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Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown
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Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown

By Hobnob Tours
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Ages 8-80
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Guided walking tour of Union Square and Chinatown
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Union Square
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Departure details
  • The Marker San Francisco, 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Meet at the front of the Marker Hotel
Return details
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37658P1

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid 19 restrictions: Guest must wear masks. Gloves will be provided. Guides wear masks and gloves. Guests must be healthy (temperature taken) and social distance as much as possible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Art and Architecture Walking Tour of Union Square and Chinatown?
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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Marker San Francisco
    501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
    Meet at the front of the Marker Hotel
    See address & details
  • 1
    Union Square
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
    56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    See address & details
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About the operator
Hobnob Tours
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San Francisco, California
Joined in December 2010

#117 of 562 Tours & Activities in San Francisco
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    Nobhill Tour- do not waste your money
    Avoid wasting both your money and time. The duration should be reduced from 2.5 hours to merely 1.5 hours. The time spent at the Fairmont hotel dragged on for too long; ideally, it should have been limited to just 20-30 minutes. The tour guide's narrative was frequently disrupted by noises from traffic, dogs, passing cars, and the like, causing them to lose their train of thought. When discussing historical events, a laser-focused and engaging approach is necessary. The information should be delivered concisely. The conclusion, involving sitting at a table, playing a game, and receiving chocolate candy, left me feeling like a child. Given that I am a senior, this experience was overly excessive for me.
  • jamescY7793GN
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    Loved it!
    Engaging, entertaining, organized, and interesting history told through various places of Nob Hill. Valerie knows her history and delivers it so well. I’ll be checking out her other tours and am confident they will deliver like this one did.
  • Flyer43158097726
    Flyer43158097726
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    Afternoon tour
    Valerie was great. Really knowledgable and easy going. We had a great afternoon with her and learnt lots about the city of San Fran. Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
  • patriciabF8347LI
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    Great tour and even better guide!
    We enjoyed every minute of our tour and Valerie Huff was FANTASTIC! A fountain of information and fun to be with! Would definitely try her other tours she mentioned she does!
  • PhilippaR122
    PhilippaR122
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    Entertaining and informative
    Valerie’s knowledge of the area and its history was amazing. Would highly recommend her and would love to have had time for another of her tours while I was in the city.
  • 551benm
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    Nooks, crannies and historical tidbits of the architecture of San Francisco
    Valarie has an amazing knowledge of the nooks, crannies and historical tidbits of the architecture of San Francisco. We have been visiting San Francisco for many years but never noticed some of architectural gems that Valarie pointed out as we strolled on our 2.5 hour tour.
  • Voyager37036481008
    Voyager37036481008
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    Good tour!
    Kathy was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. She took time to supplement the tour with photos of the people she discussed. It’s a good tour for history buffs.
  • Belen G
    Belen G
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    San Francisco inner beauty
    Valarie was exceptional and very informative of all the beautiful architecture we visited. Truly enjoyed the tour experience and her company.
  • jlT5113OH
    jlT5113OH
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    Excellent tour!
    It was great how the tour guide had personal experience living in the area and seeing the changes as she grew up there.
  • hollysD8643RR
    hollysD8643RR
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    Fun Tour
    Fun way to learn about San Francisco History while looking at the beautiful Nob Hill architecture. Valerie is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. If we had more time, we would have done another tour with Hobnob.
  • tji12345
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    Great Nob Hill History Tour!
    Very informative. Valarie was knowledgeable and passionate about Nob Hill and shared lots of interesting stories and little known facts. Highly recommend.
  • Steven G
    Steven G
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    Nice Tour!
    Very interesting. Val did a great job discussing the history of Nob Hill. It’s worth doing if you are planning a trip to the area.
  • Lavely-Law
    Lavely-Law
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    Magnificent Architecture, Art, and History!
    My husband and I enjoyed learning the history of notable Nob Hill buildings on this easy and interesting walking tour. Our guide, Valerie, was very knowledgeable and personable. We appreciated her straight forward, warm, and genuine style of presenting history. Learning about the railroad barons and silver magnates behind the Nob Hill development, was fascinating. We saw incredible city views as well!
  • KarenK4281
    KarenK4281
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    Great tour of Nob Hill
    We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour. Valerie knew a lot about Nob Hill, she had great stories to tell about the area and showed us some very interesting sights; we learned a lot about SF history and the neighborhood. We highly recommend this tour!
  • Melanie2617
    Melanie2617
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    Fascinating
    My husband and I really enjoyed our tour today with Valerie. Whilst it didn’t spread a huge area it did cover the history of the significant sites and the amazing homes which once stood there. Valerie herself was very interesting and I would have loved to have spent more time with her.
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Sightseer638188
5 contributions
Sep 2019
Had a wonderful and enlightening tour with Rajni. She is very passionate about San Francisco and knows so much history and where the hidden gems are. Most I would have passed by if she hadn't been there to show me. We had a great time and the tour was very informative.
Written September 15, 2019
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. At Hobnob we strive to make our tours a memorable experience. Safe travels.
Written September 16, 2019
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Susan B
14 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Our guide, Radje (sp?), was very knowledgeable and organized. We saw so many architectural details in Union Sq. restaurants, bars, and hotels that we never would have found on our own. And we come every year in October to the city. From beautiful cove ceilings to art deco bars to modern abstract paintings, it was all a delight. We learned some history too, and she got us to look up in Chinatown in order to see the colorful curving Chinese roofs. Definitely worth it.
Written October 27, 2018
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Sandra P
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Oct 2023 • Friends
Very enjoyable! Our guide Valerie took us to interesting unique places we wouldn’t have found on our own. We especially enjoyed visiting the galleries where Valerie had contacts.
Written October 7, 2023
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portcreditboy
Lathrop, CA31 contributions
Jul 2022
Wonderful tour! Valerie was very informative, and her selection of sites provided a timeline of San Francisco's development
Written July 17, 2022
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Hobnob is glad you appreciated your walk in Union Square and Chinatown and you liked the venues we selected.
Written July 19, 2022
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Michelle C
North Salt Lake, UT1 contribution
We really enjoyed our tour! Delightful. Lots of interesting history and architecture. Our tour guide was very patient with our million questions.
Written December 3, 2021
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a review. As your guide I enjoyed your interest and enthusiasm as we visited our many venues. Your questions were thoughtful.
Written December 4, 2021
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Kelli
3 contributions
Nov 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour experience with Valarie. Highlights for us were the St. Francis Hotel and the Neiman Marcus rotunda. We really appreciated the historical and architectural details Valarie provided and it was fun to see familiar sights through new eyes. As a bonus, it was a good pandemic-friendly (mostly outdoors) activity. We’re looking forward to another Hobnob tour!
Written February 10, 2021
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ValTour
Thank you for your kind review. Hobnob strives to bring our City to life for all our guests. We look forward to seeing you on another tour.
Written February 12, 2021
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150 minutes