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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 #10 of 300 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Awesome! Such a unique experience. Chris was very knowledgable and personable. Got to see so many things that a normal tour group would overlook. Make this experience a priority!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We really toured all over! We learned about so many places that we would have never found on our own. Chris and Eli (in training) were knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable. Having the transit passes and a guide made seeing so much very easy. We would definately recommend this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We took two teenage boys on this tour and everyone really enjoyed it. We had Chris, and Eli (who was in training), as guides and both were excellent. Chris is both an ambassador for the city and an advocate for its people and neighborhoods. We appreciated the opportunity to see the city from his perspective. It was fun to take... More

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Flagstaff, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been on this tour twice, this time we brought our teenage children back to experience it. We were not disappointed the second time around, in fact we learned even more interesting facts about the city. We highly recommend this tour; it is extremely informative and fun! The guides are friendly, knowledgable and kept us interested the whole time.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We found this tour online when searching for a fun way to see more of SF. It's a great way to loop around the city by cable car, buses, subway and walking (they provide the passes for the transportation). You get to see and hear some great detail from the different neighborhoods. Our guide Katya provided a mass of information,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A huge thank you to Hudson & Chris for a great start to our American Trip in June. TRSFT is a brilliant way to see a lot of SF. Information about what your looking at is delivered clearly and with humour. See places you would not find on your own. Hop on and off different types of transport. Walking through... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We did this tour towards the end of June. If you relish seeing a new place up close and personal, on foot and not from the window of a tour bus, this tour is for you. You see some of the main sights of the city that are worthwhile (no stop at the wharf) along with other nooks and crannies... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was our first time in SF, and we wanted to see the city and its sights. Since we were there for a short amount of time, we chose the shorter trip with the Golden Gate Bridge, and we were very happy we did. Seemed like all the others who had booked that day had gone on the all day... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Decided to actually tour SF on vacation this time instead of on company time. Been through the city many times, but never got a chance to see anything. Brought my little sister with me and the both of us got a reservation with The Real SF Tour. We met Chris in the morning and stayed with him until later afternoon.... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went as a family on the Real SF Tour. Having traveled all over the world and been on multiple tours I can safely say this was the best guided tour I have ever been on. What makes it unique are a number of things, starting with the tour guides. Chris brought a flavour to the the tour that can... More

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