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“Jesse knows, Frisco!!”

A Friend in Town Tours
Ranked #88 of 284 Tours in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Jesse knows, Frisco!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

Our guide, Jesse Warr, was about as knowledgable and informative as any visitor could hope for in tour guide. He helped with some suggestions for our trip before we even left Ohio. While taking us on the day long tour, which is what I would suggest for anyone, he gave the TWO, not a busload, of us ideas about what to see and where to go, but also gave us the opportunity to adjust the itinerary to suit what interested us the most. His tour and information made the rest of our week in San Francisco even more enjoyable. Tish and I would surely reccommend A Friend In Town to our friends and anyone else traveling to Frisco for the first time. We feel like we made a friend in town with Jesse.

Bruce,
Columbus OH

Visited June 2011
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Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great tour of San Francisco in one afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

My friend and I had only one short afternoon to be able to see as much of San Fran as possible ~ and didn't want to go the 'large tour bus' way.... after alot of research on the Internet we choose 'A Friend In Town' and are very happy we did! Jesse is a personable and knowledgeable tour guide, taking you places 'behind the scenes' with a great story/history for each. Be sure and ask about the robot !! :) Funny! We felt like we got an incredibly full day of touring and sight-seeing and would recommend his touring service to anyone. A large, comfortable minivan got us places the larger vehicles could not.

Visited May 2011
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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best tour that we have ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

This was a personalised tour of specific attractions of SFO for only my family in a minivan and was very different from the bus tours of the other companies. We were able to spend more time at sites that we found more interesting and less time at less interesting sites, which is very different from the bus tours where you are given a specified time to spend at each site.

Visited May 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2011

Jesse took our family of three (our daughter is 15 mths) on a city highlights tour. We loved it and learnt a lot. Highly recommend to all.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
“the best tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

We took "A Friend in Town" tour of San Francisco / Muir Woods on May 25th. This was a great tour. Jesse was extremely knowledgeable about all of San Francisco and the personal service to just our group made this tour far better than any bus tour where you are with about 60 others. We could ask questions and the tour was specialized to just want we wanted to see and we could stay as long or short wherever we went. The price for ths private tour was very little difference from the big bus tours and so much better. Do yourself a favor, book "A Friend in Town", you will not regret it.

Visited May 2011
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