San Francisco

Make the Most of SF in One Day: Small Group Walking Tour w Cable Car Option

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From $89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get to know San Francisco a little better on this full day tour of the city. This tour is well-suited to travelers who want to get the lay of the land before digging deeper: with your guide by your side, spinning stories and letting you know all about the history of the city, tour neighborhoods, stop at famous landmarks and enjoy pristine photo opportunities of highlights like Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the sea lion hangout at Pier 39.
  • Travel like a local: walk, bus and cable car around San Fran, all fees covered
  • Ask your guide about getting around without being ignored on this small group tour
  • Start your journey from an easy-to-find, very accessible North Beach departure point
  • Get back at a reasonable hour, then spend the evening exploring on your own

What's Included

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Muni Fare (streetcar or subway)
  • Food or Drinks
  • Guide Gratuities (Appreciated)
  • Cable Car Ticket

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2765 Hyde St
    2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    Corner of Beach and Hyde Street across street from Buena Vista Cafe (2765 Hyde St)

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Union Square
    Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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33 reviews
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First class service
Ken_T, Nov 2022
Unfortunately a cancelled flight into San Francisco meant we were unable to go on the walk but the tour operator was very understanding and helpful.
Great tour
William_M, Nov 2022
Dara our guide was very knowledgeable a great tour to go on I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting San Francisco for the first time
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Brenda_P, Sep 2022
My husband and I attempted to participate in this tour. But this was false advertisement. At the beginning of the tour, the tour guide informed us this was strictly a 5.5 half hour walking tour, there were no cable cars included. We’d be ending the tour @ the cable car turnaround. Walking tour w/cable car to me means you’d be simultaneously be riding the cable car and walking. The tour guide Eric was very informative during the first hour of the tour we did experience. But we were not physically up to walking for 5:50 hours. We expected to be riding on the cable cars though out the tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
I'm sorry you felt the need to leave a negative review, even after providing you with a refund and taking the first 2 hours of our tour with Eric. This is definitely a walking tour with a few segments on the streetcar and/or subway and finishing with a cable car ride. There is no way for this tour to be done with a cable car simultaneously as I'm sure you discovered while in the city. None the less, I appreciate your feedback and will try to make the description clearer so that people booking in the future will be expecting to walk the majority of the time.
Awesome walking tour
Addis_R, Sep 2021
Absolutely loved this tour. Our guide Eric was energetic and organized the tour well. Love walking through the different neighborhoods and getting to know so many facts about San Francisco history.
Comprehensive city overview
Janet_A, Aug 2021
We got to see so many SF highlights while traversing the city. Only wish we could have walked Lomard Street. Great informative guide.
Awesome tour
Roxanne_B, Jul 2021
Chet was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable and helped us understand the city and its history. He was fun and the info was relevant
Excellent tour
sxtt38a, Jul 2019
Enjoying all the walking and information given to us.. Dara was careing and observed what we needed. Shewas very receptive to our thoughts and ideas. She is a professional tour guide.
Must do!
Reggina_S, Nov 2021
Excelente tour!!! Chet es un magnífico guía, sabe muchísimo de historia y de lugares escondidos que no alcanzas a ver en bus, además que su sentido del humor hace muy amena la caminata!