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A Friend in Town Tours

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94107
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Enjoy customized private tours of San Francisco (incl. places the big buses...

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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Jesse did a wonderful job. We would highly recommend him for tours in San Francisco. The booking process was easy to use. He arrived on time with a very comfortable vehicle. He... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kmbmab
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Jesse did a wonderful job. We would highly recommend him for tours in San Francisco. The booking process was easy to use. He arrived on time with a very comfortable vehicle. He had a lot of knowledge about the history of the city. A wonderful tour.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't imagine a better tour than Jesse's. He picked us up at our hotel in Redwood Shores, which is about 25 miles south of the city, and returned us to our hotel at the end of the day. Try to get that level of service from any other tour! He did a phenomenal job of showing us the many... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My family of five took a half day tour of San Francisco with Jesse and the tour was fantastic. My wife and I had previously toured with Jesse 6 years ago and we didn't hesitate to book a tour again with our family to see the wonderful City. Jesse was the perfect guide to show us around and provide lots... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited San Francisco for the first time in December 2016. We decided to take a day outing to the Nappa Valley. We were fortunate to have found an excellent tour operator "a friend in town" owned run and guide tour Jesse Warr. We had a pleasant relaxed drive in wine country in a comfortable vehicle driven... More 

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West Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I took my daughter to SF & Napa for her 30th birthday. Since our time was limited, I wanted to hire a private guide. I booked Jesse just by his reviews on line, and I was NOT disappointed. He picked us up at 9:30 at our hotel and dropped us off at our dinner reservations at 5:30. I had a... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went to visit San Francisco and wanted to go on a tour while we were there but was a little bit leery of booking online. I checked Trip Advisor and "A friend in town" was highly recommended so we booked a day trip with Jesse. I told him where we were staying and gave him the wrong hotel and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband and I took private tours "Everybody's Favorite City" and Muir Woods. Jesse shared with us numerous places that make San Francisco Bay Area special and memorable. Very nice and knowledgeable guide. We'll highly recommend him. We will use him again. Maria

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Jesse took us on a custom tour of Filoli, Palo Alto and Stanford University. Jesse. Told us so much about the area and California in general. The trip was so enjoyable!

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Thank McCrockett
Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

My Husband and I took our grandson To San Francisco recently for a few days of touring in the Bay area. Jesse was a big part in making it so memorable for all of us. Such a nice, pleasant and very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend him for any type of tours in the area.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a good day of touring wineries. There was a lack of response via email before the tour so we didn't know if he was showing up or not, but he did, just a little bit late. The vehicle is the right size for 3 guests, but since we had 4, one had to squish into the rear seat.... More 

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