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“Guides made for a great tour”

Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods
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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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Guides made for a great tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2010

My husband and I recently went on the Muir Woods/Sausalito tour and the Napa/Sonoma Wine tour. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had very knowledgeable guides. Harold did a fabulous job - he was entertaining and informative which made for a great tour of Napa and Sonoma. My only complaint would that the Muir Woods/Sausalito tour was a tad too short - not enough time to thoroughly enjoy the woods or Sausalito.

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good way to see the city in a day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2010

Took the Grand City Tour of San Francisco in September 2010.

The free pickup from our hotel was on time and we boarded the tour bus quickly at the office. The tour bus is brand new, clean and comfortable. This tour is a reasonably priced and efficient way to see many of San Francisco's major attraction in the space of half a day.

The driver/narrator was well versed in the city and funny at times. We were given a sufficient amount of time at each stop to have a wander and take photographs. The tour allows you to view some parts of the city and attractions that you may have otherwise missed, or alternatively spent hours trying to get to and from. Good value sightseeing tour.

Thank Jobias
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Horrible and Terrible Tour to Yosemite!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

We took a Yosemite National Park tour since it was recommended by a staff from the hotel. When asked if we should drive or take a tour, he listed a few pros and cons. We may get lost, he had attended the narrated guided tour which has been useful and good etc. Thinking that it's our first time there with limited time, it would be great to have an overview on the park, we decided to sign up for the guided tour.

And this is how they advertised on the tour:
"Yosemite National Park is often referred as the “Crown Jewel” of the National Park system due to its 1000-foot waterfalls, towering granite cliffs, and deep alpine lakes. Once inside the park, there is a narrated tour where you will experience such sights as:
* Bridal Veil Falls* El Capitan* Half Dome*Merced River* Valley Views
You will also enjoy two hours on your own inside the park where you can stop for a bite to eat, experience the Yosemite Tram tour or walk to Yosemite Falls."

Much to our horror, the driver was merely played boring videos on the coach and told us in a rude tone that he will not bore us with how many potatoes can be planted on that land as his colleagues would, intro this and that etc etc (Why not? And isn't there a standard set somewhere?)

Horror 2 - We had to purchase additional tickets just for the Yosemite tour! We thought it will be a narrated and guided tour as advertised? (hence we signed up for it) We did not have any narration on * Bridal Veil Falls* El Capitan* Half Dome*Merced River* Valley Views (either the driver was too lazy or it was misleading). In the end, we purchased the additional tickets for a 2 hour Yosemite Tram tour.

Horror - In the end we paid approx 137 each for the drive to and from Yosemite with a very rude & bad attitude driver who bombarded us with his boring videos.

It's a horrible and terrible experience!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good, but could've done with longer!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2010

Took a Tower Tour of Muir Woods/Sausilito as a last minute addition to our trip. We were planning to get there by public transport, but didn't want the hassle in the end. The trip was good as it saved our legs, but way too short. It was 3 1/2 hours, most of which is spent travelling by bus. Would've liked longer at Muir Woods as an hour is definitely not long enough to take in even a small part of this amazing part of California. The woman who booked us said it would be plenty of time, which it definitely wasn't. Would recommend skipping the tour and trying to find an alternative way of getting there that would allow you to spend as much time as you wanted.

Thank southernbelle269
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Napa and Sonoma tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

Great deal!, for $67.00 per person, they take you to 3 vineyards with all the free wine testing that you can have and for and extra $5.00 per person they pick you up and drop you off at the hotel of your choice.
We had Harold as our tour guide, he is very charismatic and knows his job very well, give you great advices about what to do in San Fran while you are there. I highly recommend to book your tour with this company because their prices are cheaper and their service is excellent...

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