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“The Real S.F. Tour - All Day Tour”
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The Real S.F. Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic all day walking tour - Kevin was brilliant - knowledgeable and interesting from start to finish - this is the best tour we have ever done - we travelled all over San Fransciso on all modes of transport which we would never have managed to do on our own in 1 day. Cannot recommend this highly enough - we almost didn't do this - but so glad we did - it was the highlight of our trip (3 week tour of America). Thank you so much Kevin for sharing your wonderful City with us - Steve & Karen

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Based on previous reviews we decided to spend a whole day out of 2 in SF doing this tour, and we’re really glad we did! Kevin was our guide and an SF native, and was really great at tailoring the tour to the small group’s various interests. Any time there was a lull, say, waiting for a train, he was able to talk about the history of the area or some interesting fact. He was very skilled at getting us around town on foot and public transit, which was half the fun of the tour. We went to so many neighborhoods so efficiently that it would have been impossible to plan it on our own and get it done in a day. Coffee and lunch breaks were in good locations with lots of options. It was no big deal when we had to leave a bit early either. 100% worth it if you’re up for hopping around on public transit—you will get days’ worth of SF touristing done in one

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

One of the highlights of our holiday in the Bay Area. This walking tour is the perfect way to get your bearings of the city.
The tour is informative and a lot of fun, using public transport and leg power to explore San Francisco. I would recommend doing the tour on your first day because it does help when you know where each area is in relation to each other. There are regular WC stops and refreshment breaks and the tour is well planned. Would recommend.

Thank Jim O
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Wow - this tour is a MUST for anybody visiting San Francisco. We were only in the city for three days, but this tour ensured that we were able to visit almost everything the city had to offer. Who knew that it was possible to go to so many neighbourhoods and attractions in just eight hours!? Using public transportation ranging from buses to the subway to trams, we were made to feel like San Francisco natives whilst also limiting the amount of time we spent walking. Unlike other walking tours, this one was not at all tiring. We were given our own space for a break and for lunch, as we were able to eat at any restaurant in the vicinity. Our knowledgeable and cultivated guide, Chris, was fantastic from start to finish.

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 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 his running dialogue with stories of growing up in this great city. The combination of walking and public transportation allowed us to see a great deal of the city in 8 hours. Highly recommend this tour as a great introduction to the city!

Thank Greg K
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