San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf & Cable Car Ride

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8 hrs

Max 20

Why take this tour?

Every corner of San Francisco hides a world of customs, cultures and communities. On this San Francisco Day Tour, we show you the most interesting ones so you can experience the top attractions. Don't worry about the logistics - your guide will take care of that, while providing you with a lifetime of stories, history and local knowledge. If you want to make the most of a short time in the city, this San Francisco Walking Tour is a great way to take in all of the main sights.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.See all the major attractions in San Francisco in a single day
  • Created with Sketch.Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach and Ghirardelli Square
  • Created with Sketch.Get the real stories behind the city from a local expert Walks guide
  • Created with Sketch.Ride in a San Francisco cable car
  • Created with Sketch.See a mural by Diego Rivera and visit cafes frequented by the Beat Generation writers
  • Created with Sketch.The only tour of its type on the market, this is the best experience for those with only a short amount of time in the city

Take a day to experience San Francisco

Your San Francisco Day Tour starts near the Ferry Building where you’ll first meet your local expert guide and small group of no more than 20 people to enjoy a spectacular view of one of the most important ports in America. We'll catch an authentic San Francisco cable car from our favorite stop (which has none of the usual crowds). Zipping up the hill, you'll learn what makes this very unique public transport so special (and get a few great photos while you're at it!).

Your San Francisco Walking Tour disembarks atop Nob Hill where your guide will show you the mansions and clubs built by the industrial tycoons who once ran the city, before taking you inside to enjoy the beautiful gothic in...

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Your San Francisco Day Tour starts near the Ferry Building where you’ll first meet your local expert guide and small group of no more than 20 people to enjoy a spectacular view of one of the most important ports in America. We'll catch an authentic San Francisco cable car from our favorite stop (which has none of the usual crowds). Zipping up the hill, you'll learn what makes this very unique public transport so special (and get a few great photos while you're at it!).

Your San Francisco Walking Tour disembarks atop Nob Hill where your guide will show you the mansions and clubs built by the industrial tycoons who once ran the city, before taking you inside to enjoy the beautiful gothic interior of Grace Cathedral.

Heading down the hill, you’ll pass through the Dragon Gate and into Chinatown - the oldest and largest Chinese enclave in North America. During your Chinatown Tour, you’ll taste fresh fortune cookies and see hidden landmarks like the Tin How Buddhist Temple and old smuggling dens as your guide tells you how the area went from being a seedy den of vice to one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city. They’ll also tell you where to eat if you want to return to try world-famous dim sum.

The next neighborhood on your San Francisco Day Tour is North Beach, where your guide will show you the old haunts of the Beat poets such as City Lights bookstore. You’ll also enjoy a lovely view of Coit Tower and break for lunch. It's not included, but your guide will recommend the best restaurants in the area for any taste and budget.

After lunch, you'll climb the hill to see Lombard Street, the "crookedest street in the world", then peek into the San Francisco Art Institute to feast your eyes on a Diego Rivera mural and stunning views from the roof terrace. It’s down the hill again for a Fisherman’s Wharf Tour where you’ll explore the old docks, smell the fresh bread in the famous Boudin bakery, and see the sea lions at Pier 39 from a special vantage point with no crowds.

Your San Francisco Day Tour pauses in Ghirardelli Square for a sample of the famous chocolate then takes you via taxi to the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll step onto the iconic structure and soak in more amazing views as you learn the history of its construction and some peculiar facts about San Francisco Bay.

The last stop on your San Francisco Day Tour is the jaw-dropping Alamo Square, home to some of the city's most prized Victorian homes. Your guide will explain why the city has become America’s capital of Victorian architecture and take you to the best vantage point to get a picture of "Postcard Row" - the famous set of brightly-painted houses.

  • Sites Visited
  • Nob Hill
  • Grace Cathedral (inside)
  • Pacific Union Club (outside)
  • Victorian Mansions (outside)
  • Chinatown
  • Tin How Buddhist Temple
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
  • North Beach
  • City Lights bookstore (outside)
  • Coit Tower
  • Lombard Street
  • San Francisco Art Institute
  • Diego Rivera Mural
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alamo Square
  • Postcard Row / Painted Ladies
  • Tour Includes
  • Local expert Walks guide
  • Streetcar tickets
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Taxi to and from the Golden Gate Bridge
The views on this tour are spectacular
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The guide was very informative and funny. As we only had one ful day in San Francisco, this was the best way to see a lot the city has to offer.

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