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The Real S.F. Tour - CLOSED

150 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4804
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My (adult) daughter and I took a day tour with Chris in July. It was awesome. We learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
ela127
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Toronto, Canada
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The Real S.F. Tour - All Day Tour

Absolutely fantastic all day walking tour - Kevin was brilliant - knowledgeable and interesting... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
karenmai2017
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The Real SF Tour offers 4 incredible tours merging sightseeing and trekking with public transit for the most authentic visitor experience in San Francisco. Part urban adventure, part urban trek, and totally green, The Real SF Tours take you where no other tours can go. You’ll visit enchanted gardens, secret stairways, glorious rooftop views, and some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. You’ll be avoiding large crowds of tourists while experiencing the real culture of San Francisco and learning about its rich and storied history. You’ll traverse the city on Cable Cars, Light Rail, and City Buses. You must be able to walk 4 separate uphill 1.5 block sections, there are a total of 6 uphill flights of stairs, and 15 downhill flights of stairs, spread throughout the day. The day encompasses over 5 miles of walking including short uphill sections and hidden stairways that most people find extremely enjoyable. If you do not walk regularly this tour may be more challenging than enjoyable. If you have any difficulty going up and downstairs we do not recommend this tour. Please only wear comfortable closed toe walking shoes. Tours run daily departing from the California St Cable Car turnaround.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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150 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4804
Financial District
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My (adult) daughter and I took a day tour with Chris in July. It was awesome. We learned a lot, rode local transit, visited local shops, saw major attractions, simply wonderful. Chris did it all in a small boot cast. Chris I wish you a...More

Thank ela127
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic all day walking tour - Kevin was brilliant - knowledgeable and interesting from start to finish - this is the best tour we have ever done - we travelled all over San Fransciso on all modes of transport which we would never have...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Based on previous reviews we decided to spend a whole day out of 2 in SF doing this tour, and we’re really glad we did! Kevin was our guide and an SF native, and was really great at tailoring the tour to the small group’s...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

One of the highlights of our holiday in the Bay Area. This walking tour is the perfect way to get your bearings of the city. The tour is informative and a lot of fun, using public transport and leg power to explore San Francisco. I...More

Thank Jim O
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Wow - this tour is a MUST for anybody visiting San Francisco. We were only in the city for three days, but this tour ensured that we were able to visit almost everything the city had to offer. Who knew that it was possible to...More

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Kevin was our guide and we had the good fortune of being alone on our tour. We visited all of the important SF landmarks as well as many obscure places of interest that we would otherwise have never known about. Kevin, a SF native interspersed...More

Thank Greg K
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This 8 hour walking tour is a fantastic way of getting a solid overview of San Francisco. I would recommend it to anyone at the start of their time in the city. There were ten in our group (the most they will take in a...More

Thank Nicola H
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was one of the most seamless tours I've been on. We rode on every form of transportation in the city, got great views and just had a wonderful day. The eight hours zoomed by and no one was winded or bored.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went on this and really enjoyed it. Chris was a great guide and he was great at answering questions (both on the phone or via emails) before/after we booked it . Riding all the forms of street cars/trolley cars was a lot of fun....More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

An 8-hour tour? Could have been an ordeal but it was genuinely great - Kevin even prolonged it to 9 hours and it was over too soon. We hopped on and off public transit (giving us some exposure to San Fran natives who were happy...More

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