Guided tour

San Francisco: Beyond the Painted Ladies Walking Tour

San Francisco: Beyond the Painted Ladies Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks - US

From US$ 39 per person

Immerse yourself in the architectural history of San Francisco with this special-access tour inside and outside some of the most iconic Victorian houses in the city.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Step inside two of San Francisco’s most beautiful Victorian buildings and learn the histories of numerous others
  • Visit a fully restored mystery mansion that is home to a jaw-dropping collection of period-perfect Victorian artifacts
  • Travel with a local expert guide whose love of Victorian Architecture brings the tour to life with stories, anecdotes, facts, and legends
Full description
Your day begins at Lafayette Park, where you’ll meet your small group of 20 people and take in a slew of different Victorian mansions from the outside, including the famous (and jaw-dropping) Spreckels mansion. Pass some of the famous row houses and learn how much money it takes to afford your own slice of a San Francisco Victorian.  Your next stop is the highlight of the trip. Get special access to a privately-owned Victorian mansion that has been lovingly restored and features a private collection of Victorian artifacts and knick-knacks. The tour, which is guided by the home’s owner, is completely exclusive and the experience of a lifetime for any lover of Victoriana. Your final stop is the famous Alamo Square, home to the “Painted Ladies” which you will recognize from television and postcards. Approaching from the very best viewpoint, you’ll be able to take your own postcard-perfect pictures with this unforgettable backdrop.
Includes
  • Tickets to the Mystery Mansion
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Local expert guide
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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Meeting point

This tour meets at 2000 Gough Street. Meet on the corner of Gough and Clay, directly in front of the home.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Gratuities are appreciated but never obligatory
  • No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations
  • Please refer to New York government guidelines for the recent information on Covid-19
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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  • Organization
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Our guide was very interesting and a wealth of knowledge

Ted, our guide, was very helpful and always ensured we were comfortable with the walking up hills. He gave us various options for the route to view the wonderful houses. Ted’s knowledge was vast on San Francisco, as well as the architecture and history of the many houses we visited.

August 6, 2019

Product ID: 223899