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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours San Francisco

Duration: 2.5 Hours
Next Tour: Today, 10:00

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Best Free Tours in San Francisco

Arguably the most European-feeling of US cities, San Francisco, in North California, is known for some iconic sights. Free Walking Tours in San Francisco give you the opportunity to find out the history behind famous tourist haunts such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island with a local guide. Take an Essential San Francisco City Tour and get the perfect introduction to the city; you will see essential landmarks and discover the birthplace of Flower Power and the anti-war movement. If you are looking for a tour away from the typical tourist hotspots then take the 1906 Earthquake and Fire Tour and find out what it was like to live through one of the worst moments in the city’s history. On the Wild West Free Tour, you’ll be transported back to a time when gunfights were an everyday occurrence and prostitution and gambling were perfectly legal.

Highlights of a Free Tour in San Francisco

Free Tours in San Francisco are jam-packed with iconic sights and a lively and fascinating history. Take a stroll over the Golden Gate Bridge and live your San Francisco fantasy. It has been declared a modern wonder of the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Most San Francisco Free Walking Tours will take you through the myriad of skyscrapers in the Financial District and Union Square whilst telling you stories about the San Francisco Gold Rush. You’ll also see the world-famous San Francisco Tram running through the streets. San Francisco has a rich history of immigration. During a Free Tour, you can take a walk through the oldest Chinatown in North America! Nearby here are Little Italy and Fisherman’s Wharf. Both of these areas are famous for their incredible food and charming atmosphere. You’ll come across some incredible museums on this tour too, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Asian Art Museum.

Things to Do in San Francisco

San Francisco is a cultural, liberal and multicultural marvel. There is so much to see and do that you may have to come back on another trip. For example, San Francisco has some of the best food in the United States. So, head to Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building for exceptional fish dishes. Once you’ve eaten and strolled around downtown, it wouldn’t be unusual to want to pay a visit to Alcatraz: the infamous prison island located two kilometers from the bay and accessible by boat excursions. In addition, near San Francisco you can find many areas of extraordinary natural beauty. Visit Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods National Monument. Here you will have the opportunity to walk among ancient redwoods. They are a sight to be seen to be believed. Or take a stroll along Ocean Beach and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere. From here you also get some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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