Tours & activities by Andre McGann from Viator

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2660SFODLX1

Enjoy the beauty of San Francisco's waterfront plus superb vistas of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay on this comprehensive half-day guided tour. It's the perfect introduction to the City by the Bay, providing an essential overview of San Francisco's attractions and layout. Accompanied by a knowledgeable driver-guide, you'll tour the City from the bay to the ocean, with photo stops at key locations.

You'll visit famous attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the stop at Twin Peaks will give you a breathtaking 360 degree view of the city from 1000 feet above sea level. Opt to upgrade your tour to include a bay cruise to complete your panorama of San Francisco from land and sea!


Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Travel through the Golden Gate Park and enjoy seasonal flower displays, bison grazing, and pass windmills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You'll spy neighborhoods dotted with colorful Victorian homes and learn about San Francisco’s early settlements, from the Native Americans and Spanish missionaries to the frenzied days of the gold rush as you drive along the once infamous Barbary Coast. Take more than just pictures of San Francisco's most iconic landmark, drive across the Golden Gate Bridge for the complete city experience..

The tour highlights all of San Francisco's major attractions, including:

  • Chinatown
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Victorian Homes
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park
  • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean

Take advantage of some great photo stops (each stop 10 to 15 minutes) at key landmarks including:

  • Vista Point at Golden Gate Bridge
  • Twin Peaks (weather permitting)
  • Golden Gate Park's Japanese Tea Garden
Bay Cruise Upgrade
Upgrade your half-day city tour to receive a one-hour cruise of San Francisco Bay, and enjoy some of the most beautiful waterside views in the world! The cruise is fully narrated and you'll sail under the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting) for close-up views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco waterfront and the California sea lions. The perfect accompaniment to the half-day city tour.

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Tour departs from centrally located San Francisco hotels and airport hotels (pickup at airport hotels is available for the morning departure only). Pickup at airport hotels is between 7:45am and 8am.

Please note, if you are staying at Fisherman's Wharf hotels please make your own way to the departure point of 2627 Taylor Street. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.

Airport hotels: Pickup is available for the morning tour, but pickup is not available for the afternoon tour for those staying at hotels near or around the airport. However guests can be dropped off at hotels at approximately 5:30pm

Cruise ship passengers: Please make your way to 2627 Taylor Street, 10-minute walk from the cruise ship terminal
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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10am Tour
Code: AM1000

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 10am

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10am Tour & Bay Cruise
Code: AM1000BC

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 10am and an hour-long cruise of San Francisco Bay

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$79.00
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2pm Departure
Code: PM1400

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 2pm

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$55.00
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San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day Tour
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Inclusions:
  • San Francisco city tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Japanese Tea Garden (approximately USD4.00)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable. The driver is not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
  • Buses are air conditioned and the size of the bus depends on the number of passengers on the tour. There are 48, 28, 39, 47 and 50 seater vehicles
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Cynthia C, August 2014

The tour was great, a 4.5. The four of us, two young marrieds who have lived in CA for three years and the two of us Baby Boomers all enjoyed the tour, especially the stops. Everyone saw things they did not expect. The only negative was a British couple who made the whole bus wait 15 minutes at one stop, no doubt precluding a subsequent stop. The schedule is tightly wound. Still, I would definitely recommend this tour as a way to see the city without hassles. It gave us ideas for what we wanted to see more of on our own.

Reviewed by: KATHY G, August 2014

The bus tour and boat tour were wonderful and very informative. My only disappointment (and this isn't Viator's fault) was that I wasn't able to get a tour of Alcatraz. I tried to get tickets 3 weeks before my tour and it was already sold out.

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