David RothanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. Good to meet your crew and glad you made it to Tommy's ! Best wishes, Gary
Joy FinleyUnited States
He was a FANTASTIC tour guide. We knew we wanted to see Muir Woods, but weren't really sure of what else to do with our time and he knew exactly what to show us. We couldn't of been happier, I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a great tour guide.
Cindy KruempelmanUnited States
This was a great tour, unbelievably easy to book and our tour guide Gary was just perfect. He arrived on time, was very courteous, his car was clean and roomy. Gary's knowledge of all things San Francisco was more than impressive, he is so well read that his education, homor, folklore and fun facts made tour extremely interesting and ever so enjoyable. He offered to take photos of us at all the great places made our visit memorable. This is a wonderful service for Bay Area hospitality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thank you so much for the generous tour review. I really appreciate it. And I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour. It's a good feeling to watch people enjoy the Bay Area eye candy. I hope our paths cross again sometime. Hello to Jeff - Gary
Rebecca CoolUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Becky, I thoroughly enjoyed showing your Cool quartet around the wine country. Happy New Year - Gary
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Gregg RayUnited States
Gary was personable, fun, and very knowledgeable. We were extremely satisfied and will choose TBL again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gregg, Glad you had a fun time. Me too. Bon Voyage & Happy 2018 - Thank you ! Gary
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Gary. He is fun, knowledgeable, professional and accommodating. It made our visit to SF so much more enjoyable! Thank you Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle, It's -4 in Montreal. Shall we go back to Mt. Tam and have a picnic ? Have fun with the rest of your time in SF. Happy 2018. Gary
Stephen MoloneyUnited States
Fabulous day. Gary was very knowledgeable and a great guide. He made a real effort to include all our group in our engaging discussions throughout the day. Tours are about fun and we certainly had that. The schedule was perfect and Gary was always flexible throughout the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stephen, I thoroughly enjoyed squiring the Moloney's around. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your SF visit. Happy New Year - Gary
Nancy HubertUnited States
We enjoyed our tour to Muir Woods and San Francisco with Gary. He was very prompt and attentive to our wishes.
Leelyn RubyUnited States
Gary is a wonderful storyteller. He took us to some secret spots to see the city skyline and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. He is very knowledgeable. We especially enjoy the aromatic herbs and leaves that he showed us along the way. He is a photographer, so he was able to capture beautiful photos of our family just us8ng our iPod or iPhone. He has a very clean and roomy vehicle. He knows how to navigate away from traffic and was able to cover so much in 4 hours. I highly recommend his yours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure Leelyn. I get to meet the best people in the world and show them my favorite places. Bon Voyage to you all ~
The day with Gary was just exceptional. We started in the Muir Redwood Forest and finished at Lombard Street before returning to our hotel. Anything in between, be it the lunch at the "Poggio" in Sausalito or the Golden Gate from far, was just like a dream packed with all the good and humorous commentaries by Gary. He is a real treasure and when we finished the trip we thought he was with us for a week or so and not just the day. An unforgettable experience made with an unforgettable person.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Manuel and Yoonhee, It was truly unforgettable meeting you too. I'm glad you enjoyed the day and lunch. I'm pretty lucky . . . I get to meet the best people in the world. All the best to you both ! Gary
Kelly HavlikUnited States
I would not hesitate to recommend Gary. We took the photographic tour with him and had an awesome experience. He's a great photographer and gives wonderful insights regarding the best ways to setup your shot and composition for photography.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly. I appreciate that. Likewise, I get to meet the best people in the world - Gary
Lynn AdamsUnited States
Our group of 5 had Gary as our tour guide, and we all really enjoyed the day. Gary is very knowledgeable about San Francisco and the surrounding areas. We were able to conform the tour to our time and interests, staid as long as we wanted or moved on. Gary is very personable and interesting, and we highly recommend hiring him as a tour guide. If you go with Gary ask him about the best margaritas. He knows where to find them! Thanks Gary, Your new friends from Philly and So Jersey, Lynn and Gang
Gene R.United States
Terrific half day tour with Gary in San Francisco. Knowledgeable, prompt and accommodating, great sense of humor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gene, It was fun showing off SF's beautiful sights to you all. I hope our paths cross again sometime. Thank you, Gary
Sherri Long55127, United States
If we could give Gary a 10 star rating, we would. He picked us up at our hotel and started the day off with a pleasant, warm, welcoming smile. He showed us all the major highlights of San Francisco in the ensuing 4 hours we had with him. He was very knowledgeable about the city, its history and told many interesting stories. He gave us good advice about where else to go outside of the city the following day. Traveling around with Gary was like traveling with your best friend!!! We love you Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sherri, Thank you for the generous tour review. I really appreciate it ! What to say to Dr. Levy : "I came here to hear film reviews and all you've talked about is dermatology". He will crack up and know in a nano-second why you're saying that. Hello to Bill and your crew - By the way, it was an unprecedented 106 degrees here yesterday ! Gary
Dwight DouglasUnited States
Gary did a great job. He listened to the interest of the party members and designed the tour to those interest. He was very knowledagable of the area and its history. Book this guide for a great day in SF or the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dwight, It was so enjoyable to meet you and your family that I think we should do it again, don't you ? I'll see you Friday and we'll continue the adventure. Thank you, Gary
Dawn GalasUnited States
Gary was fun, knowledgeable and gave us wonderful suggestions for after our tour. We would 100% recommend him - we had the best day ever!!
Doris NorthrupUnited States
My teenage grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Gary on a 1/2 day tour of Muir Woods and the Marin Highlands. He is extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. We particularly enjoyed our visit to the Marine Mammal Center -- an unexpected and fascinating feature of our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Doris. It was great to show my favorite places to you and Hank. Best regards, Gary
Linda BeckermanUnited States
Gary was great, on time, very informative We were 2 grandparents with a 10yo grandson Gary answered all my grandson's questions and explained things in an interesting way Would highly recommend him
Jeffrey Todd ThorntonUnited States
Gary is the "5-Star Rated Muir Woods" of Tour Guides: *Rare-One of those people that you meet and immediately feel a kindred connection. *Organic-Made the time to learn our interests, and personalized the tour especially for us. *Candid-Informal, ingenuous and natural. Gary radiates a sense of trust from the very moment you meet him. *Charming-Pure blend of warmth and wit. Gary's personal stories combined with historical facts create the perfect learning experience. *Majestic-Impressive, & Stately!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that Jeffrey & Donna ! C'mon back now, y'hear ? I hope all is well - Best regards, Gary
Rebecca PodmoreUnited Kingdom
Sterling job considering I booked at short notice with no clear agenda. Had a super fun day and a very good laugh along the way, relaxed and personal service. Don't even hesitate to book with Gary and avoid the crowds and queues for a fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rebecca ! Phase 2 of the tour will commence at Tommy's Mexican after your move here. Bon Voyage, Gary
Fred KovalyakUnited States
I give Larry 10 out of 10 for the Outstanding Tour he gave me. He is extremely knowledgeable with Muir woods. He also knows the Best places to take photo's and Helped me in the Gift Shop in Muir Woods.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fred. I'm glad you had a fun time. I enjoyed showing you my favorite places. Gary
Howard KramerUnited States
Gary gave a great tour of Napa. He is very flexible and lets you design where you want to go, or he can provide suggestions of wineries, restaurants, etc. He books the winery tastings or tours for you. He was prompt to pick us up, didn't rush us during the 8 hour tour, and provided interesting commentary on Napa and the wine country. He made sure to drive the scenic routes through Napa, not just the main commercial winery road.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard, I sincerely appreciate your review. It was fun to meet you, Judy and Scott. "Tribal" tours have that extra, how shall I say, " je ne sais quoi", oui ? I hope our paths cross again some time. Perhaps over margaritas at Tommy's ? Best regards, Gary
Cheryl McVeyUnited States
Amazing knowledge of San Francisco. And really fun personality We had two children 7 & 8 with us and he was great with them both. I will totally use Gary again for any future tours
James NicholasUnited States
Great tour guide. Saw a lot of sights we would have missed and he went the extra mile. Listen to his advice on going to the Muir Woods early. No entrance fee and no crowds. Book this guy now as he is really busy.
Michelle MinkUnited States
Gary was excellent and very knowledgeable on the area. Really made it fun!! Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mink, Thank you very much. Can't believe that was almost 4 months ago !! I hope all is well - Gary
Margaret GardnerUnited States
Gary was entertaining, knowledgeable, and a very good driver. His car was very comfortable for the 3 friends taking the tour. Our trip to Napa for a wine tour, lunch plus a visit to the Ox Bow Market was comfortable and very pleasant. Since weather and traffic were much better than expected, he arranged an extra stop at the historic Oakville Grocery before our Cakebread Winery Tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret, I thoroughly enjoyed escorting you, Barbara and Jerry through the wine country. And thanks for the audio tip, I appreciate it. I hope our paths cross again sometime. Thank you again, Gary
Maria SuarezUnited States
We liked Gary so much we book him for a second tour on our trip. This tour was magnificent. Gary took us very early to Muir Woods when no one else was there. It was so peaceful! Then the views of Mount Tamalpais were breathtaking! Completed the trip with a visit to the famous Tommy's Mexican Restaurant where Julio the owner and world renowned tequila connoisseur delight us with his insights on the history and making of the famous drink! Grady our bartender was fantastic!
Maria SuarezUnited States
What a wonderful time we had with Gary. He knows the town well and its history. His tour was extremely interesting and we learned so much about a San Francisco we had never visited before. Highly recommended!
Robin WirthUnited States
Gary is absolutely the guide to go to. On time organized knowledgeable and most of all FUN. His personality made the trip what it was. THANK YOU Gary!!!! Robin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin ! It was fun to squire y'all around the wineries. I hope our paths cross again sometime.
Christine SchillingUnited States
Gary was fabulous! We learned so much in the time we spent with him; It was amazing...he is a walking encyclopedia! He recommended we meet early which turned out great because it was quiet and we could enjoy Muir woods in tranquility. By the time we were finished, the crowds had arrived and it would have not been as enriching. We had time for the mammal rescue as well which was a bonus. Again, Gary had so much information to share. We will definitely book him for another tour when we return to San Fran.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chris, It was a treat to escort you and Bob to some of the Bay Area's most scenic places. I hope our paths crss again sometime. Best regards, Gary
Lynn Merizalde-OrobioCayman Islands
Custom tour. Started early morning in Muir Woods which was fantastic! Then we went on to The Olive Press in Sonoma where we were able to sample a few grapes from the vine and walk in the vineyard. Then we tasted a large variety of olive oils and balsamic dressings! Bought quite a few along with olive oil based lotions and soaps. Then off to Sausilito to visit a small burger joint renowned for its burgers! 2nd impression of Gary our tour guide - even more awesome. Knowledgeable, cheerful and very kind.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynn, It was a joy to show y'all around. Hope you're enjoying the goodies from Jacuzzi. Bon appetit ! Gary
Lynn Merizalde-OrobioCayman Islands
Keith SchutteUnited States
Had a great time with Gary. Very informative yet in a fun way. Took us to the popular spots as well as some less known spots which we really loved. We had our 2 children with us as well and he did a great job getting them involved as well throughout the day. Was kind enough to tell us about local restaurants and even dropped us off in Little Italy when the tour was done to save us time and money getting there. We definitely would recommend Gary to any!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Keith. It was fun showing you around. Come back for a month sometime ? :) Gary
David AlbureyUnited Kingdom
Gary arrived promptly having agreed an extensive itinerary with us by email over the previous days. His knowledge of the city and the surrounding areas enabled us to see a wide variety of attractions while he provided a thorough commentary on all the standard sites and many non standard sites that we would have not discovered without him. An enjoyable tour we are very glad to have taken.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, That was a fun time we had. C'mon back sometime? We've barely scratched the surface. Best regards, Gary
Teresa HassaraUnited States
Gary was a fabulous host and showed us more in one day than we could have accomplished on own in a week. With deep insight about the city, the history and the unique sights he made it a very special day. We highly recommend him!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Teresa, Thank you for the generous comments. Deeply appreciated. C'mon back sometime ? Best regards, Gary
Dennis StickUnited States
Excellent tour. Gary took us to some wonderful sites to view the iconic sites of San Francisco. My husband loves photography and Gary knows where all the vantage points are. We learned a lot. We will come back and venture farther out to explore the area with Gary. He is a lot fun too.
Janet MartinUnited States
Excellent and fun time learning about San Francisco is Gary's 4 hour tour. We highly recommend Gary.
Karyn AllenUnited States
Gary was wonderful -- gave us MANY choices in advance of how we wanted our wine country tour to go, made recommendations of what we might enjoy, and the day was PERFECT (the beautiful weather didn't hurt either)! We went only to Sonoma, with two tastings and a delicious lunch near the town square. Thoroughly enjoyed Gary's insight, information, and humor, and the day went super fast! Would definitely recommend Gary to anyone who wants to enjoy a great day in wine country.
Karyn AllenUnited States
Gary gave us a fabulous 4 hour tour of the city of San Francisco and provided so much history and information!! Even drove us over the Golden Gate Bridge for picture taking on the other side. He was totally flexible when I asked (ahead of time) for extra time at the Japanese Tea Garden and to drop us at the end of the tour at the Ferry Building. My mom uses a walker, and he was wonderful about taking it in & out of his van when asked. We thoroughly enjoyed his insight and humor! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karyn, Thanks for the reviews. You are a sweetheart ! Please say hello to "the crew" for me ? Happy Holidays - Gary
Gary was a great guide who had a great knowledge of the San Francisco area. Not knowing too much about the area, Gary provided us with a well rounded tour of all the must see places. Would recommend Gary to others who would like a personalized tour. Thanks again Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle, Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed your "introduction to SF" tour. I hope our paths cross again sometime - Best regards, Gary
Julie FunchessUnited States
Gary met us at our hotel and was early. He texted to let us know he was downstairs waiting. When we met him he was so friendly and easy to chat with. He did a great job of showing us an incredible amount of SF in such a short time! When we are back to visit, we will for sure look Gary up again for other tours! Highly recommend!! Thanks Gary for a great morning!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Julie. I'm glad you had a fun time. I hope our paths cross again some time. Gary
Carl StychinUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day in the wine country with Gary. He really tries to get to know you and understand what you are looking for from the experience. Friendly, informative, but he also gives you time and space so that it is very much your day. The perfect balance. Thank you Gary for a really special day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Carl, I enjoyed squiring you and Michael around the wine country. Have a safe trip home. Thank you again - Gary
Daniel HernándezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour Gary
Sharon CookUnited States
We could not have been happier with our tour with Gary. What a great way to see San Francisco and the surrounding scenic areas. We had quite a time getting to San Francisco (flight problems). He gave me his direct email and phone number so we could keep him up to date with our situation. I would highly recommend this talented and personable guide to anyone wanting a great tour. We were taking the tour with our friends that had never been to San Francisco,they were ecstatic about the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for that Sharon. You realize this is just an intermission period, right ? Let me know when you want the 2nd act to start ? xoxo, Gary
Gary was pleasant and open to our suggestions. He was quick to accommodate some last minute changes.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ian, I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. C'mon back sometime ? Thanks again Gary
Sean KellyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yo Sean, I hope you had a great time after the bus tour. Did you hit the margarita place ? Thanks for the stars - Gary
Alex MandliUnited States
We were in San Francisco for 2 days. On the first day Gary picked up our group of four and showed us the town. He gave us a taste of all parts of this lovely city. We saw in one afternoon what would have taken us a week to find and see on our own. He was very easy going and quite well informed about the history, art, culture, and dining opportunities this great city has to offer. Well done Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Alex, Great to meet your group. Come back sometime ? We've barely scratched the surface ! Thank you again - Gary
Roger WilliamsUnited Kingdom
Gary was a great guy. Within minutes of meeting him you thought you had life long friends. He took us to places we would not have gone to ourselves as we were on a short stay in SFO. It was a great afternoon which he made very enjoyable by his easy going manner but a guy with a wonderful knowledge of SFO I would 100% recommend him to anybody wanting a different tour of SFO.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roger, We had a great day together. Thank you again ! Gary
Theresa LinkUnited States
PHENOMENAL! Gary picked us up promptly, listened to what we were hoping to see, and made some fabulous recommendations to our agenda. Throughout the tour, Gary was professional, knowledgeable, and just a whole lot of fun. Gary - thank you so much for providing a wonderful 1/2 day tour experience. When we return to San Francisco, you will be the first one we call to learn more about this great city. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was fun to meet your family and show you around SF. C'mon back sometime ? Gary
Gary is a knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. He was responsive to any requests and was on time and very courteous. We felt we got our money's worth. Helped that the weather was perfect! Great day in wine country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, That was one perfectly gorgeous day. I'm glad you had fun. C'mon back sometime ? Happy holidays - Gary
Eugene WorleyUnited States
Gary was very friendly knowledgable and all that we could ask for in a guide. We had a great tour and he even recommended a good place for us to eat lunch after the tour. Would definitely select again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eugene, Let's do it again sometime ? Happy holidays - Gary
Lorean SlabaUnited States
Gary provided information that enhanced our tour & ultimately made us excited to see more! He was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and fun! He provided many suggestions & opportunities to get great pictures. Highly recommend Gary to anyone who wants to see the best of San Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lori and Danny, You were 5 star travelers. I hope our paths cross again. Gary
Mike AbneyUnited States
Great experience! Gary gave us a morning to remember. We will book again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the review Mike, I appreciate it. Y'all come back sometime ok ?
We had a great time with Gary and have loved San Francisco!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jacquey, Two Bloody Mary's next time ? I hope our paths meet again. Best regards, Gary
Frank SmithNorth Port, FL, United States
Arrived by ship, we were met at the ship and had a very good overview of the city including a ride over the Golden Gate. Due to a knee injury Gary arranged the trip for limited walking and all went perfect. Had a wonderful tour and ended by returning to the ship by cable car. Could not have had a better tour of the city, thank you Gary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fun time Frank. C'mon back sometime ? Thank you again, Gary
These 2 tours with Gary was absolutely fabulous. He showed us places were a normal tourist wouldn't even think going there. Gary is such a pleasant Tour guide and with very good recommendations. Gary, Thursday afternoon we went to the Exploratorium and also to Brendas breakfast. Besides all other recommendations it was all super.Gary is a very pleasant and really nice person to do a tour with and we wer very pleased to get to know Gary, Gary again thank you very much and we keep in touch. Catharina Diete
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Catharina, I'm so glad to hear that my recommendations made you happy. The ultimate compliment ! Best regards to you, Dieter and Alexandra - Thank you again, Gary
Christine BradyUnited States
Great tour, took us everywhere we wanted and then some. Thanks for the great SF overview, Gary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christine. It's always fun to surprise people and show them places they didn't know about. C'mon back sometime ? Gary
Steven McCaffreyUnited States
Gary was a GREAT guide for us! He gave us some great suggestions for Muir Woods that definitely maximized our time and enjoyment. On the way to Point Reyes, he took us to Mount Tamalpais State Park. We enjoyed a view of the surrounding SF area that was absolutely breathtaking. The vantage point at the park was a beautiful poppy filled grass lookout of the entire Marin County expanse. Completely amazing! Point Reyes was also great!!! Gary is very personable, accommodating, and knowledgeable of the area!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steven. I'm glad you enjoyed the Marin County grand slam tour ! Keep on truckin' - Gary
Shari BedkerUnited States
Gary was very personable and knowledgeable not just about the San Francisco area but about the US as a whole. It was evident that he was well-traveled. Because of a rental car snafu, I was unable to ride in the same car with Gary so I did not get to hear his tour guide spiel. The others on the tour had wonderful things to say about Gary as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shari, I'm glad the group enjoyed the afternoon. They were a fun bunch of people. Gary
Susan LernerUnited States
It was great. Gary was very organized about making the arrangements, yet flexible on the day of the tour. He's interesting and fun and was able to relate to different personalities and age groups easily. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. It was fun showing you around Silicon Valley and visiting the sexy Tesla's. What a surprise treat !
Piero Antonio CalligaroAustralia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie !
Gary knows all about SF. During the half day trip he showed the best part of SF, very scenic tour plus all the necessary background info about the places. He's helpful and even went the extra mile for us (my lens cap was left behind in his car, and he went through the trouble to return it). Highly recommended!
Brent SnodgrassUnited States
Outstanding, really made our visit memorable. We would definately recomend him to anyone!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brent. It was fun showing you all around. Remember the Alamo ! : ) Gary
We had an terrific time with Gary in beautiful San Francisco. Gary was at our hotel on time and kept us (family of 4 inlcuding 2 boys aged 11 and 7) entertained on a whirlwind trip around the city. We would say it was an ideal way to see the city and Gary made the whole time a pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. C'mon back sometime - we barely scratched the surface. Thank you, Gary
Had a lovely day exploring San Francisco today with Gary. He was prompt, informative and very obliging. Have no hesitation in recommending him as your tour guide. Thank you once again Gary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julie. I hope you all made it to every one of the restaurants on the list. I'm glad you got to enjoy Muir Woods in the quiet. Best regards, Gary.
What a wonderful tour guide. We loved every minute of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ernst, What a great group to show around and the weather was perfect plus we hit a groove talking about music. Perfecto ! Thank you all and aloha - Gary
Eileen FranklinUnited States
Gary was a great guide. He was very concerned about what we wanted to do and if we were enjoying ourselves. By the time we finished our tour we felt we had made a new friend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen and Stan. It was a fun, warm Lone Star state of mind tour . . . Y'all take care now - Gary
Jon WillhiteUnited States
The tour was great and Gary made us feel like family...I have been on many a private tour but, none of the guides were as good as Gary...many thanks and see you next time we are in SF, Jon and Terri
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jon and Terri, It was a lot of fun showing you both around. Nothing like "chewin' the fat" with a couple of Texans about bbq and ancient Houston history . . . Happy Trails ! Gary
Jon WillhiteUnited States
Way to go Gary...we all had a great time...the sites, pictures and conversation was outstanding, Jon
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jon, Please tell them Batavia boys that it was fun meeting them and to take care - Gary
Peter RivkeesUnited States
What a great day! Gary is simply great and put together the perfect all day tour. We had an amazing day touring northern California including Muir Woods, Point Reyes, San Francisco and a few special stops along the way. We were treated to migrating elks at Point Reyes and had a delightful lunch with Gary at a great restaurant that Gary selected. Gary is extremely knowledgeable and fun to spend a day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peter. It was fun showing my favorite places to you and Glenn. C'mon back sometime ? Gary
Talitha HuntUnited States
We very much enjoyed our tour and got to see many interesting parts of the city that we would not have known to find on our own. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Talitha. It was fun showing you around. I'm glad you had a good time. Gary
Jamie AmosUnited States
We had a great time on this tour! Gary was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. We only had one day to see San Francisco and asked for a customized tour. He was gracious and patient with us in working out the details via email. We can't say enough nice things about the tour and especially Gary. There are no negatives here. Thank you for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both. It was fun showing you around. Nice to hear southern accents. Y'all come back now ?
Kathy DawsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy. It was fun watching you have fun.
Becky SargentUnited States
Gary was very friendly and knowledgeable. He picked us up promptly and spent lots of time showing us around town. He also took great photos of our group, and my kids thought he was great too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Becky, I'm glad you and the kids had a good time and I hope the rest of your trip is fun and memorable. Gary
Martin MiracleUnited States
Gary is a great guy. He LOVES the city and loves to show it off. He was prompt, courteous and VERY knowledgeable about the Bay area. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to see him again some day. Thank you, Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marty, Thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate that. I thoroughly enjoyed our day together too. Nothing like having a hometown bunch to show off to . . . What a nice family ! Best regards, Gary
Barbara HarrisUnited States
Fantastic Tour! Gary was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He tailored the tour to our family interests! We enjoyed every moment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, It was fun spending time with you both. But the important question - how did you like Burma Superstar ? I hope the rest of your trip here was memorable. Come back sometime ? We've barely scratched the surface . . . Gary
Andy GiffordUnited States
We recently completed a hike of Mt Tamalpais with our ToursByLocals.com guide Gary. We rate the experience 5 stars! After an hour with Gary, we all felt like old friends. We had a great hike with breaks for factoids and more! On the way back, Gary diverted us to some excellent sites for photo ops , food and more! To sum up the experience, we had the best day of our four day stay in San Francisco! Thanks ToursByLocals! Andy and AM Gifford
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Likewise, ToursByLocals attracts the best people in the world to come have fun in the San Francisco Bay area. That was an outstanding, memorable hike on beautiful mountain trails. We had an interesting melange of conditions, climates and hiking boot soles. Thank you Andy and AM !
Dennis H.United States
Absolutely wonderful experience. Gary made the most of our 4 hours, expertly navigating the streets to show us not only the tourist highlights but also an insider's view of this great city. We could never have found or understood all that we saw without his guidance and insight. He made sure every passenger's desires were met, delighting even our finicky teenagers. His recommendation for dinner was also spot-on perfect. Great value for the money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis, It was good to meet you and "the group". I'm glad everyone enjoyed their tour. And of course, I'm especially glad everyone enjoyed Betelnut. Come back sometime and we'll scratch more off the surface ? Have a great summer - Gary
Great tour lived up to and beyond my expectations, well done Gary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, Your control of the weather was quite astounding. The conditions for photography could not have more perfect ! We were lucky, lucky. That was a good one. C'mon back sometime ? Gary
I used to live in San Francisco, and still visit annually. I decided to take a trip down memory lane with this tour, and re-discovered San Francisco and old and new reasons as to why I love this city as much as I do. Gary was an A++ on this customized tour. I will definitely do it again to revisit other memories!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Likewise Cynthia, you were an A++ fun person to show around, especially since you used to live here. I hope to see you again so we can find the exact place where you left your heart . . . : )
Robert KauffmanUnited States
Despite a heavy fog cover, Gary went the extra mile, literally, to make sure we received a tour that we would long remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. Any day now I expect to discover the secret to having complete control over the weather !
Thomas WetzelUnited States
Gary was a guide with an excellent breadth of knowledge about the area. My partner and I had visited SF several times before however as we toured with family (who had never visited the city before) we also had many pleasant surprises.
Gary...Thank you for making our time in San Francisco the hi-light of our trip. We felt as if we spent the day with a great friend...saw everything we wanted and more. Remember to look us up if you ever come our way. Thanks again...I can't wait for a return trip.
A great way to discover San Francisco. Gary has lots of knowledge to share and I am now even more in love with SFO. I will be recommending this tour to friends and family. Thanks Gary. Love Allison
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Allison, I'm glad you enjoyed our tour. C'mon back sometime ? Gary
Jan BreedloveUnited States
Gary was great. We felt very comfortable in all things. We made suggestion and so did Gary and both were respected. Gary was so friendly and listened to everything we wanted to do. I would definitely suggest Gary for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jan, It was great spending the day with you and Robert. I hope you're having a great time. Save some mozzarella for me ? Gary
Gary rocks!!! He brought us to places we would never have reached doing such a tour on our own. He knows a lot about the area, nature and wildlife but best of all, he is really funny. Loved his music, already bought a Jeff Beck Album! See you next time we are in SF!!! By the way: follow his restaurant & Bar suggestions, he really knows what's good!
Gary is a really nice and funny guide. We really enjoyed our first tour with him. Thanks a lot for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dirk and Veronika, It was a great pleasure touring with you both. Our city and "National Geographic" adventures at Muir Woods and Point Reyes were memorable ! Have a safe trip back home. Thank you, Gary
David MaguireUnited Kingdom
We thoroughly enjoyed the day. It took a lot of research on Gary's part to set up the tour - he got what we were after very quickly and was able to prepare an excellent trip. Gary was also good company, fun to be with and a mine of information about San Francisco and the Bay Area. Thanks for a great day out! Cheers, David, Laura and Finley.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It was a memorable day. See you at the Slough ? Gary
Out of 5 weeks in America, This day with Gary was the best. He showed us the real and popular sites of a city he truly loves. He was accommodating in every request we made.I would recommend this tour without a moment's hesitation. Amy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Amy, It was MY pleasure and I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Come on back, there's more to show you - Gary
Betty C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Betty - Gary
Ann WhitneyUnited States
Gary was a delight. He was very mindful of what we wanted to see and photograph. Not only did we have a tour with spectacular views, but we were educated along the way. His easy going manner suited our needs and he shared some the restaurants he has enjoyed over the last 20 years. He was kind enough to contact us before the tour to be sure he understood exactly what kind of experience we wanted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann, It always feels good to know that someone had a fun experience on my tours. Thank you for the feedback.
Kerri BonacciUnited States
Gary was very professional and fun to work with. He showed me great sights to take Photos of and provided some great information about where we were and what I was photographing. He made a point to get to the sights I was interested in getting photos of, as well as some of his own recommendations as we were driving around. He was a blast. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to do what I did.
Gary - what a star! He was brilliant. So knowledgeable & passionate about San Francisco we had an awesome day!! He was prompt. Had a clean car that was extremely spacious and an attitude that is worthy of a GOLD medal. He was relaxed, friendly, approachable, chatty and very very knowledgeable about the area, the history and local trivia. To top it all off he is a commercial photographer & we have some fabulous pictures of our trip around San Francisco. We took the half day city & Marin county tour.
Ronald PiarowskiUnited States
Gary did a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed our day! I would recommend him to anyone.
Elizabeth HornbyUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic hike with Gary and thoroughly enjoyed getting out into the beautiful Bay area countryside. Gary was great company and he was really knowledgeable about the area we were hiking in, as well as about San Francisco city. We had a great day and would thoroughly recommend taking a hiking tour. Thanks Gary for making it a great day.
Isaac KurganSouth Africa
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Gary. He was very efficient and managed the time well to include our favoured options + some surprise suggestions such as a great barbecue lunch. We saw much of the downtown area with intersting commentary from Gary and the visit to the Golden Gate Park and the De Yonge Museum - fantastic. We were dropped at the airport in good time and felt very satisfied that our time had been very well and enjoyably spent.
Debbie AlberstadtUnited States
I appreciate all the places we saw during our 3 1/2 tour. Since it was raining, we didn't get out of the car much which made it easiter to see every-thing. I would have liked to hear more about the history of San Fra., history and background of many of the sites seen.
Joyce KingUnited States
We could not have asked for a more experienced tour guide that spent the day showing us the grand sights of the San Francisco area. Gary was very informative, which made our two day visit extraordinary. Of course, the weather was certainly on our side for our visit. Thanks Gary for a great tour!
Eddie LuskyUnited States
Gary was a very good guide, we really enjoyed his knowledge of the city. We saw many things with him that we would not have otherwise seen on our own in magnificent San Francisco. Thank you, Eddie Miami, Florida
Jane LangUnited States
I had in my brain that the tour would be a day of personal insights along with historical facts -- I got a plethora of wonderful personal insights, but lacked a bit on the hisorical facts about the history of the neighborhoods and sights. Gary was so personable and gracious - took us absolutely everywhere! It was a really wonderful day for both my mother and me! Thanks so much, Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This tour was a 9 hour 92 mile, 3 county tour filled with content.
Larry RowlandUnited States
Our tour "San Francisco's Beauty was excellent. My friends from Miami enjoyed it thoroughly (their first tour of S.F.) and so did I - and I have toured San Francisco extensively over the past 30 years.... Excellent job Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Larry. I hope our paths cross again soon. Gary
Gary is very personable and accommodating to your touring requests. He is informative and professional and knows the city well. You will not be disappointed.
Saurabh ShahUnited States
Gary provided a private San Francisco city tour for my relatives visiting from overseas and my parents. While my parents and relatives had some age/medical constraints, Gary provided expert service; he was friendly, highly accommodating, and very informative. Hats off to Gary— he certainly did a marvelous job and we would highly recommend him.
Our family loved our tour with Gary. We were able to customize the tour to our interests and then once Gary got to know us he added in points of interest only a local would know. Our 24 year old son summed it up best. "This was like having a city tour with a friend. Good call Mom".
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Corrine ! Come back now, y'hear ? It was 51 degrees this morning. I hope all is well - Gary
thank you ! Gary was prompt and waiting for us, he was a joy to be with and very knowledgable of the area. As we were driving we disscussed many things and he adapted where we were going as he discovered our interests. We would reccomend anyone going to SF to use his services, you won't go wrong.
Melissa WilliamsUnited States
I booked Gary for a tour for my 66-year-old mom and her friend who were visiting San Francisco for the first time. Gary showed them a wonderful time, and even threw in a few extra stops at no charge. He was extremely knowledgable about San Francisco and went at exactly the right pace for them. I would highly recommend him!