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A Friend in Town Tours

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About A Friend in Town Tours
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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Reviewed November 29, 2018

We took the 8 hour, Everybody’s Favorite City Tour with Jesse. He was a walking encyclopedia of information and interesting stories about San Francisco. He spent time talking with me prior to the tour to get a feel of what we would like. He took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

My family of four had the pleasure of spending a day with Jesse on his Silicon Valley tour in a very comfortable car on our vacation in California last summer. He was knowledgeable and informative about the “main” sites we wanted to see, like Apple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Using Jesse and his personal knowledge of the area was a great choice for our tour. He not only took us right to specific items we requested but showed us areas no other groups were visiting. He also kept us informed about historical aspects as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ihaterobocalls
Reviewed September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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