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The Real S.F. Tour

150 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94111-4804
+1 888-973-8687
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So much fun!!!!

First off, Curt was awesome as was our driver, (igor?) It was fun, easy on/off and Curt was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michele P
via mobile
Great introduction to San Francisco

Kevin was our guide and we had the good fortune of being alone on our tour. We visited all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg K
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The Real SF Tour offers 4 incredible tours merging sightseeing and trekking with public transit for the most authentic visitor experience in San Francisco. Part urban adventure, part urban trek, and totally green, The Real SF Tours take you where no other tours can go. You’ll visit enchanted gardens, secret stairways, glorious rooftop views, and some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. You’ll be avoiding large crowds of tourists while experiencing the real culture of San Francisco and learning about its rich and storied history. You’ll traverse the city on Cable Cars, Light Rail, and City Buses. You must be able to walk 4 separate uphill 1.5 block sections, there are a total of 6 uphill flights of stairs, and 15 downhill flights of stairs, spread throughout the day. The day encompasses over 5 miles of walking including short uphill sections and hidden stairways that most people find extremely enjoyable. If you do not walk regularly this tour may be more challenging than enjoyable. If you have any difficulty going up and downstairs we do not recommend this tour. Please only wear comfortable closed toe walking shoes. Tours run daily departing from the California St Cable Car turnaround.
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150 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94111-4804
+1 888-973-8687

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First off, Curt was awesome as was our driver, (igor?) It was fun, easy on/off and Curt was very knowledgeable and informative. Would certainly do it again!

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kevin was our guide and we had the good fortune of being alone on our tour. We visited all of the important SF landmarks as well as many obscure places of interest that we would otherwise have never known about. Kevin, a SF native interspersed...More

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This 8 hour walking tour is a fantastic way of getting a solid overview of San Francisco. I would recommend it to anyone at the start of their time in the city. There were ten in our group (the most they will take in a...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most seamless tours I've been on. We rode on every form of transportation in the city, got great views and just had a wonderful day. The eight hours zoomed by and no one was winded or bored.

Thank Milosch02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this and really enjoyed it. Chris was a great guide and he was great at answering questions (both on the phone or via emails) before/after we booked it . Riding all the forms of street cars/trolley cars was a lot of fun....More

1  Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

An 8-hour tour? Could have been an ordeal but it was genuinely great - Kevin even prolonged it to 9 hours and it was over too soon. We hopped on and off public transit (giving us some exposure to San Fran natives who were happy...More

1  Thank Kanaschwiiz
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We visited San Francisco august 2017 and had been planning to go on this Real FS walking tours for over a year . Our tour guide was Alan and it was Excellent. He is very knowledgeable about the city and made us experience the local...More

Thank salem1692
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My husband, 20 year old daughter and I have spent two weeks traveling CA. We have been on five different tours. This tour was hands down the best that we went on. Alan (hope I spelled his name correctly) was knowledgeable, approachable, fun and anything...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Real SF Tour gave us such a great overview of SF. Our guide Christopher was very knowledgeable and took us to places that we would never have known to go to on our own. We were able to get a glimpse of most of...More

1  Thank Jann C
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to say a big thank you following our walking tour on the 18th July with Alan. This was the highlight of our trip! The tour was well paced, enjoyable and we are sure that we got to see places lots of locals don't...More

2  Thank Basketweaver888
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Simon B
7 September 2017|
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Response from ccour10481 | Property representative |
Hi Simon, We are working on getting dates up for the next 6 months. We have to work out our staffing for the low season. Those dates should be up sometime in the next two weeks. I hope this helps and we look forward to... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from salem1692 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Alot of walking but also alot of street cars, buses and metro. You guys can do it. It is a great experience not to be missed. Enjoy!!
27 November 2016|
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Response from ccour10481 | Property representative |
Hi MM, Sorry I didn't see this sooner. All of that info is on our website. Please check the site carefully. The Real SF Tour does involve lots of walking. We like to be sure that everybody knows what they are getting into... More