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Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service

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Address: 275 Staples Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone Number: +1 415-337-1874
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Tour of San Francisco

Rick picked us up at the hotel. Took us on a lovely 3 1/2 hr tour of the city pointing out high lights all the time. Rick was so informative and made the morning very enjoyable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rick picked us up at the hotel. Took us on a lovely 3 1/2 hr tour of the city pointing out high lights all the time. Rick was so informative and made the morning very enjoyable. It will stay with us for a long time. We were even dropped off where we could get a nice lunch. Recommend this tour... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Next time you visit, let's go outside of San Francisco so you can see more of what the Bay Area has to offer. More 

Wynyard, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Prior to our trip and back in Oz, I spent many hours searching the internet. Finding Blue Heron Tours (Rick Spears) on Trip Advisor was an absolute god-send and we couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, professional and personable guide than Rick who provided us with a very comfortable and secure 4 hour tour of his home city. To... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the very kind words. I greatly appreciate the time you put into posting your review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you got to explore more of the city during the remainder of your stay. When you next head this way, we can explore outside of San Francisco. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rick, our tour guide, was knowledgable, helpful and very friendly. He helped customize a tour based on what we were looking for (vs the cookie cutter tour) and suggested some great wineries and a fabulous lunch and helped make all the reservations. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a top notch tour you won't forget!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review. It's most appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of the Napa Valley including your visits to Cakebread Cellars and Trefethen Vineyards and brunch at Auberge du Soleil. I think dining on the terrace at Auberge on a warm, sunny day is one of the great Napa treats. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

For a 4 hour service, it was a richly immersive experience with a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Go with Rick! A very cultured and easygoing guy who delivered an excellent service from start to finish, and made the visit all the more enjoyable.

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review. I am sure the many TripAdvisor readers appreciate your taking the time to comment. I know I do. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you will be able to return when you have more time. Perhaps we can then visit Muir Woods, wine country, and/or Monterey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Rick picked us up at our hotel in Berkeley. He was a good driver, very knowledgeable, and enjoyable to be with. It was well worth the price. Our party of four had some physical limitations which were no problem at all!

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad the four of you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope your train ride to Omaha was fun. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may be of some help. Thanks so much for posting a review. It is most appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really enjoyed Rick's tour of Sonoma. i had a very good idea of where i wanted to go, but Rick was incredibly knowledgeable about all of the options. highly recommend him whether you are a seasoned professional or novice wine taster...

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your time in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. You tasted some great Pinot Noir. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may be of some help. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Rick was very helpful since we first contacted him via e-mail from overseas, he was very helpful and informative since we first contacted until the end of the tour. Everything of the tour was very smooth and very professional from the music choice in his car, water, and the photo taking. We booked 2 days with him. On the first... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

I am glad your parents and you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco and Muir Woods & Sausalito. Fog is a very common San Francisco phenomenon, especially in the summer. Many visitors never get to see the Golden Gate Bridge because it is shrouded in fog during their entire stay. That's why I took you under the bridge on the... More 

Brevard, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had one day in San Fran and had already booked Alcatraz for the morning so we had to figure out what to do with the afternoon. We didn't have a car and we hate using the Ship's tours. We found Rick on Trip Advisor and we're so pleased that we did. Since we'd been to SF (eons ago) we... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for sharing your views with other TripAdvisor readers. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco and got to see parts of the city you had not visited before. I enjoy showing people some of the less touristed areas in San Francisco. More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I felt like we won the tour jackpot having Rick guide us. We only had a day in SF and didn't want to spend it trying to figure out the city on our own or with a group. Rick was the perfect mix of professional and personal. He gave us an insightful overview of the city with... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. I am sure the other TripAdvisor users will find it helpful. I am glad your wife and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Now that you've gotten an overview of San Francisco, you'll have to come back and spend more time here. There's plenty for the two of... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We found Rick to be extremely informative and knowledgable of the San Francisco area. He customised the whole tour to suit our requests. Throughout he delivered his knowledge in an easy-going, good humoured manner, enabling us to thoroughly enjoy our day and see and do far more than we could have independently. Communication in booking, and before the tour was... More 

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours - Private Tour Service, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and share your views with other TripAdvisor users. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. Hopefully, you'll head this way again, and I'll get to show you more of the Bay Area's wonderful sights. More 

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