Hidden Stairways of San Francisco - free walking tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Greg
Registered on February 28, 2023

I'm a native Irishman but a 20+ year resident of San Francisco who adores my adopted city and loves showing it off to locals and tourists alike. A former marathon runner, I know the city's best views but now prefer a more moderate hike on gorgeous stairs! This walk is done at a leisurely pace & suitable for most people.

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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!

This breathtaking 2 mile (3k) walking tour of San Francisco's beautiful hidden stairways is top rated in the Bay Area and loved by both locals and tourists alike.

See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see.

Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent!
I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    850 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122...
    850 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
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    We meet on the steps of St Anne's church.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hidden Garden Steps

    Stunning mosaic tiled stairs.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    850 Judah Street

    This is where we meet.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    16th Avenue Tiled Steps

    Stunning mosaic tiled stairs.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Grandview Park

    Incredible views of San Francisco and beyond.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Golden Gate Park

    Visit the Botanical Gardens and Japanese Tea Gardens after your walk.

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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Ailsa 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Greg was a great tour guide, was an interesting tour with great views and he was full of cool facts about San Francisco. Would highly recommend this tour!!
Natalie 17 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Greg is such a great guy, I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the way that that the walk was executed, with the history of how the stairs were created. Greg was so informative and I loved how he took photos of us and then airdropped them at the end. My degree was in photography and Greg too great shots. Had great views of the city and learnt some great stuff. Highly recommend this tour thanks Greg you rock
Jeanette 13 Sep 2023
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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Greg was an excellent tour guide and really put in alot of effort to make it a wonderful experience.
Barry 12 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
One of the best tours - really enjoyable & educational - Greg was great.
alba 04 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Throughly enjoyed the tour. Greg was enthusiastic and energised from start to end. Highly recommended, it was an amazing experience.
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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