On both our minibus and San Francisco bike tours, our guides aim to give a comprehensive overview of the city to our small groups. We feel that the small group size assures our guests are comfortable, well-looked after and are having FUN! From biking the Golden Gate Bridge to hiking in the Muir Woods and to Official Alcatraz Tours – we have a tour for everyone! Our tours are perfect for those who want to see San Francisco in a day!
Explore the city’s famous neighborhoods on a comfortable minibus tour of San Francisco. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the charming, waterfront town of Sausalito. Then take a short bus ride with us to Muir Woods National Monument, and experience one of the last remaining, coastal redwood forests in the world!
This San Francisco city tour is our most popular and top-rated because you get to see our beautiful City by the Bay in a way that only a born and raised local can show you. This is also the premier way to ensure you cover all your “must do’s” while you’re visiting.
If you’re only in town for a short time and want to see as much as possible, this is the most comfortable and comprehensive tour you’ll find!
See the itinerary and additional details below.
Departure Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, 710 Beach Street
Adult (12+ yrs old): $125
Child (0-11 yrs old): $69
Fisherman’s Wharf (Start)— One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from old shipyards, to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.
North Beach— Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.
Chinatown— Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.
*City Hall— This beautiful Beaux-Arts monument epitomizes the high-minded American Renaissance of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The site of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s marriage in 1954.
*Mission District— Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.
Castro— One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home.
*Twin Peaks— Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).
Haight Ashbury— The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.
*Pacific Heights— Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)
Presidio— Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
*Fort Point— Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the Bay and is a great photo stop. This former military fortification was used during WWII.
Golden Gate Bridge— Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!
***Marin Headlands— Offering a stunning perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, this awe-inspiring view is the perfect place to capture a memorable photo.
Sausalito— Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European Mediterranean town.
Muir Woods (End)— Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Many of our guests consider this stop to be the highlight of their trip.
***Only available on private tours
9:30 AM – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf
Our guide meets you at our departure location shortly before 9:30 AM. After a brief roll call, we board the bus and begin our adventure. Our first stops include all the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco!
9:30 AM–12:30 PM – Explore San Francisco’s BEST neighborhoods
During this time, you are treated to entertaining stories about the neighborhoods, as well as the history, diversity, and geographical nuances that make San Francisco one of the most unique cities in the world!
We exit the bus several times (10-15 minutes) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see “neighborhoods visited” (below) for details on each neighborhood, as well as where we stop for photos.
12:30 PM-1:30 PM – Lunch in Sausalito!
Enjoy a quick and easy lunch in the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito! Our guides provide plenty of recommendations for our favorite local spots during your visit. You are sure to fall in love with Sausalito’s sleepy, small town charm!
2:00 PM-3:15 PM – Explore Muir Woods
After lunch, we board the minibus and head for Muir Woods.. Here, you have 75 minutes to walk amongst some of the last remaining coastal redwoods in the world! This is, of course, an unforgettable photo opportunity. Many of our customers consider this the highlight of the entire day!
4:30 PM –Return to Fisherman’s Wharf
At the end of our amazing adventure, we drop you off at the same location where you boarded the bus.