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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego's Questionable Past

Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district's hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories shared by your guide make the history of San Diego come to life on this 2.5-hour tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour

Explore Alcatraz and sip some of San Francisco's tasty craft brews on this 8.5-hour combination tour. Visit Alcatraz, the city's infamous prison, to learn about the fascinating criminal history contained there. After returning to the mainland, follow your guide to 3 bars in the North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf neighborhoods. Taste some of the city's locally produced craft beers, accompanied by snacks or dinner (depending on the date of your tour). This small group tour operates with 12 beer- and history- loving participants, ensuring personal attention and an intimate atmosphere. Round-trip ferry transportation and admission to Alcatraz is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods by night on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the spots only locals know for dim sum, coffee and other treats while you learn about the history and culture of these diverse districts from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Best of Hollywood Food Tour

Get a taste for the delicious variety of Southern California's food scene and its key attractions during this 4-hour, small-group Hollywood food tour. This is a combination walking and driving tour. The first hour is a historic walking tour and the remaining three hours you'll be driven to various tasting stops, where the walking includes getting in and out of the van to the restaurants. A range of foodie delights get the the starring role during this culinary discovery of five different locales found along the Sunset Strip, Melrose and Hollywood. During the course of your excursion you'll visit out of the way favorites of area locals, catch glimpses of the iconic Hollywood sign and pass by the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater, all accompanied by informative narration from your guide. This small group food tour, limited to just 7 guests, also includes all tasting fees, bottled water and transport by van between sites.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

Brave San Francisco’s dark past during this 90-minute walking tour of haunted San Francisco. After meeting at the city’s famous Union Square (after dark, of course), a local guide will escort you down haunted allies, through a mysterious hotel, and around historic street corners. You’ll ponder the curious ‘poached eggs’ murder at the Pinecrest Diner and visit the site of Tessie Wall’s storied brothel. After stopping by a few more scary sites, your tour ends right in the center of San Francisco. This tour is not recommended for children.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

Dive deep into one of San Francisco’s most historical neighborhoods on this Chinatown walking tour. From paper lanterns to medicinal herbs to a fortune cookie factory, you’ll explore both popular and lesser-known gems in this bustling district with an in-the-know guide. See sights including a Buddhist temple, and upgrade, if you wish, to include a 10-course lunch of dim sum for an even more memorable experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Tour

Get your fiesta started in San Diego with a food and walking tour through historic Old Town. Visit some of the district's finest Mexican restaurants to sample tasty dishes, tequila cocktails and hear mariachi music. Learn about the history of California and the Native Americans, Spanish, Mexicans and gold rush prospectors that influenced Old Town's growth. You even hear some ghostly tales at Whaley House and an old cemetery. Get insider tips from your guide about authentic Mexican cuisine and other great places to visit on this fun 2.5-hour tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Carlsbad Village Food and Walking Tour

Savor the distinctive flavors of Carlsbad Village with a 3-hour food and walking tour of the scenic seaside gem. Get an insider’s look at the culinary scene, local history and landmarks as you explore with knowledgeable guides, and enjoy a series of seven gourmet tastings. Pause to sip award-winning California wines, sample luscious desserts and try a series of unique specialty foods, and season your experience with behind-the-scenes stories about Carlsbad Village’s vibrant gourmet culture, hippest restaurants and cutting-edge artisanal products.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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San Francisco Food Tour: A Taste of Japantown

Bring your appetite and your walking shoes for a delicious Japantown food tour. Learn about the history of this unique neighborhood in San Francisco and visit several authentic markets, restaurants, cafés, and tea houses with your gourmet guide. Discover where locals go for the best Japanese food in town, and taste six to seven samplings, from red bean ‘taiyaki’ to sweet rice ‘mochi.’
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Hiking Tour

Knock out must-see sights and some must-have photo ops while getting a workout on this moderate-intensity hiking tour in Los Angeles. Follow your guide up the paths that lead to Griffith Park's iconic Hollywood sign while listening to engaging commentary on Tinseltown's history. The hike is steep, but moves at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops. Entrance to the Griffith Park Observatory included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

Explore the LGBT history of the Castro on foot during this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your informative local guide through the famous neighborhood while learning about the local landmarks and historical sites. Be inspired by the rich, diverse history of this iconic district and its continuing role as an epicenter of LGBT activism and events.
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Hollywood Hills Hike: Explore Griffith Park and Hollywood Sign

Griffith Park is California's 2nd largest park, so we're excited to take you on one of the best Los Angeles tours out there! Our team of CPR/First Aid certified guides are photographers, entertainers, history buffs, and (most importantly) professionals. Hike Griffith Park with us to discover the Hollywood Sign and tour Griffith Observatory as we regale you with how Hollywood became the entertainment capital of the world.HIGHLIGHTS: Hollywood Sign – Griffith Park Observatory – Greek Theatre – Mount Hollywood – Downtown LA – Famous Film Locations – Forest Lawn Mausoleum – LA River – Century City – Silverlake – Hollywood History and so much more
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour

Go behind the glitz and glamor as you explore the history of Tinseltown through its lesser-known movie palaces, architectural landmarks and attractions on this one-hour Hollywood walking tour. Think you know Hollywood? Think again. This Hollywood behind-the-scenes excursion is sure to unearth some unexpected sights that help put this famous area into context. Your walking tour of Hollywood also includes a guide and an audio headset.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Architecture Walk

Discover the famed architecture of San Francisco on an architecture walking tour with a guide. You'll see the Painted Ladies and other Victorian gems as you learn about the Queen Anne style and more. Plus, pass by homes where celebrities such as Robin Williams and Francis Ford Coppola have lived and homes you may recognize from movies like "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Princess Diaries."
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Mission District Culinary Experience with Cocktail Pairing

Taste an array of culinary offerings in San Francisco's Mission district during this 4-course progressive dining experience. Follow a foodie guide through the historically Latino neighborhood packed with bars and restaurants. Stop at four different restaurants for a prix-fixe menu starting with 2 appetizer stops followed by an entree and concluding with dessert. Along the way you'll hear the stories of restaurant owners and chefs, who will give a behind-the-scenes perspective of the area, while enjoying food tastings. The mission is to help guests experience the world differently through storytelling and food, so you might try a unique dish or experience an old favorite in a new way. So bring a sense of adventure during this fascinating insider tour that's rated five stars on Yelp.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

Savor the best of historic Santa Barbara on a 3.5-hour culinary walking tour through the heart of this scenic, seaside city. Meet local chefs and artisans as you explore alongside your local guide, and get an insider’s take on the vibrant gourmet scene. Sample locally-made wines, handcrafted chocolate and gourmet cheese at a series of six tasting stops that include a public market, wineries and boutiques. Learn a bit of local history as you trace the relaxed course, which blends essential landmarks with hidden gems and local favorites.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Downtown Sacramento History and Food Tour

Learn about California’s capital city’s history as you pop into five or six eateries for tastings of local-favorite food during this Downtown Sacramento tour. Most samples you’ll eat along your way include wine and cheese from local venues, as well as menu items from restaurants that use locally sourced ingredients. Your guide tells you stories about the city that date back to the 1800s, as well as gets you acquainted with the Sac foodie culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Haunted Tales of Downtown Los Angeles

Commune with the ghosts of Los Angeles past during this 2-hour guided walking tour celebrating the haunted history of the city’s downtown. This sun-drenched California city may seem like nothing but good times and care-free vibes, but it harbors a wealth of dark secrets. Discover the dark side of the City of Angels as told through its most infamous murders, unsolved crimes and baffling mysteries. As you walk you’ll learn about highlights like the Chinatown Massacre of 1871, the L.A. Times bombing, the tale of the Black Dahlia and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour

Discover an authentic side of Los Angeles beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood on a walking tour of downtown. Admire an eclectic mix of architecture in landmarks like the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Bradbury Building, and Union Station, and learn how to navigate the city like locals do—on the Metro. See LA’s oldest street, hear tales of famous former residents that weren’t movie stars, and learn about the impressive behind-the-scenes systems of this sprawling cultural hub.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Walk right past the crowds on this food tour in Downtown Santa Barbara. Your guide leads the way as you pop into up to seven restaurants well known for their yummy menu items. Taste dishes and drinks locals have made a staple in their everyday lives, and even receive discounts at some eateries you can use if you choose to go back another time for a full meal. If you’re a gluten-free eater or a vegetarian, this tour can also easily cater to your needs.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems

Conquer San Francisco's urban jungle on this 3-hour urban hike. Trek your way up Tank Hill and Kite Hill, spots favored by locals for great city views, and stroll through hidden forests. Visit the Seward Street Slides to play like a local kid and take spectacular photos from the top of Twin Peaks. Between the forests, lush greenery and hidden pocket parks, you'll find it hard to believe you're in the midst of one of the country's busiest cities. Learn urban legends, history and culture from your local hiking guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mission 24th Street San Francisco Food Tour

If you believe in getting to know a city through its food, you don't want to miss San Francisco's Mission District, where this 3-hour walking tour introduces you to a variety of dishes and cuisines. Accompanied by a guide, you'll explore the neighborhood—a San Francisco favorite—on foot, stopping to taste tacos, house-cured pastrami, cupcakes, and more. All food tastings are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Craft Beer Walking Tour in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury

Travel back in time to 1967 and the Summer of Love on this 3.5-hour small-group walking tour and beer crawl in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. A professional guide will lead you through one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, pointing out insider tips along the way. You’ll also get to stop at three local microbreweries and/or craft beer bars, sampling the product while enjoying light snacks. With history, culture and some of the best local food and drink. This tour has something for everyone.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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