• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour

View of city from Twin Peaks, San Francisco

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.

Customer Reviews

Nina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

A really thorough half-day tour, we enjoyed this tour IMMENSELY, the driver, the route, the time at each spot - it was all perfect - thank you!

Janice E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We did this tour on a beautiful sunny day in April. Our driver and guide was Rich from Grey Line and he was excellent. Besides being a masterful driver in the busy and crowded downtown streets of San Francisco he shared anecdotes and information on many aspects of the city. Not just the highlights but the neighbourhoods and hidden gems that visitors might not know about. I highly recommend this tour and Rich in particular.
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Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Josh was an amazing tour guide. Prior to the tour, I wasn't too high on San Francisco. By the end of the tour, I loved the city. His love and enthusiasm for the city and his job certainly added to the tour.

Damien S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Antonio was our guide and he did a fantastic job! It was a rainy day but, he made it amazing. I highly recommend this tour!

Anthony S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great trip. We went to just about everywhere noted in any tourist blurb. Driver Joe was rarely off the microphone, telling us about everything with anecdotes, facts and humour. We had 3 stops to stretch our legs and take photos and they all came at good places and the right time. We aren't really coach trip people but this was a great trip round SF and introduction to the city.

Clarissa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very well done! Our tour guide, Don, was excellent. This tour entails a lot of sites in San Francisco. I highly recommend taking the tour. Bring your own drinks and snacks, since you will not have the chance to shop for food.

Vandana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very good tour. I had very less time and wanted to see San Francisco. It covered most of the places in short period of time.

Sean G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very enjoyable and well-paced tour. Very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.

Gary F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really knowledgeable tour guide, Thomas, made this an informative and engaging tour around San Francisco. Great value for an overview of city.

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