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Private Guide SF is the leader in private tours here in San Francisco. I offer private tours geared toward your travel needs at a reasonable cost. I always strive to, “Exceed the expectations of my guests.” Your customized tour includes a free...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1288 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1302
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-810-7676
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Brian is the man! An absolutely delightful and enriching experience not to be missed. The dude is extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and eager to show you his awesome city in his own inimitable way. From the locally sourced snacks to the insightful information, Brian strives and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We all know that feeling when we book a trip and we want to make the most out of our long awaited vacation. We search the internet endlessly for ideas, places to see and stay and hope that it turns into the most amazing trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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briansM8719XB, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Hi Terri, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review of your experience with my private tours. You already know how much fun I had getting to know all you guys and I am happy we have all become...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

I was in San Francisco from Kentucky for the first time for a business trip in September 2017 and only had one good day to explore. I came across Brian who did private tours of the city and I am glad I did. Brian was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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briansM8719XB, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Heyyyyyyy, So great to hear from you and I appreciate this awesome review. Makes me think of our fun tour....haaaaa Hope you are doing well. :)

Reviewed October 24, 2018

Brian's 5.0 / 5.0 rating really does speak for itself. His service was exemplary - he checked in when we arrived in SF and offered tips and suggestions on where to go across our entire California itinerary. On the day of our 6 hour tour,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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briansM8719XB, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Heyyyy Simone, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your experience with me and our tour. I appreciate you and glad to know we can now call each other friends :) Thanks again, Brian

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Booking Brian was by far the best decision we made for our vacation. His knowledge and generosity far exceeded anything we imagined. He welcomed us to SF the day before our booking and checked on us throughout the week offering tips and advice. His attention...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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briansM8719XB, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I know how busy we can all get so I definitely appreciate you :) Until our paths cross again. Cheers, Brian :)

Reviewed July 29, 2018

Brian is the perfect driving tour guide. We booked the 6 hour trip, during which time he took us to the best vantage points for the sites we'd specifically asked to see and then countless other amazing stops. There is SOOOO much more to SF...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hey Heidi, Thank you for such a great review. I know you have traveled the world and used guides many times so your kind words and compliments mean a lot to me. Hope you are enjoying Santa Cruz and Monterey. Cheers, Brian

Reviewed July 9, 2018

We hired Brian for two long days: a tour that covered the Pacific Coast to Monterrey and a tour to Sonoma. We had several specific detour requests to places of specific interest to us (John Steinbeck museum in Salinas, etc.), and Brian was not only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for the great review. I had an absolute blast with you guys. We can definitely say we had some adventures that will give us memories of a lifetime. Hope you guys are settling back in and I can't wait to come visit :)...More

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

I have been to SF a million times. Brian showed us views I never thought Possible... He was friendly, funny, knowledgable and accommodating. I highly recommend it!!! Love Brian and his passion for sharing his city!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you for this fantastic review. I always love it when a local is blown away with some of the sights I bring them too. Big Hugs to you guys.

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I knew the moment I began corresponding with Brian regarding a family trip to San Francisco that we were going to be in good hands.  He took our wish list and constructed a customized tour. Brian met us outside our hotel with a great smile...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hi Brian, Thank you for leaving such a kind review. I appreciate you and the family hiring me. It was such a fun day. Hopefully I will see you guys on this side of the USA or yours :) Be well, - Brian

Reviewed January 25, 2018

Brian was not only a great tour guide, but such a great host to San Francisco. He planned out our itinerary based on our family preferences. He also was able to recommend restaurants and other things to do while in the area. On the tour,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thank you very much for this awesome review. I had so much fun on your tour and I am glad you all enjoyed it. I hope to re-connect with you soon :)

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone
at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth
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May 14, 2018|
Response from briansM8719XB | Property representative |
Good morning, Thank you for contacting me regarding a tour. TripAdvisor has removed websites from all the businesses to push their relationship with Viator. In fact they won’t even allow me to include my email address... More
February 27, 2016|
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Response from daws82 |
Dear Brian thank you for the idea of Santa Cruz I will definitely make sure we stop there on our way up. Sorry i've taken so long I'm still trying to organise my trip. I'll come back to you. rosie