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View of both the street and water side
of the Ferry Building Marketplace.

The Ferry Building

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)

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.

Today it is known for its gourmet, specialty food stores and restaurants. Ferry Building Farmers Market Merchants. San Franciscans love to shop for local, organic and natural grown foods. Four times a week, located outside of the building is the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market where you too can find the same gourmet produce and food that is grown locally and organically. It has been said that you can eat an entire meal for free by trying all the samples that are handed out by the local farmers and cooks.

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.

The Ferry Building is the start and stop location of the San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to your tour.

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