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  • San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

    1. San Francisco: Alcatraz Island and Guided City Tour

    Following pickup, enjoy a 30-minute tour of San Francisco's waterfront where you will see notable landmarks such as Embarcadero, Levi’s Plaza, and Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy a brief coffee break at the Ferry Building. Next, make your way to Pier 33 where you’ll board the ferry to start your Alcatraz Island tour. Listen to an audio presentation featuring recordings of inmates and guards that worked and inhabited the island. Enjoy 2-3 hours on "The Rock" where you will have time for a guided tour and some free time to explore.  Take one of the late-morning ferries to San Francisco so you can join for the afternoon portion of your day tour. Cruise along San Francisco’s waterfront and the Marina District, and then visit the Palace of Fine Arts. Explore the culturally rich neighborhoods of San Francisco. Learn about what made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission, and Castro districts what they are tod...

    The tour was good. Our driver made it fun and interesting. We were able to see quite a few places and heard some stories about the different sites. The only part that we didn't like was that we had to get our on ride back to where we were picked up. I feel that if you take the alcatraz cruise you should then be returned to your original pick up place.

  • Secret Food Tours San Francisco

    2. Secret Food Tours San Francisco

    This tour takes you into the heart of the Mission District, where you will discover an incredibly lively and vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. You and your friends will embark on a three-hour San Francisco gastronomy tour in the heart of the Mission District. You will have the opportunity to discover both the local latino inspired dishes as well as the myriad of cultures that have made their imprint on the Mission today. You will enter a community that fosters stunning political street art, both on the main roads and weaving through the city neighborhoods. All food, desserts, drinks and a professional tour of the city are included in the price.  Once your experienced guide shares that you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips, to enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last with you a lifetim...

    Excellent! Our tour guide, Mark, was super friendly, personable and knowlegeable. A perfect combination of food and cultural insight. Highly recommend!

  • San Francisco: Sightseeing Day Pass for 30+ Attractions

    3. San Francisco: Sightseeing Day Pass for 30+ Attractions

    This day pass has over 30 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over San Francisco. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy the attractions that interest you most with no fixed start date. With the sightseeing pass, take advantage of included admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs all over the Golden Gate City. Get to know the unique neighborhoods of San Francisco on the hop-on hop-off bus. Wind your way down the iconic Lombard Street in historic Russian Hill, home of the landmark Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, then head south through picturesque Nob Hill for a look at lux mansions and gothic cathedrals. Cruise through Chinatown, the oldest and largest Asian center in North America. Nearby, check out the boutique shops and contemporary art galleries surrounding Union Squa...

  • Streets of San Francisco Electric Bike Tour

    4. Streets of San Francisco Electric Bike Tour

    Enjoy a half-day electric bike tour around the back alleys of San Francisco, exploring North Beach’s Little Italy district up-close. Get panoramic views of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid building, and much more. The flat route takes in the Barbary Coast and San Francisco’s historic supper clubs. Find out how the neighborhoods have transformed from scandalous to sparkling. Cycle around the Giants’ Oracle Ball Park, and into the culturally rich Mission, Castro, and Haight Ashbury neighborhoods. Look at the ever-changing street art scene, and see the locals who rule each area to make their communities unique. Go to Nopa, and take in the charming Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, before visiting the Civic Center. Pedal to Polk Gulch, San Francisco’s original gay neighborhood. Finish your tour with at look at Aquatic Park, before cycling to Fisherman’s Wharf.

    Covered a lot of ground and many sights and areas of San Francisco that would otherwise have taken days. Adam the guide was extremely knowledgable-what he didn’t know wasn’t worth knowing!!

  • Alcatraz Ticket & Streets of San Francisco E-Bike Tour

    5. Alcatraz Ticket & Streets of San Francisco E-Bike Tour

    Cross San Francisco Bay on a journey to the notorious Alcatraz Prison by ferry. This world-famous prison served as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and housed infamous criminals like Al Capone and Robert Stroud, the Birdman. Take the award-winning 45-minute Cellhouse audio tour and hear the tales of those who lived in Alcatraz. This tour brings history alive through the recounting of tales from correctional officers and prisoners. Your bike tour will take place the previous day at 11:00. On this 4-hour bike tour you’ll explore the back alleys of North Beach’s Little Italy and have up-close views of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid Building. See Barbary Coast and San Francisco’s historic supper clubs. Find out how the neighborhoods have transformed from scandalous to sparkling.  You’ll ride around the Giants’ Oracle ball park, and into the culturally rich Mission, Castro, and Hai...

    Great location but the birds ruin it. Faeces everywhere as its illegal to move them on from this registered wildlife sanctuary. Do something about this as it really puts a downer on the experience. The smell is that bad!!!!

  • San Francisco: Sightseeing Flexi Pass and Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

    6. San Francisco: Sightseeing Flexi Pass and Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

    Customize your vacation itinerary and enjoy the freedom to visit over 30 of San Francisco’s best attractions at up to 60% off. This flexi-pass allows you to see the sights that interest you most, and save money at the same time. Choose between 2-6 of the city’s landmarks, depending on the option booked, as well as enjoying discount at a selection of restaurants. There’s plenty to see and do in San Francisco, with attractions and tours to suit everyone. Soak up the brilliant view of the bay from the Golden Gate Bridge, escape from Alcatraz, check out the Aquarium of the Bay, and explore the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum. Celebrate the opulence of the west at the Palace of Fine Arts, then journey into the east at the Asian Art Museum. Wind your way down the twisting Lombard Street before ending with a tour of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Choose which attractions a...

  • San Francisco: Private Urban Adventure Tour

    7. San Francisco: Private Urban Adventure Tour

    Embark on a private city tour with an expert guide. Stop at San Francisco’s most famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Explore neighborhoods like North Beach, Pacific Heights, Haight-Ashbury, Castro, Mission, and the Embarcadero.  Leave the big buses behind and discover street-art alleys in the Mission, mosaic-decorated stairways in the Sunset, the laid-back outdoor vibe of the Presidio, the Beaux-Arts beauty of City Hall, the famous “Painted Ladies” at Alamo Square, or even go down the real crookedest street in San Francisco.  It all depends on what your small group is interested in and what is best for that day. The itinerary is open.  This 4-hour city expedition artfully combines visits to renowned attractions with journeys to alleys, murals, movie locations, and historical sites, all conducted with humor and a ton of fun.

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What people are saying about Mission District

Alcatraz is a must see. Do it!

We enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. Do the audio tour. What a great experience and I was the one in the group that wasn’t excited about going to Alcatraz. It is a must see for sure. The city tour with Dustin was great. He did a wonderful job showing us around with interesting details of SF. He has a great sense of humor as well.

We had a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was friendly and full of information. He pointed out places along our tour with recommendations and stories. The Mission District is full of gems. You could tell the love there is for the city and it’s people. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Francisco.

Wonderful day! Alcatraz tour was very informative and well done. The boat ride there was a quick trip. The city tour was great. Our guide knew all about SF. Would recommend this to anyone!

This felt like a thorough tour of the city that I'd recommend early in your trip so you can see places you may want to spend more time and go back to. Great orientation to the city.

Excellent! Our tour guide, Mark, was super friendly, personable and knowlegeable. A perfect combination of food and cultural insight. Highly recommend!