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  1. San Francisco: 1-Hour Bay Cruise by Boat | GetYourGuide
  2. San Francisco: 1-Hour Bay Cruise by Boat | GetYourGuide

    Relive the city's 150-year history as you cruise the waterfront. See the San Francisco skyline from a new perspective as you cruise beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

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  3. San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike | GetYourGuide
  4. San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike | GetYourGuide

    The Giant Sequoia Walk and the beautiful views of Yosemite National Park are both included in this trip. On the journey back to San Francisco, you'll witness Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Giant Sequoia trees.

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  5. San Francisco Zoo Admission Ticket | GetYourGuide
  6. San Francisco Zoo Admission Ticket | GetYourGuide

    You'll find more than 2,000 exotic animals on 100 acres of gorgeous and calm gardens located right on the Pacific Coast of California. You'll never run out of things to see and do while you're here.

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  7. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise | GetYourGuide
  8. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Explore San Francisco's beautiful waterfront on a tour of Alcatraz Island, the world's most infamous jail. The 16 languages are supported by a highly lauded audio commentary on the city's history.

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  9. San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket | GetYourGuide
  10. San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket | GetYourGuide

    From the upper deck of a double-decker tour bus, you can take in the sights of San Francisco at your leisure. A Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket will allow you to visit the Transamerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge, among other notable sights.

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  11. San Francisco: Alcatraz Tour w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket | GetYourGuide
  12. San Francisco: Alcatraz Tour w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket | GetYourGuide

    With this Alcatraz Island and San Francisco hop-on, hop-off ticket, you'll save money and see more of the city. Explore the city over two days and take a one-hour nighttime tour.

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  13. From San Francisco: Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip | GetYourGuide
  14. From San Francisco: Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Trip | GetYourGuide

    Whether you're looking for towering redwoods or the sound of lapping waves, a brief trip up the northern San Francisco Bay is a great way to see it all.

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  15. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip | GetYourGuide
  16. From San Francisco: Napa & Sonoma Valley Full-Day Wine Trip | GetYourGuide

    Unwind on a full-day excursion to some of California's most renowned wine areas. This trip from San Francisco includes wine tastings and estate visits at three well-known wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

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  17. San Francisco: Exploratorium Daytime Admission | GetYourGuide
  18. San Francisco: Exploratorium Daytime Admission | GetYourGuide

    Full-day entry to the Exploratorium in San Francisco lets you interact with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and learn about the fascinating world they inhabit.

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  19. Aquarium of the Bay: General Admission Tickets | GetYourGuide
  20. Aquarium of the Bay: General Admission Tickets | GetYourGuide

    Indulge in the wonder and beauty of the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco, and receive entry to the three major exhibit halls showing the abundant marine life that lives beneath the surface of San Francisco Bay and its neighboring waterways.

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  21. GoCar Tour: Golden Gate Bridge & Lombard Loop | GetYourGuide
  22. GoCar Tour: Golden Gate Bridge & Lombard Loop | GetYourGuide

    Explore San Francisco in style with a GPS-guided GoCar tour. You'll hear stories and information about the city while the GoCar chauffeurs you past iconic landmarks, including Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Preserve at Presidio.

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  23. San Francisco: Go City All-Inclusive Pass 25+ Attractions | GetYourGuide
  24. San Francisco: Go City All-Inclusive Pass 25+ Attractions | GetYourGuide

    Get your San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass delivered right to your door for maximum savings and adaptability. For this price, there are 28 major sights and excursions included, including the Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus San Francisco Tour.

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  25. Entry Tickets: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | GetYourGuide
  26. Entry Tickets: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | GetYourGuide

    SFMOMA has quadrupled its gallery space since its 2016 reopening, making it possible to show even more of the museum's world-class collection. San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is one of the city's most memorable attractions.

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  27. San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour (15-20 minute tour) | GetYourGuide
  28. San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour (15-20 minute tour) | GetYourGuide

    Helicopter tours in San Francisco are an exciting way to see the city from the air. In a 15 to 20-minute trip, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, the city skyline, and more can all be seen from the air.

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  29. San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket | GetYourGuide
  30. San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket | GetYourGuide

    As far as I know, it's the only one of its kind in the globe. At the same moment, you may see African penguins, go through space, and explore a coral reef!

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  31. From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  32. From San Francisco: Monterey and Carmel Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    A day excursion from San Francisco takes you through California's stunning coastline. Visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row on the Monterey Peninsula via Highway 1. Before returning to San Francisco, make a stop at Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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  33. San Francisco Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  34. San Francisco Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    A 3-hour walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown lets you sample the cuisine of the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. See how fortune cookies are made by hand from scratch. Learn about centuries-old culinary methods as you meander through the city's cobbled streets.

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  35. Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour | GetYourGuide
  36. Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour | GetYourGuide

    Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and feel the exhilaration! Take a guided cycling trip from San Francisco to Sausalito on a Comfort Hybrid. Several famous San Francisco locations are included in this 3-hour tour!

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  37. San Francisco: Panoramic Night Tour | GetYourGuide
  38. San Francisco: Panoramic Night Tour | GetYourGuide

    It's the perfect way to see San Francisco at night. Take in the views from the comfort of an open-top bus while listening to a knowledgeable tour guide's comments. See the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, Union Square, and many more sights while in San Francisco!

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  39. San Francisco: Alcatraz at Night & Fisherman's Wharf Tour | GetYourGuide
  40. San Francisco: Alcatraz at Night & Fisherman's Wharf Tour | GetYourGuide

    Take a nighttime tour of Alcatraz Island when most visitors have gone home. Visit the historic Fisherman's Wharf and the world-famous Boudin Bakery for some of San Francisco's best sourdough bread.

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  41. Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito) 2022 - San Francisco
  42. Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito) 2022 - San Francisco

    This half-day trip from San Francisco visits a historic coastal redwood forest and beautiful Sausalito. See some of the world's oldest and tallest trees at Muir Woods, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the stunning views of the San Francisco skyline from Sausalito's waterfront, then explore one of the numerous art galleries. You can be dropped off at one of two departure points or take a boat from Sausalito to San Francisco (Pier 41).

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  43. Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco 2022
  44. Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco 2022

    On this full-day tour departing from San Francisco, you'll see some of California's most renowned wine regions. Wineries in Napa and Sonoma provide a wide range of varietals, from famous brands to smaller, family-run businesses. Learn how wine is created and how food is prepared in the Sonoma Valley area while having a gourmet lunch at Sonoma Square Plaza.

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  45. San Francisco Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Premium Option 2022
  46. San Francisco Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Premium Option 2022

    A double-decker sightseeing bus is the best way to explore San Francisco's most famous monuments. Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Union Square are all part of this 49-square-mile journey. Before getting back on the bus, take your time, stop at any of the 16 stations, and explore at your own pace. An additional 24 hours of hop-on, hop-off, and hop-off time can be added to a Premium or Deluxe pass by purchasing a night tour.

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  47. Muir Woods and Wine Country, Lunch Option from San Francisco 2022
  48. Muir Woods and Wine Country, Lunch Option from San Francisco 2022

    Visiting the Northern California wine area and Muir Woods is a terrific wine country tour from San Francisco. This Super Saver lets you tour Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties for one low fee. You'll start by walking through Muir Woods National Monument with an expert guide. Then you'll visit three wineries. You'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy lunch time in Sonoma Plaza if you didn't upgrade.

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  49. San Francisco to Yosemite National Park Day Trip with Entry 2022
  50. San Francisco to Yosemite National Park Day Trip with Entry 2022

    Visit Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada for a day excursion from San Francisco. Once you arrive at Yosemite National Park, you'll be awed by the park's many natural wonders, including Half Dome and El Capitan's towering granite rock faces. Make your way through a forest of ancient sequoias and enjoy several hours of free exploration.

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  51. Alcatraz Island Visit and San Fracisco Bay Cruise 2022 - San Francisco
  52. Alcatraz Island Visit and San Fracisco Bay Cruise 2022 - San Francisco

    For your convenience, we've bundled these two must-see San Francisco attractions into one easy package. This is a great method to move about San Francisco faster without having to wait in huge ticket lines. Taking a boat to Alcatraz Island will allow you to see the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and listen to an audio tour. The tour also includes a stop at Pier 39 to see the sea lions and the waterfront, as well as views of the city skyline. The event is free for children under the age of four.

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  53. GoCar San Francisco Tour
  54. GoCar San Francisco Tour

    San Francisco's streets are yours to explore at your own pace as a GoCar drives you around. Narrative cars, which Time Magazine called "one of the year's best ideas," let you explore the city at your own leisure. Take this adorable small car to the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown, and Lombard Street to learn about the city's history and culture. You may choose between two convenient drop-off locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.

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  55. Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise
  56. Straight to the Gate Access: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

    While cruising through San Francisco Bay, take in one of the state's most iconic sights. From the deck of this narrated tour of San Francisco Bay, which sails beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, may be seen from the deck of this For those who want a more secluded view, they can choose to relax in their cabin or on the deck.

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  57. Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
  58. Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

    From San Francisco, take a full-day tour on one of California's most scenic highways. Some of Pebble Beach's homes may be seen on 17-Mile Drive as you drive down Highway 1. Free time to see Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey. Drive back to San Francisco from Carmel by the Sea or Silicon Valley.

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What are guided tours?

Guided tours are all-inclusive group travel experiences often guided by a local travel guide and follow a set agenda for a particular tourist attraction or local activity. Several sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets for major tourist destinations, group day/night trips, food and wine tastings, and even airport transfers are available.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

Explore and experience your destination like a local.

Find the hidden treasures! Tours to locations and activities you never knew existed are waiting for you.

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Scammers are out there, so beware! Tourists might be taken advantage of by local brokers who charge exorbitant charges. Plan ahead for your guided excursions!

I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

Whatever your budget is, there is probably a guided tour out there for you with the large selection of guided tours available.

Save time, Get the most out of your trip.

Finding local tours in your destination is a waste of your precious vacation time.

If you have a pre-planned trip itinerary, you know precisely what you’ll be experiencing on each day of your holiday.

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No risk to you. Free cancellation

Many of the guided tours allow you to change your mind and cancel your booking up to 24 hours before the date of the activity. There is no charge if you do this. As soon as your travel plans change at the last minute, this will be very useful for you.

Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation

It’s wonderful to meet people from all around the world on your guided excursions!

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending on the city you are taking a trip to, there are almost any guide tours and activities for everybody. There are outdoor guided tours, water activities, Nature tracks, Music celebrations, Local food tours, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems expedition, beer or white wine drinking and tasting tours, exclusive television & Movies trips, romantic couple tours, children’ activities, tours to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition tours, visit famous landmarks, Museum guided trips and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to check out to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & viewing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and auditorium, visit ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for leasing, helicopter trips, ferry tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, luxury yacht services and sailboat leasing.