Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  25 rating points
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Last 3 months 2 2 0 = 2 100% 4.0
Last 6 months 6 11 1 = 10 83% 4.2
Last 12 months 16 27 2 = 25 87% 4.1
All 128 246 13 = 233 91% 4.3
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The Whole Shebang: Our Flagship Walking Tour

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Satisfy your curiosity about San Francisco’s dirty secrets as we tour the highlights of her most colorful and storied neighborhoods!

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
Informative, but not funny.
Thu, Jun 25, 09   1:00 PM GaylaRapp Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Whole Shebang was a very informative tour, although I thought it was weighted a little too heavily on Nob Hill. While informative, it was not at all funny. Our tour guide seemed very uncomfortable and awkward. He was so set on sticking to the script, that anything that we added threw him off. He was totally unaware of our comfort. It was very windy and cool. He would stop us out in the open, when we could have stopped 8 feet away and been out of the wind. He never offered us a chance to stop and get something to drink. He was very concerned with getting through his script and staying on task. He also didn't read his audience well. We were the only four on the tour and we are between 45 and 58 in age. Because he couldn't think on his feet, he rammed right through with his idiotic bathroom humor, even though we were not responding positively. So, no I wouldn't recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 5
A Bright Spot on a Cloudy Day
Sun, May 24, 09   1:00 PM DonKnott Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide knows his stuff and was funny at the same time. Some of his photos could have been larger so they would be easier to view. Overall, the 3 hour tour, which lasted about 4.5 hours was fantastic. Tom made the history come alive with his laidback style. He also did a great job in directing our group and keeping the locals in check from taking over with their stories. You get a great deal of information on the people of SF and the architecture. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits the city. Thanks.
Rating: 5
Informative and Fun
Fri, May 22, 09   1:00 PM LindaJB Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I had decided to fly to San Francisco for a long weekend trip. We found the Whole Shebang tour on line and decided to give it a try. It was a very good choice. Our guide was fun and informative. We took the tour our first day and it helped to show us the sights and history of San Francisco so that for the rest of our trip we had a better understanding of the city. We would highly recommend this tour. We did have one problem. We were given stick on name tags at the beginning of the walk and when it came to the end, one of my friends could not get it off of her jacket. Don't wear the name tags.
Rating: 3
Not bad, but not what I expected
Fri, May 15, 09   1:00 PM fragglerock8 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very informational and we did learn some interesting tidbits about the city. However, it is advertised as a comedy walking tour, and there was far more history than comedy. The jokes that were told were mediocre at best. I really enjoy history, but I think I would have enjoyed the tour more if that was all I had been expecting. My friends and I were mostly looking forward to the comedy aspect of the tour, and this is where it was most lacking.
Rating: 5
A great introduction to a wonderful city.
Fri, May 15, 09   1:00 PM BACHMANN Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We'd arrived form NZ the night before, and this tour gave us an introduction to San Francisco, some history, some perspective and some bearings. It was entertaining and we enjoyed it very much.
Rating: 4
In-depth "feet on the ground" tour of Downtown
Thu, May 7, 09   1:00 PM ddekreon Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
If you like walking and experiencing a city from the ground this tour is for you: walk from Nob Hill, through Union Square, the alleys of Chinatown, and ending in North Beach you really end up with a great feel for the layout and history of San Francisco.
Rating: 4
Very Informative
Fri, Apr 17, 09   1:00 PM williamhinso Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Good walking tour - tour guide was very knowlegeable. Because the tour lasted longer than scheduled, we had to leave early for dinner reservations.
Rating: 5
This is the ONE tour to take!!!
Sun, Apr 5, 09   1:00 PM alainenesti Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was an unbelievable tour!! We had a private tour with Tom Smith, he was very informative, interesting and fun. We had no idea of some of the facts we learned dispite lots of online research. The 3 hour walk was fine for myself, my 66 yr old mother, 12 yr old daughter and 10 yr old son. We covered so much ground and so much of the city that at the end we could not think of anything else we wanted to see. I would highly recommend this tour no matter if you are in town for a week or a few days.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Sun, Mar 15, 09   12:00 PM Haleyb Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friend and I took the tour and ended up getting a private tour! It was extremely interesting and fun at the same time. We totally recommend it as a great intro to the city! Oh there were also very little hills!
Rating: 3
More historical than current
Sat, Feb 14, 09   1:00 PM kruelzerve Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Not having been to San Francisco in 20 years, thought tour would provide current information about the city. The tour also had more stopping and talking than walking. If we had walked more, we would have covered more of the city. Most information provided was historical. More current information would have been helpful - museums, restaurants etc.