Historical or Waterfront Tour for 2, 4, 6, or 15 from Emperor Norton's Time Machine (Up to 74% Off)

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Reincarnated San Francisco icon leads tours around the city and waterfront and dispenses facts about landmarks architectural and otherwise

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Emperor Norton's Time Machine - Multiple Locations: Historical or Waterfront Tour for 2, 4, 6, or 15 from Emperor Norton's Time Machine (Up to 74% Off)

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  • $19 for a San Francisco Time Machine historical tour for two ($40 value)
  • $29 for a San Francisco Time Machine historical tour for four ($80 value)
  • $42 for a San Francisco Time Machine historical tour for six ($120 value)
  • $79 for a San Francisco Time Machine historical tour for 15 ($300 value)
  • $19 for a San Francisco waterfront tour for two ($40 value)
  • $29 for a San Francisco waterfront tour for four ($80 value)
  • $42 for a San Francisco waterfront tour for six ($120 value)
  • $79 for a San Francisco waterfront tour for 15 ($300 value)

The Time Machine historical tour takes meet under the Dewey Monument statue on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Emperor Norton recounts stories of San Francisco’s past, telling about the history of Union Square, the 1906 earthquake, the St. Francis Hotel, and other notable sights. The waterfront tours run once a week, on Sundays at 11 a.m., meeting in front of the Ferry Building. Tour stops include such historic sites as the Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, the Cannery, and the historic waterfront.

Emperor Norton’s Time Machine

With a satchel swung ‘round his shoulder, walking stick in hand, and a plume of red and black feathers struggling against his cap, Emperor Norton I leads enthralled sightseers around the iconic corners of San Francisco during 2-mile treks through time. Gold epaulettes gleam beneath the Bay Area sun as the emperor dispenses lively, informative, and charming commentary while ambling along a route that, like an above-ground swimming pool full of sleeping but excitable sharks, takes approximately 2.75 hours to cover. Stories about landmarks, including the St. Francis Hotel, Maiden Lane, and Lotta’s Fountain, explain each location’s importance, helping tour-takers take in the city’s history.

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95% of 295 customers recommend

It was the best guided tour I have ever done and I'm well travelled! Not only did we receive historic information in the most entertaining way, we also learned about what's happening in the city today. It was great!
Andrea G. · August 15, 2016
Fantastic! A wealth of knowledge about the history of San Francisco and Emperor Norton himself. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn some history and share a laugh or two along the way.
Deanna B. · August 10, 2016
Fun SF info. Especially enjoyed going down to the basement of the art store to see the underground tunnel from early SF "shanghai" and smuggling days.
Rosalie G. · August 6, 2016
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    Emperor Norton's Time Machine

    Union Square

    San Francisco, CA 94133

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    Emperor Norton's Time Machine

    1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building

    San Francisco, CA 94111

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