Independent Tour/ Guaranteed Departure
What sets San Francisco tour packages apart from other cities in the United States? Well, on an unforgettable drive through the mist-hidden Golden Gate Bridge, when the first winking lights of San Francisco appear, travelers forget their woes.
You will travel independently today to the regional airport to catch your flight to San Francisco. Make your own way to your accommodation after landing at the San Francisco Airport. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Los Angeles .
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Spend the day at your leisure to see San Francisco, a fascinating city renowned for its delectable cuisine, extensive cultural history, and amazing shopping scene. Perhaps one of our optional tours will help you to make the most of your trip!
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ALCATRAZ OFFERS AN OPTIONAL FULL-DAY GUIDED TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO
A small-group full-day tour of San Francisco will take you to the city's finest sights, such as Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. The most comprehensive city tour of San Francisco and Alcatraz Island is offered here.
As you tour the city's finest sights AND embark on the Alcatraz Island Prison Tour, you can ride the bus in comfort, stroll through the alluring streets, and float along the water. You will encounter much more than just a typical "hop on, hop off" tour! Don't stress about finding last-minute Alcatraz tickets. A fantastic San Francisco sightseeing trip will be provided by your local expert guide. Your city tour will begin on San Francisco's waterfront and travel through the Marina District following a convenient morning pickup from the city's hotels. You will have the opportunity to pause and take pictures of the exquisite Palace of Fine Arts ancient structure and surroundings. After that, proceed to the main event by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge! You'll visit Land's End on this San Francisco City Highlights Tour, where you can take a break and admire the Sutro Baths and the Pacific Ocean while stretching your legs. Later, as you discover the stunning views of the entire city from the top of Twin Peaks, you will be astounded by the grandeur of Golden Gate Park. Your guide will discuss the historical and cultural significance of well-known districts including Haight-Ashbury, Castro, Nob Hill, and Chinatown during the final part of this tour. Finally, they will mention Lombard Street, the Coit Tower, Washington Square, and numerous more well-known locations in North Beach. After the San Francisco tour is over, you will have an hour to choose a restaurant in North Beach or Fisherman's Wharf. Once you've gotten your fill, head to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island for the prison tour. Make sure you have your camera ready since the 15-minute journey will provide breathtaking views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, San Francisco Bay, and Angel Island. Pick up the Cellhouse Audio Tour gear that is included with your purchase of this San Francisco and Alcatraz tour package when you get to Alcatraz Island. Listen to the voices of the guards and inmates as they speak in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Dutch, or Mandarin about their experiences in Alcatraz. Take one of the ferries that are headed back to Pier 33 once you have completed exploring Alcatraz Island to your heart's delight. Before returning to your hotel, you can stop at one of the many eateries at Fisherman's Wharf if you've worked up an appetite or a thirst.
OPTIONAL: THE SAN FRANCISCO 1 Day HOP-ON-HOP-OFF Pass (UNLIMITED USE)
With Hop on Hop off Bus Tours, explore San Francisco's top attractions. With stops ideally placed at famous landmarks and attractions, this open-top sightseeing trip will provide you with a terrific introduction to all the city's must-see highlights.
You may take advantage of the freedom and flexibility of being able to stay on for a few pictures, coupled with hours of walking around the streets and visiting famous landmarks, thanks to your flexible ticket, which will allow you to hop on and off the bus as frequently as you'd like.
Spend the day at your leisure to see San Francisco, a fascinating city renowned for its delectable cuisine, extensive cultural history, and amazing shopping scene. Maybe you'll decide to add one of our optional tours to your trip to make it more memorable.
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A WINE COUNTRY TOUR OF NAPA AND SONOMA IS OPTIONAL.
With this full-day tour departing from San Francisco, visit the heart of California's renowned wine region. At several vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, including well-known and family-run estates, sample regional types. Allow your guide to do the driving so you can unwind and enjoy the wine country of California.
Settling into a luxury bus with onboard amenities including a toilet, reclining seats, and Wi-Fi after departing the metropolis of San Francisco in the morning. As you cross the Golden Gate Bridge and travel through the lush, verdant hills and pastures of Sonoma Valley, listen to your guide's stories of the Spanish missionaries and Gold Rush fortune seekers. The Roche Winery will be your first destination. Take a picturesque walking trip through the Tipperary vineyards of the Roche family after sampling various types at the tasting area. Your guide will take you on a tour of the winery while serving you a taste of their most recent vintage wine directly from the casks. Continue your journey to the renowned Napa Valley for a tour and tasting at the Madonna Estate. This family-run vineyard is located in the renowned Carneros winemaking region and makes organic wines. Indulge your appetite by stopping for lunch (on your own dime) at Sonoma Square Plaza, one of California's biggest plazas, and choosing from a variety of attractive eateries. The BR Cohn Winery has been producing small lot, vineyard-designated wines under the sun in the Valley of the Moon since 1984. The winery will provide a warm, welcoming setting for learning about new wines, nestled between Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain Range in picturesque Glen Ellen. Enjoy the late-afternoon sun and your wine-induced tan as you ride back to San Francisco on the bus. Before being dropped off at Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square, enjoy a quick photo stop at the Golden Gate Bridge. Please be aware that the order in which you visit wineries and which ones you visit may vary depending on the day of your tour, availability, and other deciding factors.
OPTIONAL: FULL-DAY TOUR FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Join us on an incredible tour into the heart of Yosemite Valley to experience the splendor and magnificence of this iconic national park.
With this day trip from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, you may experience some of the most stunning landscapes that California has to offer. Eat a relaxing break in the Central Valley while traveling in comfort on a coach bus, where you can have the chance to enjoy a picturesque picnic lunch in a park! From the Yosemite Valley's most well-known viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of the entire valley, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome take a picturesque drive across the national park. Get up close to El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls as you descend to Yosemite Valley. to the base of the Lower Falls and take in the breathtaking vistas of North America's biggest waterfall, Yosemite Falls. The Yosemite Valley has several options for eating, hiking, renting bikes, visiting museums, and making use of the free shuttle service, which will take you to other sections of the park. You will have plenty of chances to view everything Yosemite National Park has to offer on this one-day tour.
OPTIONAL: HALF-DAY TOUR OF SAUSALITO AND THE MUIR WOODS
7:15 AM / 1:30 PM departure time
Hilton San Francisco Union Square is the starting point.
This half-day tour from San Francisco includes a stroll through an old coastal redwood forest and a visit to Sausalito, a creative community on the water. Any visitor to the San Francisco Bay Area must see the Muir Woods National Monument. One of the last remaining coastal redwood forests in the world can be found in the designated nature reserve, which is only a short distance across the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose between an early or late departure. To get a great perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, stop at a vista point. Then, go through the Marin Headlands' undulating emerald hills until you reach Muir Woods. Take a stroll through the extensive roads that wind through the forest, which are lined with enormous redwood trees, some of which reach heights of 250 feet (76 meters) and are approximately 800 years old. After visiting Muir Woods, take a quick drive to Sausalito to explore the artsy bayside settlement. As you stroll along the waterfront, stop at one of the numerous art galleries, and grab a hot cup of cappuccino or a cool dish of ice cream at a nearby cafe, you can capture some beautiful pictures of the San Francisco skyline (at your own expense). Your tour will conclude with a drop-off at one of the two departure locations, or you can choose to travel back to San Francisco (Pier 41) by boat from Sausalito.
You will travel independently today to the airport in San Francisco to catch your trip home.