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Booking Brian was by far the best decision we made for our vacation. His knowledge and generosity... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trip55631
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Brilliant full day exploring places we didn't even know existed!

Brian is the perfect driving tour guide. We booked the 6 hour trip, during which time he took us... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Heidi E
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 30 July 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

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 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 9 July 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

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 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 30 June 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!!

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 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 9 April 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

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 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 25 January 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

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 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 :)

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Brian was great, straight up he said that he had nothing else planned after my tour so was not at all worried about running over time. I wasn't sure where I wanted to be to photograph the bridge at sunset so Brian picked me up...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hey Chris. Thank you for leaving this kind review. It was so much fun getting to know you and showing you all the hot photography spots in and around San Francisco. You are an amazing artist and can't wait to see the final product. Hope...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We were so thrilled to find Brian with Private Guide SF. With it being our first visit to San Francisco, we wanted to make sure we saw the highlights and some unique parts of the area. From the moment we reserved our date, Brian was...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Kelly, Thank you for leaving me such a great review on here. I hope you guys had as good a time as I did. Please say hello to the family for me and hope to see you all again soon. Brian

Reviewed 19 October 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary in SF and wanted to see to as much as we could with the time we had. Being such a large city and pretty hilly we were not sure what the best places were to see...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Hi Mark and Paula, Thank you for writing such a kind review. I was honored to be a small part of your BIG anniversary. We had so much fun on both tours so I really hope we stay in contact. Thank you again for hiring...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Brian from Private guide SF is the most amazing guy. He tailored our day trip exactly the way we had asked. He was the most friendly all round great guy. If you are going to San Francisco he is a must for your tour. 10...More

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Brian S, Owner at Private Guide SF, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Heyyyyy. Thank you for leaving this wonderful review. I had so much fun showing you guys around and making all the wildlife appear.....Haaaaaa I appreciate you and hope our paths cross again soon.

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Dawndu2005
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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
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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
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