San Francisco Sightseeing Deluxe City Tour
San Francisco, California, USA
- Guided tour: Hit up the streets of San Francisco in style aboard a comfortable motorcoach as your expert guide relates this culturally diverse city's highlights.
- Stunning views: Stops include Vista Point for a breathtaking look at the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks for sweeping views of the city, bay, and ocean.
- Crooked street and shopping: See iconic Lombard Street with its hairpin turns and gorgeous flowers; visit the hottest designer boutiques and department stores.
About this San Francisco, California tour
This motorcoach tour distills the best of San Francisco into 3 1/2 hours. Like Lombard Street; the crooked street surrounded by beautiful flowers that open up to a fabulous view of the bay. And with door-to-door hotel pick-up and drop-off, you'll have more time for sightseeing.
The tour also includes Fisherman's Wharf. From the water to the sea lions at PIER 39 to the Dungeness crabs for sale, this iconic spot is a must see. And don't forget Union Square, the public plaza known for its large collection of department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, and theaters; it is one of the world's premier shopping districts.
The tour also stops at two of the best spots in the city for pictures: Vista Point at the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. At Vista Point, you'll get to see the entire span of one this beautiful bridge. At Twin Peaks, you'll be high up above San Francisco as you get 360-degree views of the city. Your guide will tell you fun facts about the skyline's features, from Coit Tower to the Transamerica Pyramid to the Chronicle Building. When your GoBe tour ends, you'll feel like you're a San Francisco insider.
Why so crooked?
San Francisco is a city of steep hills and crooked streets. One of the most famous and prettiest is a section of Lombard Street near the top of Russian Hill. It's paved with red bricks and lined with gorgeous homes. Back in 1922, at the suggestion of property owner Carl Henry, this block's impossible 27% gradient was transformed into a switchback with eight sharp turns. Cars can only drive one way downhill at a suggested 5 miles per hour.
Main departure -Union Square/Downtown San Francisco-478 Post St. (between Mason & Powell St) across the street from the Westin St. Francis Hotel. OR shuttle from Fisherman's Wharf location 30 minutes earlier -2800 Leavenworth in the Anchorage Square building at the Corner of Leavenworth & Jefferson St.
There are some great views seen along your drive. If taking pictures from the bus, turn your flash off, set your camera on manual focus, use the fastest shutter speed possible, and zoom as far as you can.
This tour involves a minimal amount of walking but does require that you are able to get on and off the bus without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Bus tour, Scenic, Family Friendly
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Children 4 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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