Best of San Francisco City Tour
Experience the best of 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 in San Francisco on this 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 as you enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of this beautiful city.
Next visit the stunning and 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.
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 and all its other sights that are worth a deeper look.
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.
If you are arriving by cruise ship, please select "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth" as the designated 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. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.
Reviewer: Laura Whiteaker
This was a very good overview of San Francisco, hitting all the high points if only from a distance (few actual stops for pictures or further exploration). The bus picked up at my airport hotel and delivered to the downtown area where we were distributed to several other buses for different tours (all done through Gray Line). After the tour we were again dropped off at the Gray Line station with some three hours before the return bus to my hotel. However the Gray Line station is quite close to the bay area with a lots of attractions, restaurants, etc. So got a lot of walking in after a the bus tour.
Reviewer: Tom the Duffer
There is a huge amount to see and the time alotted is too short to do it justice. For a first time visitor, this was perhaps the best tour for us as it gave us a general view of what the city has to offer. The guide was outstanding - knew his stuff. Our greatest disappointment with our stop in San Francisco was that there was not time to do both this tour and to go out to Alcatraz.