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San Francisco: Union Square Cable Car City Tour

Product ID: 211329
Experience a one-of-a-kind city tour that lets you travel the streets of San Francisco in style aboard an authentic classic cable car. Disembark at 3 key locations during your adventure, 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 in the heart of Union Square ready to tour San Francisco and its notable sights with your informative and friendly guide-driver. Sit back and relax as the tour heads to your first stop at the Civic Center/City Hall. This Beaux-Arts monument to the City showcases the beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917. Hop aboard the Cable Car again and head through the lower Haight district on your way to your 2nd stop on the walking tour at Alamo Square Park. Get up close and personal with the world famous “Painted Ladies” as seen in the opening credits on the show Full House.

Then, 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 of the day, Golden Gate Bridge. Admire this engineering marvel built across San Francisco Bay during the depression opening in 1937. 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. Make your way through Fisherman's Wharf, and past Ghirardelli Square, home of the namesake chocolates. Next, travel down Columbus Street through North Beach, Little Italy, and onto Chinatown. The tour passes through Nob Hill en route to your starting point in Union Square. Keep your cameras ready as you won't want to miss any of the one-of-a-kind photo opportunities during this unique city 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 the southeast corner of Post and Powell streets in the northwest corner of Union Square next to the red, heart shaped sculpture painted by Tony Bennett, 375 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA. Your guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• It is recommended to dress in layers year round in San Francisco for your comfort
• Infants 4 and under are able to ride free if they remain on the lap of an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Loved it, was on a 10 hr International layover & this was perfect way to spend it- easy to find them right on the Wharf, GREAT guide & driver - even made a pitstop to buy us all famous SF Ghiradelli choc!! Trolly was fun & trip over the GG Bridge was super cool - HIGHLY recommend this tour for all!

November 25, 2019

Misunderstand leuke mannier om de stad te.

We were a small group. The gids nam hair tijd om uitleg te geven en ons naar leuke plekjes voor foto's mee te nemen. Leuke uitstap.

June 2, 2019

March 8, 2020

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Product ID: 211329