Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in San Francisco California by Tour Guide Ryan C. (Guide #4370)


Junko Matsubara

Japan
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

Ryan is an excellent guide! He is very informative and helped us a lot to enjoy the city. Thanks for his help, our stay in SF became so memorable.

Richard Epstein

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Very Personable ,Intelligent,and well prepared. Highly Recommend! Richard & Judy E.

David Carl

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Ryan was outstanding- I have engaged private tour guides in multiple locations in the US and Europe , he was by far one of the best. His knowledge and history of the area was delivered with detail. I'll be engaging him for his other tours when I return to SF again A+++++++

Jessica Dawson

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Katie Hartley

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Ryan was fantastic! he's very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The kids enjoyed the tour as did the parents esp because this is not a touristy tour, but an insiders view of local favorites as well as this section of the city's highlights. We highly recommend him and would book him again in a heartbeat. Thanks Ryan!

Audra Thomas

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Absolutely wonderful tour...history, food markets, temples, local flora, architecture and more. Ryan was engaging, encyclopedic, and enthusiastic. Our teens enjoyed as well. Great workout up Russian Hill. We would have never found half of the places we went on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Super fun!!!

Lynn Sides

United States
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop - A Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Ryan was a wonderful guide. He was enthusiastic, knowledgable and fun to be with. He obviously loves his city. We took this tour after being on an organized 5 day tour and he tied up all the loose ends answering questions on a variety of topics. Our 3 generation group felt it was time well spent. Be prepared to walk a lot, but it is worth it.

Terry Pillon

Canada
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 25/18

Excellent tour with Ryan! Far exceeded our expectations. My 14 year old son really enjoyed as well and wanted to keep going :). Ryan is enthusiastic,knowledgable and flexible. Highly reccomend this tour. If you are interested in history, architecture, food, culture and botany Ryan is your Guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!! I had a lot of fun with you guys!

Joseph Conrad

Fairfax, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Our family had an absolutely fabulous tour with Ryan. He made the three hours fun and interesting for everyone (from preschoolers, to teens, to grandparents). We highly recommend him.

Sandra Beug

Canada
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Tour: #29804, Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Mike O.

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach - Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Ryan was outstanding! He has tremendous knowledge and enthusiasm regarding the city's history and culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Mike! I had a wonderful time with you and your family! - Ryan

Karen Addington

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop - A Private tour, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 14/18

Ryan was friendly and knowledgeable. He chatted throughout the tour, describing local history, architecture & street art. Thoroughly recommend him.

Judith Jarashow

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 4/18

Ryan was a first rate guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaged with the details of the city. We so pleased that we have signed up for a second tour.

Linda Kim

Canada
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

A highly enjoyable tour of the Castro and Mission area. Ryan gives a high energy tour with great knowledge of the history of the area, cultural details and architectural highlights. Gave an excellent recommendation for a restaurant in the Mission area for after the tour. Would recommend and would use again for another tour when next I am in San Francisco.

Dean Conner

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

A great tour. A lot of nuance to the history of San Francisco. Be prepared to walk. My fitbit was over 12,000 steps before it was all over. Some of the hills and steps were strenuous. If you have trouble walking, reconsider this tour. But, if you are okay with it, I highly recommend it. The tour offers some great views of San Francisco from Russian Hill. Ryan is great. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You will definitely enjoy yourself.

Glen Moonen

United States
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Ryan was great. Very knowledgeable on the area, high energy, enthusiastic, and fun. Highly recommend this tour.

Steve Forte

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Our group of 5 took the tour of San Francisco with Ryan C today. He was professional, fun, engaging and knowledgeable about the city. We enjoyed his enthusiasm and would book another tour with him again!

de Andres Gayon Juan

Spain
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Great walk and a SUPER guide! Ryan is a fantastic and energetic guide, absolutely in love with SF -and you are going to notice that during your walk-.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had such a wonderful time with your family! - R

Mark Cooper

Netherlands
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

What a great tour ! Ryan really took us deep into the history of San Francisco but also to spots we would never have found by ourselves ! It was a fantastic experience to spend nearly half a day with someone so passionate about the city

Tammy Hollander

United States
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Tour: Hollander tour, San Francisco, California, United States
Date: Jul 3/17

Ryan was an excellent tour guide. We toured Chinatown and part of Telegraph Hill. He knowledge of the area is excellent. Also, he provided local eatery suggestions which were spot on. Ryan was allowed time for photographs and we did not feel rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend.

Bruce Wohlert

United States
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Tour: A Walking tour of Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California, United States
Date: May 5/17

Hope Banic

United States
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Scott Brogan

United States
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 19/16

Excellent tour.. Ryan is great. Very personable and knowledgeable about the area, including bar and restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this tour with Ryan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun with you guys!

Lynne Carameros

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

First time we have used Tours By Locals. Loved and enjoyed it immensely. Ryan C. was very informative and we loved all the little wonderful facts and places he showed us.

Tore Maggio

Woodbridge, CA, United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

Ryan's knowledge and passion for San Francisco, it's history, it's people, the various cultures and the food is fantastic!! We've lived in northern California for many years and visited San Francisco many times, but the experience we had on this tour with Ryan will live long in our memories. Ryan took us into local places we would never have thought to enter and explained the history, the culture. We received more value than we ever expected on this tour. Thank you Ryan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very welcome! Hope to see you in SF for another tour.

Lap Nguyen

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 24/16

Outstanding tour has it all: the history, sights, stories and the food markets. Does not involve as much hill workout as it is more focused on the Chinatown section. Highly recommended for the off-the-beaten path traveler.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So much fun doing another tour with you Lap!!

Valeria Biasi

Italy
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 8/16

Being a guide myself (a TBL guide, in Verona- Italy) I do know how challenging it is to arrange a pleasant tour, mixing history, art, anecdotes, lifestyle, past and present of a site. Ryan did an excellent job with our family. His tour is diverse in what he covers and VERY GOOD in rhythm. I sense he has made a lot of research on what to show and pondered a lot on how to show it. And: I do appreciate that he offers WALKING tours only!

James Schilling

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Ryan was fantastic! Great tour and would recommend him to anyone taking a trip to SFO.

Steven Loy

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 24/16

Energetic. Knowledgeable. Passionate. Engaging.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a lot of fun with you guys!

Cathy T.

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 9/16

Planning our next tour with Ryan. Best tour guide ever!

Greg Deren

Canada
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 9/16

Appreciated the terrific after-tour care.

Julian Rivers

Pompano Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 12/15

My partner and I took the tour with Ryan on Dec. 12 and it was the best damn tour that we have had. Ryan was very knowledgeable and full of passion which came off in the tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone thinking about using this tour with Ryan. We are still singing the praises of Ryan and this tour to anyone who will listen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun with you guys. - R

Helen K.

Switzerland
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Tour: #29804, Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

Great tour - planning another one with Ryan on the next trip to SF.

Carl Stychin

United Kingdom
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Tour: #29909, Castro and Mission Loop, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 2/15

Ryan gives great value - a high energy, enthusiastic, unique Castro and Mission area tour. You learn a lot and have fun.

Jennison Asuncion

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 15/15

Ryan was enthusiastically personable and brought with him an encyclopedic knowledge of Chinatown and the area. This was a bit of a different tour in that both my guest and I are blind. Ryan didn't skip a beat, he efortlessly integrated more descriptions and tactile experiences, and slightly modified the itinerary a bit where it made sense in order to give us the best sensory tour possible. His adaptability, professionalism, and love of SF were especially noteworthy. Thanks Ryan

Petra Strube

Germany
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 27/15

Annmarie Parker

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 19/15

Ryan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide with an obvious love for all things San Francisco. Ryan described and showed us many things that we would never have experienced without a local guide. We experienced a most pleasant afternoon!!

Judith Loy

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 15/14

Ryan was a fun guide who has a sense of adventure and a definite love for San Francisco. He knew all kinds of interesting facts about Chinatown and the area, which I definitely would not have known on my own. I have walked through Chinatown before and been overwhelmed by the sights and sounds. Ryan made it feel like my hometown.. Well almost! I highly recommend him and his walkng tour.

Brent Campbell

Canada
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 23/14

This was a fabulous tour. Very informative and entertaining. Will recommend Ryan to all of my friends who visit San Fran.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Brent!!

Lisa M.

Canada
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 26/13

Ryan was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The variety of information he provided: facts, stories, names of trees and plants, ensured that the tour stayed interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour, or to take another tour with this guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much!!!

Lap Nguyen

United States
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Tour: #29804, Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/13

Excellent tour. Highly recommend it but only for those who are fit. If you can handle the aerobic workout then you shall be rewarded with outstanding sights and unusual stories. Well done Ryan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lap! It was great to meet you.

Lisa Collins

United States
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Tour: #29804, Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 28/13

Ryan's expertise on San Francisco was both enlightening and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a first class experience!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sweet! Thanks so much Lisa!

Benjamin Chelliah

Singapore
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Tour: #29805, Four Peaks, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 20/13

The tour although three hours of walking was loads of fun. Ryan knew exactly how to keep the momentum going and he shared loads of interesting stories that were relevant to the tour. *thumbs up*

Blair S.

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/13

It was great! Ryan took me all over the area, telling me interesting stories about the places we saw and the people who did great (and sometimes terrible) things. His "3 incredible women you never heard of before" made me want to find a book on San Fran women. Went,to pretty streets and into the markets to see the interesting food, and learned where to eat. Thanks for a great trip- I may be back to go to pizza school! Book with Ryan, if you want a fun, entertaining, few hours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so Blair!! I had a wonderful time with you. Let me know when you come back to SF and I can show you around again. - Ryan

Michal Shalon

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 25/12

We live in Palo Alto, but wanted to take our teens on a tour of SF this winter break to learn some of the history of the city. Despite a very rainy Christmas day with a few of the highlights being closed we still enjoyed ourselves and learned many things we didn't know. Ryan is enthusiastic, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We will not hesitate to try some of his other tours in the near future, hopefully in better weather ;).

Elisa Carroll

United States
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Tour: #29910, Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/12

Booked 3 tours in 2 days with Ryan and would (and will) do it all over again. Entertaining, knowledgeable and in depth. An eye opener.

Elisa Carroll

United States
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Tour: #29804, Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/12

Worth every penny and more. Ryan's historical, architectural and "local folklore" knowledge, paired with his infectious enthusiasm, was priceless. Enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended.

MIchel Merle

France
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Tour: #29804, Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront, San Francisco, California, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 10/12

Well, we were warned : Stairs, Stairs and Stairs. Ryan showed us all the tricky parts of telegraph hill, small streets, unbelievable views, secret gardens. Be prepare to climb stairs up and down, and see things you'd never find on your own !!!