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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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Not your standard tour and all the better for it. I did the famous tour on my first day in San Francisco, nice intimate group and knowledgeable & outgoing guide. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Not your standard tour and all the better for it. I did the famous tour on my first day in San Francisco, nice intimate group and knowledgeable & outgoing guide. Well worth the high TripAdvisor rating, if you are looking for a tour this is the one for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you have two doubts whether to book this tour or not dont even give a second thought and book the tour. Its a very different experience. Feels like you have buddy who is a local and is guiding you through the city. Our buddy was Adam who was awesome and patient and was fun companion to experience city with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

we did the city loop tour and it was AMAZING!!!! The very best way to see the city. Even though the weather wasn't awesome, Samantha, was the very best. Overall the tour simply couldn't be better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the Famous tour and had Eli as our tour guide. On paper, six hours seems like a long day but it didn't feel like it at all. Eli's knowledge of the city and Bay Area was incredible and he kept us engaged at all times. There were plenty of stops for bathroom breaks and helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

On May 13, four of us did the 3 hour city tour with Dylan himself. It was a fantastic tour of the highlights of San Francisco. Dylan entertained us with many fascinating and humorous anecdotes about the city plus gave us many opportunities for pictures. One of the stops gave us a chance to pick up a coffee or a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We get to know SF best places, accompanied of a knowledgeable explanation from Rodrigo, our guide. Equipments and gearment are the best in quality. It was a fun, interesting, well designed and safe tour, and an unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

we had a great time on the e-bike tour. it takes you through the highlights of the city. so much more fun to do it on bikes instead of in a van. you really feel like you absorb it all. e-bikes are quick and cool and less strenuous, so it's the best of all worlds. our guide Rodrigo loves the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took the 6 hour mini van tour and it was fantastic. I couldn't recommend it more highly. Adam our guide grew up in the area and really knew about all of the places we visited. When I first booked this tour I was a little hesitant because of the length. Don't let that scare you. Plenty of bathroom breaks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We took the tour yesterday. Our guide Andre was awesome. He knew so much about everywhere we went. Even answered questions we had that were not associated with the tour. He was welcoming and also kept us laughing throughout the trip. The best thing we all liked was not being rushed at all. We had as much time as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I took the e-bike tour recently and we were glad we did it. Samantha was our tour-guide. She was very friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and over-all very very good! We got to see a lot of the city from different locations and got to learn more about the city history as well. The e-bike is the way to... More 

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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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