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Fun,fascinating and informative walking tours of NobHill,Financial District and Union Square/Chinatown.Featured on the Travel Channel with Samantha Brown. Stroll palatial ballrooms, roof top gardens, famous movie and song locations ("I Left my Heart...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed the tour of Nob Hill by a most personal and knowledgeable tour guide, Valarie. She told us stories about the historical figures who were prominent in the city, tales about San Francisco, and related the time periods to what...More

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Milano3510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed our tour. I did want more information on the architecture as it was more a history lesson on the families who lived in the area. But still a good walk and information.

Thank 747Karen
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour, well worth the time. Valorie is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Nob Hill and is a good speaker. We took this tour while on a Celebrity cruise, using Uber to get to the starting point.

Thank Marilyn540
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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...More

1  Thank Rosalyn M
Reviewed July 19, 2018

our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. the walking was not strenuous and i enjoyed all the places we went.

1  Thank c0nnie2013
ValTour, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

It wax a pleasure taking you on our tour. Thank you for your review. Please join us for another tour when you return to San Francisco.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

our guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions about san francisco unrelated to our tour. we went to some beautiful places where a tourist usually can't go. the walking was not strenuous. i learned about some of the people who built these beautiful mansions, hotels...More

1  Thank c0nnie2013
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Valerie Huff was our guide and we were lucky to have her to ourselves. Valerie is friendly, open and with a lovely sense of humour. We visited many boutique hotels to talk about their architecture,history and the art displayed inside. We walked the streets and...More

1  Thank 587debbiec
ValTour, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thank you for your review. Per your comment we have extended the time in Chinatown to include 2 more stops. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the
city and is home to amazing architecture and views.
The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for
those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be
rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful
architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated
with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all
were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
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