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San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour

  • See the best of San Francisco on a half-day bus tour
  • Cover more ground than by walking and skip the stress of public transit
  • Stop for photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge and other landmarks
San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour
From US$58.00
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San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 9am and an hour-long cruise of San Francisco Bay
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Even if you have just a half day to spare, you can see San Francisco’s top sights on this guided bus tour. Travel in comfort from the windmills of Golden Gate Park to the Victorian mansions of Pacific Heights to the panoramic views of Twin Peaks. Put the guidebook down and let a driver and guide do the navigating. Upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise on the San Francisco Bay.
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon to suit your schedule, and get picked up from Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf in a comfortable bus. Head west toward Ocean Beach for a scenic drive through Golden Gate Park, where you can visit the Japanese Tea Garden (own expense) or simply stroll among the park’s museums and greenery.

See the Victorian and Queen Anne mansions that define San Francisco architecture, and travel along the historic Barbary Coast while hearing tales from California’s gold rush days. Admire the historic Palace of Fine Arts, snap panoramic photos from the top of Twin Peaks, check out one of America's original Chinatowns, and gaze at Alcatraz Island from Fisherman's Wharf.

For a waterside perspective on the City by the Bay, upgrade to include a 1-hour narrated San Francisco Bay cruise that takes you up close to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Embarcadero waterfront.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Loved it!

Josh was our guide and he was incredible! A great way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time. It was informative, convenient and so much fun! Than you Josh!!More

Thank Faun S
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Faun, It was a pleasure having you as our guest onboard the San Francisco City Tour with driver-guide: Josh. We're delighted to read the positive comments. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Northern California. Sincerely, Gray Line of San...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
If Don is your tour guide - book a different tour.

The tour guide/driver Don made this tour a disappointing experience. I arrived in the city a few days earlier and toured with a different company, but it was so foggy I wasn't able to see much. So, I booked a last minute see the city...More

1  Thank Jenn E
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jenn, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We sincerely apologize you felt one of our drivers did not provide you with the experience you deserve. We have shared your feedback with management to review. Your comments are valuable to help...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A wealth of information and many neighorhoods

We enjoyed a 3.5 hours tour of many neighborhoods and points of interest, such as Land's End and the Sutro Baths. There were opportunities to get off and take pictures. The guide (and driver) was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and history of San Francisco...More

Thank Warren V
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Warren, Thank you for sharing your feedback after riding our San Francisco City Tour. It is with joy to read you enjoyed learning about the points of interests and neighborhoods on the tour. Your positive comments are much appreciated, and we will pass this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Family trip with first timers.

This was our first time in San Francisco and this bus trip was a good intro/overview of some highlights. We parked our car at the hotel and didn't feel adventurous enough to drive all around. Plus parking is VERY expensive. So we enjoyed many sights...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile
Great experience for San Francisco newbies!

Booked the Deluxe city tour for our first trip to San Francisco during our honeymoon. We were lucky as our tour guide was Josh. He caught our attention from the first minute with his charming and humorous way of story telling. Folks, if you are...More

3  Thank Katja R
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Magaly V
24 June 2018|
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Response from Mary Lois M | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a tour that does Sausalito and Muir woods but we didnt take that one.
Magaly V
24 June 2018|
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Response from justaskme2 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at most of the sites. The Golden Gate Bridge was my favorite. I think it depends a lot on your driver. Our driver loved the city and was very passionate to share the history and explore the sites.