The Ferry Building is the start of our 5 Hour comprehensive tour. Here you will meet up with your tour guide and the rest of the group. (MAP to Ferry Building)
Reopened in April, 2003, after a $100-million renovation, the landmark San Francisco Ferry Building hosts the long-running Saturday Farmer’s Market, also open on Sunday and some week days. You will find fresh breads, gourmet olive oils and organic vegetables and fruits filling the stands, along with more than 40 Bay Area artisan food shops. Click here for the Ferry Building Merhants that make the Ferry Building extra special.
Some of the most incredible views you can find in the city are located from the Ferry Building to Fisherman’s Wharf, in the Embarcadero. You will find breath-taking views of the Bay Bridge and the East Bay hills, a beautiful urban skyline, and 13-foot metal pylons. The pylons are embedded in the sidewalks and have bronze plaques that are imprinted with photographs, pictures/drawings and historical facts about San Francisco’s waterfront.
The Ferry Building, one of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, stands on the original site of the 1875 wooden Ferry House. The building that presently exists was originally built in the late 1800’s. Construction commenced in 1896 and the building opened in 1898.
It was been an icon to San Franciscans and it’s tourists for over a century. The clock tower was built to serve as a welcome reception to the city. The clock tower stands 240 feet tall, and was modeled after the 12th century bell tower of the Seville Cathedral in Spain. Many Marketplace customers use the popular hook and go grocery carts that have become famous in Beverly Hills. You will see lots of people using these carts at the Ferry Building.
The Ferry Building is located at the foot of Market Street. For upscale shopping, more restaurants and a movieplex, visit the Embarcadero Center just blocks away from the Ferry Building
During your San Francisco tour aboard San Francisco Comprehensive Tours we will take to this location and give you ample time to walk around and take pictures.
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