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San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard GoCar Tour

1. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard GoCar Tour

Zip around in a GPS-guided, talking GoCar, which will be your guide on an exciting loop of San Francisco's breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. GoCar allows you to experience the beauty of San Francisco and visit places tour buses cannot go – all at your own pace. Go off the beaten path through San Francisco's iconic parks on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Snap amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the Golden Gate Bridge up close from above and below. You can even park and take a stroll along the span of the bridge if you choose. On the way back, explore the boutique shopping districts of Chestnut and Union Street, then fill the trunk with the latest fashions, or stop for a bite to eat. Finish your tour by winding your way up Russian Hill to take an exhilarating ride down notoriously crooked Lombard Street.

San Francisco: Sightseeing Day Pass for 30+ Attractions

2. San Francisco: Sightseeing Day Pass for 30+ Attractions

This day pass has over 30 destinations, museums, and tours to choose from, including some of the most popular attractions all over San Francisco. With the option to select 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, you can enjoy the attractions that interest you most with no fixed start date. With the sightseeing pass, take advantage of included admission to attractions, saving you up to 50% of total visitation costs all over the Golden Gate City. Get to know the unique neighborhoods of San Francisco on the hop-on hop-off bus. Wind your way down the iconic Lombard Street in historic Russian Hill, home of the landmark Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, then head south through picturesque Nob Hill for a look at lux mansions and gothic cathedrals. Cruise through Chinatown, the oldest and largest Asian center in North America. Nearby, check out the boutique shops and contemporary art galleries surrounding Union Square, or the striking skyscrapers of the Financial District. Pass the colorful "Painted Ladies," the famous Victorian houses bordering Alamo Square Park, then wander through laidback Lower-Haight towards the revolutionary Haight-Ashbury, capital of the 1960s hippie counterculture. To the south, the renowned "the Castro District," the LGBTQ+ mecca in San Francisco, is awash in culture, cuisine, and nightlife. Its neighbor, the trendy Latino-influenced Mission District is a booming center for hipster bars, gourmet restaurants, and music venues. Attractions: • 7D Experience: Combo 7D and Flyer • Oracle Park Tour • Aquarium of the Bay • Escape Game San Francisco • Madame Tussauds San Francisco • Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze • Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze • Asian Art Museum • USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space MuseumMUNI: 1-day visitor pass Tours: • Big Bus 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour • Hornblower Ferry Cruises: Sacramento Alive After Five Cruise, Sacramento Historical River Cruise, Sacramento Rock the Yacht Cruise, or San Francisco Alive After Five Cruise • Scavenger Hunts San Francisco • Sausalito Bike Rentals & Tours • Wild SF Walking Tours: Haunted SF: The City After Dark • Bay City Bike: Golden Gate Park guided bike tour or comfort full-day bike rental  • GoCar: 1-hour tour • Parkwide bike rentals Complete list of attractions can be found on the following link: https://www.sightseeingpass.com/en/san-francisco/day-pass/attraction-list/ota

San Francisco VIP Segway Tour: Waterfront and Hills

3. San Francisco VIP Segway Tour: Waterfront and Hills

Get VIP views of San Francisco’s waterfront, wharf, and hills on a private Segway tour that includes a cruise through Aquatic Park and ends at Municipal Pier. En route, you will pass myriad attractions, such as the Maritime National Historical Park for panoramic views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. After your brief training session to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your self-balancing, eco-friendly mode of transport, climb the slopes of Russian Hill, the affluent residential neighborhood that takes its name from the Gold Rush era when settlers discovered a small Russian cemetery at the top of the hill. Peek down paths to see some of San Francisco’s 350 secret stairways. Climb past the cable cars to reach the summit of Lombard Street, the “Crookedest Street in the World.” Continue down the world’s most famous twisting street toward North Beach, heading down the slopes of Telegraph Hill. Experience the European (predominantly Italian) flavor of North Beach. Stop to admire the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Washington Square Park at the heart of Little Italy. Next, you will go to Pier 39, home to San Francisco’s famous sea lions. Glide past the historic fishing fleet of the wharf, and smell the Pacific Ocean before scooting back to the start point. The hills portion of the route may be adjusted or canceled based on rider ability and guest safety. Route changes are at the discretion of the tour guide. Please note: Bring an extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves and warm jackets are available for guest use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

San Francisco Hills & Crooked Street Guided Segway Tour

4. San Francisco Hills & Crooked Street Guided Segway Tour

This 2 hour 45 minute tour takes you on the newest and most challenging Segway route in San Francisco. The advanced tour is for those who have ridden a Segway before, want to see a bit more, and would like to test the machine a little further. What better testing grounds than the hills of San Francisco! The tour includes scooting up Russian Hill, riding down the Crookedest Street in the World, seeing the sights in North Beach/Little Italy, and gliding along the waterfront. You’ll start with 20-25 minutes of refresher training. The total time for the program is 2.5-3 hours. The refresher includes hands-on training with an instructor, a training video, a test ride and skills review, rider courtesy instruction, and review of the rules of the road. Advanced Tour Sights and Stops Your narrated tour features spectacular views of San Francisco Bay • Cruise through Aquatic Park and to the end of Municipal Pier • Climb the slopes of Russian Hill • Peek down hidden stairways and paths • Climb past the cable cars to the peak of Lombard Street • Return to the waterfront near Pier 39 • Glide past the historic Wharf Fishing Fleet This tour is subject to a minimum of 4 participants, and groups will be combined. Advance reservations are required. Additional requirement for Advanced Segway Tour: Previous Segway experience is required. All riders must have taken at least a 2-hour guided Segway tour on the newer i2 Segway within the last 2 years. Test rides and tours on older Segway models do not qualify. There are no exceptions. Note for all participants: Bring an extra layer of warm, wind resistant clothing. Rain ponchos, knit gloves and warm jackets are available for guest use. Please leave bulky backpacks at home.

San Francisco: Sightseeing Flex Pass

5. San Francisco: Sightseeing Flex Pass

Customize your vacation itinerary and enjoy the freedom to visit over 30 of San Francisco’s best attractions at up to 60% off. This flex pass allows you to see the sights that interest you most, and save money at the same time. Choose between 2-6 of the city’s landmarks, depending on the option booked, as well as enjoying discount at a selection of restaurants. There’s plenty to see and do in San Francisco, with attractions and tours to suit everyone. Soak up the brilliant view of the bay from the Golden Gate Bridge, escape from Alcatraz, check out the Aquarium of the Bay, and explore the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum. Celebrate the opulence of the west at the Palace of Fine Arts, then journey into the east at the Asian Art Museum. Wind your way down the twisting Lombard Street before ending with a tour of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Choose which attractions and tours you want, according to your interests. When you’ve worked up an appetite from exploring the sights, take a bite out of the Golden Gate city with your key to some of the best local and authentic flavors in San Francisco. Enjoy a truly unique blend of Latin-American, Pan-Asian, and Modern-American fare from Embarcadero and Pier 39 to Fisherman’s Wharf. Along the way, meet the unique personalities of San Francisco with ease upon the hop-on hop-off bus tour through neighborhoods boasting charm and personality at every hill. Enjoy the freedom to get off wherever you please and get amongst this vibrant city. Hike the east side on a themed tour, shop your way through the boutiques and galleries, wander through the historic winding streets, and learn about the city’s thriving LGBTQ+ community. Choose up to 6 of the following attractions or tours: Attractions: 7D Experience - Combo 7D and Flyer Oracle Park Tour Aquarium of the Bay Escape Game San Francisco Madame Tussauds San Francisco Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze Asian Art Museum USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space MuseumMUNI 1-Day Visitor Passport Tours: Sausalito Bike Rentals & Tours Scavenger Hunts San Francisco Wild SF Walking Tours - Haunted SF: The City After Dark Bay City Bike – Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour or Comfort Full Day Bike Rental GoCar – 1-Hour Tour Parkwide Bike Rentals A complete list of attractions can be found on the following link: https://www.sightseeingpass.com/en/san-francisco/flex-pass/attraction-list/ota

San Francisco: Neighborhood Walking Tour - 6 Route Options

6. San Francisco: Neighborhood Walking Tour - 6 Route Options

Discover what makes the San Francisco Bay Area so special on a guided walking tour. Choose the neighborhoods you want to see with 6 tour routes to choose from. Visit areas like Cow Hollow, Chinatown, Russian Hill, North Beach, The Castro, Telegraph Hill, Golden Gate Park, and the waterfront. Everything in San Francisco is spirited in history and passion. To fully experience this unique city, explore with a local historian guide. Absorb the spirit of the city and discover new experiences that lie underneath all beauty and charm of San Francisco. You have a choice of 6 different experiences: Golden Gate Park Tour highlights: • De Young Museum Observation Tower • National AIDS Memorial Grove • Stow Lake • Bison Paddock • Dutch Windmill • Ocean Beach Cow Hollow Tour highlights: • The Matrix Club (Founded by Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin) • Union Street • Lyon Street Steps • Lucasfilm Campus • Palace of Fine Arts Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach Tour highlights: • The first Chinese temple in America • Cable Car Powerhouse • Russian Hill panoramas • Macondray Lane • San Francisco’s Beatnik mecca Castro Mission Loop Tour highlights: • The Castro’s rich LGBTQ+ culture and history • The Mission District's nightlife and Latin flair • Victorian architecture • A local-favorite cookie shop Four Peaks Tour highlights: • Four of the best vistas in San Francisco • Mount Olympus • Tank Hill • Corona Heights • Kite Hill • Hidden gardens, staircases, and slides • Randall Museum (entry is free) Telegraph Hill and Old Waterfront Tour highlights: • Ferry Building Marketplace • Secret gardens • Historic murals of Coit Tower • Levi's Plaza (the birthplace of Blue Jeans)

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What people are saying about Russian Hill

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 307 reviews

Really smooth check in, the gps in the car makes the whole thing super enjoyable, very easy to navigate and find your way, no confusion at all. Beautiful tour , so much fun!

Best way to tour! Had a blast utilizing our our own time learning about the history. Will definitely go this route the next time visiting.

It’s a great way to tour the city and learn about the history of San Francisco.

The experience was very fun, bring a jacket because the air is cold

So fun and well planned with the GPS in the car. We had a blast!