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Rating: 4.4  30 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 Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
just OK
Mon, Jun 23, 08   1:00 PM kreespa Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
I was looking forward to a comedian-led tour but unfortunately this day it was led by an actor. Nothing against him, but when you're expecting a wise-cracking tour guide and the tour takers have more of a sense of humor than the guide.. well it's just not quite what was advertised.
Rating: 5
My grandson and I were delighted with the Tour
Tue, Jun 24, 08   1:00 PM rambeb70 Male 70+ Local Individual
We both learned a great deal. I am a native San Franciscan with a fair knowledge of the city and its history. However, I learned many new and interesting facts. I was espciallly pleased about how our guide structured the tour to relate to me and my grandson---a bright 11 year old. Many thanks, Martin Weiner
Rating: 4
Not too bad a tour
Thu, Jun 26, 08   1:00 PM MerryMac Female 50-59 Local Individual
Anson was the guide. My main criticism is that I wish his voice was louder. Our group consisted of 6 people, but I can't imagine having a larger group and fighting to get close enough to the guide to hear him. I suggest that the guides wear a small mic. Given city noise like traffic and construction it would be helpful. There were times that I could not hear what was being said. Who knows how many tidbits I missed. It would have been nice if at the beginning, he had us all introduce each other. I expected more of a comedian as well. Anson was reasonably funny. Though he had many facts at his fingertips, I was expecting more. Example: the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral, I would have thought he knew more about it. The distance covered was just right, not too long. Maybe my expectations were too high? I don't know. I wouldn't let this experience prevent me from trying a foot tour again, at least one more time.
Rating: 4
A good tour. I and my 16 year old son enjoyed it.
Sun, Jul 13, 08   1:00 PM SuzanneCha Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Tom did a good job. He concentrated on the culture more than history which was more interesting than just boring history. Culture also allowed for more jokes. Also liked the large breath of the tour from art history to beatniks.
Rating: 2
Not our kind of humor
Sun, Jul 13, 08   1:00 PM poko920 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I heard about this walking tour from Fodor's guidebook. The description said the tour guides were stand-up comedians, and they would have us breathless from laughter. Our guide, Tom, got a couple laughs from us. That was about it. Very nice guy and very informative/knowledgeable about the history of SF. I guess it just wasn't our kind of humor.
Rating: 5
Good tour with interesting insights
Sun, Jul 20, 08   1:00 PM JennifPacker Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
AJ was a great host for our tour. As locals to the Bay area, we know San Francisco pretty well, but we still learned some interesting tidbits, and saw some back-street scenes that we might otherwise miss. This is a good way for tourists to take in three different areas of the city and learn some good stuff as they do so.
Rating: 3
informational but not funny
Mon, Aug 11, 08   1:00 PM mforbrick Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide was timely and enthusiastic, but we didn't find much humor in the tour, despite the fact that it was billed as a comedy tour. The information provided was helpful and informational. Some of the attempted jokes were not appropriate for school-aged children. Recommend including this note on your Web site. An easy walk, avoiding the steep hills.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sun, Aug 24, 08   1:00 PM lmullins Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Learned things about San Francisco that were fun and fascinating. My friends and I are already trying to figure out which tour to do next. Great gift idea!
Rating: 5
A Great Tour
Sun, Sep 14, 08   1:00 PM sjtrippel Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Blake and I enjoyed our tour. It was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco! We now know more about San Francisco than we do about our home city. We were especially happy that the tour wound it's way down hill! We will recommend this to our friends who are also planning a trip to San Francisco! AJ was a wonderful tour guide! Thank you so much Stefanie
Rating: 5
Tom was great fun and very informative!
Sat, Sep 27, 08   12:00 PM cklueck Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My adult daughter and I were very entertained - and learned a lot, too! Tom was a great tour guide. We had so much fun with the small group we were with that we continued on our own down to the wharf afterwards and had a late lunch together. Would definitely do it again!