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Discover Walks - San Francisco Walking Tours

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Address: 2454 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123 ‎
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+1 415-494-9255
09:30 - 17:00
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Castro with Cleve

The Detour App is offered in limited cities. I went on 2 walking tours in San Francisco. This was an informative and interesting tour which shared the history of Harvey Milk and... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
Robin G
Newbury Park, California

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Newbury Park, California
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Detour App is offered in limited cities. I went on 2 walking tours in San Francisco. This was an informative and interesting tour which shared the history of Harvey Milk and the gay history of SF. The GPS in the program slows down if you walk too slowly. The other tour was the Beat Generation. That didn't go as... More 

1 Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Took the WildSanFrancisco Walking Tour with J Jo on July 23,2015, thru Haight-Ashbury. A great way to see that part of the city, and be entertained with facts and songs of the 60's! Highly recommend it!

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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

There are many free walking tours of places in San Francisco. We took the one of the Fairmont Hotel. Our guide was a life-long resident of San Francisco and really knew her stuff. We were taken to all parts of the hotel and told all the history. Plenty of time for questions.

1 Thank Janhome7
San Francisco, California
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62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I suggest buying the book by Adah Bakalinsky then walking one of the 31 walks she has in her book first put out in 1967, It's a great way to see San Francisco and get away from the tourist spots.

2 Thank NextPlanetTravel
Sunshine Coast Qld
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Barbara, our volunteer tour guide, was just fantastic. She took us through Little Italy and China Town, provided delectable samples of the local food delicacies and generally entertained and informed us for 2+ hours. With 13 other guests, we enjoyed an intimate view of the history and attractions of this intriguing area of San Francisco. From the Beatnik areas of... More 

6 Thank Peter B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We had three tours, Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach (complete with food samples) and Nob Hill. What can I say, brilliant toursdone by passionate San Franciscans. Highly impressive.

3 Thank Chris B
Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Our tour guide was very informative and walked at a leisurely pace to ensure the group didn't tire. Very informative and shows a genuine interest in China Town's history.

3 Thank Kristina B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7/6/14 Cupcake Tour This was an excellent Tour! We walked around market street from shop to shop, tasting all sorts of cupcakes and our tour guide Michaelangelo was very knowledgeable, original and entertaining, while giving us background information about cupcakes and their history. He used different dialects and accents that fit regions the samples originated from. I highly recommend... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We did the chocolate walking tour. It was a nice tour but unfortunately there were people in our group who lagged around in the shops and made it a longer walk time then predicted. I don't suggest going on sundays because one of the shops planned is closed ( they did add another) and another seemed to have opened just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Discover Walks put on a customized tour for our Australian school students that told of gold rushes, lost fortunes, military ports and chocolate factories. Our guide, Madeline, kept forty, already footsore, teenagers engaged and asking her questions. She modified her spiel for the age of her audience, and entertained them for over 90 minutes. Great value for $90, as it... More 

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