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Best Of San Francisco City Tour

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Introduce yourself to the diverse beauty of San Francisco on this sightseeing tour of the City by the Bay.

Best of San Francisco City Tour

Experience the best of the City by the Bay and all of the incredible Northern California sights in San Francisco. Tour the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and many other unique sites in San Francisco on this half day tour.

Your San Francisco city tour begins at the front doors of your hotel, where you will be picked up by an air-conditioned coach service. From there, your guide will lead you to the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most symbolic of American landmarks. Bring a camera to capture the incredible images from the Golden Gate Bridge, easily the most well known bridge in the world. You will also visit Twin Peaks, two near-identical hills located at the center of the city. From there, you will gain another perspective of the city and take in some incredible sights as you enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of this beautiful city.

Next visit the stunning and lush Golden Gate Park. Often compared to New York City's Central Park, Golden Gate Park is home to a plethora of radiant seasonal flowers, a small herd of bison, and windmills. It is an incredible area frequented by almost 13 million people per year. While you drive through the once infamous Barbary Coast, you will learn about the history of San Francisco, from the Native Americans to the Gold Rush to the present. See San Francisco's iconic Victorian Homes as you travel through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Enjoy the waterfront views and vistas of Alcatraz and the bay from the Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the local areas including Chinatown.

You will be dropped back off at your hotel at the end of the tour. This tour of San Francisco is the essential introduction to the amazing city, and it will open your eyes to the magnificence of San Francisco and all its other sights that are worth a deeper look.

Please note: If you are arriving by cruise ship, please select "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth Street" as your preferred pick up location above. This location is approximately 15 to 25 minutes from the cruise pier if you choose to walk. Taxis (not included, approximately $10 US each way) are also available at the cruise pier. If your hotel is not listed as a designated pick up location, please select either "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth Street" or "Union Square Office - 478 Post Street" as your preferred pick up location above. Please CLICK HERE to review a hotel reference list that may help you decide which pick up location is most convenient.

About Shore Excursions Group
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ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$79.00 USD
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
3.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
Numerous area hotels. Please select a hotel above. If you are arriving by cruise ship, please select "Anchorage Square Office - 2800 Leavenworth" as the designated pick up location above. This location is approximately 15 to 25 minutes from the cruise pier if you choose to walk. Taxis (not included, approximately $10 US each way) are also available at the cruise pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. Long pants and layers are recommended, as it can be cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon. We suggest dressing according to the temperature.
 
Restrictions
Passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated, provided that they can get on and off the bus on their own, and the wheelchair is collapsible. The driver is not permitted to assist due to insurance restrictions.

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