Susan LedellUnited States
Best private tour! Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and all around great personality. We gave him a list of our desires and we did all of them plus Billy's recommendations. We were picked up on time and delivered back to the ship at our chosen time. Would do it all over again!Billy you were the
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susan thank you for the kind words. I'm so happy that you all enjoyed the full day with me I also enjoyed laughing with you all it was a great day. Thanks for recommending me to your friends. Hope to see you all again wish you a nice day take care Billy
The tour by Billy was fantastic. We were enthralled by as us Aussies say, Billy's gift of the gab. Billy would make any tour interesting with his passion and knowledge. We will be recommending Billy to all our family and friends. It is a great tour guide who can entertain all the family including our 19 year old son. My husband and son were looking so forward to the tour and I had hesitation. Dare I say Billy made a Silicon Valley Tour lots of fun for me too. Thanks Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi amanda, I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour and your family too. Thank you for the kind words and ratings. Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Jan HenryUnited States
Billy drove 6 of us around San Fran and not only educated us about the city and its historic and colorful history, but gave us some really great information that only a local would know. Our ages ranged from 50's-18 and he entertained us all in a family friendly manner. We chose food as our "theme" for the tour and we loved every minute. He was prompt, kind and very engaging. Thank you Billy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again and I'm happy to see that the entire family ALL ages enjoyed the tour. Wish you a great day
Jan HenryUnited States
Billy was the first Tours by Locals guide we have used and it will not be the last. We (2 parents and 4 18-21yr olds) visited San Fran in Dec and had 2 - half day tours. The 1st was a general look around and the 2nd day was food based. Billy was a delight from the minute we met him. He was punctual courteous and and due to living and growing up in the area, he has a real passion and love for this city. He showed some places that most tourists don't see and answered all of our questions. Thanks Billy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy you & your family enjoyed the tour Jan. Thank you for the nice rating and comment
Melinda Van VeldhuizenUnited States
Billy was awesome! He planned a great trip with no stress and lots of fun! I would highly recommend his tours to anyone! He made us laugh and learn the entire time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I'm so happy you all enjoyed the day. Thank you for the nice words and rating. It was fun meeting you family today also. Wish you all the best take care
Since it is a tour, we expected the tour guide to provide us the information about the places we are visiting. To our surprise, he was clueless about most of the spots we visited. He did not even know about the Apple office visiting center opened 3 weeks back. It is a good tour ,if one is just looking for transportation from SF to Silicone Valley. Do not expect any information! He was in a rush to complete the tour in 5 hours, should be a bit flexible. If tour needs more time it should be modified.
It was an awesome tour to see and explore the best and most fascinating parts of San Francisco during my stopover. Thank you, Billy!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Britta it was amazing hanging with an Olympics Athlete for the day ��❤️️�� I wish you the best sister
We were only in San francisco for few days and this tour was perfect to get a glimpse of the entire city. Within the span of 4 hours Billy covered all the major places and also was very informative about everything. Would recommend this tour to anyone who has few hours to spare and wants to see the entire city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Neya, I'm happy you all enjoyed the day
Leelyn RubyUnited States
This is our second tour with Billy. He is very accommodating especially to our kids. He is very flexible to an itinerary that will interests our family. He is very knowledgeable. He knows his way around the city to avoid the traffic. I highly recommend any of his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the kind words Leelyn. It was nice spending time with You & Your Family for the 2 days I'm happy you all enjoyed yourselves. Wish you all the best, take care
Leelyn RubyUnited States
He has a very nice, roomy, and clean SUV. He took us to so many places in a matter of 4 hours. He made sure we get to see the iconic landmarks in San Francisco. He is a very jolly tour guide. He was very accommodating to our 16 and 10 yr. old children. I highly recommend Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leelyn, I'm happy you and your family enjoyed the tour. See you tomorrow for the Silicon Valley Tour.
Julie MenkeUnited States
He was timely and entertaining. But he didn't know as much about the city as I had hoped. He spent too long on the murals. But over all it was enjoyable and I would recommend tours by locals as an excellent choice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the Mural District as much as I thought you would have, it's a very popular area that really shows the diversity of San Francisco and it allows visitors to see the areas that are not part of major tourist maps or tour companies. I wish you a nice day.
We enjoyed our tour with Billy - it was a perfect day in SF.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You I'm happy you enjoyed the day
Luis Eduardo Ferro DiezColombia
In my case, the customization was to modify a little bit the Silicon Valley tour, all the places visited, Apple, Google, Intel, etc, were very nice, too bad the computer history museum closes on Mondays and Tuesdays so keep in mind that if you want to go there. In the other side, Billy is very open and friendly, you will laugh a lot during the tour and if you need to tweak a little bit anything he will be happy to help you out. I highly touring with Billy if you want something customized.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Luis for all of the nice comments. It was fun hanging with you
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Luis Eduardo Ferro DiezColombia
This is an excellent tour, Billy knows how to best move around the city and the best locations for pictures and sightseeing and not only that, he knows his stuff and will tell you interesting details about every location visited making the tour. I highly recommend this tour and to take it with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Luis
David TysonBolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David
Jacky PhilpottsUnited States
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TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Jesus MoraUnited States
Billy does a great job, he makes the tour worth wild. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Jesus, I'm happy you enjoyed the tour. Nice meeting you
Mike HyderUnited States
Billy was super knowledgeable and fun! He was on time and answered all our questions. Also answered all our questions when we emailed him beore the tour. We would recommend him in a heart beat! God bless you Billy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike. God Bless You Also Brother.
Bryan YoungUnited States
Billy was great! He took us on a very comprehensive tour of San Francisco and the surrounding area. His knowledge of the area and ability to navigate the busy city made the trip easy and fun. While he was quick to make suggestions to enhance the tour, Billy always made us feel like we were in charge of our own tour. His energetic and fun-loving personality made the day very enjoyable. I highly recommend Billy and his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bryan, I'm very happy the entire family enjoyed the day. I really enjoyed all of you very much including Grandpa haha.
Peter LownUnited Kingdom
We requested a change to our agreed itinerary at the last minute - Billy was able to accommodate our changes and provided us with a fantastic time visiting these new sites in San Francisco and beyond. Billy was very knowledgeable and it was a joy to spend time in his company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Peter, I'm so sorry for you families loss. I hope things are coming together for you all. Thank you for the rating and the nice words. I wish you & your family healing & loving energy.
Excellent 4 hour tour for our family. Saw most of the important sites with added details provided by a local resident. Very efficient and fun way to see the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you I'm happy you and your family enjoyed the tour
Richard AltmanLos Angeles, CA, United States
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Tatiana KomolovaUnited States
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Lee Anna DugueUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks You
Marina SergeyevaUnited States
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Martin MorrisUnited States
Billy is a great tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Martin
We had a great day with Billy he was fun to be with, very informative, a careful driver, organised the trip to avoid lines and bottlenecks, gave us time to take photos when we asked, explained the neighbourhoods, culture and history of San Francisco. ToursByLocals gave us a close-up look at a fascinating city with a charming and interesting guide. Many Thanks Paula & Graham
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Paula, thank you for your compliment. I'm happy you & Graham enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Wish you a nice day
Energetic and interesting tour guide keeping us all entertained for five hours. Billy was also very helpful with flexibility in tour and getting us to airport safely and on time - thanks Billy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Winnifred I'm happy you enjoyed the day with me. Nice meeting you and your 2 sons
Fontaine YoungUnited States
Billy was wonderful! His personality was fun and energetic. He was very accommodating and willing to work with our agenda. He also had a lot of great information and knowledge of the city. The car he drove was clean and comfortable with plenty of room for all. I would highly recommend Billy for a tour.��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fontaine, it was nice meeting you & your family.
Brian ApramianUnited States
Great personality and really helpful for my tour. My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. We will properly book with him again when we're come back next time.
Mark SpelbringUnited States
Billy was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about San Francisco. We had a few places we wanted to see and he suggested others that we were glad we saw. He was prompt and readily available when we finished our excursions. He knew where to avoid traffic and his wit and personality made the tour even better. Would definitely recommend this company and Billy in particular.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark, I'm happy you enjoyed the tour. Nice meeting you.
Heidi BorcaUnited States
Billy did a nice job. We enjoyed his commentary and his great lunch recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Heidi
Pauline HergrueterUnited States
Walter TaylorUnited States
Billy was phenomenal. He tailored my tour to my liking. Best tour guide ever.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Walter, I'm happy you enjoyed the tour
Janice LisiUnited States
Billy gave us an enthusiastic and in depth feel of San Francisco. He encouraged us to walk through the Haight-Ashbury section and really understand the area. He listened to our requests and made sure we were able to see the sea lions on Pier 39, the redwoods in Muir Woods, and a great seafood restaurant in Half Moon Bay before dropping us at the airport for our flights home. I would heartily recommend a tour of San Francisco with Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy you & your friends enjoyed the day Janice. Thank you for the compliment
I was completely satisfied with my tour and my tour guide. Billy was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. As I requested, he arranged for cable car tickets ahead of time and escorted me on the trip. I use a cane and Billy was always there when I needed him. He made the tour personal with shopping time in Chinatown and a hot dog in Golden Gate Park. A wonderful day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs Buenger, thank you for the kind words. it was nice spending the day with you. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour. Take care
Jean FountainUnited States
Billy provided our group with a wonderful tour of beautiful San Francisco. He is knowledgeable, pleasant, fun, and very professional. We saw every landmark we requested to see as well as many other interesting sites Billy chosen by Billy. I would recommend his tours to everyone desiring an exceptional visit to the city. Billy arrived on time to pick us up at our cruise ship and he arranged rest stops as needed. Bravo to Billy S from his group of retired sassy women.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jean, I'm happy you all enjoyed the tour
Larry EckmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Larry
Brenda DodsonUnited States
Billy S was wonderful. We would give him a 5. Did everything we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brenda
Sarah FloydUnited Kingdom
Really enjoyed our tour with Billy - a great way to see San Francisco. A really fun and enjoyable day out for the whole family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah
Tracy HinsonUnited States
Billy was very prompt and arrived 10 mins early for our tour. He has a fun personality and great sense of humor. Unfortunately, the fog hindered many of our views. Billy made up for it by driving out of his way for better vantage points. Billy won our daughter over with his warm personality and his surprise stop for coffee. I really recommend Billy but suggest you schedule a coastal tour if you are certain it will be a clear day for optimal views.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words Tracy. It was really nice meeting you & your family.
Jennifer HiltonUnited States
Billy was wonderful. Full of energy and enthusiasm. He clearly loves San Francisco and knows the bay area real well. I recommend contacting him through the website as well as reserving his private tour. We did 4 hours and had ideas what we wanted. It was a perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words Jennifer
Judy PetersonUnited States
Billy did a super job. Prompt, courteous, professional.. We were very happy with our tour with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Judy. I'm happy you & your sister enjoyed the tour
Stacie BowensUnited States
First tour my boys actually enjoyed (17 &19).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Stacie I'm happy your family enjoyed the tour.
Happy friendly good tour very flexible and we enjoyed our time with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan
Vivian WebbUnited States
Billy was such a pleasure and made the most of our limited visit to San Francisco by showing us all the highlights we wanted along with some history. He also gave us tips for our next day's sightseeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words Vivian
Great time with Billy on the 4 hour customised tour. Billy was very friendly and accommodating. He drove us down the Crooked street(our request), which was so much fun. Then, the trip to Muir woods was made more fascinating, as Billy 1st took us high up to these lovely spots from where we got some fantastic views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. En route, he regaled us with interesting facts and info about the city, the way only a local can do. Best way to tour a city- private & with a local.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words. I'm very happy you enjoyed the city tour
Billy is as he proclaims!A true SanFranciscan. He loves his city so much,that he hasn't till date ventured to tour the scenic Pacific Highway1, more than once(upto Carmel & 17mile drive). So at 1st, we were a tad bit disappointed. But, as the day progressed, his entertaining and jovial nature made up for the shortcoming He also had suggestions for restaurants.While returning, he also tried to time the sunset viewing from one of his favourite spots. It was awesome. Admit it Billy, u 2 loved the experience
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy you all enjoyed what I was able to put together though I hadn't been that far South of San Francisco before
Barbara SlavinUnited States
Friendly & informative. Billy made us feel very at ease from the moment he picked us up at the airport. We were 6 women on a girls trip. We stopped at our hotel and dropped off our luggage, and visited all the sights on our list.
Gretchen MorganUnited States
Well worth every dollar! Billy really knew the city and we saw so many things we would have missed on our own. We had a really fun day. Highly recommend Billy and the tour.
John HusseyUnited Kingdom
Billy S is a STAR! 5 out of 5 for this guy. Billy was punctual, polite and a performer. Our 5 hour tour of San Francisco took us to all the highlights and much more that only a local knows. Very good company, would highly recommend him. Thanks Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. I'm so happy you enjoyed your tour with me. Thank you for the kind words.
Anne CiampaglioUnited States
Great tour with Billy today! My husband, son, and I really enjoyed it and would definitely go on another tour with Billy when we come back to visit San Francisco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne, I'm happy you enjoyed your day with me. It's was very nice meeting the 3 of you yesterday
Karim MerchantUnited States
Billy was very entertaining, and knowledgable regarding the sites my family and I wanted to see and experience for the first time. I will definitely be recommending him to my extended family and friends if they choose to visit San Francisco in the near future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You for the nice words Karim, I truly enjoyed the day with you & your family. I hope to see you all again & thank you for the future recommendations.
Sharon LohoefenerUnited States
We enjoyed our day with Billy very much. He was right on time and took us to the areas we requested plus some extra views and areas he thought we'd enjoy. We had a group of 7 and he was able to accommodate all of us in his vehicle. Thanks Billy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for booking your tour with me Sharon. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for the kind words.
Billy was great fun and had lots of useful information to share!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jill
Our tour made our trip to San Francisco even better than we imagined. Very personalized and relaxed. Felt more like touring with a friend showing off their city. We loved the flexibility of this tour. Billy has a great sense of humor and we shared lots of laughs. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww thanks Gay, I'm happy you & your husband enjoyed yourselves. Nice meeting you both
Eugene LouieUnited States
We had a great time on the Silicon Valley and tour of Stanford University. Billy was very accomodating. My kids loved the interaction as he was like family by the middle of the trip. I recommend his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww thanks Eugene, I had a great time with you & your 2 teens. Thanks for the nice words.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
very enthusiatic guide with a lot of local knowledge. 6 hours non stop guiding gave us an overlook over San Fransisco from a person who loves his city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dankert, I am happy you & your family enjoyed the tour.
Richard WhiteUnited States
Billy was very knowledgable and personable he took was to as many highlights as possible in six destination filled hours
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr White thank you.
Lynn MurrayUnited States
He was the best Tour-Guide we have ever had and he showed our Family all around San Francisco area like we wanted and he was fun and someone we would recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Lynn
Simon LeeUnited Kingdom
Billy is a great guide and really helpful taking pictures for us. He knows the best spots to take photos in San Francisco and we really enjoyed the tour with him. Thank you Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Simon its was nice meeting you & your family.
Billy showed up very punctually, made excellent suggestions based on our requirements for our 5-hour custom tour, and regaled us with very entertaining stories all through. He took us to the scenic spots that are known only to him and a very select few (no tour groups around), and provided us with very appropriate perspective on each. The 4 of us (a family from Canada) ended the tour on a high note with the feeling of money very well spent. Will definitely seek him again on our next visit to SFO.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the nice words Rohit. It was nice meeting you & your family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: nice meeting you thank you for booking with me
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Terri nice meeting you
Brian LisoskiUnited States
Great private city tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Brian, nice meeting you & your wife.
Merl RasmussonUnited States
Billy met us promptly at the ship terminal and his Suburban accommodated our G0-Go-Pro mobility Scooter. We took the 5 hour tour, and had so much fun sight seeing that we did not stop for lunch. Billy is very gregarious and watchful of his "clients". If you need handicap assist or just a fun time, we recommend Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Merl it was nice meeting you & your wife
Gary MasseyUnited States
Billy is a very knowledgeable guide. We had a very good day. He took us to all the places we requested and even allowed us to ride a cable car (which I can now cross off my bucket list). My wife could not do a lot of walking so he tailored the tour to her needs. He gets high praise from us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gary, it was nice meeting you & your wife
Derrick BergerUnited States
Billy was accommodating and knew how to cram in all that we wanted to see in the short amount of time we had.
Jeffrey BigmanUnited States
Billy is a very enjoyable host in his native city of San Francisco. We did a whirlwind tour of SF highlights in his comfortable Suburban and a visit to Muir Woods. He did a good job avoiding traffic and finding good photo ops. You'll enjoy his bubbly personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff, nice meeting you
I enjoyed the tour with Billy, who was very informative and friendly. I enjoyed the tour of Silicon Valley and he catered for any type of food I preferred. He delivered me back to the airport in plenty of time for my connecting flight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Peter nice to meet you
Rachel KnightUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Rachel
Today we had a great day with our tour guide Billy. We loved San Francisco the way he showed us. Extremely polite and helping guide. All the marks go to Billy. Should rate him 5/5
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Rohit
Gary FitzpatrickUnited Kingdom
Billy was extremely friendly & helpful. A thoroughly enjoyable day - thanks Billy !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gary & nice meeting you & your family.
We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Raul. Nice meeting you & your family.
Billy was wonderful. He was punctual and so very accommodating on our entire tour, allowing us to see particular destinations we were interested in but that were not previously on the schedule. A wonderful sense of humour and thoroughly entertaining throughout the whole trip, I would greatly recommend him and the tour to anybody interested in Silicon Valley. Thanks so much Billy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James thank you for the review. It was very nice meeting you & your sister. I wish you the best with your move to the Bay Area in 2016.
John JanikowskiUnited States
We had a very nice tour with Billy. He customized the trip taking us to destinations that we wouldn't have known about ourselves. It was a great day. Thank you, Janikowski Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I really enjoyed our day together.
James KennedyUnited Kingdom
Really enjoyed my visit to Silicon Valley. Bill is a real gentleman.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Mr. Kennedy
Billy was a great guide and driver; he is full of energy, fun and has an exuberant personality. We enjoyed our tour of SF with him a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Murat, thank you very much & nice meeting you & your family.
Maria RothsteinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for suggesting my tours to everyone.
Maria RothsteinUnited States
Billy was exceptional. Very professional and knowledgeable of the area. Would recommend him to anyone highly. If we are ever back in the area, we would choose Billy for all our transportation needs. His vehicle was clean, comfortable and well stocked with water and candies. He recommended a wonderful restaurant that had great food.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maria, it was a pleasure meeting you, your husband Harvey & your friend Diane. You all made my day so much fun & joyful. Thank you for the nice review. I hope to see you all again maybe with your grandchildren next time. I will never forget your husband & all of his jokes hahahaha take care.
Elizabeth BarrettLESMURDIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
Billy was friendly, helpful & courteous. This was not a proper tour as such, just a pick up from airport to hotel & description of what we were passing en route. I think Billy would be fun on a proper tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating Elizabeth. It was very nice meeting you & your husband.
Billy S. took my wife and me for a tour around San Francisco. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. We had enough time to visit some of the hot spots. Billy told a lot about San Francisco. He is a very nice quy. If you visit San Francisco and really want to see the city in a few hours time book Billy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Bombeeck thank you very much for your comment. It was very nice meeting you & your wife.
Billy S. pick us up at the airport in his Town Car and drove us to our hotel in San Francisco. On the way to the hotel he showed us some parts of San Francisco and told somethings about these parts of the city. A really nice way to get from the airport to the city after a long flight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you sir