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Discover Walks - San Francisco Walking Tours

2454 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 ‎
(415) 494 9255
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Ranked #76 of 306 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Traveler Description: Discover Walks offers FREE Walking Tours and give their guests a couple of special hours being with a real San Franciscan walking around San... more »
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

They offer many different tours, but the one that I was able to fit into my schedule that I had highlighted was the walking tour of The Castro district. It was 2 hours long. The woman doing our tour was very knowledgeable and you walk slowly along stopping when need to for her to explain things and point things out.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7/6/14 Cupcake Tour This was an excellent Tour! We walked around market street from shop to shop, tasting all sorts of cupcakes and our tour guide Michaelangelo was very knowledgeable, original and entertaining, while giving us background information about cupcakes and their history. He used different dialects and accents that fit regions the samples originated from. I highly recommend... More

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Montreal, Canada
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88 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We did the chocolate walking tour. It was a nice tour but unfortunately there were people in our group who lagged around in the shops and made it a longer walk time then predicted. I don't suggest going on sundays because one of the shops planned is closed ( they did add another) and another seemed to have opened just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Discover Walks put on a customized tour for our Australian school students that told of gold rushes, lost fortunes, military ports and chocolate factories. Our guide, Madeline, kept forty, already footsore, teenagers engaged and asking her questions. She modified her spiel for the age of her audience, and entertained them for over 90 minutes. Great value for $90, as it... More

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Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Today we were in Portsmouth Square at 9:20 am, to make sure we were on time for meeting the DiscoverWalks guide for the 9:45 Chinatown tour. We've done similor free (tip-based) tours before in various other cities, so we have quite some experience in how this works. We waited until 10:00 am, but absolutely noone even remotely looking like a... More

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Hartford, Ar
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We decided to immerse ourselves in an area that we would normally just pass through. Our guide was Maddy, and she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had to cut our tour short b/c we had to get to the pier for Alcatraz tour but we still enjoyed this. It is a free tour and the guides work for tips.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We did the Barbary Coast and Chinatown tour over Labor Day weekend. The group was very large but our tour guide did a great job of talking to everyone and making the tour a great experience. The tour guide and tour itself are definitely a different type of tour, but that is part of the fun of it, making the... More

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Houston, Texas
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109 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had a great time with Discover Walks during the Chinatown tour during our recent stay in San Francisco. I especially enjoyed the fact that we got to go inside so many local establishments, from traditional Chinese groceries to a fortune cookie factory. We walked over the local streets as well as the touristy ones and discovered details that I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Madeline was our guide on both tours. She is highly engaging and knowledgeable. She showed us places on both tours that few tourists would ever get to see. I highly recommend Discover walking tours.

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Friedrichshafen, Germany
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We did both the North Beach and Fishermans Wharf Tour on one day, North Beach is the better one of the two I thought, since not such an over-touristed place of town. Our guide Maddie was great, explaining a lot in great detail (as I'm sure she did tons of times before) and answering all questions we had. If you... More

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