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San Francisco Walking Tours


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Original San Francisco

Our Original San Francisco Free Tour takes you on a quick walk through our favorite parts of San Francisco. We start with the earliest history of San Francisco in the 1700s, walk into the days of the Wild West of the 1800s, the immigrants and fisherman of the 1900s, through to the modern technology city of today.
Schedule: 4 Days A Week
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Original San Francisco Highlights

  • The historic days of the San Francisco Gold Rush
  • A stroll through the oldest Chinatown in North America
  • The delicious restaurants and cafes of Little Italy
  • The modern Financial District and skyscrapers
  • The world-famous San Francisco Cable Car.
  • The best restaurants, bars, and nightlife in San Francisco

All in One

Free Tours by Foot presents the San Francisco One Day Tour. See all the sites and save some of your money on this pay-what-you-wish tour.
Schedule: 2 Times a Week
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 5 Hours
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All in One Highlights

  • The oldest buildings in San Francisco
  • Backstreets and hidden alleys of Chinatown
  • Sunken Gold Rush-era ships buried underneath the city
  • Nob Hill mansions of the 1800s
  • The biggest cathedral in the city
  • Modern skyscrapers of Downtown San Francisco

Lombard Street, Little Italy, Fisherman’s Wharf

Showcasing some of the most famous parts of San Francisco, our Little Italy, Fisherman's Wharf, and Lombard Street Tour will take you through one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of San Francisco!
Schedule: 3 Times a Week
Start Time: 230pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 3 Hours
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Lombard Street, Little Italy, Fisherman’s Wharf Highlights

  • The tallest building in San Francisco
  • Lombard Street, the "windiest road in the world"
  • A hidden (and historic) church that even locals don't know exists.
  • A delicious local cafe to sample the best treats of Little Italy
  • Fisherman's Wharf, the most visited spot in San Francisco

Secrets, Scandals, and Scoundrels

On the Secrets, Scandals and Scoundrels tour, you'll learn about a war that was fought over breakfast food, you'll meet the most powerful homeless man in the world, you'll hear about one of the largest robberies ever committed in California, and more!
Schedule: 2 Times a Week
Start Time: 2pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Secrets, Scandals, and Scoundrels Highlights

  • How the most luxurious hotel in San Francisco was built with stolen money
  • The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872
  • The first Emperor of the United States (what, you didn't know we had an emperor?)
  • The Egg War of 1863
  • A Gold Rush outlaw who left poems at the scene of his crimes


How did this once sleepy little village called Eureka Valley change into the predominant center in the world of the gay civil rights movement? Join us on a walk through history of one of the most exciting neighborhoods of San Francisco. We’ll discuss how San Francisco became the first place in the United States where […]
Schedule: Once a Week
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Castro Highlights

  • The famous Rainbow Flag
  • Harvey Milk's home and camera store
  • The first openly gay bar in the United States
  • The Castro "Walk of Fame" honoring famous gay men and women throughout history
  • A memorial to commemorate gay people killed in the Holocaust

...and many more!


Join us as we explore the streets and hidden alleyways of one of the oldest, largest and most active Chinatown in the world. In this tour, you will discover how this 24 square block area was transformed from unwelcoming sand dunes in the 1700s to the bustling center of activity that it is today.
Schedule: Once a Week
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 90 Minutes
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Chinatown Highlights

  • The Dragon Gate
  • Portsmouth Square
  • The Bank of Canton
  • The Goddess of Democracy Statue
  • San Francisco's famous Fortune cookie factory

Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, the premier name-your-own-price San Francisco walking tours - READ ABOUT ALL OUR WALKING TOURS

Our expert guides will help you plan your trip and find the best San Francisco attractions. Whether you're in town for a day trip or a weekend, our guided tours are some of the best things to do in San Francisco.

Sightseeing doesn’t have to be expensive or boring. Suited for any budget, our San Francisco walking tours will take you all over this amazing city, keeping you entertained, educated, and excited the entire way.

If you don’t like what you see, all you lost was your time. It’s the best guarantee in the business.

So come along and discover hidden neighborhoods, sample world class cuisine, and learn the incredible stories of the men and women who built the City by the Bay.

Can't join us on a guided tour? Don't worry, we offer self-guided GPS enabled Audio tours of San Francisco!


We offer guided walking tours all around San Francisco (and beyond!)

You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below or go straight to our booking page to see what we have available.

Walking tours are a great way to meet fellow travelers and make new friends.

Our guests come from all over the world, and this means that many different perspectives are reflected in the questions asked of our tour guides and contribute to more enriching experiences for our guests.

We have over 700 reviews with a rating of 5 out of 5 starsRead the reviews for yourself.  

We run a reduced schedule in the winter but tours operate year-round.

Self-Guided San Francisco Tours

Don't see a tour that fits your schedule?

We also offer GPS-enabled audio tours as well as several self-guided tours, which are totally free to take.


There are a lot of ways to explore San Francisco - by bus, boat, or streetcar! Find out more about those options.

And much, much more

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