1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Alamo Square

San Francisco: Beyond the Painted Ladies Walking Tour

Product ID: 223899
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Immerse yourself in the architectural history of San Francisco with this special-access tour inside and outside some of the most iconic Victorian houses in the city.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Step inside two of San Francisco’s most beautiful Victorian buildings and learn the histories of numerous others
  • Visit a fully restored mystery mansion that is home to a jaw-dropping collection of period-perfect Victorian artifacts
  • Travel with a local expert guide whose love of Victorian Architecture brings the tour to life with stories, anecdotes, facts, and legends
Full description
Your day begins at Lafayette Park, where you’ll meet your small group of 20 people and take in a slew of different Victorian mansions from the outside, including the famous (and jaw-dropping) Spreckels mansion. Pass some of the famous row houses and learn how much money it takes to afford your own slice of a San Francisco Victorian. 

Your next stop is the highlight of the trip. Get special access to a privately-owned Victorian mansion that has been lovingly restored and features a private collection of Victorian artifacts and knick-knacks. The tour, which is guided by the home’s owner, is completely exclusive and the experience of a lifetime for any lover of Victoriana.

Your final stop is the famous Alamo Square, home to the “Painted Ladies” which you will recognize from television and postcards. Approaching from the very best viewpoint, you’ll be able to take your own postcard-perfect pictures with this unforgettable backdrop.
  • Tickets to the Mystery Mansion
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Local expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This tour meets at 2000 Gough Street. Meet on the corner of Gough and Clay, directly in front of the home.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Gratuities are appreciated but never obligatory
• Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time
• No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure
• San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates, it is best to wear or bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer

From £29.27 per person

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Product ID: 223899