San Francisco: City Highlights Tour and 1-Hour Bay Cruise


San Francisco: City Highlights Tour and 1-Hour Bay Cruise

From US$ 99 per person

See the best of San Francisco from land on a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus, followed by a cruise around San Francisco Bay. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge for a panoramic view of the city skyline.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour around San Francisco by land and by sea
  • Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge for a once-in-a-lifetime view
  • Visit Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks for panoramic city views
  • Stop at famous sights to take photos
Full description
Start your tour of San Francisco from the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf district. San Francisco is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Experience the city's picturesque neighborhoods from the comfort of a double-decker hop-on hop-off bus.  Journey up some of San Francisco’s most famous hills, for stunning views over the city. Listen as your own personal audio-headset tells you San Francisco’s history, sharing local stories and personal experiences with you. Pass through areas such as Chinatown, Union Square, Cliff House, and Ocean Beach. Then enjoy a 1-hour scenic cruise on San Francisco Bay as you enjoy the city skyline, views of Alcatraz Island, and sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. Discover the city’s colorful history and world-famous landmarks with an audio guide, available in 16 languages. During the cruise, you might encounter wildlife, including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. At times you may even see porpoises and whales, so be alert. This tour is a wonderful experience for first-time visitors.
  • Hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour
  • 1-hour Golden Gate Bay cruise ticket
  • Audio guide available in 16 languages
  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance fees to attractions and museum
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Please confirm your tour at least 24 hours prior to your tour date by calling Tower Tours at 1-415-345-8687 OR 1-866-345-8687. You may also e-mail the reservations department: reservations@towertours.com Meeting Point/Tour Location: Fisherman's Wharf - Please contact Tower Tours to confirm your activity. Voucher/redemption tickets to be emailed at time of tour confirmation.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The cruise ticket is an open ticket with various departure times throughout the day
  • Audio guides are available in 16 languages during the cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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The sightseeing tour & boat trip in the bay were very good. Unfortunately, exchanging your voucher for the ticket was cumbersome and time-consuming. First we had to go to the provider's office between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m., where we received a voucher that we then had to exchange for the actual ticket at the counter at the bus departure point, which overwhelmed the employees there. The whole procedure took us a whole hour, so it would have been easier to buy the ticket on the spot. There were also problems at the beginning of the boat tour, since the relevant data according to our ticket was not available, which meant that we had to queue twice in the access line.

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June 7, 2022

I learned a lot about the city.

April 14, 2022

Great tour, great bus! The driver was unfortunately very difficult to understand!

December 31, 2019

Product ID: 202534