Guided tour

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Bay Cruise

4.6 / 5

17 reviews

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Bay Cruise

From $89 per person

This tour lets you experience all of San Francisco's top attractions and historic neighborhoods in a single day. Soak up the knowledge from your local guide as you tour through the best of San Francisco.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See all the major attractions in San Francisco in a single day
  • Enjoy a 1-hour bay cruise taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without visiting) and the San Francisco skyline
  • Ride in a classic and iconic San Francisco cable car
  • Visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach and Ghirardelli Square
Full description

Start your tour near the Ferry Building with a view of what was once one of the busiest ports in the world. Then catch an iconic San Francisco cable car from a favorite stop and learn what makes this very unique public transport so special. Disembark atop Nob Hill and learn about the industrial tycoons who built the city as you wander through Huntington Park. Visit the beautiful gothic interior of Grace Cathedral. Enter the bustling neighborhood of Chinatown, the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Taste fresh fortune cookies and see hidden landmarks like the Tin How Buddhist Temple as you learn how the neighborhood went from being a seedy red-light district to one of the most vibrant enclaves in the city. For a little treat, pop into the legendary Golden Gate Factory for an insight into the art (and logistics) of fortune cookie making. Receive a special custom-made cookie to take home. That’s not the end of the delicious snacks either - you'll also get advice on where to eat if you want to come back to try the world-famous dim sum. Then, visit Lombard Street, called the "most crooked street in the world", Fisherman's Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square. See Fisherman’s Wharf, explore the old docks, and smell the fresh bread in the famous Boudin Bakery. Your tour will also pause at Ghirardelli Square for a sample of famous chocolate. After this, continue on to your final highlight of the day - a gorgeous bay cruise of the historic waterfront. Admire beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline in every direction and sail past the famous Pier 39 sea lions, right under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without booking a ticket). A perfect end to a San Francisco day.

Effective August 20, 2021, proof of Covid-19 vaccination (over the age of 12) is required to enter sites on this tour (currently, Alcatraz does not require proof of vaccination). Everyone (over the age of 2) is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status while indoors. For full requirements, please the San Francisco Government website.

Includes
  • Cable car tickets
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Fortune cookie tasting
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Local expert guide
  • 1-hour Bay cruise
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This tour meets at 77 Steuart Street (San Francisco Railway Museum). Meet to the right of the museum entrance doors at the corner of Steuart and Don Chee Way.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time
  • No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure
  • San Francisco is a notoriously chilly city with micro-climates, it is best to wear or bring layers for all of your tours, even at the height of summer
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a walking tour of moderate difficulty, please bring comfortable shoes
  •  Until further notice, the San Francisco Cable Car system is closed
  • Effective August 20, 2021, proof of Covid-19 vaccination (over the age of 12) is required to enter sites on this tour (currently, Alcatraz does not require proof of vaccination). Everyone (over the age of 2) is required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status while indoors. For full requirements, please the San Francisco Government website
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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I honestly enjoyed everything from the walking tour and lunch in Chinatown. As well as the walking tour in the North Beach area area where so much history was shared. Although my favorite was Chinatown due to my strong interest in Chinese history and culture, I feel I learned so much from the guide who was very knowledgeable. The best ending was the ferry ride to the golden gate bridge and Alcatraz with the wonderful view and wind blowing strongly. At the end, this was a great guided tour with an outstanding guide who was helpful and engaging and even took us to some extra places with additional time.

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July 31, 2021

I truly enjoyed my tour of San Francisco . Eddie was wonderful and very informative. You can tell he's passionate about his job and that just made it better. The next vacation I take I'll make sure I look up Walks to provide my next tour. Thank you and Thank you Eddie for making vacation even better.

July 18, 2021

The best tour! Specially for Maggie! Was a very good time, show me spots that i never thought was there!! Thanks for the most pleasant time.

August 29, 2021

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