Tours in San Francisco

Historic Angel Island Tram Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Angel Island Company (Up to 50% Off)

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

$30 $15

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$55 for a Two-Hour 1960s-Themed Tour for Two from Magic Bus Tour ($110 Value)

Magic Bus Tour

Union Square

Magic Bus tour rewinds to 1960s-era San Francisco, passing iconic areas such as Haight-Ashbury as video screens flicker with historic images

$110 $55

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$38 for a Golden Gate Park Segway Tour from Segway Tours Electric Tour Company ($70 Value)

Segway Tours Electric Tour Company

Golden Gate Park Location

A guide leads and narrates a 7-mile tour through the Eastern section of Golden Gate Park past photo-worthy views and historic landmarks

$70 $38

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Membership for 1 or 2, or Private Tour for Up to 10 from San Francisco City Guides (Up to 54% Off)

San Francisco City Guides

Civic Center

70+ monthly tours offered year-round, each focused on the architecture, history, and legends of San Francisco

$75 $35

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There's More to the Mission Than Burritos Tour for 2, 4, 6, or 15 from San Francisco Food Safari (Up to 65% Off)

San Francisco Food Safari

Mission District

Tour takes guests through the Mission District to learn about multicultural cuisine

$40 $18

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Two-Hour Cupcake Tour with Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

San Francisco

Explore the many types of cupcakes by tasting the trendy treat at a variety of bakeries

$50 $25

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$155.99 for a "Love Under the Lights' Yacht Tour of the Bay for Two from Just Dreaming ($200 Value)

Just Dreaming

Potrero

Couples cruise the harbor for up to two hours, marveling at the skyline and the twinkling lights on the Bay Bridge

$200 $155.99

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Street-Art Tour for One or Two from Verlocal (Up to 63% Off)

Verlocal

Clarion Alley

San Francisco artists lead tours of street art starting at Clarion Alley for a walking tour that also passes by local cafés and diners

$35 $15

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San Francisco Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from The Celebrity Planet (Up to 64% Off)

San Francisco Ghost Walk

San Francisco

Spooky tour visits Chinatown, locations from Vertigo, and haunted hotels in search of eerie apparitions

$35 $17

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Walking Tour for Two or Four or Private Walking Tour for Six from Haight is Luv Tour Company (Up to 72% Off)

Haight is Luv Tour Company

Chinatown

Tours focus on the people who made the magic happen, and use 100+ photographs in order to complete the picture of the corner in 1967

$40 $14

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“USS Pampanito” Historic Submarine Tour for Two Adults, Family of Six, or Up to 15 (Up to 71% Off)

USS Pampanito

Fisherman's Wharf

Restored WWII submarine shares its history via audio tours, oral histories, letters, and educational programs for adults and kids

$24 $10

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Downtown Tour or Golden Gate and Sausalito Tour from City Sightseeing (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

City Sightseeing

Fisherman's Wharf

Tour buses whisk guests to SF sights like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Chinatown gate or across the Bridge to galleries and shops in Sausalito

$32.99 $18

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Fisherman's Wharf

A two-hour walking tour covers San Francisco’s most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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$199 for a Chauffeured Night Out on the Town or Wine-Country Tour from SF Limo Zone ($750 Value)

SF Limo Zone

Civic Center

Inside SUVs, chauffeurs guide groups to wine country destinations or out for nights on the town

$750 $199

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Spooky Halloween Tour for One, Two, or Four from San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures (50% Off)

San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures

Fisherman's Wharf

Eerie ride to haunted sites around the Presidio District inside a 1950s fire engine

$75 $37.50

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Private or Semi-Private City Tour from Left Coast Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Left Coast Tours

Noah's Bagels

Tour guides take you anywhere you want to go, from Treasure Island and the Golden Gate Bridge to Chinatown and Nob Hill

$400 $299

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$59 for Scavenger Dash for a Team of 2 from Sierra Adventure Sports on Saturday, September 20 ($127.59 Value)

Sierra Adventure Sports

Red's Java House

Teams of two traverse the streets of San Francisco as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

$127.59 $59

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Stay for Two at Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco, CA

Hotel Whitcomb

San Francisco, CA

This historic Victorian hotel offers plenty of modern amenities, including onsite restaurants and a Starbucks, all in the heart of downtown

$200 $100

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The San Francisco Dungeon Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 40% Off)

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fisherman's Wharf

Actor-led show covers 200-plus years, including haunted Alcatraz & mine-themed mirror maze, in live-action journey through city's murky past

$52 $31

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For Pioneer Limousines, the lap of luxury comes with a seat belt. The transportation outfit whisks away passengers within the comfortable confines of a fleet of vehicles, that includes a Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Lincoln Town Car L-Series, and a stretch limo that can seat up to nine passengers. Piloting the regal rides and participating in an Earth-sized game of connect the dots, chauffeurs get customers from point A to point B via transport services that cater to airport travelers, wedding parties, and group outings.

2261 Market St.
San Francisco,
California
US

Bay Quackers gives its customers a multifaceted tour experience from the dually equipped confines of a DUKW (or Duck), a refurbished World War II–era military craft capable of navigating land and sea. Half tour bus, half tank, and half marlin, each vintage vehicle is equipped with six-wheel drive and tires that inflate and deflate to match the terrain. Quack suggestively at passersby as you wheel through neighborhoods such as North Beach, Chinatown, and Union Square, then gape in slack-jawed astonishment as your driver plunges directly into the sea without incurring a fine or consulting an insurance agent. The seafaring leg of the journey includes aquatic highlights such as McCovey Cove and San Francisco Bay, as well as city and bridge views unattainable from the woefully conventional perspectives of the shore. Each tour lasts approximately 80 minutes.

2627 Taylor Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

On A Crooks Tour of San Francisco, a pair of guides leads guests through the dark and stormy chapters of the city's history, revealing 15 tales of murder, deceit, and lawlessness. Developed by crime historian Paul Drexler and retired deputy police chief Kevin Mullen, this 90-minute walking tour begins inside the Ferry Building Marketplace, before tourists are led outdoors to hear accounts of Barbary Coast, where victims were reportedly drugged, kidnapped, and forced to work at sea. They'll also learn about Confederate piracy in the San Francisco Bay during the Civil War and the mysterious disappearance of one of the city's police chiefs. Then, after one mile of touring, hearts will be thumping and goose flesh will be pimpling without the use of copyrighted Law & Order doink doinks.

1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco,
CA
US

According to Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco, it's not the Golden Gate Bridge that ties the city together. It's the gooey cheese of its family pizzerias, the chocolate truffles of its dessert shops, and all of the region's other cuisines that help define the various neighborhoods—and their walking tours aim to introduce participants to those local flavors. In the Mission District, for instance, Sidewalk Food Tours' knowledgeable guides lead groups through tastings of tacos, falafel, and French-style bakery treats. In North Beach, they show how a large Italian American population resulted in restaurants that have endured more than 100 years. Along each route, the guides also impart facts about the neighborhood's history and culture, and reveal which buildings are built on a foundation of provolone cheese.

3310 Market Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

If you follow Excelsior Urban Hikes' resident guide Christina, it will only take you two hours to see all of San Francisco. That's because it takes two hours to hike to the top of Mount Davidson, which offers stunning views of the city, both bay bridges, and the Pacific Ocean beyond to visitors who reach its summit.

Christina leads hikes down city streets and through nature trails to reveal scenic vistas. Besides Mount Davidson, she often takes groups to McLaren Park, where she points out interesting graffiti and pauses so hikers can take in views of the Outer Mission District. Christina also takes nighttime excursions to the top of Bernal Hill, where hikers can marvel at the sparkling bay lights and a lightening bug with a great stand-up routine.

4100 Mission Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Fisherman's Wharf. Pier 39. The Golden Gate Bridge?these are some of San Francisco's most iconic landmarks and are all places that Explore San Francisco is not going to take you. That's because they're devoted not to showing the postcard version of their city, but to the lesser-known nooks and crannies not often approached by out-of-town visitors. That level of creativity has allowed them to design dozens of nuanced tours, including a cocktail crawl of Union Square and a running tour of Land's End for fitness buffs. Excursions are often led by locals who live in the neighborhood being toured, which gives them a familiarity with the area normally reserved only for those who have read the crossing guards' diaries.

39 Rosemont Place
San Francisco,
CA
US