Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in San Francisco, California, United States by Tour Guide Gary L.

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San Francisco, California, United States
Gary L.
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Zeynep Onder

United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Nov 4/18

Gary enjoys doing tours and can tailor the tour to your specific interests. He is full of info, stories and tidbits of what you are looking at or might have missed. He can answer many questions and is just got the most positive and happiest demeanor. Go with Gary!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Zeynep ! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both and showing you around. I appreciate your review. Have a great 2019 ��

Sævar Þorleifsson

Iceland
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Aug 25/18

We really loved our tour with Gary. He is funny and knowledgeable. And as a tourguide myself with a 10 year experiance I can verify that he is top notch. My only regret is that we only reserved a four hour tour. If we ever come back we will definatly do a tour with him again.

Patrick Schmitz-Morkramer

Switzerland
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 15/18

The tour with Gary was wonderful and extremely personable. Gary gave us a fantastic introduction to San Francisco and made it fun and exciting for the entire family. We can highly recommend him and are grateful for a memorable experience

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patrick It was fun to show you my favorite places. You have a fun family ! Thank you Gary

Johanna Messling

Switzerland
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jun 9/18

Thank you, Gary, for showing us the beautiful city of San Francisco. We had a great day and enjoyed your company very much! Thank you also for the many great photos you took of us! We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Johanna, It was a treat to show you and your Dad around SF. I get to meet the best people in the world - Best regards, Gary

Colin Chandler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: May 6/18

Gary gave me a brilliant tour of SAN Francisco. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable character making the whole tour an extremely enjoyable event. It was a very comprehensive tour and some places would gave been impossible to access without a car, e.g high views of Golden Gate Bridge, Sea LIon Rescue Centre etc. Tour of Presidio and Seacliff was good. An excellent tour. Definitely do it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Colin Thank you for the generous review ! It was great to show you around my favorite places. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here. Best regards Gary

Elaine Lapp

selden, NY, United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: May 5/18

Gary is a truly amazing tour guide. Very professional, yet down to earth, friendly and totally entertaining. My family of four only had one day to enjoy San Francisco. We received a comprehensive and very informative tour. Thank you Gary for a truly exceptional experience. We ranged in age from eighteen to seventy and we all loved him.

Cindy Kruempelman

United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Feb 7/18

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

Michelle Liu

Canada
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Dec 29/17

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

Bernd Kutscha

Germany
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Oct 13/17

Gene R.

United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Sep 22/17

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 Long

55127, United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Aug 10/17

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

Linda Beckerman

United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 19/17

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

Rebecca Podmore

United Kingdom
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jun 9/17

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

Maria Suarez-Santos

United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Oct 29/16

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!

Lynn Merizalde-Orobio

Cayman Islands
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Sep 1/16

Keith Schutte

United States
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Tour: #11932, Private Tour - San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jun 21/16

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

Janet Martin

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jan 8/16

Excellent and fun time learning about San Francisco is Gary's 4 hour tour. We highly recommend Gary.

Karyn Allen

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Nov 3/15

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

Michelle McBriarty

Australia
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Sep 26/15

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 Funchess

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Aug 2/15

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

Ian J.

Canada
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Apr 24/15

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

Alex Mandli

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Apr 21/15

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 Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Apr 18/15

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 Link

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Apr 9/15

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

Frank Smith

North Port, FL, United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: May 5/14

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

Christine Brady

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Apr 17/14

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

Piero Antonio Calligaro

Australia
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jan 14/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie !

Andreas Nugraha

Indonesia
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Oct 28/13

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 Snodgrass

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Oct 4/13

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

David Collins

Australia
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Sep 30/13

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

Jamie Amos

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 27/13

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 Dawson

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 20/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy. It was fun watching you have fun.

Becky Sargent

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 17/13

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

Barbara Harris

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 2/13

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

Dennis H.

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jun 24/13

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

Cynthia A.

Canada
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jun 14/13

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 . . . : )

Teresa Movre

Canada
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day minivan tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: May 5/13

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.

Betty C.

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day car tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Feb 20/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Betty - Gary

Isaac Kurgan

South Africa
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day - full day, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: May 1/12

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 Alberstadt

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm - 1/2 day - full day, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Mar 14/12

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.

Agnese N.

Australia
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Aug 12/11

Eddie Lusky

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Aug 9/11

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

Larry Rowland

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jul 11/11

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

Saurabh Shah

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jun 20/11

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.

Corinne Geddes

Canada
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: May 29/11

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

James Wright

Gibraltar
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco's Beauty and Charm, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Feb 22/11

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 Williams

United States
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Tour: #11932, San Francisco Tour, San Francisco, California, United States    
Date: Jan 16/11

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!