San Francisco’s historical landmarks

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Victoria
Quality Verified Registered on February 06, 2020

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! :)

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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

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.

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  • Meeting point:
    California St & Powell St, San Franci...
    California St & Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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    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!

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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Umair 13 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Victoria was great. She was very enthusiastic and passionate with this tour. We loved her. She was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. Thank you so much. We had the great time.
Carole 07 May 2022
New York

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Travelled in group - May 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.
Erin 09 Apr 2022

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Travelled alone - Apr 2022
Victoria was very knowledgeable and engaging. I learned so much history in the 2 hours. Would do one through her again!
Simara 28 Mar 2022

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2022
Victoria is very simpatic and friendly woman. I liked her a lot!
Vero 19 Feb 2022

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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.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Not suitable for 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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