- 1 hour walking tour of San Francisco with costumed guide
Intelligent and fun. Emperor Norton's style is nothing short of mesmerizing and sometimes hypnotic. My God, he speaks in complete sentences, pausing where the period would be, then starts a new sentence! He doesn't string everything together with "and" or other fillers. His mental library of fascinating facts is impressive. I've taken rhe tour twice, and there was new info the second time around. I've already recommended it!
The subject matter was fascinating! Even though I have visited the city many times, on this tour I saw places I have never seen before. Through his acting, Emperor Norton brought the history to life in a very enjoyable way - no dry history!
Emperor Norton is FANTASTIC! Love the entire tour and historical journey around SF!!
Pleasant and interesting tour!
Emperor Norton was lots of fun and very informative and interesting! A very enjoyable walk around the city.
Fun, informative, educational, and interactive. All that a tour should be. The only thing I would say is that a little too much time was spent on self-promotion. This could/should be done briefly at the end of the tour, and that's all.
We loved the tour. Being a native San Franciscan we thought the tour was very informative and entertaining. We also learned alot that we weren't aware of. Would be interested in going on Emperor Norton's other tours. We had a great time.
Emperor Norton was VERY entertaining and our party of 4 enjoyed the tour very much! He is very good at characterization and makes the tour so much fun! Cannot wait to sign up for the culinary tour.
He knew the history of San fransico. My 27 year old daughter and her friend enjoyed it too. It was a nice walk about 3 miles.
The emperor knows his stuff.
Emperor Norton's Time Machine was an incredible tour. He never broke character and I learned so much about San Francisco's history. I highly recommend!
Fun and interesting. Was shown staff I would not find by myself.
My friend an I had the best time on this guided tour. It was informative with a touch of humor. We are going to go on another tour.
What a fantastic tour! Emperor Norton is a fascinating man and he truly made the stories about San Francisco come to life. He took us to places which we would never have known about or found by ourselves.At first we thought that a tour of nearly 3 hours would be too long but the time flew by and was filled with the most interesting snippets of information. Emperor Norton is clearly passionate about san Francisco and is extremely knowledgable about the history of the city.Should we ever visit San Francisco again we will certainly seek out a different Emperor Norton tour!
Everything was awesome. The tour guide made it a memorable experience and i will definitely be doing some of the other tours.
So much fun history told by a delightful guide! I live in the Bay Area and can't wait to come back!
Emperor Norton was entertaining and very informative. We learned so many details of places we may have seen when visiting San Francisco in the past. We are interested in attending other tours.
Emperor Norton's walking tour was fantastic! You will not be disappointed if you decide to book the tour.
The Emperor was an amazing guide! There is a lot of history in San Francisco and having such a storyteller tell bits of it to us made for a truly wonderful experience. One of the best tours I've ever taken!
The Emperor was quite informative and funny and we saw many things in San Francisco and learned a lot of the history that we would have no other way of finding out about.
This tour was absolutely fantastic. The detailed information of the tour guide and the knowledge he was able to share about San Francisco history was nothing short of amazing. The best part of the tour was watching the tour guide dressed as Emperor Norton, interact with people in the city. A ton of information, and a ton of fun! I would do it again! One of my favorite things of my entire week-long trip.
Lots of great information but I wish there was more information on the history of San Francisco rather than Emperor Norton. I recommend implementing more of that information and tie it back to his story.
Very fun and informative tour. I'm so glad we went.
It was a fun, informative tour. I've been touring SF for over 40 years and I went to places that I never knew existed.
Very informative and entertaining. Well worth the time and effort to take tour. We would DEFINITLY recommend this tour and are looking forward to the Water Front tour later this year. AAA should be proud of it's choice.
Great information, presented in knowledgeable and very entertaining fashion.....GREAT way to learn about the city. We will definitely partake in his other tours!
This tour was not a typical tour in any respect. First off, our tour guide, Emperor Norton, was dressed in authentic clothing from the time period of the mid to late 1800's. He spoke in the language of the day and walked us through areas of San Francisco a tourist would normally not view staying in character the entire time. He waved to the folks on the street much like the real Emperor Norton did and many of the resident San Franciscans said "hello" to Emperor Norton, glad to see him and recognize him. The historical facts were well researched. Emperor Norton provided little known facts about the city of San Francisco pre and post gold rush days and pre and post 1906 earthquake days.
It is fantastic to walk around and discover the history of San Francisco with a guide to the intrigue, mystery and romance of the City by the Bay.
This was an entertaining, well organized and very informative tour. Emperor Norton stays in character and interacts with people along the way. We learned countless tidbits in an area that (we thought) we knew so well. I would recommend it for seasoned City dwellers and first time visitors as well.............thank you!!!
Emperor Norton was a gracious and colorful host. There are so many things I learned that it only furthered my interests in exploring all the locations he shared. I definitely plan to sign the petition to name the Bay Bridge after the Great Emperor!
It was a true delight to spend the afternoon with the Emperor himself. He made the city's history come alive with fantastic stories, interactions with local legends, and an excellent feathered hat.
Emperor Norton has incredible enthusiasm, energy and humor on the tour. Highly recommend tour for someone to get overview of San Francisco history.
I was counted to hear more about history of San Francisco not so much about this particular men life.
Fantastic stories and interesting historical locations! We had a great time and would highly recommend the tour to visitors and locals alike. Thank you, Emperor!
A totally fun time, learning about the city's history with a very knowledgeable and home toys guy! It was so much fun to be following thus character around, getting lots of attention and information! Pa wonderful journey through the SF street and through time. Highly, highly recommended for all!
We had a fun time.The Emperor was very informative and entertaining AND POPULAR! It was easy to keep up with his stately pace. The price was a bargain to be part of His Highness's retinue. I would (and have) recommended His Tour to tourists and natives, one and all.
This walking tour was fun, entertaining, and educational! I felt like we were learning things about San Francisco that many locals might not know. Overall, it was just a wonderful experience!
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