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San Francisco Guided City Tour

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Explore San Francisco with a local insider and experience an extraordinary afternoon. This half-day tour takes you sightseeing around the city with a guide to offer commentary. Neighborhoods include Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, the Castro, and North Beach plus the Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wi-Fi is available aboard the vehicle so you can post your snaps to social media en route.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of San Francisco with a local insider
  • Stop at points of interest like Lands End for photo ops
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge aboard a Wi-Fi-equipped vehicle
  • Ask your guide anything about the sights you see
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Expert guide and commentary
Most comprehensive San Francisco sightseeing tour available
Multiple stops to photograph and explore
Golden Gate Bridge crossing toll
Local guest services assistance
Guide Gratuities (for Private option ONLY)
Guide Gratuities (for Shared tour)
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Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). For other locations, please meet outside hotel main doors. If your hotel is not listed, please select Hilton Union Square or Hotel Zephyr Fisherman's Wharf or alternatively add your hotel and we will provide the closest pick-up location. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation. Please always refer to the providers confirmation.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • Food is not included but available for purchase during the tour.
  • Due to the length of this tour and road restrictions for tour vehicles, unfortunately not all attractions in the city will be seen
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Extranomical Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Guided City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Guided City Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Guided City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Guided City Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Guided City Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Guided City Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Guided City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Guided City Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There are only three stops, and each stop is only 20 minutes." See review


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More Training Needed
, Jul 2021
We had a tour guide who appeared to just be getting started (there was a second person with her who appeared to be a part of the training process). Shortly into the tour, the first guide asked the trainer to take over, which she did for the remainder of the morning. My low rating is more a reflection of my disappointment in the tour company rather than the guides themselves. They seemed to be doing the best they could with a challenging situation. The guide-in-training obviously needed more time to learn how to drive a bus of this size(constant tapping on the accelerator made for a very jerky ride) and to commit the tour path to memory. I have nothing but respect for the difficulty of a job like this....managing a bus full of people, San Francisco traffic, and streets, all while keeping up a steady stream of interesting information must be TOUGH! The tour company should make sure that their drivers/guides have all of the training they need before sending them out.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for your feedback, it is very important to us. Part of our 8-week training program involves having a training manager coaching a new driver/guide. Bonita has twelve years of safe bus driving experience and is learning the "guiding" skills. Rest assured that she will continue to have supervision until she has mastered the full tour guide skill set to our satisfaction. If you would like to talk about this further, call me at (858) 245-5442.
SF City Tour
Pura G
, Jan 2020
I was informed that the tour I booked for $79/person is for small group using mini-van of 7-8 people. I was shocked to see it's a small bus and we are 36! The bus AC was not working well so it was so uncomfortable. The driver/tour guide is very nice.
too few stops with too little time
gaiyan z
, Dec 2019
There are only three stops, and each stop is only 20 minutes. The total tour hour is only three hours. The guide could have given more time to each stop or have more stops.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thanks for your commentary about our City tour. At the moment we make 4 stops -- at the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge, Land's End (Sutro Baths/Cliff House) and Golden Gate Park-- on our 4-hour tour. We will look at the possibility of adding an additional stop in the future. Thanks, again.

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