Mission & Castro

2-hour Private Walking Tour

Mission & Castro 2-hour Private Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 6 reviews
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Highlights

  • Learn how the rainbow flag was first created for the LGBT community in the 1970’s
  • Catch a view of the city from Dolores Park
  • Grab a treat at one of San Francisco’s most popular ice creameries
  • Marvel at the local street art throughout the neighborhood
  • Hear stories of the fight for human rights within the gay community
  • Smell (and taste) the flavors of South and Central America
  • See the city’s oldest surviving structure – the Misión San Francisco de Asís

Priced from
$180*

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*’Priced from’ rate is in USD based on 1 guest traveling alone.

ALL TOURS Include PHOTOS

While you can’t put a price on memories, a vacation photographer can cost upwards of $350 an hour, just for photos! On this tour you’ll get 15 professionally edited photos from your experience to remember your time in San Francisco ……  at no extra cost.

What’s Included?

  • Bottled water will be provided for every guest
  • A scoop of San Francisco’s best ice cream
  • Misión San Francisco de Asís entrance fee
  • Your own private guide-ographer will escort you throughout the tour providing an unforgettably enjoyable experience. We’ll take the path least-traveled without missing the major sites, all while capturing your experience in a unique and fun way
  • 10 professionally edited photos in a downloadable high-resolution online gallery will be sent within 5 days after your tour

Details

On this 2-hour private walking tour, we’ll explore two very different neighborhoods – the Mission and the Castro. Get ready for a smattering of food, art, and culture.

The Mission, sometimes referred to as the latin quarter, is a melting pot of South and Central American cultures. Here you’ll see some of the best street art in the city and if you’re lucky we might even meet up with one of the local artists to hear their story.

Stop by the oldest surviving building in San Francisco, the Misión San Francisco de Asís. This Spanish Basilica is a prime example of European influence over the local indigenous tribes.

Making our way through the colorful streets of the Castro your private guide will discuss the importance of this neighborhood with regards to the LGBTQ community. How Harvey Milk paved the way for equality and where the city stands on the issue today.

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Meeting Point

Hotel pickup and dropoff can be arranged for an additional fee. If you prefer to make your own way, we will provide you with an exact meeting point in the Castro and instructions how to get there.

Walking Difficulty

Your guide will work with you to set the pace giving you the flexibility to stop or rest where needed or push the pace and discover more. Some areas of this tour are not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers but we can adjust if needed.

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Guest Reviews

Mission & Castro 2-hour Private Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 6 reviews
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★★★★★
5 5 1
Michael was very knowledgable and fun! Had a great afternoon, saw and learned a lot. Our favorite way to learn about a city is by taking walking tours and this one exceeded expectations!

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Incredible, Michael shows you how details are important and take you to places you would not even think are able for you. He is very friendly and gives you so much helpfully information. Love it, fists time in a walking tour but now it will be a must in every trip.

★★★★★
5 5 1
Michael's tour was fun and informative, even for a former San Francisco resident. We saw places I had not seen before.

★★★★★
5 5 1
A fascinating journey through San Francisco's past and present. Michael is a charming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who takes you on an enthralling journey through San Francisco's history. He went the extra mile to ensure we had the very best experience. I highly recommend this tour you will not be disappointed.

★★★★★
5 5 1
We really enjoyed this tour, Michael was very knowledgable and the experience was informal and fun. We visited places that we definitely wouldn't have found ourselves and Michael sent us some great pictures of the day. Would highly recommend!

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5 5 1
We had a really great time with Michael, and we learned so much about the city and its history including many lesser known spots.

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