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San Francisco City Tour: Bay in a Day
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Product Code: 76-473131
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Convenient service from your hotel
  • • Hidden San Francisco attractions and their stories
  • • Visits to Muir Woods or Alcatraz
  • • Exclusive photo and discovery stops
  • • Expert perspective from “City insiders”
  • • Departures every day
  • • VIP treatment
Tour Code
76-473131
Duration
1 day
Departure City
San Francisco
End City
San Francisco
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical, Nature

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Itinerary

San Francisco Bay in a Day Experience

This comprehensive San Francisco city guided tour explores all the top attractions of the city including your choice of either Alcatraz Island prison or the Coast Redwoods of Muir Woods.

Your “city insider” guide knows where to go so you get the most from your visit to San Francisco. Don't just sit on the dock of the bay—see all of San Francisco’s attractions like The Embarcadero. Fisherman’s Wharf. Pier 39. Coit Tower. Financial District. Palace of Fine Arts. Chinatown. Nob Hill. The Castro and Mission districts. And the not-to-be-missed Golden Gate Bridge. (Make sure you have enough memory for all those selfies!)

To complete this San Francisco city tour, you’ll head out to explore the city’s majestic parks, rugged coastline and diverse neighborhoods. Enjoy historic Presidio. Pause to enjoy cliff-side views of “city by the bay”. Be blown away by the beauty of Golden Gate Park.

What made the Haight-Ashbury, Mission and Castro districts what they are today? Learn the stories. Laugh out loud at the surprising, sometimes crazy, things that have made San Francisco one of the world’s most beloved cities.

Extranomical brings you exclusive experiences and attraction entries you won’t get on other San Francisco city tours. Enjoy a less-well-traveled spot for admiring the Golden Gate Bridge.

Get a good night’s sleep! Including the morning excursion to Alcatraz or Muir Woods, this San Francisco city tour goes from dawn ‘til dusk. Why go home without seeing it all?

Itinerary
Note that traffic in San Francisco can be tricky. But don’t worry: We’ll tweak the itinerary as needed to give you the best possible tour.

Part 1 – Begin at your hotel:

Enjoy an easy pickup at (or nearby) to your hotel. Meet your know-it-all guide. As you settle into your seat, meet the other guests. Ask them where they are from.

Tour SOMA, the financial district, San Francisco’s Waterfront and the Ferry Building. Enjoy a quick stop and get some coffee and breakfast pastries.

Cruise along the Embarcadero to Pier 35 (Alcatraz drop off).

Part 2 - Special morning attraction:

If you have booked your Bay In a Day with Alcatraz, we will drop you off at Pier 33 and you will board a ferry to Alcatraz Island. Your Alcatraz Tour begins with a 45 minute audio presentation "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour," featuring recordings of actual guards and inmates who lived and worked on the Island. Once your Alcatraz Audio Tour is finished, explore Alcatraz Island as long want on your own, but don’t forget that you have to get the ferry back to San Francisco!

Alternatively, you can book your Bay In a Day tour with a visit to Muir Woods. Sit back and relax as we journey to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where the Giant Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods await. Hug a tree! Think deep thoughts! On the way back, we will make a stop in the (usually) sunny, sea-side community of Sausalito. Charming!

Lunch:

For our Muir Woods National Monument visitors, you have the opportunity to grab lunch in Sausalito! It is probably the best choice for lunch. Pick a table by a window! Then head back to San Francisco and start your city tour.

For our Alcatraz Visitors, you will have time to grab some lunch along the waterfront after your Alcatraz tour is completed. Meet up at the Zephyr Hotel by 1:40 so we can re-board the vehicle for our afternoon exploring more San Francisco attractions.

Part 4 - Late afternoon:

Start the afternoon portion of the tour with a trip to the Palace of Fine Arts. After snapping some pics there, we’ll all journey across the grand Golden Gate Bridge.
Enter Golden Gate Park from the Ocean Beach - cool!. Here, you’ll see the Bison Paddock. Enormous Dutch windmills! And Spreckels Lake. Beautiful! Take a 20 minute break here and explore.

Put some flowers in your hair as you arrive in Haight-Ashbury—epicenter for the Summer of Love. See the Grateful Dead House, Jimi Hendrix Red House and Victorian homes that survived the fire of 1906.

Pass through the storied Castro and its rainbow crosswalk and Mission districts. See the Mission Dolores; it was founded in 1776. Then roll by public murals—some old, some still fresh!

Catch views of awesome public buildings: SF City Hall. War Memorial Opera House. The Pioneer Monument. Take more pics!
We take it nice and slow as we pass Nob Hill on our way to Union Square. There’s a lot to see here! Grace Cathedral. The Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels. And the Pacific Union Club.

A close-up look at Chinatown and its amazing street life. Sometimes the traffic is crazy, but we know the best ways through it...

See North Beach, the Italian neighborhood of San Francisco. You will see Little Italy cafes, Washington Square Park, St. Peter & Paul Church, Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower. Jump off the tour here and have dinner if you like!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Muir Woods entrance fee
  • Meals
Special Notes
  • How will we recognize the tour vehicle?
    As we have several different vehicles, we don’t know until the morning of your tour which vehicle will be hosting your tour as well as the name of your Expedition Leader. Please feel free to call us in the morning of your tour if you like. Regardless of which vehicle will come to your location, it should say “Extranomical Tours” on it.
  • Are there restrooms on board the vehicles?
    Our vehicles at this time do not have any restroom facilities. We do, however, make several stops throughout the tours and there will be opportunities for you to use the restroom.
  • What do I have to be aware of when traveling with a child?
    Please note that for your child's safety, we require you to bring a child safety seat or booster seat for all children under 8 years of age or 4' 9" in height, as dictated by California State Law. You will be required to bring your own child seat on all motor vehicle tours. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeit of your seats on the tour without a refund. Please also note that any children 12 years and older must have an adult ticket as they do not qualify for a child-priced ticket.
  • Can I bring a wheelchair on the vehicle?
    We do have wheelchair-capable vehicles available – subject to availability. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance if you are bringing a wheelchair on the tour or at the time of your booking so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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