San Francisco

Notorious San Francisco: Scandal & Crime Tour (True Crime)

San Francisco, United States
Golden Gate Park to the Haight Tour

From $60.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know San Francisco’s dark and seedy history on this small group tour of crime and scandal. In the company of a guide, stroll through the city’s neighborhoods and hear stories about scandals of the past. Visit China Town, Maiden Lane, and more and stop in the oldest bar in San Francisco.
  • Visit spots from San Francisco’s scandalous past
  • Travel in the company of a small group
  • Learn about San Francisco’s history from your guide
  • Explore the city on foot

What's Included

  • Tour Guide
  • We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.
  • Gratuities not included, because voluntary. Please allow 15-20% if you enjoy the tour.
  • Drinks are not included.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 389 Post St
    389 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    The guide will be checking in guests the Northwest corner of Union Square - Powell and Post Streets - opposite the St Francis Hotel, from 15 minutes before the tour is due to begin. Be sure to allow extra time for traffic and finding parking. We CANNOT wait for latecomers, there are other guests.

Start time

06:00 PM

End point

  • The Old Ship Saloon
    298 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

    Tour ends outside this historic bar (the oldest continuously operating one in San Francisco). It's a 15 minute walk from the meeting point (around one mile distance).

What To Expect

Westin St. Francis (hotel)

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Maiden Lane

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Portsmouth Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Comstock Saloon

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Columbus Avenue

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jackson Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Old Ship Saloon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
  • Not recommended for children under 15 years old (adult content).
  • By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by Real San Francisco Tours terms of service.
  • We can go into two different bars for cocktails on this tour, each for 15 minutes. You do have to be over 21 y.o. to order an alcoholic drink – but you don’t have to be over 21 y.o. to do this tour.
  • This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. Please book a private tour if you have mobility issues.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Fun SF experience
Lisa_W, Oct 2022
Such a fun night! Learned so much about the city that I never knew. Guide was friendly and excited to share his knowledge.
Great tour!
Abigail_B, Sep 2022
We really enjoyed the tour a lot! Very interesting information and the best tour guide. Highly recommend!

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