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

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In a Nutshell

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

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Choose from Eight Options

  • $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.

Customer Reviews

Awesome fun experience for tourists amd natives. Great stories, engaging and fun. Highly recommend.
Sara R. · July 12, 2017
Very informative tour. The Emperors tour took me to some amazing places and my favorite place on the tour was Chinatown. I was also impressed by all the history of San Francisco that the Emperor made us aware of. The Emperor is a local celebrity in San Francisco because people driving through San Francisco would shout out from their cars, "Emperor and the other tour guides acknowledged him.
Yanika G. · April 16, 2017
Fun thing to do with friends!
Kathleen L. · March 12, 2017

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