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Palace of Fine Arts Tours and Activities

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San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts dates to the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition. One of the only remaining buildings from the World’s Fair, the Greco-Roman–inspired ruin is a favorite Bay Area venue. Walk under the picturesque rotunda, wander the grounds, and visit lagoons that are home to ducks, swans, and geese.

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.50
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$40.50
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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$159.00
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GoCar San Francisco Tour

GoCar San Francisco Tour

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Ride a GoCar all over San Francisco as it navigates for you and provides a guided tour. Take as long as you like to explore the city with a storytelling car as your guide — what Time Magazine has called "one of the coolest inventions of the year." Let this tiny car show you what the city is all about, learn about its history and visit sites like the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown and Lombard Street. Pick up your car at one of two convenient locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.69
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo

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This combo package allows you to see all of San Francisco's top sights and attraction. Ride the open top double decker bus for one full day, hopping on and off at over 15 stops around the city. Cruise across the bay to the infamous prison known today as the Rock and explore the infamous Island.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

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Take in two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, on a 4-hour morning tour from downtown San Francisco. Drive through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument where you have some time to walk among towering old growth redwood trees. Next, head to Sausalito for a stroll along the picturesque waterfront, which is full of great boutiques, cafes and restaurants. You can opt to remain on your own in Sausalito or return on the coach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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$69.00
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

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Escape the city for a day in wine country on this Napa and Sonoma semi-private winery tour from San Francisco. With an informative guide, visit several wineries to discover the winemaking process from local insiders and hear about the differences in the many varietals. You may drive through regions like Yountville, St. Helena, and Rutherford, and a Champagne toast at the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.00
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Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express

Alcatraz Inside and City Tour Express

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Enjoy two Classic Same Day San Francisco experiences — a visit inside Alcatraz Island and a two hour round trip non Stop Express city tour excursion by selected open air buses/van/Tuk-tuks from Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests will start their day with our express tour then take an assigned time ferry ride to Alcatraz and on the SAME day. Guests will be allotted enough time in between to comfortably walk and both attractions. No frills! Just thrills! Our basic tour is designed to be an optional economical introduction to the city for those in a hurry! This experience does not offer any stops with re-entry with this package. Guests will be assigned to either an Alcatraz/afternoon City Tour or Morning City Tour/afternoon Alcatraz based on our reserved voucher times. Guests will be required to meet a check in agent for their bus portion of this event. Guests do not need to take the city tour portion if they only want to complete Alcatraz.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

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In just one day, experience the best of San Francisco by land and sea with this combo package that includes two hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise. Check out the top attractions of San Francisco, wind through the downtown streets, and cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Each hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts 60 minutes to 2 hours and offers live commentary. The 1-hour boat cruise takes you through San Francisco Bay, giving you prime views of Crissy Fields, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.99
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San Francisco Grand City Tour

San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Take a San Francisco half-day tour to pack in the city’s top sights in a convenient way that leaves you with plenty of time to spare so you can enjoy the city however you wish. With a driver-guide, travel the city by bus, stopping at major attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks and neighborhoods like North Beach and Chinatown. Plus, you can upgrade to include a San Francisco Bay cruise, a half-day bike rental, or admission to Aquarium of the Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.00
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

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With its iconic hills, architecture, bridge and bay, it’s no wonder so many movies have been filmed in San Francisco. See filming locations from more than 55 productions—from blockbusters like ‘San Andreas’ to family favorites like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’—on this movie sites tour from Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch clips on the tour bus as you pass by the real locations with an informative actor-turned-guide who shares stories about the city and cinema history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour

Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour

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Being a tourist can be exhausting. Throw in some of San Francisco's infamous hills, constant consultation of guide books, and the lure of tourist traps, and you might want to return to your lodgings in haste. However, this San Francisco sightseeing experience includes a hotel pickup and a coach tour that allows the city to unfold before you from atop your air-conditioned perch. It's a great way to keep your eyes on the real jewels of the city by the bay.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Private Napa Wine Tour

Private Napa Wine Tour

Explore Napa Valley’s celebrated wineries on a private limousine tour. Skip the planning and driving and let a professional chauffeur shuttle you between tasting rooms and restaurants. This fully-customizable outing lets you decide where to go and how long to stay, without the need for a designated driver. Make the most of your time with hotel pickup and drop-off and fail-safe itineraries to suit your interests.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$513.34
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Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express Package

Alcatraz and Muir Woods Express Package

Combine an Alcatraz prison visit with a same day Express deluxe van visit to Muir Woods. This one day excursion gets you the iconic SF must sees in an economical hassle relaxing way. No frills...just thrills! No spiels...just deals! The driver will just drive and let you relax! Charge your cell phone and enjoy the views and quiet time! The day will typically start with a morning Muir Woods excursion by deluxe comfort van. Guests will experience a narrated video on the way to Muir Woods. When we arrive to the park guests will be able to experience 1.5 hours in the national park full of red woods. The excursion will end with return transportation to San Francisco Pier 33 to experience same day inside Alcatraz Island cellhouse visit. Alcatraz is often the last portion and is in late afternoon slots. However, some days events may be reversed based on Alcatraz time slots with Alcatraz in morning and Muir Woods in afternoon.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.00
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Alcatraz and California Sunset Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and California Sunset Guided Bike Tour

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Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco 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 day before your Alcatraz tour, explore the city on wheels. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

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Enjoy two of San Francisco’s top activities in one day on this 6-hour combo experience that includes biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and transportation to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). When you reach Sausalito at the end of your bike ride, just hop on a shuttle for the ride to the redwood trees of Muir Woods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

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See San Francisco on two wheels during this guided e-bike tour starting in North Beach, a buzzing neighborhood known for its sidewalk restaurants and nightlife. Access locations in the city that tour buses can't, enjoying a variety of photo ops across multiple locations. Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, explore Golden Gate Park, and gain insight into the city's history and places to visit later on foot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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San Francisco Guided City Tour

San Francisco Guided City Tour

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Explore San Francisco with a local insider and experience an extraordinary afternoon. This half-day tour takes you sightseeing around the city with a guide to offer commentary. Neighborhoods include Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, the Castro, and North Beach plus the Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wi-Fi is available aboard the vehicle so you can post your snaps to social media en route.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Fine Arts costs USD 7.99. Guided Palace of Fine Arts tours start around USD 7.99 per person. See all 71 Palace of Fine Arts tickets and tours on Viator.
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