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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

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Dive deep into one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods on this Chinatown walking tour. From paper lanterns to medicinal herbs to a fortune cookie factory, explore both popular and lesser-known gems in this bustling district with an in-the-know guide. See sights including a Buddhist temple, and upgrade, if you wish, to include a 9-course lunch of dim sum for an even more memorable experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

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Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district's hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories shared by your guide make the history of San Diego come to life on this 2.5-hour tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

San Francisco Love Tour

San Francisco Love Tour

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Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus and get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. Starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf, this 2-hour sightseeing tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide

San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Explore the LGBT history of the Castro on foot during this walking tour. Follow your informative local guide through the famous neighborhood while learning about the local landmarks and historical sites. Be inspired by the rich, diverse history of this iconic district and its continuing role as an epicenter of LGBT activism and events.
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  • 2 hours
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$30.96
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$30.96

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica to the glitz of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Venice Beach to the Sunset Strip to Griffith Park and more—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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$94.00

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

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See the sights of Hollywood on this tour by open-top Mercedes minibus, which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views as you go. Traveling with an on-board guide, you'll pass by attractions such as the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and movie studios. Plus, get a look at some of the mansions where past and present stars have lived.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.60
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$73.60

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery
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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery

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Brave San Francisco’s dark and ghostly past on a real ghost hunt down historic alleys. You’ll use modern ghost hunting gear, including your own EMF detector during the tour. After meeting near the Transamerica Pyramid, your ghost hunter guide escorts you down haunted alleys, through mysterious neighborhoods, and around historic street corners. Stand atop old Gold Rush cemeteries, learn of paranormal activity following mysterious deaths, visit the site of infamous brothels, hear about Gold Rush–era hauntings, and how Chinatown’s gang wars changed the city. But it's not “just a ghost tour” -- this tour includes tales of unexplained deaths, scandalous murders, the old red light district and more... Children are welcome at your discretion — the tour does include some talk of violence and the macabre, but is generally considered family-friendly. This tour can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, but there will be two moderate hills -- please inquire if you have concerns.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Chinatown and North Beach Walking Tour

Chinatown and North Beach Walking Tour

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Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods on this food and walking tour. Discover the spots only locals know for dim sum, coffee, and other treats while you learn about the history and culture of these diverse districts from your knowledgeable guide. Samples make up enough for a meal so come hungry!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.60
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San Diego Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

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Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.90
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$110.90

San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

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With its iconic hills, architecture, bridge and bay, it’s no wonder so many movies have been filmed in San Francisco. See filming locations from more than 55 productions—from blockbusters like ‘San Andreas’ to family favorites like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’—on this movie sites tour from Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch clips on the tour bus as you pass by the real locations with an informative actor-turned-guide who shares stories about the city and cinema history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride

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Zoom around the waters of San Diego Bay on a jet boat ride that provides speed, splashes, and spins. As you race through the scenic waterway, your captain points out landmarks including the USS Midway, Coronado Island, Seaport Village, the Embarcadero, and the city skyline. Hang on as your captain takes your boat into power slides, 360-degree spins and other thrilling maneuvers—a high-octane twist on sightseeing in San Diego.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your silver, gold, or platinum day pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00
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$46.00

Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

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Experience the distinctive architecture, history and culture of San Francisco’s Chinatown with a 3-hour guided walking tour through this thriving, colorful community. Explore Chinatown alongside a knowledgeable guide, visit an exclusive teashop that specializes in fine Chinese teas and browse traditional remedies at a Chinese herbal shop. Learn how the neighborhood was founded and built then get a glimpse inside the area’s elaborate Taoist and Buddhist temples. Stay after the tour for an optional meal, and enjoy a sumptuous dim sum tasting menu followed by an entrĂ©e, side dish and dessert.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.67
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$39.67

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.50
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History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill

History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill

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Uncover the scandalous, high-society history of San Francisco's most illustrious hill on a walking tour of Nob Hill. Hear the stories behind the grand hotels and stately mansions built by the city's powerful 19th-century business tycoons and politicians, and learn how the advent of the cable car and the disastrous 1906 earthquake shaped one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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History and Architecture Walking Tour of San Francisco Financial District

History and Architecture Walking Tour of San Francisco Financial District

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Harken back to San Francisco’s days as a Gold Rush boomtown on a 2-hour walking tour of the Financial District, once known as the rowdy Barbary Coast of California. Hear tales of buried ships, fortune hunters, and Wild West saloons as you explore the city’s former waterfront, and learn how it transformed into the business hub of modern-day San Francisco.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in California

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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
"Excellent guide! Fun, funny & full of knowledge, having grown up in Chinatown. And lovely lunch! We highly recommend this tour."..."
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past
"I loved Stefan’s local knowledge and honest opinion of the Gaslamp District. He was very hands on with the vendors and made everything so easy for us."..."
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San Francisco Love Tour
"So fun! Our tour guide, Allan, was very informative, interesting and amusing! We had a blast traveling through the city in his wild love van listening to an awesome carefully planned song list which corresponds perfectly with each area we traveled through!"..."
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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide
"Kathy was a great guide! Fun to see the neighborhood and learn its history from someone who lives in and loves it."..."
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
"Joe was the best tour guide and Jack was an amazing driver. Learned so much from Joe and we hit all the good spots along the way. Great views and Jack drove like a pro! Highly suggest getting in their bus."..."
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
"It was a VERY long day, but was worth it. I wish we had more time to spend at each location
.could easily split the tour and make it a 2-day tour. Tour guide was VERY knowledgeable and personable."..."
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Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus
"Tommy was super awesome and fun! I really enjoyed the tour. He gave very good information and kept us laughing."..."
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
"We go to SF frequently but have never spent any time in North Beach. The food was fantastic, the church beautiful and a great guide!"..."
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
"Thanks for the great tour Armando! You really know a lot about the city and took us to places that would be difficult to reach otherwise."..."
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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery
"We had a great time on your tour guide Jade was great! So fun to walk around the city, hear about the history walk with your ghost detectors and see fun things!"..."
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Chinatown and North Beach Walking Tour
"Excellent food and historical experience. Our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable and entertaining!"..."
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
"The narrator was excellent; he was very good at telling us what we were viewing. Trip was on-time and handled well; facilities and staff were very good!"..."
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
"Amazing food, amazing wait staff, amazing view of the city, perfect length of time, great experience overall"..."
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
"Bryan's tour is full of great info, fun and travel all over with movie insights & stories. Best ever! Thanks!"..."
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
"I was so surprised by the level of service and hospitality of the crew on this ship! Each member was so kind and attentive to everyone while they were also working and navigating this beautiful ship to the first gray whale sighting of the season. They really went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and make it a memorable experience."..."
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San Diego Bay Jet Boat Ride
"I loved the speed and hook slide turns and stops! Sit up front to get the best experience with the turns and bouncing."..."
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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
"Wow great tour! Wished we had longer in San Diego to enjoy this more. Learned interesting facts and was fun! Driver Mark was awesome."..."
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Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon
"WOW! This was a very informative, interesting and historical tour. We loved it, we loved the food, we especially loved our guide Gimmy! She was amazing, knowledgeable and adorable! I would highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
"Buses were on time. Audio was very clear and insightful commentary on SanFrancisco sites. I would highly recommend this tour."..."
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History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
"Valerie was great!! Best guide with a plethora of information. We really feel like we have a strong grasp on the history of San Francisco."..."
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
"Brian was very knowledgeable and kind. Great tour. We enjoyed very much . Nice experience. We will recommend it."..."
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History and Architecture Walking Tour of San Francisco Financial District
"Great tour! Really enjoyed it. I learned so much about the history of San Francisco. I would definitely recommend this tour!"..."
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
"We had a great time. Our tour guide Antonio was friendly and very knowledgeable. The places we visited were lovely. Thank you!!"..."
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
"Kimmy was a fantastic tour guide - super funny & had so much knowledge about all the sites we went to. Also the trip timing is great - plenty of time to walk a loop of muir woods, have lunch in the town square, and three pretty unique/different wineries."..."

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