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San Francisco Private Tours and San Francisco Small Group Tours

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This fog-covered City by the Bay is welcoming to all—whether you're a Beat, hippie, yippie, or techie.

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Set on the hills of San Francisco Bay and flanked by the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco has become the cultural, economic, and tourist capital of Northern California. Shaped by its earthquakes, iconic architecture, and gold rushes—both in 1849 and the modern-day technological boom—as well as its many offbeat literary, cultural, and artistic subcultures, San Francisco continues to remake itself over and over. Experience San Francisco's enduring appeal with Context's private and small group guided tours.

San Francisco Private Tours and San Francisco Small Group Tours

Is it your first trip to San Francisco? We highly recommend our basic San Francisco History Tour, which covers downtown, Chinatown, and other major attractions in the center of San Francisco. Haunted by a “starry dynamo in the machinery of night?” Then join us for a journey to North Beach and the Beats on our San Francisco Literary Tour, which visits some old literary haunts and the Beat Museum. Dreaming art or just pining for some Picassos? Then our de Young Museum Tour is probably the right fit, taking in this iconic museum and the Japanese Tea Garden next door. Alternatively, for a more contemporary experience, check out our SFMOMA Tour, an immersion into this spectacular space for modern art in San Francisco. If you’re like us and can spend half a day thinking about buildings, design, and how space is used, then we highly recommend our San Francisco Architecture Tour with an Architect. It's amazingly informative and will get you thinking about SF in a whole new way.
What Context San Francisco Travelers Say
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Sheila is wonderful! Knowledgeable, flexible, and a pleasure to be with. We enjoyed her tour immensely and left the wiser for our time together.
excellent, intelligent, interactive guide that was able to tailor the tour for needs.
My experience with Context was first-rate from beginning to end. I so much appreciate the series of emails leading up to the tour, the friendly professionalism of those I spoke with beforehand, and the depth and breadth of information on the tour itself. I cannot recommend Stephen highly enough. An artist and writer himself, he brought his knowledge to bear on what we saw, offered his insights and gently asked for my own observations, facilitating an educational and enjoyable dialogue. Many thanks to Context for providing such a rich and fun experience! Stephen was a great guide!