Inspired by the free walking tours in Europe, we began offering our Waterfront tour in 2017 and have since added the Funk Zone (2019) and Old Town (2022).

You can choose from our public tip-based tours that are only offered on certain days and times or schedule a private tour on a day and time convenient for you. ($30 per person; two person minimum). If you do take one of our free tours, please remember that our volunteer guides rely on your generous gratuities.  We work hard to make your experience worth every penny. To book our public tours, simply go to “Reservations”. To book a private tour, contact John @ 650-576-4145 or email him at john@freewalkingtoursb.com. Finally, we offer “step-on” tour guide services whereby one of our guides accompanies your large group traveling by bus or van. Contact John for more details and pricing.

All tours are easily walkable.  Some seating is provided on both the Waterfront and Funk Zone tours.   Tour size rarely exceeds ten people which allows for more interaction.

It is not uncommon for people to comment that our tours rank among the best they have encountered. Whether it’s learning about how our harbor was constructed, the events that ushered in the City’s unique architectural style, or exploring the nooks and crannies of our former warehouse district (Funk Zone), rest assured our tours are informative, entertaining and fun. Considerable time was spent researching the content for each tour, uncovering fascinating facts that even the locals don’t know about.