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Address: 275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
Phone Number: +1 415-337-1874
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Wine tour

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mary Ann H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Mary Ann H
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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Jackson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The full day tour of San Francisco, Sausilito, and Muir Woods that we booked with Rick at Blue Heron was the best day of our trip. He is very personable and we felt relaxed and comfortable as he showed us his beautiful city. We found him very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area. We had coffee and... More 

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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 tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. Arlequin Cafe in Hayes Valley is a frequent snack and coffee stop on my city tours. My guests often enjoy the homemade donuts. The Trident is a regular lunch stop in Sausalito. Relaxing on their deck while enjoying lunch... More 

Bucks. U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We hired Rick at Blue Heron to take us to Muir Woods today. We are a family of 6 including 2 seniors and 2 teens. His car is extremely comfortable and beautifully clean. He offered us cold, bottled water at the start of the journey which was a nice touch. On the way to our destination he gave us interesting... More 

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

Thanks for posting a review and sharing your views with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Muir Woods. It's a beautiful spot and one of the Bay Area's unique treasures. I am also pleased that you enjoyed your lunch at Nopalito on 9th Avenue. I think it's one of the city's better Mexican restaurants. Have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

I also picked Rick's tour from other reviews and thank all of you who posted! Rick was easy to work with, even from across the country. He responded to all inquiries promptly. His fees were reasonable and he is both knowledgeable and very nice. It was our favorite day so far because we could just relax and enjoy. Thanks Rick!

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

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Lynmar Estate Winery, and Muir Woods. Lunch on the deck at Lynmar on a sunny day is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Thanks much for taking the time to post the review. I really appreciate it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of six and didn't want to drive around the city. We chose Blue Heron Custom Tour based on other reviews. Rick responded to my request for booking the tour promptly. He sent email to confirm date and time shortly and communicated with us for any question or request before the tour date. Rick made our city... More 

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

I am glad your family and you enjoyed the tour. A stop at the fortune cookie factory is always a hit with kids and kids at heart. Thanks so much for posting a review. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to do so and am sure many TripAdvisor readers welcome the feedback on Blue Heron's services. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Our tour with Rick for a 2 days of San Fran -he picked us up at our Hotel on time and we started our full day tour of Monteray/Carmel By the Sea and 10 mile Drive.-Rick was amazing so informative about everything -been private(its worth paying the extra) we had so much time at each spot which was great -2nd... 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 comments with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you got to see so much of the region outside of San Francisco. Monterey, Carmel, Muir Woods, and Sausalito are special places. Come back and see us again. More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My family used Rick at Blue Heron for a personal tour of San Francisco and loved it! Rick was professional, timely, accommodating and helpful! The minivan was clean and comfortable and my husband loved not having to figure out the logistics, directions, or worry about parking which allowed him to enjoy the tour with NO stress! Rick suggested that we... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review and for the kind words. I am glad your family enjoyed their tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods. Hopefully, you'll get here again in the not too distant future and I can show you more of our sights. More 

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