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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this two-in-one tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown Tour & Cable Car Ticket

This tour of Alcatraz Island and Chinatown lets you explore two quintessential San Francisco attractions without worrying about complicated travel logistics. Ideal for busy travelers who want to fit in the top sites without spending time booking tickets and arranging details, this tour includes pre-booked ferry and cable car tickets, plus a walking tour of Chinatown.
  • Duration: 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz - Includes Official Alcatraz Tour

Explore more of San Francisco on a full-day tour that combines a city tour by bus in the morning with an afternoon audio tour of Alcatraz. See the city’s main attractions by bus including districts such as Chinatown, North Beach, and The Mission. Make photo stops at City Hall, Twin Peaks, and the Painted Ladies; see the Golden Gate Bridge from two points; and travel by ferry to Alcatraz.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Waterfront VIP Segway Tour

For a well-rounded San Francisco experience, combine admission to Alcatraz, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, with a Segway tour of this famously hilly city. During the day, explore sights such as Lombard Street and North Beach on your personal Segway, and take a ferry over to Alcatraz Island for a self-guided audio tour of this legendary penitentiary and National Historic Landmark District.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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San Francisco Shore Excursion: Alcatraz Island & San Francisco Grand City Tour

Next time you're in port in San Francisco, why not spend your day touring the city's top attractions? Board a ferry for Alcatraz, and at the Rock, hear the stories and legends associated with the infamous penitentiary on a self-guided audio tour. Then, travel by coach to renowned sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, and Chinatown.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You'll be driven around the city to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for photo ops. At Muir Woods, admire the towering redwood trees, and visit the waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour

Tour San Francisco in an open-air safari jeep, then visit Alcatraz during this 4-hour urban adventure. With your small group, limited to 10 people or fewer to ensure an intimate experience, cruise through the city, passing landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then winding through the city's diverse neighborhoods. Disembark at Pier 33 to board your Alcatraz cruise, then take the self-guided audio tour to learn about the prison's rich history. Pickup at your hotel in San Francisco is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fishermans Wharf

On this 8-hour tour, discover San Francisco’s unique vibe going beyond the tourist highlights and into the city’s heart. See popular sights like Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge while exploring hidden streets, unknown rooftops, and tunnels. Ride an iconic Cable Car through the Financial District to Nob Hill, descend into North Beach and climb to Lombard Street then stand before the famed Painted Ladies of San Francisco.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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LGBTQ Castro Walking Tour

Explore the LGBT history of the Castro on foot during this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your informative local guide through the famous neighborhood while learning about the local landmarks and historical sites. Be inspired by the rich, diverse history of this iconic district and its continuing role as an epicenter of LGBT activism and events.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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San Francisco City Insider's Tour

Explore San Francisco with a local insider and experience an extraordinary afternoon. This half-day tour takes you sightseeing around the city with a guide to offer commentary. Neighborhoods include Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, the Castro, and North Beach plus the Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wi-Fi is available aboard the vehicle so you can post your snaps to social media en route.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Classic Chinatown Tour and Optional Hosted Dim Sum Tasting Luncheon

Experience the distinctive architecture, history and culture of San Francisco’s Chinatown with a 3-hour guided walking tour through this thriving, colorful community. Explore Chinatown alongside a knowledgeable guide, visit an exclusive teashop that specializes in fine Chinese teas and browse traditional remedies at a Chinese herbal shop. Learn how the neighborhood was founded and built then get a glimpse inside the area’s elaborate Taoist and Buddhist temples. Stay after the tour for an optional meal, and enjoy a sumptuous dim sum tasting menu followed by an entrée, side dish and dessert.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco Urban Adventure Tour

There’s plenty to see on the streets of San Francisco, and this half-day ‘safari’ through the wilds of SF makes sure you experience it all. The San Francisco Urban Adventure is a four-hour expedition that takes place in your own custom, open-air game-viewing vehicle. Wind through the city streets on a hunt for the best hidden gems and well-known attractions. You’ll track colorful murals and film locations, meander down alleyways and keep an eye out for historic architectural sites on this fun, good-humored tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Food and Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach

Savor the gourmet highlights of San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood with a small-group walking tour that takes in the area’s foodie hotspots. Learn about North Beach’s Italian-American heritage as you explore alongside a local guide, visit local landmarks and hidden gems, and pause to sample five or six distinctive treats. Enjoy an itinerary that changes with the season, but includes atmospheric cafés, beloved artisan food shops and family-owned restaurants, and experience North Beach at it’s most authentic—and most delicious.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Victorian Home Walk in Pacific Heights with a San Francisco Local

Discover the famed architecture of San Francisco on an architecture walking tour with a guide. You'll see the Painted Ladies and other Victorian gems as you learn about the Queen Anne style and more. Plus, pass by homes where celebrities such as Robin Williams and Francis Ford Coppola have lived and homes you may recognize from movies like "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Princess Diaries."
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Golden Gate Historical Walk with Secret Bridge Viewpoint

Walking a portion of the Golden Gate Bridge is such a quintessential activity for visitors that most don’t realize that it was almost never built. See the bridge both from up close and a special vantage point in Golden Gate Park as you learn the story of its construction. This is a great way to pick up a few new and unexpected facts about a great American landmark.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

See San Francisco on two wheels during this in-depth bike tour starting in North Beach, a buzzing neighborhood known for its sidewalk restaurants and nightlife. Following a guide, you'll be able to access locations in the city that tour buses can't, enjoying a variety of photo ops across 15 spots. Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, explore Golden Gate Park, and gain insight into the city's history and places to visit later on your own. Total distance is about 20 miles (32 km), which should feel effortless as you ride on an electric bike.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Through The Dragon Gate: Chinatown Tour

Follow us into the heart of the largest Chinese community in the Western World as we delve into the history of the neighborhood and visit some of its most famous landmarks. Get practical tips for visiting on your own, like how to find the most interesting shops and where to eat delectable dim sum. It’s easy to walk through Chinatown by yourself, but this is an experience for people who want to learn about the history and culture of the neighborhood and pick up a few local recommendations.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco and Sausalito Tour

Explore San Francisco’s top sights and get an overview from your guide. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle through the city, stopping for photo ops and to explore select locations. See Chinatown, the Castro, Fisherman’s Wharf, and other city sights. Then cross the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, where your tour ends. Perfect for first-time visitors, short on time, who don’t want to miss the main sights.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine

Meet one of San Francisco’s larger-than-life historical figures, Emperor Norton, for a walking tour that makes the city’s history come alive. Learn about the real Emperor Norton as you take in landmarks such as Union Square, the St Francis Hotel, Maiden Lane, the Palace Hotel, Jackson Square, Portsmouth Square and more. Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for two miles during your 3-hour tour. You’ll hear stories about the Barbary Coast and the 1906 earthquake, and witness the city’s growth through the eyes of the emperor.
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods

Spend the day exploring San Francisco’s vibrant neighborhoods on a small-group tour. Walk the bustling streets of Chinatown and North Beach and feel the groove on Haight Street. Leave the urban grid behind and relax under the towering redwood trees in Muir Woods National Monument, then stop in Sausalito for free time to admire waterfront views, peruse upscale boutiques, and have lunch (own expense).
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Sausalito Houseboat Walking Tour

Learn the history of Sausalito's houseboat community on a 3-hour walking tour that delves into the San Francisco Bay Area's maritime history and culture. You'll get close views of the boats as you walk around this storied waterfront area with your guide. See shipyards from World War II, and hear about wooden boat builders, bohemian artists, and other colorful characters who have made their homes aboard the houseboats.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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