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    Lousy Yerba Buena Tour

    The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture in a fun and humorous way. Nothing is taken too seriously and SK, your hilarious guide, often makes guests his playful victims. Yerba Buena (Good Herb) was the aptly prophetic name for the original village that became San Francisco. This tour will start with a quick history recap in Portsmouth Square, where you'll travel back in time through the Gold Rush era, visiting sites like Empire Park, the Wells Fargo History Museum, and a graveyard of sunken ships. See remnants of the Barbary Coast like the Old Ship Saloon and Jackson Square, as well as the few historic buildings, like those at Hotaling Place that remained standing after the 1906 Earthquake and fire. You'll even visit sites for recent history like the Trans America Pyramid and Sidney G. Walton Park. Bring your sense of humor, this tour is a unique and bitingly sassy take on SF history you don't want to miss out on!
    Lousy Yerba Buena Tour

    Portsmouth Square, San Francisco

    • Experience a unique and humorous twist on your typical historical walking tour
    • See the only historic buildings of the Barbary Coast that survived the 1906 Earthquake and fire
    • Enjoy points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture like never before
    • Become a playful victim of your guide, SK Morton, as he plays pranks on you and other guests
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    Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

    Definitely one for the food lovers, the Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour is a glimpse into the blend of culture and cuisine of San Francisco. Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach, San Francisco's own Little Italy.

    North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug! And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home.

    Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

    Washington Square Park, San Francisco

    • Explore two of San Francisco's food and nightlife hubs on a walking tour through Little Italy and North Beach
    • Awaken your senses to new flavors, ancient cultures, and diverse lifestyles
    • Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach while taking in the aroma of fresh bread and coffee
    • Discover quaint shops selling crafts and ceramics from around the world
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    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour. The San Francisco City Tour begins with a drive along the famous waterfront for views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Photo stops are made at the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks (weather permitting).

    Some of the attractions you will see on this San Francisco City Tour include:
    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Victorian homes
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park
    • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
    Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

    The schedule for the day depends on the availability for Alcatraz.
    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Explore the rich history and beautiful sites of San Francisco
    • Take an audio walking tour of Alcatraz Island's infamous cell blocks
    • Learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz and hear chilling accounts of life on the island
    • Travel to and from central San Francisco hotels and airport hotels by air conditioned coach bus
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    Nob Hill Walking Tour: Scandal & Infamy

    Watch the passionate and lively history of San Francisco come to life before your eyes on this guided walking tour of Nob Hill! Learn the colorful tales of one of San Francisco's most prominent neighborhoods, including the scandals of the infamous Bonanza Kings and Railroad Barons. Visit a bygone era of exposed adultery, divorce, bodyguards, jewelry collections, inheritance trials, and even murder! See fascinating locations like Grace Cathedral, Top of the Mark, the Famous fountain at Huntington park, as well as the Venetian ballroom where Tony Bennett sang "I left my heart in San Francisco." And that's not all! You'll also capture sights of famous movie scenes from Vertigo, Bullitt, Tales of San Francisco, The Five Year Engagement, Dirty Harry, and The Rock. Discover the wonderful stories and places that make San Francisco such a beautiful place to live!
    Nob Hill Walking Tour: Scandal & Infamy

    950 Mason St, San Francisco

    • Embrace the tainted history of Nob Hill on a walking tour
    • Learn the tales of one of SF's most prominent neighborhoods
    • Uncover a by-gone era of adultery, jewelry collections, inheritance trials, and murder
    • Visit Grace Cathedral and the Venetian ballroom
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    Chinatown Walking Tour with Luncheon

    Explore the beauty and rich culture of Chinatown on this one-of-a-kind walking tour. You'll be transported to another world as you gaze at unique architecture in the pagoda style, learn the art of the fortune cookie, tour the mesmerizing alley of Waverly Place, and explore the Chinese language. Experience the power of ancient herbs as you tour a Chinese herbal pharmacy where you'll learn about the traditions and practices of herbal medicine. You'll also partake in an authentic Dim Sum luncheon at a Chinatown favorite. Whether you're just a weekend visitor or a born and bred San Franciscan, this tour will open your eyes to another magnificent side of the city.
    Chinatown Walking Tour with Luncheon

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Discover the rich history and culture that thrives in Chinatown
    • Explore unique architecture, businesses, schools, and cultural sites
    • Enjoy an authentic Dim Sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants
    • Experience the wonders of a city within a city
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    Historical Walking Tour of The Castro

    On this guided walking tour through San Francisco's vibrant Castro district you'll visit the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco's premier movie houses, which gave the neighborhood its name.

    Harvey Milk, San Francisco's icon and civil rights leader, was a profound contributor to the history of the Castro. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Harvey Milk's residence, his photo shop and campaign headquarters.

    Other Castro landmarks you will see on this historical walking tour include the Pink Triangle Memorial Park (a triangular free-standing memorial to thousands of gay men persecuted in Nazi camps of World War II), and the legendary Twin Peaks Tavern (First gay bar in America to have glass windows). All tours are incredibly informative and empowering.
    Historical Walking Tour of The Castro

    Eureka Valley, San Francisco

    • Step out on a historical walking tour of San Francisco's renowned gay neighborhood, the Castro
    • Learn about the history of the Castro and see sites like the Pink Triangle Memorial Park and Twin Peaks Tavern
    • Visit the historical landmarks that remain a symbol and source of LGBT activism and events
    • Explore the rich and diverse history of San Francisco from a different perspective
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    Lousy Downtown Tour

    Sure, there's a bunch of walking tours that you can take from Lotta's Fountain to Maiden Lane to Union Square. But how many tour guides try to trip you along the way? SK will -- SK Morton, your hilarious tour guide that is -- and he's got a pretty good record of acquittal. The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture in a fun and humorous way. Nothing is taken too seriously and SK often makes guests his playful victims. Once you settle into your recommended Stockholm Syndrome you may just get to see the city skyline from a rooftop garden on Market Street, tour the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed building in San Francisco, examine, up close and personal, a monumental work by famed artist Ruth Asawa, and pass through the gates of Chinatown on your way to Old St. Mary's park and church. And if you're good, maybe have a bite and a pint at the Irish Bank...maybe.
    Lousy Downtown Tour

    350 Townsend #290, San Francisco

    • Experience a unique and humorous twist on your typical historical walking tour
    • See the famous San Francisco Skyline from a rooftop garden and walk through the iconic Chinatown
    • Enjoy points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture like never before
    • Become a playful victim of your guide, as he plays pranks on you and other guests
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    Financial District Walking Tour

    Watch the passionate and lively history of San Francisco come to life before your eyes on this guided walking tour of the Financial District! Learn colorful tales of San Francisco's economic center, including the story of a banker who moved gold coins from the U.S. treasury at midnight, the mysterious drowning of hotel entrepreneur, Billy Ralston, and a grand public funeral held for the neighborhood's lovable stray dogs. Then, visit Julia Morgan's private ballroom and discover the architectural brilliance of Willis Polk. See the magnificent Garden Court in the Palace Hotel (where the movie The Game was filmed with Michael Douglas), as you visit the places and hear the stories that make San Francisco such a beautiful place to live!
    Financial District Walking Tour

    555 California St, San Francisco

    • Watch the lively history of the Financial District come to life on this guided walking tour
    • Learn colorful tales of San Francisco's economic center from your expert local guide
    • Visit Julia Morgan's private ballroom and discover the architectural brilliance of Willis Polk
    • See the Garden Court in the Palace Hotel, where the movie The Game was filmed
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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Explore the beauty and rich culture of Chinatown on this one-of-a-kind walking tour. You'll be transported to another world as you gaze at unique architecture in the pagoda style, learn the art of the fortune cookie, tour the mesmerizing alley of Waverly Place, and explore the Chinese language. Experience the power of ancient herbs as you tour a Chinese herbal pharmacy where you'll learn about the traditions and practices of herbal medicine. You'll also make your way through an authentic Buddhist Temple where you'll view stunning gold antiques and incredibly adorned altars. Whether you're just a weekend visitor or a born and bred San Franciscan, this tour will open your eyes to another fascinating side of the city.
    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Discover the rich history and culture thriving in Chinatown
    • Explore unique architecture, businesses, schools, and cultural sites
    • Learn how ancient Chinese culture is preserved in the middle of a modern city
    • Experience the wonders of a city within a city
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    Chinatown Tour

    To most, Chinatown is a bustling San Francisco tourist hub, full of good food, cheap crafts, and lots of people. On this guided walking tour, you'll be exposed to its much, much darker side. From your expert local guide, hear chilling tales of Chinatown's sinister past, including the stories behind the recent raids on the most powerful Tong in San Francisco. From sex slavery in Bartlett Alley through Tong wars on Waverly Street, from the hidden gambling dens through the opium dens, to the most famous crimes in Chinatown history, no stone will be left unturned on this tour!
    Chinatown Tour

    672 Jackson St, San Francisco

    • Experience a much darker side of Chinatown than you'd expect on this guided walking tour
    • Travel through Chinatown's historic streets as you uncover their mysteries
    • Hear stories behind the recent raids on the most powerful Tong in San Francisco from your expert local guide
    • Learn about everything from sex slavery in Bartlett Alley to hidden gambling and opium dens
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