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Historic Walks of Santa Fe

#15 of 42 Tours in Santa Fe
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Address: Historic Plaza Galeria, E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM
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+1 505-986-8388
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My daughter and I decided to do this on a whim and were so happy we did! Our guide wrote a book about Santa Fe history so he was incredibly knowledgeable. We felt that the tour... read more

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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I decided to do this on a whim and were so happy we did! Our guide wrote a book about Santa Fe history so he was incredibly knowledgeable. We felt that the tour gave us a better picture of the city and its history as a whole. My only complaint is that the tour guide was late... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had taken a Santa Fe walking tour in a prior visit, but this tour was much more informative and focused. Josh, the guide was knowledgeable, and had real passion for his craft. We learned so much about historic Santa Fe-really eye opening!!. I would heartily recommend this tour to anyone. The cost? $15/pp.

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Thank Michael B
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

It's definitely worth going on a walking tour to get some background knowledge and get your bearings in a new place, but our tour guide gave information in a rather scattered way. There also wasn't very much walking.

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Thank Tavia W
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

My son and I took the Downtown Daily Tour from this company. Although we had a reservation, the tour got off to a slow start, because the guide did not show up at our hotel, the Eldorado. We were able to meet him at a location on the Plaza, thanks to some fast phone work from the concierge at our... More 

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Thank ReaderPat
New London, Connecticut
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We found the listing on TripAdvisor and showed up at the Hotel St. Francis with time to spare. No one showed up. Next day we phoned first but got only a recording that gave the same time and place. Showed up again but no one appeared. Hotel knew nothing about it. We did our own walking tour and saved $28.... More 

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Parker
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We so enjoyed Phillip and his "intuitiveness" with Ghosts. He was a great story teller and kept our whole family entertained. We have a 10 and a 17 year old and the historic walk is something we did as a family and one we will never forget. Thank you Phillip -you were engaging to all of us and we so... More 

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Jacksonville, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Arlene was our tour guide. We met at the St. Francis hotel. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, funny, interesting and paid attention to our group, always making sure we were all together before starting her next explanation. Took us to very interesting places and gave us much information. My daughter lives in Santa Fe but had never taken a tour... More 

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Thank Donna T
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. It provides a thorough and interesting history of Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. It includes entrance to the St Francis Basilica and the Loretto Chapel. Our guide, whose name I can't recall but who is Polish in origin was fantastic. She also offered many helpful tips about the... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We joined the tour at St. Francis hotel on a Tuesday morning. Our guide was young woman Iwona (spelling?) originally from Poland. The two hours passed very quickly. We paused to sit in a few places while she told us about history of area from early Spanish colonists, through Pueblo Revolt to Los Alamos Manhattan Project to a Jeff Bridges... More 

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Although we had already walked Santa Fe's small historic district the day before, we were keen to fill the gaps in our knowledge about the city and its history. Unfortunately, we were not much the wiser after our 1.75 hour walking tour with Phill. The brochure advertises this tour as 'the most interesting and enriching way to see the city'.... More 

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