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A Friend in Town Tours

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

If you want to see Silicon Valley, a Friend in Town is definitely the way to go. Jesse gave us... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2015
Bill S
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Napa and Redwoods tour

We had the most glorious day with Jesse (and so much better than a bus tour). We had arranged for... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2015
Regina, Canada
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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 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 29 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

Reviewed 26 October 2014

Book a day trip with Jesse in August 2014 Jesse picked me up from my hotel and we planned our day. He was so flexible with itinerary and nothing was too much trouble. No rushing at the places I wanted to stop at and no...More

1  Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We spent an amazing day with Jesse touring his home town of San Francisco. Jesse was so passionate and knowledgeable about San Francisco. We discovered ‘A Friend in Town’ via Google and then research on Trip Advisor and when I contacted Jesse I knew he...More

1  Thank Giggleslea
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We found Jesse over the internet and built up a good rapport with him before we left Australia so we felt very comfortable seeing San Francisco and California with him as it was our first time to the USA. We booked a half day San...More

1  Thank casula
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

There was a group of 5 of us and most had not been to Sam Fan before so we wanted to do a day tour so we did not have drive or take a taxi. This was the best idea!! Jessie was great he has...More

1  Thank Sinatralis
Reviewed 24 September 2014

My sister and I had Jesse for a tour of San Francisco, oh my goodness he was beyond brilliant, so knowledgable not only about the current sites, but also historically - he was amazing. I can highly recommend him.i

1  Thank 222yvonne222
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