Victorian Houses Tour with Exclusive Access to a Private Painted Lady

San Francisco Victorian Houses Tour with Exclusive Access to a Private Painted Lady

San Francisco has some of the most iconic and colorful homes in America. The Victorian Houses of San Francisco Tour is the perfect way to go behind closed doors and take an intimate look at the history of the city and some of it's most well-known inhabitants.

The tour will start by Lafayette Park where you'll meet your guide and see a number of different Victorian mansions from the outside, including the famous (and jaw-dropping) Spreckels mansion. Next, you'll stop for pictures of San Francisco Bay on your way to Cottage Row, a hidden street filled with homes that have stood in the same place since the early 19th century. Meanwhile, your guide will tell you how much it might cost your to afford your own Victorian slice of San Francisco along with stories of some of the famous denizens of this picturesque neighborhood.

At this point, you have see so many great mansions from the outside, it's time to step inside history and get access to a privately-owned Victorian mansion. You'll receive an exclusive tour from the home's owner and get an up-close look at a lovingly restored mansion featuring a jaw-dropping private collection of Victorian artifacts and knick-knacks.

Your tour will end at the world famous, "Painted Ladies" on Alamo Square. You'll recognize these colorful homes from television, movies, and postcards. This is the perfect spot to conclude your Victorian tour of San Francisco while your guide helps you capture your own postcard moment with this unforgettable backdrop.

Tour Highlights

  • Expert local guide
  • Entry to two of San Francisco’s most beautiful Victorian buildings
  • Entry to the mystery mansion, home to a jaw-dropping collection of period-perfect Victorian artifacts.
  • Alamo Square
  • The iconic "Painted Ladies" row of houses
  • Spreckles Mansion (exterior)
    • Live Guide
    • Entry to two of San Francisco's most beautiful Victorian buildings
    • Entry to the Mystery Mansion
  • Adults (age 15+) €39.00
    Children (age 2-14) €34.00
    Infants (age 0-1) €0.00
  • This tour meets at 2000 Gough Street. Meet on the corner of Gough and Clay, directly in front of the home.

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    • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
    • While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated.
    • San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates. It is best to wear/bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer.
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
    • Live Guide
    • Entry to two of San Francisco's most beautiful Victorian buildings
    • Entry to the Mystery Mansion
  • Adults (age 15+) €39.00
    Children (age 2-14) €34.00
    Infants (age 0-1) €0.00
  • This tour meets at 2000 Gough Street. Meet on the corner of Gough and Clay, directly in front of the home.

  • English
  • 20
    • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
    • While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated.
    • San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates. It is best to wear/bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer.
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
    • Live Guide
    • Entry to two of San Francisco's most beautiful Victorian buildings
    • Entry to the Mystery Mansion
  • Adults (age 15+) €39.00
    Children (age 2-14) €34.00
    Infants (age 0-1) €0.00
  • This tour meets at 2000 Gough Street. Meet on the corner of Gough and Clay, directly in front of the home.

  • English
  • 20
    • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
    • While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated.
    • San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates. It is best to wear/bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer.
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes - reservations are required for this tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    This tour meets at 2000 Gough Street. Meet on the corner of Gough and Clay, directly in front of the home.

    The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.

  • Expand/Collapse What does 'Fat Tire Tours Approved' mean?

    We've been perfecting our tours since 1999, and we are always looking for new ways to improve our tour menu for our guests. We are committed to expanding the activities offered during your stay in San Francisco to make for an unforgettable experience. So for all of the experiences that we aren't able to deliver on our own, we've hand-selected the best local providers to offer a wide-range of unique and fun activities for our guests.

    With anything Fat Tire Tours Approved, you still receive our spectacular customer service ready to assist you in any way we can, 24/7, as well as the guarantee that we have hand selected the best possible partners to supplement our tour menu.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    This tour operates in groups of 20 people maximum.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within the 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse Are tours cancelled in case of rain?

    All tours operate rain or shine. Weather in San Francisco can be unpredictable and change by the hour, so we strongly encourage guests to consult the weather forecast.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour wheelchair or stroller accessible?

    While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated.

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