SF IN A DAY TOUR
Date(s) - 07/28/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our SF in a Day tour will take you places that no other San Francisco tour company does, traversing the city by cable-car, rail and bus as we visit enchanted gardens, secret stairs, glorious rooftop vistas and many of the city’s coolest neighborhoods, to create an unforgettable experience. You’ll avoid crowds at the usual tourist hot-spots, while experiencing the true culture of S.F. and learning all its storied history. If you really want to get to know San Francisco, this is the best tour you can find.
We’ll start your tour in downtown San Francisco, near Embarcadero, when we take the cable-car up to Nob Hill. This is where the railroad millionaires of the nineteenth century built their mansions (which gave the area its name), because of its central location and fantastic views. From there we take a cable-car and then a train to City Hall. After going inside this magnificent, historic, building, we walk over to nearby Hayes Valley, which is a great place to get a morning coffee, if you need it.
After that we head to the Castro, a hugely important symbol in the LGBTQ+ movement and a fascinating and fun neighborhood, which you’ll learn all about. We finish the morning part of the tour in Haight-Ashbury, which is forever associated with the Hippie and anti-Vietnam War movements. By this time you’ll be hungry, so it’s the perfect time to pause your SF in a Day tour for lunch.
After lunch we take you to see an icon of San Francisco – the Painted Ladies – at Alamo Square. From there we head over to Macondray Lane, made famous by Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, and then walk down another S.F. icon – Lombard Street. Experiencing it this way means you’ll avoid the usual gridlock on the surrounding streets AND get the best photos. We finish the tour with a stroll through North Beach to Chinatown, where your SF in a Day tour ends, in the perfect place to get dinner. By then you’ll have had an authentic experience of San Francisco and made some beautiful memories to take home with you.
Our tours can sell out. If you can’t make a booking email [email protected], telling us when you want to go and how many guests are in your party, and if we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*Cost: $100 pp.
*Walking Distance: 5 miles.
*Tour starts 9.00 am, Cable Car Station, Market and California St (photo of meeting point).
*Tour finishes 5.00 pm, Chinatown.
*Travel by San Francisco transit is included in ticket price.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (vegan, gluten-free etc).
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.
Food/drinks are not included.
This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace, climbing several hills and sets of steps. It’s not suitable for people with mobility issues.
This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions. Be sure to wear layered clothing, we can get four seasons in a day.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.
You must book in advance.
After making a booking you’ll receive an automatic confirmation email (separate from the receipt). If you don’t see the email in your inbox please check your junk mailbox.
Bookings are closed. Please email us at [email protected] to enquire if we can fit you onto the tour.