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The Urban Safari

San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
415 282 5555; 866 697 2327
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Ranked #47 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Townsville, Qld, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our Urban Safari Tour with Alcatraz coincided with the US government shutdown in October 2013. I received a phone call from someone from The Urban Safari on the day we arrived in San Francisco apologising sincerely for the fact that Alcatraz was closed and offering us a refund or a Bridge2Bridge cruise in lieu. Our guide for the tour was... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We scheduled a private tour and had the whole bus. I think the owner was our tour guide. We had kids in front and he made a very offensive joke using the "f" word. We couldn't believe it. Besides stopping at some obvious stopping points, nothing else was special about this. Didn't learn any wonderful facts about the city. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Got lost first time in San Fran but the team made a phone and got me on the bus. And what a great time was had by all. A must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband, 2 sons and I enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Our tour guide Eric was so wonderful and friendly, he made the experience so enjoyable for us and especially for our 2 children. For Australian and NZ travelers especially you'll be surprised on how much knowledge he has on us! Not only did we get to see all... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We did this tour on Thursday 14 August 2014 after a recommendation from a friend of mine back in Australia. I checked previous reviews over a period of time and was happy with what I had read. My family did the Safari, Jail and Sail tour - three separate components. All dealings with Sandy via e-mail to arrange our tour... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Knew this would be a brilliant tour when an open topped, zebra striped truck pulled up and gave us safari hats and blankets! Saw some brilliant San Francisco sights and Alcatraz. Above all, the guide and driver made this your great, Eric and Pear were amazingly whitty, friendly and made the tour so much fun. Would 100% recommend to anyone... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Make sure you wear your pith helmet for this tour! We had a lovely friendly tour guide and driver take us through pretty much every district of San Francisco with great insights, history and a few bad jokes. There were a few good stops - including one to meet the tour company owners in Golden Gate Park. And we were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From the moment we boarded the Urban Safari Zebra Bus we knew we were in for a good ride. Our driver Eric was fantastic, and all too happy to accommodate our personal tastes when it came it food & drinks. We visited a fantastic Microbrewery before scooting off to The Mission for some AWESOME Taco's and a stroll by some... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A great fun day was spent with Eric, and Pear our fabulous tour guides. We were picked up punctually,, and it was a very friendly initial meeting. The day started with yummy chocolate tasting, and then visiting the amazing Palace of Art. This is my favourite, and the details that Eric & Pear gave about the initial plaster of paris... More

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Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Urban Safari Tour was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco. I love offbeat, I love the lesser known stories of any place I visit. I normally enter a big city and the 1st thing I do is go get lost so that I meet the people and get to know what's really behind the town. That's hard to... More

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