Golden Gate Bridge Tour: Taking History to New Heights

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1 hr 15 mins

Max 25

Why take this tour?

Discover the fascinating history and facts behind the Golden Gate Bridge and take in the breathtaking views from a special vantage point often left unexplored by the average tourist. Our visit to this iconic American landmark delves deep into the secrets and stories of how the structure came to be, from its impossible beginnings to its final fruition - not to mention just what it takes to keep it pristine today!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.See the Golden Gate Bridge from a special panoramic vantage point unknown to the average tourist
  • Created with Sketch.Learn little-known facts about the ownership of the bridge, (and who "Karl" is!)
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy captivating stories from your expert Walks guide

History from a height!

Your deep dive into the history behind the captivating Golden Gate Bridge begins at the statue of Joseph Strauss, where you’ll be met by your Walks guide and become immersed in the story of the bridge’s construction. You’ll learn about the man behind the architecture, and the lengths he had to go to to bring his improbable plan to fruition. As you learn, you'll discover fun facts about the bridge itself - like the difficulties faced when carrying out a repaint, or who actually ‘owns’ it.

After viewing the structure up close, it's time to take it all in from a special vantage point known to locals, but little known to visitors. Here, you can catch some panoramic snaps as you learn about th...

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Your deep dive into the history behind the captivating Golden Gate Bridge begins at the statue of Joseph Strauss, where you’ll be met by your Walks guide and become immersed in the story of the bridge’s construction. You’ll learn about the man behind the architecture, and the lengths he had to go to to bring his improbable plan to fruition. As you learn, you'll discover fun facts about the bridge itself - like the difficulties faced when carrying out a repaint, or who actually ‘owns’ it.

After viewing the structure up close, it's time to take it all in from a special vantage point known to locals, but little known to visitors. Here, you can catch some panoramic snaps as you learn about the climate and ecology of the bay. On most days, this will mean coming face-to-face with Karl - the nickname for the ever-present fog that blankets the San Francisco Bay.

As your tour comes to a close, you’ll be taken back down to the base of the bridge where you can catch a bus back to the city center. Of course, we recommend that you go the old fashioned way - by walking across the bridge armed with your newfound knowledge to mull over. On a nice day, there’s really nothing quite like it.

  • Sites Visited
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Overlook of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center and giftshop
  • Tour Includes
  • Walks guide
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