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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

191 Sutter St, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94104-4501
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Historic and up to date

Rick is a great guide, the tour is at an engaging place. He combines fascinating historic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
whenwillweleave
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Los Angeles, California
Hidden gems

This outstanding tour was well worth the time! Rick guided us to several spaces on rooftops and in... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Jennifer B
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rick is a great guide, the tour is at an engaging place. He combines fascinating historic information with up-to-the-minute developments. In our case, this included the new Salesforce tower, which had opened two days earlier. Updates come from local news, as well as tour goers...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This outstanding tour was well worth the time! Rick guided us to several spaces on rooftops and in lobbies which are open to the public yet hidden in plain sight. Discovering these hidden gems was absolutely magical. Spanning from the Victorian to the Digital age,...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I had lived in the Bay Area for 18 months (and worked in the real estate industry) but hadn't come across a good architectural tour of the city until a friend recommended Rick's tour. Even though the tour only covers a small portion of San...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Rick Evans was an excellent tour guide. He is an architectural historian and a fabulous teacher. He made me appreciate so many architectural features I would have walked right by without noticing. The tour was 2.5 hours and I was wishing it wouldn’t end. So...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

The tour was a Christmas Gift that didn't disappoint. And even though I've lived in SF for about 15 years and am a designer and an architecture aficionado - there was plenty of fun facts and details to keep my attention throughout. Rick has a...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A slice of architecture history in downtown SF even for long time residents, there are so much information Rick has to offer. We had a great time and very informative, educational for my family of three. Money well spent. I will do it again and...More

Thank Suta L
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great tour, well worth it if you're new to SF and have an interest in architecture. Rick is an absolute wealth of knowledge and presents the information in a way that is interesting and engaging. Our tour went for just over 2...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Fascinating tour of part of SF that's typically not covered by tours. Rick was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and generous with his time. We learned a lot. I'm an architect and former San Franciscan, and took the tour with a friend who's not an...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Very interesting tour - well worth the cost and the time spent. Learned a lot about the local architecture of course but also about air rights and the history of of San Francisco and it architects.Most significantly, learned about Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces. Rick is...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We really enjoyed this tour with Rick. It was informative and interesting. We learned many secrets about the great city of San Francisco. We would highly recommend this tour!

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
...More
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Neil P
13 March 2017|
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Response from Rick E | Property representative |
Hello - thanks for checking in about the tour - the tour takes place in the Financial District and starts at the Galleria Park Hotel lobby located at 191 Sutter Street between Montgomery and Kearny and ends in south of... More
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Dolores P
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Response from Rick E | Property representative |
Thank for your interest in my tour - you can sign up online. Look for a link to my website on my Trip Advisor review page (located on the far right side) - Rick
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