San Francisco

San Francisco & the Bay Area
Explore San Francisco’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf, ride one of the famous cable cars, ferry over to “The Rock” and walk through what was once the infamous Alcatraz prison. If you want to spend more time in the Bay Area, add an extension to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
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Day 1 Hello San Francisco
Meet your tour director
Cable car ride
Details: Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf is San Francisco’s #1 visitor destination for a reason. Several reasons, actually. Aquatic Park. The Maritime Museum. The famed cable cars. And, of course, Alcatraz. And that’s just for starters. There’s also specialty shopping, world-class dining, and all forms of entertainment—including the area’s most noted performers, the sea lions of Pier 39, whose barks can be heard from blocks away.
Day 2 San Francisco landmarks
San Francisco guided sightseeing tour
Lombard StreetHaight-AshburyGhirardelli SquareUnion SquareNob HillCoit TowerTelegraph Hill
Fortune Cookie Factory visit
City Lights Bookstore
Dinner in Chinatown
Details: Alcatraz visit
The island of Alcatraz has a rich and storied history, and you'll hear about it all on this tour of one of America's most famous (and infamous) islands. Before becoming the prison of popular lore, Alcatraz previously served as a lighthouse and a military base. But you don't want to hear about want to hear about the prison! Check out the previous cells of such notorious prisoners as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the "Birdman of Alcatraz"), and James "Whitey" Bulger. Decide for yourself whether Clarence Anglin, John Anglin, and Frank Morris really drowned in their intricate escape attempt made famous in the film Escape From Alcatraz.
Details: San Francisco guided sightseeing tour
Welcome to the city of the Golden Gate Bridge, steep windy roads and the formidable Alcatraz! Follow your guide down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, through Haight-Ashbury, the district known as the center of the Hippie movement in the 60’s, and up onto Nob Hill, known for its affluent residents and spectacular views of the bay. Wander around the specialty shops and restaurants in Union and Ghirardelli Squares and go up Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill for fantastic views of all of San Francisco. Then head to Fisherman Wharf’s Pier 39, with its fashionable shops, high-end restaurants and street performers. Hear the Sea Lions before you even see them as they sunbathe on the boat docks of the pier. And explore the Golden Gate National Park for an up-close view of the famous bridge and to learn about the history and appreciate the beauty of this Bay City.
Day 3 Goodbye San Francisco
Walk across Golden Gate Bridge
Travel home

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  • Day 3 Start extension to Monterey
    Travel to Monterey
    Monterey tour director-led sightseeing
    Details: Monterey Bay Aquarium visit
    Containing more than 35,000 plants and animals representing 623 species, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the largest and most spectacular aquariums in the world. See jellyfish, sea otters, stingrays, crabs and many other forms of marine life. And don't miss the aquarium's main exhibit. The Ocean's Edge is a 33 foot tall tank that is home to many native California coastal marine life. See the swaying forest of Giant Kelp, and count the number of different kinds of fish you see swimming through it.
    Day 4 Goodbye San Francisco
    Travel to San Francisco
    Santa Cruz Wharf visit
    Walk across Golden Gate Bridge
    Travel home
    Map of the San Francisco tour
    Tour Includes:
    • Round-trip transportation
    • 2 overnight stays (3 with extension) in hotels with private bathrooms
    • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
    • Dinner daily (except departure day)
    • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
    • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
    • Visit to select attractions as per itinerary
    • Overnight security chaperone
    • Tour Diary™
    • Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.

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