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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour provided by Victorian Home Walk

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Overview
Discover San Francisco’s wealth of historical architecture—and visit multiple neighborhoods and city highlights—when you book this small-group walking tour. Admire the city’s famed “Painted Ladies,” step inside a Victorian-style home, and learn all about the Queen Anne style. You also spy the Golden Gate Bridge, see San Francisco filming locations, and more. As you go, your guide shares architectural trivia and stories about the city’s history.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    300 Powell St
    300 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
    Guide arrives Union Square at CORNER of Powell & Post at 10:55am with a yellow sign and group departs at 11:05am for bus to Pacific Heights.
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  • 1
    Union Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Nob Hill
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    St. Mary's Cathedral
  • 3
    Queen Anne Hotel
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lafayette Park
  • 4
    Painted Ladies
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Congegration Sherith Israel
    Calvary Presbyterian Church
  • 5
    Pacific Heights
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 6
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    Mrs Doubtfire House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Union Street
    Cow Hollow
  • You'll end at
    Steiner St & Union St
    San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
    Tour ends in Cow Hollow at corner of Union and Steiner streets. Guests can return directly back to Union Square on bus or stay for lunch on Union Street which is full of great restaurants.
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Highlights
  • Get up close and personal with the sights on this immersive walking tour
  • Learn all about San Francisco’s Painted Ladies and architectural highlights
  • Visit multiple neighborhoods, key landmarks, and filming locations
  • Your guide shares insider stories and trivia from the city’s past
Important Information
Departure Point
300 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Steiner St & Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Nob Hill
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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luvs2travel96151 wrote a review Feb 2020
South Lake Tahoe, California15 contributions5 helpful votes
Jay was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was an informative look at lovely Victorians and the history of San Francisco architecture. Good tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Emily Y wrote a review Feb 2020
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I am a directionally challenged young woman. This tour was an incredible way to learn about the city, learn history, and get around on my first day in SF. The visit to the Queen Anne and acquaintance with SF public transportation was useful and interesting. I had an incredible
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Marion M wrote a review Feb 2020
Rugby, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
A fascinating and educational walk with Jay who was so friendly and passionate about the subject. I could have carried on all day! It was a lovely thing to do to get the history and architecture of the city as a context for the week here!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from victorianwalk, Owner at San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour
Responded 06 Feb 2020
I am passionate about the tour and try to make history and architecture fun and interesting. Even if you hate those subjects you will enjoy the tour.
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Sue B wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
Jay was extremely interesting, helpful & full of historic information on our SF walking tour. We really enjoyed the tour!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from victorianwalk, Owner at San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Thanks for pointing out the tour is a combination of history and architecture. The history of San Francisco through its architecture.
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Char G wrote a review Dec 2019
The Villages, Florida, United States135 contributions54 helpful votes
One of the better tours I've ever taken. Our guide, Jay, is the owner so makes each of his clients feel that you are the center of his focus. He has an in-depth knowledge of the city he has adopted. He gives you an insiders' look at the residential areas of San Francisco, and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from victorianwalk, Owner at San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Thank you! My goal is to give you the best experience possible and reviews like this really motivate me.
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SeattleZippy
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Amazing
This was really fun! Jay, you are so kind and I just loved walking with you, listening to the history and stories b
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RWCtraveler1234
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Fabulous tour!!!
Jay is very knowledgeable about San Francisco's architecture and history. He is easy going and welcomed all our qu
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Ann572014
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Interesting informative walk.
Despite the heavy rain showers, we enjoyed this interesting and informative walk. However, I think for the money, t
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Peter D
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Genuinely outstanding
We don't rate at 5 very often. Jay was engaging to each and all in the group. He was also informed, informative and
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MRG554
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Great Walking Tour
This was the best tour we took during our recent visit to San Francisco. The tour covers not only architecture, bu
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marklM4998WN
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If you love Victorian homes...
You’ll enjoy this very personal walk with Jay. He’s extremely knowledgeable and eager to share his love for these b
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Katie S
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Amazing Tour
My husband and I live in a historic home in Ann Arbor, MI, so we decided to take this tour. It was so cool! Jay was
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Melissa R
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Highly, highly recommend
This tour was great! First of all, Jay has a wonderful, relaxed personality combined with an impressive and extens
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bryanj174
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Delightful and informative tour of historic San Francisco
We’ve been to San Francisco a number of times but we saw new aspects of the city on this tour. Jay Gifford is a co
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Lullu75
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Gorgeous Architecture Walk
I am absolutely recommending this tour! The guide is a very friendly people’s person of great knowledge – not only
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Dave E
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Guide didn’t show
9 of us were at Union Square today ready to go but the guide didn’t show. We texted him and he said he was sick.
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KT-bird_on_the_bay
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A perfect promenade in Pacific Heights
Jay has this tour dialed in. His meanderings were pure magic. I learned so much from him, and now have new "eyes" t
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kcannonsf
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Learned so much!!
After living in SF for nearly 10 years, I took this tour and can honestly say it completely changed the way I view
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Tracey R
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Excellent tour
Jay was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Victorian houses, as well as being an excellent commun
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Anne W
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Superb Tour
Jay was funny and charming and so informative. We really feel we learnt a lot and encourage everyone to do this tou
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  • Duration: 2h
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