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“Vertigo Tour”

A Friend in Town Tours
Ranked #85 of 299 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 29 May 2012

Wonderful tour! Our tour guide (Jesse W.) was intelligent, articulate, and lots of fun. It was nice to find someone so knowledgeable and excited about the film AND the beautiful city of San Francisco! The 4 hours flew by and we were sorry to see it end. We would highly recommend this tour, and look forward to other tours led by Jesse.

1  Thank rebecca and ado... b
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

Six friends had a reunion in San Francisco and retained Jesse Ware of a Friend in Town to give us a full day guiding us through SanFrancisco. We all are experienced travels and we agreed that Jesse was one of the best guides any of us has ever had. In a full day he took us through all the important neighborhoods of the city. He also took us to some great"view" vantage points. He was very professional, knowledgable, gave some wonderful narration and history. He took us to a great spot on the water for lunch in Sausilito. Most important to the success of our day was Jesse's ability to quickly glean the interests of our group and cutomized the tour to those interests.Unfortunately, Jesse was already booked elesewhere for our last day in the Bay area. He did howver offer some wonderful suggestions for our day in the wine country which we followed and enjoyed thoroughly.

Thank howard w
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We had a one night stop over in San Francisco and wanted to make the most of our time there and Jesse certainly did that!

He picked us up at the airport and took us out for a wonderful afternoon exploring the San Francisco area, he took care to ensure we saw everything we had indicated were important to us plus heaps more, and his knowledge of the history of the area was fascinating.

We would highly recommend this service to others and will probably be using Jesse again our selfs when we return to the area.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

I did the silicon valley tour. It was very special, because "A Friend in Town" made a tour according my expectations. Since first contact until now, Jesse was very kind and tell us everything about the Bay Area. He is honest and an excelent guide. Thanks!

Thank Julia S
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Our return flight from Las Vegas included a 7 hour layover in San Francisco. We were traveling on New Years Day and thought it unlikely that we could get a tour on this holiday, but Jesse came through. He met us at the baggage claim at SF airport and provided a great 5 hour tour, which included the major highlights of San Francisco. He readily accommodated our requests (for restroom breaks, hunger stops, and photo opp's), giving the tour a truly customized feel. What we enjoyed and appreciated most was the wealth of information he shared. My father had taken numerous business trips to San Francisco, and he said he learned more about the city and visited more places with Jesse than during all of his past stays combined.

It cost a bit more for pickup and dropoff at the airport, but the convenience was well worth it. Jesse's van (a Honda Odyssey) was well maintained and comfortably accommodated our party of 6, including a toddler in a car seat. Overall, Jesse made a long (dreaded) layover in San Francisco a memorable experience.

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