- 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, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111
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, Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
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, CA
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, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
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, CA 94109
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, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
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 Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94102
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, Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118
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, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
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, Hayes & Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117
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, Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA
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, Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117
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, 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898
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, CA
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, CA 94129
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, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129
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, Us-101 Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, CA 94965
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, 2356 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115-2715
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, 2640 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94115-1142
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, 900 N Point St At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192
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, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
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.
Pass By: Aquatic Park, 700-898 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Next to the San Fransisco Maritime Museum and Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Cove is part of the waterfront area of Fisherman’s Wharf and one that can mark the beginning of a long stroll down the coast towards Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pass By: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, California
Pass By: Hyde street pier, 2905 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1225
Hyde Street Pier
Pass By: Cioppino's, 400 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Pass By: Scoma's Restaurant, 1965 Al Scoma Way, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: In-N-Out Burger, 333 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco, 175 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1201
Pass By: Madame Tussauds San Francisco, 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1223
Pass By: USS Pampanito, Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Pass By: SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Pass By: Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Musee Mecanique, Pier 45, Fishermen's Wharf foot of Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
The Musée Mécanique is a for-profit interactive museum consisting of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts located at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. The museum owns over 300 mechanical machines, and is one of the largest privately owned collection of such games in the world.
Pass By: Boudin at the Wharf, 160 Jefferson St Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1202
Famed for sourdough since 1849, this California bakery/cafe chain also offers light American bites.
Pass By: Museum of 3D Illusions, 55-61 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
Pass By: Pier 43 Ferry Arch, San Francisco, CA 94133
The Pier 43 Ferry Arch its headhouse, a decorated hoisting tower for loading and unloading rail cars on and off ferries, was built in 1914 to serve the Belt Railroad. The wood pier was replaced in 1996.
Pass By: Franciscan Crab Restaurant, Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Chart House, Pier 39, Space 206-8 Building K, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Pier 41 Snackbar, 41 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Sea Lion Center, 203, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pier 39 docks where sea lion sun bath.
Pass By: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133
Pass By: Square-Rigged Sailing Ship Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, CA
Balclutha, also known as Star of Alaska, Pacific Queen, or Sailing Ship Balclutha, is a steel-hulled full rigged ship that was built in 1886. She is the only square rigged ship left in the San Francisco Bay area and is representative of several different commercial ventures, including lumber, salmon, and grain.
Pass By: The Buena Vista, 2765 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
famous for it Irish Coffee
Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, 900 N Point St At Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109-1192
Shops and restaurants fill this 3-level landmark former chocolate factory near Fisherman's Wharf.
Pass By: The Cheese School of San Francisco, 900 North Point Street #k201, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Bay-view destination for cheese-focused courses, market items & New American eats, plus beer & wine.
Pass By: Subpar Miniature Golf, 900 North Point St #F-201, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
local mini-golf attraction
Pass By: The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth Street at Jefferson Street Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1129
Historic location turned shopping mall with gift shops, art galleries, restaurants & entertainment.
Pass By: Bay Bridge, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.
Pass By: Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA
Yerba Buena Island sits in the San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland, California. The Yerba Buena Tunnel runs through its center and connects the western and eastern spans of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
Pass By: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Treasure Island is an artificial island in the San Francisco Bay and a neighborhood in the city and county of San Francisco. Built 1936–37 for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, the island's World’s Fair site is a California Historical Landmark.
Pass By: Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
local venue and club
Pass By: Kennedy's Irish Pub, 1040 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-1702
Pass By: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106
Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, offering panoramic views over the city and the bay. The tower, in the city's Pioneer Park, was built between 1932 and 1933 using Lillie Hitchcock Coit's bequest to beautify the city of San Francisco.
Pass By: Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street at Kearny Street North Beach, San Francisco, CA
Telegraph Hill is a hill and surrounding neighborhood in San Francisco, California. It is one of San Francisco's 44 hills, and one of its original "Seven Hills".
Pass By: Parrots Of Telegraph Hill, Montgomery Street & Greenwich Steps, San Francisco, CA 94133
One generally associates parrots with the jungles of a tropical location, yet living in the middle of urban San Francisco is a flock of wild parrots.
Pass By: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero, most of the street's western segment is a major thoroughfare designated as part of U.S. Route 101.
Pass By: Saints Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Saints Peter and Paul Church is a Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Located at 666 Filbert Street, it is directly across from Washington Square and is administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco.
Pass By: Joe DiMaggio Playground and North Beach Pool, 651 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2365
Pass By: Washington Square, Filbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Washington Square is a park in the North Beach district of San Francisco, California. It was established in 1847 and is one of the city’s first parks. The park is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants such as Mama's, Park Tavern restaurant and the Liguria Bakery as well as the Sts. Peter and Paul Church.
Pass By: 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard Club Fugazi, San Francisco, CA 94133-3878
Extravagant costumes and headdresses steal the show at this decades-old, campy performance piece.
Pass By: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, 1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Bustling Italian eatery with varied pizza options from coal-fired to Roman-style, plus beer on tap.
Pass By: Molinari Delicatessen, 373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3907
Old-school Italian deli offers artisanal meats, cheeses & breads, with takeaway sandwiches & fare.
Pass By: Golden Boy Pizza, 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Pass By: Sotto Mare, 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Neighborhood spot with nautical decor & a menu of pasta, cioppino & other Italian-style seafood.
Pass By: The Stinking Rose, 325 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Even desserts have garlic at this unique Italian eatery with a menu highlighting that ingredient.
Pass By: Stella Pastry & Cafe, 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Neighborhood shop features traditional & Italian pastries, treats & desserts in a charming interior.
Pass By: Vesuvio Cafe, 255 Columbus Ave North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4508
Visitors & locals alike toast Kerouac et al. amid Beat-era memorabilia at this North Beach icon.
Pass By: City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4586
City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, California, that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It also houses the nonprofit City Lights Foundation, which publishes selected titles related to San Francisco culture.
Pass By: Victoria Pastry, 700 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Welcoming bakery serving a range of homemade Italian desserts, cookies & treats.
Pass By: Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Good Mong Kok Bakery, 1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Celebrated Chinese fixture boasts a variety of homemade dim sum & baked goods in a compact interior.
Pass By: Transamerica Pyramid, 600 Montgomery St Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111-2702
The Transamerica Pyramid at 600 Montgomery Street between Clay and Washington Streets in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, United States, is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline.
Pass By: Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-2533
Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070-foot office skyscraper in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco.
Pass By: Jackson Square, Jackson Street between Battery and Kearny, San Francisco, CA 94111
ackson Square is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, bounded by Broadway, Washington St. on the south, Columbus Ave. on the west and Battery St. on the east with any number of nearby satellite buildings and residents outside the bounds that truly belong to the neighborhood.
Pass By: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Pass By: Eastern Bakery, 720 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Old-school outpost features traditional Chinese sweet & savory baked goods in a humble interior.
Pass By: Ross Alley, Between Jackson st and Washington st, San Francisco, CA
Ross Alley is a north–south alley in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Ross Alley lies between and is parallel to Stockton and Grant, running one city block between Jackson and Washington.
Pass By: Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204
Landmark bakery prepares homemade fortune cookies in a tiny open kitchen, with free tours available.
- 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!