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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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A very pleasant outing with Jesse Warr

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Lynn G
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Jesse, our tour guide, was amazing. We booked in to see Muir Woods only two days before we wanted to go and this was the best deal. Jesse was so informative and genuine, and I would not hesitate to recommend him!

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My son and I did two all day tours with Jesse. One was an overview of all the attractions in San Francisco including Muir Woods. The other was a tour of Silicon Valley. Doing a private tour is so much better than, say, a grayline tour. We got to go to locations that would not fit a bus for example.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We had a great experience with Jesse. He is extremely knowledgeable and very flexible with the tour. You get to go places that you would otherwise not get to see unless you had a car. We had a wonderful afternoon exploring.

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