Date(s) - 03/21/2024
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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On this tour you’ll visit some of the most iconic places in San Francisco – the Painted Ladies, Lombard Street, North Beach (Little Italy) and Chinatown – as we take you on a short, but deep, dive into this amazing city. See famous places and historic neighborhoods at street-level, the best way to do it, as we walk through, and take buses around, SF.

The Icons of SF tour starts at Alamo Square, where we’ll introduce you to the Painted Ladies, beautiful Victorian houses perfectly framed against the San Francisco skyline. After that we walk through the fun Fillmore District before catching a bus to Russian Hill and the next icon, Lombard Street (passing the house used in the movie Mrs Doubtfire). On our tour you’ll walk down the ‘crookedest street in the world’ – the best way of avoiding traffic on the surrounding roads AND getting the best photos.

From there we stroll into the heart of North Beach, one of San Francisco’s most historic, picturesque and fascinating neighborhoods. We can even stop for refreshments in one of the great cafes or bars there, if needed. From there it’s just a short walk to the final icon. SF’s Chinatown is the oldest in the U.S., and its design has been copied by other Chinatowns all over the world. During the nineteenth century if was full of opium dens and parlor houses, but now it’s the perfect place to end your Icons of SF tour, because it has some of the best restaurants in the city. Your guide can make recommendations for dinner or drinks after the tour.

Our tours can sell out. If you can’t make a booking email [email protected], telling us when you want to go and how many guests are in your party. If we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.


*Cost: $50 pp.

*Walking Distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 3.30 pm, Alamo Square, near Painted Ladies (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 6 pm, Chinatown.

*Travel by San Francisco transit is included in ticket price.

*Have dinner or drinks after the tour in either North Beach or Chinatown (guide can make recommendations – and you can see for yourself).

*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.


This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.

This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace, climbing several hills and sets of steps. It’s not suitable for people with mobility issues.

This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.

We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions. Be sure to wear layered clothing, we can get four seasons in a day.

Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.

Contactless payment for gratuities available, please allow 15-20%.

Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.

You must book in advance.


After making a booking you’ll receive an automatic confirmation email (separate from the receipt). If you don’t see the email in your inbox please check your junk mailbox.


Bookings are closed. Please email us at [email protected] to enquire if we can fit you onto the tour.