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Free Walking Tour of San Francisco

Discover the best of San Francisco's history, culture and architecture on this guided walking tour of the Californian city - what's more, it's FREE!

San Francisco Free Walking Tour Itinerary

Dragon Gate, the entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown
Dragon Gate, the entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown
The Transamerica Pyramid
The Transamerica Pyramid
Exploring San Francisco on a free walking tour
Exploring San Francisco on a free walking tour

On the day of your free walking tour, meet your guide in San Francisco's most important public plazaUnion Square. Located in the heart of the city centre, the square is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike, and has played host to concerts, protests and other public events throughout its history.

Stroll through the streets surrounding Union Square in the direction of Maiden Lane, one of San Francisco's best known shopping streets. The high-end boutiques and art galleries that line the pedestrianised mall make it a popular spot for retail therapy in the city.

Continuing on your free walking tour, you'll soon reach Dragon Gate, the emblematic archway marking the beginning of San Francisco's Chinatown. The colourful façades of the temples, stores and restaurants with their Chinese lanterns and Mandarin and Cantonese signs give the impression that you've entered an Asian city - without leaving the USA! Did you know that San Francisco Chinatown is the second largest Chinese enclave in the United States? You'll have the opportunity to visit a local fortune cookie shop to learn more about the culture here.

Leaving Chinatown behind, you'll head into the Financial District. Discover the contrast of buildings like the marble-clad former Pacific Stock Exchange with contemporary skyscrapers such as the Transamerica Pyramid, a futuristic building that is one of the most characteristic structures in San Francisco.

Finally, for the finishing touch on your free walking tour, your guide will lead you to a secret terrace, a place little-known by locals and tourists, from which you'll be able to enjoy impressive views of this iconic US city.

Weekends and public holidays

Please note, on weekends and public holidays, the free walking tour of San Francisco will finish at the pier rather than at the secret terrace.

You decide the price! 

Our guides work exclusively for tips received from visitors. At the end of the tour, you'll be invited to pay the price you believe their service deserves.

Groups

It is not possible to book this tour for groups larger than 6 people. If you're a bigger group, please reserve a Private Tour of San Francisco instead.

Language

The tour is exclusively in English.

Price

  Adults Children under 11 years old
Free walking tour in English Free Free

* All the prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Included

  • English speaking guide.

When to book?

  • Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
  • If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in San Francisco).

Meeting point

399 Post Street, Union Square.

Punto de encuentro

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

200

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

You will receive a confirmation email directly after you’ve completed the booking process. If you have any doubts, please contact our supplier. The contact information is included in the confirmation email.


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