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A Friend in Town Tours

San Francisco, CA 94107
+1 510-533-9211
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Silicon Valley tour

We spent an excellent day with Jesse who was a wealth of knowledge about the area and who is... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2015
Sweetcandi71
"AWESOME" !!!!

We started the 4 hour day tour with the sun shining and beautiful crystal clear blue skies. Jesse... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2015
laurie b
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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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Reviewed 21 March 2015

We spent an excellent day with Jesse who was a wealth of knowledge about the area and who is constantly updating himself with the latest developments. We liked the ability to change the itenary on the fly. We highly reccommend this service for anyone interested...More

Thank Sweetcandi71
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We started the 4 hour day tour with the sun shining and beautiful crystal clear blue skies. Jesse immediately started telling us about the history and the culture of San Francisco. We saw city hall, the opera center then went to Lombard street ( crookedest...More

1  Thank laurie b
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Huge thanks to Jesse for our recent all day Vertigo tour in San Francisco and beyond. What a great day we had from San Juan Bautista to all the amazing spots in the city where scenes from the movie were filmed and more. Jesse has...More

1  Thank IreneHaggis
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We had a terrific 4 hour tour of San Francisco with Jesse. He gave us a great overview of the the city, filled with interesting historical information, and hit all of the major sites we were interested in seeing. It was so nice to have...More

Thank Fupton
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We had a wonderful time with Jesse on our full day tour of the San Francisco area. He was very kind, accommodating, and generous. He will do anything you want to, and is flexible to change the day however you feel you need to. Took...More

Thank EmilyDYNG
Reviewed 24 January 2015

If you want to see Silicon Valley, a Friend in Town is definitely the way to go. Jesse gave us detailed knowledge of the area and suggested which places were better to visit. The whole tour was totally flexible and we were able to change...More

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 19 January 2015

We had the most glorious day with Jesse (and so much better than a bus tour). We had arranged for a visit to the Muir Woods and then to Napa to visit some wineries. Although we stayed longer in the woods than planned Jesse took...More

Thank westind
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Thank you for a great trip! It was exactly what we had in mind and your detailed knowledge of the area made it really insightful. Appreciate your flexibility in customizing it for us. We had a fantastic tour. If you're looking to see anything in...More

Thank LeslieCBarry
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I am so thrilled that we booked Jesse for a private tour! We really didn't want to ride around with a bunch of people on an impersonal tour and so I found Jesse! It was great. Jesse really knows his city and it's so obvious...More

Thank LauraAnn76
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We contacted Jesse and booked our 8 hr city tour weeks in advance. We received a prompt confirmation followed by a receipt for our deposit but the amount was not filled in. Not a problem since we kept our PayPal receipt. We received no further...More

Thank Ron S
Jesse W, Owner at A Friend in Town Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2014

My usually reliable minivan was in for a routine check-up...my mechanic recommended I not drive it until he replaced the leaky radiator. I'm sorry for the missed communications and that renting a car caused a 45?-minute delay in my arrival. Glad, however, that you enjoyed...More

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