SF Free Tour: The Incredible Stories of San Francisco

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Registered on October 25, 2017

The Free SF Tour is organized by people who fell in love with San Francisco. We would like to give a warm welcome to everyone who visits this amazing city to talk about its rich and illustrious history, it's secrets and paths less trodden! We are open and curious folks who enjoy meeting new friends from all over the world. We would like to make you feel as if a friend of yours is showing you around, but a friend with local insights and nous. Those who are familiar with the city and even locals can get surprised too – and in the past 3 years, many did! The tour takes 2-2½ hours. You'd barely notice the time as it's less walking and more fun facts and conversation so you never get tired or bored. Moreover, you will meet and chat with other open and fun people, fellow travelers, or curious locals. So whether you are in SF for just a few days or if you live there, join us on this free walking tour!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join the Original Free SF Tour @10 am and get ready for the most fascinating stories of San Francisco.

We’d be telling stories about places, people, historic events and current affairs; buried ships under the buildings, influential women, gold-diggers and sailors, devastating fires and earthquakes.

You get a tour guide that knows a lot about the city and walks with you as you would walk with a friend.

The tour runs through all of downtown San Francisco: Union Square, Maiden Lane, Chinatown, The Chinese Fortune Cookie Factory Financial District (there be buried ships!), Transamerica Pyramid, Embarcadero

At the end of the tour, a surprise awaits you: a comprehensive guide to everything San Francisco is: where to go, what to see, where to eat and drink, plus tips and tricks for the city.

Free SF Tour runs every day, rain or shine! See you at 10 in Union Square at the corner of Post and Powell Street (Orange Flag Free SF Tour).

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    391 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108,...
    391 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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    Union Square, at the corner of Post and Powell Street, next to the Butterflies Heart sclupture Look for the White-and-orange umbrella of |Free SF Tour.

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    Union Square
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    Maiden Lane
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    Dragon Gate Chinatown SF
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    Outside visit
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    Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
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    Outside visit
    Portsmouth Square
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    Outside visit
    Financial District
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    Outside visit
    Transamerica Pyramid
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Ferry Building

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Scott 12 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Pierre was a really great tour guide. This was a good overview of the city, and I learned a lot.
Billie Jo 09 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Highly recommend the tour. Interesting and informative
Tammy 08 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Filip was very easy to understand and very knowledgeable and humorous. His knowledge of the city's history is very impressive. The tour was a good pace between walking and stopping to talk. One of the best walking tours I have taken.
Elena 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Filip is one of the most passionate guides I have ever met. He is very knowledgeable, connected many historical trails together, explained to us many things we wondered about. The fortunate cookie experience was truly surprising and cute. I am grateful that we were with him. Tons of old and modern history, culture, trends, it was amazing amd everybody on the tour was with open mouth.
Annie 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Pierre was very interesting to listen and had some humorist learning to the tour
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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