San Francisco has an array of sights you can’t find anywhere else, and a visit to the city isn’t complete without hitting at least a few of them. Culture Trip’s curated list of tours and experiences take you into San Francisco’s very heart and soul.
There’s plenty to do in San Francisco to fill your days with lively fun. But a few experiences are really unforgettable. Visiting neighborhoods like North Beach and Little Italy, strolling though Castro to discover more about its LGBTQIA+ community and checking out the latest street art in the Mission District should be at the top of your list, but if you’re up for an adventure, you can go on a hike to discover the best city viewpoints. There’s something for everyone.
Cruisin’ the Castro Walking tours celebrates 30 years of Pride and as San Francisco’s first and ONLY Legacy Business Tour Company! This prestigious award recognizes Cruisin’ the Castro as a longstanding, community-servicing business and a valuable cultural asset to the City & County of San Francisco.Tours are fun, fascinating and offers twice as many tour stops that not only include the colorful sites of the largest LGBTQ community in the world, but explores the spectrum of sexual and gender diversity and the struggle with achieving equal rights in America. No other tour offer this rare and educational opportunity!Tours are conducted by a local resident, professional tour guide and a civil rights activist.
Our Original Tour covers the most popular neighborhoods of San Francisco to provide the best local introduction to the city. The tour starts in the heart of the financial district underneath the Transamerica Pyramid. After our group introduction in SF’s smallest redwood park, we’ll weave our way through the secret side of downtown to see parts of the city that even locals often miss! As we explore the historical Barbary Coast we share family stories of the Wild West during the Gold Rush years. After learning about these lawless times, we’ll make our way into North Beach (our Little Italy) as we sample a plethora of snacks and introduce our groups to local community businesses. We’ll end the tour in our most authentic historic neighborhood: Chinatown. In Chinatown we’ll visit stores and marketplaces that sell unique items, both dead & alive(!), while trying delicious authentic dim sum. Finally, we’ll finish up by visiting the fortune-cookie factory and the “living room” of Chinatown.
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I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.