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  1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Lombard Street

San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & More

Product ID: 223896
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This tour lets you experience all of San Francisco's top attractions and historic neighborhoods in a single day. Soak up the knowledge from your local guide as you tour through the best of San Francisco.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See all the major attractions in San Francisco in a single day
  • Enjoy a 1-hour bay cruise taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without visiting) and the San Francisco skyline
  • Take advantage of the best experience for travelers with only a short amount of time in the city
  • Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach and Ghirardelli Square
  • Ride in a classic and iconic San Francisco cable car
Full description
Start your tour near the Ferry Building with a view of what was once one of the busiest ports in the world. Then catch an iconic San Francisco cable car from a favorite stop and learn what makes this very unique public transport so special. Disembark atop Nob Hill and learn about the industrial tycoons who built the city as you wander through Huntington Park and past the Pacific Union Club. Visit the beautiful gothic interior of Grace Cathedral.

Your next neighborhood is North Beach, where you'll see the old haunts of the Beat poets like City Lights Bookstore. Also, enjoy a lovely view of Coit Tower and break for lunch. It's not included, but your local guide will recommend the best restaurants in the area for any taste and budget.

Enter the bustling neighborhood of Chinatown, the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Taste fresh fortune cookies and see hidden landmarks like the Tin How Buddhist Temple as you learn how the neighborhood went from being a seedy red-light district to one of the most vibrant enclaves in the city. For a little treat, pop into the legendary Golden Gate Factory for an insight into the art (and logistics!) of fortune cookie making. Receive a special custom-made cookie to take home. That’s not the end of the delicious snacks either - you'll also get advice on where to eat if you want to come back to try the world-famous dim sum.

Then, visit Lombard Street, called the "crookedest street in the world", the San Francisco Art Institute, a Diego Rivera mural, Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Alamo Square, and the Painted Ladies for a full day of San Francisco sights.  Visit Fisherman’s Wharf Tour and explore the old docks, smell the fresh bread in the famous Boudin bakery, and see the sea lions at Pier 39 from a special viewpoint with no crowds. Your tour will also pause in Ghirardelli Square for a sample of famous chocolate, before taking you via taxi to the Golden Gate Bridge. Step onto the iconic structure and soak in more amazing views as you learn the history of its construction and some peculiar facts about San Francisco Bay.

After this, continue on to your final highlight of the day - a gorgeous bay cruise of the historic waterfront. Admire beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline in every direction and sail past the famous Pier 39 sea lions, right under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without booking a ticket!). A perfect end to a San Francisco day.
Includes
  • Cable car tickets
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Taxi to and from the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Local expert guide
  • 1-hour Bay cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

This tour meets at 77 Steuart Street (San Francisco Railway Museum). Meet to the right of the museum entrance doors at the corner of Steuart and Don Chee Way.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
• Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time
• No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure
• San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates, it is best to wear or bring layers for all of your tours, even at the height of summer
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Product ID: 223896