US $30

Classic Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton


Embrace the quirky charm that defines San Francisco. See some of the City by the Bay's most iconic and historic sights—including Union Square, the St. Francis Hotel and more—guided by Emperor Norton I, San Francisco's unofficial mascot.

Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Meet one of the most colorful characters central to the quirky history of San Francisco, self-proclaimed "Protector of Mexico," Emperor Norton I
  • Follow your entertaining Emperor-dressed guide on an interactive sightseeing tour filled with historical anecdotes from his life
  • Gain a unique perspective on the earthquake and great fire of 1906, and other historical events that shaped San Francisco
  • Visit and learn the stories behind Union Square, the St. Francis Hotel, Maiden Lane, Lotta’s Fountain, Bummer and Lazarus, the Palace Hotel, Jackson Square, Portsmouth Square, and the Barbary Coast

What's Included

  • 1 hour walking tour of San Francisco with costumed guide

Additional Information

  • Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Customer Reviews

Verified Reviews
  • 452 Ratings

  • Karen

The most incredible tour I have ever taken in San Francisco. The depth of knowledge, the humor, the ability to stay in character, made this a day to remember. I have been recommending it to everyone I know in the Bay Area for weeks now.

April 12, 2019

  • Joan

Very enjoyable tour for history buffs. I'm a local and we covered a few places I've never seen before. Would definitely recommend.

April 8, 2019

  • Henry

The Emperor was a perfect host to his home, San Francisco.. My family and I enjoyed every minute.. thank ou

April 4, 2019
Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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