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Duration: 3 hours


Discover the hidden treasures of San Francisco's Old Waterfront and Telegraph Hill on this engaging walking tour. From historical landmarks to lush secret gardens, it's an adventure waiting to be explored.

🌉 Delve into San Francisco's past as you explore landmarks like the historic Coit Tower and Levi Plaza

🏞️ Traverse the lush and secretive Filbert Steps, unveiling hidden gardens and picturesque views along the way

🍽️ Take a break at the Ferry Building Marketplace, where you can indulge in culinary treats from over 100 vendors

📺 Visit Green Street Laboratory, where the first television transmission took place, and uncover fascinating tidbits about the early days of TV


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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: You will have a guide with you at all times and up to 8 tour participants.
  • 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

Beginning at the iconic Ferry Building Marketplace, your adventure takes you on a four-mile urban hike, blending the old and the new of the city.

As you descend the historic Greenwich Street steps, you'll arrive at Levi Plaza, known as the birthplace of blue jeans. Delve into the world of innovation at Green Street Laboratory, where Philo Farnsworth conducted the first television transmission.

Continuing along the Old Waterfront, you'll be transported back in time with captivating images of Yerba Buena Cove during San Francisco's construction, when bustling three-mast ships defined the coastline. Today, the Embarcadero waterfront boasts modern attractions, including the beloved Ferry Building––your tour's starting and ending point. Take a leisurely break to shop and savor delectable treats at the bustling Ferry Building Marketplace.

Your journey then ascends Telegraph Hill via the charming Filbert Steps, leading to the historical Coit Tower in Pioneer Park. Explore local history while enjoying panoramic views of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the infamous Alcatraz Island. Beyond the tower, a hidden garden oasis awaits, offering more stunning vistas of the city by the bay.

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.

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