Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine is a tour that offers the public the opportunity to learn more about San Francisco history in a unique way. Led by the eccentric tour guide Emperor Norton I, the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, tour participants are led on an interesting journey throughout San Francisco presented in an engaging and one-of-a-kind fashion. This tour is very popular and is definitely the one to take when visiting San Francisco. Whether choosing to tour San Francisco’s main attractions or experience the waterfront, Emperor’s Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine is an experience to be had by both locals and tourists alike.
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Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine offers general tours to the public. These include the traditional Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine tour as well as the Fantastic Waterfront Time Machine, both of which offer tour participants a different way to experience San Francisco. The following are some details for each of the applicable tours.
Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine –This particular tour allows tour participants to see San Francisco up close and personal from a historic point of view. Some of visited sites and historic landmarks and events covered include:
· Emperor Norton
· Union Square
· The St. Francis Hotel
· Maiden Lane
· Lotta's Fountain
· the 1906 earthquake and fire
· Bummer & Lazarus
· the Palace Hotel
· and more
Fantastic Waterfront Time Machine – With this particular tour, participants will get a thorough review of the San Francisco waterfront. The following locations and popular landmarks will be visited and explored:
· the Embarcadero
· the Emperor Norton Bridge
· the Produce District
· Coit Tower
· the Labor Movement
· Meiggs Wharf
· the Muni F Line
· Levi's Jeans
· the Cannery
· Irish coffee
Both of the tours provided by Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine are two and three-quarter hours long. Each of these tours is also at least 2 miles long. Those interested in either one of the tours are advised to dress comfortably and to also wear comfortable shoes.
The Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine is available on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00am and 2:30p.m. This tour will depart from Union Square, and all tour participants are asked to meet under the Dewey Monument statue.
The Fantastic Waterfront Time Machine is available on Sunday at 11:00am, and tour participants meet in front of the ferry building.
Full details in regards to the locations for the meeting places of both tours are available on the Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine website.
Pricing of tickets for both tours is currently set at $20. Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended in order to ensure that tour participants have a spot on the applicable tour of choice. Please note that availability of tour space it is subject to change.
Refunds for tour tickets are only available if tour participants contact Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine at least 24 hours before the applicable tour date.
Vouchers for the Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine are available via a number of discount sites such as Groupon and Living Social. Those who choose to take advantage of vouchers for either one of the tours must present a printed hard copy of the voucher upon check-in at the tour.
Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine, 333 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, website, Phone: 415-644-8513
(Last Updated on September 18, 2017)