10 Best GetYourGuide Tours In San Francisco, California - Updated 2024

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San Francisco, in northern California, is famous for its year-round mist, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. In the bay sits notorious former prison, Alcatraz Island. San Francisco is a city, high on a hill, with picture-perfect views of the Pacific and some of America’s most excellent wines and the best eating houses. The Golden Gate Bridge has the best views of the city. Coit Tower offers visitors with 360-degree views of the town from an open-air platform, 210 ft (64 meters) above the city. A visit to Golden Gate Park offers even more picturesque views, pirate-related. For an interesting take on the link between art and religion, stop off at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, or stroll along Haight Street with its swingin’ 60s vibe to get an idea of how the social revolution of the century began. Read more to find out about the best GetYourGuide tours in San Francisco.

1. Chinatown walking food tour (from USD 89.0)

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This San Francisco food tour walks you into the core of a San Francisco neighborhood. For example, in North Beach\Little Italy tour, the local guides will show you some local coffee shops and native chocolatiers, as well as families who have been making pastries and salami. Some of the bakeries and pizza owners are over 100 years. In Chinatown, Chinese culture comes alive in the real neighborhoods of Chinatown. The fresh dim sum and Chinese cuisine will delight everyone who takes this tour.

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San Francisco: Chinatown Walking Food Tour

Duration: 3.0 hour

45 reviews

2. Muir Woods tour of California Coastal Redwoods (from USD 96.0)

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The Muir Woods National Monument is famous in San Francisco Bay Area. The remaining coastal redwood forests reserve allows visitors to explore is and also enjoy other activities such as hiking or picnic. The Muir Woodsgreenery forms part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes nearby outdoor attractions including Stinson Beach—the park’s only lifeguarded beach—and Fort Baker, offering great views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin County.

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From San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument Guided Tour

Duration: 4.5 hour

325 reviews

3. GoCar Tour: Golden Gate Bridge & Lombard Loop (from USD 171.83)

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Drive around in a pretty, yellow, GoCar as it takes you on your GPS-guided tour. It is easy and fun to drive a GoCar since it is GPS-guided. The car tells you the location of your whereabouts. Let GoCar direct you to many of San Francisco’s famous parks and snap some interesting photos along the way as you walk along the span of the bridge after parking the Gocar. On the way back, enjoy the boutique shopping districts of Chestnut and Union Street.

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San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard GoCar Tour

Duration: 2.0 hour

321 reviews

4. San Francisco hop-On hop-off bus tour (from USD 63.0)

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See the beauty of San Francisco at your own time from the top deck of a double-decker, hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose from a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket and marvel at monuments such as the Transamerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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5. San Francisco: panoramic night tour (from USD 49.0)

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This panoramic night tour of San Francisco starts from Fisherman’s Wharf and along Union Street to the Presidio where you’ll enjoy refreshing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. An open-top bus will bring everyone to the peak of California Street during this two-hour tour, to see the history of Grace Cathedral in Nob Hill. Next, the bus heads downtown to look at the city skyline, the imposing Bay Bridge, and the hidden side of AT&T Park. The coach will cross the Bay Bridge for a breathtaking view of the city from Treasure Island. Once the coach returns to the city, it continues to show the Embarcadero and the lights of the Port of San Francisco.

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San Francisco: Panoramic Sunset Tour by Open-Top Bus

Duration: 1.0 hour

78 reviews

6. San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay tickets (from USD 31.75)

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Walk through the glass tunnel of San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay and feel as if you are amongst the 20,000 sea creatures in the ocean. Watch sharks swirling across above you, especially the seven gills, at the aquarium. They are an ancient shark that has seven-gill slits while most other shark species have five. Also get to see the octopus flashing their rounded bodies, bulging eyes, and eight long limbs. Guests can walk through the 300 ft (91 meters) of clear glass tunnel, and slowly enjoy spotting the different types of marine fishes at different angles.

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San Francisco: Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket

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7. LGBTQ Castro Tour: two-hour San Francisco walking tour (from USD 35.0)

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The highlight of a walk is to visit the LGBTQ Historical Society Museum, during the two-hour walk. It showcases the history and struggle of lesbian, bisexual and transgender culture in the United States. The guide will show the creation of the rainbow flag, and how the Castro became known as the “Gay Mecca” of the world. There are statuses of well-known GLBT who made significant contributions worldwide. Next, you can visit Pink Triangle Memorial Park which is dedicated to the injustices done to gays during WWII. There are a lot of colorful murals, bars, and restaurants in this neighborhood.

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San Francisco: Castro LGBTQ Walking Tour

Duration: 2.0 hour

69 reviews

8. San Francisco: 7D Experience DarkRide (from USD 13.0)

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The guests can select a ride which they are going to join the other players. There are eight-minute breaks between every new game. There will be a video briefing safety precaution, and they will be directed to the new theatre and where they can take their seat. The 20-seat theatre has a movie-screen equipped with the latest 3D technology which serves the riders with the excitement and challenges of battling zombies or robot bandits.

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San Francisco: 7D Ride Experience

Duration: 15.0 minute

24 reviews

9. Fully guided Segway and electric scooter tour (from USD 85.0)

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Fully guided Segway and electric scooter tours that show the entire Golden Gate Park. Choose from 1.5, 2.5 or 3-hour tour adventures. They are exclusive and only permitted Segway operator in the Park. Tours cover from Ocean Beach to Conservatory of flowers. Private tours, team building and group tours are available.

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San Francisco: Segway Tour of Golden Gate Park

Duration: 3 hour

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10. San Francisco vista helicopter tour (from USD 235.0)

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You will able to capture the whole of San Francisco during the helicopter tour, which lasts 15 to 20 mins. You can look at the top perspective of Alcatraz Island and prison, the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf from hundreds of feet above the ground. The best part of the helicopter tour is when it makes the turn around which is a great thrill to passengers. The helicopter takes you to places within minutes, which need several days for the locations visit. Of course, you are in the safe hands of experienced pilots who also guide the passenger who is sitting as co-pilot.

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San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour (15-20 minute tour)

Duration: 2.5 hour

65 reviews

A thrilling San Francisco adventure

With the tours above, you’ll get to see as much of San Francisco, oftentimes aboard a bus, scooter or Segway. If you’re spoiled for choice on which site to visit when you’re in town, sign up to one of the GetYourGuide tours on the list above and look forward to a thrilling San Francisco adventure.

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