a Private Sightseeing Service for the San Francisco Bay Area
Come from away to experience some of our planet's most fascinating natural and man-made attractions with a seasoned local guide. Or perhaps you are LOCAL and want to explore new, less known, and un-usual attractions: read on to discover why it makes sense to hire a guide to show you around your own 'neighborhood'?
What makes us Different!
Our Destinations Truly Custom Itineraries Local, savvy Guides Fun, and Education...at your pace Transparent Fees
Our Destinations Not just the best known--Golden Gate Bridge, "Painted Ladies," Napa wineries, Monterey Bay Aquarium--but also many un-usual places: Silicon Valley, the Big Sur coast, locales from Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo," a rescue for sea mammals (sustained by 1200 volunteers) in a spectacular setting, amazing lighthouses, eateries that feature vegan options...we're even considering a tour focused on our new cannabis industry. Your itinerary can be designed to accommodate 2-3 days in the Wine Country or Carmel-by-the-Sea, with overnight stays.
Truly Custom and Personalized Itineraries That adapt to favor kids (with parents or other adults, of course), or individuals who're traveling solo, or people in (foldable) wheelchairs and those who need frequent stops, or people who don't want to walk too much, or even teetotalers interested in the Wine Country. FYI once we've confirmed your tour reservation for Silicon Valley or our Wine Country, we usually ask that you review a questionnaire, your responses to which help us ensure that you see and experience what interests you most.
Local, Savvy Guides: Both ours, and those we introduce you to.
Fun, and Education ...at your pace
Our Fees:Based on tour duration, and no hidden surcharges like "taxes," licensing fees, mandatory gratuities.
See places not included in the typical tour-- hidden delights known only to locals. We pick you up at your hotel, home, short-term rental, the airport, or even dockside of your cruise ship. Start when you're ready and move at your pace. Don't worry about directions, traffic, or where to park. Your itinerary emphasizes your preferences as to places to visit and where to eat. You can travel solo, as a couple, as a family, or as a group of similar interests. With trained,knowledgeable Guides (who've lived in the Bay Area for decades) you get context and history, so you can appreciate more thoroughly what you're seeing and experiencing.
We want your tours to recall your favorite vacations, one that you and your companions remember with genuine pleasure.
Return home relaxed, happy, and satisfied with tours that were exciting! yet free of stress.