Original San Francisco - Free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Britt
Quality Verified Registered on November 15, 2022

Hi friends! My name is Britt, and I'm a native of the San Francisco area. I have lived here for nearly 30 years because it is the greatest city in the world! When I'm not working, I love exploring different parts of San Francisco and learning about all the amazing places in this city. And after all this time, I still find new things I have never seen before. Taking my tour will allow me to share the best of San Francisco. The most interesting history, the most amazing people, the most beautiful sights and buildings, and the most delicious food and drinks. So come on out and you'll see why this is such a wonderful place!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Welcome to San Francisco!

Sign up with us to take a trip through San Francisco to get a great introduction to this wonderful city!

We’ll visit all the main highlights, from the earliest history of the 1700s to the Wild West of the 1800s, the growth (and destruction) of the city in the 1900s, to the skyscrapers of today. Walking through Chinatown, North Beach/Little Italy, and the Financial District, we will show you the best of the city!

We start at the bustling Union Square, near the corner of Geary Street & Powell Street in the heart of the city. We'll wander through the streets and hidden alleyways of downtown history, and you'll hear all the fascinating tales along the way until we finish at the modern Transamerica Pyramid, at the intersection of Washington Street & Sansome Street.

Don't miss this tour for a memorable experience!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    246 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 9410...
    246 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
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    We will begin at the benches outside 246 Powell Street. We will be between the Swarovski Crystal store and the Hotel Stratford. Look for your guide wearing the orange shirt.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Swarovski Geary Street
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Union Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Maiden Lane
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Dragon Gate Chinatown SF
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Portsmouth Square
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Little Italy
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Transamerica Pyramid
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Waterfront Plaza
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Salesforce Tower
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Jackson Square Historic District

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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Camilla 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Fantastic walk tour with Brit ! Absolutely recommended
Francesco 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Kristin 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Really great tour with Britt! That was amazing! :-)
jocelyn 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Really worthwhile tour. Great overview of the history of SF. Interesting route and stops. Definitely recommend as a fun way to get to know the city centre.
Anthony 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Good variety of places visited including some you would expect if only following a guide book. Very interesting background and information provided along the way which made the walk much more interesting
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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