San Francisco is rich in history. Starting with the gold rush of 1848, the “City by the Bay” has been an epicenter for change and innovation. While the fires and earthquakes have attempted to erase some of the city’s history, San Franciso’s resilience is apparent in the ornate buildings that still stand and the remarkable people that lived within them. Whether by sea or land, a tour is the best way to learn about San Francisco.
Naturally, we believe that a Touch of Gold Tour aboard Bay Voyager is the best way to see San Francisco. Get up close and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Gaze at the elegant homes lining the cliffs of the Golden Gate Straights and motor past Point Bonita Lighthouse. We’ll drive by the sea lion docks at Pier 39 and explore the city front, including the Ferry Building and East Bay Bridge. While much of the technology that powers the city has changed over the years, the waterfront hasn’t. As a passenger on Bay Voyager, you’ll get a new perspective on all the iconic sights San Francisco has to offer. Book your Touch of Gold Tour on Bay Voyager here.
San Francisco Love Tours offers a far-out history tour of San Francisco on a ’70s-era VW bus. Get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that makes up San Francisco today. Starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf, this 2-hour sightseeing tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, and downtown. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ’60s classics. Settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into the groovy shag carpet during your tour. Each bus accommodates up to just six people. Book your San Francisco Love Tour here.
Stroll amongst San Francisco’s beautifully manicured and breathtaking victorian homes on this 2-hour walking tour through Pacific Heights. You’ll see over 200 meticulously restored Victorians and learn the difference between Queen Anne, Italianate, and Stick-Style Victorians. You’ll also learn about the evolution of the city’s architecture through time. Visit famous filming locations, including the Victorian where “Mrs. Doubtfire” took place, the site for Anne Hathaway’s scenes in “Princess Diaries,” and the Victorian featured in the “Party of Five” television show. Discover the homes owned by famous people, including Robin Williams, Don Johnson, and Francis Ford Coppola. Learn more about the Victorian Home Architecture Walking Tour here.
If you haven’t experienced the GoCar – the world’s first-ever GPS-guided Storytelling car® – then you haven’t seen San Francisco. Whether you want to visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, drive down the most crooked street in the world, San Francisco’s Lombard St, or get a selfie with your best friend in front of other iconic sights, the GoCar is for you. Take off on an epic, scenic 49-mile drive, for two in our trademarked yellow go-carts. Get more information about GoCar Tours and book your tour here.
The San Francisco Segway Tour is the perfect tour for those new to the city or SF veterans. For segway newbies, this 3-hour tour will offer you a fantastic orientation and allow you to see all of the San Francisco must-sees on your list. For the veterans, we’re positive you’ll learn new facts and stories about the city that you’ve never heard. After riding with us, we’re sure you’ll both agree that riding a Segway is the best way to see the “City by the Bay.” Book your segway tour here.