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San Francisco Experiences

San Francisco is packed full of trendy and colourful locations:

Fisherman’s Wharf, which is one of the most touristy areas in San Francisco offering exceptional seafood, a colony of sea lions and loads of souvenir shops.

San Francisco is one of the most visited cities world-wide due to its endless tourist attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, colourful Victorian houses and more.

Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you have booked your USA holiday with us and are visiting San Francisco.

This popular package includes a full tour of Alcatraz Island with self-guided cell-block audio tour, as well as 2 days of open-top Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Tours, including the Official City Tour and the San Francisco Night Tour.

Alcatraz Island Tour with award-winning audio tour & Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of San Francisco

Great Value - includes 2 days of Open Top Bus Tours in San Francisco.
Entertaining and professional tour guides on the bus
Hop on and hop off at 20 stops throughout San Francisco
Enjoy a full tour of Alcatraz Island, including the award winning cellblock audio tour
Enjoy the city lights and skyline during the San Francisco Night Tour

Hop On Hop Off Official City Tour - 20 stops
This 2.5 hour tour provides the best views of all San Francisco has to offer. Be sure to bring your camera, there will be plenty of photo opportunities to commemorate your visit to the city by the bay. Highlights include:

Fisherman’s Wharf – Located on the northern waterfront, this area is best known for Pier 39 (shopping, restaurants, sea lions and much more), San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, Alcatraz Landing, and many other attractions.
Union Square - Home to of San Francisco's nicest shopping and popular nightlife.
Palace of Fine Arts – Built for the World Fair has been a favorite wedding location for couples throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Also a popular location for many festival celebrations, orchestras and events.
Golden Gate Bridge – A great place to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or visit the Presidio and its former Military establishments
Golden Gate Park – An exciting place to visit a number of museums and attractions such as The Conservatory of Flower, The California Academy of Sciences and The de Young Museum.
Haight/Ashbury – More commonly known as the “Hippie District”, Haight maintains the Summer of Love feel with its numerous shops and murals dedicated to the 1960’s.
City Hall – Great photo opportunities of the San Francisco City Hall structures nearby to the Opera House, Symphony Hall and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Chinatown - The largest outside Asia and a great area to spend a few hours walking around.
North Beach - Primarily Italian neighborhood, with dozens of authentic Italian restaurants and cafes

Alcatraz Tour plus 2-Day Hop on Hop off Bus Pass

  • Alcatraz Night Tour
  • Two Days hop on hop off ticket
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Choice of 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase or USS Pampanito
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Union Square
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Pier 39

Explore the glacially-carved valley while experiencing majestic meadows, roaring waterfalls and towering granite cliffs from the heart of Yosemite’s dynamic wilderness.

Just a few hours’ drive from San Francisco, Yosemite is the ideal break from the distractions of the city. Since John Muir’s first glimpse of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite has captivated and inspired people from all over the world, totaling more than 5 million visitors in a year.

Immerse yourself in our day-long tour with our professional guides. Capture the endless skylines, rock formations, and waterfalls as you enjoy an overview of how Yosemite Park’s unique landscape was formed, who came before, and how the park became the nation’s first ever protected national park.

Wander through the fields, bike the trails or just find a serene overlook to sit and reflect. Discover the resilience and beauty of a place that has captured the hearts of visitors throughout the ages

Yosemite Day Tour Highlights

  • Witness towering El Capitan
  • Marvel at both Yosemite Falls & Bridalveil Fall
  • See iconic Half Dome
  • Look for climbers from El Capitan Meadow
  • Explore Yosemite Village
  • Stop at Tunnel View for postcard worthy pictures

On this half-day tour, you’ll wander through ancient groves of coastal redwoods at the Muir Woods National Monument and take a leisurely walk along the historic flower-lined sidewalks of Sausalito.

If you’ve never seen an old-growth redwood forest, prepare for a full sensory experience. Just a quick 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, Muir Woods contains trees between 800 and 1,200 years old. You’ll take a full hour and a half to roam through this ‘living museum’ where you can walk among the towering trees that used to dominate the west coast from Santa Barbara to Washington.

After exploring Muir Woods you’ll get a quick narrated tour through the beautiful seaside Mediterranean-style town of Sausalito, after which you’ll get a chance to explore the 2.5 mile waterfront (approx 45 minutes total) before returning to the city across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Have a full day to fill? You can also choose to skip the ride back in the mini-shuttle and opt for a picturesque ferry ride back to San Francisco!

Departure: Daily departures at 7:15am & 1:30pm

Duration: Half Day (~ 5 hours)

Includes:

Complimentary pickup/dropoff from Hilton Union Square
Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
Muir Woods entrance fee
Free time to explore Sausalito (45 min + more with ferry option!)
Transportation to/from Muir Woods & Sausalito by minicoach

Take in the expansive views of the Bay Area and learn about the rich history on a narrated Seaplane Tour! You’ll take off from Mill Valley, just across the way from San Francisco, and will soar above the city, over the Golden Gate Bridge and along the scenic West Coast. With four routes to choose from, you’ll find a new appreciation for the land and sea below you at the pace and price of your choosing.
Our most popular tour! Our 30-minute flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. – San Francisco!

*Minimum of two passengers per booking

GOLDEN GATE TOUR
This 30-minute basic flight will take you over the splendor of the greatest city in the U.S. – San Francisco! On this flight, you will take off from the seaplane base in the lovely bayside village of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate Bridge. You will fly along the coast over the Golden Gate National Reserve past Baker Beach and the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse, then left over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge herself! Then on above Crissy Field, Downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park – Home of the Major League Baseball World Champion San Francisco Giants, then on over the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Finally, your flight will be completed with a pass by the historic Angel Island – the Immigrant Gateway to the West and a smooth landing back in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay.

You’ll see:

Sausalito
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate National Reserve
Baker Beach
Pt. Bonita Lighthouse
Crissy Field
Downtown San Francisco
AT&T Park
Alcatraz
Angel Island

Longer flights are available - contact our experts for details.

San Francisco Seaplane Tours Highlights

  • 30 minutes flight
  • Fly over the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Narrated guided tour by professional guide
  • Fly over Alcatraz

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