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A Walk to the Golden Gate Bridge (thru The Presidio SF)

Our (masked and socially distanced) tour of the Presidio takes you on a walk through history, not the boring history you learned in school, but the sordid stories they never told you! A famous photographer who was also a murderer, an actress who was a Union spy, and a local Olympic hero are just a few of our stories. We'll play homage to Yoda and discover how Lucasfilm came to be a part of the Presidio.

We'll show you "then and now" photos of the park and tell stories of the soldiers and civilians that lived here as well as some who are buried here. On the main post, we’ll hear stories about what life was like for soldiers who lived here and discover the tragic, fiery fate that befell a very famous Army general.

Many tours drive in a rush through the Presidio on their way to the bridge... THIS tour slows down and shows you what you're missing!! Your guide is a resident and former employee of the Presidio, with lots of information to share on the way to the Golden Gate!

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Local professional guide
    • Guided walk through the Presidio
    • Masks, if you do not have your own. (required)
    • Fully narrated tour
    • Hand sanitizer
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch - Bring along a lunch (or snacks). We'll have a lunch stop at a beautiful vista point to re-energize at about the halfway point. Bring water too!
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Presidio, Presidio, San Francisco, California

    We start at the Lombard & Lyon street entrance to The Presidio, and stroll through the Letterman District (Lucasfilm ). Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for pictures!

    We'll walk through several historic neighborhoods, viewing the changing landscape as we learn about the history of The Presidio and it's future projects.

    On the main post, we’ll hear stories about what life was like for officers and enlisted soldiers who lived here. Then, it’s onto the Presidio Officers' Club, one of the oldest buildings in San Francisco.

    At the National Cemetery, we’ll hear curious stories of some of the people buried here, and take in a spectacular view of the bay from the overlook where we will eat our own lunches & snacks. After a break we'll continue our walk past historic Cavalry stables where the famous Buffalo Soldiers once camped, and check out the Pilot's Row historic neighborhood as we continue our walk to the Golden Gate Bridge!

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Yoda fountain, 1 Letterman Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129-1494

    We'll pay homage to Yoda and walk through the Lucasfilm outdoor campus (the former Letterman Hospital District)

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Inn at the Presidio, 42 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA

    After a walk down Officers' Row (Funston Ave) we'll make a brief stop outside the Inn at the Presidio, formerly the Bachelor Officers' Quarters known as Pershing Hall.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129-1122

    The Officers' Club is one of San Francisco's most historic buildings. We will stop outside the club and learn about it's history, it's cannons and hear about it's legendary love story...

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Pershing Square, 97 Arguello blv, San Francisco, CA 94118-1402

    A stop here will give us a story of General John Pershing and his family, as well as explore 2 more bronze cannons.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129-1705

    We quietly walk the cemetery and learn it's history as well as stories of some of it's residents. A Union Spy, Buffalo Soldiers and a local Marin Olympic hero are just some of the wonderful citizens buried here. We’ll walk a pretty good climb up to the Cemetery Overlook for spectacular views and a chance for you to get that perfect Instagram photo.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Presidio Pet Cemetery, McDowell Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Newly refreshed, the Pet Cemetery is nothing like the Stephen King book. We'll check out inscriptions on the headstones of this darling pet cemetery that has been in existence for over 50 years.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Battery East Vista, Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA

    One of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge can be found here. We'll then continue our walk thru the Battery East earthworks and to one of the most recognized vistas in the world, before saying our goodbyes and sending you on your way to explore the bridge on your own!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, Battery East, San Francisco, CA 94129

    We’ll stop at several great spots for photos of this iconic bridge and tell you the stories of Joseph Strauss, AP Giannini and Charles Ellis, the less famous engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge. From here we bid you goodbye so you can continue your walk onto the bridge!

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Lombard Street & Lyon Street, Lombard St & Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, Golden Gate Bridge, Coastal Trail, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Guests should be in relatively good fitness as the walk is approximately 4 miles (6.4km). There are gradual hills to climb.
    • Due to the distance and intensity of the walk, this tour is not recommended for children 15 years and younger.
    • Plan to bring snacks and/or a lunch. There is minimal food service in the park.
    • Bringing water is recommended.
    • Adult pricing applies for all travelers.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • This is one of the safest ways to tour! We are outdoors, masked and socially distanced at all times. You are provided with your own personal bottle of hand sanitizer too! We allow no more than 8 people, plus 1 tour guide, on our walk to the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by JB Walking Tours

Activity ID: V-276443P1

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