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San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour

  • See the best of San Francisco on a half-day bus tour
  • Cover more ground than by walking and skip the stress of public transit
  • Stop for photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge and other landmarks
San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour
From US$58.00
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9:00am Tour & Aquarium
San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 9am and an hour-long cruise of San Francisco Bay & Aquarium of the Bay Admission
9:00am Tour
San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 9am
9:00am Tour & Bay Cruise
San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour departing at 9am and an hour-long cruise of San Francisco Bay
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Even if you have just a half day to spare, you can see San Francisco’s top sights on this guided bus tour. Travel in comfort from the windmills of Golden Gate Park to the Victorian mansions of Pacific Heights to the panoramic views of Twin Peaks. Put the guidebook down and let a driver and guide do the navigating. Upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise on the San Francisco Bay.
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon to suit your schedule, and get picked up from Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf in a comfortable bus. Head west toward Ocean Beach for a scenic drive through Golden Gate Park, where you can visit the Japanese Tea Garden (own expense) or simply stroll among the park’s museums and greenery.

See the Victorian and Queen Anne mansions that define San Francisco architecture, and travel along the historic Barbary Coast while hearing tales from California’s gold rush days. Admire the historic Palace of Fine Arts, snap panoramic photos from the top of Twin Peaks, check out one of America's original Chinatowns, and gaze at Alcatraz Island from Fisherman's Wharf.

For a waterside perspective on the City by the Bay, upgrade to include a 1-hour narrated San Francisco Bay cruise that takes you up close to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Embarcadero waterfront.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Family trip with first timers.

This was our first time in San Francisco and this bus trip was a good intro/overview of some highlights. We parked our car at the hotel and didn't feel adventurous enough to drive all around. Plus parking is VERY expensive. So we enjoyed many sights...More

Thank garrisonjj5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience for San Francisco newbies!

Booked the Deluxe city tour for our first trip to San Francisco during our honeymoon. We were lucky as our tour guide was Josh. He caught our attention from the first minute with his charming and humorous way of story telling. Folks, if you are...More

3  Thank Katja R
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Ok - but only Ok

The word I would use to describe our experience on this tour is 'meh'. I guess for the money it was ok, but I wouldn't give it more than that. We only got off the coach a couple of times so most of the areas...More

1  Thank SmiffaB
GLSanFrancisco, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello, Thank you for choosing Gray Line San Francisco's City Tour, and for sharing your feedback. We truly regret you left with a negative impression of our tour narration, and apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. We will have our operations team provide training...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Wonderful experience with Josh as Guide

Highly recommend this half day tour...highlights with quirky, funny details re city’s funky history.

Thank TomM2016
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Not really a tour

We were driven around the city in a bus with loud music playing. The driver gave no information on what we were seeing. We had designated stops for photo ops which was nice, but I learned nothing about the city. Very disappointing. Would not recommend.More

2  Thank curtiszoo
GLSanFrancisco, Sales and Marketing at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi Curtis, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. Your information has been forwarded to management so we may improve our tours experience. Feel free to send us additional feedback at...More

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Magaly V
24 June 2018|
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Response from Mary Lois M | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a tour that does Sausalito and Muir woods but we didnt take that one.
Magaly V
24 June 2018|
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Response from justaskme2 | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at most of the sites. The Golden Gate Bridge was my favorite. I think it depends a lot on your driver. Our driver loved the city and was very passionate to share the history and explore the sites.