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.

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 on 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: Fridays: April 4, 11; May 16, 30. Saturdays: April 19, 26; May 10, 24. Monday (Memorial Day): May 26.
Additional days/dates available upon request for groups (min 4).

Tour #2: COMING SOON!

Tour #3: Coit Tower will be closed beginning November 18, 2013 and will reopen in April 2014. During that interim, Tour #3 will be one hour shorter and the cost will be $40 per attendee. Meeting point will remain the same.

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!

April travel quote:
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet (1854-1900)

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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 | Selected Fridays and Saturdays. Occasional Wednesdays and Sundays.

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 | Thursdays, Sundays or by request.

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