San Francisco Walking Tours

Day Trips and Tour Reviews

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts by: Robert Van Harken

Sightseeing in San Francisco can be fun - but a lot of work. A wide variety of tour operators offer bus, motorcoach, and walking tours -- many of which include boating views of Alcatraz. Enjoy a day trip of sightseeing in San Francisco the easy way with our recommended tours.

San Francisco Sightseeing Tours - Combinations of guided shuttles, walking, and ferry tours of the Bay for around 5 hours typically costing around $60.

San Francisco Victorian Home Walk - Jay Gifford leads this historical look at a wide variety of Victorian homes, and explains their history in San Francisco. See the "Mrs. Doubtfire" home and the "Party of Five" home. (415) 252-9485 (Mention you saw it on sfTravel for premier service!) The tour leaves every day at 11am at Union Square from Powell and Post across from Saks Fifth Avenue. No tickets or reservations are required and the fee is $25 which includes round-trip transportation from Union Square to Pacific Heights. Total roundtrip tour time is 2.5 hours or you can remain at Union Street in Cow Hollow and return on your own.


San Francisco Hob Nob Tours - Tour fashionable Nob Hill while focusing on the history, architecture and scandals of the men and women who laid the foundation for our unique San Francisco society. Guests hear tales of adultery, assassination, jewel collections and body guards while seeing vistas, mansions, fountains, ballrooms, banks, churches, parks and historical buildings. Featured on the Travel Channel.(650) 814-6303

San Francisco Vampire Tour - If real life isn't scary enough, take the Vampire Tour, a gothic-themed walking tour of locations connected to vampire stories. Explore the Gothic side of Nob Hill with guide Mina Harker, Vampress as she takes you to Grace Cathedral, The Nob Hill Cafe, Huntington Park, The Pacific-Union Club, The Fairmont San Francisco, and The Mark Hopkins Hotel. The tour is held on Friday and Saturday nights, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The tour focuses on San Francisco history and humor with vampire legends mixed in-- nothing gory. Non-regularly scheduled tours can also be arranged. (650) 279-1840 Our evaluation: My friend and I had a great time with "Mina," who brings the living dead to life!

Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail - The official walking tour of San Francisco. Developed by Dan Bacon and sponsored by the San Francisco Historical Society, this is a 3.8 mile self-guided walk, using Dan's great guide book. 415-454-2355