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The Real S.F. Tour

50 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4804
+1 888-973-8687
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Exactly what we wanted in a tour of S.F.

As native Californians, we were mixed on booking a tour, but in the end felt San Fran had such a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Anniversary trip

We took this tour on Saturday June 17th our 34th wedding anniversary. Kevin our tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Real SF Tour offers 4 incredible tours merging sightseeing and trekking with public transit for the most authentic visitor experience in San Francisco. Part urban adventure, part urban trek, and totally green, The Real SF Tours take you where no other tours can go. You’ll visit enchanted gardens, secret stairways, glorious rooftop views, and some of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods. You’ll be avoiding large crowds of tourists while experiencing the real culture of San Francisco and learning about its rich and storied history. You’ll traverse the city on Cable Cars, Light Rail, and City Buses. You must be able to walk 4 separate uphill 1.5 block sections, there are a total of 6 uphill flights of stairs, and 15 downhill flights of stairs, spread throughout the day. The day encompasses over 5 miles of walking including short uphill sections and hidden stairways that most people find extremely enjoyable. If you do not walk regularly this tour may be more challenging than enjoyable. If you have any difficulty going up and downstairs we do not recommend this tour. Please only wear comfortable closed toe walking shoes. Tours run daily departing from the California St Cable Car turnaround.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
50 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111-4804
Financial District
+1 888-973-8687

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As native Californians, we were mixed on booking a tour, but in the end felt San Fran had such a rich and diverse history and culture we wanted to really get into it! not as tourists but as locals. That is where Chris comes in...More

Thank travelingfam2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this tour on Saturday June 17th our 34th wedding anniversary. Kevin our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our tour! A unique guided tour of San Francisco!

1  Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Christopher Courtney and his assistant Kevin were very informative and responded to questions from everyone. We had about 10 in our tour and this was just right. If our plans were not going to meet up with the transport, they always had an...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is without doubt the best city tour i have ever been on. Chris is Mr San Francisco! As long as you can handle the walking and long day you will get to see all the city you need to and hear the most interesting...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined Chris and a few others for a fantastic day. By the end of the tour we did feel that I knew so much more about SF than we would ever have found out on our own. Do not visit SF without making this your...More

Thank x-opal-x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went on the Metro Tour with Chris and Kevin. Excellent tour with two native San Franciscans who live their city. By trolley, bus, metro and foot we toured nooks and crannies we would have missed on our own but now want to revisit....More

Thank Sonya P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour gave us a wonderful understanding of most of the key SF neighbourhoods and how to get there while filling our hearts and minds with the history and feeling of SF. Take this tour on your first day in town!!! We were super lucky...More

1  Thank Chewie39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I love to get a good overview of cities we have never visited by doing a tour and thought The Real SF Tour sounded like a great way to see the city by using its public transportation systems. Chris did a great...More

1  Thank eljewell
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

In this Tour you see and learn a lot about San Fransisco, its different Districts and ist History. You will See a lot of places which are Really Not touristic but bautifull! And you will hear a lot of Funny, usefull or interesting Storys. It...More

1  Thank Alena H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome, real, down-to-earth tour of San Francisco with Chris today! He's a native of San Francisco, who loves SFO, and he shares interesting information about the history of different regions of the city. We wanted to explore the REAL "San Francisco" through...More

1  Thank Spinner22
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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where does it meet, where does it end and how long is it? what about inclement weather?
28 November 2016|
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Response from ccour10481 | Property representative |
Hi MM, Sorry I didn't see this sooner. All of that info is on our website. Please check the site carefully. The Real SF Tour does involve lots of walking. We like to be sure that everybody knows what they are getting into... More
We would like to take this interesting "The Real SF Tour" after we get off the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship on Oct. 6, 2016. The ship will arrive SF 8:00 am and leave next day. Can anyone help us as to (1) do we have enough time to get to the meeting place (the intersection of Market and Drumm Streets) by 9:20 am from the cruise terminal? (2) by what transport mode: transit, street car or bus? (3) How much would it cost if by taxi? Thank you very much.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Joie R | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes you would have enough time to get there by the meeting time. I'll be honest, I used Uber the entire time in SF and it was always fairly inexpensive..at least way less expensive than using a taxi. If you're... More
If I am not staying in the city, where would I park to get to the beginning of the tour. I see that parking is difficult and not suggested.
5 July 2016|
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Response from ccour10481 | Property representative |
star storm, I agree with Sammie. Parking is not just difficult but also costly, except on Saturday. There is info about the lot at 250 Clay on our website. Also in general we usually do not end the tour where it begins, so... More