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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Get ready to climb lots of steps and go off the beaten path on this challenging 5-mile walking tour of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods. Ascend the Filbert Steps for a close-up view of lovely Coit Tower. Walk up the world-famous crooked section of Lombard Street and discover hidden gems like a tiny park with an amazing view of Alcatraz and the church where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken.

Highlights

  • Urban hiking tour of San Francisco
  • Climb the city’s famous hills and take in fantastic views on this strenuous 3-hour walking tour
  • Ascend Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, walk up Lombard Street and stroll through North Beach
  • Visit lesser-known cultural landmarks and hidden lookouts
  • Get an excellent workout climbing numerous staircases!
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This urban hike is for those seeking to get a little fresh air and exercise while they sightsee. Some of San Francisco's best attractions are only reachable on foot and this tour leads you right to them. Picturesque views of the city and bay and lush forgotten gardens await you!

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach

Hike up to the summit of Coit Tower for the best views of the city

Put on your walking shoes and meet your guide at Levi's Plaza Park to begin your 3-hour adventure. Your guide will get your heart pumping right away with a climb up the Filbert Steps, which run along Telegraph Hill. Pause along the way to capture photos of the panoramic views, and keep your eyes open for the wild parrots who call this hill home.

Then, go where few tours can, as you ascend to the top of Telegraph Hill to admire Coit Tower, the 210-foot (64-meter) art deco tower, one of San Francisco’s best-known landmarks. From this vantage point, take in a commanding view of San Francisco, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Pier 39 and more.

Continue on to Jack Early Park, a very tiny lookout at the top of a hidden staircase, and take in views of Alcatraz and Pier 39. Next, it’s time to visit the Russian Hill neighborhood and walk up the famous curvy section of Lombard Street that is commonly referred to as the world’s crookedest street.

Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable guide will share facts about the sights you see and historical anecdotes. You’ll also see some pop culture landmarks, such as Macondray Lane, which was the inspiration for Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels, and Saints Peter and Paul Church, where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken.

Soak up the atmosphere of North Beach, San Francisco’s Italian neighborhood, before ending your 5-mile urban hike by descending the Greenwich Steps back to your starting point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

was great !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

What a wonderful way to see San Francisco, it's a strenuous walk but Alex made sure there were plenty of breaks to take photos and catch our breath. The size of the group made it easy to accommodate everyone's tastes and interests. I would certainly do more walks around the city.

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