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Emperor Norton's Time Machine

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Historical or Waterfront Tour for 2 or 4 from Emperor Norton's Time Machine (Up to 75% 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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5 ratings4 reviews
November 15, 2020
Very engaging and witty. A good combination between the character he portrayed and himself. Gave lots a of little know facts of the city. Enjoyable afternoon.
4 ratings3 reviews1 photos
February 17, 2020
We went on Emperor Norton’s waterfront tour today, and we really enjoyed it! He does an excellent job on the tour, and really makes it fun. We loved how he interacts with the people on the street, always staying in character. This is our second tour with the Emperor, and we are going to plan to do his culinary tour next.
16 ratings15 reviews
February 16, 2020
I’ve been on his tour years ago and it was even better than before!
1 ratings1 reviews
January 18, 2020
Wow. So much fun. Makes history come alive alongside the San Francisco of today. Do the tour - you won’t regret it. (Make sure you wear good walking shoes, don’t bring stuff because you won’t need it, and tip the emperor - he deserves it)!
4 ratings4 reviews
January 10, 2020
Emperor Norton is humorous, knowledgeable, and attentive. He provides lots of information in a comprehensive tour. Weekdays are best for smaller groups and less crowds.
2 ratings1 reviews
January 6, 2020
Very educational and fun. Emperor Norton is an amazing story teller that will keep you enthralled in the story that is San Francisco!
5 ratings2 reviews
December 29, 2019
We've been to San Francisco before, but it's been a while. We went on a few different tours, and this one was by far the most fun and informative. Emperor Norton is a great tour guide. Highly recommended.
1 ratings1 reviews
December 28, 2019
So much fun. Lots of history learned and Emperor Norton is very engaging. We've been to San Francisco 5-6 times and learned so many new interesting history facts. Highly recommended!
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Choose from Four Options

  • $19.50 for a San Francisco Time Machine historical tour for two ($60 value)
  • $30 for a San Francisco Time Machine historical tour for four ($120 value)
  • $19.50 for a San Francisco waterfront tour for two ($60 value)
  • $30 for a San Francisco waterfront tour for four ($120 value)

The Time Machine historical tour takes meet under the Dewey Monument statue on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a.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 first and third Sunday 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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Promotional value expires 360 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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