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The Urban Safari

San Francisco, CA (SoMa)
415 282 5555; 866 697 2327
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Ranked #43 of 304 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We knew we were off to a great start when we stopped for photo ops at the Golden Gate bridge and had fresh French croissants and mimosas for breakfast in the van. We actually saw the other megabuses at the stop (for photo ops, but I'm certain they weren't having a 5 star breakfast) and we realized immediately that there... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great value for money, excellent behind the scenes support from staff. Both the tour guides on my 23/7/14 tour were superb ,knowledgable, humorous and happy to help where they could. Great vehicle and arrived on time despite Barack Obama's trip to San Francisco almost gridlocking the city. Four hour tour taking in so much sightseeing I probably couldn't even mange... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a trip through the concrete jungle of San Francisco coupled with an excursion to Alcatraz. It was fantastic the weather was even better which does help but we were able to see it's splendour in the fog & brilliant sunshine. The staff at Urban Safari were very helpful and made everyone feel comfortable and were very knowledgeable. Which makes... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A fun way to have a look around SF in an open sided zebra striped small truck. 10 of us in the back on inward facing bench seats, and one extra in the front passenger seat. Pith helmets and blankets provided on loan. Our guide Eric gave an excellent commentary and remembered everyone's names and cities for the full trip.... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family of 5 recently took this tour of San Francisco. The guide Naomi was both knowledgeable and friendly. We saw plenty of sights and stopped at a few of the more popular. I would recommend this tour especially as the first thing you do in San Francisco.

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did the urban safari and Alcatraz on our visit to San Fran in Feb 2014. I really enjoyed this tour, the guide was very funny, and it is clear to see that majority of the people who do this tour are Australian's as he knew all the things to make Aussies Laugh. This is a good orientation tour as... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After paying $180 per person I would have expected more. We had to make our own way to a central pick up point after paying to have a shuttle pick us up from our hotel. Being entertained through jokes and unrelated topics to the tour took our mind off the time. We saw a few local attractions from the bus... More

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CEODanny, Owner at The Urban Safari, responded to this review

While we always appreciate feedback, this seems to be a case of misunderstood expectations. We ALWAYS reimburse our guests for shuttle/cab fare if their accommodation is away from the 20 or so collection points. (If guest would like to submit the fare for their shuttle, we'd be delighted to reimburse them straight away.) As for having to make one's own... More

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The urban safari tour is a must for all travellers. The tour guides were informative, friendly and engaging! I was not bored at all the entire tour. It was full of laughter and jokes instead of the boring tours where you just sit and listen. Nothing was too much for the staff. Definitely an amazing way to see the city... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I really enjoyed urban safari tour. there is no other way to see san francisco, great way to learn about san francisco. Daniel Oppenheimer(owner), I met him 3 years ago. I had wine contry tour and SF city tour. He studied details of city and he knows very intersting sites in SF, passionate, knowledgeable. Urban safari bus very special, easy... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a very different tour, but we had a ball. Loved the experience all the way. The owners are lovely. You see the bridge, Alcatraz and the highlights of San Fran.

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