Tour Frequently Asked Questions
How much do public tours cost?
All public tours are on a sliding scale from $18 per person to $30. You decide what you'd like to pay based on what you can afford. 10 percent of money from all ticket sales will be donated to support the mission of a cause/organization in alignment with that tour’s subject matter
I want to join a tour but cannot afford it. Can I still come?
Inclusivity and accessibility is a priority for us. If you would like to take a tour but don’t have the financial means to do so, you will always be welcome! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you to ensure you are able to join us. Alternatively, if you have the financial means to pay for the participation of another, please consider donating.
Are the tours accessible?
What months do you run the tours? Why don’t you have the tours in the winter?
We run our tours from May through November. We shut down in the winter and early spring. We do this because trying to discuss heavy, intellectual information when it is freezing doesn’t work so well. During our off-season, you can still book one of our private tours.
Where do the proceeds from this tour go?
We donate 10% of all tour proceeds to organizations that are doing the work discussed in these tours. Since each of our tours covers very different topics, the proceeds from each tour goes to a different organization. To see the most up-to-date list of where we donate, visit our current tours page.
What happens if I show up late?
Please try and arrive to the tours 15 minutes early. All of our guides will email out their cell phone number in case you can’t find them. That said, once the tour has started it is very challenging for guides to be attentive to their cell phones, while simultaneously giving the tour. If you arrive after the tour has left the meeting location, there is no guarantee the guides will be able to contact you back to give directions on where to find them.
Do the tours get cancelled because of weather?
No. Our tours go out rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions of that day.
Do the public tours get cancelled due to low turnout?
Occasionally yes. Our minimum number that we run tours for is 3 people. If 24 hours before the tour begins, only 2 people have signed up for the following day’s tour, we will send an email to the guests to attempt to reschedule.
Where does the tour start and end?
The starting and ending locations for each tour is listed on our current tours page. You will also receive an automated email and a personalized email to confirm the starting location and starting date and time of the tour.
Can I get a refund if I cancel?
If you cancel with 48 hours notice, you will be provided a full refund.
Can I get a refund if I arrive late and can’t find the group?
If you arrive late, first try texting the tour guide (their number can be found in the confirmation email). Typically, we do not provide refunds for people who arrive after the group left the meeting location, and are not able to catch up.
What’s the difference between a public and private tour?
A public tour is a tour where we post a date and time of when that tour will run, and anyone can sign up to join. A private tour is where it will be just you and your group with the guide. Typically this is best for school groups, community groups, or groups larger than 8.
How much do private tours cost?
Private tours cost $250 per tour. That said, our organization is committed to having cost not be a barrier to any group. If your group would like to schedule a private tour, but don’t think you can afford $250, email email@example.com and we can do our best to provide the tour within your budget.
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate on a private tour?
The maximum group size for a private tour is 24 people. This is based on neighborhood ordinances of many of the neighborhoods we walk through.
What happens if my group is larger than 24 people?
If a group is significantly larger than 24 people (say 30 to 48) then we would need to split the group in two and try to have two tours go out at the same time.
What tours do you offer as private tours?