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A Friend in Town Tours
Ranked #52 of 305 Tours in San Francisco
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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
Reviewed 5 November 2011

We were looking to tour some of the more unusual parts of SFO - looking at street art, architecture and not often visited neighbourhoods. Jessie adapted to our needs extremely well. He was knowledable about a city he clearly loved and entertaining with funny annecdotes and insights. He showed things we would have never found on our own. He also lived upto the billing of "A friend in Town" by coming back to us the following day with information we had requested but he needed to research. A little more expensive than an ordinary tour but well worth it.

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Reviewed 29 October 2011

I am a tour escort who hired Jesse as a step-on-tour guide for my moderately-sized bus group. Our full day city tour also included a visit to Golden Gate National Park, Muir Woods and lunch in Sausalito. Jesse certainly knows the city well and we felt as if he gave us his all, and then some. We were extremely pleased with the manner in which he directed the tour and all the exciting sites we saw. "A Friend in Town" he was...

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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Six of us went with Jesse to Monterrey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. We were picked up right on time at our hotel and had a bit of a city tour on our way to the highway. Once on the road, Jesse gave us options as to our itinerary. We had a full day seeing the breathtaking sights of the Pacific Coast. This is the only way to travel. We learned many things about the area, as Jesse is a wealth of information. We highly recommend his tours.

Thank dmleamy
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4pourlevraicandide, Guest Relations Manager at A Friend in Town Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2011

I certainly appreciate that our guests have taken the time to share their experiences with the traveling public, and hope that they (and their friends, colleagues) will return to the Bay Area as we have a rich variety of beautiful destinations and opportunities to learn about our natural environment, architecture, colorful history, more.

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

I wanted to suprise my husband for his 60th birthday.....we were in San Francisco and his favorite movie of all times is VERTIGO.....so we had to see the sights. Jessie was the man!!! My husband and 3 sons are still talking about the great time we had in San Francisco..but mostly how awesome the VERTIGO tour was...my husband was so excited he was ready to jump into the bay to save Kim Novak!...Jessie did a great job and has a vast knowledge of the beautiful city.

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Reviewed 24 August 2011

This was a fantastic tour. Jesse did a fantastic job of showing us the best spots in San Francisco, where the tour buses can't get to. Every location was discussed in detail, and showed us all the different parts of our half day tour. I didn't even know there where house boats in SF! Jesse pick us up from the house we were staying at, on time, which had a perfect amount of room for a car seat and pram. We stopped off where we wanted to, took pictures where we wanted, better than any tour bus. I recommend this to tour to everyone! Highly recommend Jesse as tour guide and driver, fully accommodating to your needs.

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