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Are you visiting San Fran for a few days – or have you lived here your whole life? Either way, a San Francisco sightseeing bus is often the quickest and easiest way to experience Bay City’s top landmarks and monuments quickly and cheaply. Sightseeing in the City of Angels doesn’t have to be a traditional bus ride, though. Our other deals include walking, VW camper vans and even vampire tours. Find a discount today.

San Francisco Tours Reviews

The customer service rep Stephanie was super sweet. Each guide was informative, engaging and entertaining. The drivers navigated the traffic safely and with ease.

San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing Tours

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Great route, buses were clean, tour guide (Dona) was hilarious and witty, and the phone app is handy.

Skyline Sightseeing

It was a good ride. We got to stop at almost every viewpoint. Worth the money. Our guide Don was also very good at explaining things very well.

Gray Line of San Francisco


 

Pro Tip: Combine a sightseeing trip around the San Francisco Bay Area while safely experiencing one of the region’s most popular exports – wine. A San Francisco wine tour will take you to the nearby vineyards, where your whole group can enjoy sipping some of the world’s finest bottles.


 


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San Francisco Sightseeing Packages: Frequently Asked Questions

San Francisco sightseeing packages cover everything from landmarks and museums to haunted houses and helicopter rides. There's something for everyone – whether you're here on vacation or looking to uncover something new as a local – and you can find out more in these FAQs. Learn more about reserving your sightseeing tour deal in the Groupon Manual.

What should I not miss out on in San Francisco?

Walking over the Golden Gate Bridge, riding a cable car, and visiting Alcatraz are three of the big things to do in San Francisco – so much so that it's almost a crime to visit the city without doing them.

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There are plenty more unmissable San Francisco sightseeing activities:

  • See the seals down at Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Visit San Francisco Zoo – home to more than 2,000 animals.
  • Go to a show at famous venues like the Fillmore and the Masonic.
  • Dine out in Chinatown – the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.
  • Watch the sunset or sunrise at the top of Twin Peaks.

What's the best way to tour San Francisco?

San Francisco covers a big area on the West Coast, running down to San Jose and connecting with Oakland and Berkley in the east. The best way to tour SF depends on what you want to see.

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A sightseeing bus is a great way to take in the city's top sights in one go, but you can also take:

What's the cheapest time to go to San Francisco?

The months of April and September are generally the cheapest times to go sightseeing in San Francisco. These are just before and after the high summer season of June to August.

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If you want an affordable trip, there are plenty of free activities whatever time of year you're in town. The Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and the Maritime National Historical Park are all free to visit. Plus, you can save even more during your stay with our deals for discount tours.

What discount San Francisco tours do Groupon offer?

Whatever you want to see, you can find a tour coupon that covers almost every corner of the city for less – from the ground, air, or water.

Some of our affordable sightseeing packages include:

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  • Museums and galleries – Learn about San Fran's creative arts, military, and LGBT history at an array of museums and galleries.
  • Dolphin and whale watching – Head out on the open water to watch humpback, minke whales, and pods of dolphins swimming around.
  • Haunted house tours – Explore San Francisco's spooky side at some of its scariest spots. Not for the faint hearted.

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