Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  12 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 1 1 0 = 1 100% 4.0
Last 6 months 2 4 0 = 4 100% 4.5
Last 12 months 7 12 0 = 12 100% 4.3
All 153 303 14 = 289 92% 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: 2
Lack luster tour guide. Not the fun promoted
Mon, May 6, 13   11:00 AM 871588-kjohn1620 Female Unspecified International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Not sure if the guide had had a hard night before, but he was somewhat boring and prone to memory lapses. I don't consider acting out roles to be fun - my expectation was that the guide provided the fun - through commentary content and delivery.
Rating: 3
I would pay more money for more value
Mon, Apr 8, 13   11:00 AM 880649-lgyorgy Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
I am fan of walking tours. Attended lots of good ones in the US and Europe.

This wasn't one of them. Stories are too general, superficious. Talking about the gold rush in general...?

Details that one remembers were missing. Has a short "expiry date".
Rating: 5
Locals Enjoyed Learning About Their Home
Mon, Jan 21, 13   1:00 PM 838634-DrMcGovern Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
We are long-time local residents yet learned so very much on this tour - we had a great time with "Tom" whose wit & knowledge were very entertaining. We'd highly recommend this tour not only for tourists, or for entertaining out-of-town guests, but for anyone wanting to know more about the place we call home.
Rating: 5
Great tour and fun guide!!! Highly recommend!
Mon, Jan 14, 13   1:00 PM 624040-SusanCork Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Definitely a great way to learn your way around the city. Our guide gave us much of the scoop with a lot of humor.

Totally enjoyed the day. Thank you!
Rating: 4
Good Time
Sat, Dec 8, 12   1:00 PM 823862-mkalaskowski Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour was fun and informative. They put a nice twist on group tours by making it a bit of a game show with trivia questions without making you feel uncomfortable or on the spot. Three hours of walking seems overwhelming especially in hilly san francisco but it was leasurly with may stops and mostly down hill. I did enjoy the tour but have to say overall I think it's a bit overpriced.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
Mon, Dec 3, 12   1:00 PM 823191-sjoyce1 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Guide Tom was a hoot, but also very knowledgeable about SF hisory, architecture, etc. His humor was dry, which we really enjoy! Saw parts of the city, especially Chinatown, into which we would not otherwise have ventured.
Rating: 4
A visual history lesson
Tue, Oct 30, 12   1:00 PM 757022-bblazevich Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We learned a lot about the early history of San Francisco while seeing four neighborhoods (Nob Hill, Union Square, Chinatown and North Beach) that arose as the city was built and rebuilt. Our guide was knowledgeable but also entertaining...we enjoyed the jokes and added a few of our own! If you've never been to SF, or even if you live there, you are bound to learn a lot. At the end of the tour, you'll know where to go for great shopping, dim sum and espresso!
Rating: 5
Very informative, great overview of the city!
Fri, Aug 17, 12   2:30 PM 764124-monicager Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide knew a ton of San Fran history, so it was a fascinating tour, and we saw areas we never would have found on our own!
Rating: 4
AJ was great!
Sat, Jul 21, 12   2:30 PM 754592-seleneb Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, 14 year old son, and I enjoyed AJ's walking tour of San Francisco! "The Whole Shebang" was both informative and humorous.

I was upset with the "Foot" company that sponsors the tour. I had seen that on a site called Goldstar, tickets were half-off, but only had dates a week past our time in SF. I had asked the representative if there were any discounts, they replied, "No." The very next day, after I had booked, they added my date! ($65 off!) The "Foot" Company said they had no control over Goldstar. After I returned from SF, the "Foot" representative offered me 1/2 off a tour with AJ in the future. I live in Ohio, is that a great offer? No!

AJ - GREAT! The company that sponsors her tour, not so much.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour with a knowledgable and fun guide
Fri, Jun 22, 12   2:30 PM 729686-Muggins123 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My husband, teenage son, and I greatly enjoyed the "Whole Shebang" walking tour with A.J. as our guide. She was extremely knowledgable about the city of San Francisco. She was also very witty and fun to listen to. I would highly recommend this tour!