Your Guides

Hobnob Tours began 11 years ago with the desire to bring the passionate and lively history of San Francisco back to life for tourists and locals. We researched at major historical libraries and collections and consumed vintage books. We secured special permission to tour inside many venues not open to the general public.

We use microphones for groups of ten persons or more. We strive to make sure you will have the best tour in the City. See our testimonials and join us in reliving our boisterous past when all the horses in San Francisco wore silver shoes and maids washed floors with 3 carat diamonds on their fingers.

Margot Heltne

Margot Heltne

Margot grew up in the Bay Area. She is a 20 year veteran of the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild and an International Tour Management Institute graduate. She was a history and art major.

Mary McCloy

Mary McCloy

Mary is an Irish San Francisco native. She is a Certified Guide with the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild and an International Tour Management Institute graduate. She is a clinical psychologist and marathon runner.

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Valarie Daum Huff

Valarie Daum Huff

Valarie grew up in a pioneer Los Angeles family that instilled in her a respect and love for history. Later Valarie attended University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a major in American History.

As an adult Valarie worked as a litigation paralegal. She was a Senior Docent at San Francisco City Hall. She is currently a docent at Ravenswood House Museum in Livermore, a Director of the San Francisco Opera Guild and an Advisor to the Livermore Valley Opera and a member of the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society.

Nan Bouton

Nan Bouton

Nan is a second generation San Franciscan with an art degree from Pomona College. She was the CFO for Katherine Del Mar Burke School. A member of the Maybeck Foundation, Nan is involved in the Leadership Committee for the Campaign for the Palace of Fine Arts.

Victoria Dangerfield

Victoria Dangerfield

Victoria left her London home and followed her heart to the Bay Area three years ago. To develop her travel and hospitality career, she graduated from the "International Tour Management Institute". She took groups to the National Parks, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, utilizing her foreign language skills. In 2010, Victoria became a full time guide with "San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours". As a native European, she is fluent in three languages; (French, Spanish & Catalan), and she speaks Italian on a conversational level. Victoria is honored to become a member of the "Hob Nob" team.

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Nob Hill, San Francisco

To make a reservation, call us at
(650) 814-6303 or email us.

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