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Price 
Location 
Duration 
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Description
$ 8
Jul 2008
Jefferson Island, Louisiana
1 hour
Tour of home and gardens on a salt dome  more... close row
$ 25
Jun 2008
Charleston, SC
1 hour
Spooky story walking tour of Charleston  more... close row
$ 35
Sep 2007
Gettysburg, pa
2 hours
Ghost tour of Gettysburg  more... close row
$ 20
Apr 2008
Bruswick, Georgia
1 hour
Tour limited to twelve people  more... close row
$ 50
Sep 2006
Tucson, AZ
several hours at each site
Walking tours of historical movie sets   more... close row

Description of service

The service included access to and walking tours of historical movie sets (of the old west variety) turned theme park, and the local botanical gardens and natural history museum, both in the same day. It is priced per person, "one" being the number of people the above price pays for.

The company also offers accommodations at local bed and breakfasts and tours of other regional points of historic or aesthetic interest, including leaded forest hikes up on Mt. Lemmon.


Review of Service

It was the tail end of summer and my grandparents came down form Canada to visit and spend time in Tucson. Mostly the latter since they'd made plans around the fact I'd be busy most of the time.

We did have time to go to dinner most nights they were in town and we did go on the tours of .

How was it? It was a tour. It's designed for tourists so as a local it was pretty boring and since I'd lived in the area for a while, I was having difficulty resisting the pull to share sordid details to the group about the events described by the guide, along with other pieces of local color, like the Speedway Strangler, our local and long-deceased serial killer.


Tips

If you're a tourist, realize that you're going to be lumped in with other tourists and will be getting a sanitized version of life wherever you are when you take tours. If you like that sort of thing, great, but if not, do as the locals do and get a copy of the free weekly newspaper (available in big red boxes everywhere around Tucson, particularly downtown). You'll find out much better what's going on, what there is to do, and where the great restaurants are much more cheaply than contracting with a tour guide. You won't miss not seeing staged gunfights. They rarely happened in the old west, anyway.


$ 15
Jun 2006
Washington DC
4 hours
Walking tour of major landmarks in DC  more... close row
$ 60
Jun 2008
Venice, CA
3 hours
Tour of Venice California on the expensive side  more... close row
$ 35
Apr 2007
Atlanta, GA
1 hour
Walking tour of downtown Atlanta  more... close row
$ 18
May 2008
New Orleans, LA
2 hours
Ghost tour through the French Quarter in New Orleans  more... close row
$ 35
Jul 2008
Louisville, KY
2 hours
Ghost tour of Louisville  more... close row
$ 20
May 2008
San Francisco, CA
2 hours 30 minutes
Walking tour of Victorian homes in San Francisco  more... close row
$ 50
Sep 2007
Key west, FL
one night
Fun Ghost tour of Key West Florida  more... close row
$ 18
Jun 2007
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 and 1/2 hours
New Orleans walking cemetary tour  more... close row
$ 99
Aug 2008
Venice, CA
2 hours
Walking tour of Venice Beach  more... close row
$ 50
Oct 2007
Delaware, OH
2 hours
Ghost walking tour for two people  more... close row
$ 17
Jul 2008
Seattle, WA
2 hours
Tour of International District in Seattle  more... close row
$ 20
Sep 2006
Philadelphia, PA
1.5 hours
90 minute walking tour of Philadelphia  more... close row
$ 55
May 2008
San Diego, CA
2 hours
Walking tour in Balboa Park in San Diego   more... close row
$ 50
Jul 2007
Williamburg,Va
1 hour
One hour historical tour of Williamsburg  more... close row