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San Francisco private tours via luxury Tesla

Experience San Francisco like a local with our professionally curated excursions. See the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Napa Valley Wine Country, and Silicon Valley in unparalleled comfort and style.

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“Gay San Francisco” Private Tour -LGBTQ+ History and Culture

Explore and celebrate multi-faceted San Francisco with us. You’ll walk away having seen so much more than the average visitor, and with a greater understandi…

Private Muir Woods Tour with Sausalito & The Golden Gate Bridge

Let us make this a relaxed day by taking care of all the details and driving for you. This highly informative private Muir Woods tour is ideal for families, …

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Napa Wine Tour

California’s viticulture heritage lies at the confluence of legacy and innovation. This is where the Old World rediscovered its creativity and founded a new …

Private Silicon Valley Tour

This private day tour of Silicon Valley is ideal for guests who want to see the most iconic sights and gain an understanding of what powers Silicon Valley. S…

Private Custom Experiences

When you select a custom tour of the city, we thoughtfully design a personalized itinerary to suit your specific needs and interests. We can prioritize sight…

Half-Day Highlights of San Francisco Private Tour

Looking for the best way to tour San Francisco? Our half-day San Francisco tour is perfect for first-time leisure visitors, conference guests, and business t…

One-Day Best of San Francisco Private Tour

Explore stylish, sophisticated San Francisco with us. You’ll walk away having seen so much more than the average visitor, and with a greater understanding of…

Book a special experience, not a scripted tour.

We personalize your itinerary with access to the most iconic sights, attractions, and dining. Rest easy on your excursion in our luxurious Tesla vehicles as your friendly, knowledgeable guide drives you to each destination.

Frequently Asked Questions about our San Francisco Private Tours

Which San Francisco private tour should I choose?

For adults who are excited to make the most of their day and really get to know the city, we recommend the Best of San Francisco Private Tour (6hrs, which includes time for either a lovely waterfront lunch or a deeper dive into our neighborhoods).  If you’re short on time, our half-day Highlights of San Francisco Private Tour is our “express” offering.

Our Wine Country private tours are perfect for adult couples and groups of friends curious to learn about viticulture, or looking for a quick escape!  We also offer a family friendly wine-country day, customized upon request.

If you’re someone who’s always been fascinated by high-tech and modern California lifestyle, or you have children looking at colleges, our Silicon Valley Private Tours may surprise you!

If time spent in nature is more your speed, you’ll enjoy breathing the fresh Pacific air and strolling the Redwood forest with our trained naturalist guides in Muir Woods.  Muir Woods Private Tours journey across the Golden Gate Bridge and include time for a waterfront lunch in charming Sausalito.

What size groups can go on your San Francisco private tours?

The Tesla Model X SUV seats up to 5 guests, we recommend up to 4 adults, or 3 adults and 2 children. The third row is “European style” and most comfortable for 2 children or 1 adult. We’ve had 7’ tall NBA stars in our second row Captains chairs, so most humans fit comfortably!

The Tesla Model S sport sedan seats up to 4 guests. Three adults are seated very comfortably, with a rear middle seat available for a child or more petite person.

Spark Experiences are available for larger groups upon request.  Our Teslas together are able to accommodate up to a maximum of 9 persons (depending on size). Beyond that, we work with top-notch transportation partners that provide anything from large SUVs to Sprinters and full-size motor coaches.  Price upon request.

What are the best San Francisco private tours for families with kids?

For families with kids and teens we recommend the 4hr Highlights of San Francisco Private Tour, as well as the Muir Woods, Golden Gate and Sausalito Private Tour (outdoors and active!).  These are especially engaging and a just long enough for the attention span of our younger guests!

If you have family members interested in high-tech or who are looking at colleges, our Silicon Valley Private Tour is also great for groups with older children.

We also are one of the VERY few operators who offer a customized family-friendly Wine Country private tour.

We welcome children 5yrs and up as long as they can safely sit in an adult car seat.  We frequently tour with families of all shapes and sizes, though we do not provide or allow boosters, car seats, or strollers in our Tesla vehicles.

How do you know we’ll like our private tour guide?

Rest assured, ALL our guides are hand-selected and trained to be not only knowledgeable and interesting, but also kind, fun and easy to talk to. 

Our founder and lead guide Heather has more than 10 years in luxury hospitality, teaching experience, and many dozen glowing 5-star reviews! 

In fact, our team of world-class local guides come to us with a wealth of professional experience with companies such as Tauck World Discoveries, Walt Disney Adventures, Insight Gold, Destination America and Abercrombie & Kent… just to name a few!

Learn more about what makes us the best san Francisco private tour provider.

What if we want to customize our private tour?

All of our Spark Experiences are carefully crafted to be top-caliber experiences that have been enjoyed by thousands of guests.  Each private tour is led by a professional guide, who is sensitive to your interests and ability.

If you would like to make substantial changes to one of our existing tours, or request a fully bespoke experience, we can customize an itinerary just for you!  Please contact us if you’d like to discuss options for curating your perfect day.

What time do your San Francisco private tours begin?

To maximize your time and access to the best sites, the optimal start time for most tours is 9am.  Other start times may be available upon special request.

Where do your San Francisco private tours begin?

Part of your Spark Experience is luxury roundtrip transportation to and from centrally located hotels within the City of San Francisco, including Downtown, SOMA, Nob Hill and Fisherman’s wharf!

We highly recommend starting all tours from your place of lodging.  We offer upgraded pickup from SFO area hotels, upon special request.  Please note that we cannot store unattended luggage or personal items or in the vehicle at any time.

How should we dress for our San Francisco private tour?

Our tours are casual, so slacks, jeans and leisurewear are all perfectly appropriate.  The most important wardrobe items to pack are wind-resistant warm outer layers (year round!) and comfortable footwear for walking.

Overall, our weather is very mild and temperate, with averages in the low 60s much of the year.  We definitely recommend dressing in multiple light layers, especially for our cool ocean breezes and famous fog near the coast.

For Muir Woods private tours we recommend wearing warmer layers and athletic shoes that are OK to get a little dirty (some trails are earthen).

Its not uncommon for visitors to dress up just a little extra for Napa Valley wine tasting.  Some private Napa wine tours may include jeep rides and vineyard walks, in which case you may wish to wear more sensible flat soled shoes and avoid wearing crisp what that might get soiled or dusty out in the vineyard!

Please feel free to ask any questions regarding attire.

Why does Spark offer the BEST San Francisco private tours?

Our goal is for you to have a memorable experience with your loved ones – in a way that’s fun, enriching, and completely stress-free. We’re here to take care of you every step of the way, whether you’re after a leisurely and relaxed itinerary or a nimble pace to check off everything on your bucket list.  For more information about what makes us the best San Francisco private tour operator, learn more here.

You can also learn more about our founder, and about us as a company.

Your San Francisco private tours seems more expensive than large bus-based group tours, why is that?

We are very proud to offer top-notch San Francisco experiences that are FULLY private, high-caliber, and led by our engaging and attentive expert local guides. Please see our consistent 5-star reviews on Google and Facebook!

We are also the only San Francisco private tour company where you get to spend the day enjoying gorgeous, fully-loaded TESLA Model X SUV and Model S (luxury sports sedan) vehicles. No boring black town cars, crowded vans or big buses here!

Our vehicles are small enough to access ALL of San Francisco.  Unlike the larger group tours, no neighborhoods are off limits to Spark Experiences guests!  The City is your oyster, and it’s our pleasure to share it with you.  Learn more about what makes us the BEST San Francisco private tour provider.

Guest Reviews

Hear what our past clients have to say!

Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable. Your knowledge, up-beat attitude and pleasant demeanor inspired us to learn as much as possible about our destinations !
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Terri & Marylin
Thank you for a wonderful experience ! This is our first tour and we enjoyed the care and convenience of this way of travelling. You are outstanding, delightful, knowledgeable, caring, organized and always smiling ! You are perfect for …
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Rich & Chris
Thank you so much for being our guide this week ! You were SO energetic, precise, organized and positive all week regardless of our countless questions ! You were like a lovely swan gliding on the surface and paddling like mad underneat…
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Thank you for all the planning, effort and leadership you have given to this trip. It was a fabulous experience.
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Don & Chris
You have created many beautiful and lasting memories with your vast and in-depth knowledge, enthusiast and passion for our National Parks. Thank you for your professional “mothering” of our family.
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Gene & Christine
We cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our CA adventure so wonderful ! Your attention to detail and all the extra perks you arranged for our tour were wonderful. You do your company proud ! We loved every minute of it !
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Jim & Debbie
Thank you for making our experience extra special and memorable. Your caring attitude and attention to detail made all the difference !
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Jim & Mary
Your experience and first-hand knowledge of SF, as well as the other places we went did so much to enhance our experiences. Thank you so much!
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    Take the stress out of planning your San Francisco private tour.

    I created Spark Experiences for discerning people like you who don’t want to get stuck in anonymous tour groups, and who want to be certain they’ll get the most out of their time in San Francisco.

    My private San Francisco tour guests enjoy a fun, luxurious experience led by a local expert who is more than just your driver or guide. We’re your local friend, and we can’t wait to welcome you!

    As a certified travel ambassador, my mission is to provide my guests with a fun and relaxing experience in this incredible city I love and call home.

    Founder & Lead Guide, Spark Experiences

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