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Not the usual sightseeing tours but rather diverse urban journeys led by a very experienced, knowledgeable guide who’s been leading tours since 1989. Tours feature the beauty and uniqueness that is San Francisco through its picturesque cityscapes...more
Market and Montgomery Streets, San Francisco, CA 94104
South Beach
+1 415-350-4303
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We took this tour on a crystal clear day with Monika Trobits, a tour guide who shared voluminous information about San Francisco's political and social history from 15 years before the Gold rush and into the 20th century. Much of her information about slavery and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Len H
SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you, Len, for taking the time to post this very complimentary review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour and came away with a better understanding of San Francisco in the 1850s and early 1860s. It's always fun for me to show off...More

Reviewed November 15, 2016

Monika led on the first three I attended. Excellent background to each tour put the visits in context. The in-depth knowledge and presentation of the past through photographs really helped me as a first-time visitor to SF. The pace of the walks was good and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2016

It was a pleasure meeting you, Martyn, during your recent visit to San Francisco and have you as part of my groups touring various areas of the city. I'm glad you enjoyed the tours and found them to be informative to your visit, especially as...More

Reviewed October 4, 2016

On September 22, I joined a small group for a Mid-City walking tour arranged through the Mechanics Institute. It was lovely day, which always helps, but the tour was pretty perfect as well. The length of time was good (3-3.5 hrs), the area covered wide-ranging...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Monika Trobits gave a great tour to a group of members of the Mechanics' Institute last week. She was accommodated the group's physical needs, deftly determined their special interests, and tailored her tour on the fly to interest both the locals and those who hailed...More

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Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Taryn E
Reviewed July 14, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Monika's tours of the Beach Chalet, the murals within, and the outside areas with members of OLLI. I was visiting San Francisco for a couple of days and was lucky enough to be included on the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

Thanks, FuzzyJavalina (I love that pseudonym), for posting such an exuberant review. I'm glad you enjoyed the murals portion of the tour along with the second part about San Francisco's Outside Lands. While I always enjoy leading tours around the city, having an attentive audience...More

Reviewed July 14, 2016

Monika did an outstanding job and utterly amazing walking tour of Ocean Beach. Her attention to details such a dates, events etc added to he interest of the tour. I would sign up for another tour with Monika.

Date of experience: July 2016
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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

Thank you, Barbara, for your comments about the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed it and only wish we had had more sun and less fog during the tour. However, as you know, that's how the weather can often be in July along the Pacific coast.

Reviewed April 18, 2016

Monika was a wealth of knowledge! She really knows San Francisco! We traveled through 7 neighborhood districts by foot and public transportation! She pointed out the obvious attractions, but knew the whole story and history behind it! She also covered the architecture, transportation, and history...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mary B
SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2016

Thank you, Mary, for following through with a review. It was truly a pleasure spending the day with you and Richard enjoying the neighborhoods of San Francisco (we actually visited ten of them). I look forward to seeing you both for future San Francisco Journeys.

Reviewed October 16, 2015

Monika arrived promptly at our designated meeting place and off we went! It was my first day on my first visit to San Francisco and covered everything that it promised. Many small details ( the fire hydrant that saved so much of the city, now...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank patrick m
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Monika Trobits' walking tour of Civil War San Francisco was great fun for this 8th grade English and History teacher. We imagined the water line right at Montgomery street, saw General Sherman's bank, enjoyed the view of Alcatraz and Angel Island from the site of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Robbie S
Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a great day ,very informative and interesting. Well done and well worth it. We got a really good feel of the city, I highly recommend. Thank you Monika for a wonderful day:)

Date of experience: September 2014
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