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  • Location:San Francisco, California
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Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach with Cable Car Ride and optional Alcatraz Ticket

Take this guided walking tour and see the best that San Francisco has to offer! Visit the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, take in fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and visit Washington Square in North Beach. You’ll also see key attractions such as Lombard Street, Coit Tower, and have the option to visit the legendary Alcatraz Island. After your tour, receive a ticket to ride the famous San Francisco cable car and continue to explore the city on your own!


  • Explore San Francisco's Fisherman's wharf and North Beach on a 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Admire spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Ride the world-renowned San Francisco cable cars
  • See the famous zigzagged Lombard Street
  • Climb Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower for amazing city views
  • Visit the famous Alcatraz prison (if option is selected)

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach with Cable Car Ride and optional Alcatraz Ticket

Cable Car

Join a small-group walking tour of Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach in San Francisco. To begin the 2-hour tour, your local guide will first take you to a location with a fantastic view of the marina and the Golden Gate Bridge, where you’ll stop for a great photo opportunity. Then, explore Fisherman’s Wharf and continue to Lombard Street, known as one of the world’s most crooked streets.

Next, take a scenic walk towards North Beach. The best way to explore this San Francisco neighborhood is to take a walking tour. Here, see Washington Square and the Saints Peter and Paul Church. You’ll start to see why North Beach is known as the Italian neighborhood as you pass the numerous Italian restaurants and gelato shops.

Leaving North Beach, get the insider’s tour of the back alleys and all the secrets they have to offer. Your tour guide will show you a hidden staircase and path that winds its way up to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, where you’ll take in breathtaking 360-degree views of the city. End the tour at Levi’s Plaza, where your guide will provide you with a cable car ticket so that you can continue to explore San Francisco at your leisure.

Alcatraz Option
If you select the Alcatraz option, your tour guide will accompany you to the Alcatraz ferry landing after your walking tour for you to visit 'The Rock' – the former penitentiary famous for having housed such ruthless criminals as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. Take the ferry to Alcatraz Island, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, and take the award-winning audio tour to learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Just what we wanted...to learn the background of what we were seeing. Enjoyed the history and sites. Thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a fantastic start to our holiday in San Francisco. We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour, learnt a lot about the area and got a feel for the place on Day One of our trip. Don, our tour guide was excellent. Having lived all his life in this lovely city he was extremely knowledgeable and gave some great tips of places to eat and visit whilst we were in the area. Brilliant and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We learned tons of history on San Francisco. I would recommend having atour guide for part of your trip, then go out exploring on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Don, our tour guide was fantastic!! We saw and learned so much about the San Francisco Bay area
Would absolutely do this tour again and highly recommend it. Well worth the time and money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a fun tour - we did it our 1st day in town to get a feel for the place. My mum and I were the only two people on the tour so that made it even better - a private tour at no extra cost. The guide knows and loves her city which is always so impotent and you get to see nooks and crannies that a normal tourist would never know about or simply walk past without knowing. Definitely a worthwhile tour if you want to ht the ground and get a feel for this great tangible city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The tour guide was great! Knew the history very well and was very friendly.
Made you feel at home away from home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very good tour guide. Gave alot of history and details of the city. would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had fun with uor tour guide. She answered our questions and was very knowledgeable of San Francisco. Although we walked a lot, still we had fun. We would likely do it again! Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

It was awesome! We had the best tour guide, she was knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. Would do it again or make sure to tell my friends, if they ever go to San Francisco to take the tour. Well worth the money.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Tour guide, thankfully had a sense of humor and was very knowledgeable in her surroundings.

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