HIDDEN GEMS

TripAdvisor

This was a fascinating tour!! We had 3 more days in town, so we started with it in order to get the lay of the land. Our guide, Kevin, was so incredibly knowledgeable & was a perfect fit for what we wanted to accomplish. We traveled to & learned about places that we never would have thought of to check out. I can’t say enough about this great city & tour guide. It completely exceeded our expectations!!!

AWESOME TOUR!

Facebook

This tour was great! I wish we did it on our first day in SF instead of our last day, because our tour guide, Kevin, gave us so many suggestions for dinners & things to check out. I loved how we were able to take all the different forms of transit and see so many different things that you wouldn’t normally, if you were exploring on your own.

THE REAL DEAL

Yelp

Our tour with Kevin was GREAT! He is a fabulous tour guide & shared all sorts of fun facts & hidden SF favorites. He didn’t rush us, but made sure the tour ran smoothly. His personality was extremely engaging & made the group feel like old friends. The tour was strategically designed to cover maximum highlights & built in breaks when we took public transit. This tour could not be any better!

BEST TOUR OF OUR USA TRIP

TripAdvisor

Tour is amazing. Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous & fun. He knows the insider tricks to get the best out of SF – from hidden stairwells, to lost tunnels, to the best street art. Also free fortune cookies :-). 
We got to ride historic cable cars, MUNI & BART. 
We got amazing views of the bay, hills, Golden Gate Bridge & many must-see sights, from unique vantage points beyond the reach of a bus tour. 
This tour is really good value – all transport is included.

Castro to the Mission Tour

castro to the mission tour

PRICE

$40 / pp
Free / child (0-11 y.o.)

WALKING & METRO

2 miles
An easy walking distance

TIME

2.30pm – 5.30pm (3 hours)
See 2 historic SF neighborhoods

San Francisco is known world-wide for it's place in LGBTQ+ history and you'll learn all about how that happened on this tour, before we walk you over to the Mission District, which apart from being an important, historic neighborhood, has some of the best food you can find in S.F. You can combine this tour either with the Nob Hill to the Haight or the Golden Gate Park to the Haight tours by booking them for the same day.

Start your Castro to the Mission tour by learning how the LGBTQ+ movement caught fire during the 1960's and 70's in the historic Castro neighborhood. From there we'll take you through the side-streets (so you can view some of the best street murals around) to the nearby Mission District, which was the birthplace of San Francisco. It was here, in 1776, that colonists built a Mission to establish control of the area for the Spanish King. During the tour you'll also be able to enjoy some great local food, including San Francisco's very own Mission Style Burrito, artisanal cheese and lovely home-made chocolate.

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.

Logistics & Details

*Cost: $40 pp.

*Walking distance: 2 miles.

*Tour starts 2.30 pm daily, under the Pride Flag, above Castro Metro Station (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 5.30 pm, Clarion Alley and Valencia St.

*Children under 12 y.o. do not have to buy a ticket.

*5% of what you pay goes to Climate Cents, a California Climate Change non-profit organization.

*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (vegan, gluten-free etc).

You can book this as a private tour starting at just $240 for up to 10 guests

Private tours can be booked for any time between 9am-6pm

Disclaimers

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.

Food/drinks are not included.

This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.

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.

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

You must book in advance.

Itinerary

Subject to change at our discretion.