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Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point National Historic Site Tours and Activities

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Sitting just below the massive Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point is a National Historic Site that once served to defend the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The brick fort can still be explored on foot today, with the opportunity to learn about the area’s history and the fort’s former military use.

The fort was in operation from the Gold Rush era through World War II, a fascinating time in San Francisco’s history. A visit to the site offers extraordinary, close-up views of San Francisco’s most famous landmark — the Golden Gate Bridge. It is one of only three third-system brick forts on the west coast of the United States. Due to its location and protection of the coastline, it is also known as the “Gibraltar of the West.”

Visitors have the chance to explore Civil War era uniforms, weaponry, and historic photographs on display. With its many floors and wide brick arches, it stands as an excellent example of American military architecture.

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Fri-Sun 10am-5pm
Long Avenue & Marine Drive, San Francisco, California, USA
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GoCar San Francisco Tour

GoCar San Francisco Tour

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Ride a GoCar all over San Francisco as it navigates for you and provides a guided tour. Take as long as you like to explore the city with a storytelling car as your guide — what Time Magazine has called "one of the coolest inventions of the year." Let this tiny car show you what the city is all about, learn about its history and visit sites like the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown and Lombard Street. Pick up your car at one of two convenient locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$81.56
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US$81.56
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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Enjoy an insider overview of San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city in a small group to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for breathtaking photo ops of famous sites and memorable stories. This local-led tour visits culturally significant neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Haight-Ashbury, as well as the large homes of Pacific Heights. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, guests will visit the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods and the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.00
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US$125.00
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

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See the best of San Francisco in one day on this guided tour that includes all transportation and admission to Alcatraz. Visit multiple locations in the city, including Chinatown, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, and Haight Ashbury, with plenty of stops for photo ops. Enjoy a hike through the beautiful redwood trees in Muir Woods. Take the ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can explore with an award-winning audio-guided tour of the former federal prison.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$169.00
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bicycle or E-Bike Tour from San Francisco to Sausalito

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

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Cycle through San Francisco and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on this 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
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Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods
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Best Day in San Francisco with Muir Woods

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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).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.00
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US$89.00
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The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

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See San Francisco on two wheels during this guided e-bike tour starting in North Beach, a buzzing neighborhood known for its sidewalk restaurants and nightlife. Access locations in the city that tour buses can't, enjoying a variety of photo ops across multiple locations. 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 foot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour

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Enjoy San Francisco’s main highlights without worrying about the logistics on this 2-for-1 tour. Start your day at one of the most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, and take a self-guided audio tour. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of city neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach to see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$129.00
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US$129.00
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

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Enjoy two of San Francisco’s top activities in one day on this 6-hour combo experience that includes biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and transportation to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). When you reach Sausalito at the end of your bike ride, just hop on a shuttle for the ride to the redwood trees of Muir Woods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$116.00
US$145.00
US$29.00 savings
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day bike rental. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and other culturally rich and unique San Francisco neighborhoods. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay. The entire fleet of equipment is sanitized regularly and curbside pick-up is available to ensure that your rental experience is safe and enjoyable.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.00
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US$32.00
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San Francisco Bike Rental Near the Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Bike Rental Near the Golden Gate Bridge

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Experience one of San Francisco’s most popular activities—biking across the Golden Gate Bridge—with this bike rental from the Marina District, conveniently located near Crissy Field and the route to the bridge. A bike, map, helmet and lock are provided with this rental, plus you’ll receive tips on the best ways to bike to the bridge and around the city. On the other side of the bridge, you can explore the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to the city. Rental period is 24 hours.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rental - San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge Bike Rental - San Francisco

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Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge with a San Francisco Bike rental that’s convenient to the city’s scenic waterfront bike trail. Follow one of SF’s most classic rides: cruise across the bridge to a hilltop with sweeping views of the city, descend a winding, swooping hill into Sausalito, and return to the San Francisco waterfront by ferry. Enjoy the freedom of exploring by bike, on quiet roads and dedicated paths.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day electric bike rental. Hop on a regular bike or an electric bike, for an easier ride, and pedal past all of the sites on the top of your list. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
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US$65.00
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San Francisco Guided City Tour

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San Francisco Guided City Tour

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.20
US$69.00
US$13.80 savings
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Private Half-Day San Francisco Highlights Tour
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Private Half-Day San Francisco Highlights Tour

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Explore San Francisco on a personalized excursion with your own group of up to six people. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private driver-guide and visit highlights such as Union Square, Chinatown, Fishermen's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned van. Plus, soak up views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, and other San Francisco landmarks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$449.00
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Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour

Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour

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Get up and out to rent your GoCar before noon for a cost savings on this great way to explore San Francisco. After rider orientation, zoom off into the city for a whirlwind tour that covers much more ground than you could on foot. Use the provided map to make a route that focuses on the sights that interest you, and return your car by noon to continue your day exploring.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141.38
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Private 2 or 3-Hour San Francisco City Tuk Tuk Tour w/ Your Own Guide
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Private 2 or 3-Hour San Francisco City Tuk Tuk Tour w/ Your Own Guide

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See the best of San Francisco on this private tuk-tuk tour with up to six of your guests, and a guide to lead the way. After convenient hotel pickup, you join your guide to hear stories about San Francisco as you're whisked across town. Highlights include cruising through Chinatown and North Beach, admiring the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline, and stopping for photo ops to remember your adventure. Note: The price for this tour is per vehicle/group, not per person. Each tuk tuk can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$300.00
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3HR Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park GoCar Tour

3HR Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park GoCar Tour

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It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you to places tour buses can'r go and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$190.31
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US$190.31
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2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour

2HR Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Loop GoCar Tour

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It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you where bus tours can't go and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$141.38
per group
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US$141.38
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Gold Rush to Golden Gate: Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco

Gold Rush to Golden Gate: Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco

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Professional tour guide and city Insider, Brad Prickett, hosts you on a tour of San Francisco. GPS-activated audio plays automatically on your phone as you learn the colorful history and see the top attractions along San Francisco’s waterfront and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Drive the tour at your own pace, using your phone as your guide. Learn the history, hear the stories of San Francisco’s founders, scoundrels and visionaries as you visit.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$12.99
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1HR San Francisco Chinatown and Downtown GoCar Tour

1HR San Francisco Chinatown and Downtown GoCar Tour

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It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$81.56
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San Francisco ALL DAY SPECIAL GoCar Tour
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San Francisco ALL DAY SPECIAL GoCar Tour

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For all the joys of independent travel with a speedy tour vehicle included, don't miss this GPS-guided adventure that's perfect for exploring San Francisco at your leisure. Grab an included map, and hop into your talking car for a full day of sightseeing. From the Painted Ladies to the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf to Coit Tower, you can see the best of the city in just a few hours with the freedom to drive yourself.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$277.31
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What are Fort Point National Historic Site hours of operation?
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Fort Point National Historic Site hours of operation: Fri-Sun 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Fort Point National Historic Site tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fort Point National Historic Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Fort Point National Historic Site 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort Point National Historic Site costs USD 12.99. Guided Fort Point National Historic Site tours start around USD 12.99 per person.
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