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: 5
Excellent Personalized Tour
Fri, Apr 27, 12   2:30 PM 700997-marykkenney Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I live in Menlo Park and signed myself and two New Zealand friends up for the tour. Even though I'm a local, I don't really know that much about the City so this tour was excellent for giving my friends a good overview and increasing my knowledge of where I live. AJ was wonderful! She was so knowledgeable, personable and fun! We absolutely had a great time. I highly recommend this for locals and tourists alike.
Rating: 4
Great opportunity to learn more about the city!
Sat, Feb 4, 12   2:30 PM 665856-lwear11 Male 30-39 Combination Other
It was a good mix of learning new things, but there was a lot I had discovered already on my own - definitely better to do if you are not familiar with the city.
Rating: 2
Definitely not worth the money
Fri, Dec 30, 11   1:00 PM 659159-jeevak Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
My top peeves regarding the tour

1. No idea why it is 45 bucks a pop, when there does not seem to be any costs to the business apart from paying the guide.

2. Nothing funny at all. The guide is knowledgeable but definitely not funny. Better off paying to get in a stand up club to see a real comic act

3. Im sure the walking tour company gets a cut from the local businesses we were taken to. Customers are expected to foot their bills and the guide leaves no opportunity to convey the point that he/she needs to be tipped at the end of the tour.
Rating: 4
Very entertaining
Fri, Dec 30, 11   1:00 PM 658325-rscottcarter Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The comedy led tour was very informative and enjoyable. Made even more so by our fantastic guide AJ. The stop in chinatown for dim sum was fun and well timed. The guide was very knowledgeable and spent focused time with each party in our group.
Rating: 2
Not worth the money
Fri, Dec 23, 11   1:00 PM 656520-Rachel55 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was okay, but not really worth the cost. The tour guide was late (after insisting everyone be there early), there were a lot of breaks during the tour, and then the guide must have reminded us 15 times that she expected a tip.

Also, as the tour ends off not anywhere near its start, you may have to figure out how to get back.
Rating: 5
Entertaining Guide
Mon, Oct 24, 11   2:30 PM 628476-AnnClouston Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A.J. was a great tour guide, relaxed, funny and informative. Would definitely do another tour with her. The tour itself was in depth, not difficult at all in terms of walking, hills, etc. and not too long. Saw some wonderful sites.
Rating: 4
Fun Tour, Lots of Info
Mon, Oct 17, 11   2:30 PM 637111-rhpotter1 Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
Was a very fun tour, and thankfully mostly downhill walking--learned tons of information about SF, and the tour guide was exceptionally helpful in providing recommendations for other places to see and places to eat!
Rating: 4
fun and interesting
Fri, Sep 23, 11   1:00 PM 617278-StephaniePer Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
it was fun...but i expected more ground to be covered as far as walking...there is lots to see....but our guide could have taken us many places thru out the downtown core...there was only 4 of us...so more areas could have been covered...such as Telegraph Hill....we had enough time.to do more...our guide certainly knew here food...we really liked the food in China Town....i just thought more walking would have been done
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Fri, Aug 26, 11   1:00 PM 612936-Vanes151 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Very good tour to get familiar with the city. See a lot of different attractions and learn about the history of San Farncisco.
Rating: 5
My Sisters Were Thrilled
Mon, Aug 15, 11   1:00 PM 578046-KBrodhead Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I booked the trip for my 2 older sisters visiting from Ohio and Michigan. I needed a day off and wanted them to really enjoy the city and not feel dumped by me. Your tour had wow factor. They reported that the leader of the tour was excellent, informative, humorous, gave varied narrative, had little quizzes with prizes, and provided them with a great basis for learning about San Francisco while enjoying themselves. They were so inspired, they didn't return immediately to the exurbs and walked for 3 more hours on their own. Thank you on behalf of them on for giving me a guilt free day off.