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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 most 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.


08:00 AM to 9:30 AM

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

9:30 AM to 10:15 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

10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

  • 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

11:30 AM to 12:30 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)

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Important Information
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.

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 should I bring?

Extra spending money for meals, snacks, souvenirs etc.
A light waterproof jacket (easily removable)
Water bottle
Warm, layered clothing
Comfortable shoes
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 will we recognize the vehicle?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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