- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This is a one-of-a-kind premier city tour lets you travel the streets of San Francisco in style aboard our authentic Classic Cable Car that lets you disembark at 3 key locations for up close and personal guided walking tours. Your total experience is our #1 goal! You will be treated like a VIP by our professional staff, oh and did we mention this tour offers some complimentary blankets in case you get cold!?
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Fully narrated tour
- Ideal choice for families
- Excellent value for money
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Seasonal Offer
- Sightseeing tour by motorized cable car
- Disembark at 3 key locations for guided walking tours
- Separate driver and guide so you will always have your guide’s full attention.
- Blankets to keep you warm on your journey
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
1560 The Embarcadero
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: North Beach, San Francisco, California
North Beach, a buzzy neighborhood steeped in Italian heritage, draws locals and tourists to its checked-tablecloth trattorias, coffee shops and retro-flavored bars.
Pass By: Washington Square, San Francisco, California
Pass by Washington Square. The square is a park in the North Beach district of San Francisco, California, and is one of the city’s first parks, established in 1847. It is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants as well as the Saints Peter and Paul Church.
Pass By: Little Italy, San Francisco, California
This North Beach San Francisco neighborhood is a vibrant and colorful district where you will find Coit Tower, Washington Square Park, and dozens of Italian restaurants.
Pass By: Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Experience San Francisco's Chinatown and some of its beautiful temples. This is one of the oldest and most established Chinatowns in the U.S.. Chinatown reveals a bustling maze of streets and alleys brimming with world renowned dim sum joints, markets, and so much more.
Pass By: Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
Coast down Nob Hill. Once home to the mansions of the Big Four railroad barons, the area retains a sense of wealth. Some of the city’s swankiest hotels are here, as are the ornate, Gothic-style Grace Cathedral and charming Huntington Park. Steep streets are dotted with restaurants and nightspots.
Pass By: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
Drive past the awe-inspriing Grace Cathedral. Grace Cathedral is famed for its mosaics, replicas, two labyrinths, and varied stained glass windows, altarpiece, and medieval and contemporary furnishings, as well as its forty-four bell carillon, three organs, and choirs.
Pass By: Union Square, San Francisco, California
Make your way through Union Square. Union Square is a public plaza bordered by shopper's paradise and so much more. Ever bustling, the area has contains everything from upscale department stores and boutiques to discount houses.
Pass By: Civic Center, San Francisco, California
Make your way through San Francisco's Civic Center. The Civic Center is distinguished by its many beaux arts-style government buildings and performing arts venues. The area contains City Hall, War Memorial Opera House, the Asian Art Museum and a large central plaza.
Stop At: San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, California
Step off the vehicle and explore the beauty that is San Francisco City Hall. City Hall is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco, California. Re-opened in 1915 in its open space area in the city's Civic Center, it is a Beaux-Arts monument to the City Beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Alamo Square, San Francisco, California
Step off of the Cable Car, and follow your tour guide to Alamo Square. Home of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies and some of the best views in the city, Alamo Square is a beautiful residential neighborhood and relaxing park in San Francisco, California, in the Western Addition.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Painted Ladies, San Francisco, California
In American architecture, painted ladies are Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings repainted, starting in the 1960s, in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details.
Pass By: Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, California
Meander through the birthplace of the 1960s counterculture movement. Haight-Ashbury draws a lively, diverse crowd looking to soak up the historic hippie vibe. Upper Haight Street is a hodgepodge of vintage clothing boutiques, record shops, bookstores, dive bars and casual, eclectic restaurants. Bordering Golden Gate Park, the neighborhood features many colorful, well-preserved Victorian homes, including the storied Grateful Dead House.
Pass By: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
Relax as you drive through Golden Gate Park. Golden Gate Park is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds.
With 13 million visitors annually, Golden Gate is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States.
Pass By: Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California
Take in Sea Cliff, San Francisco. Sea Cliff is a neighborhood known for its large houses and ocean views.
Pass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Meander through The Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio, a 1,500-acre park on a former military post, is a major outdoor recreation hub. It has forested areas, miles of trails, a golf course and scenic overlooks.
Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
Drive over the bridge in our open-aired vehicle. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Stop At: Vista Point, Sausalito, Marin County, California
Step off of the vehicle, and be led by one of our great tour guides or take 20 minutes of free time to explore Golden Gate Bridge North Vista. See the entire city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in one setting. One of the best ways to view the Golden Gate Bridge.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California
Take in some spectacular views of the Bay overlooking the Marina District while driving through Pacific Heights. Pacific Heights is a posh residential enclave known for its architecturally significant homes and grassy hilltop parks.
Pass By: Mrs Doubtfire House, San Francisco, California
On many people's bucket list of things to see when in San Francisco, the tour will pass by the Mrs. Doubtfire House. This house was used for all the external shots of the house in the Mrs. Doubtfire movie starring the late Robin Williams.
Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, California
Pass by the old headquarters of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Ghirardelli Square is a landmark public square with shops and restaurants and a 5-star hotel in the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco, California.
Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
End your tour where you started in Fisherman's Wharf. A neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days of the mid to later 1800s when Italian immigrant fishermen came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants (4 and under) are free, but they must be seated on the lap of an adult.
- Cable cars are wheeled and not on rails to provide maximum flexibility for city sightseeing
- Dress in layers as temperatures can be quite cold on the open-air cable car
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour guide Valerie and driver Roger were awesome. This tour was so much fun and we had an awesome experience. I got to see and learn so much about San Fran I can’t wait to come back.
I loved this tour on a cable car bus convert. Jess and Joan were amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly. They also knew their stuff which is refreshing. The tour was perfect for my 2 day stay as I got to cross the Golden Gate bridge and see the highlights of the city including the beautiful Painted Ladies. Thank you Jess and Joan!
This was a classic1922 original cable car retofitted with wheels and drivetrain to go off track! Included a driver and a tour guide who brought the sites to life with interesting trivia and sound clips. Top notch tour with some amazing scenery and city vistas!!!
My adult daughters and I were visiting San Francisco for the first time and this was the perfect tour to start things off. We traveled all over San Fransisco and learned about the history and the cultures of the different neighborhoods, as well as the architecture. And sites made famous on TV and in the movies. We traveled more of the city then we ever would have been able to do on our own.
We made a few stops to get off for photo ops ...one of which was after having crossed the Golden Gate Bridge!. Fun time in the open trolley...but chilly...make sure you have a sweater....and a hair tie for the wind! There is an enclosed area of the trolley...but it was so much more fun with the wind in your hair and a blanket(provided by the tour) on your lap! I highly recommend this tour.
Great tour. Able to see a lot of the city. City Hall stop seems like filler but otherwise the rest of the tour is fantastic.
Guide was amazing during tour and even suggested some great dining places. VIATOR is GREAT!
Great overview of the city. Joanie, our driver, was great! When we couldn't hear Kurt(?) because of the engine and traffic, she filled in with interesting stories. Riding around in a motorized cable car was a lot fun too.
Excellent tour! Each member of our party of six enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the city. We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Corina, our tour guide, and Igor, our driver, were engaging, witty and knowledgeable. This is perfect tour if you are new to SF and are trying to prioritize where you want to spend more time. Great for kids too!
Our tour guide, 'Mama Vicki', was excellent. Look, if you don't know a lot about the city of San Francisco, or want an overview that catches all of the high points early in a trip so you can see something that sparks your interest and then track back to it later on in the trip...this is the tour for you. I definitely suggest a jacket, and patience...this tour ended up being three and a half hours long. We have teenagers and it was about as long a tour that they could handle.
Fantastic, I'd recommend it to anyone.
This was our first time to San Francisco , we are both in our sixths and wanted someone to show us around and ride a cable car - This was the best of both worlds - it gave us a true view of all of the city with very friendly guides who were very knowledgeable and gave personal experiences. Given the limited time we had we planned the rest of our time going to sites that we wanted to go to and not waste our time going to sites that we thought previously of going too. The ride was bumpy and windy but that what a normal cable car is like we imagine. The cost was very reasonable.
This is a good way to see a lot of SF. You are allowed to stop in four locations to get a more detailed feel of the city.
Amazing tour !! Vicky the tour guide and our driver were outstanding.Definately book this tour !!
Excellent pick. We saw everything and our tour guide was amazing as well. Loved this tour the best of all. Did hop on hop off, but this was more detailed and we saw way more things. They take you where the hop on hop off cannot. Highly recommend this one.
For first time visitors of San Francisco, this is the perfect way to get your bearings. Its a small, intimate tour, unlike the big Mega-Buses. You are able to go places a large bus cannot go. Both the Driver and Tour Guide were kind, informative and accommodating. It was a wonderful 3-hour tour that was well worth the money. I am so glad that I started my trip with this tour as it gave me locations to go back and visit the next day!
Excellent driver chessley excellent guide Vicky made the tour a great time for all
Very informed a lots of entertaining
Well the cost of tour
Great tour that covered beautiful areas of San Francisco. I was worried because I went on a tour with a different company the day before. But this tour has a unique advantage with the cable car and it went to different places. Definitely worth the money and highly recommended. Our tour guide Vicky was hilarious, informative, and amazing!