Tours & activities by JRL Enterprises from Viator

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 1.5 or 2.5-hours
From USD $40.00

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For more than a century, San Francisco’s Nob Hill has been associated with the upper crust, the ‘beau monde.’ Take a guided walking tour to admire the neighborhood's most distinctive landmarks including the exclusive Fairmont Hotel and Mark Hopkins Hotel, majestic Grace Cathedral and serene Huntington Park, as well as posh mansions, the famous cable cars and sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. As you explore one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods, your expert guide will entertain you with historical anecdotes about the area’s rise to fortune and fame. Complete your afternoon with lunch at Nob Hill Cafe.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Your tour departs from the San Francisco Cable Car Museum at 11am. From here, your expert guide will narrate the history of this distinctive neighborhood, one of San Francisco's famous "Seven Hills", while taking you to the area’s most iconic and historical landmarks.

Learn about this affluent neighborhood’s rise to fortune, staring in the mid-1800s with gold, silver and the Central Pacific Railroad. You’ll discover the interesting little-known fact that the name ‘Nob’ comes from the area's earliest settlers, deriving from a Hindi word for a very wealthy or powerful person.

After the infamous 1906 earthquake and fire, nearly every mansion in Nob Hill was destroyed. The hill rose from complete devastation to showcase the most exclusive and posh hotels in the city. Near the famous intersection of California Street and Powell Street, you’ll stand in awe of the Fairmont Hotel, the Mark Hopkins Hotel, the Stanford Court and the Huntington Hotel.

Admire majestic Grace Cathedral, one of the city’s largest places of worship. Pass Masonic Temple, the glamorous Ritz Carlton, the stately Brockleback Apartments, serene Huntington Park and the Pacific Union Club, the former James Clair Flood Mansion.

Along the way, you’ll be entertained by stories of San Francisco’s pioneers, aristocrats and tycoons, as well as the events that helped shape this iconic neighborhood, all while enjoying lovely views of the surrounding San Francisco Bay.

After your Nob Hill walking tour, you’re invited to enjoy lunch at Nob Hill Cafe.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
San Francisco Cable Car Museum
Departure Time:
1.5 or 2.5-hours
Return Details:
Nob Hill Cafe

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Nob Hill Tour Only

2-hour walking tour of Nob Hill

USD $40.00
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Nob Hill Tour with Lunch

2-hour walking tour of Nob Hill followed by 1-hour lunch

USD $65.00
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Nob Hill Walking Tour in San Francisco with Optional Lunch

Beautiful Grace Cathedral in Nob Hill

  • 1.5-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If lunch option is selected, please advise at time of booking any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field
  • Children under 13 years are not recommended
  • Walking tour covers hilly terrain with some steep areas. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Wendy C, October 2015

Went to the Cable Car Museum, as instructed, actually an hour early, waited 30 minutes after the tour was supposed to start, and nobody showed. Called the number provided for the local contact and only got a mailbox. Left a message, and NO call back