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Fisherman's Wharf Tours

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Fisherman's Wharf
Once the stomping ground of Italian fishermen, Fisherman’s Wharf is now one of San Francisco’s most popular tourist destinations. The bustling waterfront strip is filled with souvenir shops, seafood restaurants, and a wealth of family-friendly attractions—most notably a colony of sea lions that sunbathes and poses for photos on Pier 39.

The Basics
Carnivalesque Fisherman’s Wharf teems with sights, sounds, tastes, and activities to entertain the whole family. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island; walk through underwater tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay; and board historic ships and a World War II submarine at the Hyde Street Pier. The wax collection at Madame Tussauds and the theatrical San Francisco Dungeon are also popular, while the antique penny arcade Musée Mécanique is a must-see for gamers.
 
As one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf is featured on most full-day and half-day city tours. Explore the wharf and surrounding neighborhoods on a Segway, bike, or coach tour; enjoy craft brews on a walking tour of North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf bars; or visit on a full-day excursion to such famous Bay Area sights as Alcatraz, Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury, and Muir Woods.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Fisherman’s Wharf is a must-see for first-time visitors to San Francisco. 
  • Choose a half-day city tour or a full-day excursion that includes top Bay Area sights to get an introduction to the area.
  • Public parking is available nearby and public transit is easily accessible. 
  • The wharf is wheelchair accessible, although the sidewalks are often crowded. 

How to Get There
Fisherman’s Wharf lies on the city’s northern shore, next to Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The area is easy to access via public transportation. Both the Powell–Hyde and Powell–Mason cable car lines end near the wharf (opt for the more scenic Powell–Hyde line). Alternatively, take MUNI’s historic F-line streetcar to Taylor Street or the 30-Stockton bus to North Point and Hyde streets. 

When to Get There
The wharf is a year-round destination. Summer is the most popular time to visit, when street performers are out in force and attractions are at capacity. To avoid crowds, visit on a weekday and arrive early, but remember that most shops and attractions don’t open until about 10am. Sunny days are best for a visit, but the wharf has enough indoor attractions for dreary days.

Exploring Nearby Attractions
Fisherman’s Wharf is an ideal jumping-off point for visiting other San Francisco attractions. To pick up the city’s most famous treat, head west to Ghirardelli Square, a former chocolate factory that now houses boutiques, sweet shops, and wine tasting rooms. Continue west on Bay Street to visit Marina boutiques and enjoy the natural wonders of the Presidio, or head south down the Embarcadero for the Ferry Building gourmet marketplace and the hands-on Exploratorium science museum.
Address: Taylor Street at The Embarcadero, San Francisco 94133, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Free
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Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day, 2-tour combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco all electric bike tour. The date you book is the date you'll visit Alcatraz Island, and get access to the former federal prison. Go on a self-guided audio tour of the grounds, and stay as long as you like during opening hours. The date prior to your Alcatraz tour, you'll enjoy a guided electric bike tour. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Sonoma, Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley Wine Tasting Tour

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Experience Northern California’s distinctive wines on this all-day excursion from San Francisco. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, enjoy a quick wine tutorial from a passionate local guide. Then, savor complimentary tastings and tours at wineries stretching from the Sonoma Coast to the Russian River Valley, and feast on a delicious picnic lunch (also included) in scenic Healdsburg.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Museum Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + DeYoung Museum)

Museum Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + DeYoung Museum)

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Enjoy sightseeing at your own pace and visit two of San Francisco's best art museums with this combo tour that can be used over two days. With a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass, visit attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park at your leisure. Plus, receive admission to the de Young Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.99
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Science Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + California Academy of Sciences)

Science Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + California Academy of Sciences)

See San Francisco's top sights and visit the California Academy of Sciences on this one-day combo tour. Cruise through the city on a hop-on hop-off bus, which allows you to disembark at any of the stops to check out attractions at your own pace. Then head to Golden Gate Park for an independent visit of the science museum, one of the city's favorite family-friendly venues with a wealth of entertaining and educational exhibits.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.99
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24-Hour Bike Rental in San Francisco

24-Hour Bike Rental in San Francisco

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Despite its many hills, San Francisco is a fun city to explore by bike, and this 24-hour bicycle rental allows you to see it at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Pick up your bike at a convenient Fishermans Wharf location, then go where you like, perhaps riding through the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and Tiburon. Your rental includes maps and use of equipment such as helmet and lock.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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North Beach and the Bay

North Beach and the Bay

We focus on the historical portion of the piers and wharf. Taking a route through North Beach we see sights that often get missed when taking non private tours throughout San Francisco. See the neighborhood of Joe DiMaggio and Francis Ford Coppola's restaurant/bar.
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  • 3 hours
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1-Hour Golden Gate and Lombard GoRide Scooter Tour

1-Hour Golden Gate and Lombard GoRide Scooter Tour

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Take a GPS-Guided tour in your own electric scooter. Let GoRide be your guide through an exciting loop of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street, with fun and informative stops along the way, in this approximately 1-hour tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San Francisco

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San Francisco

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in San Francisco and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in San Francisco, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in San Francisco

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in San Francisco

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Explore San Francisco in the company of a professional photographer on this private tour. Choose a custom route through the city that is tailored to your interests. As you stroll, your photographer-guide will capture candid moments of you on your vacation. After the tour, all your images are available to download.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$257.85
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SFO Roundtrip Airport Hotel Transfer

SFO Roundtrip Airport Hotel Transfer

Pristine, reliable car and limo service Schedule your transfers in advance so you don't have to worry or be late to get your business trip or vacation started. Reliable transportation that you can count on. Professional and friendly drivers whom are all FBI background checked and licensed to drive by local and state authorities. Computer dispatched and electronically monitored. 24x7 dispatch and reservations team available to you for support and upgrades Clean, inspected vehicles We service the greater San Francisco market and also provide global transportation to any destination you need ground transfers.
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  • 30 minutes
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$266.67
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SFO One-Way Airport/Hotel Private Car Service

SFO One-Way Airport/Hotel Private Car Service

Pristine, reliable car and limo service Schedule your transfers in advance so you don't have to worry or be late to get your business trip or vacation started. Reliable transportation that you can count on. Professional and friendly drivers whom are all FBI background checked and licensed to drive by local and state authorities. Computer dispatched and electronically monitored. 24x7 dispatch and reservations team available to you for support and upgrades Clean, inspected vehicles We service the greater San Francisco market and also provide global transportation to any destination you need ground transfers.
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  • 30 minutes
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$128.00
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Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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  • 3 hours
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$302.57
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Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

Entertaining Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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  • 5 hours
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$461.54
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Bike Rental Near the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

Bike Rental Near the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

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Experience one of San Francisco’s most popular activities—biking across the Golden Gate Bridge—with this bike rental from the Marina District, conveniently located near Crissy Field and the route to the bridge. A bike, map, helmet and lock are provided with this rental, plus you’ll receive tips on the best ways to bike to the bridge and around the city. On the other side of the bridge, you can explore the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to the city. Rental period is 24 hours.
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  • 1 day
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$40.00
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle to Muir Woods

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle to Muir Woods

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Skip the hassle of driving yourself to Muir Woods National Monument and dealing with the overcrowded parking lots by booking this bike and shuttle tour. You'll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge to the waterfront town of Sausalito, and then hop on a shuttle for a stress-free ride to Muir Woods, where you can explore the grove of towering redwood trees. Then return to the city via shuttle.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Golden Gate Bridge Sailing Tour

Golden Gate Bridge Sailing Tour

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Go sailing on the San Francisco Bay on a spectacular sailboat cruise from Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. Head to the Golden Gate Bridge for sweeping views of the Marin Headlands, Tiburon and Sausalito, then glide across the bay, passing Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, The Presidio, Crissy Field, Ghirardelli Square, and the Bay Bridge. You can enjoy two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine, beer or soda, and ask your captain and crew any questions you may have along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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Private San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito By SUV

Private San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito By SUV

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See more of the San Francisco Bay Area on a private full-day tour by SUV. Your knowledgeable driver-guide takes you to the places you want to see most, mixing natural wonders like Muir Woods with sightseeing at the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and throughout San Francisco. By SUV you can take on crooked Lombard Street, the hill to Coit Tower, and the windy road to Sausalito. See the Painted ladies in Alamo Square, Chinatown, the shops of the Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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$795.00
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$795.00
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Vantigo San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Combo

Vantigo San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Combo

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See the highlights of San Francisco, and secure a hard-to-get ticket to Alcatraz on this all-day tour. First, cruise the city in a vintage Volkswagen van, stopping by popular landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, the Palace of Fine Arts, and more. Then, board a ferry to Alcatraz for an audio walking tour of the historic prison.
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  • 7 hours
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Enjoy a Morning in Wine Country: Sonoma Valley Half-Day Wine Tour

Enjoy a Morning in Wine Country: Sonoma Valley Half-Day Wine Tour

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Get out of the city and experience the magnificent Sonoma Valley on this 4-hour small-group wine tour from San Francisco. After meeting your guide at a central point in San Francisco you’ll travel over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, stopping to take photos and admire the view. Then you’ll continue on to Sonoma, where you’ll visit two local wineries and sample their products. Your guide will return you to San Francisco at the end of the tour. Spend time in Northern California’s gorgeous countryside and sip some of its finest wines on this fully-narrated small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$129.00
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7-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Sedona, Monument Valley from San Francisco

7-Day Tour to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Sedona, Monument Valley from San Francisco

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Explore some of the top destinations of the American West on a 6-night, 1-way tour from San Francisco to Las Vegas. You'll travel through California, Nevada, and Arizona to visit Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, Sedona, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend. Attractions include a cruise on San Francisco Bay, an evening tour of the Las Vegas Strip, visiting Hoover Dam, and Jeep tour through Monument Valley.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,300.00
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$1,300.00
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San Francisco Private Tour by a Local

San Francisco Private Tour by a Local

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Discover the best of San Francisco on a customizable private 4-hour morning or afternoon tour in a luxury SUV. Your guide can access areas and neighborhoods where larger van tours are prohibited so that you take in highlights like crooked Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, Coit Tower, Marina Green or the expensive Sea Cliff neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$425.00
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The Ultimate Night Tour of San Francisco - via a small sight seeing shuttle

The Ultimate Night Tour of San Francisco - via a small sight seeing shuttle

Enjoy from the comfort of a tour van There is a lot you can see in 1.5 hours when you take our night tour. No worries about walking from place to place. You will cover many different parts of the city and enjoy beautiful views from the comfort of our van. Since the tour is only 1.5 hours, you will still have time to go out afterward. Not just that, we will be showing you all the cool places, so you will be able to make a better decision once you have taken our amazing night tour. The Rout: - Fisherman's Wharf - North Beach - China Town - Nob Hill - Grace Cathedral - Financial District - Trans America Building - Union Square - *Treasure Island or Twin Peaks (Depends on the weather) - Return to Fisherman's Wharf Image source: Image Source: https://pixabay.com/
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

The Ultimate Wine Country Experience (Private & All-Inclusive)

The Ultimate Wine Country Experience (Private & All-Inclusive)

Our Ultimate Wine Country Experience through Sonoma and Napa Valley will take you to the most incredible spots from San Francisco to Wine Country all in one day. If you are looking for some delicious world famous wines, nature, great food and a ton of beautiful photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup directly from your hotel by one of our friendly, English speaking guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous vineyards, amazing scenery, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 9:00 AM – Pick up at hotel 10:30 AM - Arrive at a Secret Winery 12:00 PM - Enjoy a Private Wine Tasting at Miner Family Winery 1:40 PM - Take a picture in front of the Welcome to Napa Valley Sign 2:10 PM - Lunch 3:00 PM - Taste the wines at Jacuzzi Family Winery 4:00 PM - Return to hotel 5:00 PM - Arrive at Hotel
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$499.00
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$499.00
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Magical Muir Woods Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Magical Muir Woods Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Our San Francisco Muir Woods Tour will take you to the most incredible spots from San Francisco to Muir Woods National Park all in one day. If you are looking for some culture, nature, delicious food and a ton of great photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup directly from your hotel by one of our friendly, English speaking guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, vintage architecture, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 7:00 AM – Pick up at hotel 7:15 AM - Leave SF over the Golden Gate Bridge 8:00 AM - Hike thru Muir Woods 10:00 AM - Visit the cute town of Sausalito 11:00 AM - Lunch 12:00 PM - Stop at Bakers Beach 1:00 PM - Explore Fisherman's Wharf 1:20 PM - Return to hotel 2:00 PM - Arrive at Hotel
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$436.00
Price varies by group size
From
$436.00
Price varies by group size
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