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The Real S.F. Tour

50 Drumm St., San Francisco, CA 94111 (Sunset)
888-973-8687
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Ranked #6 of 306 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

friendly knowledgable guide, great itinerary! And you don't need a reservation! The tour was full with 10, and as the cable car was pulling out, the owner let 2 more jump on the tour, no reservations. So, don't waste your time with reservations, just go to the meeting place. They guide has about 15 muni passes with her. It was... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We started out the day in a group of 16 at the clock in the picture you see. We were greeted first by "Dana" (I think). She was so friendly and welcoming. The owner, Chris, joined us and advised he had just been approved for setting up inside the old newspaper stand right by the clock. Now, he will have... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is my first time writing a review for anything. We enjoyed this experience so much I had to take the time to review it. Chris was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable about the city. This was our first time in San Francisco and we saw areas of the city I didn't know where there. we saw... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I have both been to San Francisco before but have never taken the time to tour all of the different neighborhoods. The Real SF Tour is perfect for the first day of your visit. We saw areas of the city we would never have been able to find on our own. The tour is well planned out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thanks Nessa for such a great time! We really enjoyed the tour ! You were a very knowledgeable, friendly guide with a great sense of humour. Took us to lots of amazing spots ! We really enjoyed our day. Thanks from the girls from Saskatchewan!!!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It had been many years since we had been to this lovely city and decided to take it in with one great gulp. This tour, led by Ms. Dana, was a joy. The pace was comfortable and her knowledge about all things San Fran was complete. We especially enjoyed a rare sighting of the parrots of Telegraph Hill, literally perched... More

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have lived in SF for 2 years and was excited to show the town to my visiting family- this tour was so much fun! We saw large chunks of the town and the tour guide was fun and engaging (Nessa). She was also super knowledgeable. We walked a lot and saw some unbelievable views. We also rode a cable... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had never been to San Francisco, and decided to take a detour there following a work conference in L.A. I booked this tour after seeing the high ratings. I have never taken a formal tour of a city before, and was a little nervous. I went with a coworker, and I couldn't be happier about the experience. We took... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have traveled to many cities and taken their tours. This walking tour was the best by far. We saw and learned about all the significant sites in SF and the special places known only to locals and only accessible by walking. Our guide, Dana, was professional, knowledgable, personable and fun!!! It helped us understand the city and plan the... More

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BOSTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I've been to San Francisco a number of times and didn't realize what great sights I've missed. This is an all day walking tour, that is fantastic. Great insight into the city and a number of sites and facts sites you would probably wouldn't see on your own. Our tour Nessa was smart, well spoken and funny. Would highly recommend... More

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