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San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour

The best of SF: Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, and beyond

  • When 9:30 AM daily
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Meeting Point Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street (by Cable Car Turnaround)

$74 per adult

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$74 per adult

$74 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Explore the highlights of San Francisco in a smaller group of 15 people or less so you move faster and see more.
  • Learn about San Francisco's colorful history as a port city.
  • Walk along the notorious Barbary Coast trail in North Beach.
  • Make your own fortune cookies in Chinatown.
  • See the financial district, San Francisco’s business and banking hub since the gold rush.
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Come see where Tony Bennett left his heart in Union Square.

Itinerary

  • Aquatic Park

    With views of ships, the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz

  • Ghirardelli Square

    Home to the famous former factory run by Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli

  • Waterfront

    Where vendors sell San Francisco staples like dungeness crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls

  • Barbary Coast Trail

    A 19th-century red-light district turned scenic trail

  • Pier 39

    Sea lions sunbathing on the docks and historic ships in the harbor

  • Embarcadero Promenade

    Once a traditional maritime port, now filled with trendy restaurants, amusement piers, and art deco streetcars

  • Lombard Street

    Seen from a distance as your guide tells you all about the city’s crookedest street

  • Little Italy

    North Beach neighborhood with a literary and immigrant connection

  • Chinatown

    Featuring colorful facades, temples, and a photo-worthy dragon gate

  • Financial District

    Rich in skyscrapers and San Francisco history

  • Ferry Building Marketplace

    Lunch at a historic landmark with plenty of selection

  • Union Square

    San Francisco’s main shopping district

Make this tour private

Book this tour for just your group, starting from $99.

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Plan your trip

Lunch

We’ll stop at the Ferry Building Marketplace where you can buy lunch from a variety of options. Your guide can help with recommendations.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

This was great! We walked throughout San Francisco with a local and felt great and not like a regular tour with a big company. A lot of interesting information on SF history, recommendations and funny jokes.

Nicolás
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Highlights of San Francisco
This is the ideal way to start a visit to San Francisco as a first time visitor. It was a very comprehensive and detailed walk (and some ride). Dara was a very enthusiastic and informative guide who covered the history and background to San Francisco very well. Make sure you have good footwear as you will be walking a fair way. Highly recommended.

— Michael

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We did this tour during COVID-19!!
We did this tour during COVID-19 and it was perfect! So happy that Dara was willing to work with our family of five. We walked and drove our car instead of public transport. We felt completely safe. The tour was so informative and fun! I made a huge list of museums to visit when they all open up again. I would have never found all the little stores and learned the rich history on my own. Definitely a memorable tour during a memorable time. Thank you Dara!!

— Crystal

Meeting point

Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street

FAQs

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. You can always change your tour 24 hours or more before you tour. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

What about gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

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