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History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill - with unbiased reviews

History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill

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2 adults
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You'll start at
Hotel Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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    Hobnob Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    Of all the many hills San Francisco is famous for, few contain the special history and strange regard of the local population as the hill - Nob Hill at the top of downtown. Once home to governors, lumber barons, railroad tycoons and wealthy land speculators, the hill at the top of California street played an integral part in the special history of what makes San Francisco special, weird, and unique. Your walking history tour of this once uber-affluent neighborhood begins at front of the Fairmont Hotel with your choice of a morning or early afternoon departure. After meeting your guide and the rest of your small group, you will proceed down the street with an introduction of how this single hill become home to some of this city's most famous and wealthy families. Names like Huntington, Hopkins, and Stanford still ring out more than 100 years later as your guide fills you in on the details of the business, social and political rivalries that once dominated the landscape. You'll learn how the cable car changed the perception of where the rich wanted to build their mansions and how this new form of public transportation tied the city together in a whole new way. You'll hear tales of the great earthquake of 1906 and how the fires reshaped the neighborhood permanently while discovering new restaurants, bars, and places to explore on your own. Once your two hour tour is complete, you'll have the option of eating lunch at one of the famous eateries near the top of the hill at your own expense.
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You'll end at
Stanford Court San Francisco
905 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Stanford Court San Francisco, 905 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
  • Guided walking tour of Nob Hill
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Hobnob Tours
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Hobnob Tours
Mark R
Union Square and Chinatown
This was our second San Francisco walking tour with Valerie. We wanted to learn the history of Union Square and
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Amy S
Andrea was very informative and friendly as a tour guide. She was also helpful in suggesting other things to see
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Tim A
Awesome tour
Alerted was so full of information and history of the Nob Hill area. As it turned out I was the only one signed
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Union Square/Chinatown
Had a wonderful and enlightening tour with Rajni. She is very passionate about San Francisco and knows so much
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Sheri W
Rockford, Illinois
Nob Hill Walking Tour
We selected this tour on our “Sister’s Trip” to San Francisco because it fit best with our schedule, location, and
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Andrea W
Chicago, Illinois
Hobnobbing with Andrea
One of the best tours we’ve ever done. Our guide, Andrea, was knowledgeable and fun. The company also went out of
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Walking tour of Nob Hill
I had an excellent morning adventure with Andrea, highly recommend this tour. As a frequent traveler, I usually
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Monica M
Walking Tour, don't miss!
I had a great time today în my walking guided Tour of Union Square and Chinatown! It kind of made me feel like I
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Larry P
History of Nob Hill
Valerie is an amazing historian of San Francisco and the world in general. Couldn’t ask for a more interesting
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David Á
The tour was very complete and our guide was very attentive, and showed us not only the buildings but also
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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