All Information about San Francisco
Being the amazing city it is, there are plenty of companies that offer all sorts of tours in San Francisco. From city tours, to walking tours or on a cable car, San Francisco has a tour that will take you where you want to go. And, tour companies offer family and group packages that will be great if you’re on a budget.
A must-see tour when visiting this amazing California city is a tour to Alcatraz. People from all over the world come to San Francisco to visit the famous prison on Alcatraz Island. Departing from San Francisco’s Pier 39, crossing the bay, you’ll reach the infamous San Francisco island. Once there you’ll listen to the award-winning Alcatraz audio tour, which is available in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Japanese and Mandarin. Alcatraz tours will also take you through the Indian occupation of the island. Plus there’s an amazing night tour of the prison, with stories narrated by former prisoners and with eerie sound effects.
Another excellent tour is the Wine Country tour. There’s so much to enjoy while on this relaxing tour to the famous Napa Valley, you’ll never notice how time goes by. Once there, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and plenty of wine tasting! And the best part is that the trip back into San Francisco is on a lovely 50-minute ferry ride, so you don’t have to put up with traffic.
Chinatown is yet another great place to take a tour to when in San Francisco. There are plenty of companies that take you in and around this exotic San Francisco neighborhood. You’ll most probably forget you’re even in San Francisco while enjoying yourself at the many of charming Chinese shops and tempting restaurants and snack shops.
And of course, a complete tour of the city is available through San Francisco Shuttle tours. This is a great 5-hour tour that is different from all the rest. Tourists are taken around town in comfortable shuttles with few other passengers, instead of on large buses. The tour guide is ready to answer any and all questions and can devote him or herself entirely to the tour, since the driver is another person.
This excellent tour begins at the Ferry Building. Then it takes guests to the famous Chinatown for a short but interesting four-block walk through the bustling streets. Make sure you grab some Dim Sum to go at one of the nearby snack shops!
From Chinatown, the tour takes visitors to Grace Cathedral, then to the elegant Nob Hill, and the famous Lombard Street. Guests will then be taken to the marvelous Golden Gate Park, where they will be able to admire the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden. Then you’ll be taken to DeYoung Museum for a wonderful view from the tower.
After a stop at the Palace of Fine Arts, you will go across San Francisco’s trademark Golden Gate Bridge and be taken to Sausalito. At this lovely spot, all tour passengers will feast on a delicious lunch before heading over to the Ferry. The tour ends in style as guests enjoy a relaxing ferry ride that allows the guide to point out all major city landmarks. And while taking in the lovely view of San Francisco Bay, you’ll pass right by Alcatraz Island before returning to the starting point at the Ferry building.