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San Francisco Ultimate City Tour with Bay Cruise Option

4.3 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco

San Francisco Ultimate City Tour with Bay Cruise Option

Activity provider: Gray Line San Francisco
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Tour San Francisco from the Bay to the Ocean, with photo stops at key location. Enjoy great views and famous attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the stop at Twin Peaks will give you a breathtaking view of the city from 1000 ft. above sea level.

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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
08:40 AM - From 478 Post St. San Francisco 94102 (Union Square Area - Downtown San Francisco) Encore Cafe is next door. The bus will board from directly across the street. 9:00 AM - From 2805 Leavenworth St (Fisherman's Wharf Area) Bay City Bike Rentals & Tours is across the street (blue canopy). The Bus will board just in front.


  • A great overview tour of San Francisco
  • Stops at many famous landmarks
  • Fully narrated by a professional driver/guide
Full description
Travel through the Golden Gate Park and enjoy seasonal flower displays, bison grazing, and pass windmills overlooking the Pacific. Enjoy neighborhoods dotted with colorful Victorian homes. Learn about San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans, to Spanish missionaries and the frenzied days of the Gold rush as you drive through the once infamous Barbary Coast. Scheduled stops on your tour include Vista Point at Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks for breathtaking hilltop panoramic views of the city (weather permitting), and the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park. You will also make other stops and take advantage of photo opportunities as recommended by your tour guide. You will see many of the famous sights of San Francisco including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio National Park, Alcatraz, City Hall, and Nob Hill. Once you finish your bus tour at Union Square around 1 PM, take an hour to rest and recover before joining a San Francisco grand city tour walking tour. Experience downtown Union Square, Chinatown, and the Financial District for 2-2.5 hours on a tour that is less walking, more fun facts and interactive conversation so you never get tired or bored.   Visit places great for Instagram photos, go inside famous buildings, and enjoy a small surprise tasting. During the tour, your expert guide will inform about the city’s history, the gold rush, influential women, buried ships under buildings, and will give you insider new on any current events that may be going on in SF. You’ll also receive the best tips and tricks to explore the city on your own and enjoy your trip to its fullest. Add on a Cruise of San Francisco Bay and end your tour with a 1-hour cruise of the San Francisco Bay where you will sail by the famous Alcatraz Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge. If you are ready to experience even more, go for the optional 4-hour bike rental. Fall in love with all San Francisco has to offer as you pedal around and explore the area at your own pace.
  • Guided city tour
  • Pickup from selected San Francisco hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Bay cruise (if option selected)
  • Free 2-hour walking tour from Union Square at 2:00 PM (for the San Francisco Grand City tour)
  • 4-hour bike rental (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Bus transportation after bay cruise
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • For the optional 4-hour bike rental, each rental comes with a helmet, basket or bike bag, bike lock, and detailed map
  • Bike rental is not recommended for riders who are 300 pounds and over
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Very informative!

The city tour was very informative and funny at the same time (but not necessarily funny but really good!). San Francisco is certainly one of the most diverse and diverse cities in the United States. The tour gives a good overview, so that you can explore individual neighborhoods more precisely in the following vacation days.

August 9, 2016

Great tour! Very informative

December 30, 2022

Overall the information from the tour was good. It was nice to see such a large breadth of the city. There was an odd incident before our bus left where our guide was rude to a guest who wanted to sit near the front for motion sickness reasons. Kind of started the tour with a negative atmosphere. There were events in the city that kept us from visiting two of our stops, which was disappointing. The fog was too thick to really see then bay and the bridge - also disappointing. Our bus dropped us off several blocks from the pier and left us to find our bay tour ourselves - very disconcerting. We also had to find our own way back to our hotel. The group really should find a way to help facilitate transport at the end of the tour, not only pickup at the beginning. We had to buy a cable car ticket to try to get back to hotel, then were told to disembark halfway there by the driver who said she wasn’t driving anymore because “I’m off”. We finished our day by walking 1 mile in the cold

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October 12, 2022

Product ID: 6637