Experience hosted by Tamara

2.5 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

City of Berkeley is located in the hills above beautiful San Francisco Bay and is surrounded by regional parks that add to its charm and beauty.

In addition to the rich and interesting history, it has some hidden beautiful corners and nooks that even local residents are not aware of.

As the group makes it's it way through the narrow streets and pathways, as the spectacular views of the Bay and hills surrounding it open up, I usually tell the group stories and anecdotes about current and former Berkeley residents, unique houses and architecture, about Berkeley history, about world famous UC Berkeley and it's campus. I make my stories entertaining, often funny and memorable.

If the hike is scheduled for the evening, I time the route so we end up watching a spectacular sunset.

I keep the groups small in size, which creates intimate and friendly atmosphere, and often customize routes according to the interests and desires of the group, focusing on the history, or unique architecture of Berkeley Hills, or taking the group to the nearby beautiful hiking trails.

Here some of the reviews posted on my Meetup group:

"My experience has been terrific, nothing less than positive and pleasant"

"Tamara is nothing short of amazing. She has energy of a teenager and wisdom of a 50-year old"

"Great group and a lot of fun"

"The best"
City of Berkeley is located in the hills above beautiful San Francisco Bay and is surrounded by regional parks that add to its charm and beauty.

In addition to the rich and interesting history, it has some hidden beautiful corners and nooks that even local residents are not aware of.

As the group makes it's it way through the narrow streets and pathways, as the spectacular views of the Bay and hills surrounding it open up,…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Tamara

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 1 Review
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I am an avid hiker and know Berkeley Hills and adjacent parks very well.

I have been leading hikes in Berkeley Hills and East Bay Parks since 2012, as a host of a Meetup.com group and as a Sierra Club leader.

I am also a history buff and know quite a bit about history of such a unique and historic place like Berkeley. It is famous for it's world renown university, vibrant and dynamic culture and has been home to many famous residents (artists, writers, politicians and scientists).

I have a flexible schedule and can schedule hikes for the date and time convenient for the guests.
I am an avid hiker and know Berkeley Hills and adjacent parks very well.

I have been leading hikes in Berkeley Hills and East Bay Parks since 2012, as a host of a Meetup.com group and as a Sierra Club leader.

I am also a history buff and know quite a bit about history of such a unique and historic place like Berkeley. It is famous for it's world renown university, vibrant and dynamic culture and has been home to many famous residents (artists, writers, politicians and sc…
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From £37 per group
Private groups only
From £37 per group
From £37 per group
Private groups only
From £37 per group
From £37 per group
Private groups only
From £37 per group

Where you'll be

1 review

Nabel
September 2021
Tamara and her companion/partner Steve were very pleasant...and incredibly fit, not only for their age, but for ANY AGE, beyond belief. This tour inspired me to be more active from now on. I want to be like them when I grow up. Hehe. They're vibrant. The tour itself was very scenic, with the perfect balanced blend of nature, full of multicolor plants and trees making contrast with the beautiful residential architecture, all around us. We even saw a few wild deer in 3 different occasions and even some domesticated goats on someone's porch. It was a wonderful unexpected gift of nature to all of us during the hike. I would definitely repeat this tour next time I'm in Berkeley. I hope to be in much better cardiovascular and overall physical condition at that point, so I can keep up with the rest of the group. I kept falling behind despite being much younger than Tamara and Steve. He was always kind enough to stay behind me, to make sure I was ok and with someone at all times. Thank you once again Tamara and Steve, for the inspiration and for leading by example. You will both be forever young. I will be physically ready for the challenge next time. Thank you for an amazing sunset view, even if we missed most of the beginning of it, but it was still worth it. Hope to see you both again in the near future. Nabil

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  • Tue, 26 Oct
    09:00 - 11:30
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  • Tue, 2 Nov
    09:00 - 11:30
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  • Tue, 9 Nov
    09:00 - 11:30
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  • Tue, 16 Nov
    09:00 - 11:30
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  • Tue, 23 Nov
    09:00 - 11:30
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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 8 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.

What to bring

Sturdy walking shoes
Drinking water
Extra jacket

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.