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Discover Walks - San Francisco Walking Tours

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Address: 2454 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2535
Phone Number: +1 415-494-9255
09:30 - 17:00
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Unique and fun tour!

We did the Barbary Coast and Chinatown tour over Labor Day weekend. The group was very large but our tour guide did a great job of talking to everyone and making the tour a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2013
Laura M
Dallas, Texas

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Today we were in Portsmouth Square at 9:20 am, to make sure we were on time for meeting the DiscoverWalks guide for the 9:45 Chinatown tour. We've done similor free (tip-based) tours before in various other cities, so we have quite some experience in how this works. We waited until 10:00 am, but absolutely noone even remotely looking like a... More 

3 Thank Marcel B
Hartford, Ar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

We decided to immerse ourselves in an area that we would normally just pass through. Our guide was Maddy, and she was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had to cut our tour short b/c we had to get to the pier for Alcatraz tour but we still enjoyed this. It is a free tour and the guides work for tips.

1 Thank Lynn M
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We did the Barbary Coast and Chinatown tour over Labor Day weekend. The group was very large but our tour guide did a great job of talking to everyone and making the tour a great experience. The tour guide and tour itself are definitely a different type of tour, but that is part of the fun of it, making the... More 

2 Thank Laura M
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We had a great time with Discover Walks during the Chinatown tour during our recent stay in San Francisco. I especially enjoyed the fact that we got to go inside so many local establishments, from traditional Chinese groceries to a fortune cookie factory. We walked over the local streets as well as the touristy ones and discovered details that I... More 

1 Thank annikalibby
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Madeline was our guide on both tours. She is highly engaging and knowledgeable. She showed us places on both tours that few tourists would ever get to see. I highly recommend Discover walking tours.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

We did both the North Beach and Fishermans Wharf Tour on one day, North Beach is the better one of the two I thought, since not such an over-touristed place of town. Our guide Maddie was great, explaining a lot in great detail (as I'm sure she did tons of times before) and answering all questions we had. If you... More 

1 Thank prime01234
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Several people gathered for the tour on Sunday morning and no tour guide showed up! Very disappointing to say the least.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

I went on the Chinatown as well as the North Beach tour with Madeline. She had great energy and both of her tours were informative, entertaining, and a great way to get to see and learn things you might not have on your own. This was just what I was looking for.

1 Thank ny807
San Juan, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

For those of us who want to get a feel for the place beyond just checklisting landmarks, this sort of tour is great. Many, many thanks to our energetic guide, Madeline, for her well-informed presentation and the way that in about hour and a half she got us to look into a slightly different angle on the neighborhoods and how... More 

1 Thank JRDelirious
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We have visited San Francisco many times but never did a walking tour. We visited sites we never would have seen on our own like the local fish and bird market and learned a lot of history and culture. Our guide, Madeline, was energetic and well informed. We also took her Barbary Coast tour which was equally as good.

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