Date(s) - 06/12/2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Our SF in a Day tour will take you places that no other San Francisco tour company does, traversing the city by cable-car, tram and bus as we visit enchanted gardens, secret stairs, glorious rooftop vistas and many of the city’s nicest neighborhoods, to create an unforgettable experience. You’ll avoid crowds at the usual tourist hot-spots, while experiencing the real culture of SF and learning its storied history. If you really want to know San Francisco, this walking and cable car tour is the best option you’ll find.

We’ll start your tour in downtown San Francisco, near Embarcadero, when we take the cable-car to the top of Nob Hill. It’s where the railroad millionaires of the nineteenth century built their magnificent mansions, because of the central location and fantastic views. From there we take the cable-car down to City Hall (or, on the weekend, the Cable Car Museum). After going inside this huge historic building, we can walk over to nearby Hayes Valley, which is a great place to get a morning coffee.

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 to another SF icon – Lombard Street, which you can walk down. Experiencing it this way means avoiding the usual gridlock on the surrounding streets AND getting the best photos. We finish the tour with a stroll through North Beach (Little Italy) 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. If we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.


*Cost: $110 pp.

*Walking distance: 5 miles.

*Tour starts 10 am, Cable Car Station, California and Drumm St (photo of meeting point).

*Tour finishes 6 pm, Chinatown (about 10 minutes walk from meeting point).

*Travel by San Francisco transit during tour is included in ticket price ($20 value).

*2 cable car rides and 1 journey on the historic streetcar included (if possible).

*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet are available (vegan, gluten-free etc).

*A great option if you have a layover in San Francisco, you’ll make the most of your time.

*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.


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.

Please note cable car and streetcar operations can be affected by events and technical issues beyond our control.

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.

Contactless payment for gratuities available, please allow 15-20%.

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.