Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  30 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 3 7 0 = 7 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 8 18 0 = 18 100% 4.6
Last 12 months 15 31 1 = 30 93% 4.4
All 135 263 13 = 250 91% 4.3
Rating and reviews for:

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: 5
Awesome tour!
Fri, Oct 23, 09   1:00 PM kbondi Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I loved the fun, relaxed atmosphere of the tour. Even though I had been to San Francisco several times, I learned interesting and little known facts about this beautiful city!
Rating: 4
Good information -- just not enough of it!
Fri, Oct 9, 09   1:00 PM ThereseMey Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
As a former tourguide, I know how difficult it can be to fill some of the time between "sites," but I wish our guide had a little more running commentary for some of walking time. But the tour was fun and informative, and the guide likable.
Rating: 5
wonderful, throughly enjoyable and informative
Fri, Sep 25, 09   1:00 PM eleanorboger Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was AJ, and she made the tour a fantastic experience. With a blend of humor and knowledge, we explored the history and legends of Nob Hill, Chinatown and North Beach. The tour lasted longer than 3 hours, and all our questions were answers and anticipated. We recommend this highly.
Rating: 4
Who knew about all the yellow brick in China Town?
Mon, Sep 7, 09   1:00 PM Suzramsey Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I was born in SF (3rd generation), spending only the first 9 years of my life there. As an adult, my family enjoys regular trips to the city for dinner, shows and other activities. The Whole Shebang was quite informative and Tom pointed out so many things that have been right in front of our eyes for years but never noticed! The city is magical and the stories of how it came to be were very enlightening. To our surprise, our tour was only the two of us with Tom - too bad - it would have been fun to have experienced this with a larger group.
Rating: 5
fun trip, a lot of walking and interesting info
Mon, Aug 10, 09   1:00 PM windy_marco Male Under 20 Unspecified Unspecified
Love the guide, she was funny at best and provide really interesting info about SF. Love the fire question.
Rating: 4
Great walking tour for adults
Sun, Jul 12, 09   2:00 PM robinmark Female 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
We saw a lot of the city with a fun tour guide. I would recommend it to all adults of any age but not for kids.
Rating: 1
Not Funny
Mon, Jul 6, 09   1:00 PM MaryHunter Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
BORING!!!! THere were a lot of people in our group and the guide was very boring. One couple left half way through and we left 3/4 through. The jokes the guide did tell were not really approrpiriate for my 17 year old girls.
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.