LGBTQ Castro Walking Tour

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LGBTQ Castro Walking Tour
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Cruisin' the Castro Walking tours celebrates 30 years of Pride and as San Francisco's first and ONLY Legacy Business Tour Company! This prestigious award recognizes Cruisin' the Castro as a longstanding, community-servicing business and a valuable cultural asset to the City & County of San Francisco.

Tours are fun, fascinating and offers twice as many tour stops that not only include the colorful sites of the largest LGBTQ community in the world, but explores the spectrum of sexual and gender diversity and the struggle with achieving equal rights in America.   No other tour offer this rare and educational opportunity!

Tours are conducted by a local resident, professional tour guide and a civil rights activist.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
2 hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Led by a local guide
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Castro, Castro and Market Sts., San Francisco, CA 94114

Come cruise the Castro on this fun and comprehensive 2-hour tour! Celebrating 30 years of walking with PRIDE, Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tour is San Francisco's premier tour company!

Learn about LGBTQ culture, diversity and the lack of civil rights in America. Explore the many historical sights that has shaped a community as well as, a world wide culture. No other tour offers over 20 historical sites that span from the Gold Rush, World War II, civil rights leader, Harvey Milk, the AIDS epidemic, the Rainbow Honor Walk and beyond!

Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours is conducted by a long time local resident, historian and community activist. Recognized as a TripAdvisor "Hall of Fame" member since 2011!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Harvey Milk Plaza, Southwest corner of Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco, CA

Learn how Harvey Milk arrived and became the 1st openly gay male politician to serve public office in United States and a Civil Rights Activist. Find out how the rainbow flag was created!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Human Rights Campaign Action Center and Store, 575 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Harvey Milk's original camera shop, campaign headquarters and resident. It is now the home of the Human Rights Campaign Action Center and Store. Learn how LGBTQ people do not have equal rights in employment, housing and public accommodations today.

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Castro
  • Entry/Admission - Harvey Milk Plaza


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

400 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Returns To

575 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We really enjoyed the Castro tour! Our guide Kathy was very fun, nice and passionate and she provided us a lot of information about the district history and nowadays challenges and struggles of the LGBTQ community. Thank you Kathy!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Kathy was a great tour guide. So much interesting information. A real eye opener. Would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Informative tour that made everyone feel included even myself who was solo on the tour. Would definitely recommend!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
I highly recommend this tour with thoughtful comments on culture and history. Kathy was a delight and very attentive to all members of the tour.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
This tour was very informative and blended interesting trivia with big moments in San Francisco history during the Harvey Milk era and the AIDS epidemic. Our guide touched on important topics with grace. The attendees were diverse, both in geography and age. It included two elementary-school aged kids. There was about 5 minutes where their mother took them away from the group as adult topics were being discussed, but it was a short time and the family seemed to enjoy the entire tour. The tour starts and ends right in the heart of the Castro, which made it very easy for us to find something to do after the tour concluded. My friend and I both really enjoyed this tour!
• Submitted 11 Sep 2018
I as the only person on this tour so it was very special to be able to have such a personal tour. I had this trip cancelled the time before I was in San Francisco so it was doubly a pleasure this time. Definitely learnt so much about the history. A must for me to do the next time I am there
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
For anyone visiting San Francisco who is a member of the Rainbow community, has loved ones who are or simply wishes to learn more about the Castro or the gay rights movement, this tour is an absolute must do! Kathy is an extraordinarily warm, knowledgable and attentive tour guide!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Kathy was warm and welcoming mixing a deep understanding of the history of the area and the people with a fun, up to date and very local view. For anyone who is at all interested in civil rights, this trip is for you.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
Truly wonderful tour! So much information, and such warm and friendly delivery.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
This was an insightful tour, led by a woman who was clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the area she lived in. Best thing we did in San Francisco.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
This is a terrific tour for anyone visiting San Francisco or for anyone who lives in SF and wants to know more about their community. Tour guide Kathy is a wonderful knowledgeable person who has lived in the Castro for at least a decade. She knows the history of the community as well as the history of human rights in her country. I can't recommend this tour enough. Other people in our tour group today were interested and enthusiastic and a pleasure to be with. Take this tour - you'll love it!
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
A great intro to the history of the district. Warm, informative and personal.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2017
Kathy is an amazing guide. We learned a lot about our Historic Walk Tour, it was very interesting. We was very happy to have a guide like Kathy! Thanks again.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
Incredibly interesting look at the history and culture of the Castro district over the last 40 or so years. Very knowledgeable guide.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2017
This a must-do tour for all visitors to San Francisco. Kathy is a warm, funny and knowledgable tour guide. The tour is moving and empowering. You'll learn a lot and you won't regret this booking.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
Sweet insights and great background that you can't get in the movie Milk. Kathy was a wonderful tour guide.
• Submitted 21 Jul 2017
Awesome tour Fantastic knowledge of the area and gay and lesbian history Fun and nit too fast paced so anyone can join in Recomend to everybody
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
This tour really was an amazing experience. We went through the events and the great people that made history in this neighborhood and that had an impact in the whole word. I had goosebumps throughout it. I highly recommend it as there are so many hidden gems in these streets that you could not discover by yourselves. And Kathy is a great host! A huge thanks to her for the tour!
• Submitted 01 Jul 2017
One of the best things we did in San Francisco! Wonderful tour, warmly done!
• Submitted 28 Jun 2017
Went with my cousin and learned a great deal about the history of the district. It was a fantastic tour and a must if traveling to San Francisco.
• Submitted 14 May 2017
Kathy was not only informative, but patient and very in touch with everyone's needs. She always starts the tour trying to learn everyone's names and what they want to get out of the tour. She spents the entire tour trying to include things for everyone included and goes at a pace that allows people who are slower to not get worn out while active people like myself don't get fidgety or bored because there is so much to see. She keeps it interesting, includes current events, and shares everything she can with the group : She is a sweetheart and I will highly recommend any friends visiting San Fransisco book this tour! She even gave my boyfriend and I tips for all the bars and nightlife. The food in the area can't be beat either! Try the HOT COOKIE!
• Submitted 22 Mar 2017
Wear comfortable shoes! This is a very long walking tour w/ lots of information.
• Submitted 28 Feb 2017
Very insightful walk through some of SF's most important spots!
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
I had a great and rewarding tour with Kathy who was my guide. I learned a lot about the history of the neighborhood and the Gay and Lesbian struggle. I highly recommend this tour and this guide!
• Submitted 17 Feb 2017

In Brief

San Francisco, United States
United States
2 hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Led by a local guide
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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