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History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill

San Francisco, California, USA

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2 hours 30 minutes
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Adult(s) x (Age 18 To 64)
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Senior(s) x (Age 65 To 80)
Youth(s) x (Age 13 To 17)
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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small-group tour


Of all the many hills San Francisco is famous for, few contain the special history and strange regard of the local population as the hill - Nob Hill at the top of downtown. Once home to governors, lumber barons, railroad tycoons and wealthy land speculators, the hill at the top of California street played an integral part in the special history of what makes San Francisco special, weird, and unique.  
Your walking history tour of this once uber-affluent neighborhood begins at front of the Fairmont Hotel with your choice of a morning or early afternoon departure. After meeting your guide and the rest of your small group, you will proceed down the street with an introduction of how this single hill become home to some of this city's most famous and wealthy families. Names like Huntington, Hopkins, and Stanford still ring out more than 100 years later as your guide fills you in on the details of the business, social and political rivalries that once dominated the landscape. You'll learn how the cable car changed the perception of where the rich wanted to build their mansions and how this new form of public transportation tied the city together in a whole new way. You'll hear tales of the great earthquake of 1906 and how the fires reshaped the neighborhood permanently while discovering new restaurants, bars, and places to explore on your own. Once your two hour tour is complete, you'll have the option of eating lunch at one of the famous eateries near the top of the hill at your own expense.  


  • Guided walking tour of Nob Hill
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved

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Doorman at the Fairmont Hotel located at Mason and California Streets
  • History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill


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