Do more, see more on this San Francisco city tour. Your local insider guide takes you to attractions like the Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown, and Coit Tower. Stop and explore the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Land’s End and Golden Gate Park. Tour Length - 4 hours approximately
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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!
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 as you walk through the Japanese Tea Garden (not included) and the other natural and cultural riches of Golden Gate Park.
As your ride in comfort, your city tour guide will point out painted Victorian homes and explain what makes the Haight-Ashbury, Mission 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 Street, Coit 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.
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 Golden Gate Park.
The stop at Golden Gate Park will be for approximately 30 minutes, not enough time to explore the many museums. Make a plan to return and spend an afternoon.
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Yes, this tour usually operates daily in the Summer. Check availability for your dates of travel.
This tour takes about 4 hours. Allow a little extra time in the Summer and on holiday weekends.
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).
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!
This tour is offered in English only. However, if required we can organize a private tour in several languages.
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.
We only offer pick ups in San Francisco only.
Yes, the tour is guided with an English-speaking guide. There will also be time on your own during the stops.
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
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.
Extra spending money for meals, snacks, souvenirs etc.
A light waterproof jacket (easily removable)
Warm, layered clothing
Hat and sunscreen (during the summer months)
Sturdy umbrella (if the forecast calls for rain)
Meals are not included, however, there will be places you can purchase something light at some of the stops we make.
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.
As we have several different vehicles, all are clearly marked “Extranomical Tours”. Your guide will have your name and announce the arrival of the vehicle at your pick-up location.
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.
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.
We ask that you do not bring anything on tour larger than 22”x14”x9”, or 56cmx36cmx23cm.
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 we are unable to guarantee an ADA vehicle.