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Dylan's Tours

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Address: 782 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-932-6993
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Description: We offer intimate, small group minibus and electric bicycle tours through...
We offer intimate, small group minibus and electric bicycle tours through San Francisco, Muir Woods, Alcatraz and Sausalito, led by our renowned local San Franciscan tour guides. Our Famous Tour covers San Francisco, Sausalito and Muir Woods-all in a day(maximum 14 passengers per bus)! Our City Loop E-Bike Tour is a life changing experience that takes you beyond where tour buses can go. We also offer the least expensive bike rentals in the city at $22 a day! Everyone working at Dylan's Tours is a San Francisco native. We love our city and we want to give you the best experience possible. We hope to meet you soon!
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Fantastic Tour!

If you are thinking of hiring a bike to cycle the city then go to Dylan's ... and hire the e-bike (unless you are the next Bradley Wiggins!) We chose to do the city loop tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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Allendale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Very helpful service getting bikes for an outing to Sausalito. Though they do not have bike trailers (contrary to what website says) they managed to dig up a trail-a-bike for my 5 year-old. Not sure that they routinely offer that - so call ahead if you need one. Otherwise they were very nice, supplied locks, helmets, maps and advice, and... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you are thinking of hiring a bike to cycle the city then go to Dylan's ... and hire the e-bike (unless you are the next Bradley Wiggins!) We chose to do the city loop tour which was fantastic! There were only 7 people in our group and the tour took approx 4-5 hours. We stopped at a deli where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This tour was an excellent overview of the city. I questioned whether a tour could really be this good based on the Trip Advisor ratings, but it was that and more. My husband is critical of tours and generally prefers to explore on his own, but even he admitted this was excellent and a great idea. The small group, an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see lots of San Fran but was put off by reviews I read on the Hop On Hop Off Buses, so I chose Dylan's Tours and I'm so glad we did! Dylan's brother Brendan was our guide and we were very entertained by his stories of growing up in the area. We even got to wave at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

During a short visit in San Francisco, we decided to take a tour to optimize seeing highlights of San Francisco. We did Dylan's Famous tour and Rolando was our guide. He was very kind and passionate about his love for San Francisco (which was evident by his tour). He was raised there too which was a plus! We had adequate... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I actually find the information for Dylan's tours through TripAdvisor, they had gotten such awesome reviews that my best friend and I had to try it out! And boy am I glad we did!! We did the E-Bike City Loop tour through San Francisco, it was absolutely amazing!!! We had the perfect weather and our guide Sam was awesome and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend taking this tour of San Francisco if you ever have the chance. We did the six hour tour and had a great time. Eli was our guide and he did a fantastic job. He was very knowledgeable of the entire area, its history, and could answer any question you could possibly come up with. He would offer... More 

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The tour bus was extremely comfortable and our guide, Eli, was excellent. He spoke clearly, was very informative, and added humor which made the whole experience wonderful. The stops along the way for picture taking, with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, were terrific and ending at Muir Wood was fabulous. I would highly recommend this tour, especially for... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you're going to SF, spend the extra money and go on a full day tour! The guide Brendan was so knowledgeable, friendly, and organized. It was so much fun! He recommended, and I agree, to take the tour first, then on subsequent days you can go back to the many sights you see. You don't get to ride the... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We took this 3.5 hour tour as a starting point to our vacation in San Francisco and it was great! We were picked up on time, and were given a map as Rolando, our tour guide, went over the itinerary and explained exactly where we would be going. We saw all the main sights (even stopped for a couple of... More 

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Additional Information about Dylan's Tours

Address: 782 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-932-6993
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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