Mission District Tour

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Explore the past and present of the Mission District, which is still largely undiscovered by tourists. The history of the city is interwoven with what has been called the hippest US neighborhood.
Duration:  1hr 45mins - 3hrs
Cancellation:  24.0hrs
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  • Follow along with a local guide on a comprehensive cultural and historical walking tour of San Francisco’s diverse, eclectic and centuries-old Mission District
  • See the oldest and some of the most important historical sites in the city, including the spot where the great fire of 1906 was stopped and the 1776 site of the first mission
  • Hear tales of the Golden Fire Hydrant, Liberty Hill, The Valencia Street Hotel, the Women’s Building, Clarion Alley, Dearborn Gardens, B’nai David Temple, the birthplace of the burrito, and El Camino Real
  • Discover a neighborhood in transition with everything from Victorian homes to homes of the techie elite, from taquerias to super high-end eateries, from working class flats to the most sought after area in the city
  • Explore from the arrival of the Europeans in the 1770s to the pastoral 1800s, the Gold Rush, the Silver Boom, then into the turbulent 20th century, finally arriving at its present incarnation as the hippest neighborhood in America

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • Neighborhood, cultural and historical tour

Additional Information

Please wear comfortable layered clothing and walking shoes. If eating, when you book, please let the operator know if you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies. This is primarily a flat route, except for one steep hill in the beginning. If walking up hill is a problem please contact us before booking.

Cancellation policy

Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.

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15 Ratings
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1 Star
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Dec 25, 2017
The guide did not even turn up
May 9, 2017
Our tour guide was 15 minutes late. I was traveling with my mother, an 81 yo woman and my son, a 7 yo boy. Being on time would have been great. The "mission" tour, with a church on the advertisement is misleading. I will be seeking a refund of this trip.
May 18, 2015
Really enjoyed the tour but I got no confirmation of booking and was a little uncertain about where to meet etc. This was frustrating! Other than that found out lots of great things about the neighborhood! cheers


Meeting location:  20th St

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