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Everybody's Favorite City Tour

We had a wonderful private tour with Jesse and Rick. We were a group of 10 adults on a Princess... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CharlesK1487
We’ve fallen in love with San Francisco

We picked Jesse to take us around for a private whole day tour because of reviews we read on trip... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful private tour with Jesse and Rick. We were a group of 10 adults on a Princess Cruise in San Francisco for the day. I started looking for private tours and wrote an email to two or three different tour companies. After...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We picked Jesse to take us around for a private whole day tour because of reviews we read on trip advisor. We were only in San Fran for a few days so really wanted to experience as much as we could outside of the city....More

Thank MissKirstsTravels
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend Jesse’s tour. Myself and some colleagues had one free day before we flew home after a work trip. We were a mixed group of newbies and return travellers to San Francisco. Despite this the tour suited everyone. Jesse brought every stop/sight to...More

Thank mrsjmcgrath
Jesse W, Owner at A Friend in Town Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

I sincerely appreciate the many enthusiastic reviews, and especially those that specify what they liked about their tour...for example, that both people new to our area and returning travelers feel that commentary can bring "every stop/sight to life"!

Reviewed December 30, 2017

My sons, ages 24 & 25 and I did the Muir Woods and Napa Valley tour with Jesse. This turned out to be our favorite activity while in San Francisco. Jesse, was friendly, extremely informative, shared not only factual information about the area, but fun...More

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed October 5, 2017

My sister and I did a full day tour with Jesse to see one of the bigger redwood forests still within driving range from San Francisco. We went to Big Basin park based on Jesse's recommendation and had an absolutely wonderful day! It really was...More

Thank Eorn
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Bravo Jesse Warr! Another all day private tour in the books. This time we did Monterey/Cannery Row/Aquarium, followed by 17 mile drive down to Carmel by the Sea. Beautiful and educational for myself & teenage daughters. Highly recommend! Laura Atlanta, Ga

Thank Laura L
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Jesse our guide was a wealth of information on the whole Bay Area. He picked us up from Nob Hill and returned us to Salsalito. The Muir Woods drive was very curvy and may cause a little car sickness if not in front seat. Napa...More

Thank rdonner2016
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We booked an 8 hour tour with Jesse to see San Francisco and Muir Woods. My wife and I, my mom, and two kids - 16 and 18 all had a great time. Jesse picked us up in a comfortable mini van, driving around the...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Jesse with A Friend in Town gave us a vacation experience to remember! He was very knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. He shared information along the way that was very interesting and gave us tips at each stop. We marveled at the beautiful redwoods in Muir...More

Thank travel_m0m7
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We spent an entire day with Jesse and headed from our Fisherman's Wharf location to Gilroy, Monterey, the Seventeen Mile drive, Carmel and the Bixby Bridge. During our day we learned a lot of history and trivia as well as saw some of the most...More

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