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Address: Market and Montgomery Streets, San Francisco, CA 94104
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Not the usual sightseeing tours but rather diverse urban journeys led by a...

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 and its public art, parks and gardens, an array of architectural styles, local landmarks, film locations, movie theatres, historical streetcars, cable cars and much more. Your guide, Monika, leads visitors, residents and natives alike on fun and insightful urban excursions through the streets of San Francisco. Her presentations are engaging, comprehensive, witty and historically accurate.

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Union Square, Mid-SF, Golden Gate and China TownTours

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... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2016
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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 Monika's enthusiasm for history spilled over. Ric led the China Tour Town tour which was... More 

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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this review

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 a first-time visitor from the U.K. I do hope you enjoy your upcoming visit to... More 

Memphis
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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 and interesting, and Monika did a great job of keeping us moving and entertained. I... More 

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San Leandro, United States
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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 from elsewhere. All the guests thought she was fabulous because she was able to weave... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
1 review
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 tour. The Beach Chalet is a beloved local restaurant and historical landmark located near Golden... More 

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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this review

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 makes the experience all the better for everyone. It confirms that San Francisco history does... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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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.

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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this review

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. More 

San Jose, California
1 review
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 of San Francisco from the 1800s, the great earthquake and fire through today! I loved... More 

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SFTourLady, Owner at San Francisco Journeys, responded to this review

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. More 

almunecar
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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 painted gold), would simply just be missed. Monika was a truly excellent guide and raconteur... More 

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Pleasanton, California
1 review
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 John and Jessie Fremont's front porch. Details like these added a new dimension to my... More 

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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:)

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 21, 2014

Monika has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of San Francisco - its people, history, architecture, everything. The tour was nothing short of comprehensive - we began at 9:15AM and ended 7 hours later, including an hour for lunch. We walked and used public transportation (buses). The highlights for me, areas that were either entirely new to me, or superficially known,... More 

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