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Historic Walks of Santa Fe

Historic Plaza Galeria, E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM
+1 505-986-8388
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Great local history lesson

This was a great $15 spend. The tour isn't so much about walking as it is about standing and... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Rileycoyotes
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Surrey, BC
Great Introduction To Santa Fe

Our guide meet us at the St Francis Hotel and gave a brief summary of the tour. Arlene knew a vast... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
spike611
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  • Very good9%
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“walking tour” (10 reviews)
“two hours” (7 reviews)
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Historic Plaza Galeria, E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM
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+1 505-986-8388
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"informative tour"
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"two hours"
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"st francis hotel"
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"manhattan project"
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"interesting anecdotes"
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"plaza area"
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"your bearings"
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"local history"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"great tour"
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"great introduction"
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"stories"
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This was a great $15 spend. The tour isn't so much about walking as it is about standing and listening. But there is context to all of it, and it's a great lesson. Bob was a fountain of information as we shuffled along, 30 yards...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Our guide meet us at the St Francis Hotel and gave a brief summary of the tour. Arlene knew a vast amount of information about the Square and surrounding buildings. East Palace St with the Manhattan Project secret offices neatly hidden in a back room....More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first trip to Santa Fe, and I wanted to learn about the city before setting out on my own. Taking a walk with Historic Walks of Santa Fe was a great way to do that. Our guide, Arlene, was loaded with information...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We loved our tour with Ulrike, she made it interesting and the time went by fast. There were even a few kids in our group and she kept their attention. I liked how she showed us some typical native art, pointing out different styles and...More

Thank M H
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My wife and I loved our historic walking tour of Santa Fe. I am sad to say I can't remember our guide's name. It was an unusual name, but she had shoulder length blond hair. She was incredible. She was very passionate about Santa Fe,...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Arlene was a fountain of information about the historical events, timelines, architecture, legends and stories about Santa Fe. Having her as a guide helped give meaning to the beautiful Cathedral, Adobes and architecture, Loretta's Chapel, pueblo's art styles and sculptures and many other tidbits about...More

Thank chatterjee2017
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

My husband and I did the downtown walking tour on Oct 31st. Our guide, Arlene, was lovely and friendly and it was obvious that she knew what she was talking about. This was our first visit to Santa Fe and her explanations were so clear....More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I recently relocated to Santa Fe from Northern California. I love history and wanted to learn more about Santa Fe, so I decided to join one of the daily tours that leave from the main hotels downtown. The tour guide, Olricka, was FANTASTIC!!! She did...More

2  Thank MrsDThom
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Santa Fe is so rich in history and this tour makes it come alive! It started with pre-Columbus, touched on architecture, Native American Indians, religion, etc. My husband and I really enjoyed the tour, which was longer than expected. One woman on the tour lived...More

1  Thank BDD_11_12
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I take tours in every city I visit, and every museum I go to. This was one of the very top tours I have ever experienced. Our guide was Josh and he was fabulous. He was so well informed, and has written a book about...More

1  Thank aneczypor
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Rebecca A
25 November 2017|
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Response from aneczypor | Reviewed this property |
The tour is two hours. There is walking, but not tons. A lot of standing. I would not think the whole tour is over a mile.
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Mary Ann N
5 July 2016|
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Response from aneczypor | Reviewed this property |
It is not necessary to book ahead. But they pick people up at three hotels. I know the Hilton is one, but I can't remember the others. You just walk to the one closest to you.
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