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5 Hour Premium City Tour Itinerary – Go Inside these actual Tour Stops:

Tour Benefits

  • Separate Tour Guide from Driver gets off the shuttle with you
  • Knowledgeable Tour Narrative provides for great insight about each stop.
  • Guided walks down Lombard Street and Chinatown
  • Includes a photo-driven Ferry/Bay Cruise to or from Sausalito
  • Not a Hopper Bus. This is a Premium Tour Service!
  • Great TripAdvisor Scores due to great tour format.
Ferry Building (Tour Start)

The Ferry Building is the start of all of our comprehensive tours. Here you will meet up with your Tour Guide and the rest of the group.

Our customers tell us to remind you to give yourself extra time to check out the Ferry Building before your tour.

Remember, you will meet your tour outside in front of the Ferry Building (20 minutes prior).

Duration of stop: 30 mins.
Stop #:
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Chinatown (Guided Walk)

This part of the tour is a 5-block guided-walk through Chinatown.

Local hotel concierges tell us this is the best part of our tour. You will walk down authentic streets, exploring many grocery shops and historic sites. Your Tour Guide will stop at various places to point out interesting facts along the way.

Have you ever seen black meat chicken? You will.

Duration of stop: 5 Block Walk
Stop #: 10
Restrooms: Not available

Palace of Fine Arts

The only building remaining from San Francisco's 1915 World's Fair, it is the most popular place in the city for wedding photos! You'll see how its beauty is reflected in the lake in front.

Duration of stop: 10-15 minutes
Stop #: 10
Restrooms: Not available

Grace Cathedral

Some say this is simply the best part of the tour. Grace is modeled after the great Gothic cathedrals in Europe and is a site rarely seen in America. We will go inside to view the inside of the church or you may use this time to use the restroom inside the basement of the Cathedral.

Duration of stop: 15 mins
Stop #: 7
Restrooms: Yes

Alamo Square Park (famous Victorian Homes)

This San Francisco park is an incredibly popular place because it is home of those famous Victorian Homes known as Postcard Row.

Your Tour Guide will tell you about the history of Alamo Square Park and the many movies and TV shows made there (think Full House!).

Make your own postcard row picture on this wonderful tour stop.

Duration of stop: 12 mins
Stop #: 8
Restrooms: None

Lombard Street (Guided Walk)

Special Lombard Street Walking Tour!

We are the only city tour that lets you walk down Lombard Street. You will be able to take pictures from the bottom of the street while the cars come driving down. Lombard Street has been nicknamed "the most crooked street in the world". The street has a series of eight hairpin turns on a block between Hyde and Leavenworth. It's actually one of the most attractive streets in San Francisco.

The famous hilly and winding street was created in the 1920's to accommodate the steep incline.

Duration of stop: 20 minutes
Stop #: 10
Restrooms: No

Cable Car Barn Museum

We are the only Tour Company that visits this amazing stop at the Cable Car Barn Museum. Our shuttles are small so we are able to fit down the smaller streets to take you here. The Cable Car Barn Museum is an actual working/functional facility that currently controls all of the functionality of today's cable cars. This museum is not just for's amazing in that you will get to see the inner-workings of the San Francisco Cable Car System.

Duration of stop: 10 - 15mins
Stop #: 6
Restrooms: Yes

Ferry/Bay Cruise

The only city tour that offers a guided Ferry Cruise as part of the tour is right here.

This may very well be the best part of the tour. This 25-minute relaxing Ferry Cruise sets sail in the afternoon so you can relax and enjoy the views of San Francisco Bay.

You will also see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz as we cross the Bay.

Duration of Ferry Cruise: 25 minutes
Stop #: 8
Restrooms: Yes, on board.

Sausalito - via ferry cruise

You will board a Ferry/Bay Cruise to (or from) Sausalito on all of our 5 Hour tours.

On the Ferry Cruise you will see Alcatraz, Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge from inside the bay. Sausalito is a beautiful, Mediterranean-style town with houses on the hillsides overlooking the water. Many restaurants, cafes, clothing shops and art galleries line streets.

Duration of stop: 1 hour
Stop #: 2
Restrooms: Yes

Golden Gate Bridge

We will drive over the Golden Gate Bridge on this San Francisco tour, stopping for pictures and allowing you to walk around the vista points of the city's most treasured landmark.

During the tour we will also provide you amazing detailed historical narrative about the construction process of the bridge.

Seeing the bridge in person is one thing, but on this tour, we drive over it - which is better!

Duration of stop: 15 mins
Stop #: 3
Restrooms: Yes

Ferry Building (End Location)

All of our tours start and end at the Ferry Building. Now is a perfect time to consider checking out the shops inside the ferry building after your tour because they are truly one-of-a-kind and nothing like you have seen in America. Consider booking a dinner reservation at the famous Slanted Door restaurant far in advance.

Check our website for more details.
Duration of stop: Tour ends here
Stop #: 9
Restrooms: Yes, inside.

Other Sights you’ll see:

  • Bay Bridge
  • North Beach
  • Angel Island
  • Fishermans Wharf / Pier 39 (on 9 am tour)
  • Alcatraz
  • Coit Tower
  • Washington Square Park
  • St. Peter & Paul Church
  • Crissy Field
  • Market Street
  • City Hall / Civic Center
  • Sutro Tower
  • Financial District
  • The Embarcadero
  • The Marina District
  • Top of the Mark
  • Victorian Homes
  • Edwardian Homes
  • The Fairmont Hotel
  • Presidio National Park
  • $69 Adults
  • $64 Seniors
  • $60 Children (< 12 years)
  • Everyday: 9:00 am
  • Monday-Friday: 11:15 am
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11:45 am