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“Very personal tour, go where you want!”

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.
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chicago suburbs
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3 reviews
“Very personal tour, go where you want!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2010

Jesse is a great tour guide. We drove through the neighborhoods of SF, the over to Sausalito, then Muir Woods. It was fantastic, but needed more time at the woods. Its all up to ypu where you want to go, Jessie knows alot of stuff about the area, but keeps it very relaxed and friendly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Wonderful, personal tour service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

My husband and I had been to San Francisco on several different occasions, but he had never done a trip to the 17-mile drive, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur area. As we were preparing for the trip, we happened upon a recommendation for a great service, "A Friend in Town" that provided us with a wonderful personal tour of the area. Jesse picked us up at our hotel in a clean, Honda Odyssey and drove us anywhere we asked him to take us. Of course we got to see many additional things that I had not seen on my previous trips. He is a former history teacher and knows so much about the area. We were absolutely delighted with our experience and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to spend their time gawking out the window instead of having to pay attention to navigation, driving an unfamiliar vehicle, and the frustration of parking, etc. It was a great experience for us! I consider it to be very reasonably priced for the value of the package.

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