This hike leads you into the bucolic world of the most beautiful hills of the city - Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill and Russian Hill - with a succession of views of the bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge, famous murals and places of charm.
What to Expect
Accompanied by a knowledgeable French-speaking guide, you’ll walk a path along San Francisco Bay on this 3.5-hour tour. Take in a variety of views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Yerba Buena Island, Angel Island, and Alcatraz.
A stairway on Telegraph Hill will take you into the privacy of a residential area. Admire the views that follow one after the other to the top, where you’ll enjoy a panorama of the entire bay. Visit Coit Tower and see the remarkable murals painted in the 1930s.
After North Beach, the city’s Italian neighborhood, you’ll come to the terraced gardens and alleyways located between Nob Hill and Russian Hill, their charm preserved by very discreet access. Continue walking uphill until you eventually arrive at world-famous Lombard Street, known as the crookedest street in the world.
Stop for a break at an art school, where you’ll admire a Diego Rivera mural, some student artwork, and a final scenic view, before descending to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 33, where the tour ends.
From this point you can head out on your own to see the sea lions at Pier 39, head downtown, or explore another area by public transportation.
Meet your guide under the clock at the Ferry Building, San Francisco.
Know Before You Go
• Be sure to wear sun protection year-round, a hat or cap, a vest or sweater, and a good pair of walking shoes, and bring water (there are fountains along the way to fill up your bottle)
• Rain is possible during the winter, so an umbrella or raincoat may be needed
• This hiking tour is not recommended for children