Half Day by the Bay: North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf & Scenic Bay Cruise

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Location: San Francisco
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights - Immerse yourself in San Francisco's most beloved neighborhoods - the Italian district of North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf
- Mix together history and culture in the company of an expert local guide getting straight into the heart of San Francisco
- Enjoy an hour-long Bay Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island
- Climb Lombard Street, take in incredible views over the Bay Area, and treat yourself to a chocolate tasting at Ghirardelli Square
Summary
Spend the afternoon with a local guide exploring some of the city’s most vibrant areas. From North Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf, this three-hour walking tour uncovers the city’s history, its hidden gems, and some of its most iconic attractions. Finally, finish the day with an hour-long bay cruise that takes you right under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the infamous Alcatraz Island.
Description
For many, the beating heart of San Francisco and its legacy lies within a generation of artists and activists. From its revolutionary, push-the- envelope residents to the immigrant communities who found themselves on these shores, San Francisco is a million stories at every step.

On this three-hour walking tour (paired with an hour-long cruise) journey through the years of the counterculture movement - the 1960s, when Beat poets like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac mingled with the little Italian grandmothers on the streets of North Beach. Following a deep dive into the city’s artistic roots on Jack Kerouac Alley, move up Columbus Avenue - the main strip through the thriving neighborhood. Here your guide will uncover more of the hidden gems the lie beneath the usual hotspots. Hollywood titans dreamed up some of their most iconic ideas in this area - understandable given the palpable artistic undercurrent that ebbs and flows through the city’s veins.

Further north, climb two blocks to "The Crookedest Street in the World", before heading into the chocolate empire of Ghirardelli Square. Pause to savor a piece of chocolate (complimentary, of course), then wander on down to Fisherman's Wharf. It may be one of the city’s busiest tourist areas, but your guide will show you how to navigate the popular area before heading to Pier 39 to meet the real stars of the city: San Francisco’s resident sea lions.

We leave you here but that’s not the end of your tour! You’ll round out the afternoon with a cruise across the bay, taking in some of the city’s best sights from the sea. Your boat sails along the waterfront past the Marina District, on to the Presidio, and travels under the Golden Gate Bridge. A loop of Alcatraz Island is a welcome addition to the hour-long jaunt - the closest you can get to it without Alcatraz tickets. Afterward, you’ll return to Pier 39 where you can spend the evening exploring the area for yourself and musing over everything you learned on your tour.
Commentary English: Guide
English: Audio
Included Local English-speaking guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Food tasting - Ghirardelli Chocolate
1-hour Bay Cruise
Excluded Lunch
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, guests with high mobility limitations or wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Carriers in lieu of strollers are highly encouraged.
Know before you go This tour is conducted in English only.
This is a 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 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.
The Bay Cruise portion of this tour is audio guided. You will not have a live guide during this section of the tour.
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, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-03-28
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vesuvio+Cafe/@37.797494,-122.406454,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x23ae1c58dd5b28c3!8m2!3d37.797494!4d-122.406454
Notes: 255 Columbus Ave (Vesuvio Cafe) Meet to the right of the entrance of Vesuvio Cafe in Jack Kerouac Alley.
Start Location Notes Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
End Location Address Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long:
Address: Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Notes:
Start Location Notes Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
End Location Address Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94133, 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 $69.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $64.00 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