Tours in San Francisco

THE 10 BEST San Francisco Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing Tours in San Francisco

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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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National Parks
6+ hours
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City Tours
4 hours
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$79.90
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Full-day Tours
1 hour
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$38.00
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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$99.00
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City Tours
3 hours
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$73.60
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Sunset Cruises
2 hours
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Segway Tours
2–3 hours
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Adventure Tours
2–3 hours
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Full-day Tours
1–2 hours
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City Tours
1–2 hours
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$43.00
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Bus Tours
3 hours
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  • Elainajune
    Joplin, MO2 contributions
    Cyrus was amazing to our whole family! He made it fun and told us about some amazing history of this incredible city along the way! We were traveling with a teen and an 8 year old. They were both enthralled with all he had to say and he added some humor that got both the kids laughing. If you are wanting to take a tour, please support this business and these amazing tour guides!!!!
    Written March 24, 2023
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  • Jude
    Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
    This cruise was AMAZING! It did start off very cold since you gotta wait to be loaded on the boat, but that’s to be expected. But once you’re on the boat, it’s super fun! The city lights are BEAUTIFUL, and the ocean glows an awesome color! You get amazing views of the San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. There’s drinks you can purchase to enjoy during your cruise, and cool little snacks. It’s enjoyable for whoever you want to bring! The whole experience is about a little over an hour so make sure you really take it in! Especially if you’re visiting like I was. I definitely recommend!!
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • John R
    Dublin, Ireland621 contributions
    This is really a quick way to see a city in two hours you could not cover it on yr own and on this occasion the commentary worked really well it was just a pity the weather was not better but that was no one’s fault
    Written March 20, 2023
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  • E S
    3 contributions
    Our original booking was on a day that a bomb cyclone hit SFO resulting in damage around the city and Muir Woods. Dylan tours was great communicating and offering up either a refund or rebooking of the tour. We chose to rebook and our tour guide Captain Roger was wonderful. The only snafu was that we had booked Alcatrez and we either didn't hear or weren't told we had to rebook our tickets and request a refund for that portion. Thank goodness there were tickets still available as I had to book them from the tour bus. The tour we were on started out at the wharf and Captain Roger took us on tour of various sights in SFO, including the Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. We then proceeded on to the Muir Woods, which were incredible and we had approximately 45 minutes to walk around. We then went to Sausalito and ended up eating a fast lunch at a deli and headed back to SFO going to "billionaires row" before going to the Embaracadero for our tour to Alcatrez. Captain Roger was wonderul, fun and had an amazing play list too. Overall everything was handled wonderfully and I highly recommend.
    Written March 24, 2023
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  • Leslee D
    Chino Hills, CA3 contributions
    What a great tour with Brian and Local Tastes of the City. The highlight was tea tasting at Vital Tea and watching the local Lion Dancers practice. Truly a great way to see and learn about SF's China Town and North Beach (with a fantastic cheese burger sample on the way to North Beach).

    We purchased this tour for our son for Christmas and flew up to enjoy it with him. The company was really accommodating in pulling up the gift certificate and helping us find a tour that fit our schedule. We will definitely go back!

    And, thanks again to Brian the Tour Guide -- you will not go hungry on this tour!
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • Shana
    2 contributions
    It was a wonderful tour. The crew was lovely and although it was rainy , they do offer for you to change your booking for a different tour or a different day which is most appreciated for those that have a problem with being in the rain. It was a quick hour that packed plenty of knowledge around San Francisco and its Landmarks. Thank you for an amazing part of my trip!
    Written March 12, 2023
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  • Billy_WizzKent
    North West England, UK134 contributions
    Great way to see places the tour buses do not get to. Very scary at first and driving on some busy roads, but the GPS works really well and many people took photos of us as they thought we were a novelty. Loved driving down Lombard Street.
    Be aware these do not reverse so you have to get out and push/ pull.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Deidre E
    2 contributions
    I apologize, I meant to write this right when we returned from San Francisco at the end of September, but you get back to regular life and forget. Brian is super knowledgeable about all aspects of San Francisco, from the best places to eat, shop, best photo opportunities, etc. We were so pleased with our decision to use him. The wonderful tour experience provided us with so many different things to do that we have already scheduled a second trip so San Francisco economy thank Brian as you will be getting more of our money. Brian was able to tell us little stories and facts that you would never get from a traditional big bus tour. If he had a version 2 we would book it on our next trip. He even had little snacks for us from a local restaurant and what was most impressive was that even after the tour ended, I had some questions about places that I had forgotten how to get to the next day and he answered all of my texts even though he was on another tour. A++++ and would definitely recommend
    Written February 1, 2023
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  • Jose J
    1 contribution
    We had a very good time. Our daughters 20 and 17 also enjoyed . Brian our tour guide really made the tour. He knows a lot of history of the area and really enjoyed talking about it. He took us into restaurants that were deceiving from the outside. We had walked around Chinatown previously but saw things in the tour with a new understanding.
    Written March 14, 2023
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  • iam_intrigued
    Minneapolis, MN145 contributions
    This was our first trip to San Francisco. We thought a guided tour to see the sites would help us get our grounding. Caio, our tour guide, was very friendly and helped us all enjoy the experience. For only being in San Francisco for a few years, he really was knowledgeable about the area. Caio even recommended restaurants which we went to and they were good too. The tour included stops for you to take photos of the famous landmarks. We’d recommend this tour. It was the highlight of our trip. Thanks Caio, for making it fun!
    Written March 24, 2023
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  • Kylie S
    Chichester, UK341 contributions
    We got a 2 day pass and it was a great way to see the city especially if time limited. We say on it for 2 hours and did the whole tour in one go - wrap up warm for the bridge though! It did get very busy and i felt sorry for the people they had been waiting at San Francisco bus stop but there wasn’t enough space so the bus left! That’s another 30 minute wait! The audio was really good, learnt lots about the city.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Megan P
    Seattle, WA127 contributions
    Brian, our tour guide, was witty and he made the history fun. He told 2 secrets: how to tell if the cannoli are fresh, and exposing the San Francisco wannabes.

    The food was great (pizza, cannoli, fudge, arancini, espresso…).

    It was a tie for my favorite … the mini cannolis were great and the arancinis were superb. (We went back the next day for some more. )

    We also went to Al’s Attire, a bespoke shoe and clothing business. Al makes shoes and clothing for rock groups, musicals and opera.

    It was really fun, and we were a congenial group. I highly recommend it.
    Written March 23, 2023
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  • Maite G
    1 contribution
    It was one of the most informative and enjoyable tours I have ever taken. James, the tour guide, shared interesting facts and anecdotes that kept us all engaged. He was helpful and attentive to my emails before the tour. Waking-up early was worth it since we could enjoy Muir Woods without crowds. It was also nice to be able to explore Alcatraz in depth without a rush. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written February 21, 2023
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  • MOM282013
    Elkhart, IN12 contributions
    If you stay in the city and plan only for public transportation and maybe a tour, you HAVE GOT TO RENT ONE OF THESE!!! We did 3 hours and could of done longer!! Do NOT skip this! Worth every dime! Go to Twin Peaks and do NOT skip this part! Stop at Golden and Ocean Beach!!! You will see parts of SF you wouldn’t get to see otherwise!! DO IT!!!
    Written February 19, 2023
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  • razberichic
    Eastvale, CA3 contributions
    Christopher was very informative and knowledgeable. Was open to changing tour based on how we felt. Loved exploring the city. If you don’t like walking definitely don’t recommend great way to get your steps in 😊
    Written March 20, 2023
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