Local Wine Tasting tour - Event
  • American Public Transportation Association - Provided unique tours for spouses in town with conference attendees
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME) - Conference getaway tour for spouses exploring local Silicon Valley - July 2006
  • Antioch Unified SD Food Services
  • California Library Association: Pre Conference tour
  • Cisco Systems - Provided assorted functions and tours working with various meeting planners and groups
  • Finjan Software - Local Wine Tour in Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Focus Group Association
  • Fred's Travel World
  • GE Multilin - Local Wine Tour - 75 people - 2006
  • Georgetown Center for Liturgy - Department of Georgetown University: Pre & Post Tours for Catholic Coalition on Preaching Conference
  • Google - Step-on Guide Services of Silicon Valley for incoming VIP guest (Ambassador visiting the USA) - 2007
  • Guidant
  • Harvard Business School
  • Herman Miller - Provided Transportation services
  • I Car - Provided Transportation services and local San Jose Past & Present Tours - 100 people - August 2006
  • Intel Corporation - Local Wine Tour and Dinner
  • Jet Set Viagens e Turismo - Provided Transportation of transfer services - August 2006
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG - Local wine tasting tour in Silicon Valley 2007
  • Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Alabama Colleges for Electronic Technology Education Advancement - Silicon Valley Tour
  • LGA Architecture - Santana Row Walking Tour - 2006
  • National Business Incubation Association
  • Microsoft Corporation - Local Wine Tour; Transportation - dine around event
  • Netflix - Local Wine Tour
  • Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency
  • Richard?s Fun Time Tours
  • Sequoia Equities
  • Silicon Valley Concierge Association - Hosted wine and horse back riding event 2005, Experience San Jose: a seminar-on-wheels exploring local attractions and history of our great region! 2006
  • Society of News Design - Hosted by San Jose Mercury News: Pre & Post Tours for Conference
  • Sun Microsystems - San Francisco tour
  • Santana Row
  • Team San Jose - Overview tour of Silicon Valley, Technology Capital of the World - 2006
  • TEK Systems - Local Wine Tour event, October 2006
  • University of Ottawa-School of Management Executive MBA Program - Local Wine Tasting Tour
  • USS Oklahoma City Reunion Conference Tours
  • World Jet Travel - Assistance with managing corporate visitors 3 day program

Call LT&T today and reserve your next group now! or email lighthousetravel@comcast.net

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