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Take a San Francisco half-day tour to pack in the city’s top sights in a convenient way that leaves you with plenty of time to spare so you can enjoy the city however you wish. With a driver-guide, travel the city by bus, stopping at major attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Get oriented as you pass through neighborhoods like North Beach and Chinatown, and admire the City by the Bay’s famous Victorian homes. Plus, you can upgrade to include a 1-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay.
  • 3.5-hour morning or afternoon San Francisco tour
  • Tour all the city highlights, including Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Photo stops at Vista Point, Twin Peaks (weather permitting), and Golden Gate Park
  • Driver-guide and commentary
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even if you're tight on time, it's easy to squeeze in this tour, which includes photo ops at several stunning viewpoints and a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. And if you have another hour to spare, the bay cruise will take you under the iconic Bridge as well.
This half-day tour of San Francisco, with your choice of a morning or afternoon departure time (select when booking), is the perfect introduction to the city. Learn about San Francisco’s most popular attractions, and discover to return to later on your own.

Your tour starts with pickup from Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf by air-conditioned bus. With your driver-guide, travel through Golden Gate Park, checking out the ample green space, windmills at Ocean Beach, and the bison paddock. Stop at the Japanese Tea Garden, where you can enter if you wish (own expense) or just walk around the surrounding area of the park.

Drive down city streets lined with the colorful Victorian and Queen Anne homes that San Francisco is known for, and hear from your guide about the area’s history, from the American Indians to Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush. Ride along the Barbary Coast, and cross the Golden Gate Bridge, where you’ll stop at Vista Point for a photo op.

Other sights you’ll see include the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio (a former Army post and now a national park site), Fisherman’s Wharf, and the neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach. Look out at Alcatraz Island, and stop at Twin Peaks (weather permitting) for a panoramic view that can’t be beat.

Optional cruise on San Francisco Bay:
If you’d like more photo opportunities, upgrade your tour to include a narrated 1-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Admire the city skyline, resident sea lions, and the Golden Gate Bridge, and get an up-close look at Alcatraz Island.


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, Nov 2018

This was no luxury tour. It was just an open bus water leaking everywhere. Even inside. It was no tour, it was just a bus for hop on/off. Although I paid for the luxury tour and what do I get. Never again.

, Oct 2018

outstanding informative tour the guide Josh with Grey Line was great, he covered the entire city giving insight into the history of the attractions, and sights

, Oct 2018

We had Josh as the tour guide he is amazing, he knows a lot about the city and has a good sense of humor.

, Oct 2018

This is the perfect tour when you want to learn about San Francisco without having to do an entire day touring. The perfect appetizer to the beginning of your vacation!

, Sep 2018

Great! Excellent. Highly recommend it. Got so much history from the bus driver. All of San Francisco is beautifuy

, Jul 2018

Got there early and employee told me I was at the wrong bus 2 more uber rides and a long walk to the other tour store I missed that bus had to take uber back to where I was big expense and they tour employees didnt care that their employee missed directed me. Traveling for the first time by myself in strange city.

, Jul 2018

Josh, the driver/guide was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and he added appropriate music regarding San Francisco to the tour. I highly recommend him. If he is your driver/guide, you will learn so much about San Francisco history and things to see in the city. Great job, Josh!
David Bennett

, Jul 2018

We left in time, great tour guide and saw some of the highlights in San Francisco!! We were in town for a quick weekend and this really hit the highlights

, Jul 2018

On Sunday June 03, 2018 my wife , my daughter and me were taking a San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour. I was expecting to have a professional guide on bus tour . Instead we have one person filing up two positions. The driver-guide was very busy driving in such busy city and at the same time telling us a lot of his childhood stories and his political opinions. There for the tour was completely waist of money.

, Jul 2018

Great way to see SF. Tour guide was great.

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