Charlotte WojnowskiUnited States
Joseph was helpful and knowledgeable. I had picked out wineries and booked reservations and sent them to Joseph C. He was able to navigate through my itinerary and even added a few gems along the way. He was a great guide, knowing when to interject and when we were just to busy talking to listen. He made this trip special.
It was a spectacular tour. Thanks to Joe's concern and knowledge, we enjoy this visit to the redwoods and Sausalito. He also put us jazz and Beatles music to liven up the tour. A great host. Highly recommended.
Cortney JenkinsUnited States
David RobinsonUnited States
Wish that we had more time to check out more places! Joe did a great job, very thorough and a safe driver!
Laurie EmeryUnited States
We barely survived our early morning tour with Joe! Just kidding, we had a great time. We had a 12 hour layover in SF with a 11:35 am flight and Joe agreed to give us a dawn tour. He enjoyed the freedom of the nearly empty streets and made a record run down Lombard Street. Joe was entertaining and knowledgeable. He was able to keep us on our toes after a night of no sleep and even worked in a trip to Muir Woods for us!
Brian ScottUnited States
Great for families. The kids (boy, 10, and girl, 11) really enjoyed Joe and his outgoing personality. We worked together to shape the tour. He was prompt and friendly. His has an extensive knowledge of San Francisco and shared insights and locations that we would not have seen with a public bus type tour. Only downside is the limited view from the middle row in his van. This was only a challenge while driving. Traffic was not an issue because tour guides are able to use taxi lanes. Recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brian, Thank you for your generous comments. I will update my idioms however I'm not sure how many kids today realize what an idiom is. Families are my favorite people to tour and your kids were amazing . Joe
Lale KuhnUnited States
Lavonne NorthcuttUnited States
Our tour guide, Joe was prompt and showed us a variety of sights that we would not have seen on our own. My kids (twins- age 9) had a great time! Their favorites were the walk up twin peaks and view of the city/ ocean from the top and the bunkers under Golden Gate Bridge. It was a wonderful way to some hidden areas of San Francisco. Joe was attentive with the kids and a lot of fun!
Ivor MortonUnited Kingdom
Joe was a true expert in his field with an immense knowledge and experience about San Francisco and the people in it. He has an engaging and affable personality with an ability to flex to the needs of the traveller and his/her interests. Nothing is a trouble and he puts everyone at their ease including the number of local personalities whom he introduces during the tour. If you want a thoroughly good day out filled with interest and humour, Joe is your man. Ivor Morton.
David StrachanUnited States
One of the most enjoyable days I have ever spent. Joseph was very knowledgeable entertaining and efficient tour guides ever. I will use him again when I'm inSF and will recommend him to my friend. He made it very special for my daughters birthday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David,Megan and Tammy You are too fast for me! No sooner than I send you a text “thank you”then zingo, here’s your review. It was a truly wonderful day! See you or one of your friends in the future I hope. Sincerely Joe Cohen
Jean MartinUnited States
Great tour by Joe C. He took us to many places we would not have found on our own! Great sense of humor and great knowledge of the area. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to be your guide in our wonderful city. Happy memories are the best part of life! Again thanks and thank you for your kindness in your review. Joe
Rebecca HinnerUnited States
Rebecca HinnerUnited States
Great day in this tour, our kids loved it. Definitely will recommend it
Michael MazurekUnited States
Joe was pleasant, knowledgeable, accommodating, and his personal touches on the city and it's history were welcomed
Timothy UhlUnited States
Joe was fantastic. He was flexible, engaging and a lot of fun. We saw everything we wanted in 3 hours and a lot of things off the beaten path.
Jennifer FranklinSouth Bend, IN, United States
Joe was super friendly, on-time & full of knowledge of the city/area! On this expedition, he drove us through areas we never would have seen on a bus tour or even on our own if we rented a vehicle - simply because we're not "local" to know! It was fun to drive down Lombard Street (kids really enjoyed that)! As a matter of fact, our dinner topic last night was to name the Top 3 fav's of this trip...my 9 year old picked "Driving the City with Joe" as one of his top three! It was great family fun!
Jennifer FranklinSouth Bend, IN, United States
Joe was prompt, friendly & was able to share his knowledge & expertise of the area with us. He drove us through the beautiful area of Seaside & allowed us to discover a quaint little Inn along the way. He also took us to Muir Beach Overlook for spectacular views of the mountains & water which we didn't even know existed! We enjoyed our walk through Muir Woods & Sausalito greatly and chose to take a Ferry back to Fishermans Wharf. As a family, we had a wonderful experience!
Lena KhaylomskyUnited States
Martha ReaUnited States
Guide knew the city but the commentary would have been better focused on sites only.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Martha, I regret that you did not get all the information you were looking for when we were on tour. I completely understand that even if you enjoyed your experience it did fall short on the information you desired. This is unusual for me since I am a real information hound. Please accept my heartfelt apology. If you ever come back to San Francisco I'd be glad to give you some of my time to make up for anything you feel you missed. sincerely, Joe Cohen
Sandy WaiteUnited States
Our tour guide Joseph Cohen was very attentive and knowledgeable We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and saw different views we never would have seen on our own We highly recommend
Sharon NeuUnited States
Joseph did a great job. We told him the things we would like to see and he took us to all of them. He is very knowledgeable and we had a great day.
Erwin WallUnited States
Knowledgeable, flexible, interesting, and worked hard to give us a very enjoyable morning
Ana Alisha MarzaniMalaysia
Joseph is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. He knows the history of every place that we visited. We customize our own trip and He took us to the places that we wanted to go. we had fun during the trip.
Wayne TriplettUnited States
A great way to see the area with a knowledgeable, passionate, and personable guide.
Peter GrossUnited States
Very personable. Enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to give me a great review on Tours By Locals. I had a wonder full time with you and the family.
Leona RiceUnited States
Joseph was the BEST! He tailored our San Francisco tour to meet our requests. Our guests from Indiana could even put their hands into the Pacific Ocean. Joseph was humorous and informed and an excellent driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leona, It was my pleasure to share our beautiful city with you and your guests!
Cela P.United States
Excellent tour! Joseph was kind and his knowledge of San Francisco was impressive! He kept the attention of my two young daughters as they learned about the city and it's many historical places. He was very flexible and made our tour enjoyable. If you're looking for a tour with a guide who will go the extra mile to create great memories, book Joseph!
Maureen G.United States
We were so happy that we booked & were able to spend some time with Joseph! He did a great job listening and showing us what we were interested in seeing. He went above & beyond to be sure it was a day for us to remember. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My Dear Maureen and My Dear Jude You left me the greatest gift of authentic advice on frienship. I will always remember both of you dear women. Joe
Kathy BuonoUnited States
If you are looking for a 5 star San Francisco city tour, Joseph C is your man. Professionalism is his middle name. We could not have asked for a better experience or a better guide. Style & class makes it a top rated tour. Do not hesitate to ask for Joseph C.