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Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine

San Francisco, CA, USA
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Richard W wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, Indiana12 contributions3 helpful votes
I saw a story in an Alaskan Air magazine while flying. I looked like fun. I knew I had some things to plan to do so a stop by San Francisco to try this looked doable. Thing you look forward to with great expectations rarely satisfy. This surpassed my expectations. Please this is a must do. No visit to “Frisco” would be complete with out it. Sorry couldn’t help the “Frisco”. Show up and find out.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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yny579 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China7 contributions5 helpful votes
As the first major city on the West Coast, San Francisco holds a lot of interesting history in its relatively small area (looking at you, Los Angeles). With diverse people and colourful figures throughout, there's definitely something you can learn about the rich history of this intriguing city. Although the city is once again up-and-coming as a hip destination since the 1970s and especially the 1990s, its most glorious days are still long ago in the past before the Second World War, and you can bet that you can learn about that. Apparently 70% of guests are San Francisco (never Frisco) locals, and I guess that tells you all you need to know about how much you can learn on the tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TerriM0212 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Jose, California16 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the waterfront tour yesterday, and It was great! The Emperor really does very informative and fun tours. This was our second tour with him. Two years ago we went on the tour that starts at Union Square, that one was my favorite. We all learned so much about San Francisco! We’re going to book a Food Safari tour in the near future, I’m sure it will be another good time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Garrett C wrote a review Jan 2020
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My wife and I really enjoyed our hike with our guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history and neighborhood and very engaging. We highly recommend following the Emperor!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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reginal_losangeles wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California21 contributions24 helpful votes
I was in San Francisco for 4 days, and I went on several walking tours with Free Tours by Foot, Wild SF, and San Francisco City Guides. While I enjoyed all of the tours, the best overall tour was with Emperor Norton. He does a great job of comparing the old and new in San Francisco, giving a great overview of the city, and doing so with enthusiasm and flair. I bought a Groupon for my friend and me, so it was an especially good deal. If you like walking tours with some fun and theatricality, you won't be disappointed in Emperor Norton. I would take the tour again in a few years. Go!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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