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Vampire Tour of San Francisco provided by The Vampire Tour of San Francisco

Vampire Tour of San Francisco

Vampire Tour of San Francisco
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About
The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a walking tour of Nob Hill, conducted by Mina Harker from "Dracula." The script contains approximately 85% true San Francisco history with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. The tour is not gory or frightening, so it is suitable for all ages. Learn many fun and some surprising facts about San Francisco’s history and how vampires played an important role in that history. The walk is very easy, with no climbing up and down hills, and is wheelchair friendly.  The tour is conducted on the first Saturday of each month from May through October, and on Halloween night, starting at 8:00 pm.  Nob Hill can get very chilly at night, so please dress warm.  There will be a costume contest on Halloween night.  Those who do not dress up will help me judge those who do.  There will be some very cool prizes!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16904P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Grace Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Pacific Union Club
Duration
90–120 minutes
Departure details
  • 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA We meet on the corner of California & Taylor Streets, on the side of the street where the park is, across the street from Grace Cathedral.
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA The tour ends one block from where it begins.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions except heavy rain. Please dress appropriately. Nob Hill can get very cold at night.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No health restrictions.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Grace Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Pacific Union Club
Departure details
  • 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA We meet on the corner of California & Taylor Streets, on the side of the street where the park is, across the street from Grace Cathedral.
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA The tour ends one block from where it begins.
Duration
90–120 minutes
Return details
  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, an IHG Hotel, 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA The tour ends one block from where it begins.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions except heavy rain. Please dress appropriately. Nob Hill can get very cold at night.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No health restrictions.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1100 California St
    1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    We meet on the corner of California & Taylor Streets, on the side of the street where the park is, across the street from Grace Cathedral.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Grace Cathedral
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Nob Hill
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Huntington Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Huntington Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Pacific Union Club
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Hotel Fairmont San Francisco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The InterContinental Mark Hopkins building
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, an IHG Hotel
    999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    The tour ends one block from where it begins.
    See address & details
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4.0
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KaylaD139
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Stood up by a vampire....
Well, I am honestly shocked to share we purchased tickets for October 3, 2020's tour and got stood up. We waited at the corner of Taylor and California (pee the directive of the tickets) for thirty minutes, hoping to see a vampire walk up with her famous candles but nothing. Very disappointing and trying to get in touch with eventbrite and the organizer for a refund but you know how those things go... Maybe choose a pumpkin patch instead if you are trying to enjoy Halloween 2020.
Written 4 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vampiretour
I am very sorry to read this review. I did not stand the visitors up. The tour has not been operating since March when we were told to stay home, and if we must go out, to wear a mask and keep 6 feet apart. I even contacted the online companies who sell tickets to the tour, including Eventbrite and Viator, when this order was first given, and confirmed with them that the tour would not be operating until the pandemic is over. Everyone I spoke with said that this is what they expected, and I told them that I would contact them again when I was able to be conducting the tour again. I was notified of this reservation the same day the reservation was for, Saturday afternoon, and responded to Eventbrite's message immediately to remind them that the tour was not operating. Their email came as a "no reply" so my response came back to me only. I wrote to the customer right away and replied that tickets should not have been sold to the tour because of the pandemic. The customer called me at about 7:40 that night, 20 minutes before the tour would have begun. I told her that I was surprised that Eventbrite sold tickets to the tour since we are still under instructions not to gather in groups. I attempted to contact Eventbrite, but none of the phone numbers listed were in service. I went on their website to find an email address or another phone number so I could contact them and let them know that I still am not operating the tour. I could not find an email address on the website or a phone number to call and speak with someone. When I spoke with the customer on the phone, she was very nice about it and said not to worry and she understood. She said that since they were in San Francisco, they would have no trouble finding something else to do. As a small business owner, I know how important it is to obey the law, especially in a crisis situation. I have even added a message on the first page of my website in red letters that the tour is not operating due to the Corona Virus until we are told it is safe to do so, and I have sent out posts every so often on my Facebook page reminding people that the tour is not operating until we are told we can gather in groups again. I just sent another one out the other day. Please do not penalize me for obeying the law and doing what we have been asked to do by the government. According to the adage, the customer's always right. This customer does have a right to be upset, but not at me. Please do not fault me for this. I am still trying to contact Eventbrite to clear this up. Thank you.
Written 5 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ellen C
Brisbane, CA1 contribution
Learned a lot about San Francisco history and characters
Oct 2019
I grew up near San Francisco. There is much about the city that I never knew. On a whim, I decided to spend Halloween on the Vampire Tour up on Nob Hill.

I never go to Nob Hill. I've probably been to the Fairmont once to see a show. I was concerned about parking and driving up some steep grade. This was no problem at all. I made a reservation at the Crocker Garage and zoomed right in there.

After I parked, I found Mina Parker walking by the park with a glowing candelabra in her hand. Eventually, many more people met us across the street from Grace Cathedral.

There was a nice crowd of people there, but Mina could be easily heard by everyone.
I was surprised by the number of local people on the tour. Sometimes, these people chimed in with their personal experiences.

The tour is not scary or spooky. Do not expect gore! Mina is a nice vampire with a good sense of humor who has lived in the tunnels under Nob Hill for well over a century. She tells amazing stories about the history of the area. She lived them.

I intend to go back up to Nob Hill and explore more since I took the tour. Its a wonderland up there. Tourists to San Francisco should visit Nob Hill. Take a cable car!
Written 1 November 2019
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vampiretour
Thanks so much for this review, Ellen! I'm so glad you came on the tour and enjoyed it!
Written 2 November 2019
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KKD SFO
San Francisco, CA546 contributions
Spooky! Dress warmly and have fun
May 2019
We’ve done the Vampire tour twice...had fun! Felt sorry for out of towners clad in shorts and flip flops. The wind is whipping on Nob Hill in the summer. The walking tour is full of San Francisco history...facts and fiction.
Written 15 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

heather w
3 contributions
Spooky Bachelorette Party
May 2018 • Friends
My friends surprised me with the tour and it's something I will never forget. Mina is a vivid storyteller and so knowledgable. We learned so much about the secret history of SF. She made it so engaging and her passion is infectious. Afterwards we got drinks at the Tonga Room (not included in the tour, but I also recommend). Dress warmly!
Written 23 May 2018
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Jubo1091
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Really fun experience
Apr 2018 • Family
A great experience! Mina was so informative and engaging while giving us a fun perspective on the always interesting and sometimes spooky history of the Nob Hill buildings. We really enjoyed her enthusiasm and energy while telling us secrets of old San Francisco. Very enjoyable
Written 15 May 2018
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EFBensonFan
Portland, OR11 contributions
Unique history and FUN !
Mar 2018 • Friends
Went on Mina Harker's Vampire Tour recently...she kept us entertained with stories and history on the hill. All in our party enjoyed it. Just the right tempo and mood for an enjoyable evening out while we were visiting THE City ! !
Written 18 March 2018
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Shellley J
1 contribution
Quirky fun
Feb 2018 • Friends
A unique, fun tour. Costumed host Mina Harker tells tales and takes you on a nice walk that shows off SF landmarks and signature views. Note: WEAR LAYERS! Don’t go by the temperature. This is San Francisco and it gets windy and cold on the hilltops!

Written 6 March 2018
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Lynne R
South San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Great fun in San Francisco
Sep 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed hearing stories of Nob Hill and San Francisco history. Vampire tour led by a colorful, witty and entertaining young lady. Fun and interesting and quite unique.
Written 5 March 2018
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judyfoxy1
Roseville, CA2 contributions
Great fun!
Jun 2017 • Friends
Took the tour in June of 2017. We had so much fun - lot's of quirky history even as a born-in-San-Franciscan did not know. Went home and bought several books to learn even more!
Came from hot Sacramento weather, folks it is very cold and windy top of Nob Hill, can't stress to dress warm or your evening will be ruined. It's not a scary tour so it is family friendly for sure, but they would have to be good listeners as your Vampiress host does stop to tell much. Just do it, where the heck else can you have this experience!!!
Written 2 March 2018
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4tess2read
Middlesboro, KY1 contribution
A spooky fun tour that I would do again and again
Jan 2018 • Solo
The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is an easy walk around Nob Hill hosted by that notorious Vampire Nina Harker--remember her from Dracula! She tells tales and Vampire lore at several stops and it is especially fun that she works in historical San Francisco to the stories. Wear a jack or coat if it is a chilly night, but I had a great time. A favorite Halloween thing to do or an anytime fun couple of hour for something different and unique.
Written 1 March 2018
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Kerry D
Kerry D
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Loved it! Enjoyed another fun corner of SF: Haunted Nob Hill
Hot Tip: Brr....esp in the summer - Wear Layers...and parking on Nob Hill can be tres Cher. Street parking is rare.
CHARLES D
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Fun night!
Loved that there was so much information of the area given to us. Enjoyed the costumes worn by so many of the grou
BetteGreen
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Steer Clear
We thought this would be interesting. An older woman in her 60s calls herself Mina Parker. The stories are silly
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