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San Francisco City Tour & Bay Cruise
San Francisco City Tour and Bay Cruise
Enjoy a sightseeing bus tour of San Francisco, California and a cruise around the bay. Let our knowledgeable tour guides entertain you while you relax and enjoy this exciting day tour of the city.
The city tour highlights include 3 or 4 scheduled stops of 10-25 minutes at selected sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Cliff House at Ocean Beach, and Twin Peaks (weather and traffic permitting). Other stops may include the Palace of Fine Arts and City Hall.
The San Francisco Bay Cruise highlights include a 1-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and along the coast of the city. Be sure to take your camera as this tour is full of fantastic photo opportunities.
Tour includes complimentary hotel pick-up & drop-off for hotels within the city of San Francisco. From designated San Francisco Airport area hotels, $8.00 per person pickup fee to be paid on the day of the tour.
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Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
This is one of the most popular tours in San Francisco. This is an excellent way to see the City in a short space of time, or to orient you for a longer stay. Stops may change depending on weather and traffic. At the end of your tour you will return to Fisherman's Wharf for more sightseeing or we can drop you back at your hotel. On your tour you will learn about and view the Golden Gate Bridge, Marina District, Palace of Fine Arts, Cliff House, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Financial District, Presidio, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, and Little Italy (North Beach)
San Francisco City Tour Description:
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco. Let our knowledgeable tour guides inform and entertain you while you relax and enjoy this exciting 3 1/2-hour tour of the city. You'll see all the major sights in San Francisco, and the tour will stop for several great photo opportunities.
You'll see the major sights in San Francisco, including: Fisherman's Wharf, The Marina District, San Francisco Bay, Palace of Fine Arts, Presidio National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Cliff House, Ocean Beach and Pacific Ocean, Chinatown, Italian North Beach, Victorian Homes (Painted Ladies), Cable Cars, Nob Hill, Civic Center, City Hall, Opera House, Financial District, Union Square, Coit Tower, Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, and Ghirardelli Square.
The City Tour includes three or four scheduled stops for 10 to 25 minutes at selected sights around the city of San Francisco. We often stop at the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks (weather and traffic permitting). Other popular stops include the Palace of Fine Arts, the Cliff House and City Hall. This is an excellent way to see San Francisco in a short space of time or to orient you for a longer stay. When you add up the costs of a rental car, parking, and gasoline alone, not to speak of the aggravation of trying to navigate the streets of San Francisco, you will quickly find that San Francisco is not an inexpensive city to tour. We will pick you up at your hotel, guarantee your space on the tours of your choice, and provide an informative tour of the city of San Francisco.
This is one of the most popular tours in San Francisco. The San Francisco City Tour is an excellent way to see the City in the shortest possible period of time, or to orient yourself for a longer stay. Stops may change depending on weather and traffic. At the end of your tour you will return to Fisherman's Wharf for more sightseeing or we can drop you back at your hotel.
Important Note: This is a top quality tour of San Francisco! There are other companies offering San Francisco City Tours, but the tours are not comparable. Tour with us and be assured of a great tour with nice people and an excellent tour guide in new, state-of-the-art tour buses!
Special Schedule Notes
Except during the Summer Schedule (see below), if you choose to take the City Tour at 2:00 pm, there will be no opportunity to take the Bay Cruise following your City Tour. Because Bay Cruise tickets are valid for 3 months, you may use those tickets on another day - or, you may arrange to pick up your Bay Cruise tickets earlier in the day and take the Bay Cruise prior to the City Tour. If you choose to take the Bay Cruise in the morning of the same day as your 2:00 pm City Tour, no transportation will be provided to the office to pick up your Bay Cruise tickets.
San Francisco Bay Cruise Description:
The one hour San Francisco Bay Cruise takes you out towards Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman's Wharf. En route we pass Fort Mason, Marina District, St. Francis Yacht Club and the Presidio. We pass under the Golden Gate Bridge for excellent photo opportunities. Cruising close to the Marin Headlands we head past Angel Island and around Alcatraz. After great views of the Bay Bridge we will head back to Fisherman's Wharf along the Embarcadero and pass by the recently restored Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street.
Tickets are good for up to 3 months Any time, any day!
Bay Cruise Schedule
The San Francisco Bay Cruise operates daily (except Christmas Day). Multiple departures times are available from 10:00 am to late afternoon. Additional sailing times may be offered during holiday periods. Upon checking in for your tour, you will be provided with the bay cruise ticket, which is valid for 3 months.
The Bay Cruise is offered in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Korean, and Portuguese.
Are you Looking for something a little more special? Click here for details on the California Sunset Cruise.
How about something more intimate and luxurious? If so, we also offer private luxury yacht charters on the San Francisco Bay. Click here for more details.
Benefits: See all the major sights in San Francisco with an informative and entertaining tour guide.
Tour Photos: San Francisco Tours Photo Gallery
Operates: Daily except Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Departs From: Our office near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, or pickups from most San Francisco hotels and designated San Francisco Airport area hotels.
Free Hotel Pick-Up: Yes - at most San Francisco hotels. If you are not staying at a hotel where we pick-up, you can meet the tour at the office near Fisherman's Wharf; the address and phone will be sent to you in the email confirmation sent after you make your reservations.
Airport Area Hotel Pickup: Pick-up is available from designated San Francisco Airport area hotels, but a $10.00 per person pickup fee must be paid on the day of the tour.
Duration: City Tour is 3 1/2 hours; Bay Cruise is 1 hour.
Departure Times: 9:00 am or 2:00 pm.
Child Rates: 5 to 11. Children under 5 may ride in an adult's lap for free.
Meals: This tour does not include a meal.
Reservations: Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-410-8233.
Payment: All tours must be prepaid by credit card. Airport hotel pick-up fees must be paid day of tour. A confirmation and E-Ticket will be sent to you by email. You may reserve and pay online with confidence as we use secure servers and process tens of thousands of transactions online annually.
Tickets & Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your credit card charge immediately after submitting your reservation. Within 24 to 48 hours (or 60 days prior to your tour, whichever is later), you will receive an E-Ticket confirming all details. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it when you check-in. Your confirmation/E-Ticket will include a contact number for our operations staff; please call that number at least 24 hours prior to the tour to confirm any details.
Why Choose Us? Tour with us and be assured of a great tour with nice people and an excellent tour guide in new, state-of-the-art tour buses! This is a top quality tour of San Francisco! There are other companies offering San Francisco City Tours, but the tours are not comparable.
Tour includes complimentary hotel pick-up & drop-off for hotels within the city of San Francisco. From designated San Francisco Airport area hotels, $8.00 per person pickup fee to be paid on the day of the tour. Bonus - FREE Pier 39 FunPack valued at over $400 - free discount coupons for shopping eating and having fun at famous Pier 39 on Fisherman's Wharf - available upon request when you take this tour with us (while supplies last). Child Rates apply to children ages 5 to 11; children under 5 may ride in an adult's lap for free. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 800-410-8233.
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