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
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights See all the major attractions in San Francisco in a single day including the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach, Ghirardelli Square, and more.
Travel with a local expert guide who will take care of all the logistics and give you the stories and history behind everything you see.
Enjoy an hour-long Bay Cruise taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without visiting!) and the San Francisco skyline.
Ride one of the iconic cable cars of San Francisco.
Explore the oldest Chinatown in the Western World and learn its improbable history.
See a mural by Diego Rivera, and take in spectacular views from the San Francisco Art Institute rooftop.
Stop by cafes frequented by the influential Beat Generation writers.
Rest easy knowing this is the only tour of its type on the market: the best experience for travelers with only a short amount of time in the city.
Summary
Experience all of San Francisco's top attractions and historic neighborhoods in a single day on this guided tour through its vibrant neighborhoods. Don't worry about finding your way around - we take care of the logistics so all you have to do is soak up the knowledge from your local expert guide. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Lombard Street, and Chinatown to Fisherman's Wharf, you'll discover the history and culture of the city and come to appreciate it like a local. Finally, end the day with an hour-long Bay Cruise taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without visiting!) and the San Francisco skyline.
Description
Your tour starts near the Ferry Building with a view of what was once one of the busiest ports in the world. Then you’ll catch one of the iconic San Francisco cable cars from our favorite stop which has none of the crowds you usually find at the others. As you zip up the hill you'll learn what makes this very unique public transport so special (and no doubt snap a few amazing photos along the way!).

Disembarking atop Nob Hill, you’ll learn about the industrial tycoons who built the city as you wander through Huntington Park. You'll also step inside the beautiful gothic interior of Grace Cathedral to see the beautiful stained glass windows - and maybe even navigate your way through one of the church’s modern labyrinths to find your inner zen! 

Heading back down the hill, it’s on to the bustling neighborhood of Chinatown - the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia, and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Take in hidden landmarks like the Tin How Buddhist Temple as you learn how the neighborhood went from being a seedy red-light district to one of the most vibrant enclaves in the city.  Then it’s time for a little treat; pop into the legendary Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory for an insight into the art (and logistics!) of fortune cookie making, and leave with a special custom-made fortune cookie and cute takeaway box! That’s not the end of the delicious snacks either - you'll also get advice on where to eat if you want to try some of the area’s world-famous dim sum.

After lunch, your neighborhood to get acquainted with is North Beach, where you'll take in the old haunts of the Beat poets like City Lights Bookstore.

You'll climb up the hill to see Lombard Street, the "crookedest street in the world" then pop into the San Francisco Art Institute to bask in the glory of a Diego Rivera mural. Step out onto the roof to take in a spectacular view of the bay before heading 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 with no crowds. Plus don’t forget your visit to Ghirardelli Square where you’ll sample some world-famous chocolate!

Your final highlight of the day? A gorgeous bay cruise of the historic waterfront, where beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline in every direction are on offer. You’ll sail past the famous Pier 39 sea lions, right under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without booking a ticket!). A perfect end to a San Francisco day.


Commentary English: Guide
Included One-hour Bay Cruise
MUNI ticket
San Francisco Cable Car ticket
Chocolate tasting
Fortune cookie tasting
Local expert guide
Excluded Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
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 and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
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.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-07-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 10:00 AM Departure - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 37.7938256, -122.3935533
Address: San Francisco Railway Museum, 77 Steuart Street , 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: This tour meets at 77 Steuart Street (San Francisco Railway Museum). Meet to the right of the museum entrance doors at the corner of Steuart and Don Chee Way. Meet to the right of the museum entrance doors at the corner of Steuart and Don Chee Way.
End Location Address Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Start Location Notes San Francisco Railway Museum, 77 Steuart Street , 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 San Francisco Railway Museum, 77 Steuart Street , 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

2020 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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Terms and Conditions

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

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption