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Victorian Home Walk

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Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
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San Fran Victorian homes walk

We highly recommend this walk! The right length to feel well satisfied. Marilyn Straka is a great... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2012
Jack P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Great Walking Tour

This was a wonderful tour and worth the cost. Our guide, Jay, was informed, interesting, patient... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2012
A F
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Sunnyvale, California
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Join us in exploring Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens. Learn the history of San Francisco through its architecture ! A great introduction into the local side of San Francisco. Established in 1996. EXCLUSIVE : Visit the inside of a period Queen Anne Victorian ! The walk is easy, the pace leisurely, and there are no hills to climb. Private tours available upon request.
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We highly recommend this walk! The right length to feel well satisfied. Marilyn Straka is a great guide - she knows the topic and the territory. We know San Francisco fairly well, but this provided new details on its homes and residential areas. Thanks, Marilyn!

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This was a wonderful tour and worth the cost. Our guide, Jay, was informed, interesting, patient, and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Yes, you could look this stuff up and walk around by yourself, but would you? Probably not. And the others...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We met Jay in Union Square promptly at 11:00am. His tour was informative and very interesting. It's easy to see why Jay loves what he does, as he shares his City and it's history. A great tour with a small group. Put it on your...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Jay was our guide and he was great. Loved the fact you just rolled up to meet him, at 11am top left hand cnr of Union Square. It was a spur of the moment thing for us to do. Easy walking, very informative, not just...More

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victorianwalk, Manager at Victorian Home Walk, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

toniwithani, Glad you both had a wonderful time on the tour. Thanks for pointing out that we talk about more things than just Victorians on the tour. Our guides loves the city itself and try to paint a picture of the history from the 1860's...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We loved this walking tour of the Victorian Homes in San Francisco. Seeing where Mrs. Doubtfire was filmed was very interesting. Jay had such great information. We are local people but thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful day in the city,More

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victorianwalk, Manager at Victorian Home Walk, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2012

Loalynne, So glad you had a great time on the tour! I keep hearing from locals and bay area natives that they are always surprised that the tour is fun for them as well, so thank you very much for joining us. I like walking...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Out of all the tours I did in San Francisco, this was my absolute favorite! The tour guide, Marilyn Straka, was wonderful! She taught us many things about victorian homes and her passion for the adorable houses was contagious. I would highly recommend this tour...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Today we toured with Isaac. Only four guests so we were very lucky. He is a young wise real estate agent who is very bubbly and informative with a nice sense of humour and charisma. The day was chilly and he maintained a great pace...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

This was a spur of the moment decision to do this tour before leaving San Francisco. It was well organized and informative with our tour guide Marilyn. Walking around the Pacific Heights area was not strenuous and the selection of houses were stunning to look...More

Thank Marg G
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Very simple easy booking just be there at Union Square. Jay was our guide he did a fantastic job very informative kept everyone together negotiating bus trip with ease. There was about 14 in group jay could always be heard and very good with questions.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

It was a beautiful day to be walking around the Victorian Homes in San Francisco. Jay brought alive the history of the past 100 years in all of its fascination. I would recommend this tour to all. MZ

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Jennifer H
April 6, 2017|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
Yes, children are allowed. I get many participants with small children. Effective January 2017 the tour operates three days a week (from five). Tour open Friday, Saturday and Monday. There are still some old brochures... More
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Brian P
April 18, 2016|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
No booking. Just show up at corner of Powell and Post of Union Square. I show up at 10:55 am with a yellow sign that says Victorian Home Walk. $25 cash fee collected at end of tour. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
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