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Address: 275 Staples Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone Number: +1 415-337-1874
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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine...

Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, Yosemite, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!

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Perfect day for a perfect tour

We booked two days of private tours. The first was the Journey to Monterey which included Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. Rick knew the best spots for seeing wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JoeRiviere
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked two days of private tours. The first was the Journey to Monterey which included Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. Rick knew the best spots for seeing wonderful scenery and taking great photos of the amazing California coast. We also got to shop in Monterey and Carmel. The second was the called The Perfect Day. It was the perfect... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review and sharing your insights with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of Monterey & Carmel and San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. I always encourage visitors to explore outside of San Francisco when they have the time. The California coast from Santa Barbara to the Oregon border is... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The full day Sonoma tour was a great experience. Rick was an awesome tour guide who made my wife and I feel comfortable and taken care of. There was a ton of historical information as well as city recommendations that we could use. The tour was laid back and completely driven by our tastes and preferences. I would highly recommend... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad your wife and you enjoyed your tour of Sonoma Valley and found some wines you enjoyed. There are many more wine regions and wineries to explore, so I hope you get to return to wine country. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually had 2 different tours by Rick. One was a photography tour, the second was a city tour. Both were great. He also suggested great places to eat that we would not have found on our own.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your two tours of San Francisco. I hope you got some good photos. Come back and visit again. There's much more to see and do. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day seeing the sites in Marin County thanks to Rick. Rick is super knowledgeable and without him we never would have gotten to experience so much in one day. Highly recommend contacting Blue Heron to show you the sites!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods, the Marin County coast, and Mount Tamalpais. We were fortunate that the weather cooperated and you got to see the 360 degree view of the North Bay from the summit of Mt. Tam. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I greatly appreciate it. More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Rick did a wonderful job showing my family around San Francisco. Some of us had been a few times while others had never visited, so we booked the More of SF tour with a few modifications. It was raining the day of our tour and Rick was great about customizing the stops given the weather conditions and the mix of... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice words and for taking the time to post the review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you got to some of the shops and restaurants I suggested. When you next head this way, do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of some... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a perfect day enjoying a birthday trip with my loving wife of 25 years. Thank you Rick Spear for customizing our trip in order to give Millie a real feel of the natural beauty just outside of one of my absolute favorite U.S. cities. With your excellent knowledge and personal touch San Francisco is now right at the top... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to comment on your tour. I am glad you both enjoyed seeing the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, the West Marin coast, and the spectacular view from the summit of Mount Tamalpais. When you next head this way, please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Rick's knowledge and experience made our wine trip informative and enjoyable. We learned so much about varietal nuances.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your wine country tour. The Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys in Northern Sonoma County are two of my favorite wine regions to visit. Plus, the town of Healdsburg is my favorite wine country town. More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Two married couples on a California trip we only had 2 days at San Francisco and were not sure how could we possibly manage to get the feel of the place in such a short time. We got a tip from concierge at the hotel and in no time we were comfortably seated in a Blue Heron car with Rick... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words and for posting a review. I am glad the four of you enjoyed the tour. I hope the rest of your vacation went well. Come back and see us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My family (two teen boys and two adults) spent a morning with Rick touring San Francisco. Rick did a nice job of matching our interests to the day's agenda. We saw all the key sites and took great photos from unique views of the city. Our favorite was a side view of the Golden Gate Bridge - so different from... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for positing a review. I greatly appreciate it. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco's highlights. I hope to see you again in the not too distant future. There's much more to see. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We want to thank Rick, with Blue Heron Tours, for an exceptional private tour of San Fransico. Rick is very knowledgeable of his city and is a fantastic driver. His van is new,clean,roomy and easy to get in and out of....for us four old ladies. He picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel at Fisherman's Wharf. Rick... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I am sure other TripAdvisor members appreciate your feedback. I am glad the four of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back and see us again. There's much more to see and do. More 

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