Local Owner-Operated Private SUV Tours From San Francisco
Tours are private, you will have all seven comfortable SUV seats for yourself and your party
Your Guide Thomas
Growing up in the Bay Area, my family would visit places like Yosemite, The Muir Woods, Wine Country and Carmel. Exploring has always been a passion of mine. After traveling to 60 countries, I left my job as a San Francisco radio host to begin guiding professionally. Almost a decade later, I still love sharing my favorite places in California with other travelers.
Your Private SUV
We travel in a 2015 Ford Expedition EL XLT equipped with leather seats and 4-wheel-drive. Seating up to 7 passengers, it was ranked #1 for 3rd row legroom, providing 17% more space than other Sport Utility Vehicles of its model year.
Choose Land's End
Your time is too valuable to spend hours stuck in a bus as it picks up and drops off other people around the city. We tailor the trip to the needs of your group. Don't get lost in the shuffle of the tour bus herd.
We are legally licensed to provide both round trip sightseeing tours and custom private charters.
TCP 36448 Class A.
Please book directly from this website for priority and exclusive dates. You will ensure you get me and my vehicle for your tour, not an associate. 3rd party book now buttons such as Trip Advior or Viator work but their call centers may be overseas. This can cause a communication hurdle that make customization, changes & refunds more difficult.
Want to take a private tour off the beaten path or somewhere other tour companies don't go? I love exploring and know California well. Most likely I have been there before or have even driven a tour there in the past. Ask about: Shopping Outlet Malls, Lake Tahoe, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Bonita Lighthouse and the PCH Pacific Coast Highway 1. I also offer multi day overnight tours to Yosemite National Park, Murpheys, Avenue of the Giants, Hearst Castle through Big Sur.
Save time and see the San Francisco that interests you with an expert Bay Area born private tour guide. We will focus on the best photo spots for the weather and lighting. Bus and van tours can't get close to some of the better sights of the city like a small private tour can. My SUV will get you close to the sights and into neighborhoods where larger tours are prohibited. This is an amazing city, you and your small group or family deserve a quality tour of it. May be combined with Muir Woods!
Coastal redwoods are the tallest trees on earth! Located just 12 miles (19km) from the city limits, Muir Woods makes a perfect quick getaway. My private tour drops off in the front lot, avoiding the parking hassles while thousands compete for just 170 parking spots. After, spend time in the seaside town of Sausalito. Enjoy a meal on the waterfront, taste some wine or stroll the harbor. Save time and see what you want with a custom private Muir Woods tour. Combine it with a San Francisco city tour.
Explore the Sonoma, Napa or both valleys in a partial or full day tour. Trips can be customized towards families with kids or getting out into the further our areas that tour buses don't normally go to Choose the wineries or breweries with a custom private SUV tour. If you don't have time to research, I can put together a variety of different sights, tastes & experiences that are popular with visitors.
Combine this tour with the Muir Woods!
We dive south past seaside towns on Pacific Coast Highway 1, keeping an eye out for wildlife like shore birds, sea otters, seals, and whales along the way. Take free time in Monterey to enjoy lunch in Cannery Row or visit the stunning Monterey Bay Aquarium. We continue along the coast to 17 Mile Drive, going past tide pools, mansions & the Pebble Beach Golf Course before our visit to the charming Carmel By-The-Sea.
See Yosemite with a 1, 2 or 3 day adventure. Even after 700+ tours to Yosemite, It's still my favorite national park. Get the most out of your trip with a private Yosemite tour in a comfortable SUV. While buses spend 2 hours of the day picking up and dropping off passengers in San Francisco, you will optimize your day, spending that extra time enjoying the giant sequoias, Half Dome, El Capitan & Yosemite Falls. Focus on what you want to see by adding features like Glacier Point.