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San Francisco’s historical landmarks

Your Guru: Victoria
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5.0
25 ratings
  • San Francisco
  • Available in English
  • 2h

About the Guru

Greetings from San Francisco! My name is Victoria. Allow me to be your ‘hostess with the mostess’ in this buzzing city, and show you some of its hidden treasures. For the past ten years, I have had the honour of sharing its rich history, vivid culture and latest trends with curious visitors. I can offer my tours in English, Spanish, French and Catalan. For dates and tim... More

Greetings from San Francisco! My name is Victoria. Allow me to be your ‘hostess with the mostess’ in this buzzing city, and show you some of its hidden treasures. For the past ten years, I have had the honour of sharing its rich history, vivid culture and latest trends with curious visitors. I can offer my tours in English, Spanish, French and Catalan. For dates and times, outside the Tour Schedule listed below, contact me and I will accommodate your agenda. Thank you! :)

About the Tour

Nob Hill is a place of intrigue, with a robust history of wealth, progress and beautiful landmarks. At 114 meters above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of the city, including the Wharf, Angel Island, Financial District and the Salesforce Tower. Nob Hill, once nick named “The Hill of Palaces” by author RL Stevenson, is a neighbourhood where the mansions of the Gold & Silver Tycoons stood proudly. The extravagant architecture was such, that lowlanders would come in droves to marvel. You’ll see some of the most luxurious hotel landmarks, like the Mark Hopkins and the Fairmont, as well as the iconic Flood Mansion – the 1st brownstone of the west. Along the way, we will take a peek inside Grace Cathedral, a beautiful temple open to all faiths. You’ll have the opportunity to independently explore the architecture, the art and charm that make Grace Cathedral so original and innovative. The final attraction includes a visit to the Fairmont Hotel (subject to hotel staff approval, given current pandemic), where you will be pleasantly surprised by the old photos of San Francisco. I will gladly share with you, some of the bizarre stories that haunt this timeless San Francisco institution at the top of the hill. The tour concludes where I’ll provide information to help you get to your next destination, including dining recommendations and other sightseeing options. Join me for this unique and entertaining experience.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We will begin our tour on the corner of California and Powell Streets, next to the Stanford Court Hotel. The easiest way to get to this location is by catching the San Francisco Cable Car. I will be wearing a pink top and holding a Free Tours sign!

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 10 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (25)

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Carole
07 May 2022 New York
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Apr 2022

Victoria did a wonderful job. We learned so much about the Nob Hill area. The info was presented in an interesting way. She was absolutely delightful! Highly recommend.

Response from Victoria
Dear Carole, thank you so much for your glowing review 🙏. You are so kind and good-hearted. Needless to say, your group is among my top faves 😉, and I was happy about you all interacting so well. I do love history, and San Francisco. It gave me a lot of pleasure filling you in about all these curios characters of the 19th century. Please book again when you return. I wish you, Pini and Michael, a very happy stay in California and a safe journey home. Have a healthy and happy life too! Vicky 🤗
Erin
09 Apr 2022 Redlands
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Mar 2022

Victoria was very knowledgeable and engaging. I learned so much history in the 2 hours. Would do one through her again!

Response from Victoria
Thank you very much for your kind review Erin 🙏. I’m happy to hear you learnt some historical tidbits. I appreciate your patience and appreciate you being so accommodating. I wish you a wonderful time visiting your friend, and please do not hesitate to join me on another tour, when you next visit! I wish you good health and happiness, Vicky 🤗
Simara
28 Mar 2022 Itajaí
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

Victoria is very simpatic and friendly woman. I liked her a lot!

Response from Victoria
Thank you very much for your comment and five stars Simara 🙏. You are a generous and beautiful young lady, and it was a pleasure sharing a little bit of San Francisco with you and Eugenia. I hope you are visiting all the places you wanted to go to, and enjoying the present moment. I wish you very happy travels and a joyful life. Oh! And thank you for the delicious sweets from Brazil. Molto obregada 🤗, Vicky
Juan
26 Feb 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Feb 2022

Response from Victoria
Muchísimas gracias por tu generosa evaluación, Juan Sebastián 🙏. También agradeceros a ti y a Erica, por haber asistido a mi tour. Fue muy padre hablar con vosotros y me gustó ver como observabais las fotos en el Hotel Fairmont. Os deseo una buenísima semana aquí en San Francisco. Si necesitáis alguna recomendación, o en caso de que tengáis cualquier consulta, aquí estoy! Os deseo salud y felicidad a los dos. Un abrazo 🤗, Vicky
Vero
19 Feb 2022 Madrid
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Feb 2022

Victoria es una gran guía, entusiasta que te hace sentir cómodo todo el trayecto. Tiene muchísima información interesante. Este recorrido es muy especializado, enfocado en Nobhill con un toque de historia profundo.

Response from Victoria
Muchísimas gracias por esta reseña Vero 🙏. Me encantó pasearme contigo por Nob Hill. Y fíjate, me ayudaste a añadir datos, que a partir de ahora voy a hacer, gracias a tus conocimientos en muchos ámbitos de historia, religión, culturas, etc. Me ha gustado mucho conocerte, aunque solo fuera por un día. Ojalá que nuestros caminos se vuelvan a cruzar. Nunca se sabe en esta vida. Cuídate mucho y te deseo salud y felicidad. Vicky 🤗
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!