A Taste of SF
A Taste of SF
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We are a boutique tour company that offers unique experiences in the Wine Country, Muir Woods/Sausalito and, of course, our beautiful city San Francisco. Our fleet includes thirteen passenger luxury vehicles including our newest Mercedes Sprinter. Compared to other tour companies, we are not bound by time constraints and are able to offer a more comprehensive experience by including more stop points than other comparable tours. Our guides are very personable and well trained and some are multi-lingual, broadening our ability to attract the international clients that come to visit the San Francisco Bay Area. We are also able to accommodate smaller groups of family and friends seeking a private and customized experience.
San Francisco, United States

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Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Julie M
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
It was overall a good trip! The pickup is easy and convenient, the drive is nice and the driver was explaining things on the way.
When you read the description you are under the impression that the muir wood ticket (15$) is included and can be surprised once over there. It is written in the activity details, far from the actual description people read.
So it is kinda of an expensive cab ride with someone who talk.
But it was convinient to me, you see a beautiful area, the trees and a little bit of sausalito. The informations the driver is giving are interesting.
The view point of golden gate bridge is not the best to take a picture.
Also, they mention in the car that you need to tip the driver 20% of the total cost of the activity. I know North American tip policy, but why don't you pay your driver properly for the job you hired him to do for you instead of asking us to pay some more? Some people won't tip and the driver end up doing all the work without getting all the money.
Plus of you don't explain more clearly people won't necessary have cash in their wallet. So this is annoying.
Please stop attracting clients without giving the real informations, i would feel less misleaded if i knew.
Count 79+15+15 = 109$ for the real price of the trip.
It was still an ok trip!
Written 2 February 2023
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Kirill S
Dear customer, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you liked the tour. 1)Talking about the fee to Muir Woods, we mentioned that the entrance fee is not included in the field where Viator requires it. 2) The viewpoint of the golden gate bridge is not the best one...unfortunately, we can't offer smth else and all the tour buses and tour companies go there on the tours. 3) About the gratuity...it's completely up to you to pay him gratuities or not, we will definitely talk to our drivers once again about this. Anyway, thank you again and we will be happy to see you on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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Lyliy
New York City, NY8 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Small group is a plus. Tour guide was flexible. We were able to see Fisherman’s Warf and Treasure Island.
Written 14 January 2023
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Kirill S
Dear Lyliy, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time doing the tour with us because we always try to do our best for the customers. So let me ask please, why are there three starts only if you are texting that you liked the tour? Anyway, we will be glad to see you on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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Steven L C
1 contribution
Our guide was thoughtful and organized; the music in the can was at the right volume. He gave a narrative of the history of the life region as we drove. At each stop, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Sausalito, he gave concise directions including the duration of our stay and the receded into the background but answered additional questions as necessary. He picked up and dropped off guests at their hotels which was exceptionally convenient. At Sausalito participants had the option of taking a ferry back to SF or continuing in the van. The highlight for me was Muir Woods and there was just enough time to absorb its beauty, magnificence and feel humbled by nature.
Written 6 January 2023
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Kirill S
Dear Steven, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time doing the tour with us because we always try to do our best for the customers. Moreover, thank you for the high rank of our guide's (Joseph) job, we really appreciate it. We are looking forward to seeing you again on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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Michelle F
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
What a fun trip!

My granddaughter and I are visiting from Alberta, Canada and wanted to take in the San Francisco sights. A Taste of SF was recommended to us by our hotel and I am thankful that we chose to book with them!

Kirill was such a wonderful tour guide! He was just the right combination of funny, personable, and knowledgeable. He even took time with each of us to take photos of us with our cameras when we stopped at the special sites. He dropped everyone off at the requested spots and made the whole trip very informative and fun!

I highly recommend A Taste of SF!!
Written 5 January 2023
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Kirill S
Dear customer, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time doing the tour with us because we always try to do our best for the customers. Moreover, thank you for the high rank of our guide's job, we really appreciate it. We are looking forward to seeing you again on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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Nadia A
1 contribution
Dec 2022
was a great experience, the tour Guide made his best to elaborate and explain things. he went the extra mile and answered all questions etc. the selection of the landmarks and patience to get the perfect photos even by directly helping you. the total atmosphere of the tour was great.
Written 2 January 2023
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Kirill S
DearK3390F, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time doing the tour with us because we always try to do our best for the customers. Moreover, thank you for the high rank of our guide's job, we really appreciate it. We are looking forward to seeing you again on our other tours!
Written 4 January 2023
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LaMott1
Philadelphia, PA58 contributions
Dec 2022
We were in San Francisco to see "The Nutcracker" that our niece was dancing in and wanted to take in something else for this first trip, but hopefully not last, here. The San Francisco City Tours popped up and upon checking the reviews, decided to book it for myself, husband and son, so a couple plus an adult son. Additionally, the convenience of being picked up at our hotel on a rainy Saturday morning, was a plus! The get on the bus, get off the bus type of tour on as rainy a day as we experienced, would have been miserable!
Our tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable as we explored the various neighborhoods in San Francisco. He stopped along the way for those of us that wanted to venture outside the vehicle in spite of the dismal weather conditions.
Our last stop was to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Warming Hut. One of the things that broke my heart was the woman at the pier in the pouring rain, bowed over, being drenched! To my regret, I did not go over to her to offer a cup of coffee, at the very minimum. But I couldn't get her out of my mind or heart.
When I checked in later with a staff person at the Warming Hut, I was informed that this lady is there often, others have purchased coffee, food and other things for her which, I was told, was never accepted by her. However, I am thankful and grateful to have encountered this woman from afar and will, minimally join the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy and support their efforts. Maybe, one day this woman will come in out of the rain.
Three downsides to the trip-1- a hold was immediately placed on my card which I guess is the normal procedures, but unexpected. When I called to inquire about it, Kirill couldn't answer questions regarding it and referred me to my bank. I inquired about the hold since this card was the card I was planning to use throughout my trip and didn't want there to be an issue elsewhere regarding its use. Fortunately, it all worked out. I had no need to use the card prior to the tour and upon purchasing souvenirs at the Warming Hut, I had no issues regarding the card's use. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy regarding the tour if you change your mind or need to cancel for some reason; 2- Because we were all the way in the back of the vehicle, hearing everything that Mike said was problematic. Maybe, a microphone being available for him to speak into would correct that problem; and 3-The seating on the vehicle was tight. I think the vehicle could accommodate 12 guests but had that vehicle been full, it would have been absolutely not maneuverable, especially if some on the tour's preference was to get off.
I would still recommend this tour as the pluses outweigh the minuses.
Written 12 December 2022
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Kirill S
Dear LaMott1, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time doing the tour with us because we always try to do our best for the customers. All your ads will be taken into consideration. We are looking forward to seeing you again on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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Joyce K
St. Petersburg, FL6 contributions
The driver did not have a microphone, so if you were in the back of the van, you couldn’t hear him. I mentioned it to him at the first stop, but he didn’t speak any louder. Muir Woods and Sausalito were great to see.
Written 12 December 2022
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Kirill S
Dear Joyce K, thanks a lot for your feedback. I am really sorry to hear that but I know for sure all our guides have special devices to be heard all over the van. Maybe there was an issue with the connection or something like this. Anyway, sorry again for this inconvenience, we will definitely take it onto the account
Written 5 January 2023
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888Dibleycat
Walton-On-Thames, UK8 contributions
Very informative. An excellent tour to get to know San Francisco . We took this tour on our 1st day in San Francisco so that we may know where to visit, what to do. Good restaurants.
Written 10 December 2022
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Kirill S
Dear customer, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time doing the tour with us because we always try to do our best for the customers. We are looking forward to seeing you again on our other tours!
Written 4 January 2023
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Nikki K
1 contribution
Nov 2022
To say Ulrich was a tour guide is a vast understatement. I am a sort of wine snob and I still gained valuable knowledge. He educated us in so many ways. He had props to show us what we should have in our home, proper glass holding and swirl techniques. Do not hesitate to take this tour. It is amazing.
Written 21 November 2022
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Kirill S
Dear customer, thanks a lot for your feedback! We are glad you had a perfect time on our tour in Sonoma and enjoyed Ulrich's job! That's really important for us! We would be happy to see you on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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travisjwife
Jacksonville, FL54 contributions
This tour was very informative and hit all the SF highlights you would expect with opportunities for photos at major sights. Randy, our tour guide was really great.
Written 17 November 2022
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Kirill S
Dear customer, thanks a lot for your feedback! We are glad you had a perfect time on our tour and enjoyed Randy's job! We would be happy to see you on our other tours!
Written 5 February 2023
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