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Locales from Hitchcock's "The Birds" (Movie) Tour


(plus the house from "Shadow of a Doubt")

Tour HighlightsPotterSchool

  • The schoolhouse where the birds attacked
  • The classic Victorian neighborhood once frequented by Uncle Charlie in "Shadow of a Doubt" (and Disney's "Pollyanna")
  • Lunch in Bodega Bay, which retains an ineffable ambience
  • Optional Activities: visit to the Peanuts Museum or Luther Burbank's house and garden or a bee sanctuary or a nearby Russian River winery… or (for the lover of actual birds) the Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory, Audubon Canyon Ranch or Bolinas lagoon

Why Tour with Us to Experience Locales from Hitchcock's "The Birds"?

Why tour with A Friend in Town and not just rent your own car? Because driving yourself, you'll waste time figuring out exactly where everything is, and you'll be tired when you get there. With us, you'll learn the history of the places in which the characters lived and Hitchcock worked, while enjoying the views.

There are so many reasons why we're your best choice for a trip north to "Birds" country!

Our Hitchcock's "The Birds" Tour Itinerary

     Talk about your "angry" birds"!...don't worry, we'll avoid them. Travel north across the Golden Gate Bridge through beautiful Marin and into Sonoma County, stopping at a celebrated country bakery in a quaint hamlet, before arriving at what was once "Potter School." Here we take pictures and (if  we can arrange it) a tour of the former classroom. We then approach Bodega Bay on the route that Melanie took and stop at the restaurant that houses the most memorabilia from the film.

     The town's a great place for lunch looking across the bay while enjoying very fresh seafood. Afterwards we can take a lovely backroad to the picturesque Victorian town of Occidental—which has nothing to do with the movie, but everything to do with its unique charm. These unspoiled landscapes retain much of the mystical ambience that beguiled Hitchcock.

     Mid- and late afternoon offer many options: driving through Santa Rosa's Victorian neighborhood to see the house from "Shadow of a Doubt"; a visit to the "Peanuts" (Charles M. Schultz) Museum; time in the garden devoted to botanical pioneer Luther Burbank or a nearby apiary; tasting at one or 2 of the Russian River region's great wineries; watching a demonstration of how they band wild birds at the Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory; walking in Audubon Canyon Ranch, a preserve for nesting egrets; viewing the winged and other sea-going denizens of the Bolinas Lagoon—all this, without a single pecked-out eye or bleeding torso :-)

What will it Cost?

Because each tour is designed to fit your interests, our fees vary. Basically you pay by the number of hours in your itinerary. We do not add the fuel surcharges, "license fees," "tax" and mandatory gratuities that many other companies do.

Click Here to find out more about how we determine your fee. FYI, our "Birds" tour usually runs 8-9 hours.

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