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“Good way to fit it all in”

Silver Lion Service - Private Tours
Ranked #13 of 125 Food & Drink in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: FLEXIBLE, FREESTYLE, FUN - Truly Customized Private Tours of the beautiful San Francisco area, California and beyond. Ideal for individual travelers and small groups for up to 6 guests. Let us create your personalized stress-free tour or select from a list of prepared yet dynamic tours. You name it and we can probably arrange it for you. Some popular tours are: "Wine Tasting", "Extended San Francisco", "Monterey and Carmel", Gold Country" "Yosemite", Muir Woods Redwoods". Excellent service, affordable rates. Fully licensed and insured. We strive to exceed your expectation and help making your San Francisco visit unforgettable.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 22 June 2017

With just 2 days in San Francisco and never having been there before, we decided a private half day tour was the best way to see the most things. Our guide, Andre, was communicative even before the trip started and very accommodating to our wishes. He took us everywhere we asked, and made terrific suggestions for add-ons. He clearly loves his city and kept us entertained with relevant history and trivia. He took all the stress out of driving in an unfamiliar city, and replaced it with fun and adventure.

3  Thank Shauna M
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We only had one day in San Francisco, so we chose Silver Lion. Danilo was our guide and was simply outstanding. We have college and high school age children and they don't like tours with old people plodding around in a big group on a big bus. Danilo customized the tour specifically for us. In and out, boom boom. We saw everything we wanted to see. In places that would only interest us mildly, we would only stop for a photo. In places where we wanted to spend more time, he would show us where he would pick us up and when we were ready, we would shoot him a text and he would be there in a flash. We visited Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, hiked in Muir Woods, looked at the shops in Sausalito and took photos from across the bay, went across the Golden Gate Bridge and stopped at the Golden Gate Visitor's Center, drove down Lombard street, visited Fisherman's Wharf and saw the sea lions at the end of Pier 39, ate clam chowder from the sourdough bowl at Boudin's for lunch, rode the cable car from Ghirardelli to Union Square, drove through the downtown and business district, walked through China town, saw the theater district, saw the reefer heads in the Haight-Ashbury district, stopped by the painted lady Victorian Houses, and drove up to Twin Peaks for fabulous views. Not bad for one day! Although we did all these things, we were NEVER rushed. We actually took our time shopping at many places. Silver Lion will do what you want. It is TRULY a custom tour. Highly recommend. We especially recommend Danilo!

3  Thank David M
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Roger was our guide and he was outstanding. This was a trip with my mother and daughter and he customized the trip to meet everything we wanted to see and added some additional stops that were incredible (cable car museum). I would highly recommend this tour for anyone. Roger's knowledge of the city was impressive and provides tidbits of information along the way that keeps everyone engaged!

2  Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

For our mother/daughter graduation trip, we chose Silver Lion based on Trip Advisor reviews. Andre picked us up from our hotel for a 4-hr tour of San Francisco and he did not disappoint! We were in a minivan and he went out of his way to fulfill all of our requests for the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and the tour was completely personalized. Further, my adult daughter has high functioning autism, and he was very aware and conscientious of her "eccentricities." I highly recommend this service, and specifically, Andre!

2  Thank truevans
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is without doubt a great way to start any city break.
Our guide and driver was Dirk and from our first introduction proved to be a first rate ambassador for his company.
His knowledge and passion for his work shone through and we all enjoyed very much his views and descriptions of this wonderful city.
Although originally booked for fours hours we added a extra hour on as we were all,enjoying so much our tour and his friendly and humorous company.
The car was very comfortable and although not a cheap way to see the city and surrounding areas it was certainly worth every cent, thanks Dirk.

2  Thank gordondixon
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