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    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

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    From social activists to actresses to literary legends, San Francisco has been home to world-changing women. You'll walk in the footsteps of 10 ladies who left their legacy on the landscape, like Isadora Duncan, Maya Angelou, and Lillie Coit. Starting with the brave pioneer women who worked just as hard as the men, but in corsets, you'll meet the Madonna of the 1800's, learn the difference between SF's working girls and working women, and visit the street where three major divas' lives intersected. On this tour, you'll span both centuries and neighborhoods. Then, work your way through the theater district, Maiden Lane, Chinatown, and North Beach. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about San Francisco's amazing history and the tough, talented woman who made it that way.
    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Follow in the footsteps of 10 of San Francisco's most influential women on this entertaining walking tour
    • Discover the amazing histories of local and national legends, like Phyllis Diller, Lillie Coit, and Maya Angelou
    • Tour through four different neighborhoods and play fun games and answer trivia questions
    • An exciting, extensive lesson in San Francisco's past and present
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    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

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    Discover the complete history of this iconic neighborhood, from its relationship to the Barbary Coast to the birth of the Beatniks, all the way to its current position as a world-famous Little Italy. You'll visit famous sites like "perfect" Washington Square Park, The Condor, home of both topless and bottomless dancing, The Hippodrome, a dance hall from the Barbary Coast era, among many other interesting sites. You will be wowed by the architectural beauty of the only downtown district to survive the Fire of 1906. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about firemen fanatics, swindlers, drinkers, poets, gamblers, whiskey, and why it's called North Beach in the first place, since there isn't any beach.
    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the full history of North Beach on an entertaining walking tour
    • Learn the neighborhood's history, from the Barbary Coast era through the Beatniks, as you visit iconic dance halls, bars, and parks
    • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
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    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

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    In Roam Local's "Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach" walking-tour, you'll explore the hidden streets and sites of three of San Francisco's most famous and picturesque neighborhoods. Beginning and ending at the Friendship Gate of Chinatown, you'll travel through the colorful back alleys of the oldest and largest Chinatown in the world. Here you'll find the first Chinese temple ever built in the United States. From there, you'll ascend Russian Hill, famous for its writers' salons and eclectic vibe, and explore Barbary Lane, the hidden street that famously inspired Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novel series. Next up, you'll descend into North Beach, epicenter of the Beat Generation, the Bohemian artists and nonconformists behind the great San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s. If you're looking for an insider's view of SF, this is a tour you'll not want to miss!
    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a four mile walking tour through Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach
    • Discover colorful hidden spots within the largest Chinatown in the world and the trendy epicenter of the Beat Generation
    • Obtain insights into the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Stretch your legs while immersing yourself in a true cultural experience
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    Drag Me Along Tour

    Leave it to San Francisco to create a tour as whimsical, rich, and amusing as the city itself. In this unique 2.5-hour walking tour that covers 2 miles, the storied historical figure Countess Lola Montez comes to life through the power of drag and escorts you along the streets of SF, sharing stories that meld the past and present. As you learn all about Lola's life, you'll discover the highs and lows she faced as well as unique facts about the city itself. From rags to riches and laughter to tears, there are countless tales to be told from Lola's perspective.
    Drag Me Along Tour

    733 Kearny St, San Francisco

    • Tour San Francisco with a one-of-a-kind, historically-minded tour guide by your side
    • Learn all about Countess Lola Montez as you learn the connection between past and present in San Francisco
    • Discover the humor, sadness, and beauty of the City by the Bay
    • See a combination of drag and history like no other
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    San Francisco City Tour (Afternoon)

    You've finally made it to the Golden Gate City -- one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. The adventure begins NOW... but where to start?! Why not let A Taste of San Francisco & Beyond take the reigns, ensuring you have a fabulous and unforgettable stay? With this boutique tour company, you'll get a personalized experience and be able to make more stops than if you were to tour on a large, impersonal bus. You'll be picked up at your hotel in the morning and travel in a comfortable, luxury vehicle for four-hours worth of premium exploration! You'll be accompanied by a small group of your friends and family, perhaps a few friendly strangers (not the bad kind), and, of course, your entertaining tour guide! You'll learn about the history of the City by the Bay, travel through various diverse neighborhoods, and witness quintessential SF sights such as the Union Square, North Beach, Chinatown, Pier 39, and much more! Hurry up! The Golden Gate Bridge awaits!
    San Francisco City Tour (Afternoon)

    435 23rd St, San Francisco

    • Explore the beautiful city of San Francisco on a four-hour, comprehensive tour from the comfort of your luxury vehicle
    • Allow your knowledgeable, friendly tour guide to show you and your group the best of the city
    • Learn about the fascinating history of the City by the Bay on a personalized adventure
    • Visit iconic locations like the North Beach, Golden Gate Bridge, and much more!
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    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Got a serious taste for culture? And food? Satisfy your sophisticated sensibilities during this 3-hour walking tour of NoPa/Alamo Square! This eclectic neighborhood is home to some of the best food in the city, and you'll find that out firsthand with seven different delicious stops. While destinations can change, the itinerary usually includes a sustainable fish taco with chile sauce and oranges, tamale hand pies with organic yellow corn crust, gourmet focaccia and california cheese, fresh baked whole wheat bread, salted caramel ice cream, an oatmeal raisin cookie (one of the city's best!), and a wine and cheese pairing. As you walk, your guide will also point out trendy galleries, boutique shops, and wine bars that are helping Nopa earn a name as a destination neighborhood. Better bring an appetite!
    Nopa-Alamo Square Gourmet Food Tour

    Panhandle near President McKinley statue, San Francisco

    • Get to know the Nopa-Alamo Square food scene during a 3-hour walking tour
    • Enjoy a range of tastings as you visit seven different eateries
    • Try fish tacos, fresh-made bread, tamale pies, ice cream, wine, and gourmet cheeses
    • Enjoy entertaining commentary on the neighborhood's history and culture
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    Scenic Running Tour Golden Gate Promenade

    Want to see San Francisco, but short on time? Then you might enjoy this running tour of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding areas! You'll embark on a light run that includes a guided introduction to some of the city's most popular landmarks. It all starts at Golden Gate Park and the DeYoung Museum, before transitioning into the urban landscape of the Richmond District. You'll also explore the centuries old architecture of the Presidio, which served as an army base for three different nations, and is home to a lush, man-made forest, and several stunning outlooks. Finally, you'll loop back around to Golden Gate Park, taking in the Conservatory of Flowers, and ending at DeYoung Museum's popular art piece, "the fault line." Finally, a tour at that goes at your pace.
    Scenic Running Tour Golden Gate Promenade

    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

    • Enjoy some light exercise while exploring San Francisco during a one-of-a-kind running tour
    • Check out some of the city's most popular landmarks at Golden Gate Park and the Presidio
    • Learn about SF's culture and history while following along with a knowledgeable tour guide
    • Savor a calorie burn while getting to know one of the nation's most visually appealing cities
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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on this fascinating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage and culture of this storied neighborhood as your insider guide takes you to popular and off-the-beaten path locations, including an authentic Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an unassuming 2-block-long alley full of interesting history. Stroll by the street food markets, sample fortune cookies at the factory where they're made, and upgrade to include a 10-course dim sum lunch. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for this slice of the city!

    Meet at Old St Mary's Cathedral to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most popular sights and hidden locales. Your guide will teach you all about the history and culture of Chinatown, explaining how the remarkable authenticity of ancient Chinese culture has been preserved and celebrated in its road to becoming a must-visit San Francisco attraction.

    As you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights, have your camera out as you admire eye-popping Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Pass pagoda-style buildings and hear about their significance, and step inside an herbal pharmacy to learn about the uses of ginseng root for longevity, pearl pills for beautiful skin and gecko lizards for energy.

    Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the Bay Area. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture as you visit an authentic Buddhist temple, where you'll see dazzling altars adorned with red lanterns, gold antiques and incense-filled bronze urns. You'll also see a Chinese language school to find out how local Chinese families keep alive language and cultural traditions for their children.

    At your next stop, Waverly Place, your guide will give you the inside scoop on Chinatown's most interesting alley full of temples, private clubs and secret societies. This 2-block-long street may seem unassuming at first glance, but you may be surprised at what you learn.

    If the intoxicating sights, sounds and smells aren't enough, get ready for a great taste of Chinatown. Visit a fortune cookie factory to sample these 'wise' cookies and watch how they're made. Upgrade to include a hosted 10-course dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants!

    Ending back near your original starting point, you'll leave with a list of recommended stores and restaurants in Chinatown, so you can continue exploring Chinatown like a real insider.

    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on a walking tour led by an insider guide
    • Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage of this storied neighborhood
    • Explore both popular and off-the-beaten path locations as you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights
    • Visit a Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an alley full of interesting history
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    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    Murder, mayhem, and mobsters -- interesting enough for you? On this Escape the Rock tour, you'll embark on a sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and straight to Alcatraz! As the cruise ship circles around the island, you'll see every angle of this mysterious site. Hear the chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals, as well as their descriptions of brutality on the island. Plus, this special cruise is "fully-loaded" with sound effects and stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson!
    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cruise that circles around the mysterious Alcatraz Island
    • See every angle of this island, from the old lighthouse and the water tower to the cell block
    • Hear chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals
    • Learn about the stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson's time in this feared max-security prison
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    Napa River History Kayak Tour

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    Wake up and smell the grapes...and more! On this tour, you'll paddle through both the calm waters and the rich history of the Napa River. You'll be accompanied by an experienced and friendly guide, a Napa native who is passionate about the river and, of course, the history of Napa Valley. You'll also take in stunning views of Napa's countryside, with a variety of lush plants and exciting wildlife, as well as looks at some of the historic sites from the stories told by your guide, including buildings damaged by the Napa earthquake. This is one tour you absolutely don't want to miss-- so sign up today, and take a plunge into Napa's history!
    Napa River History Kayak Tour

    580 Main St, Napa

    • Paddle your way through the rich history of Napa on an all-levels-welcome kayak tour
    • Enjoy an intimate view of the little known and rich history of the Napa Valley, led by a Napa native who is passionate about the river
    • Learn about the Napa Valley wine culture, look out for local wildlife, and visit some important local historical sites
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