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Golden Gate Bridge Tours

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No traveler to San Francisco leaves without checking out the stunning views along the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic, red-orange suspension bridge rises high above the San Francisco Bay and spans 1.7 miles (2.7 km) across, connecting the city’s northernmost point to Marin County. While it’s a major route for Bay Area commuters, the famous landmark attracts visitors from around the world with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Marin headlands, Alcatraz, and San Francisco.

The Basics 
The Golden Gate Bridge is free to walk and bike across, with a protected, shared walkway for pedestrians and cyclists. Travelers can walk, bike, or bus across the bridge; sail or cruise the waters below it; or fly high above the attraction aboard a seaplane. Visitors can take advantage of photo opportunities on either end of the bridge, enjoy a scenic stroll over the bay, or explore the Welcome Center at the San Francisco terminus to learn about the bridge’s history and shop for souvenirs. It’s possible to combine your visit with sightseeing in the city; admission to Alcatraz; a half-day tour in Sonoma and Napa Valley; or hikes in Marin or on Angel Island. Popular sights in Marin County include seaside Sausalito, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Muir Woods National Monument, home to Northern California redwood trees.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tour options are available from San Francisco and Sausalito, and range from leisurely outings to athletic excursions.
  • Most tours depart from Fisherman’s Wharf in the city and last three to four hours.
  • Choose a bike tour or a hop on, hop off bus around the city for a scenic ride to the bridge. You’ll catch many of the city's famous attractions, including Union Square, North Beach, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Park, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Russian Hill.
  • While it’s possible to rent a bike on your own, a guide can help you navigate the hilly streets and commuter traffic.
  • Many travelers opt for a guided bike ride across the bridge to Sausalito, then explore the town on your own with a 24-hour bike rental or hop on a 45-minute ferry back to the city.

How to Get There
The San Francisco end of the bridge is located in the Presidio and can be reached from all parts of the city by car or public transportation. The bridge forms part of US Route 101 and California State Route 1—take any bridge-bound Golden Gate Transit bus to the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza. By car, take the last San Francisco exit, right before the toll plaza, and park in the southeast parking lot. 

Where to Find the Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge
With scenic lookout points on both ends of the Golden Gate, you can pick your backdrop. Capture the bridge in its entirety on a coastal walking tour through San Francisco’s Presidio, where you’ll spot beautiful bridge views from vantage points at Crissy Field, Fort Point, and Baker Beach. To snap a photo from the north end of the bridge, choose a tour that crosses the bridge to the Marin Headlands. While Vista Point is the most popular bridge viewing spot in Marin, it  can get crowded with cars, so take a short hike toward Battery Point and Slacker Hill for sweeping views of the city.
Address: Fort Point Lookout Marine Drive, San Francisco, California 94129, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Free to walk, bridge tolls apply when driving.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito

Cycle through San Francisco and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on this 3-hour guided bike tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll ride along the waterfront, passing Fisherman’s Wharf and the historic Presidio. Then admire the city skyline from the Golden Gate Bridge, with views of Alcatraz and the long stretch of the Pacific on the opposite side. Your tour will conclude in Sausalito or Tiburon, where you can explore before taking the ferry back to San Francisco. Your bike rental is valid for 24 hours to continue sightseeing on your own.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Air Tours

Viator Exclusive: Muir Woods Tour and Golden Gate Seaplane Flight

Visiting Muir Woods and Sausalito in one day usually leaves room for little else on your itinerary. This tour stops at both—with a walk among Muir Woods' redwood trees and free time in Sausalito—while adding ultimate views of the San Francisco Bay to the mix with a seaplane flight. Upgrade to end the tour with a ferry ride back to San Francisco from Sausalito.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle to Muir Woods

Skip the hassle of driving yourself to Muir Woods National Monument and dealing with the overcrowded parking lots by booking this bike and shuttle tour. You'll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge to the waterfront town of Sausalito, and then hop on a shuttle for a stress-free ride to Muir Woods, where you can explore the grove of towering redwood trees. Then return to the city via shuttle.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Walking Tours

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Coastal Small-Group Walking Tour

There’s no doubt about it: San Francisco is a gorgeous city, and this small-group walking tour highlights some of its most spectacular scenery. Beginning at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you’ll take in sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the city’s dramatic skyline, you’ll embark on a 4- to 5-mile (6.5- to 8-km) walking tour of SF’s western edge. This slow-paced hike follows the Pacific coastline, meandering through Baker Beach and past the mansions of Sea Cliff as you make your way toward the Sutro Baths at Land’s End. Limited to 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Walking Tours

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$5 Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour

On this 1-hour tour, we'll walk to 5 picture-perfect spots around the Golden Gate Bridge while I entertain you with fun stories about the most famous bridge in the world, the 1848 California Gold Rush, San Francisco, and much more.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

The Golden Gate Bridge & Sausalito Bike Tour

Combine your introduction to the San Francisco Bay with your daily exercise on this affordable, small-group bicycle tour. Begin at the city’s historic waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf, then follow your guide through the Presidio, a national park with breathtaking views of the Pacific, and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the picturesque bay-side town of Sausalito before returning to San Francisco by either bike or ferry.
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  • 135 to 180 minutes
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  • 135 to 180 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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The Golden Gate Historical Walk with Secret Bridge Viewpoint

Benefit from the company of an expert guide as you take the quintessential walk over the Golden Gate Bridge. A must-do activity while in San Francisco, a walk over the bridge is only enhanced by guided commentary on the bridge's history and architecture. Your guide will lead you to a secret vantage point that many tourists never find that will give you access to frame-worthy photo ops.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

3-Hour Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito via the Golden Gate Bridge

Ride from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito with your guide on a private 3-hour tour. Follow your guide on paths that wind through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge, taking in views of the Pacific Ocean and historic landmarks along the way. Continue downhill to Sausalito, a charming waterside town that you have time to explore before returning to San Francisco by your choice of either ferry or bicycle—a great introduction to some of the city's most popular destinations.
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Private Day Trips

Private Full-Day Napa Valley Wine Tour From San Francisco

Go wine tasting in the Napa valley on a private half-day tour from San Francisco. See the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to the Napa valley wine region. You can go to up to four wineries for tastings, and tour some of the wineries and vineyards. Stop for gourmet food in the charming town of Yountville (own expense) on a luxury tour that includes private vehicle and driver, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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City Tours

Fishermans Wharf to Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour

Stroll from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge on a guided, 4-hour walking tour of San Francisco’s vibrant waterfront. Get an insider’s view of life in the city as you walk alongside your local guide, and learn about the area’s fascinating history and people. Explore a Civil War-era fort, Crissy Field, and watch surfers catch waves at a renowned break beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy stunning views of the Bay, Alcatraz and the soaring Marin Highlands, then finish your tour near the century-old Palace of Fine Arts.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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RIDING THE BRIDGE - best of the Golden Gate Bridge

Riding the bridge is a unique experience from the breathtaking views we will take you. This sublime walk around the Golden Gate Bridge will take you to the most sumptuous places to admire this incredible building gateway to San Francisco Bay. In a van with a capacity of 6 people maximum, the atmosphere is relaxed, with unlimited drinks and grandiose landscapes guaranteed. You will be able to admire this wonder of the modern world since the most beautiful point of view and will be rocked by the magic of the bay.
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Walking Tours

Golden Gate Coast, Bridge to Beach Walking Tour with Local Guide

Experience the natural side of San Francisco during a leisurely walking tour that travels from Crissy Field to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marshall Beach. Follow your guide along well-maintained coastal trails and footpaths that reveal pristine beaches, bird and animal life, wildflowers, and rugged ocean scenery. There will be an optional walk you can take across the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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Experience a Photoshoot Session at Fort Point and Crissy Field

Located right beneath the southern side of the Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance of the San Francisco Bay, the historic site is a place that brings many tourists and visitors for a one-of-a-kind experience. Having been preserved since World War II, many historic remnants from the past are exhibited within the location for a great and authentic historic feel. Originally known as Castillo De San Joaquin, the location is a great choice to get the best experience and as close as you can get to the actual Golden Gate Bridge. A photoshoot session in the location comes in a package with great and memorable photographs, the great ocean breeze, and the occasional park benches decorating the area to leave its guests in awe.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San Francisco

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation PhotoshootConnect with a local professional photographer in San Francisco and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in San Francisco, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos.The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Private Driver & Limited Wine Concierge Napa Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

Experience an upscale, private wine tour in Napa & Sonoma using YOUR OWN vehicle. Our private wine tour chauffeurs come to you with bottled water, gift wine and a thorough itinerary helped planned by our concierge.Our company, Cardinal, provides the most efficient private driver and inclusive wine expert concierge services that utilize all 600+ wineries in Northern California to help maximize your day potential in wine country.Effortless planning and scheduling is guided for you for by our concierge staff, where in many cases 100% of the wine tour communication happens via direct text and email from management for your convenience! We accept phone calls and planned phone calls to more intimately engage and help plan the days for our customers.We are California's #1 choice in fully customize-able private wine tours!If your group prefers a luxury vehicle experience provided by the tour company, please book our staple Cardinal Wine Tours via Viator.
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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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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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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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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 3 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 24 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Your ticket includes a walking tour of Chinatown. Choose the Premium or Deluxe pass for additional upgrades including a night bus tour or a trolley tour in nearby Sausalito.
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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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Catamaran Cruises

San Francisco Bay Sunset Catamaran Cruise

What better way to end a day in San Francisco than a sunset catamaran cruise? Sail across San Francisco Bay at twilight to admire the city skyline as it begins to light up for the night. With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll glide past Alcatraz Island and cruise underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Light hors d’oeuvres and two drinks are included.
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Day Cruises

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight and Sunset Cruise

Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Sausalito. Enjoy a light appetizer buffet while you sip an included glass of wine, beer or soda from the full bar. Relax as you listen to the captain’s live commentary while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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Day Cruises

Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Explore one of California's most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
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