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Duration: 3 hours
Package: Up to 8 people


Experience the allure of San Francisco's Old Waterfront and Telegraph Hill on a private walking tour, customized to your group's interests. Dive into local history, secret gardens, and iconic landmarks, all at your own pace.

🗺️ Customize your private tour to match your group's interests, ensuring a personalized and memorable adventure

🏙️ Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of San Francisco through visits to iconic landmarks like Coit Tower and Levi Plaza

🌿 Explore the picturesque Filbert Steps, discovering secret gardens and hidden treasures along the way

🍽️ Savor delectable treats and indulge in shopping at the lively Ferry Building Marketplace during your leisurely break


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Saturday-Monday 11:00am
Tuesday-Friday 10:00am & 2:00pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcome
  • Physical limitations: Participants must be able to walk 4 miles on the tour.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Tours are recommended for children 10 years and older, however younger children are allowed to join. A stroller is recommended for younger children given the distance walked on the tour. Children 3 years and older are required to have a ticket, and all children should be noted at the time of booking. 
  • Individuals with disabilities: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Service animals are allowed. 
  • Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • What’s included: Guided walking tour with a local historian. Snacks along the tour are not included, but are available for purchase.
  • Who will be present: This is a private tour for your group size. You will have a guide with you at all times.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket.
  • Photo/ video: Photos are encouraged!


How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: The experience will run rain or shine. If you have any concerns about the weather, please reach out to your tour guide directly. 
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 10 minutes in advance.
  • Parking: Street parking or a paid parking lot will be available near the meeting location.
  • Ending location: The tour is a loop and will end at the same location as the starting point.
  • What to wear: Good walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • What to bring: A water bottle and money to purchase local bites along the tour.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at some of the tour stops.


Full description

Unveil the captivating stories and hidden wonders of San Francisco's Old Waterfront and Telegraph Hill on an exclusive private walking tour. This personalized adventure allows you to tailor the experience to your group's interests and preferences, ensuring a truly unique exploration of the city's historic gems.

Beginning at the renowned Ferry Building Marketplace, your private tour embarks on a four-mile urban hike that seamlessly blends the old-world charm of the past with the vibrant energy of the present.

Strolling along the Old Waterfront, you'll journey through time with captivating images of Yerba Buena Cove during San Francisco's construction era. Explore the Embarcadero waterfront, now home to modern attractions like the Ferry Building, which serves as both the starting and ending point of your tour.

As your adventure continues, ascend Telegraph Hill via the enchanting Filbert Steps, leading to the iconic Coit Tower in Pioneer Park. Immerse yourself in local history while enjoying sweeping panoramic views of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the infamous Alcatraz Island. Beyond the tower, a hidden garden oasis awaits, offering additional stunning vistas of the city's enchanting skyline.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 24 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 24 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 3 hours
Package: Up to 8 people
Regular price $318
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Abigail N.

The Telegraph Hill and Old Waterfront tour was a captivating journey through the heart of San Francisco. From Levi Plaza's blue jean legacy to the bustling Embarcadero waterfront, every step was filled with history. The climb up Telegraph Hill via the Filbert Steps and the panoramic views from Coit Tower were the highlights. The hidden garden oasis provided a perfect ending to a fantastic urban hike!

Harper V.

Embarking on the Telegraph Hill and Old Waterfront tour was a perfect blend of old and new San Francisco. The guide's stories, from Levi Plaza to the Filbert Steps, offered a deep dive into the city's history. The ascent to Telegraph Hill and the panoramic views from Coit Tower were breathtaking. The hidden garden oasis was a serene retreat, making this tour a memorable urban hike!

Samuel L.

This urban hike was a delightful blend of history and exploration. The guide's insights, from Levi Plaza to the Filbert Steps, brought the city's past to life. The views from Coit Tower and the hidden garden oasis added a touch of magic to the journey. A perfect way to experience the old and the new of San Francisco!