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Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 282 5555; 866 697 2327
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A great way to see every part of San Francisco

As we were only in San Francisco for a couple of days, we really wanted a tour of the city that wasn't just us wandering around with a map getting hopelessly lost. This tour was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

As we were only in San Francisco for a couple of days, we really wanted a tour of the city that wasn't just us wandering around with a map getting hopelessly lost. This tour was absolutely perfect! Eric is a super lovely guy with an amazing knowledge of everything worth seeing in the city, lots of interesting facts and endless... More 

Thank Sophie L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This was a great tour! I enjoyed seeing the best of San Francisco in the comfort of Eric's truck. We crammed so much into four hours, and then I spent the afternoon exploring Alcatraz. Perfect day! Eric is very knowledgeable about every aspect of the city, and I would recommend booking a tour with him when you visit.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic time with Eric on a tour of the city while he delivered his unlimited knowledge in his unique transport. This was especially great because of our small intimate group. He was fun flexible and very accomodating to our needs. We would recommend this'll tour to anyone coming to SanFrancisco l

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Eric did a fantastic job of customising my tour so that I could see something I hadn't already seen in my previous visits to San Francisco and all of my self-guided wandering through the city. Picking us up in his awesome safari vehicle, Eric regaled us with amusing stories (and bad Dad jokes) as we made our way across a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

We had Eric for the tour of city for the jail and sail tour , he made us feel at home and showed us some local places that were off the track e.g the Christmas house!! As it was our 1st time in San Fan and had a day or two to look around he showed us other places including... More 

Thank Britt J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

In July we had a family holiday in San Francisco with two teenagers and a seven year old. Eric, the owner, contacted us in advance of the tour to make final arrangements and confirm all our names. Nice touch as he greeted us all and had all our names correct at the start of the tour. We followed a great... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Hamilton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 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 

Thank Jade R
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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