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Why us?

The Spark Experiences Difference

What’s the special “SPARK” that makes us the best San Francisco Private Tour provider in the Bay Area?

Whether you are a visitor or a native, we recognize there are SO MANY choices for how to spend your precious time and travel investment.

Spark Experiences are different because of who and what we are:

We are 100% PRIVATE LUXURY.

  • We are EDUCATED, QUALIFIED, CERTIFIED GUIDES, not just friendly black-car drivers. We look forward to demonstrating the meaningful difference!
  • We are the ONLY San Francisco based private tour company with a premium fully-loaded, 6 passenger Tesla Model X SUV.  We also offer a luxurious sexy candy-apple-red Model S Sport Sedan for parties up to 4 guests.
  • Not only are our luxurious vehicles clean and gorgeous, they also allow us to explore neighborhoods that are strictly “off-limits” to other companies with traditional tour vehicles.
  • No sharing germs with strangers in the vehicle, or dealing with crowds. This is Luxury Social Distancing. We strive to make the BEST possible use of your time, on your terms.
  •  The day belongs to YOU. We adapt to your needs and desires. 
  • You get our full and undivided attention at all times.
  • We operate based on quality personalized service, not client volume.

We are sophisticated FUN!

  • Our experiences are relaxed and entertaining, yet high-caliber.
  • We genuinely LOVE our jobs! Its a treat to get to know new people and explore amazing destinations. Come play with us!
  • The Teslas are a blast! We also enjoy sharing all their high-tech, ever-evolving features with our guests.

We are TRANSPARENT

  • The Owner (Heather) will coordinate your experience personally and assign the best-fit, most qualified guide for you.
  • Should you require a foreign language or unique expertise, we can accommodate many special needs upon request.
  • Unless otherwise discussed, our driving experiences under 5 guests are offered in our Tesla SUV or Sport Sedan. No rental cars, worn out Tourister vans or smelly used suburbans. If you have a larger group, just contact us and we can arrange a larger luxury vehicle for your custom experience.
  • For your safety, we are fully licensed and compliant with the California Public Utility Commission, unlike many illegal operators with legitimate-looking websites.

We are EFFICIENT

  • You can quickly book a pre-curated “Classic” experience, knowing that we’ve already put together an itinerary of top-rated highlights our private guests consistently enjoy. Our clients are busy and have high standards. Select a date, book it online, and move forward with confidence. DONE.
  • Alternatively, co-create your day with a fully “Custom” experience. Spend just a few minutes telling us about your goals. Share your bucket list, answer a few questions about your travel personality, and we’ll put together a bespoke experience specifically tailored to you.
  • We save you time planning your trip. Once you’ve booked, we can recommend our absolute favorite hotels, restaurants, and “best things to do in San Francisco” that we know please our discerning clients. Have a question and need local advice, we are here to help!

We are LOCAL

  • This is our home. We love this place and it shows! Let our enthusiasm rub off on you!!!
  • We are physically located IN THE DESTINATION. We can’t emphasize this enough. We are from here, we live here, we know what’s going on, and we know what works for a seamless experience.
  • As experienced guides and experts, we add meaningful context to what you are seeing, smelling, hearing and tasting—– for the most enriching experience possible.
  • Even local clients tell us all the time how much they learned about their own hometown after just one Spark Experience!

We are LISTENERS and EDUCATORS

  • We want to hear what YOU want. From there, we’ll do our very best to ensure you end the day with wonderful memories!
  • Our Founder Heather is a trained educator who has massive experience leading literally thousands of corporate executives, retired professionals, students and families. All of our guides are also professionals of the highest caliber who have been hand-selected and trained to provide the very best experiences and meet our high standards.
  • Want a TON of information? Fantastic, we LOVE sharing our knowledge! Perhaps you prefer a more relaxed, low-key day to enjoy your loved ones, without any risk of information-overload? Superb! YOU set the tone!
  • We’ll also be honest with you and share our personal insight. If you really want to understand complex (sometimes delicate) issues in our community, we aren’t afraid to add an informed, respectful perspective. We’ve done our homework. If there’s a question we can’t readily answer, we’ll be frank about that too, consult our sources, and get back to you ASAP!

Guest Reviews

Hear what our past clients have to say!

  • Thank you for making our dream trip a reality ! We very much appreciate that you set up our private dinner in Yosemite. It was one of the highlights of our trip. How appropriate that the last song the piano player played was ‘its time t...
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    Janice & Jim
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you for all the effort you put into making our trip so enjoyable, pleasant and relaxing. Thanks for your extra effort getting autographed books for us.
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    Ron & Ruth
  • This was our first organized tour. You will be hard to beat. You are very professional, friendly and fun. We had a great time, loved every minute. Hope to see you on another. Best of luck in your business and life.
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    Ann & Mark
  • Dear dear Heather- You are WONDERFUL !!! Hope to have you on another visit soon. Lotsa love and a million thanks !!!
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    Lee
  • You made this trip wonderful in so many ways big and small. I especially value that you brought up so many important issues… I leave truly awed. Your patience, your insights, your extensive knowledge- greatly appreciated. With deep and ...
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    Pamela
  • YOU ARE THE BEST. Thank you for all your hard work and always making sure our needs were met.
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    Nancy & Bill

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