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San Francisco is an ideal base for exploring all that Northern California has to offer. From the granite rock formations in Yosemite National Park to the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, here are our top picks for trips from the city.

Muir Woods and Sausalito — 15 miles (24 km) away
Just a 20-minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge sits the charming seaside town of Sausalito, where you'll find a number of waterfront shops and restaurants, and the Muir Woods National Monument, home to a grove of ancient redwood trees. If you're looking to escape the city without wandering too far away, these are your spots.

Napa and Sonoma — 50 miles (80 km) away
Considered one of the world's premier travel destinations for the famous vineyards and wineries, the Napa and Sonoma area offers stellar countryside views at every twist and turn. Hop between wineries for samples and production tours, or stop in at one of Napa's world-famous restaurants. Wine lovers can choose a tour with roundtrip transport from San Francisco to wine taste as they please.

Monterey and Carmel — 115 miles (185 km) away
To experience the famous California coast, head down to Monterey and Carmel and cruise the scenic 17-Mile Drive. From hot spot to hot spot, you'll get stellar views along the Pacific Coast Highway with the option to spend free time in Monterey to see highlights such as Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. By booking a coach tour, you can sit back and leave the rocky coastal drive to your guide.

Yosemite National Park — 190 miles (305 km) away
This national park is one of the United States' greatest natural treasures. In nearly 1,200 square miles of untouched wilderness, the valley offers numerous hiking trails featuring giant sequoias, colorful meadows, salmon streams, and the massive granite formations of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can't visit California without exploring Yosemite, and a day trip from San Francisco is a convenient way to get a taste of the great outdoors.

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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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  • 7 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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Wine tour 9/6/2020

Our tour guide was great! Very friendly, knowledable and all around great guy. The bus was comfortable as well.

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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.00
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide bus tour of the area and discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

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Wander through an ancient coastal redwood forest and explore the artistic bayside enclave of Sausalito on this half-day tour from San Francisco. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods, home to some of the oldest and tallest trees on Earth. Then, soak up stellar views of the San Francisco skyline and browse art galleries along the Sausalito waterfront. At the end of your tour choose between getting dropped off at Union Square in San Francisco or taking the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Small-Group Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco

Small-Group Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco

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Known for its steep granite cliffs, waterfalls, towering sequoia groves, and diversity of wildlife, Yosemite National Park is something you don’t want to miss. On this day trip limited to just 20 people, you can leave the logistics to a tour guide so all you have to do is enjoy a small-group experience in the great outdoors. You have both guided sightseeing and free time, ensuring you see the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s major attractions, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite Valley, with the chance to explore more of the park however you wish.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.00
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for photo ops. At Muir Woods, admire the towering redwood trees, and visit the waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco

Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas in a Day Tour from San Francisco

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Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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Small Group Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

Small Group Redwoods, California Coast & Sausalito Day Trip from San Francisco

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Escape the city and explore San Francisco’s North Bay, on this guided tour. See massive redwood trees that are over 1,400 years old in a magical redwood forest. Stop for lunch in the quaint town of Guerneville before cruising down the coast for a walk on the beach, and a visit to Bodega Bay. Enjoy views of the city from the Marin Headlands and Sausalito where you have the option to take the ferry back.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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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
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$85.00
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Muir Woods, Sausalito and Tiburon Day Trip from San Francisco

Muir Woods, Sausalito and Tiburon Day Trip from San Francisco

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On this private tour from San Francisco, head across the Golden Gate Bridge to explore two delightful bayside towns, Sausalito and Tiburon. Stop to stroll under a cathedral of 400- to 800-year-old redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, an homage to tree lovers worldwide. You determine how long to spend in each locale with this customizable 4-hour itinerary. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$441.56
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer

Monterey & Carmel Explorer

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Explore Monterey, Carmel, and the Pacific Coast Highway without the hassle of renting a car during this full-day tour from San Francisco. Wind down the coast through Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Pickup and drop-off at downtown San Francisco hotels included. This small-group tour is limited to 15 passengers.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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Small Group Redwoods and Wine Country Day Trip from San Francisco

Small Group Redwoods and Wine Country Day Trip from San Francisco

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Combine gorgeous scenery, and wine tasting on the ultimate Bay Area / Wine Country tour. Visit little-known Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve - home to some of the oldest and largest Sequoia Redwoods in the world. Stop at three wineries where you can explore the vineyards, be treated to lunch, and taste a number of locally produced wines. Leave the hassles of driving and navigating to your guide and enjoy the day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Private Day Trip from San Francisco

Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Private Day Trip from San Francisco

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Drive down the Pacific Coastal Highway on one of the most memorable and scenic routes from San Francisco. Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea await to be explored with your personal guide. Get postcard-perfect snaps of the breathtaking coastline, search for marine life in Monterey Bay and learn about the peninsula’s history in these top-rated destinations. This private day trip offers a customizable itinerary, allowing you to travel at your own pace. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$906.67
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Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

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Transportation by Amtrak Coast Starlight and guided personal custom tour using full size sedan car or SUV. This is unique way of visiting one of the most scenic areas in the U.S. The driver guide will stop at places you wish to enjoy in Salinas, Monterey, Big Sur, Bixby Bridge, River Inn, Pfeiffer state park of Coastal Redwoods, Nepenthe and many other places. Enjoy snacks and drinks on Coast Starlight train.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.50
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San Francisco City Bus Tour: 10 Stops with Sausalito Ferry Cruise (8 PAX Max)

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San Francisco City Bus Tour: 10 Stops with Sausalito Ferry Cruise (8 PAX Max)

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The Most Comprehensive 10 Stop, 35+ Attractions tour of San Francisco is smartly confined into five interesting hours. This tour is unique in that our groups are incredibly small. This is the best SF Bus Tour during COVD-19. Start at: Ferry Building Lombard Street (downhill walk) Chinatown Grace Cathedral (Go inside) Cable Car Barn Museum (Museum Tour) City Hall Building Alamo Square Park Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden (Fee not incl.) DeYoung Museum Lookout Tower Golden Gate Bridge Sausalito (Time for lunch, shopping and exploring) Ferry Cruise back to San Francisco Customers of our tour, generally, likes/wants: *Red carpet-like services when traveling. *Definitely no walking up any hills. Our tour only has downhill walks. *Able to leave their personal items onboard tour van. *Doesn’t want to shuffle buses or hail their bus during tour *Wants their bus to stay with them at each stop. *Definitely does NOT want to be on a 60+ passenger bus *Loves only 8 passengers on the tour
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

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Hike the redwoods and sip on world-class wine on this Muir Woods wine country day trip. Led by an expert guide, enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay and Marin Headlands as you travel to the trails of the famous Muir Woods. After admiring groves of California redwoods, head to Sonoma and Napa Valley for an afternoon of wine tasting. There, sample wine and cheese at a handful of notable cellars before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Small Group Half Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Small Group Half Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour

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When it comes to wine country, Napa gets all the attention but it can get expensive and feel overcrowded at times. If time is of the essence then this half-day wine tour to Sonoma might be the perfect remedy. Travel by coach to some of Sonoma's top wineries, soaking in not just the tannins and fruit-forward flavors, but also the countryside views from your seat. The first tasting fee is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

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Visit some of the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties on this private wine tour from San Francisco. Traveling by private vehicle with your own chauffeur, you'll discover the best of California wine country as you enjoy wine tastings at select wineries. When booking, select the option that suits your group size. Because this is a private tour, your itinerary can be customized.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$445.00
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco

Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch and Transport from San Francisco

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Take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train, including lunch, during this full-day tour from San Francisco. After transportation via ferry and shuttle from San Francisco, climb aboard the restored antique train to enjoy a gourmet, locally-sourced lunch and wine pairing. Travel through the Napa Valley's rolling vineyards for towards the charming town of St. Helena.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.69
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Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Gain in-depth knowledge on the history and culture of California's Silicon Valley during this full-day tour from San Francisco. With round-trip transportation provided, you'll be able to skip traffic and navigation and simply enjoy the experience. Visit the tech giants of Google, Facebook, and Apple as well as their modest starting points and learn about their rise through insightful guided commentary.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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