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“Pleasant and thorough day tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours

San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours
268 Bush #4407, San Francisco, CA 94104 (Nob Hill)
+1 415-513-5400
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Ranked #78 of 721 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: San Francisco Tours are a great way to see the San Francisco area. We offer tours to Yosemite, Muir Woods, wine country, Carmel and private tours from San Francisco
Kissimmee Florida
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“Pleasant and thorough day tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2008

We enjoyed our San Francisco city tour. Our tour guide was Jason and he was excellent. We hit all the usual trite and cliche'd places one would expect to hit on such a tour, but that is what we wanted. However, now that we have seen the city and met its people, we will find a way to spend more time on another trip. The tour starts at the ferry building with a ride on the Sausolito ferry. Jason stood out on the bow of the ferry while his colleague Eric was inside. As we rode across the bay, he pointed out the important sights as well as explained the city's history. We had lunch in Sausolito and then boarded the bus for the trip across the Golden Gate into San Francisco. One unexpected pleasure was to see the Maltese Falcon under sail. I have posted a picture of the Maltese Falcon in front of Alcatraz taken from the Golden Gate Bridge viewing area. Even though I happily took many more pictures than that, I did not see what I could add to the photo coverage of this great city. The tour included Chinatown, a couple of city parks, the Haight Ashbury district and the "Painted Ladies" and made for a very full day.

I recognize that many people do not like formal tours, but if you do, this is a good one. It is a great way to get a quick overview of what the city has to offer. More than anything else the tour made me want to come back and spend more time in the "City by the Bay".

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St Louis, missouri
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“If you only have one day in San Francisco do this tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

We had only one day in SF and wanted to see as much as possible. This trip showed us much more in one day than we could have seen on our own in two days. We took the 5 hour SFtour and was pleased. There were some rough spots in the tour, much more walking than we thought we would do. Although I think that depends on your tour guide.

The bus was clean, cool, and comfortable. The stops on this tour is what makes it special. Don't worry to much about the places they see you will see because you just drive by them.

We got to see fantastic views of the painted houses and the SF skyline. In Chinatown there was a Harvest festivel going on and it was packed. However we did get to see a parade with the dragon. Pretty cool.

I would recommend this to anyone.

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“Muir Woods is Wonderful...just avoid the pre-paid tours!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2008

My husband and I prepaid for a Muir Woods tour (1-2 weeks in advance) through www.sanfranshuttletours.com. Bad Idea! We were told to meet at 12:45pm at the Ferry Building Clock Tower...and we even called the day of to confirm this time and place. So...at 12:45pm we were AT the clock tower of the San Francisco Ferry Building only to find one of the tour guides (City Sightseeing guides in bright red jackets) leaving with a group of people. We chased him down and he proceeded to tell us that we were late and needed to go back and find some other tour guide to discuss it. We hustled back to the Ferry Building only to find No One There! Our tour had left us already and sold our pre-paid tickets to some other people! We immediately called the company to see about re-scheduling or getting our money back only to be told that this would be impossible. They would not give us a manager's name and after leaving multiple messages for a manager to call us back after we returned home from our trip, we have not once had any person return our calls to discuss what happened!
To prevent this from happening to other visitors...my husband and I Highly recommend taking a taxi out to Muir Woods (Much Cheaper and Flexible) and walk around the park at your only pace. My husband and I stayed for a couple hours and by that point, were ready to head back to San Francisco. The tour would've made you stay about 5 hours or so! Another cheaper option than the City Sightseeing Tour would be to take a ferry from the Ferry Building to Sausalito and there are shuttles there to take you to Muir Woods (Only on the Weekends though).

Muir Woods was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and worth the trip...so if anyone is considering going...just take a taxi or the ferry and a shuttle bus! Avoid City Sightseeing and SanFranShuttle Tours..they have a very, very Bad reputation (which we found out personally and from the staff at the Westin St. Francis Hotel!!) HAPPY TRAVELING!

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“great introduction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

We really enjoyed this tour. We had never been to San Francisco before and this was an excellent introduction to the city. Our guide (Lisa) was friendly and knowledgeable. We liked getting off the bus regularly and walking through the different areas. Like a lot of people we left the tour in Sausalito, had a lovely afternoon there and then went back on the ferry later. It was a good idea to give people this option. I would recommend this tour to anyone new to the city.

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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

Excellent tour.

we did the all day trip with the muir woods part. It was our frist day in san fran and the perfect way to see the city .

muir woods was amazing - definately recommend it. The hour and a half was a perfect amount of time to spend there.

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