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Rise Above, Coit Tower & Lombard Street

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very small group / hardy walkers / 3 hours / from $38, free 0-6 years / Mon Wed Fri 2-5pm / wheelchair not accessible / minimin participant: 1 / recommended for teenagers / photographers' pick

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This hike leads you into the bucolic world of the most beautiful hills of the city : Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill and Russian Hill the setting for the famous "Tales of the City" of Armistead Maupin. A succession of sensational views, famous murals and places of charm.

Accompanied by your guide, you walk a path along the San Francisco Bay that offers different views of the bay, the Bay Bridge and islands: Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island, Angel Island and Alcatraz.

Then a stairway on Telegraph Hill (87 m) leads you into the privacy of a residential area. The views follow one after the other to the top, where you embrace at a glance the entire bay. You visit Coit Tower to admire its remarkable murals painted in the 1930's.

After North Beach, the Italian neighborhood, you discover, between Nob Hill (115 m) and Russian Hill (90 m), terraced gardens and alleys, their charm preserved by very discreet access. Your ascension continues, and you eventually arrive at the famous crooked Lombard Street.

After a break in an art school to admire a Diego Rivera mural, some student artwork, and a last view, you descend to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 33, where the tour ends. From there you can go to see the sea lions at Pier 39, head Downtown, or explore another area by public transport.

Your guide, Sylvie Julie, is a world traveler and has been a professional hiking guide for over 20 years. A native of Paris, she has lived in San Francisco since 2010. A passionate student of San Francisco history, she tells stories along the way about some of the famous people of the city such as the eccentric Lillie Coit, who gave her name to the tower, and Joshua Abraham Norton, the improbable "Emperor" of the U.S.



Full price per person Reduced price :
6 to 12 years old
Child younger than 6

Price includes: Guide service and all the sites planed in the "Description" 2020-2021 rates

Price excludes: Tip ($6 à $10/person)

Meeting point

Under the clock at the Ferry Building, end of Market Street. Access: any MUNI métro, stop at Embarcadero or street car F line or bus2, 7, 14, 21, 31 stop at Ferry Plaza

End point

Pier 33 at Fishermen's Wharf .
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