LOUSY Walking tour DETAILS

Lousy Pricing Schedule

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*Children under 5 are free however we highly recommend considering how difficult a walking tour can be on a child that age as not all locations are accessible to strollers.

#Minimum 1 adult per 2 youths.

^Tours are consecutive and therefore an additional leg can not be added to Leg 3 (Yerba Buena Tour) All tickets are good for 1 day.  Additional leg tickets must be redeemed on the same day.

Individual Leg Notes

Leg 1: Downtown

Meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:45 am, at the Palace Hotel (At the corner of Market and New Montgomery streets). This leg ends at an Irish pub around noon with indoor and outdoor seating. Food is not included with tour price.

The walk is about 1.5 miles with some moderate inclines and lasts approx. 2 1/ hours. Restrooms available throughout.


Leg 2: Chinatown

Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 12:30 pm, at the Hotel Triton(342 Grant Ave. 94108). This leg ends at Portsmouth Square about 3:00 pm.

The walk is about 1 mile on mostly moderate to slightly strenuous hills. Restrooms are available along the way but not all guests will be comfortable with the facilities. Cookies and tea tasting are included.


Leg 3: Yerba Buena

Meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 3:15 pm at Portsmouth Square (733 Kearny St. SF 94108) and finishes up at 6:00 pm in Jackson Square at the foot of North Beach.

The walk is about 1 3/4 miles and is almost all flat except for stairs of considerable length. Restrooms can be found along the way.

Policies for All Tours

What you can expect:

The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, environment, and culture in a fun and humorous way.  Nothing is taken too seriously and SK often makes guests his playful victims.  That being said, we want to always be considerate of fellow guests as well as the public in general. Since we will be going inside establishments that require a certain amount of decorum we ask that each guest please follow instructions provided by SK and/or others in a position of guidance.  SK Morton Creative reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any disruptive attendees.  

If you have not heard it before let us be the first in a long line:  San Francisco has many micro-climates and temperatures tend to vary greatly along the tour.  Layered clothing is recommended as well as comfortable walking shoes.

Each adult guest will receive a souvenir gift & map and a bottle of water.  Youths will receive a map and water. (In some cases a gift certificate will be given in place of gift)

Booking online vs. Walking up:

While all 3 legs of the Lousy Tour do allow for walk-ups it is highly recommended that you reserve your spot in advance as tours often sell out and a place in the tour is not guaranteed otherwise.

Ways to pay:

To pay in person SK accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard or Am Ex. 

To pay online you may use Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and American Express. 

Adding legs:

Additional legs can be added to the Lousy Downtown (Leg 1) and Lousy Chinatown (Leg 2) Tours in person and while booking with PEEK.

You may add either Leg 2 or Leg 3 to the Lousy Downtown Tour.  Please Note:  The tour legs run consecutively so only Leg 3 may be added to the Lousy Chinatown Tour and no legs can be added to the Lousy Yerba Buena Tour.

You may add a leg in person at any time along the tour before the start of each leg as long as the tour is not full.  See "Ways to pay" above.

To add legs with Peek or Viator refer to the "add-ons" step while booking.  

Meeting up and going home:

Tours begin promptly at the scheduled start time. Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can sign everyone in and start the tour on time.  See the Individual Leg Notes above for time and place.

At the start of each tour we will have a check-in, distribute goodies, and get to know each other.

When each leg is complete, We will take a group photo and SK will recommend some good places to eat. Each ending location is close to public transportation and SK will be glad to help you with directions.


Walk-ups will not need a ticket.

Those who reserved Online will be issued an eticket at check-out.  Please bring a copy of that ticket or present your reservation on an electronic device at the time of check-in.

Children under the age of 5 do not need tickets. 

Tour Size/Minimum participants:

While the minimum number of tickets purchased is 1, The minimum number of actual participants for a tour is 4.  Tours of 2 or more may proceed if the total number of Adult tickets purchased is 4.

All Youth tickets must be purchased with a minimum of 1 corresponding Adult ticket. Each child under 5 must be accompanied by at least 1 attendee with an Adult ticket.

The maximum number of guests on any given leg of the tour should not exceed 20.  For groups of over 20 please see the instructions on the Personalized Tours page.


The gratuity to your tour guide is not included. Consider him/her as you would others in the industry, or as servers in restaurants, cab drivers, etc. You tip them at your discretion, and a good time to do so is after the tour, when you are saying farewell.  Any tours with meals included do not cover tips for the wait staff.


The tour operates rain or shine. In case of circumstances (Such as storms that would put guests in danger or other emergencies) beyond our control that would necessitate cancelling the tour you will be contacted by phone or email to reschedule.

Customers may cancel up to 24 hours before the tour start time and be rescheduled (Tickets are not refundable for customer cancellations).  Ticket costs will be forfeited by customers who cancel less than 24 hours before the tour starts.

Other topics not covered:

If you have any questions about the tour that have not been covered, or if you need clarification on any of the topics above, please fill out the form to the side and SK will be happy to get back to you. (In most cases within 24 hours)

If you have comments in general about this site or SK's heritage please go to the Contact page in the About drop-down menu at the top of the page.