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  • Half-Day by the Bay: Neighborhoods Tour & Golden Gate Cruise

    1. Half-Day by the Bay: Neighborhoods Tour & Golden Gate Cruise

    Smell the salty Pacific Ocean and feel the wind in your hair with a cruise to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and tour of San Francisco’s most distinct neighborhoods. See where Hollywood titans penned their most iconic scripts and a legendary baseball player (supposedly) married a Hollywood legend. Hear the story of an American secretly winning Italy's most prized pizza-making competition and climb two blocks to Lombard, known as the most crooked street in the world. Get a taste of local history at Ghirardelli Square, where chocolate staked its claim in San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Visit the bustling Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 to meet the real stars of the show, the local sea lions. Get spectacular views of the city and Alcatraz Island from the Bay with a cruise to the Marina District, where you can travel under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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  • From San Francisco: Alcatraz And Yosemite 2-Day Combo Tour

    2. From San Francisco: Alcatraz And Yosemite 2-Day Combo Tour

    Discover the notorious former federal prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay and enjoy the award winning audio tour. Then, spend the next day in the glorious surroundings of Yosemite Park. First, enjoy a narrated boat tour around Alcatraz Island before docking. Then, take the guided “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour” from the dock to the main prison building.  The next day, escape the crowds of the city center, and drive to Yosemite National Park. Head east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and enjoy great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Drive through Central Valley, stopping at a fruit stand to try some local produce. Pass fruit orchards and nut farms, before entering the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Continue into the mountains to California’s gold rush town of Groveland. Once inside Yo...

    Stirling was an excellent guide, he knows so much about Yosemite, we had a great day, very informative. Night tour at Alcatraz was great!

  • San Francisco: Private Experience See the Best w/ a Local

    3. San Francisco: Private Experience See the Best w/ a Local

    This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of San Francisco. Start the day with a coffee on Union Square, named for a series of pro-union mass demonstrations for the Civil War. This is the epicenter of the city’s shopping district and a great place to start your orientation in the city.  Walk through Chinatown, which remains its own authentic world despite the number of international visitors. Join the locals and check out the vegetable and herb markets, restaurants and the colorful markets along Stockton Street. Your local host will also recommend some peculiar knickknack shops which are a great source of souvenirs. On a nice day, let your local host take you on a diversion to the waterfront and grab some lunch in the Ferry Building Marketplace, where there are several excellent options, from street food and gourmet meals. Refueled, walk leisurely ...

    Kathy is passionate about San Francisco and it’s obvious from minute one. She was so attentive to some special requests we had and flexible with sites that we wanted to see. She takes pride in her job as host and wants her guests to have the best experience.

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Kathy met us at our hotel and designed a great tour for us that familiarized us with parts of San Francisco that we were interested in seeing. She was engaging, upbeat, educated and really knows the city. She made us feel welcome and she offered us excellent information and tips for the rest of our stay. We highly recommend a tour like this early in one's trip to a new city to get a basic lay of the area.

Kathy is passionate about San Francisco and it’s obvious from minute one. She was so attentive to some special requests we had and flexible with sites that we wanted to see. She takes pride in her job as host and wants her guests to have the best experience.

We had been to SF several times before and done all the. Main attractions. We wanted to see how locals live, by exploring neighborhoods, shops and restaurants. We had a beautiful day to walk and enjoy the charm of this unique city,

The drive to Yosemite Park took 5 hours, the stay there was only 3 hours and the return trip 4 hours

Living history tour

Very good and the tour guide to Yosemite very attentive and knowledgeable on the matter. Greetings