Lillian Sizemore has been searching out the many mosaic sites of San Francisco since 1997 and is excited to share a 'fragment of the city' with you. Mosaic tours are a great idea for birthday parties, wedding parties, family reunions, or just a bunch of friends having fun for the afternoon. It’s a good time. Tours can be tailored for children ages 8-80!

That's me in the striped hat...and this is a group of SAMA Mosaic Enthusiasts who recently took my Walking Tour in the Castro. I’d like to acknowledge my Tour Mentor, Robert Mac, comedian and founder of FOOTtours. Through his advice, I learned what it takes to be a great guide. Thanks!

TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:

Fractured and Fabulous!
Mosaics, Murals and Vintage Tile of the Castro

This is an easy 2-1/2 hour walking tour that winds through the colorful Castro neighborhood and includes plenty of historical anecdotes, tile spotting, and people watching. The walk also includes a special visit to a private mosaic collection. We start at Spikes Coffee Shop, and end near Mission Dolores. The tour covers many sights, and insights that are not included in the Guidebook.

*Easy: There are no steep hills, we walk on paved sidewalks, paced with frequent stops.

Tour includes a Custom Souvenir Mosaic Map of the Castro.
Minimum: 4 people Maximum: 20 people

Mambo Italiano:
The Mosaics and Moxie of North Beach

This tour is available beginning August 26, 2004

Celebrate the ancient heritage of Mosaics as we amble through San Francisco’s popular “Little Italy”. This neighborhood is home to beautiful examples of traditional mosaics, Italian pottery shops, restaurants, bookstores and espresso shops. The tour will end at the Palace Hotel, where you can rest your feet amidst old world elegance and beautiful marble mosaic floors. This Tour takes approximately three hours. Added bonus, your tour guide speaks Italian!

Custom Tours

Driving tours can be arranged with a minimum of 6-8 people. These tours are in private vans or small buses and can cover many of the famous mosaic sights around the city that are more difficult to see on foot. This tour requires ample advance arrangements. Please inquire if you are interested in booking a driving tour, and we will discuss the details. Prices will be quoted depending on your requirements.

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Youth Tours

The Castro tour can be adapted for younger folk and teens. Please inquire.

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