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The Real S.F. Tour

Address: 50 Drumm St., San Francisco, CA 94111 (Sunset)
Phone Number: +1 888-973-8687
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Ranked #11 of 455 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Real SF Tour offers 4 incredible tours merging sightseeing and trekking with public transit for...
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We did our walking tour on the 15th of December. and boy this was exactly as what I had expected. An actual walk, bus and train around San Francisco going to places where ,most tourist wont go and seeing a lot of everyday things. Eli was very good at passing on his knowledge of the city. This was a good... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A unique behind the scenes look at San Francisco, informative guide (Eli) who made the day fun and full of facts. He showed us parts of the city we as tourists would not have known about or had the ability to explore, exactly what we were looking for. Eli was smart, funny and patient with the group which included individuals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

He showed us the true San Fransisco I highly recommend doing this tour it is way better than a bike tour or a double decker great experience . thank you Eli

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a tour for anyone who wants to get a feel for the many different neighborhoods that make SF unique. Eli, our guide, was outstanding. My wife and I both agreed that this was a wonderful experience. We learned a great deal and saw many things that I am sure are missed by many visitors.

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Bourges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you're expecting the type of tour you get from the top of a double decker bus, this isn't it. If you are expecting a casual stroll in the park, this isn't it. If you really want to see San Francisco and get to know the city in a day, this is the tour for you! I've been to San... More 

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just did this tour during our vacation to SF with 15 and 17 year old. It was our favorite part of our short visit to SF and really covered so much of what you want to see of this great city. Our guide was very knowledgable and since she had grown up in the area had special insights into living... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our tour guide was Eli. He was accommodating and knowledgeable. The tour consists of places that we would have never found on our own. He really made this trip special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This walking tour (plus public transport) of SF is a great way to see the city. Our guide Eli was very friendly and knowledgeable, providing interesting nuggets of information about this colourful city. We got to see parts of the city that tourists would usually not get to visit. Eli managed the tour well. moving the group of 8 of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I undertook this tour with my friend in November and we were lucky enough to be the only 2 on the tour! It was an amazing way to see a large portion of San Francisco from the financial district to the mission district and many more places in-between. Our tour guide was awesome she was very knowledge of the areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour very much! Dana our tour guide was amazing and knew a lot. We got to see a lot a places you might not see on a bus tour. Walked around the diferent districts. Super recomended.

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