Afternoon Guided City Tour of San Francisco

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Do more on this fully guided San Francisco city tour. You’ll see San Francisco attractions like Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, Coit Tower and more. Stop and explore the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, and Land’s End. Save when adding a bay cruise or Alcatraz Island tour to your day.

Tour Length - 4 hours approximately

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
Free WiFi on board
Meals
Guide gratuity: recommended
HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

This is the most comprehensive guided tour of San Francisco available. Our San Francisco one-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 in the Fisherman’s Wharf district. 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.

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TOUR ITINERARY

1:40 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Meet your city tour vehicle at the Zephyr Hotel
  • Learn about Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, and the Marina District.
  • Stop and explore picturesque Palace of Fine Arts

2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

  • 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

3:45 PM to 5:00 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

5:00 PM to 5:45 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
  • Return to Fisherman’s Wharf in time for dinner

Important Information

How long is the tour?

This tour takes about 4 hours

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.

Do you provide meals? If not, can we buy food on the tour or take our own?

You have the option to have a sit down meal at a casual eatery in the area. Eating and drinking are allowed on our vehicles, and you can also bring your own food if you do not feel comfortable purchasing it on the trip.

What languages are available for this tour?

This tour is narrated in English only at this time. If you would like a SF City tour that is not in English, please contact our Private Tours department.

What type of vehicle do you use?

We have a variety of vehicles available for this tour, ranging from an 8-passenger van to a 41-passenger Minibus for the tour. As we have several different vehicles, feel free to call on the morning of your tour to determine which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Children of all ages are welcome on the tour! Please keep in mind all children 7 years and younger will need a booster or child seat in order to comply with California state regulations when riding in any vehicle. There are many agencies in the area that can provide a booster or child seat if you do not have one when traveling. Many of them also provide rentals and hotel delivery.

Will I have time to see the Golden Gate Bridge?

Yes. The Afternoon SF City tour crosses the Golden Gate Bridge!

What will we see during the city tour?

The tour will cover as much of San Francisco as we can in 4-5 hours. We will delve into the facts and history of the Haight-Ashbury, Fisherman’s Wharf, Castro, Chinatown, Financial 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!

Does this tour run every day?

Like all our group tours, a minimum number of participants are required before the tour can be confirmed. At this time, our online reservation system does not reflect current availability. If you would like to know if your desired tour has seats available, please call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or +1-415-357-0700 (internationally) during office hours.

Do I have 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 also call us from your hotel’s phone if you do not have a working mobile phone while you are in the area.

Afternoon Guided City Tour of San Francisco

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