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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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This 3-hour urban adventure shows you some of the most distinctive buildings of San Francisco. You'll learn how local history reveals itself in a collection of remarkable structures, public squares, open spaces, and historic landmarks.
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191 Sutter St, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94104-4501
Financial District
+1 415-264-8824
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. The architecture and history were fascinating and the extra information helped to put things in context. We learned so much and then Rick sent us links so that we could walk on our own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank planterjeni
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

You'll never look at San Francisco the same way, learning how the culture, businesses regulations, and architecture collide. And you'll know how to find a private but public park too. Rick is excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

History, architecture, humor and a great way to spend an afternoon. Rick has the inside scoop on buildings and the sometimes bizarre way San Francisco deals with open spaces and building rights. Informative and entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lafosner
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The you was so interesting. I had been curious about so many buildings and Rick answered all my questions and then some. I was fascinated with the stories of Wilkes Polk because I discovered he was the architect for Crystal springs school. I also found...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce K
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We did this tour last Saturday, having deciding to try something different. It was great...Rick was so interesting and informative, we learnt so much about the architecture and hidden gems on the block where we were staying. Who knew such great stories were right under...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this your if San Francisco's less well known sights - I'm still amazed there were so many places of note in such a small area of San Francisco. Rick is a friendly and incredibly knowledgeable guide - he imparted the kind of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This 2 1/2 hour tour introduced us to the variety of significant architecture in downtown San Francisco, the stories behind the buildings, and what a “POPO” is. Rick was highly informative and there was never was boring moment. It’ was an excellent tour and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed August 20, 2018

內容全程是英文,但是Rick講解的方式其實很像老師,他會重複講(但是不無聊),所以英聽程度還可以的人非常建議參加,不用太擔心聽不懂。大概就是在金融區附近慢慢繞,聽他講解私房景點,從建築了解舊金山的歷史。對了,建議非週末參加,週末的話有建築是是關閉、進不去的,只能在門外看(還是很有趣,但是會忍不住想如果我進去看會怎麼樣) Rich is awesome. His style is kinda similar to a very good lecture you got in college. I enjoyed it a lot. One would gain so much respect and appreciation toward SF history and buildings.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

We always loved San Francisco, but only learned the interesting history of its buildings and forefathers on this tour with Rick. Fun, educational, and fascinating to see how history and present are interwoven. Don’t miss it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Rick is a great guide, the tour is at an engaging place. He combines fascinating historic information with up-to-the-minute developments. In our case, this included the new Salesforce tower, which had opened two days earlier. Updates come from local news, as well as tour goers...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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Neil P
March 12, 2017|
Response from Rick E | Property representative |
Hello - thanks for checking in about the tour - the tour takes place in the Financial District and starts at the Galleria Park Hotel lobby located at 191 Sutter Street between Montgomery and Kearny and ends in south of... More
Dolores P
November 15, 2015|
Response from Rick E | Property representative |
Thank for your interest in my tour - you can sign up online. Look for a link to my website on my Trip Advisor review page (located on the far right side) - Rick