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  • “Fantastic Tour”

    – (San Francisco)

    We enjoyed our Urban Safari & Alcatraz Tour immensely. Mike and Mfalme (We won't ever forgot his dreadlocks!) were both fantastic. Mike was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. This is by far the best tour we have done in the US!!! Thanks Guys, Ray & Helen (Sydney Australia)


    – (San Francisco)

    URBAN SAFARI TOUR. Wow! Amazing sights, laughs and a very interesting and informative guide plus a unique driver. Fantastic day!! From the moment I booked I was blown away, they responded immediately to my booking and I felt as though we were close friends not just a business transaction. Rowena T, London, UK

  • “Great Wine Tour!”

    – (Wine Country)

    I had the most amazing time on this Wine Country Safari! Our day began with croissants and mimosas overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and then we were off to our own blending seminar. It was so fun to discover my palate and make my own bottle of wine. Peter, the gentleman who guided our seminar, was so down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable. From the cheese tastings to fudge to olive oil and vinegar tastings -- wow! Sprinkled in there were more wine tastings at spectacular wineries. It was such a personalized experience and our tour guide, Mike, was so accommodating and attentive. I've been on many wine tours, but this one was by far the best -- more than just a tour, a true wine country experience! Ashley H, California, USA

  • “The Only Way to See New York”

    – (New York)

    We’ve been around the block a few times and didn’t want to be disappointed with a bland New York Tour. We were recommended by our agent to take The Urban Safari New York and we were not disappointed. We covered so much in just 5 hours we couldn’t believe it. Plus we saw some "off-the-beaten-track" hidden gems of NY – our guide seemed to know the city like the back of his hand. This is the way to see New York. Thanks! Albert G, Manchester, UK

  • “Best city tour ever”

    – (Safari, Jail & Sail)

    I think I can say nothing but that on this tour everything was perfectly organized, friendly staff, and most importantly you get a personal, interesting, and insight-full tour though San Francisco. I can strongly recommend everyone to get to know San Francisco from the Zebra (and visit afterwards Alcatraz and Sail the Bay). Mattt1983, Dusseldorf, Germany

  • “FANTASTIC way to see the stunning sights of San Francisco”

    – (Muir Woods)

    We were fortunate to experience both the Muir Woods/Sausalito as well as the City Tour. Our tour of the Muir Woods and Sausalito, guided by Joe, was nothing short of superb! He was energetic, helpful, and always eager to answer every question that any of us had with impressive detail. The tour was so flawless, I was almost convinced that a deer sighting in the Woods was a result of the Safari's careful planning and attention to detail! Thanks to Joe for capturing some fantastic pictures of us that we will cherish forever!...I would recommend it in a heartbeat! - ginac1431, Toronto, Canada

  • “Urban Safari exceeded our expectations.....Well done guys... From us in New Zealand”

    – (Land Sea Air Prison)

    We had a wonderful time in San Francisco thanks to The Urban Safari. We chose a 1 1/2 day Land, Sea and Air Prison tour which were all wonderful. The Urban Safari went the extra length by giving us back the taxi fare after we failed to meet them at the pickup point, which by all means was not their obligation to do so (he even rang my mobile number that was a New Zealand number).

    Unlike other tours (we were in LA, Las Vegas and New York before our last stop in San Francisco) they gave and treated us as valuable customers by making sure we got on to the tour provided (booked). Even before we arrived at the hotel we were staying Daniel at the Urban Safari already called and left us a message to make sure we arrived safe and sound.

    All in all we had a great time in San Francisco and with the tour services we booked with the Urban Safari. You guys rock. Keep it up mate. 5 star rating to the Urban Safari. - M C, Auckland, New Zealand

  • “Fantabulous!!”

    – (San Francisco)

    I LIVE in SF and you MUST do this tour when you visit San Francisco! Daniel, the owner, and his staff are fantastic. They do everything possible to make sure you have the best day ever! They are fun, entertaining, caring, and extremely knowledgeable about the city and it's amazing history.

    My husband and I set up and took this tour with family members (including an 11 and 10 year old) visiting the city for the first time. We learned so much about our city and had the best day! The boys were entertained the entire time and haven't stopped talking about it! Thanks Urban Safari---you guys are the best! Julie F, San Francisco

  • “See San Fran on a giant zebra!”

    – (Safari, Jail and Sail)

    If you are looking for a fun, informative and all encompassing tour of San Fran, take a trip with Urban Safari. My driver and tour guide were very informative and shared their info in a way that I actually took note! Their "Safari, Jail and Sail" trip includes a ride on the giant zebra, a visit to Alcatraz and a sail under Golden Gate Bridge. Ah, what a day! A R, Melbourne, Australia

  • “Went above and beyond excellent customer service”

    – (Transportation Services)

    I went to San Fran for business and one evening the Urban Safari were our transportation to a local networking event. Not only did they include a bonus tour of the local neighborhood on our return trip, they went above and beyond excellent customer service in an unusual way. When I left the bus that evening, the clasp of a piece of jewelry I was wearing broke and fell off unbeknownst to me. Within a couple of hours, I got a voicemail from them saying they had found it. When I called them back to ask if they would mail it back to me as I had already flown home, they insisted on paying for the postage, including insurance and delivery confirmation, to return the jewelry to me. They were good to their word, and within the week, my jewelry was restored to me. Thank you, Urban Safari, for a very enjoyable evening in San Fran but also for going the extra mile to serve this customer. I would highly recommend this business.

  • “Great day. Don’t miss this one!”

    – (Wine Country)

    We went on the Urban Safari wine tour around Sonoma. It was just the very best day. A small personalised tour, not to be missed. We went to some beautiful vineyards, amazing gardens and enjoyed some great wine. Our Guide was knowledgable and went the extra mile to make the day unforgettable. We would highly recommend this Company to any one looking for that special something to make their visit to San Francisco complete. –Lucyznana, Rotorua, New Zealand

  • “New York, Safari Style”

    – (New York)

    This was our first trip to New York and booked The Urban Safari. A great choice! Our guide was fun, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable – a real New Yorker! We saw NY from the water (best pictures!) and got into the NY Subway. While the visit to the Ground Zero Museum was emotional, we didn’t want to leave NY without knowing more about 9/11. In just a few hours we felt comfortable in this new, big city. Thanks Zohar for making NY feel like home. Julie P, Atlanta, Georgia

  • “Great time!”

    – (San Francisco)

    My sister and I were on our way home from seeing Europe. We had a 2 day stop over and our travel agent booked us this trip. Nick & Dave were so great and entertaining us they work well together. We had a better time than some of the European tour's that were on. Can't fault a thing! Don't want to tell to much otherwise it will spoil it for other's. Ann & Liz from Queenstown New Zealand

  • “See San Francisco With The Urban Safari”

    – (Muir Woods)

    We added a trip out to Muir Woods to our SF adventure. Our guide picked us up early 7:30 AM, he explained to us on the way up that the only way to see Muir Woods was to get there early and beat the masses that will fill the place later in the morning. Boy was he right, the Muir Woods trip from Urban Safari cost a bit more than some of the advertised trips but the difference was easy to spot. Our trip was in a van with one other couple, we were in the woods shortly after 8 AM and there was no one else there. We were able to spot wildlife and truly enjoy the magnificent beauty that is the Forest. By the time we were leaving, there were full size tour busses lined up in the parking lot and the loud groups were pouring in to the previously quiet and peaceful trails. Do yourselves a favor and go early! On our way back from Muir Woods, they took us for a ride through Sausalito, again displaying his local knowledge pointing out different areas he thought we would enjoy. Again we were dropped off for our next tour, on time and where we needed to be. Start to finish, The Urban Safari is the way to go. TanyaH, Sydney, Australia

  • “In a Seaplane with the Urban Safari!”

    – (Land Sea Air Prison)

    We booked a land, sea, & air tour through a large tour agency and our tour was provisioned by the Urban Safari. I called a few days before our two day tour to confirm the details and was welcomed by Sandy who was friendly and welcoming from the get go. Sandy provided the details of our two day adventure and helped set us up with an additional tour to Muir Woods.

    The city tour was both fun and informative. After the tour we were escorted to the dock for our trip over to Alcatraz, tickets were reserved for this trip and we were delivered right on time to make our scheduled ferry. The Alcatraz tour is a must see to anyone visiting San Francisco, the tour books up quickly but packaging it with the city tour makes it a no brainer.

    The next day in the afternoon we had a seaplane ride over the bay area and a catamaran ride. The seaplane was great fun, 20 - 25 minutes in a small seaplane where everyone has a window. The ride took us out over the Golden Gate Bridge and almost all the way up to the Bay Bridge, amazing city views and a great way to see Alcatraz from above. After our flawless landing we embarked on the Adventure Cat for a 90 minute sailboat ride where we passed by Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

    The land, air & sea adventure was a great two days and an amazing way to see the city from a couple of different perspectives. All of the folks we dealt with at Urban Safari were professional but also fun and exciting. You could tell they loved what they were doing and were eager to share it. Thank You! -Mike D, Pennsylvania, USA

  • “This Tour was so Cool”

    – (San Francisco)

    Everyone visiting San Fran should take this tour. We went on our honeymoon, on Halloween. The tour guide was in costume. The owner ran onto the shuttle dressed as a lion. Classic! Showed us so many things we wouldn't have found on our own. Had so much fun. FrequentNJTraveler, New Jersey USA

  • “Way to see San Fran”

    – (San Francisco)

    Joined tour after adding to trip via our travel agent and were blown away. Great trip of a great city. Saw all the best attractions and a good tour of the city. The lunch stop was excellent and a break from the usual fast food. The driver and guide were knowlegeable and gave a great view of the city and it's history. Alcatraz is a highlight to a wonderful city. Highly recommended. The5hs, Sydney, Australia

  • “If you only do one tour in USA, this is the one”

    – (San Francisco)

    These tours are informative as well as being a hell of a lot of fun. No monotone voices just lots of interaction and laughs.

    We thought the price looked a little high when we first searched it on the internet but once we finished the tour we both agreed that it was money well spent.

    The Urban Safari is a credit to Daniel and his team and we wish him all the best with kicking off a similar venture in Sydney. Lindsay S, Yeppoon, Australia

  • “OH MY GOD - Urban Safari Rocks”

    – (San Francisco)

    We took the Urban Safari and Alcatraz Tour and had Dan the owner as our tour guide. He was funny, informative, helpful and just a joy to be around. He had us in stitches through out the day. He even slightly altered the tour when we asked about the Walt Disney Museum and took us there. It was the best day tour we have ever done and would HIGHLY recommend this tour to any one. Claudia J, Sydney, Australia