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Tour code: 2402WALKTRAZ
Explore Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach during this 2-hour San Francisco walking tour that includes a ride on one of the city’s iconic cable cars. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and see top sights like Lombard Street, Coit Tower and Washington Square Park. Plus, you have the option to visit Alcatraz, the notorious island prison and National Historic Landmark District.


  • 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

Discover the northeast corner of San Francisco on this guided walking tour of two top city neighborhoods. Starting at Fisherman’s Wharf, meet your guide and head to a spot that provides great views of the harbor, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Stroll through the bustling wharf area, lined with crab stands and street performers, and on to Russian Hill, where you’ll stop for a photo op of Lombard Street, the famed ‘crooked’ street that slopes down a steep incline.

Continue walking to North Beach, sometimes known as Little Italy, where your guide will lead you past Washington Square Park and Saints Peter and Paul Church. See the neighborhood’s many Italian restaurants and cafes, and then follow your guide to some secret alleys and staircases that many visitors miss. Climb up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and bay, and then walk down to Levi’s Plaza, where your tour ends and your guide will hand over your cable car ticket, which you can use to explore more of the area on your own.

Optional Alcatraz Upgrade:
If you choose the Alcatraz option when booking, you’ll follow your guide to Pier 33 on the Embarcadero to board the Alcatraz Island ferry. Enjoy more views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline during the boat ride, and when you arrive on ‘The Rock,’ begin your independent tour of this former prison. Put on the provided headset for a self-guided audio tour of the cellblock, which was once home to legendary criminals like Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone. Listen to commentary from inmates and staff, and then take the ferry back to San Francisco when you’re ready to leave. They depart every 30 to 40 minutes.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was brilliant very informal walk gave us lots of choices about where we should go on the tour. It ended up being a three hours as opposed to two. He showed us loads of things we would have never found ourselves and also recommended lots of great eating places too.

Frauke T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

long foot walk but really nice to see other tings of San Francisco

Claudine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Super sympa !!!!' Balade agréable !!!!!

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

Gill W

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.

Lauren H

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

Jessie C

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.

Roy D

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.

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

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

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