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San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie

San Diego, CA, USA
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About San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie
Explore San Diego with Private Tour Guide Julie on a private and customized journey through this fine city. I will design a tour to suit your interests-whether an in-depth tour in one specific area, or multiple stops all over San Diego-land. I can guide you through the must-see sightseeing spots or I can show you San Diego's "hidden" gems that most tours overlook- or we can do both!
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Hidden Nature Walks in the City

San Diego County is the most bio-diverse county in the United States. After you do our magnificent walks, you will understand and appreciate so much about our variety of nature here, in the southwest-most corner of the United States.

Enjoy San Diego’s nature without a big crowd of people on a private excursion of mini hikes led by award-winning tour guide Julie Kremen.

You will be walking for a total of approximately 2 hours, but each walk will be in a very different setting, so you will experience a lot of natural variety. The type of scenery and landscapes you will experience is what makes San Diego unique from other places.

You will enjoy three very different mini nature hikes (from 15-40 minutes) in outstanding natural settings. Each one is in a hidden, off-the-beaten path place right in the middle of our urban city!

Note: This 3 hour private tour is fully customizable; contact Julie to book as described above or to discuss how to change to suit your needs.
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3 hours
from $295.00

Private Customizable Iconic City Highlights Tour - Cultural, Historic, Shuttled

Journey with award winning tour guide Julie Kremen around San Diego’s cultural and historic sites—on a private tour of fun and informative must-see sightseeing hotspots.

On this private tour, you will experience and thoroughly understand how San Diego came to be the world-class modern city that it is. We’ll travel through the rich history of San Diego from its discovery by Spanish conquistadores, to the lively and festive Mexican period, to the days when it was the Wild Wild West’s new American frontier. And, of course, you’ll learn about its present-day standing as the 8th largest city in the US and what makes it the epitome of Southern California lifestyle. Discover why we are “America’s Finest City” and watch out… many who come to visit end up moving here!

Note: This 4 hour private tour is fully customizable; contact Julie to book as described above or to discuss how to change to suit your needs.
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4 hours
from $455.00

Private Secret La Jolla Art, Viewpoints and Architecture Tour

This private tour with award winning tour guide Julie Kremen showcases some of the outstanding yet hidden scenery of the La Jolla area, plus funky, quirky and mind-boggling art and architecture. You’ll also experience “San Diego’s newest tourist attraction” – a remarkable treasure that even locals don’t know about!

But Shhhhh…. don’t tell anyone about these places….they’re secret!

Note: This 4 hour tour is a private tour, but it is fully customizable; contact Julie to book as described above or to discuss how to change to suit your needs.
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4 hours
from $455.00

Private Shuttled Coastal Gems Scenic Customizable Tour

Live the California Dream and experience San Diego’s outstanding coastal scenery during your private tour, led personally by Julie Kremen, an award winning professional and certified tour guide. Read the reviews and see why she is top-rated on TripAdvisor. Besides seeing magnificent sites, you will learn what makes the area’s 70 miles of coastline so special — including learning about the culture, the history, and the lifestyles of the locals.

Breezy palm trees, captivating coastal vistas, postcard perfect cliffs, colorful beach umbrellas, hidden sea caves, picturesque ocean coves, crashing waves… Need we say more? This is the quintessential Southern California beach and seascape tour you’ve always wanted to do.

Live the California Dream!

Note: This 4 hour private tour is fully customizable; contact Julie to book as described above or discuss how to change to suit your needs.
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4 hours
from $455.00
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FuzzyBeaver wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada1,121 contributions327 helpful votes
This was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Julie starts with a phone call to clearly understand what your interests are. From there she maps out a matching itinerary. Each touring was fabulous and very entertaining. Julie is very knowledgeable and entertaining. She also provides lots of helpful info in advance and after the tours. She is one of the best guides we have used over the years and is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Journey with J, Owner at San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie
Responded Mar 3, 2020
P- I truly appreciated your enthusiasm for learning as much as you could about the area. It was a wonderful experience for me to be able to enlighten you about what makes us tick here in San Diego. I'm thrilled that we got to do so much over the two days and that you were able to get a helpful overview so that you could explore further on your own. Thanks so much for the review! ~ Julie
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LJ Girl wrote a review Feb 2020
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My family and I hired Julie to give us the grand tour during our first visit to beautiful San Diego. We were impressed immediately even before we met her because she took the time to craft the perfect tour based on our interests. My family is three generations and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. There was something for everyone. Julie's attention to detail didn't end when the tour was over because she also sent us a wonderful follow up email with all kinds of goodies in there including links to videos of the places we visited and further information expanding on some of the history. Please don't hesitate to hire Julie - she will make you fall in love with San Diego, like we all did!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Journey with J, Owner at San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie
Responded Mar 3, 2020
J - It was such a pleasure to take your family around -- I'm so happy that I was able to please everybody. We certainly packed in a lot of variety and many different locations during your 6 hour tour. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the history so much and that I was able to teach everyone a lot about San Diego's interesting past and present culture. Thank you so much for your review. ~ Julie
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Inspire735435 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We found Julie online and from the moment of contact she was engaging and all about giving us the best experience possible. Excellent communication both before the tour in preparation and after in her follow-up when we got home. She has a mind-boggling amount of information about San Diego and its history which she shares enthusiastically. Julie is warm, personable and she cares to make your experience a great one. She loves San Diego, loves her job and it shows! Whatever you want to do, see or discover in San Diego, Julie will deliver. We had a wonderful time. We would not hesitate to hire Julie again and most definitely give her 5 stars.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Journey with J, Owner at San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie
Responded Feb 27, 2020
C- I'm so glad that I was able to show you a lot of variety, and I'm pleased that you liked all of the locations I brought you to including the wonderful art park, the magical beach, the secret hidden canyon surprise and the adventurous natural wonder. Thanks so much for your heartfelt review and I hope we can do a part 2 on your next visit. ~ Julie
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sandahouston wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
Julie put together a private 8 hour San Diego highlights tour for us and it was awesome. We had six couples, so she arranged an executive mini coach bus to make it comfortable for us and easy to get on and off the bus. She has a wealth of knowledge which she enthusiastically shares on the journey around the city. The tour was custom built for us, allowing us to spend time visiting those areas that were priorities for our group. Julis was very engaging with everyone in the group and took time to make sure our questions were answered. Book with Julie, you will be glad you did.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Journey with J, Owner at San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Thank you so much for your review! I had so much fun on our full day tour of all things San Diego. I'm so thrilled that everyone in your group enjoyed my tour so much and got a better understanding for America’s Finest city. ~ Julie
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my3girlsegm wrote a review Jan 2020
New Richmond, Wisconsin33 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife and I spent five hours with Julie as she enthusiastically traversed us through the city. This tour was not Julie's tour, it was our tour. Julie spent time on the front end of our tour getting to know us and what our interests are. Then she planned an amazing tour throughout the city. Julie's knowledge of San Diego is incredible her bubbly personality makes you feel like your her family from the moment you start the tour. I cannot say enough about our time with Julie in San Diego. If your looking for a personal, informative and well planned tour Julie will deliver.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Journey with J, Owner at San Diego Private Tours - Journeys with Julie
Responded Jan 28, 2020
N&A: I’m so glad you enjoyed our time together and that you got a great overview of some of the hidden spots as well as iconic highlights of the area. I truly enjoyed showing you around. Thank you so much for such a kind review! ~ Julie
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