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Closely associated with LGBTQ culture, San Francisco’s vibrant, brash Castro district is a lively neighborhood of shops, bars, rainbow flags, and hilly streets lined with impressively restored Victorian homes. Harvey Milk—California’s first openly gay elected official—was a famous Castro resident, honored here with Harvey Milk Plaza.

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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide
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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Explore the LGBT history of the Castro on foot during this walking tour. Follow your informative local guide through the famous neighborhood while learning about the local landmarks and historical sites. Be inspired by the rich, diverse history of this iconic district and its continuing role as an epicenter of LGBT activism and events.
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  • 2 hours
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$30.96
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$30.96

San Francisco Love Tour

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
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$85.00
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$85.00

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00

Take a Walk with a Storyteller! The Surreal San Francisco Tour.

Take a Walk with a Storyteller! The Surreal San Francisco Tour.

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- Explore the city with San Francisco's most hilarious, imaginative and EXCITING storyteller! - Get to know these three famous neighborhoods: the Mission, the Castro and the Haight. - Enjoy original FOLKLORE and FAIRYTALES told by Clyde Always: a professional storyteller, published poet and decade-long resident of the City by the Bay. Hear about witches & pirates, hobos & hipster devils... bring your imagination! - Get insider knowledge of the best restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, parks, shops and more. See beautiful street-art, landmarks and architecture. Experience the City like a local. - Beware! Some of the information presented will be highly UNBELIEVABLE. Have fun sorting the fact from the fiction. -A 2.5 mile (4 km) walk with no hills. One public restroom along the way. - Please note: this tour is NOT for the whole family. Script includes profanity and you might see a nudist or two. - Guaranteed to entertain, enliven and uplift. An experience you'll always remember.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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The Essential Electric San Francisco Bike Tour
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The Essential Electric San Francisco Bike Tour

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Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge on a guided e-bike tour that explores some of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods. Cycling San Francisco is a great way to experience the city at street level, but steep hills make for challenging riding. Choosing an e-bike takes the hard work out of sightseeing, as you ride alongside a local historian who shares stories along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

San Francisco Urban Hike: Castro and Twin Peaks
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Castro and Twin Peaks

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Conquer San Francisco's urban jungle on this 3-hour urban hike. Trek your way up Tank Hill and Kite Hill, spots favored by locals for great city views, and stroll through hidden forests. Visit the Seward Street Slides to play like a local kid and take spectacular photos from the top of Twin Peaks. Between the forests, lush greenery and hidden pocket parks, you'll find it hard to believe you're in the midst of one of the country's busiest cities. Learn urban legends, history and culture from your local hiking guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

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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$130.00

Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

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Get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today aboard a colorful 1970s-era Volkswagen bus. Enjoy the illuminated city during this night tour that takes you to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. Check out the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet and shake some beaded curtains. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip
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San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip

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Combine two of San Francisco’s top tours into one Super Saver, which provides a comprehensive look at the best of the Bay Area. Travel by bus to Muir Woods, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way, and be wowed by the towering redwood trees of the old-growth forest. Then visit the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to San Francisco for a deluxe city tour that takes in major attractions like Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock Cruise
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Mix & Save: San Francisco Grand City Tour + Escape from the Rock Cruise

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Get acquainted with the City by the Bay during this 3.5-hour San Francisco tour, including a 1.5-hour cruise around Alcatraz Island. First make your way through the city’s most popular neighborhoods, and see main attractions, such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Then, hit the water on a cruise around Alcatraz Island, and learn about the history and the former inmates of the notorious penitentiary.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00
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$91.00

San Francisco Private Love Tour

San Francisco Private Love Tour

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If you’re going to do a sightseeing tour of San Francisco by bus, make it a memorable one. Book a 1970s-era Volkswagen bus for your private party of six and wind through the city’s top attractions with a personalized guide on a 4-hour tour. Travel into streets that larger vehicles cannot pass through as you explore 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. Hotel transport included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$745.00
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The San Francisco Sightseeing Flex Pass: A Golden Gate Ticket to 30+ Attractions

The San Francisco Sightseeing Flex Pass: A Golden Gate Ticket to 30+ Attractions

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Explore San Francisco at your own pace with the San Francisco Sightseeing Pass. Select two, three, four, five or six attractions and schedule your visit during a 30-day period of your choice. Choose to visit popular destinations such as Madame Tussaud's and the Legion of Honor art museum, and opt for a select San Francisco sightseeing tour. Receive your pass instantly after booking, with a code that allows immediate use.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00

Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Explore the streets of San Francisco on two wheels. This easy guided bike tour takes you to many of the city’s most notable neighborhoods and attractions. Pedal past the Transamerica Pyramid and through bustling North Beach; peruse the Mission and Castro districts and the Haight-Asbury, home of 1960s hippie counterculture; and visit popular sites such as Fisherman’s Wharf and AT&T Park. Your guide will provide information and history on local landmarks en route, and there’s also a stop for lunch (added cost). At the end of the tour there’s even time to do your own exploring.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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San Francisco Castro Mission Loop Tour

San Francisco Castro Mission Loop Tour

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Get to know two of San Francisco’s most characterful neighborhoods, and enjoy a local’s eye view of the city, on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in the Castro, famous for its LGBTQ history and community. After passing through Liberty Hill and seeing Mission Dolores Park, continue to the Mission District: known for its Latin community, vibrant murals, and eclectic nightlife, it’s one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Tesla San Francisco Private Half-Day Tour
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Tesla San Francisco Private Half-Day Tour

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Explore San Francisco on a personalized excursion with your own group of up to three people. Enjoy the undivided attention of a private driver-guide and visit highlights such as Union Square, Chinatown, Fishermen's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park, traveling between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned tesla. Plus, soak up views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, and other San Francisco landmarks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$549.00
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Hidden Gems of Castro: City Exploration Game

Hidden Gems of Castro: City Exploration Game

Embark on a quest and explore the Castro area in San Francisco. Solve challenges and unlock stories on your phone, as you discover Castro Theatre, GLBT Historical Society Museum, and lesser-known places. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready? Highlights include: • Take a walk in San Francisco and visit Harvey Milk Plaza, Twin Peaks Tavern, and lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our talented writers. • Solve clues to find local stories and hidden gems. • Discover the memorial dedicated to LGBTQ+ people who were persecuted in World War II. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a pho
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes
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The San Francisco Sightseeing Day Pass: Save BIG at 30+ Attractions & Tours

The San Francisco Sightseeing Day Pass: Save BIG at 30+ Attractions & Tours

For a near-perfect San Francisco experience ideal for first-time visitors, you can save a bundle and see the best of the city with a San Francisco Sightseeing Pass. For up to five days, you can use your pass for easy access to more than 30 different attractions and activities, from bike tours and museum visits to discounts at top area restaurants. Stroll through North Beach, Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, visit the Asian Art Museum, and more—all included.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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$84.00
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San Francisco Four Peaks Tour

San Francisco Four Peaks Tour

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Climb through history on a four-peak tour of San Francisco’s most visited neighborhood, Eureka Valley. This multicultural hotspot spans the Castro District, Twin Peaks, Corona Heights, and Dolores Heights. Eureka Valley was known as the outskirts of the City. The place where Market Street stopped and cows grazed. Uncover the history of the Eureka Valley as we investigate relics of the 1850s outskirts and the churches of the 1890s Irish community. We’ll travel through streets that were abandoned in the 60s then brought back to life in 70s by the flourishing gay community. Locals and visitors alike can appreciate these untold moments in history as we explore four of the best vistas in San Francisco. We'll visit secret staircases and hidden concrete slides. Secluded gardens and a certain podium with a missing statue. At the peak of Corona Heights, we’ll conclude at the lesser-known, but fascinating Randall Museum. Make sure to pack your hiking shoes!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$50.00
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Private Walking Tour of The Castro and Mission District

Private Walking Tour of The Castro and Mission District

Explore the Castro and Mission, two of San Francisco’s coolest neighbourhoods, famous for their artsy vibe and political activism, especially the anti-war protests of the 60s and the LGBTQ campaigns of the 70s. You'll hear about Harvey Milk's role as California’s first openly gay elected official, and his legacy that over 500 LGBTQ people now hold public office in America. Whilst in the Castro your guide will tell you how residents have put a stop to demolition halted four-lane freeways and made positive in-roads in feminism and LGBTQ rights. You'll pass by many of the fun LGBTQ bars, pubs and vibrant drag show venues. The Mission District is an eclectic mix of galleries, basement bars and sizzling street food, which can be enjoyed in the lush greenery of Dolores Park. You'll be taken down Clarion Alley, famous for its vibrant urban street art and political graffiti, and follow in the footsteps of artists, activists and feminists who fight to uphold the soul of San Francisco.
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  • 3 hours
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$200.00
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San Francisco Night Tour with a Local: Private & 100% Personalized

San Francisco Night Tour with a Local: Private & 100% Personalized

There really is something for everyone when it comes to nightlife in San Francisco! Whether you want to get to know SoMa, SF’s hottest nocturnal neighbourhood, explore LGBTQ friendly Castro or you feel like sipping cocktails in sophisticated North Beach, your hand-picked Host will take you to the best spots for your style! Fall in love with the magical skyline as you watch the sun set over the city from a favourite local sunset spot, then once the stars are out and the city is glittering with lights, head towards the bright lights and discover SF’s night time personality! This experience is custom crafted to suit your needs and wishes, so from dive bars to sleek rooftops, live music venues to clubs where you can dance the night away, let your Host show you a night in the city that you’ll love.
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  • 3 hours
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$141.43
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz
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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

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**If booking between the dates of November 6th - March 30th we will be providing an "abbreviated" city tour to ensure that we make it to the Alcatraz terminal on time** You get to see everything in one day! 6 photo stops, a lunch break in Sausalito, a walk around Muir Woods and the Official Alcatraz tour in the afternoon. 8:00AM – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf 8:00AM -10:00AM – Explore San Francisco’s BEST neighborhoods! During this time, you are treated to entertaining stories about the neighborhoods and several photo stoops. 10:00AM - 11:15AM – Explore Muir Woods After a ride, you will have 75 minutes to walk amongst last remaining coastal redwoods in the world! 11:45PM - 12:30PM – Snack break in Sausalito Enjoy a quick break, our guides provide plenty of recommendations for our favorite local spots during your visit. You are sure to fall in love with this quaint town. 2:00PM –Depart for the Official Alcatraz Tour, Pier 33 Spend the rest of your day exploring this historic prison!
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  • 9 hours
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$179.00
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and Hayes Valley, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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Enjoy an insider overview of San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city in a small group to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for breathtaking photo ops of famous sites and memorable stories. This local-led tour visits culturally significant neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Haight-Ashbury, as well as the large homes of Pacific Heights. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, guests will visit the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods and the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$119.00
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