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History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill provided by Hobnob Tours

History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill

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You'll start at
Hotel Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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  • Pass by Nob Hill
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    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    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.
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You'll end at
Stanford Court San Francisco
905 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Stanford Court San Francisco, 905 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Inclusions
  • Guided walking tour of Nob Hill
  • Fully-narrated tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Hobnob Tours
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking on mostly flat terrain is involved
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
21Reviews
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Amy S wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
Andrea was very informative and friendly as a tour guide. She was also helpful in suggesting other things to see and do in the city.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from ValTour, Owner at History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Andrea is one of our best guides. I hoe you will join us on another Hobnob tour when you return to San Francisco.
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Tim A wrote a review Oct 2019
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Alerted was so full of information and history of the Nob Hill area. As it turned out I was the only one signed up the day of my tour. It was a one on one experience. I couldn’t have been more delighted with the tour. She was so prepared and excited about her presentation.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from ValTour, Owner at History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking time to write a nice review. Hobnob works hard to make our tours a positive experience for our guests. Please join us again if you return to San Francisco
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Sheri W wrote a review Jul 2019
Rockford, Illinois16 contributions5 helpful votes
We selected this tour on our “Sister’s Trip” to San Francisco because it fit best with our schedule, location, and time available on that afternoon. Our tour guide was very informative and knew the history well of the famous Big 4 tycoons and the stories behind Nob Hill.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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lbte wrote a review Jun 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina21 contributions2 helpful votes
I had an excellent morning adventure with Andrea, highly recommend this tour. As a frequent traveler, I usually seek out small knowledgeable tours when I go to visit places and this tour did not disappoint. She was on time, a good communicator, humorous and knew her facts and
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from ValTour, Creator and owner at History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
Responded 28 Jun 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your input is appreciated. Hobnob specializes in creating small intimate tours based on historical research. I am glad you had an enjoyable tour . Please visit with us again.
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Monica M wrote a review Jun 2019
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I had a great time today în my walking guided Tour of Union Square and Chinatown! It kind of made me feel like I really belong to S. F.! Thank you, Rajni, for this beautiful day!
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Response from ValTour, Owner at History and Architecture Walking Tour of Nob Hill
Responded 13 Jun 2019
Thank you for taking time to write your review. Rajni is one of our best guides. I am glad you had a great day. Safe travels
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About the operator

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By: Hobnob Tours
Mark R
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Union Square and Chinatown
This was our second San Francisco walking tour with Valerie. We wanted to learn the history of Union Square and Ch
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Sightseer638188
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Union Square/Chinatown
Had a wonderful and enlightening tour with Rajni. She is very passionate about San Francisco and knows so much his
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528andreaw
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Hobnobbing with Andrea
One of the best tours we’ve ever done. Our guide, Andrea, was knowledgeable and fun. The company also went out of t
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FrequentFlier322514
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Excellent
The tour was very complete and our guide was very attentive, and showed us not only the buildings but also pictures
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BonTon
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Tour of Nob Hill and all the stories
Valarie was very knowledgeable regarding Nob Hill history...the cathedral, the mansions, the hotels, the men, the w
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Valerie H
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Untold story
A wonderful tour led by a very knowledgeable guide, Valarie, who imparted lots of information about the rise of ban
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Susan B
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Things I never knew were there!
Our guide, Radje (sp?), was very knowledgeable and organized. We saw so many architectural details in Union Sq. res
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Marilyn540
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Very interesting walk
This was a great tour, well worth the time. Valorie is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Nob Hill and i
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c0nnie2013
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very enjoyable
our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. the walking was not strenuous and i enjoyed all the places we went.
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Debbie C
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Walking Tour of Union Square & Chinatown San Francisco
Valerie Huff was our guide and we were lucky to have her to ourselves. Valerie is friendly, open and with a lovely
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bbtraveler9398
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Went places we wouldn't think to go
Recently did the Union Square and Chinatown walking tour with Valarie. She is a wealth of information on the histo
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WMC27
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Highly Recommend Nob Hill Walking Tour
I recently did the Nob Hill walking tour with Val, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hard to imagine a walking tour of No
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adventurer1218
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We love the walking tours
There is no better way to see the city than a walking tour around San Francisco. We have toured China Town, Alcatra
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ThruRobzEyes
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Explore San Francisco's Rich History
Enjoyed a lovely (and very reasonable) tour of Nobs Hill with Valerie. She is very personable and extremely knowled
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CHAHAT_CHOUDHARY
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Good way to know about San Francisco
I was pretty amazed to know about the history and cultures of San Francisco. The tour was fun experience .
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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