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Explore Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach during this 2-hour San Francisco walking tour that includes a ride on one of the city’s iconic cable cars. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and see top sights like Lombard Street, Coit Tower and Washington Square Park. Plus, you have the option to visit Alcatraz, the notorious island prison and National Historic Landmark District.


  • Explore San Francisco's Fisherman's wharf and North Beach on a 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Admire spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Ride the world-renowned San Francisco cable cars
  • See the famous zigzagged Lombard Street
  • Climb Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower for amazing city views
  • Visit the famous Alcatraz prison (if option is selected)

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach with Cable Car Ride and optional Alcatraz Ticket

Cable Car

Discover the northeast corner of San Francisco on this guided walking tour of two top city neighborhoods. Starting at Fisherman’s Wharf, meet your guide and head to a spot that provides great views of the harbor, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Stroll through the bustling wharf area, lined with crab stands and street performers, and on to Russian Hill, where you’ll stop for a photo op of Lombard Street, the famed ‘crooked’ street that slopes down a steep incline.

Continue walking to North Beach, sometimes known as Little Italy, where your guide will lead you past Washington Square Park and Saints Peter and Paul Church. See the neighborhood’s many Italian restaurants and cafes, and then follow your guide to some secret alleys and staircases that many visitors miss. Climb up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and bay, and then walk down to Levi’s Plaza, where your tour ends and your guide will hand over your cable car ticket, which you can use to explore more of the area on your own.

Optional Alcatraz Upgrade:
If you choose the Alcatraz option when booking, you will visit Alcatraz in the morning and meet your walking tour guide at 2:30pm. . Enjoy more views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline during the boat ride, and when you arrive on ‘The Rock,’ begin your independent tour of this former prison. Put on the provided headset for a self-guided audio tour of the cell block, which was once home to legendary criminals like Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone. Listen to commentary from inmates and staff, and then take the ferry back to San Francisco when you’re ready to leave. They depart every 30 to 40 minutes.

Customer Reviews

Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A very informative and fun tour of a great part of San Francisco finding out things about the city that we would otherwise not have known. Don, our guide, was great fun and very knowledgeable and was able to adapt his tour to accommodate some requirements of other members of the group. Some great recommendations for places to eat

Jodi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our walking tour was great. Don is a fabulous guide. Don really knows the city and is willing to go the extra mile if you truly want to. Having the tour in the morning was exceptional because crowds hadn't started to really form yet. This was a highlight of our trip. Thanks!

Dana D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing! Walking tour was great with very knowledgeable guide, Bridgette. Cable cars are a must as is Alcatraz! Great time on this tour!

Melissa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a great tour! I got confused about the meeting time and Kelsey called me when we were on our way and the tour group was already departing, she made sure I was able to meet Don, our guide on another street. We met with them no problem. Don, our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable, we had a great time walking along Fisherman's Wharf, getting to see the actual fishing side of it, along North Beach, up to Coit Tower and looking at the beautiful views of the Bay area.

I would totally recommend Don, he made the experience super enjoyable and educational. We also got lucky and got some sun for the first time in a couple of days when we were there!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had an excellent walking tour of San Francisco with Don! He ran the tour with only 4 of us, when I had been previously told they couldn't run it with less than 5 people. He even spent 3 1/2 hours walking us all around the city, when he was only required to do 2 hours! His commentary was great: very informative and a lot of fun, interesting facts. He also stopped at an Italian focaccia place, and bought some, and shared it with us! We also got some cable car tickets, and tickets to visit Alcatraz. Alcatraz was so fascinating, and a lot of fun! Overall, an excellent tour thanks to Don and Viator!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was brilliant very informal walk gave us lots of choices about where we should go on the tour. It ended up being a three hours as opposed to two. He showed us loads of things we would have never found ourselves and also recommended lots of great eating places too.

Frauke T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

long foot walk but really nice to see other tings of San Francisco

Claudine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Super sympa !!!!' Balade agréable !!!!!

Mary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Just what we learn the background of what we were seeing. Enjoyed the history and sites. Thanks.

Gill W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a fantastic start to our holiday in San Francisco. We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour, learnt a lot about the area and got a feel for the place on Day One of our trip. Don, our tour guide was excellent. Having lived all his life in this lovely city he was extremely knowledgeable and gave some great tips of places to eat and visit whilst we were in the area. Brilliant and highly recommended.

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