Explore the City by the Bay and all of the incredible Northern California sights in San Francisco. Tour the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and many other unique sites. Double your fun with a bay cruise in San Francisco on this exciting half day tour.
Your San Francisco city tour begins at the front doors of your hotel, where you will be picked up by an air-conditioned coach service. From there, your guide will lead you to the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most symbolic of American landmarks. Bring a camera to capture the incredible images from the Golden Gate Bridge, easily the most well known bridge in the world. You will also visit Twin Peaks, two near-identical hills located at the center of the city. From there, you will gain another perspective of the city and take in some incredible sights. Enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view of this beautiful city.
Next, visit the stunningly lush Golden Gate Park. Often compared to New York City's Central Park, Golden Gate Park is home to a plethora of radiant seasonal flowers, a small herd of bison, and windmills. It is an incredible area frequented by almost 13 million people per year. While you drive through the once infamous Barbary Coast, you will learn about the history of San Francisco, from the Native Americans to the Gold Rush to the present. See San Francisco's iconic Victorian Homes as you travel through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Enjoy the waterfront views and vistas of Alcatraz and the bay from the Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the local areas including Chinatown.
After touring on land, continue your sightseeing from the water. You will go on a one-hour San Francisco bay cruise and see some of the city's most tremendous structures from a completely different perspective. The fully narrated cruise will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge to see the massive bridge's impressive structure. You'll get a great view of the island of Alcatraz and its infamous prison, and you might even see some of the native California sea lions. Make sure to bring a camera, as these are memories you will want to hold on to forever.
You will be dropped back off at your hotel at the end of the tour. This tour of San Francisco is the essential introduction to the amazing city, and it will open your eyes to the magnificence of San Francisco, from land and by sea.
Please note: If you are arriving by cruise ship, please select "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth" as your preferred pick up location above. This location is approximately 15 to 25 minutes from the cruise pier if you choose to walk. Taxis (not included, approximately $10 US each way) are also available at the cruise pier. If your hotel is not listed as a designated pick up location, please select either "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth" or "Union Square Office - 478 Post Street" as your preferred pick up location above. Please CLICK HERE to review a hotel reference list that may help you decide which pick up location is most convenient.
Reviewer: Fredrick Flesche
I will not book thru BJ's again for a shore excursion. We had a considerable walk to get to the tour office and when we arrived they said they did not have our reservation. Why Not, I had a conformation but they did not have in their system????? I made enough of a fuss that they put us on the next tour. Why do we have to have these hassles while on vacation? The savings compared against the ship prices were not a big savings and certainly the hassels negated any savings.