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Combine Our Best Selling City Tour with a Bay Cruise around Alcatraz

$72 Adult Ticket ($9 Savings), $70 Senior, $49 Child
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This Tour Includes FREE Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

Tour Duration: City Tour - 3 1/2 hours; Bay Cruise - 1 hour (allow 5 hours); Note: thru March 27, last Bay Cruise of the day departs 3:45pm; bay cruise ticket good for 90 days

Tour details

Explore the highlights of our beautiful City by the Bay in style and comfort, on the newest motor coach fleet in San Francisco. Learn about the history of San Francisco from knowledgeable guides. View a wide selection of landmarks and attractions to include:

Civic Center - The city’s center for politics and culture. Location of San Francisco’s gold-domed City Hall, world-class Asian Art Museum, Main Library, Opera House and Symphony Hall.

Victorians / Postcard Row - Among the most photographed homes in the world, the colorful painted ladies with the city skyline in the background has graced many a postcards! (Tour buses are unable to stop at this location)

Union Square - High-end department stores and boutiques make this a destination for world class shopping, theatre, hotels and restaurants.

Nob Hill - Once home to the palatial mansions of the “Big Four” mining and railroad industrialists and now home to many of the city’s most elegant hotels. The cable car lines cross at the top of the hill making for a postcard perfect picture.

Chinatown - San Francisco is home to one of the largest Asian communities outside of Asia. Visitors will find traditional Chinese shops, fish and produce markets, restaurants, temples, herb pharmacies.

North Beach - San Francisco’s “Little Italy” was once the meeting ground for beatniks and bohemian writers, today the restaurants, bakeries and cafes draw the crowds.

Palace of Fine Arts - View the structure designed by architect Bernard Maybeck and contracted for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition, which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal.

Presidio National Park - A U.S. Army base for over 200 years, the nearly 1,600 acre urban oasis is now national park land and offers some of the city’s most picturesque views.

Fisherman’s Wharf - Once an active fishing port, a small working fishing fleet remains but the primary industry is tourism. Visit the wharf on your own after returning from your bus tour. Stroll past crab stands, dine at world famous seafood restaurants and enjoy family entertainment.

Golden Gate Park - Among the world’s greatest urban parks. Approximately 3 miles long by a half mile wide, this treasure is covered with wooded trails, open groves gardens, lakes the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden. Extended stop for photos/sightseeing!

Pacific Ocean - Views of the Northern California's stunning coastline and pounding surf!

Golden Gate Bridge & Vista Point - The icon of San Francisco, often shrouded in a layer of fog, is painted international orange to compliment the natural surroundings. A stop at Vista Point offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Extended stop for photos/sightseeing!

Throughout your tour, enjoy the views of San Francisco landmarks such as Alcatraz, San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and others.

Tour bus stops at the following landmarks to allow for additional time to sightsee and take photos: Twin Peaks panoramic lookout (weather permitting), Golden Gate Park, and Golden Gate Bridge-Vista Point.

Your tour concludes at Fisherman's Wharf, where you will have the opportunity to do some further sightseeing on your own, or you may also choose to return directly to your hotel.

Add a Bay Cruise to your tour choice and enjoy a cruise around the Bay, passing by the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Treasure Island and the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge and around the waterfront area. The Golden Gate National Park Association provides narration for your tour that is both historical in nature and entertaining. You will have plenty of chances for great photos on this tour.

Bay Cruise Schedule:

Fall (Sept 2, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014) 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm
Winter (Nov 2, 2014 - March 29, 2015 10:00am, 10:45am*, 11:15am, 1:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm
Spring & SummerUp to 17 daily departures (schedules for 2015 have not been released at this time)
*Winter: Thursday-Monday only

Traffic Advisory
Super Bowl 50 events are being held in the City January 23 – Friday, February 12, 2016. Street closures are in affect on the Embarcadero, Market St, and near Moscone Center. The Marin Vista Point on the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed daily 11am-5pm effective January 29 through February 7th.

Due to these reasons beyond our control, we are unable to refund or reschedule missed tours due to these events so please plan accordingly.

Ticket Pricing
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Adult $81 $72 $9
Senior $79 $70 $9 Age 60+
Child $59 $49 $10 Age 5-11
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Hotel Pick Up:
 For hotel pick-up, please book 1 hour prior to tour departure time; 2 hours for San Francisco International Airport hotels

Same Day, Last-Minute Bookings: We can accommodate most requests, even minutes before the tour starts, if you can get to the Tour Operator’s location in Fisherman’s Wharf by the departure time - Call 415-775-1200. 

E-ticket: Upon completion of your booking the final screen will provide a confirmation number (all you will need to check in with) and all the details for your tour, including tour time, tour operator's location in Fisherman's Wharf, phone number and hotel pick up information. Approximately 10 minutes after that you will receive your confirmation e-ticket via email as a receipt. Please note, you do NOT need to print your e-ticket for this tour, just provide the tour company with the GuideYou confirmation number or your name.

Passengers Not Staying at a Hotel: You will be requested to meet at the Tour Operator’s location in Fisherman's Wharf; or select a nearby hotel for complimentary pick up.

SFO Airport hotels: For San Francisco International Airport hotels,  complimentary hotel pick up is available 2 hours prior to tour time. Return shuttle departs at 5:30pm from the Main Terminal at Fisherman's Wharf.

BART or CalTrain Passengers: Please see our FAQ section for instructions.

Driving: Parking is available at a discounted flat rate of $15, ask tour operator for details.


This Tour Includes FREE Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

  • This Tour Includes FREE Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

  • Meals and gratuity not included unless otherwise stated
  • It is advised to wear comfortable walking shoes on your tour and bring a jacket for the Bay Cruise.
  • Twin Peaks view weather permitting
  • City Tour - 3 1/2 hours; Bay Cruise - 1 hour (allow 5 hours); Note: thru March 27, last Bay Cruise of the day departs 3:45pm; bay cruise ticket good for 90 days
  • HOVER HERE for Cancellation Policy.