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Victorian Home Walk

Corner of Powell & Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-252-9485
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Ranked #11 of 306 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Tour Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens. Visit the inside of a period Queen Anne... more » Owner description: Tour Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens. Visit the inside of a period Queen Anne Victorian. The walk is easy, the pace leisurely, and there are no hills to climb. Established in 1996, Victorian Home Walk Tour has become a highlight of the SF landscape, and a favorite amongst tourists and locals alike. Discover the opulent history and grandeur of San Francisco! Tours depart every Thu-Mon at 11am from Union Square. Please note that we are closed every Tue and Wed. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent tour for which the other reviewers have appropriately lauded. Keep in mind this lets you see an area that you would not think to go into without a tour guide. Great info and organization by Jay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were on the same tour as Chris Z and agree with everything he said. There were no hills to climb. At the end of the tour, he gave us some suggestions on where to get some lunch on Union Street in Cow Hollow and what bus to get on to get back to Union Square. I appreciated Jay's enthusiasm... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I "lit up" the minute that Jay launched our tour at the corner of Union Square Park! Fascinating information woven together so skillfully-- I was in heavan!! The tour has a great pace- Jay got us all on a bus- he took care of the fare separately- and from there we were off to learn about the major architectural feature... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Victorian Home Walk is a great way to learn of the history of the city as well as get in some mild to moderate exercise. Jay, the tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the city in general and specifically the Victorian homes which dominated much of San Francisco in the downtown area. The tour skirts hills making it manageable... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Jay Gifford is a very gifted gentleman who is well versed about San Francisco. I enjoyed the walk through the beautiful city. The people on the walk were from different cities and they were very gracious. We are from Hawaii. My husband was not feeling well and missed this walk. He wants to return to San Francisco to join the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A very nice 2 - 2 1/2 hour walking tour through lower pacific Palisade. It was very informative and the guide: Jay made it very interesting. Cannot recommend this walking tour enough. Smart guide, knows topic and does great job communicating his topic. Great value

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Memphis, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Jay, the guide, has a wealth of information about SF, architecture, Victorian homes and nearby restaurants. He also make the tour a lot of fun. He is very accommodating and aware of visitors' concern about the hills. So he does a zig zag around the steepest hills. The homes in both lower Pacific Heights and Pacific Heights are incredibly well... More

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Camella5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We truly enjoyed this Victorian Home Walk with Jay. He loves architecture and shows it. The walk was easy, considering how hilly San Francisco. This was a great way to see all the beautiful homes in San Francisco and be away from all the touristy areas. Jay also makes it so easy for you--no reservations (just show up at the... More

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New Gloucester, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This tour is worth every penny of it's $25.00 and more. If you are going to San Francisco and love Victorian homes take this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We chose this tour because it fit in best with our schedule and not so much for the Victorian houses, especially since we had our 17-year-old grandson with us. It turned out to be a very good choice nonetheless because we saw a lot of interesting houses, new areas of San Francisco we hadn't been to before and breathtaking views... More

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