US $30

Classic Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton


Embrace the quirky charm that defines San Francisco. See some of the City by the Bay's most iconic and historic sights—including Union Square, the St. Francis Hotel and more—guided by Emperor Norton I, San Francisco's unofficial mascot.

Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Meet one of the most colorful characters central to the quirky history of San Francisco, self-proclaimed "Protector of Mexico," Emperor Norton I
  • Follow your entertaining Emperor-dressed guide on an interactive sightseeing tour filled with historical anecdotes from his life
  • Gain a unique perspective on the earthquake and great fire of 1906, and other historical events that shaped San Francisco
  • Visit and learn the stories behind Union Square, the St. Francis Hotel, Maiden Lane, Lotta’s Fountain, Bummer and Lazarus, the Palace Hotel, Jackson Square, Portsmouth Square, and the Barbary Coast

What's Included

  • 1 hour walking tour of San Francisco with costumed guide

Additional Information

  • Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Customer Reviews

Verified Reviews
  • 448 Ratings

  • Martin

It is a one of its kind tour, very original and educational with a lot of fun! Hail the Emperor (and bring HIS ice cream Sunday back!)

March 18, 2019

  • Gina

The Emperor was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining

March 12, 2019

  • Danny

Interesting and knowledgeable tour given by the Emperor himself. The tour given in first person in costume enriched the stories told. Valuable dining recommendations as well. The whole city seemed to embrace the Emperor with hand shakes, waves, and selfies. We felt like part of an entourage.

February 20, 2019
Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
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