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“Great tour - shame about the driver”

Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist
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San Francisco Grand City Tour by Luxury Motorcoach
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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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We took an organized tour to Muir Woods and ferry return to Fisherman's Wharf from Sausilito. The Golden Gate Bridge crossing, the self-tour around the National Monument at Muir Woods and a self-guided tour around Sausilito were rewarding as was the return ferry across San Francisco Bay. However, less rewarding was the driver's narration and occasional serenading - he came across as a frustrated 1960s singer.

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TowerTours, Manager at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Dear FarEastTraveller33,
Thank you for sharing your tour feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you enjoyed the Muir Woods Tour experience. Thank you for also sharing your opinions about the tour guide's narration. Our guides are often enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge and talents while on tour. We will remind them not to get carried away with their talents so as not to take away from the tour experience.

We do hope you consider visiting us again on your next trip to San Francisco!

Warm Regards,
Janet H.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Muir Woods is great, its big and quiet and if I had more time, I would have done a much longer hike. But the tour guide was not to my liking. I was annoyed enough that I got off the bus in sausalito and took the ferry back. Which ended up being a good choice because boat rides are pretty wonderful things.

My only other note is getting picked up from my hotel at something like 8am and then being dropped off at the tour office to transfer busses. Why not just get people to up front pay, and then pick them up on the way out? That was, frankly, very silly. If you book this tour, make your own way to the office. Its not worth it to get a hotel pick up.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Tower Tours rocks! Pick ups at hotels, on time with pleasant drivers and comfortable coaches. Took the City Tour, the Wine Country Tour and the Muir Woods Tour. They were all great. Guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Tours were a wonderful introduction to the city of San Francisco. Prices were reasonable and had a great time.

Thank jujube28
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Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

The staff were awesome and very helpful. Trip to alcatraz got cancelled due to bad weather. Not their fault but.

Thank Femi I
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

+ comfortable bus
+ entertaining tour guide (Silvio)
+ stop at Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks

- not many opprtunities to take Pictures!
- endless rides through the SF traffic without getting off the bus

Thank soni151
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