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One of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, the Ferry Building is a port of entry and transit hub, marketplace, and farmers market. Food merchants, specialty shops, wine bars, and restaurants line the historic building’s hallways, making it a one-stop shop for experiencing the diverse culinary flavors and master retailers of San Francisco.

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.10
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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$48.00

San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | 1 Day Pass, Unlimited Use (Classic)

San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | 1 Day Pass, Unlimited Use (Classic)

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Combine the flexibility of a self-guided experience with the convenience of an organized tour by booking a hop-on, hop-off bus ticket. You'll get unlimited bus access from 10 am to 5 pm on the city's Red Loop, which has 17 stops in total. Buses leave every half hour so you'll never be waiting too long.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.00
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$59.00

2-Day San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour + Night Tour (Deluxe)

2-Day San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour + Night Tour (Deluxe)

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Take control of your San Francisco sightseeing with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Instead of going to places that don't interest you, this tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and choose when you get off the bus. Sights on the route include the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Little Italy, and Sausalito. The package also includes a night tour to Bay Bridge and Treasure Island to see city sights illuminated at night.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$79.00
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay

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Tread in the footsteps of world-champion sailors on this 2.5-hour America’s Cup Day Sail on San Francisco Bay. You’ll board a high-speed International America’s Cup class yacht and take a turn on the official race course from the 2013 competition. With a skilled sailor in charge, you’ll take your turn as crew working the sail trim controls and even have a chance to skipper the boat. After departing from San Francisco’s famous Pier 39 you’ll take to the Bay and cruise beneath the magnificent Golden Gay Bridge. There’s no better way to see the Bay than this sailing trip with USA 76.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

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In just one day, experience the best of San Francisco by land and sea with this combo package that includes two hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise. Check out the top attractions of San Francisco, wind through the downtown streets, and cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Each hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts 2 hours and offers live commentary. The 1-hour boat cruise takes you through San Francisco Bay, giving you prime views of Crissy Fields, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.99
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing

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See San Francisco’s top attractions from the water on this 1.5-hour tour by rigid inflatable boat. Your guide will provide gear to keep you dry and warm as you take off from Pier 39. Pass the infamous prison of Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Presidio and glide under the Golden Gate Bridge while your captain provides insightful narration. Numbers are limited to 12 people to keep this small-group tour as intimate as possible.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$99.00
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24 Hours Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off in California

24 Hours Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off in California

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the perfect way to discover and explore the city by the bay all the tourist spots in san Francisco include the famous golden gate bridge
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day electric bike rental. Hop on a regular bike or an electric bike, for an easier ride, and pedal past all of the sites on the top of your list. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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90 minute Daytime Tour aboard Wine Therapy
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90 minute Daytime Tour aboard Wine Therapy

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Take a different kind of bay cruise aboard the Wine Therapy, a classic yacht that's stocked with the best California wine selection of any boat on the San Francisco Bay. Stay comfortable even in chilly weather inside a heated cabin with large windows for viewing bay highlights like Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Unlike on other, larger cruises, you'll have a chance to interact with the friendly captain and crew during the voyage.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$70.00
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
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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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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$130.00
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San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Skyline Bay Cruise
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San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Skyline Bay Cruise

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Combine some of San Francisco's top sights—Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge—in a single day tour. This combination of stops may be a little bit different than traditional San Francisco tours, but it lets travelers get a better look at the true culture and history of the city. Hop aboard a cable car through the Financial District and down into Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. Snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from up close and listen to in-depth commentary as you travel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Night Tour

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Night Tour

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Enjoy the best views of San Francisco from an open top bus with the Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour during the day and the San Francisco Night Tour in the evening hours. See all the major sights in the city, including a drive across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge with incredible views of Alcatraz Island. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more. You can hop on and off the bus as often as you like for two days, and you can relax on the 60–90-minute guided Night Tour with breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.99
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1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make your own travel itinerary for the day while in San Francisco with this full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Ride a double-decker bus throughout the city, and hop off and back on at any of the stops along the route. Make stops at Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.99
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San Francisco City Tour: 35 Attraction Downhill Walk Tour w/ Ferry & Sausalito

San Francisco City Tour: 35 Attraction Downhill Walk Tour w/ Ferry & Sausalito

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This is an ideal pick for travelers with limited time in San Francisco. Instead of spreading your sightseeing over several days, save time and tick off over 35 attractions in a day. No need to worry about San Francisco's famous hills—as this expertly designed itinerary only has downhill walks. Along the way, tick off the Grace Cathedral, Chinatown, Redwood Park, the Cable Car Barn Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz
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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz

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See all major sites of San Francisco with just one incredible ticket. This valuable package includes a tour to Alcatraz Island, the 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off pass as well as the San Francisco Night Tour. Visit Alcatraz by ferry and take the award winning self-guided audio tour while roaming around the infamous prison island. Hop on the bus and explore Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and much more during the Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour at your leisure for 2 days. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline from the open top Double Decker bus and a ride across the sparkling Bay Bridge. Alcatraz Island Tour (incl. ferry ride + self-guided audio tour) Visit all major sights of San Francisco Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top bus Enjoy 2 days hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour Magnificent views during the San Francisco Night Tour Live commentary or multilingual audio tour in various languages
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$162.00
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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building on the original tour established in 2004 with an industry expert guide during this 90-minute excursion.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour w Cable Car

Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour w Cable Car

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Get to know San Francisco a little better on this full day tour of the city. This tour is well-suited to travelers who want to get the lay of the land before digging deeper: with your guide by your side, spinning stories and letting you know all about the history of the city, tour neighborhoods, stop at famous landmarks and enjoy pristine photo opportunities of highlights like Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the sea lion hangout at Pier 39.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$84.00
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco

Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco

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Our SF in a Day tour will take you places that no other San Francisco tour does, traversing the city by cable-car, rail & bus to visit enchanted gardens, secret stairs & glorious rooftop vistas, creating an unforgettable experience. You’ll avoid crowds at the tourist hot-spots, while experiencing the culture of SF & learning its history. We’ll start your tour in downtown & take the cable-car up to Nob Hill. From there we go to City Hall &, affter going inside, we walk over to Hayes Valley, a cool spot for morning coffee. After that we head to the Mission District, followed by the Castro. We finish the morning part of the tour in Haight-Ashbury, it's a great place to get some lunch. After that we take you to see an icon of San Francisco, the Painted Ladies, then head over to Macondray Lane. That's followed by a walk down another SF icon, Lombard Street. We finish the tour in Chinatown. By then you’ll have had a fantastic experience of SF & made some beautiful memories to take home.
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  • 8 hours
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace with a industry expert guide and sample many products from artisan and local food purveyors. Then visit the former maximum-security prison, Alcatraz, to shed light on the history-packed location during this full-day excursion in San Francisco.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Nob Hill to the Haight-Ashbury

Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Nob Hill to the Haight-Ashbury

Spend a morning getting to know the real S.F. We meet you in downtown Market Street, before taking the cable car to Nob Hill, with its Gold Rush era mansions. From there we head to San Francisco City Hall and Hayes Village (for a quick coffee), before visiting the twin historic neighborhoods of Castro and Haight-Ashbury, where your Nob Hill to the Haight tour ends at the perfect time for lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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$85.00
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day bike rental. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and other culturally rich and unique San Francisco neighborhoods. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay. The entire fleet of equipment is sanitized regularly and curbside pick-up is available to ensure that your rental experience is safe and enjoyable.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour
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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
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San Francisco Guided City Tour
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San Francisco Guided City Tour

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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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$69.00
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What people are saying about Ferry-Building tours and tickets

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
"Loved the commentary, varied locations, golden Gate vista point was stunning and the seals at Pier 39 as well as the claim chowder at Boudin's. Don't forget to visit the Ghiradelli chocolate factory too."..."
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise
"It was a wonderful trip. I'd do it again if I ever come back. My husband and enjoyed this cruise very much"..."
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San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour | 1 Day Pass, Unlimited Use (Classic)
"The painted ladies Golden gate bridge All the sights were beautiful and memorable. This gave me a Chance to see sights that I did not know about."..."
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2-Day San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour + Night Tour (Deluxe)
"First class service. Friendly staff and informative commentary. We purchased the deluxe ticket which included 2 day hop on hop off 2 hr rental of bikes and a night tour. Very good value for money"..."
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America's Cup Day Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
"Amazing experience with an awesome, knowledgeable crew. Bring a warm jacket, and don’t forget sunblock!"..."
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City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise
"We enjoyed the whole trip and the audio commentary as we never would've known about those facts otherwise."..."
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San Francisco Bay Adventure Boat Sightseeing
"Amazing experience, Capt Charles was brilliant. Great way to see the bay and more fun for kids with it being a speed boat"..."
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24 Hours Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off in California
"The staff were exceptionally helpful and getting to know the city this way was brilliant and stress free"..."
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San Francisco All-Day Electric Bike Rental
"Great customer service. The e-bikes were in great condition. This is the only way to really see San Fransisco!"..."
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90 minute Daytime Tour aboard Wine Therapy
"Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The cousins were great hosts and we could not have chosen a better day for the weather on the bay...."..."
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
"This looked like a fantastic tour to go on to make sure that you see all of San Fran as it is very spread out and easy to miss areas. Unfortunately we were not able to do the guided tour due to covid and places just starting to open back up not enough people signed up. The tour company were very good and got in touch in good time and offered us the alcatraz tickets and a refund or alcatraz and a hop on hop off bus tour. We accepted the hop on hop off bus tour. Thank you for keeping us updated and we appreciate the level of customer service We had an amazing time at Alcatraz it is so informative and has some stunning views. Well worth doing in San Fran. The hop on hop off tour allowed us to see parts of San Francisco that we definitely would not have seen or even known were there some lovely views. Thanks for a lovely day and the great customer service."..."
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San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Skyline Bay Cruise
"Our tour guide Maggie was Absolutely Fabulous. My husband ,son and I took this tour and we highly recommend you take this tour."..."
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2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Night Tour
"Absolutely loved it. Best way to see the area and get all the information too. Loved the Chinatown tour and night tour...loved it all!"..."
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1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Very enjoyable! Lots of fun & interesting architectural, historical & just fun facts. Stops at all the locations that you’ll want!"..."
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San Francisco City Tour: 35 Attraction Downhill Walk Tour w/ Ferry & Sausalito
"This walking tour was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco. It gave us a better look at the city and an appreciation of its history. The lobby of the Fairmont Hotel with its gingerbread house was especially fun. Our guide, Sharlene, was terrific. She was warm and friendly but also incorporated many informative details about the people and places. It was like sending the day with an old friend."..."
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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
"It was a great tour of the ferry building! Our guide was the best and was very knowledgeable about food and cooking. She recommended several places for us to visit. This is a one of a kind tour."..."
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Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour w Cable Car
"Absolutely loved this tour. Our guide Eric was energetic and organized the tour well. Love walking through the different neighborhoods and getting to know so many facts about San Francisco history."..."
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Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco
"Great off the beaten track in Castro and Haight. Super Chinatown walk. Great idea to use public transport."..."
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
"Our host was very knowledgeable, the food was great and we had a very enjoyable time! We got to learn lots of history of the Ferry Building and learned a lot about the vendors and the local sourcing there."..."
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf
"Riding across Golden Gate Bridge then stopping at sassilto for lunch before catching the ferry back across San Francisco Bay"..."
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Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour
"We enjoyed both Alcatraz and Bay City Electric Bikes. We traveled with a 10 and 13 year old and did the city tour. Steve customized our tour to accommodate the kids ages and abilities. Definitely recommend!"..."
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