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The Urban Safari

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Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 282 5555; 866 697 2327
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a must do in San Fran!

this tour was awesome! our family of 4 loved it! the tour guide was great and it went to plenty of sites/attractions in San Fran to give us a good tour of the city! Thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Ugh - what a horrifying experience. The locals seem to loathe this business and its humiliating to be on a painted bus where everyone is glaring at you. The safety of the driving was suspect and the incessant chatter of the "guides" was awful - almost no knowledge of San Francisco. We had high hopes based on the reviews but... More 

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

So sorry you didn't enjoy the experience, mom. I've told you many times to stay off my bus..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this tour was awesome! our family of 4 loved it! the tour guide was great and it went to plenty of sites/attractions in San Fran to give us a good tour of the city! Thoroughly recommend it to all visitors to San Fran, you wont be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had the best day on this tour. Our guide was great, so funny and full of knowledge. The tour takes you all over the city in the morning, then after lunch we were dropped off to go to Alcatraz. Our tickets to Alcatraz were included with this tour. The tour finished once we were dropped off to go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a fantastic tour and definitely the best way to see San Fran. Our guide was amazing and very experienced, we had a laugh and a sing a long he was also very prepared for the climate. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone travelling to San Francisco. Thank you Urban Safari for a great morning. Has some... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Four of us did a wine tour into the Sonoma Valley with our guide Eric. We had an amazing day out starting with great pastries and mimosas for breakfast. We tried a bunch of new experiences including wine blending which was great fun. Eric took a really flexible approach to the day and tailored the trip to meet our specific... More 

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Narellan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Urban Safari in San Francisco was unbelievable. What a great day had by all. Eric, our guide, took us to some spots that we otherwise would not have seen. We took some great shots from Twin Peaks and had a lovely lunch at a City cafe. The tour also included our trip to Alcatraz which again was fantastic. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Urban Safari from the first minute to the last minute of the four hour tour was interesting, informative & so much fun. Our tour guide, Daniel, showed an infectious enthusiasm & passion for the tour & this city that made it impossible not to enjoy it. My husband, myself & our 3 adult children have not stopped talking about it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We purchased the SF Urban Safari (without Alcatraz) on Groupon hoping for a fun and educational tour of the city... Urban Safari exceeded our expectations. Unlike many of the other tour groups, our guide picked us up straight from the hotel for our departure. As SF newbies, this saved us a HUGE hassle trying to navigate transportation to find the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

The tour guide was amazing, we had so much fun and learnt so much about San Fran. It also included trip over to alcatraz which is a must. I recommend this tour to everyone

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Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Being a very expensive tour, I booked this tour and 30minutes later I was told, the date was not going to happen, but rush and get on the one that had already started. This was a mistake, should have asked for my money back. And when I asked for just part of it back they would offer was $30 and... More 

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

So the public is fully aware, our tours last no less than 4 hours. We always ask the guests if they have specific desires, and take those into account. This is hardly considered "on the guide's whims". We have over 500 hours of touring itineraries up our sleeve...we're never short on ideas. Our guests like the idea of having input... More 

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