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“Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour with Ferry Return”

Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tower Tours is your #1 Choice for Sightseeing in and around San Francisco! Choose from the Grand City Tour, Muir Woods Tour, Wine Country Tour, Monterey & Carmel Tour, Twilight Tour, Yosemite Tour and more! Tower Tours also offers tour packages to include Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39, and the Exploratorium. Come by and book a tour today!
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“Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour with Ferry Return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

The tour to Muir Woods operated by Tower Tours was fantastic. From the moment of hotel pick up to arrival at the office to be re-allocated to the designated tours, the entire experience was pleasant, staffs were very helpful, friendly and professional.

The weather on the day was perfect. Mr T (Guide & Driver) was very friendly, professional with a great sense of humor and armed with in depth knowledge to both local and to the city. The bus is comfortable and Mr T is a very good and attentive driver. Muir Woods is beautiful and a wonder of his own. Sausalito is a must visit stop and the return via ferry was a perfect way to enjoy the city.

I would highly recommend this tour. However, one suggestion is to provide more info on the exchange of ferry voucher to ticket onboard as the ferry crews didn’t know what to do with the voucher.

Visited February 2013
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“City + Muir Woods - great Tour, great Guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We buy a combi of SFO City Tour on the forenoon and the Muir Woods on the afternoon. Both of them where great, mainly because of our Guide John. He is a very funny Guide, has many information about the city and a heart for nature and ecology. The bus of Tower Tours was in very good condition and comfortable, timeplanning was accurate and all of them very good organized. Thanks John and Tower Tours a very cool and perfect leave day.

Visited February 2013
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We did the 3.5 hour city tour on a Sunday morning.
The city tour was disappointing in several ways. I had read that there is an option of an open top bus on nice days, but this was not offered on the beautiful sunny day of our tour.
The 3 stops were so brief, 6 minutes, 7 minutes etc so little time to appreciate the beauty. We did have 12 minutes at Golden Gate tour centre. By the time we dashed up the hill to get a view we had to rush back down,
The driver told endless stories about his personal life and little about some of the sites. For example we had one stop near the Tea Gardens. We were not told what else was there so were unsure of the best way to spend our limited time given that payment is required to enter the tea gardens.
Just overall a disappointment. I did a hop on hop off tour the next day and as well as being able to spend time I learned an awful lot more about San Francisco.

Visited February 2013
Thank Holiday M
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TowerTours, Manager at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Holiday M,
Thank you for sharing your tour feedback on TripAdvisor. I apologize that your experience was less than satisfactory. Currently, Tower Tours does not have available any open top vehicles in the fleet., so we unfortunately could not swap out a different vehicle based on the weather.

I am concerned with your comments regarding the photo stops and tour narration. Generally, we give our guests time anywhere between 15-25 minutes for stops. Our guides are also trained not to overshare with personal stories, but with information on the city. I will make sure to address this with all our guides for improvement.

Thank you once again for your feedback and please don't hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss your experience further.

Janet H.
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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“Great tours and Curly the driver is the Best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Took the Monterey and Carmel and also the Sausalito and Muir Wood tour. The tours were great and the buses are clean and look well maintained.
Our bus driver was Curly and he is hilarious and very informative.
Curly is also a poet and a very good one.
Keep up the Great tours Tower and Curly.

Visited April 2012
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“great trip, great driver!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

took a wine country tour with tour tours. a motor coach picked us up at the hotel, took us to the main office to pay for our trip and back on the bus. for our tour. our driver, tareau, was amazing!!!! tareau pointed out every interesting thing on our trip from where certain movies where filmed, where the famous people lived, new all the ins and outs, the history of the area, to good restaurants to real estate prices! what a great personality!!! and funny too!!!!
the trip to our first winery in napa took just about an hour. madonna winery, then on to sutter home, then on to sonoma for lunch,and walk around sonoma square. from there to sebastiani winery, then back to the hotel at 6pm. the tours included wine tasting, and 2 of the 3 gave a tour.
had a great time, thank you to tareau!!!!!!

Visited February 2013
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