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History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill provided by Hobnob Tours

History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill

History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 37658P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour of Nob Hill
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Hobnob Tours
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Hotel Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid 19 restrictions. Guests must wear masks. Gloves will be provided. Guides wear masks and gloves. Guests must be healthy (temperatures taken). Social distancing ) as much as possible. Your safety is important
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour of Nob Hill
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Hobnob Tours
Departure details
  • Hotel Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Stanford Court San Francisco, 905 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid 19 restrictions. Guests must wear masks. Gloves will be provided. Guides wear masks and gloves. Guests must be healthy (temperatures taken). Social distancing ) as much as possible. Your safety is important
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 2, 2020
A note from History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
Guides wear gloves and gloves will be provided to guests
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Fairmont San Francisco
    950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Nob Hill
  • 1
    Hobnob Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    Of all the many hills San Francisco is famous for, few contain the special history and strange regard of the local population as the hill - Nob Hill at the top of downtown. Once home to governors, lumber barons, railroad tycoons and wealthy land speculators, the hill at the top of California street played an integral part in the special history of what makes San Francisco special, weird, and unique. Your walking history tour of this once uber-affluent neighborhood begins at front of the Fairmont Hotel with your choice of a morning or early afternoon departure. After meeting your guide and the rest of your small group, you will proceed down the street with an introduction of how this single hill become home to some of this city's most famous and wealthy families. Names like Huntington, Hopkins, and Stanford still ring out more than 100 years later as your guide fills you in on the details of the business, social and political rivalries that once dominated the landscape. You'll learn how the cable car changed the perception of where the rich wanted to build their mansions and how this new form of public transportation tied the city together in a whole new way. You'll hear tales of the great earthquake of 1906 and how the fires reshaped the neighborhood permanently while discovering new restaurants, bars, and places to explore on your own. Once your two hour tour is complete, you'll have the option of eating lunch at one of the famous eateries near the top of the hill at your own expense.
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  • You'll end at
    Stanford Court San Francisco
    905 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    See address & details
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Karen K
1 contribution
Couples
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!
Written May 5, 2022
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Our Nob Hill history is fascinating and we strive to make telling these events enjoyable for our guests.
Written May 12, 2022
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Lavely-Law
Three Rivers, CA18 contributions
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!
Written May 11, 2022
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your thoughtful comments. We strive to make our tours interesting while showing off the Nob Hill buildings. Safe travels.
Written May 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melanie2617
London, UK22 contributions
Couples
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.
Written March 28, 2022
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Holly S
Eagle, CO36 contributions
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.
Written June 9, 2022
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Hobnob tours strives to make our local history interesting for our guests. We hope to see you back in San Francisco for another Hobnob tour.
Written June 10, 2022
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luggageliza
california60 contributions
Business
Tour started promptly at the Fairmont hotel. The guide was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the hotel, its neighboring hotels, and the reasons why and how San Francisco is so important in California history. Lots of interesting facts were presented along with photos so we could really envision what all has happened to shape the city. The tour was comfortably paced, plenty of stops to chat along the route, and not a lot of minutiae to overwhelm the guests. This tour was more like spending time with a good friend that directed the conversation to my interest. It was the best $30 spent. I'd go again anytime, and encourage you to take a Hob Nob tour. You won't be disappointed!
Written February 1, 2018
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Tim A
8 contributions
Alerted was so full of information and history of the Nob Hill area. As it turned out I was the only one signed up the day of my tour. It was a one on one experience. I couldn’t have been more delighted with the tour. She was so prepared and excited about her presentation. I learned so much about Nob Hill. Wonderful!
Written October 8, 2019
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ValTour
Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. Hobnob works hard to make our tours a positive experience for our guests. Please join us again if you return to San Francisco
Written October 9, 2019
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Fotz
Los Altos, CA4 contributions
Friends
Really enjoyed our tour with Valerie. She went out her way to accommodate our
schedule. She is very knowledgeable about the area and its history. It was a great way to spend our day in the city. Would recommend it to my friends
Written July 9, 2018
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lbte
Raleigh, NC22 contributions
Solo
I had an excellent morning adventure with Andrea, highly recommend this tour. As a frequent traveler, I usually seek out small knowledgeable tours when I go to visit places and this tour did not disappoint. She was on time, a good communicator, humorous and knew her facts and history of the buildings, city and people. I think the fact we are both educators made it even more special as she had so much to teach and at the same time was open to listening to questions and learning more 'to connect the dots' of who/what/where/when in this beautiful city. If you are looking for a small and personal time, you will enjoy this tour!
Written June 27, 2019
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ValTour
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your input is appreciated. Hobnob specializes in creating small intimate tours based on historical research. I am glad you had an enjoyable tour . Please visit with us again.
Written June 28, 2019
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Milano3510
Milano14 contributions
Solo
Val guided me through the history and the secrets of Nob Hill, revealing the places and the people who made the history of San Francisco.
Her description was very informative and I enjoyed walking around and chatting with her, plus, this tour turned out a private tour, since I was the only customer present.
Double value and excellent experience!
Written October 30, 2018
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Rosalyn M
2 contributions
Friends
Although I grew up in San Francisco, I am consistently amazed at how much intriguing history there is to learn about The City. I loved being a tourist in my hometown, and Valerie was knowledgeable and personable. I appreciated her ability to gain access while respecting the workings of the various establishments we toured.
Written August 8, 2018
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Wonderful tour! Valerie was very informative, and her selection of sites provided a timeline of San Francisco's dev
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Fun and interesting
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Great for a date!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour experience with Valarie. Highlights for us were the St. Francis Hotel and the Neiman
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Union Square and Chinatown
This was our second San Francisco walking tour with Valerie. We wanted to learn the history of Union Square and Ch
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Union Square/Chinatown
Had a wonderful and enlightening tour with Rajni. She is very passionate about San Francisco and knows so much his
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One of the best tours we’ve ever done. Our guide, Andrea, was knowledgeable and fun. The company also went out of t
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Excellent
The tour was very complete and our guide was very attentive, and showed us not only the buildings but also pictures
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Tour of Nob Hill and all the stories
Valarie was very knowledgeable regarding Nob Hill history...the cathedral, the mansions, the hotels, the men, the w
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Untold story
A wonderful tour led by a very knowledgeable guide, Valarie, who imparted lots of information about the rise of ban
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Things I never knew were there!
Our guide, Radje (sp?), was very knowledgeable and organized. We saw so many architectural details in Union Sq. res
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Very interesting walk
This was a great tour, well worth the time. Valorie is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Nob Hill and i
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very enjoyable
our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. the walking was not strenuous and i enjoyed all the places we went.
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Valerie Huff was our guide and we were lucky to have her to ourselves. Valerie is friendly, open and with a lovely
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