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Discover Walks - San Francisco Walking Tours

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Address: 2454 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 ‎
Phone Number: (415) 494 9255
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Description: How will you visit San Francisco: with an expat guide or with true...
How will you visit San Francisco: with an expat guide or with true NATIVES? On paid tours, or on FREE, pay-what-you-want, services?
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Taste & Tales of North Beach

Barbara, our volunteer tour guide, was just fantastic. She took us through Little Italy and China Town, provided delectable samples of the local food delicacies and generally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Sunshine Coast Qld
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Barbara, our volunteer tour guide, was just fantastic. She took us through Little Italy and China Town, provided delectable samples of the local food delicacies and generally entertained and informed us for 2+ hours. With 13 other guests, we enjoyed an intimate view of the history and attractions of this intriguing area of San Francisco. From the Beatnik areas of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had three tours, Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach (complete with food samples) and Nob Hill. What can I say, brilliant toursdone by passionate San Franciscans. Highly impressive.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our tour guide was very informative and walked at a leisurely pace to ensure the group didn't tire. Very informative and shows a genuine interest in China Town's history.

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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

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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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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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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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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