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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

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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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
  • Free Cancellation

City Tours

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

See the best of San Francisco in one day with this guided tour that includes all transportation. Visit multiple locations with plenty of stops for photo ops, plus take a self-guided tour to Alcatraz Island. You’ll travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to see the redwood trees of Muir Woods National Monument, and listen to commentary about San Francisco's culture, history, and other places to check out on your own.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

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
  • Free Cancellation

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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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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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

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

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

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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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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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Ultimate Wine Experience Day Trip to Napa and Sonoma (With Lunch Option)

For wine enthusiasts, the Sonoma and Napa Valleys are often the pinnacle of the North American wine experience. However, for the uninitiated, choosing where and when to go can be a little daunting. This coach tour shuttles you in style to three famous wineries in northern California: Madonna Estate, Sebastiani Vineyards and Sutter Home. Stop for lunch in historic downtown Sonoma Square, where you'll find a bevy of dining options and boutique shops for exploration.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Super Savers

San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip

Combine two of San Francisco’s top tours into one Super Saver, which provides a comprehensive look at the best of the Bay Area. You’ll travel by bus to Muir Woods, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way, and be wowed by the towering redwood trees of the old-growth forest. Then visit the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to San Francisco for a deluxe city tour that takes in major attractions like Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Small-Group Napa Wine Tour With Castello di Amorosa and Lunch

Pamper yourself at three prestigious Napa wineries, including Castello Di Amorosa and Robert Mondavi. On this day trip from San Francisco you are chauffeured to the Napa Valley by luxury minibus. Make it a romantic getaway or travel with family and friends during a relaxing ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience with your guide. Tasting fees are not included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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City Tours

San Francisco Experience City Tour from Fisherman's 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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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

Half-day Tours

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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Day Trips

Big Bus Muir Woods Tour

Spare yourself the headache of car rental and navigation with round-trip bus transit from San Francisco to Muir Woods. Listen to live commentary during the 45-minute drive to the national forest.  Entrance is included to the park, where you enjoy 1.5-hours to explore on your own. Afterwards, relax during your return journey through the Marin Headlands.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Small Group Yosemite in a Day Tour from San Francisco

Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. You’ll find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls! Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

The Perfect Blend: Napa and Sonoma Combo Wine Tour from San Francisco

Get a taste of Northern California wine country on this full-day tour of Napa and Sonoma County. Led by an expert guide, you’ll stop at three boutique wineries to sample delicious reds and whites. As you travel through the countryside, you’ll learn the history and viticulture of this world-class region. Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your hotel in San Francisco.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 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

Day Trips

Small Group Redwoods and Wine Country Day Trip from San Francisco

Combine gorgeous scenery, and wine tasting on the ultimate Bay Area / Wine Country tour. Visit little-known Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve - home to some of the oldest and largest Sequoia Redwoods in the world. Stop at three wineries where you can explore the vineyards, be treated to lunch, and taste a number of locally produced wines. Leave the hassles of driving and navigating to your guide and enjoy the day.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour

The Sonoma Valley is one of California’s oldest and most renowned wine regions. On this full-day tour, travel around the Sonoma Valley in a Vintage VW bus and visit three award-winning wineries. Learn all about the wine-making process as you tour a wine cave, sample a variety of Californian wines during guided wine tastings, and tuck into a gourmet Italian-style lunch at a winery restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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