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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Alcatraz Tour with Relaxed LunchAudio Guides

Alcatraz Tour with Relaxed Lunch

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Guarantee your visit to Alcatraz when you book in advance. In addition to an organized departure time, your package also includes admission to the prison, along with an award-winning audio guide. Relax aboard your ferry transportation and return at a time of your choosing. Afterward, use your food voucher at a preselected restaurant in Fisherman’s Wharf.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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  • 3 to 5 hours

Alcatraz and One Day Bike RentalMountain Bike Tours

Alcatraz and One Day Bike Rental

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Get two classic San Francisco experiences—a bike ride starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz—in one combined tour package. Take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Use the flexible 1-day bike rental on the day of your choosing and enjoy a safe ride with a helmet included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day TripDay Trips

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Santa Catalina Island Skyline Drive TourNature and Wildlife

Santa Catalina Island Skyline Drive Tour

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Travel ten miles into the protected wilderness of Catalina Island along the scenic Skyline Drive in a classic 1950s Flxible Bus. Enjoy sweeping views of the canyons, coves and ocean, and perhaps spot the island's resident herd of American buffalo. Visit Airport in the Sky, located at 1,600 feet (488 meters) above sea level, and have time to visit the Catalina Island Conservancy's Nature Center before returning to Avalon.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

San Francisco Love TourHistorical Tours

San Francisco Love Tour

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Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus and get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. Starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf, this 2-hour sightseeing tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

3-for-1 Pass: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Dungeon and Madame TussaudsAttraction Tickets

3-for-1 Pass: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Dungeon and Madame Tussauds

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Visit three of San Francisco’s best attractions on the same day; this combo pass includes ferry transport to Alcatraz Island and access to the island itself, admission to the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum plus The San Francisco Dungeon. The San Francisco Dungeon is a unique and immersive theatrical attraction that brings to life the dark history of San Francisco. Marvel at stunningly lifelike figures of athletes, celebrities and politicians at the wax museum including famous San Franciscans. Finally, catch a ferry from Alcatraz Landing across San Francisco Bay to ‘The Rock’ where you can explore the prison cells that once held America’s most-wanted criminals during a self-guided audio tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Alcatraz with Lunch Credit and One Day Bike RentalMountain Bike Tours

Alcatraz with Lunch Credit and One Day Bike Rental

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Alcatraz Island is one of San Francisco’s most visited landmarks, known for its notorious federal prison. This combo tour package is ideal for travelers who want to visit Alcatraz and enjoy sightseeing in San Francisco at their own pace. Use your round-trip ferry tickets to visit Alcatraz, then make the most of a full-day bike rental in San Francisco to be used on the same or following day. Also included is a lunch voucher for a Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with AlcatrazDay Trips

The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

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See the best of San Francisco in one day on this guided tour that includes all transportation and admission to Alcatraz. Visit multiple locations in the city, including Castro, Presidio, Fisherman's Wharf, and Twin Peaks, with plenty of stops for photo ops. Then take the ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can explore with an award-winning audio-guided tour of the former federal prison.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures

San Diego Seal TourCultural Tours

San Diego Seal Tour

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Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water like a ‘duck tour,’ starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

The Ultimate Day Trip: Alcatraz & Sonoma Valley Wine TourDay Trips

The Ultimate Day Trip: Alcatraz & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

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Combine two Bay Area attractions on a full-day tour of the Sonoma wine country and Alcatraz Island. Travel by comfortable coach across the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping at a vista point before wine tastings at two vineyards, including Cline Cellars. Returning to San Francisco, ride a ferry past the city skyline to Alcatraz for an award-winning audio tour of the infamous former prison. The Sonoma portion of the tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your informative guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike TourAttraction Tickets

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory Cultural Tours

Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown Tour & Fortune Cookie Factory

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This tour of Alcatraz and Chinatown lets you explore two quintessential San Francisco attractions without worrying about complicated travel logistics. Ideal for busy travelers who want to fit in the top sites without spending time booking tickets and arranging details, this tour includes pre-booked ferry and cable car tickets, plus a walking tour of Chinatown.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off TrolleyHistorical Tours

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your silver, gold, or platinum day pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 12 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with AlcatrazAttraction Tickets

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures

San Diego City Sightseeing Tour Including La JollaHalf-day Tours

San Diego City Sightseeing Tour Including La Jolla

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Take in San Diego’s most iconic sights with a 4-hour sightseeing tour, and get an insider’s look at the city as you explore with a local guide. Experience California’s frontier history in Old Town, snap a selfie by Petco Park, then stroll the elegant grounds of Balboa Park. Stop by a sea lion colony in La Jolla, visit Little Italy, East Village and the Embarcadero, and cross the San Diego Bay to the elegant community of Coronado, where a historic hotel gazes across the water towards the city skyline.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir WoodsDay Trips

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

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Enjoy two of San Francisco’s top activities in one day on this 6-hour combo experience that includes biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and transportation to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). When you reach Sausalito at the end of your bike ride, just hop on a shuttle for the ride to the redwood trees of Muir Woods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike TourAttraction Tickets

Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day, 2-tour combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco all electric bike tour. The date you book is the date you'll visit Alcatraz Island, and get access to the former federal prison. Go on a self-guided audio tour of the grounds, and stay as long as you like during opening hours. The date prior to your Alcatraz tour, you'll enjoy a guided electric bike tour. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures

Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los AngelesHalf-day Tours

Dearly Departed: The Tragic History Tour of Los Angeles

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Explore the dark side of Los Angeles on this Hollywood ‘death tour,’ a 2.5-hour multimedia bus excursion investigating the infamous homes and locations where the city’s most famous stars met their demise. During your visit you'll check out well-known sites in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Sunset Strip where some of the world’s most famous celebrities passed away. This macabre Los Angeles excursion, featured by both Anthony Bourdain’s ‘The Layover’ and E!’s ‘Hollywood Death Trip’ is a great way to learn about the city’s twisted past.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz - Includes Official Alcatraz TourAttraction Tickets

San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz - Includes Official Alcatraz Tour

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Enjoy San Francisco’s main highlights without worrying about the logistics on this 2-for-1 tour. Start your day at one of the most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, and take a self-guided audio tour. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of city neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach to see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Catalina Island Avalon Scenic TourBus Tours

Catalina Island Avalon Scenic Tour

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See the sights of Avalon on a quick tour that takes you along the waterfront, up the hillsides, and through the center of town. The quick, nonstop journey provides views and allows you to get oriented with Avalon and its attractions so you can better enjoy your time on Catalina Island. Learn about the island's history and heritage from a guide as you travel the loop.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Santa Barbara Electric Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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Explore Santa Barbara by electric bike, covering plenty of ground on a morning or afternoon excursion. Ride your easy-to-use beach cruiser to key landmarks such as State Street and the Santa Barbara Mission as your knowledgeable guide shares the city’s history during this Santa Barbara bike tour. Have your camera ready as you glide along the renowned Pacific coastline. Numbers are limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention and a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Coronado Island Segway TourHalf-day Tours

Coronado Island Segway Tour

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Traveling by Segway is not only fun and different, but allows you to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. On this guided and narrated morning or afternoon tour, explore downtown San Diego and admire gorgeous views of San Diego Bay from the Embarcadero. Take a ferry ride to Coronado Island to check out still more sights, including pretty Coronado Beach and the historic Hotel del Coronado.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Beverly Hills Segway TourPrivate and Luxury

Beverly Hills Segway Tour

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Glide through Los Angeles’ most glamorous neighborhood on a Segway tour of Beverly Hills’ iconic landmarks and exclusive streets. Learn the history of this star-studded enclave as you follow your guide to the celebrity homes of Wilshire Boulevard and Benedict Canyon Drive, then take in views of the elegant Hilton and Beverly Hills Hotel. Snag a selfie by the town’s famous sign, browse the designer displays that line Rodeo Drive and finish your tour in the heart of the downtown ‘90210.’
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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