Explore the Castro and Mission Districts of San Francisco and learn about the protests and campaigns that shaped not only the city, but also the entire country! This guided walking tour will take you through the hippest neighborhoods, visiting landmarks like the iconic LGBTQ protest grounds, the historic Old Spanish Mission, views from Dolores Park and more.
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You will be meeting your guide for the Castro and Mission District tour at the corner of Market and Castro Street, outside the 'Twin Peaks' Tavern, San Francisco, CA 94114, or as advised on your e-ticket. Please be at the location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour.How long is this Travel Curious tour?
The entire The Castro and Mission District is approximately 3 hours long.What is included in the tour package?
You will be given a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour. Their tours are all given in English, but numerous guides may speak other languages. Please contact the number provided on the e-ticket to see if they can accommodate any special requests!What landmarks will we be on the The Castro and Mission District?
You will be seeing and touring the following areas: (1) The Harvey Milk Plaza, Pink Triangle Memorial and the Rainbow Honor Walk, where protests for feminism, peace, and LGBTQ rights happened (2) Dolores Park full of beautiful downtown views and greenery (3) Dearborn Garden, an elevated urban garden on the city's rooftop (4) Clarion Alley, home to a lot of vivid and beautiful murals and political artworks (5) The Mission Dolores, area where the oldest building in San Francisco, The Old Spanish Mission, resides (6) Valencia Street, where the hottest eateries, cafés, and food joints can be found Note that if you wish to visit the Mission Dolores Basilica, it is presently open to guests Thursday through Sunday.Is transportation included?
This is a family-friendly, guided walking tour around San Fransisco. Transportation is not included in the The Castro and Mission District walking tour.Is parking provided?
Street parking is widely available off of Crestline Drive and turning right on Twin Peaks Blvd will lead you to a free parking lot. You can also contact the phone number on your e-ticket to ask for advise on how to get to the departure point via car or public transport.Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?
This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of the The Castro and Mission District will be spent walking.What should I bring?
Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities(optional)!What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing on this Travel Curious tour as San Fransisco's steep slopes are a challenge. Wearing casual clothing and comfortable shoes is recommended. San Fransisco's weather is very volatile. Ensure that you're prepared for cold, rainy, humid or sunny weather!How many people are on a tour?
This is a private walking tour and your group! All of their private tours are 100% exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?
All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.