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“Fantastic Day Out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Friend in Town Private Tours

A Friend in Town Private Tours
San Francisco, CA 94107
510-533-9211
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Enjoy customized private tours of San Francisco (incl. places the big buses can't go), Napa& Sonoma wine country, Silicon Valley, Carmel, Big Sur. Unusual itineraries include: locales from Hitchcock's "Vertigo"; Russian River Wine Country; Filoli gardens. You can be picked up at your home, the airport, your hotel, even at your cruise ship dock--or dropped off there. We are especially accommodating to those with limited mobility, older folks, energetic children, foodies, photographers...and offer a warm dry alternative on rainy days. Come experience the off-the-beaten-path wineries where they'll treat you like VIPs, great gardens, legions of quaint Victorians, The Castro, hang-gliders, lighthouses, beautiful hidden vistas. Been here many times before? You still haven't seen all of our wonders.
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Keighley, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Day Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We booked Jesse's tour of San Francisco, Sausalito and Muir Woods and it was a brilliant way to see as much as we could in our limited time in the city. Jesse was friendly with a great knowledge on of the history of San Francisco. He accommodated my husbands wheelchair and we had the best sandwich EVER from the Bait shop deli in Sausalito (Which my hubby keeps talking about). When we visit again we will definitely be booking another tour with our new friend.

Visited September 2013
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Coluumbus, Ga
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Delightful tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We made the best choice in signing up for a 4 hour city tour with A Friend in Town Private Tours. Jesse really knows San francisco and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him. His van is very comfortable and easy to get in and out of. He is flexible and can arrange the tour around your and/or your children's interests. Highly recommend!

Visited December 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
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“Vertigo Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We enjoyed the Vertigo tour which was a highlight of our recent visit to the USA. Not only were we shown many of the places shown in the film but Jesse raised many interesting questions and ideas about the film and one of the first films we saw on our return was Vertigo which we saw with new eyes. Apart from the film areas, Jesse showed us much more of San Francisco and gave us interesting information about this beautiful city. I would recommend the tour which was comfortable, thought provoking and gave us an overview of one of the World's lovely cities.

Visited October 2013
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Gold Coast
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“We left our hearts in San Francisco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

With only a few days to see San Francisco in we decided to book with A Friend in Town tours to make the most of the time we had. We booked the full day tour which was meant to encompass the Redwood Forests. Unfortunately due to the Government shut down the access to the forest was closed as were a number of other places Jesse tried to show us. Luckily Jesse managed to find some great alternatives and the day was filled with visiting parts of San Francisco I'm sure many tourists don't get the chance to see as well as the usual tourist attractions. Jesse was a wealth of knowledge and both my husband, myself and teenage son and daughter learnt a great deal during an entertaining and informative day. Thank you Jesse for a wonderful day and for sharing your knowledge of this beautiful city with us.

Visited September 2013
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Jesse is the way to go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Jesse is very knowledgeable, professional and flexible. His vehicle is clean and comfortable. We wouldn't think of calling anyone else when we go back to the area.

Visited October 2013
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