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Cruisin' The Castro Walking Tours

Tours meet at the Rainbow Flag Pole Landmark, Located on the corner of Castro & Market Streets, San Francisco, CA 94114
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours is San Francisco's premier LGBT tour company walking with PRIDE since 1989! Voted a top city tour and awarded the "Hall of Fame", by TripAdvisor! This easy, fun and fascinating 2 hour tour is the MOST comprehensive Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, & Transgender cultural tour available and boasts 15 different historical sites enroute. Discover how San Francisco and the Castro neighborhood plays a crucial role in the past, present and future of LGBT civil rights in the United States. Tours are intimate, personalized and operated by a professional tour guide, local resident and LGBT community activist. No large hills to climb and public walkways are handicap accessible.
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Tours meet at the Rainbow Flag Pole Landmark, Located on the corner of Castro & Market Streets, San Francisco, CA 94114
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+1 415-550-8110

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my boyfriend had a great time together with a small group and with our guide Kathy when we cruised the Castro. We had done quite a bit of research ourselves on the Castro before the tour but Kathys close connection to the neighbourhood...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kathy is passionate and knowledgeable about the area and the history of SFO's Castro district. Her personal approach to all members on the tour meant we all warmed to each other and discussed current affairs in the context of the tour. Wonderful.

Thank Seán H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kathy's enthusiasm and passion for this area of town shines thru as she takes you around teaching and entertaining you with her knowledge and humor. We learned so much about the history and so many people that have fought so hard to be where we...More

Thank Wendieswhims
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A two hour walking tour that was over before we knew it! Kathy, our tour guide, hit on all the big spots in the Castro while teaching us LGBTQ history in the area. This is the perfect tour for you if you enjoy educational travel....More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kathy is an amazing guide and we learnt so much about the Castro and its history. Thoroughly recommend!

Thank LobbyLimb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kathy is one of the best tour guides I have encountered anywhere! She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very friendly without being intrusive. I have lived here 20+ years and went with this with some friends who are visiting - they loved it as well!

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the Castro tour today and what a fabulous experience! My preconceptions of the Castro as 'another gay ghetto' were totally shattered by our amazing tour guide, Kathy. If you have any interest in the history of this area then this is for you,...More

Thank mattwatson71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour on our first day in San Francisco and found it most enjoyable and moving. Kathy is a lovely guide and very welcoming. What she and Dorothy from Wok Wiz seem to have in common is such commitment to their community and...More

Thank BelleAustralia_59
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This was an excellent tour. Kathy was a fantastic guide and made us feel so welcome. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about LGBT culture and the Castro's history - Kathy is a wonderful ambassador for the area....More

Thank dan_chard91
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Signed up on a whim and it turned out to be one of the best parts of my SF trip. Kathy was amazing, funny, knowledgeable, and generous. Went by myself and ended up with a group of five celebrating the recent marriage of two members...More

Thank Ajdanhas
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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