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Morning Guided City Tour of San Francisco


Tour Length - 4 hours approximately

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Flexible Ticket Deal
Most comprehensive San Francisco sightseeing tour available
Live narration (English) of San Francisco attractions
Multiple stops to photograph and explore
Golden Gate Bridge crossing toll
Daily departures
Local guest services assistance
Guide gratuity: recommended

TRAVEL TIP: While public health travel restrictions are active in California, we may not have a scheduled San Francisco City Tour dates available during your visit. As an alternative, we recommend a self-guided audio tour done in your own vehicle and at your own pace. These downloadable tours share the top attractions, history, hidden gems, untold stories, and travel tips. Check out our city tour options here.

This is the most comprehensive guided tour of San Francisco available. Our San Francisco half-day tour will take you through the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco. We’ll also make sure to point out some of the more famous landmarks that have made San Francisco the renowned city it is today.

Start the tour with a pickup at your hotel or close by. After seeing San Francisco’s waterfront and Marina District, we’ll visit the Palace of Fine Arts. Then, the main event—a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge!

On this tour, you’ll also see the City’s rugged coastline. Pause to enjoy cliff-side views of “city by the bay”. Be blown away by the beauty of Golden Gate Park. You’ll learn about not only what made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission and Castro districts, but also what they are, and why they’re important to so many.

After a drive through Nob Hill and Chinatown, we'll visit the charming Italian neighborhood of North Beach. While there, we’ll point out how to find crooked Lombard Street, Coit Tower, and more.

From start to finish on this San Francisco sightseeing highlights tour, you will laugh out loud and learn so much more than you would have imagined about what has made San Francisco one of the world’s most beloved cities.



08:00 AM to 9:00 AM

  • Begin your tour with a convenient pickup in San Francisco (we serve most 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

  • Learn history of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge while cruising across
  • Stop at a spectacular vista for Instagram-worthy photos of the bridge
  • Arrive at Land’s End - the city’s Pacific Ocean shoreline
  • Stop in the gift shop for the chance to grab coffee and souvenirs
  • Capture panoramic views of Ocean Beach, Sutro Baths, and the Cliff House

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • See the highlights of Golden Gate Park, including the California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum
  • Learn the unique cultural history of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury
  • Roll through the Castro and Mission neighborhoods on your way to San Francisco’s City Hall

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

  • Take pictures while driving through Chinatown, Nob Hill, and the Financial District (“FiDi”)
  • See North Beach, location of Coit Tower and crooked Lombard Street
  • Off board in the Fisherman’s Wharf for lunch or get dropped off at the pickup point

Read more helpful articles about San Francisco in our BLOG.

Important Information

Does this tour operate every day?

Yes, this tour operates daily based on a minimum number of participants.

How long is the tour?

This tour takes about 3.5-4 hours.

Will I have time to see the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes. This tour will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge, we will also make a stop so you can take photos of the bridge and city (weather permitting).

What will we see during the city tour?

The tour will cover as much of San Francisco as we can in 4 hours. We will delve into the facts and history of the Haight-Ashbury, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Marina District - and even more. You will also have the chance to see the city’s majestic parks, rugged coastline, and the not-to-be-missed Golden Gate Bridge. In short, you’ll get to see most of the things that make San Francisco the city it is today!

Do you offer this tour in different languages?

This tour is offered in English only. However, if required we can organize a private tour in several languages.

I'm travelling with a child

Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height, as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to bring your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeit of your seats on the tour without a refund. Please also note that any children 12 years and older must have an adult ticket as they do not qualify for a child-priced ticket.

Do you pick up outside of San Francisco?

We only offer pick ups in San Francisco only.

Is this a guided tour?

Yes, the tour is guided with an English-speaking guide. There will also be time on your own during the stops.

What is the average temperature?

San Francisco average temperature data is below.SUMMER MONTHS (JUNE, JULY, AUGUST):Average High temperature: 67°F / 19°C Average Low temperature: 54°F / 12°CWINTER MONTHS (DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY):Average High temperature: 58°F / 14°CAverage Low temperature: 47°F / 8°C

What should I wear?

Temperatures vary depending on the season and time of day in the Bay Area, so we recommend that you wear layered clothing in case of unexpectedly climbing or falling temperatures. We do not recommend wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts in the winter. However, we realize that everyone is acclimated to different weather and thus trust you to make your own judgement. For footwear, we recommend comfortable walking shoes, such as regular tennis shoes, sneakers, or boots with rubber soles and treads. In the summer months, hiking sandals can be worn on the tour, but high heels, beach flip-flops, and other open-toed shoes are not recommended.

What should I bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking Extra spending money for meals, snacks, souvenirs etcA light jacket (easily removable) in case of windCameraWater bottleWarm clothes and a waterproof jacket (during the winter months)Hat and sunscreen (during the summer months)Sturdy umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain)

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

Meals are not included, however, there will be places you can purchase something light at some of the stops we make.

How accurate are the times on the itinerary?

Times listed are approximates only. Traffic and other unforeseen issues can cause delays or changes in these times, which are out of our control. Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour. Extranomical Tours is not responsible for and will not be providing any compensation for missed flights or appointments.

How will we recognize the vehicle?

As we have several different vehicles, we don’t know until the morning of your tour which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader. Please feel free to call us in the morning of your tour if you like. Regardless of which vehicle will come to your location, it should say “Extranomical Tours” on it.

Are there restrooms on board the vehicles?

Our vehicles at this time do not have any restroom facilities. We do, however, make several stops throughout the tours and there will be opportunities for you to use the restroom.

Do I need to call to reconfirm my tour?

Yes, we request that you reach out to us at least a day in advance to confirm your tour and pick up details. You can contact us via our live chat function or by calling our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or +1-415-357-0700 (internationally) during office hours. You can call us from your hotel’s phone if you do not have a working mobile phone while you are in the area.

Can I bring a suitcase or large item?

We ask that you do not bring anything on tour larger than 22”x14”x9”, or 56cmx36cmx23cm.

Can I bring a wheelchair?

We do have wheelchair-capable vehicles available – subject to availability. Please notify us at time of booking if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. Please note that due to limitations we are unable to guarantee an ADA vehicle.


Morning Guided City Tour of San Francisco

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