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Half-day Tours

Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at three different wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Super Savers

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the beaches and more!

From the Hollywood sign to the celebrity mansions of Beverly Hills, Los Angles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions — from Santa Monica Pier to the Sunset Strip — so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Day Trips

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the area or discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
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  • 14 to 15 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small-Group Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour with Lunch

Explore Napa and Sonoma's wine country in a luxury van on this full-day trip from San Francisco. With a small group limited to thirteen participants and a local guide, learn about Napa and Sonoma's famous wine culture and view its stunning scenery. Dine at a top-notch Sonoma restaurant, visit at least two world-class wineries and enjoy a sparkling wine toast at one of Napa's top sparkling wine vineyards. Round-trip transportation from San Francisco hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Dinner Cruises

M.S Dixie II Sunset Dinner Cruise

Watch the sun slip behind the mountains on a 3.5-hour Lake Tahoe dinner cruise aboard the M.S. Dixie II, and enjoy champagne, live music and an elegant dinner on the water. Dance to tunes from the local Steve Walker Band, see a spectacular Sierra sunset, then sit down for a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy selections like grass-fed beef or trout, organic greens and vegetables. Finish the evening with fresh berries and cake as the first stars appear above the peaks, and Lake Tahoe’s scenic shoreline is illuminated.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Half-day Tours

Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide will drive you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1000-year-old trees standing 260 feet tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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City Tours

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6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour

See the best of Los Angeles with a 6-hour tour of the city’s most glamorous neighborhoods and iconic landmarks. Learn where to eat, shop and party as you explore L.A. with a professional guide, from Hollywood Boulevard’s star-studded sidewalks to gleaming downtown skyscrapers. Snap a selfie with the Hollywood sign, spot celebrity homes in Beverly Hills, and watch an elegant crowd browse Rodeo Drive’s exclusive boutiques. Cruise the renowned Sunset Strip before hitting the Pacific Coast Highway to sink your toes into L.A.’s most beloved beaches.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

Known for its steep granite cliffs, waterfalls, towering sequoia groves and diversity of wildlife, Yosemite National Park is something you don’t want to miss. With this day trip limited to just 20 people, you can leave the logistics to a tour guide so all you have to do is enjoy a small-group experience in the great outdoors. You’ll have both guided sightseeing and free time, ensuring you see the UNESCO World Heritage site’s major attractions, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley, with the chance to explore more of the park however you wish.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dolphin & Whale Watching

San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

Be chauffeured to Napa and Sonoma by party bus, limo van or limousine on a winery tour from San Francisco. Sip mimosa with your on-board breakfast while a professional driver introduces you to the California wine country. Snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge at Vista Point en route to four top wineries such as Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and Madonna Estate. Your full-day itinerary includes olive oil tasting at the Olive Press, a stop at CornerStone Sonoma and a picnic lunch.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Dining Experiences

Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

Roll through Northern California’s famous wine country on the renowned Napa Valley Wine Train. Pass charming towns like Rutherford and St. Helena, and soak up the scenery of rolling hills, vineyards, and estates through large picture windows on the trip. Explore the restored vintage train cars, and then take a seat for a gourmet lunch or dinner freshly prepared by the train’s acclaimed on-board restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Cultural Tours

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Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

This Tour will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge, walk among old growth coast redwoods of the famous Muir Woods National Monument Park. You will discover some of the most beautiful house boats in the world, where a hippie community took residence in the 70's and admire the beautiful seaside Mediterranean style City of Sausalito.After that you will have an extraordinary experience with an audio tour in the most famous prison, Alcatraz.The transportation will be in a luxury brand new Mercedes Sprinter Van with only 9 passenger total. You will have a particular attention from your tour guide during all your trip.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

The Ultimate Day Trip: Alcatraz & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Combine two Bay Area attractions on a full-day tour of the Sonoma wine country and Alcatraz Island. Travel by comfortable coach across the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping at a vista point before wine tastings at two vineyards, including Cline Cellars. Returning to San Francisco, ride a ferry past the city skyline to Alcatraz for an award-winning audio tour of the infamous former prison. The Sonoma portion of the tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your informative guide.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Balloon Rides

Napa Valley Hot-Air-Balloon Ride with Sparkling Wine Brunch

Experience Nappy Valley's world-famous wine country from the air on a sunrise hot-air-balloon ride. Start the day off right with coffee and pastries at the renowned Domaine Chandon Winery, and then climb into a comfortable basket to take to the skies as day breaks across the valley. Enjoy a bird’s-eye perspective of Napa’s rolling hills, expansive vineyards, and elegant estates during this 1-hour flight. Once back on solid ground, indulge in a hot breakfast buffet with sparkling wine back at Domaine Chandon.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Wine Country Small-Group Tour from San Francisco with Tastings

Explore Sonoma Valley wine on a small-group tasting tour from San Francisco to three boutique wineries, making sightseeing stops along the way. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, enter Sonoma's rolling landscape of golden hills and vineyards, and enjoy a series of three guided tastings, learning about Sonoma wine varietals and terroir as you sip. After your time in Sonoma, pause in the artists' colony of Sausalito, with the option to return to San Francisco by ferry for great views across the San Francisco Bay.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Early Access to Alcatraz and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

Visit Alcatraz Island before most visitors arrive and tour San Francisco on a motorized classic cable car. You’ll head to Alcatraz early to enter this National Historic Landmark District. Explore the former prison via the award-winning audio guide, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Fort Point on a cable car retrofitted with wheels, so you can see more of the city.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

City Tours

San Francisco Cable Car City Trolley Tour From Fishermans Wharf

Explore San Francisco on this city tour that provides the chance to ride on a classic-style cable car without having to stick to the limited route of the city's tracks. As you travel aboard the cable car retrofitted with wheels, you'll hop off at three locations to take guided walking tours of the Civic Center, Alamo Square and Golden Gate Bridge areas. Blankets (it gets cold in the City by the Bay) are included. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. 
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

Visit some of the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties on this private wine tour from San Francisco. Traveling by private vehicle with your own chauffeur, you'll discover the best of California wine country as you enjoy wine tastings at select wineries. When booking, select the option that suits your group size. Because this is a private tour, your itinerary can be customized.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Helicopter Tours

Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Fly by helicopter from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wine Country during this tour. Enjoy views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Wine Country's rolling vineyards before touching down at one of the area's most prestigious wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the property, tapas and a wine tasting. With your small group limited to 6 people, learn about the winery's world-class varietals and all the love and labor that goes into making the perfect cabernet. When your 3-hour excursion is over, travel back to San Francisco by helicopter.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes


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