San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf & Scenic Bay Cruise

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Location: San Francisco
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights See the very best of San Francisco with a local expert in a single, perfectly planned day
Enjoy an hour-long Bay Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island
Ride an iconic San Francisco Cable Car without all the crowds
Hit all the top neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman's Wharf
Spend time with a guide who will divulge the spaces and places only known to the most passionate, curious locals
Summary
A day in San Francisco is often met with unbelievable wonder - the city is as inspiring as they come. It's where rows of brightly hued Victorian houses dot the landscape, and seagulls sway in the breeze over steaming pots of Dungeness Crab by the wharf.

On this full-day tour of San Francisco, explore the very best from the markets at the Ferry Building to the heights of Nob Hill, wander the bazaars of Chinatown, peek behind the scenes at a famed fortune cookie factory, get groovy with a bunch of Italians and Beat Poets in North Beach, indulge in the crookedness of Lombard Street, win a golden ticket with some Ghirardelli Chocolate on your tongue, and head through the fish stalls in Fisherman's Wharf. Cap your day with the most perfect ending - traversing the San Francisco Bay on a cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge where pristine sunset shots await. As you tour San Francisco, your guide - an expert in setting the stage, creating the scene, and invoking your imagination will share the stories that support just how incredible this city truly is.
Description
This spectacularly designed day in San Francisco starts near the architecturally pristine Ferry Building, once the busiest port in the world. After wandering through and seeing San Francisco's original port with views of Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge (Yep, that bridge that fell in the 1989 earthquake!), catch an iconic San Francisco Cable Car. It's from our favorite "in-the-know" stop we'll skip the massive lines and board without any of the crowds. As this moving piece of history climbs one of the many hills of San Francisco, the storefronts in the Financial District fade and the opulent homes of Nob Hill begin to appear.

Ding! Ding! At the top of Nob Hill learn about the industrial tycoons who helped fund the early city as you wander into Grace Cathedral with its striking Gothic interior and gem of artistic artifacts including a bevy of stained glass windows. Heading back down the hill, it's on to bustling, culturally-soaked Chinatown. As the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest in North America, your personal local will weave you through the most vibrant spaces and lesser-known sites. Take in the small Tin How Temple, peek into a traditional Eastern pharmacy to see the various herbs and medicinal powders, and stop by the legendary Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory for insight into the art of fortune cookie making! Not only will you be able to try warm cookies just off the machine, but you will also take home a personalized treat just for you!

Whoa! This is great but that fortune cookie made me hungry. It's time to eat! Luckily, you have reached the crossroads of two very different but complementary world cuisines. Take time on your own to get lunch in Chinatown or the thriving Italian district of North Beach. Reconvene with your guide at the doormat of a watering hole beloved by the revolutionary Beat Poets - it's time to get weird and talk about poetry and a bunch of Italians! Explore North Beach with all its delicacies, history, and a little bit of Marilyn Monroe. 

It's time to work off a little of your lunch and climb a hill to see Lombard Street, the "Crookedest Street in the World". Then head down to Fisherman's Wharf for a full ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour. In the Wharf, explore the old docks by taking a local-led route through lesser-visited areas, smell the sourdough at Boudin bakery, and see the sea lions at Pier 39 from a special vantage point. Plus don’t forget your visit to Ghirardelli Square where you’ll sample some world-famous chocolate.

You've made it! But that's not it - your reward is a gorgeous bay cruise on the waters of San Francisco Bay. As your boat works its way to the Golden Gate Bridge with the sun shining on its way west, take in the beautiful views that surround. Sail past the famed sea lions of Pier 39, under the Golden Gate Bridge (Instagrammers get ready!), and return with a circle around Alcatraz Island, the closest you can get without having a proper ticket. A perfect end to a perfect San Francisco day.
Commentary English: Guide
Included Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Pre-reserved ticket for Cable Car
Food tasting - Fortune Cookie
Personalized Walks Fortune Cookies
Food tasting - Ghirardelli Chocolate
1-hour Bay Cruise
Excluded Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Lunch
Gratuities
Know before you book While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets, guests with high mobility limitations or wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Carriers in lieu of strollers are highly encouraged.
Please note. Until further notice, the San Francisco Cable Car system is currently closed.
Know before you go This tour is conducted in English only.
This is a full-day walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets, guests with high mobility limitations or wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Carriers in lieu of strollers are highly encouraged.
The Bay Cruise portion of this tour is audio guided. You will not have a live guide during this section of the tour.
Until further notice, the San Francisco Cable Car system is currently closed.
Parking surrounding the meeting point is extremely limited and can be expensive. It is best to use public transportation, taxi, or Uber/Lyft.
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Additional Information
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates. It is best to wear/bring layers for all of our tours, even at the height of summer.
Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-07-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
May 29, 2021 October 31, 2021 Departure: 10:00 AM May 29 - June (Sat, Sun) July - October (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 37.7938256, -122.3935533
Address: 77 Steuart Street, (San Francisco Railway Museum), San Francisco, California, 94105, US
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/San+Francisco+Railway+Museum/@37.7938256,-122.3935533,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa92570ab6d61114e!8m2!3d37.7938256!4d-122.3935533
Notes: 77 Steuart Street (San Francisco Railway Museum)
End Location Address Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Start Location Notes 77 Steuart Street, (San Francisco Railway Museum), San Francisco, California, 94105, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 37.808673, -122.4120097
Address: Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Notes:
End Location Address Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Start Location Notes 77 Steuart Street, (San Francisco Railway Museum), San Francisco, California, 94105, US

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2021 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $89.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $84.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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Mobile tickets will be accepted

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