San Francisco Gold Rush Era Walking Tour with Cocktails
San Francisco Gold Rush Era Walking Tour with Cocktails information and booking
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Discover historic buildings and saloons on the old San Francisco waterfront, and learn about the city's notorious reputation during and after the Gold Rush years on this evening walking tour. Hear about shanghaied sailors, famous brothels and infamous bars from your knowledgeable guide as you explore the Barbary Coast, a former red-light district in today's Financial District that was once considered dangerous. Enjoy three cocktail tastings at old city saloons, made by serious mixologists who perfect the classics on this fun and informative 3-hour tour.
Meet your guide in San Francisco's Financial District to begin your walking tour of the remains of the Gold Rush and Barbary Coast eras. As fortune-hunters flooded San Francisco in the mid-19th century, a red-light district flourished in what is today downtown San Francisco. Named after the Barbary Coast of North Africa where pirates and slave traders were rampant, this tawdry area of the city was one of the most dangerous places anywhere in the US.
Listen to your guide share fascinating anecdotes of the scandalous happenings that were part of everyday life in San Francisco's Barbary Coast as you stroll along the old waterfront and imagine how the area was once crammed with rowdy bars and brothels.
- Professional guide
- 3 cocktail tastings
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Additional food and drinks