Walking Tour of Telegraph Hill with a private guide
This four mile walk begins and ends at the Ferry Building and explores the history of the old waterfront on Yerba Buena Cove, the Barbary Coast, and Telegraph Hill. We will ascend the wooden Filbert Street steps to Pioneer Park and Coit Tower. A hidden "park" awaits on the other side of Telegraph Hill along with dramatic views of the Bay, Golden Gate, and Alcatraz. We descend the Greenwich Street steps down to Levi Plaza and meander along the Embarcadero and back to the Ferry Building. The birth of television and blue jeans, wild parrots, and an old observatory are some of the highlights. Some of the the City's most beautiful hidden gardens and alleyways are along this walk. This tour has many steps both up and down and can be a bit challenging, but we take our time to enjoy the gardens and sites.
- Ferry Building
- Justin Herman Plaza
- Old Barbary Coast
- Sydney Walton Square
- Green Street Laboratory
- Filbert Street Steps
- Grace Marchant Garden
- Coit Tower
- Jack Early Park
- Greenwich Street Steps
- Levi Plaza
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Tour meets in front of the Ferry Building under the clock.
End location: The tour ends at the Ferry Building.
Duration: 3 hours
Your feet. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - This tour does not have any stops that require any cash. There is a farmer's market at the Ferry Building every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday if you would like to bring cash for that.
I am not a licensed driver.
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What a fantastic experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed Ryan's knowledge and enthusiasm. A brilliant tour to see a different part of San Francisco that we wouldn't have discovered ourselves.