Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.5  17 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 1 3 0 = 3 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 3 9 0 = 9 100% 5.0
Last 12 months 8 17 0 = 17 100% 4.5
All 152 302 14 = 288 92% 4.3
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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 Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 4
lots to learn abut SF
Sat, Jun 1, 13   2:30 PM Alvarado1 Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
my wife and I enjoyed ourselves. AJ was very entertaining and personable.

we would do another one again I'm sure
Rating: 4
Fun Tour, Lots of Info
Mon, Oct 17, 11   2:30 PM 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
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
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: 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
Sat, Oct 4, 14   1:30 PM villa99 Male 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
Very fun way of learning about San Francisco's history and present and a great way to experience multiple neighborhoods. I thought a 3 hour tour would be too long, but by the end of it, I wanted to keep going!
Rating: 4
Great opportunity to learn more about the city!
Sat, Feb 4, 12   2:30 PM 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: 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!
Rating: 5
San Francisco: Up close and personal
Mon, Dec 27, 10   1:00 PM jschaub2 Female 50-59 Combination Other
My daughter and I had a great time on this tour. We found it a great way to see some of the major areas of the city up close while getting a history lesson along the way. Our guide was funny and informative -- and she didn't make us walk up the really big hills! I would totally recommend this tour. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Whole Shebang tour great for business group activi
Wed, Aug 25, 10   2:00 PM sorenkkg1 Female 30-39 Combination Other
We had a group of locals and internationals in town for a team meeting, and we thought this tour would be the best way to see SF and get some activity in as well-- and we were right!

I've personally done some other walking tours via Zerve in other cities, and this one lived up to the high standards set by those others-- the tour company was very helpful in coordinating, answering questions, and doing some customization for us (accomodating one member in a motorized scooter, ending the tour near our dinner destination, etc).

The tour guide was great-- full of energy, funny, engaging. Good combination of corny jokes and local knowledge!

I highly recommend this tour!