About Us

Heather White
About Us

Who Are We?

Owner and Lead Guide,
Heather White Meriau

Heather first came to guiding while managing Executive Programs at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. The University didn’t offer the type and caliber of campus visits that her visiting scholars and business professionals sought, so she designed one herself. That evolved into leading corporate site visits and sightseeing excursions. After eight years in academia, she made the leap to hospitality full-time and has never looked back!

Heather is also proud to be a Cruise Director + Tour Director on the Seine river in France for the nation’s oldest and most respected luxury tour operator, TAUCK World Discoveries.

She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco, and has extensive training/certification from numerous industry organizations:

  • San Francisco Tour Guide Guild (SFTGG)
  • International Tour Management Institute (ITMI)
  • International Association of Tour Directors and Guides (IATDG)
  • International Association of Travel Agents (IATA)
  • SFTravel, the Official San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sonoma Travel Ambassadors
  • TripSchool

Heather is occasionally available for hire as a Step-on-Guide, Tour Director and Event Management Staff for Educational Travel groups and DMCs. Please Contact Us to inquire.

Heather speaks English and French fluently, having attended “Sciences Po” and married into a French family. In her free time, she and her husband Cedric enjoy taking day-trips, hiking local vistas with their two dogs, and cooking classes. A true San Franciscan at heart, the two things that gets her out of bed in the morning are fresh-roasted coffee and warm sourdough bread.

Tesla ModelX

Offering an exotic, high-tech luxury experience. Designed and manufactured right next door in the Silicon Valley, this vehicle adds a fresh, locally-authentic element to San Francisco Bay Area experiences.

Stunning and fully loaded
  • All electric, zero-emission
  • 290 mile battery range
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Premium option package
  • Upgraded white interior & exterior
  • Industry-leading safety
  • Falcon wing Doors
  • Panoramic windshield for visibility
  • Easy exit from 3rd row seats
  • Seats 6 (up to 5 guests)*

CA TCP#38497
*Includes third row seating. For maximum comfort, we recommend groups of 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 youths. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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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!

Terri & Marilyn

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 the job! We are glad we had you! ☺

Rich and 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 underneath. I so enjoyed getting to know you and thank you for making our trip so memorable! Fondly—

Barb

Thank you for all the planning, effort and leadership you have given to this trip. It was a fabulous experience.

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.

-Gen & 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!.

Jim and Debbie

Thank you for making our experience extra special and memorable. Your caring attitude and attention to detail made all the difference!

Jim & Mary

Our dear Heather. How you have pleased and pleasured us this week! We could not have imagined a trip so full of delights, inspirations, education and endearments. Before we could feel a need, you had filled it. Every experience was enriched by your thoughtful planning and charming leadership. You are a world class tour leader in our eyes and we can’t thank you enough!

Stephanie & Paul

Thank you so much for a truly fantastic experience. You are one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I have experiences and there have been many on my husband’s school trips.
PS- Hope to take another trip with you sometime!

Lynn