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Rating: 4.5  37 rating points
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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: 5
A great way to find out more about local history!
Sat, Jul 16, 11   1:00 PM jnickel57 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
This was a great way to explore San Francisco and learn about its interesting history. The guide was knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic, and took the time to accommodate everyone. The walking was great exercise and well thought out to minimize the effect of the hills! Enough time was given at each point and even in between to look at and view the subjects being discussed. The guide set a safe, respectful pace, that was easy to maintain. The potty breaks were perfectly timed and well spaced. Thank you.
Rating: 2
It wasn't really what I expected
Sat, Jun 25, 11   1:00 PM justforkicks Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I expected a factual tour with some comedy. Our guide was not comic but it turns out she was an actress. Although it was informative, we were both a bit bored and bailed after the first hour. I suspect that it would have been a better tour with a comedianne.
Rating: 5
Educational and Fun Tour for Our Family
Mon, Jun 20, 11   10:00 AM amulina Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We booked a "private" tour for our family - parents, adult children, teen granddaughter - with AJ. It was a great tour and AJ made the whole thing fun. The tour is long but AJ adjusted her pace and stops to fit all our different levels of physical activity. It was full of unique perspectives and information we had not heard before. I would recommend it highly. Andrew Mulina
Rating: 5
GREAT TOUR
Fri, Jun 17, 11   1:00 PM icohencpa Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
GREAT TOUR AND GREAT TOUR GUIDE
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Mon, Jun 13, 11   1:00 PM amysabol Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
AJ was a great guide. Informative. So much information in a short time. Humourous too. We could not have enjoyed our tour any more. Highly recommended.
Rating: 3
Maui fun guy
Mon, Jun 13, 11   1:00 PM skeeter69 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Tour wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. Tour guide wasn't a stand up comedian. Although AJ was very knowledgeable about the city, the tour wasn't very funny. I would of like to of gone around the city with a funny man like it was advertised. If any one goes on this tour make sure you get a comedian as your tour guide before booking. Still it wasn't a bad tour and it will teach you a lot about the city.
Rating: 4
Great Overview of SF!
Fri, May 27, 11   1:00 PM dswroth Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Definitely recommend this tour! It was a good overview of the central SF area, long, but leasurely walk with interesting facts about the people and the history of the city.
Rating: 4
A great tour!
Sat, May 21, 11   1:00 PM SpyinHI1954 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I've been coming to the Bay Area at least once a year for the past 20 years. I always stay with relatives who reside in the Peninsula. Although I've ventured to the city every now and then, I never did a tour nor explore in detail what the city has to offer. I did a ghost tour which toured a small part of the city at night and I did an Alcatraz tour. The reason for taking this tour was that my son-in-law has never been to the Bay Area and I thought this would be a good way for him to become acquainted with the city. The tour was very interesting and our guide, (forgive me but I forgot her name) was very good, funny and witty. She was very knowledgable and gave many historical backgrounds and short bios of persons of interest and the visual aids were great! And it was just a great day for walking! If there is one drawback is that where the tour starts is NOT where it ends so one would have to keep this in mind if you have a car to park. Maybe it was my fault for not checking, but I wouldn't let this deter anyone from checking out this tour. Might consider the others in the future.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Way to See the City
Sat, Apr 30, 11   1:00 PM thymly Female 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
The walking tour mixes history and fun for a fun-filled afternoon. I learned a lot about the city, saw things I'd never seen before and enjoyed myself tremendously. Thanks for a great tour!
Rating: 5
31/2 tour full of fun fascinating facts & figures!
Sat, Apr 30, 11   1:00 PM bartonsark Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
AJ was our guide who arrived promptly at the arranged meeting spot. The total group numbered ~15. The tour left all together and we learnt much about the Nob Hill area and the Big Four. It is mainly historical information dotted with facts and figures, even photographs shown by the guide in a big folder which was a great supplement to the spoken word (projected on a small loud speaker worn by the guide). The meeting spot was the highest point so the walk goes downhill from there (no pun intended) winding its way down through historical hotels (great for potty stops) and along the edge of the touristy side of China Town, through the 'cold black heart' of the Financial District, back via the magic elevator to the real gardens and alleyways of China Town following much of the Barbary Coast Trail. Again, lots of fascinating information shared along the route such as history of local dignatories, architecture, sculptures, cable cars, 1906 earthquake, fires and rebuilds, local chinese history (and persecution). From China town we moved into the North Beach (Italian District), stopping to learn about the many famous writers and Beat movement (City Lights Bookstore & Vesuvio), and the tour completes in Washington Square, where you learn about yet another amazing SF inhabitant, Lillie Hitchcock Coit. The tour took 3 & 1/2 hours so wear comfy shoes as you are on your feet the whole way! Thankfully it is downhill for most of the way but you have to get to the top by yourself! Great tour guide (who only dropped 2 major hints about tipping), great information, great tour, great city. So glad we did this, would highly recommend it, and do it again on my next visit to San Francisco!