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Why Hire Private Tour Guide Julie?

When you tour with me, you get more than just a tour guide!  You'll benefit from a personalized travel “coach” who helps you:

  • Maximize your time and budget 

  • Avoid the crowds, overhyped restaurants, tourist traps, and time wasters 

  • Discover off-the-beaten path special locations, hidden viewpoints, and 'local' neighborhoods

  • Receive the most insightful, interesting, and relevant information — including insider secrets

  • Get suggestions for the rest of your visit — I am like your own private concierge — I will give you unbiased recommendations

  • Appreciate the pulse of the city, through the eyes of an experienced local expert

  • Go at your own pace. Because you'll have me all to yourself, we can spend as much or as little time as you want at any destination. You will never feel rushed and you'll feel like a VIP!  

What are Private Tour Guide Julie's credentials?

  • I am a Certified San Diego Tour Guide (requires rigorous training, testing, and continuing education)

  • I have been in business more than 10 years and have guided thousands of guests from all over the world

  • I have 5-star rating on Trip Advisor and have been awarded their prestigious Certificate of Excellence  

  • I am San Diego savvy! I have been a paying customer on over 50 different tours in San Diego… and counting! Plus I continually educate myself to stay on top of current trends of our ever-changing city — new activities, sites, and restaurants — and I frequently attend lectures on past, present, and future San Diego.

  • I have extensive knowledge of our local history, geography, lifestyle, culture, architecture, landmarks, arts, entertainment,  food scene, and outdoor recreation

  • I have a 20+ year professional photography background (I know the most scenic spots in the whole county); I am founder of San Diego Photography Tours 

  • I have travelled to and toured over 60 countries

Why is Julie a Private Tour Guide ?

My first week living in San Diego (10+ years ago) somebody said to me,

"There are really cool things to do here, you just have to dig." 

And oh, the digging I have done!!


It's true, there are a lot of underground and hidden gems in this fine city. But unless you want to put the time (countless hours like I have done) into researching it yourself, you can save all that research time by just doing a tour with me!

And, because it is a labor of love for me, you'll get the most from my many years of scouting/stalking/prowling/hunting all over San Diego, in order to share with you the best locations, views, and areas of natural beauty.

Since 2011, I have guided countless others through San Diego-land. It is my passion to meet new and curious people who want to delve deep into what makes San Diego tick. I am blessed to live here and as an 'ambassador' of local culture, I feel it is my privilege to uncover and share its charms with others.


I look forward to meeting you, being your personal guide, and showing you this wonderful city!


"Being a tour guide isn't just about dates and places, it's about being able to convey history in an entertaining way; and I give you better insight as to what makes America’s Finest City so unique.”

Julie (your Journeymaster)

Prices are customized and start at $150 for a two hour walking tour or more for a driving tour.  
Please contact me at: SDPrivateTours(at)gmail(dot)com       

or call me at 858.692.8402 to arrange your memorable visit.  I'll reply to you within 24 hours.

Book now and see why I have a five star rating on TripAdvisor!

Half Day & Full Day Tours

Shore Excursions

Individuals and Small Groups

Families Welcome

Walking-Driving-Hiking-Cycling Tour Options

Evening Tours

Out-of-Town/Day-trip Options

Pickup/Drop Off Services (Airport/Cruise Ship/Hotel)

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