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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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Twin Peaks
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Park
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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.
  • 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
  • Optional bay cruise offers a different perspective on city sights
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Tour!

We took (2) different tours with GrayLine and both were great. On this specific tour, Greg was our driver. He was extremely knowledgeable about the city, very funny and even went out of his way to accommodate some of the passenger drop off requests (near...More

Thank Christine C
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Christine, It was a pleasure having you as our guest on the San Francisco Deluxe Half-Day City Tour. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on our tour and the interaction with our driver-guide: Greg. We will be sure the kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took three tours in San Francisco and this was our least favorite by far. There was no clear itinerary given ahead of time, but two of the places the vague online booking description mentioned were never visited. We read that entrance into the Japanese...More

2  Thank DHarbinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Highlight of Our SF Visit

Josh was our tour guide and he was not only very knowledgeable, but also very funny. We did all off the touristy activities in San Francisco, but the half day bus tour with bay cruise was our absolute favorite. The coach bus was very comfortable...More

1  Thank VERNON V
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vernon, It was a pleasure having you onboard our City Tour with Josh. We will be sure to share the kind words with the driver, as well as make note of your recommendation for anyone visiting California. Thank you for your feedback. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Best local city bus tour I’ve been on!

Hands down the most informative and relaxed city bus tour I’ve been on. Our driver Don was full of great knowledge about San Fran and kept us entertained with his witty tid bits.More

1  Thank Salvatore I
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Salvatore, It was a pleasure having you as our guest onboard the Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive Tour with driver-guide: Don. We're delighted to read you enjoyed the trip for sightseeing and exploring. We hope to see you again on your next visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour guide. He was very informative. We didn't care for the part of the tour that goes through the gay area. As born again believers\strong Christians we do not support this lifestyle at all. We enjoyed all the different areas that we went through.

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I would call them to make sure that this is okay. There might be health laws that apply here. If not, it might depend on the size of your dog. Better safe than sorry.
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1 September 2018|
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Our cruise was half day and perfect for an overview of San Fransisco....
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