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Morning Guided City Tour of San Francisco

Do more, see more on this San Francisco city tour. Your insider guide takes you to see attractions like the Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown and Coit Tower. Stop to explore the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End and Twin Peaks. Tour Length - 4 hours approximately

More attractions than any other tour
Stops at key attractions to photograph and explore
Golden Gate Bridge crossing toll
Live narration (English)
Local guest services assistance
Pickup at two major San Francisco hotels
Meals or beverages
Guide gratuity

Tour Highlights:

  • Your city insider guide makes a complimentary hotel pickup
  • Learn about Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, Coit Tower & more
  • Stop to explore and photograph the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End and Twin Peaks

Tour Details:

This is the most comprehensive San Francisco tour available. Our half-day city tour of San Francisco visits the most popular neighborhoods. Your guide knows the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the city and will point out San Francisco’s famous landmarks, even stopping to let you photograph and explore. By the end, you’ll know all the best things to do in San Francisco.

Your San Francisco city tour begins with a pickup at (or near) your hotel. Starting at the Ferry Building, you will take a trip down San Francisco’s waterfront where you will see Fisherman’s Wharf, then, Alcatraz Island and Angel Island from the green lawn of the Marina District. We will take some time to explore at the Palace of Fine Arts and the Presidio. Then, it will be time for the main event—the Golden Gate Bridge!

Next, our city tour reaches San Francisco’s rugged coastline where you can pause to stretch your legs and enjoy dramatic views of the “city by the bay” and get great pictures of the Golden Gate shipwrecks, Sutro Baths and the historic Cliff House. Later, you will be blown away by the views of the city from the top of Twin Peaks.

As your ride in comfort, your city tour guide will point out painted Victorian homes and explain what makes the Haight-Ashbury, and Castro districts such an essential part of San Francisco’s culture. After a drive through Nob Hill, Union Square and Chinatown, we'll visit the charming Italian neighborhood of North Beach, home to famously crooked Lombard StreetCoit Tower, Italian restaurants and more.

From start to finish on this San Francisco city tour, you will laugh out loud as you experience what has made San Francisco one of the world’s most beloved cities.

Why choose us:

Easily the most complete San Francisco city tour. Guests love the special treatment of a hotel pickup and the support of an attentive guide as they visit San Francisco’s iconic attractions. No waiting for the hop-on-hop-off bus. The tour waits for you as you explore and photograph the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End and Twin Peaks.


08:30 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Convenient pickup at two major San Francisco hotels
  • Learn about Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and the Marina District
  • Stop and explore picturesque Palace of Fine Arts

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Cruise across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
  • Stop at a spectacular vista in the Presidio for photographs
  • Take in the Pacific Ocean coastline at Land’s End
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Sutro Baths and the Cliff House

11: 00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Admire the beauty of Golden Gate Park
  • Learn the fascinating history of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury
  • Stop and be amazed by  the 360-degree views at Twin Peaks
  • Drive through the Castro neighborhood

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

  • Enjoy views of Chinatown, Nob Hill and Union Square
  • See North Beach, home to Coit Tower and crooked Lombard Street
  • Enjoy lunch in North Beach or Fisherman’s Wharf (not included)
Important Information
What will I see?

Easily the most comprehensive city tour of San Francisco, we take you to visit the: Ferry Building, Marina District, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Fisherman’s Wharf, Land’s End, Cliff House, Castro District, Chinatown, Union Square, Lombard Street, North Beach, and, of course—Golden Gate Bridge!

What should I wear?

San Francisco can be chilly in the morning, so it’s best to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals.

What should I bring?

Bring a valid government-issued ID, a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain), and a credit card or some cash for purchasing souvenirs or snacks.

Will I see the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes. This tour takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge. Weather permitting, we will make a stop so you can take photos of the bridge, Alcatraz, and the city skyline.

Is the tour guided? In what languages?

Yes. The live tour of the city is fully guided in English. For foreign language speakers, we offer recorded audio guides in: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Japanese. Please specify your preferred language when booking.

Do you pick up outside of San Francisco?

We offer a complimentary pick-up from hotels located in San Francisco. If you are staying away from the downtown area, we suggest taking a shared ride service or public transportation to the Hilton Union Square hotel on O'Farrell Street. The pick-up location is on the Mason Street side exit of the hotel.

Are meals included? Can I buy or bring my own?

Meals are not included, however, there will be stops where you can purchase snacks.

Does the tour stop for photos? Where?

The tour will make several 10-15 minute stops at the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio and Land’s End.

Where should we eat after the tour?

There are dozens of wonderful choices in North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf. On the day of our tour, your guide will be happy to make restaurant recommendations based on your appetite and budget.

I'm travelling with a child

For your child's safety, all vehicle tours require child safety seats or a booster for every child under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height. If you need assistance arranging for a safety seat, give us at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-967-6461.

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