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  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco City Tour: Fisherman's Wharf Cable Car

Product ID: 211968
A one-of-a-kind premier city tour that lets you travel the streets of San Francisco in style aboard an authentic classic cable car. During your adventure you can disembark at 3 key locations, allowing for up close and personal guided walking tours.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • See San Francisco's most famous sites with the help of a professional, local guide
  • Photograph the famous Painted Ladies, explore the iconic City Hall, and step foot upon the historic Golden Gate Bridge
  • Feel a part of the city as you cruise about in an open-aired and timeless classic vehicle
  • Join this exclusive tour conveniently located at either Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
Full description
Hop aboard a motorized Cable Car tour in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. As the historical vehicle makes its way down Columbus Street through North Beach and Little Italy, listen to live narration about San Francisco and its notable sights. Cruise through Chinatown, Nob Hill and Union Square on your way to your first stop on the walking tour at Civic center/City Hall. With its Beaux-Arts monument to the City, it showcases the beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917.

Once aboard the Cable Car tour again, you will head through the lower Haight district on your way to your 2nd stop on the walking tour at Alamo Square Park. You will get the chance to be up close and personal with the world famous “Painted Ladies” as seen in the opening credits on the show Full House!

All aboard as you now travel through Golden Gate Park, The Richmond district, Sea Cliff and down the coastline as you get ready to hop off the Cable Car at your last stop, The Golden Gate Bridge! The Cable Car arrives at the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel built across San Francisco Bay during the depression opening in 1937. You’ll step foot onto the famous suspension bridge and listen as your guide shares stories of its art deco structure. Re-board the Cable Car and head back over the Golden Gate Bridge and onward toward the Presidio!

Traverse Pacific Heights, one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods, and take advantage of photo ops as you pass by the home featured in the blockbuster film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’! Before we drop-off back at the starting point, the historical vehicle makes its way past Ghirardelli Square, home of the namesake chocolates! Keep your cameras ready as you won’t want to miss any of the one-of-a-kind photo opportunities on this San Francisco cable car tour!
  • 3-hour guided tour of San Francisco aboard a motorized Cable Car
  • 3 optional guided walking tours
  • Separate driver and guide so you will always have your guide's full attention
  • Blankets to keep you warm on your journey
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Pier 35 at the grouping of flagpoles along the Embarcadero.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour departs from Pier 35 in Fisherman's Wharf, passengers will meet their tour guide at the flag poles between Pier 35 and Embarcadero’s Public Park
• Your tour Guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag
• Infants 4 and under are able to ride free if they remain on the lap of an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Wonderful, unforgettable

John and curt were excellent, a lot of knowledge we went to all the places I have been wanting to go and see , city hall was beautiful got to see beautiful wedding parties getting pictures and that was xtra special since I was on my honeymoon, show painted ladies Golden Gate Bridge , China town , I would take this tour again

October 19, 2019

Great way to get a very thorough look at a great city. Blends today with history to give you an insiders look at the city. Stops at city hall, Alamo Square Park and then across the Golden Gate for a stop there. Roger was a great driver and Curt was the guide extraordinaire.

August 1, 2019

Complete tour to visit the city in a short time. This however does not allow you to enjoy any place. Always hit and run, especially for the golden gate bridge, the tour stopped on the opposite side of the bay of San Francisco with only 10 minutes of time

January 4, 2020

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Product ID: 211968