Guided Walking Tours with Monika Trobits

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Walking Tours through San Francisco with Monika Trobits

Scheduled for release in October 2014:
Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco:
A Western Theater for Northern and Southern Politics

by Monika Trobits
This book will be available through The History Press’ website, local bookstores and through this website.

July Book Puzzler:
Alcatraz was from 1934-1963 the site of a federal penitentiary, but the island originally housed a military prison that began during the antebellum era. In the mid-1850s, a member of an American president’s cabinet reviewed and approved the plans for the development of Alcatraz Island as a fortress and part of the triangular defense of the Golden Gate. Within a decade that same individual would hold a very prominent, government position in the Confederate States of America. Who was he?

The answer to this puzzler will be found in Monika’s new book. For more about that book, please visit the Publications page.

Also coming in Autumn 2014:
A new walking tour called “The Mid-19th Century Journey: Antebellum and Civil War Days in San Francisco.”
A 50% discount for this new Tour #2 will be given to those tour attendees that have posted a four- or five-star review with comment on Trip Advisor and/or Yelp about any one of Monika’s tours that they’ve attended since 2004. Post on both sites for the San Francisco Journeys listing and receive two discounted spots on the new tour. Reviews should include the name of tour the reviewer attended that was led by Monika.

Current Tour Dates:
Tour #1: Tuesdays: July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Thursdays: July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25.
Saturdays: July 26; August 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept. 6, 13, 27.
Additional days/dates available upon request for groups (min 4). Please contact Monika directly.

Tour #2: COMING SOON! ||| Tour #3: Temporarily unavailable.

Book now using the Brown Paper Tickets link on this site. For cash purchases, gift-certificate and other certificate redemptions, you must contact Monika directly at monika@sanfranciscojourneys.com.
Reservations must be made by e-mail and must include the booking #.

Please note:
Check-in times begin 10-15 minutes before the designated start-time for each respective tour. Be courteous to your guide and fellow tour attendees by arriving on time for your tour and by letting Monika know if you can’t make the tour.

Advice for visiting San Francisco: Be open-minded and have a sense of humor!

July travel quote:
“Travel is like a good, challenging book: it demands presentness – the ability to live completely in the moment, absorbed in the words or vision of reality before you.”
Robert D. Kaplan, journalist and author, from “Being There,” a 2012 essay in the Atlantic.

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The Walking Tours

Tour #1: The Grand Tour of San Francisco – Part 1

The Downtown/Mid-City Journey
Duration | 9:30 a.m. – approx. 4:45 p.m.
Offered | Please check current tour dates noted above.

Not the average sightseeing tour but rather an opportunity to experience San Francisco from a different perspective. Join Monika for an eclectic walking/riding (public transport) tour tracing San Francisco’s transition from an 18th century pueblo to the booming 19th century mining town leading to its becoming the Queen City of the West and finally emerging as the modern metropolis of the 21st century . . .
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Tour #2 The Grand Tour of San Francisco – Part 2

The Mid-19th Century Journey: Antebellum and Civil War Days in San Francisco

COMING SOON: This tour will be offered in celebration of Monika’s Fall 2014 book release of Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theater for Northern and Southern Politics. Stay tuned for details!

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Tour #3: The Grand Tour of San Francisco – Part 3

The Northern Waterfront Journey: Telegraph Hill to the Ferry Building
Duration | 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Offered | Not currently offered.

Explore Loma Alta, the “high hill,” and discover its origins and transitions with Monika, your guide for this memorable journey. Visit the landmark structure that crowns Telegraph Hill. View and learn about the magnificent murals in Coit Tower . . .
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About Your Guide

Monika Trobits is a street-wise, native New Yorker and a long-time San Francisco resident of more than three decades. Within a few years of arriving in Northern California, she began her on-going, formal and informal study of San Francisco’s and California’s history, architecture, politics, art, unique features and culturally-diverse neighborhoods. Doing all of that inspired her to seek opportunities to become a walking tour docent and tour guide so that she could lead tours of her adopted city for anyone who would show up and listen. She’s been successfully doing that since 1989. Her presentations are engaging, comprehensive, witty and historically accurate. She leads visitors and residents alike on enjoyable and insightful journeys through San Francisco’s districts. Learn More
Walking Tours through San Francisco with Monika Trobits