This was a fascinating tour!! We had 3 more days in town, so we started with it in order to get the lay of the land. Our guide, Kevin, was so incredibly knowledgeable & was a perfect fit for what we wanted to accomplish. We traveled to & learned about places that we never would have thought of to check out. I can’t say enough about this great city & tour guide. It completely exceeded our expectations!!!
This tour was great! I wish we did it on our first day in SF instead of our last day, because our tour guide, Kevin, gave us so many suggestions for dinners & things to check out. I loved how we were able to take all the different forms of transit and see so many different things that you wouldn’t normally, if you were exploring on your own.
THE REAL DEAL
Our tour with Kevin was GREAT! He is a fabulous tour guide & shared all sorts of fun facts & hidden SF favorites. He didn’t rush us, but made sure the tour ran smoothly. His personality was extremely engaging & made the group feel like old friends. The tour was strategically designed to cover maximum highlights & built in breaks when we took public transit. This tour could not be any better!
BEST TOUR OF OUR USA TRIP
Tour is amazing. Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous & fun. He knows the insider tricks to get the best out of SF – from hidden stairwells, to lost tunnels, to the best street art. Also free fortune cookies :-). We got to ride historic cable cars, MUNI & BART. We got amazing views of the bay, hills, Golden Gate Bridge & many must-see sights, from unique vantage points beyond the reach of a bus tour. This tour is really good value – all transport is included.
Half-Day SF City Highlights Tour
$70 / pp
Includes all transit travel
WALKING & METRO
An easy walking distance
9am-1pm (4 hours)
Explore SF in the morning
Spend a morning getting to know the real San Francisco on our Half-Day SF City Highlights tour. You'll traverse the city on cable-cars, trains and buses as you learn the history, experience the culture and see the beautiful architecture of this amazing city, with its distinct, historic neighborhoods. You'll also be sure to avoid the crowds at the usual tourist mosh-pits, see some hidden spots that only locals like us know about, and create some unforgettable memories (and photos!).
We’ll start your tour in downtown San Francisco, near Embarcadero, where we take the cable-car to the top of Nob Hill. The silver and railroad millionaires of the nineteenth century built magnificent mansions on the hill-top, because of its central location and fantastic views. From there we take the cable-car down to City Hall (or, on the weekend, we visit the Cable Car Museum). After going inside this beautiful historic building, we can grab a coffee in nearby Hayes Valley, if you need it.
After that we take the historic streetcar 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 your Half-Day SF City Highlights tour in Haight-Ashbury, which is forever associated with the Hippie and anti-Vietnam War movements. By this time you'll be hungry and you're in a great place to get lunch (unfortunately magic mushrooms are no longer allowed on the menu).
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.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*Cost: $70 pp.
*Walking distance: 3 miles.
*Tour finishes 1 pm, Haight-Ashbury.
*Travel by San Francisco transit is included in ticket price ($20 value).
*2 cable car rides and 1 journey on the historic streetcar included.
*Have lunch after the tour in one of SF's most interesting neighborhoods (guide can make recommendations).
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
You can book this as a private tour starting at just $420 for up to 10 guests
Private tours can be booked for any time between 9am-6pm
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.
Subject to change at our discretion