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Top San Francisco Activities to Book in Advance - page 2

Top San Francisco Activities to Book in Advance

From Alcatraz to the world-renowned wine, San Francisco boasts a long list of can't-miss sights and experiences. Whether you're a spontaneous traveler or a careful planner, here are the top activities you’ll need to book early to secure your spot.

  • Nab your tickets to Alcatraz, the top-selling attraction in San Francisco.

  • Treat yourself to a unique view of the Golden Gate Bridge on a helicopter ride over the City by the Bay.

  • Go wine tasting at world-famous vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

  • Get your nature fix on a day trip to Muir Woods or Yosemite National Park.

  • Head down the coast to soak up views on the 17-Mile Drive, visiting charming Monterey and Carmel.

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Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

Small Group Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

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Hike the redwoods and sip on world-class wine on this Muir Woods wine country day trip. Led by an expert guide, enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay and Marin Headlands as you travel to the trails of the famous Muir Woods. After admiring groves of California redwoods, head to Sonoma and Napa Valley for an afternoon of wine tasting. There, sample wine and cheese at a handful of notable cellars before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00

Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers
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Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

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Escape for a day in the wine country on this exclusive Napa Valley winery tour from San Francisco. Your small group tour visits three estate wineries, beginning with Castello di Amorosa. A private guide, leads you to discover the winemaking process and learn the differences among the varietals. Enjoy the Napa Valley regions of Yountville, St. Helena, and Rutherford. Stop for photos at the “Welcome Napa” sign and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$259.00
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$259.00
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Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

Small-Group Tour: San Francisco City Tour Including Muir Woods and Sausalito

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Spend your day exploring the ‘City by the Bay’ before a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument and the nearby waterfront of charming Sausalito. This narrated small-group tour takes in all of the San Francisco highlights, from Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury to the Palace of Fine Arts and Presidio. Then wander on foot under California’s giant coastal redwoods before exploring the gift shops and galleries of Sausalito.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour

Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour

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Experience Muir Woods National Monument and the quaint waterfront town of Sausalito on one half-day tour. Travel across the Golden Gate Bridge on a guided day trip that includes pickup in a convenient central location in downtown San Francisco, transportation to Marin, and National Park entrance fees. Enjoy free time among the ancient redwoods, then explore Sausalito at your own pace before returning to San Francisco by ferry.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Alcatraz Early Morning Access Tour with Lunch Credit!

Alcatraz Early Morning Access Tour with Lunch Credit!

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Set out for Alcatraz Island in the morning, before the crowds arrive, on this early-access tour. Ride the ferry from Pier 33 and then embark on the award-winning audio tour that tells the tales from inside the prison. After returning to the wharf, use your included credit to purchase lunch at select food vendors.
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  • 1 day
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$137.99
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$137.99

Monterey & Carmel Explorer

Monterey & Carmel Explorer

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Explore Monterey, Carmel, and the Pacific Coast Highway without the hassle of renting a car during this full-day tour from San Francisco. Wind down the coast through Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel-by-the-Sea. Pickup and drop-off at downtown San Francisco hotels included.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip
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Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

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Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
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$125.00
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$125.00

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

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Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace with a industry expert guide and sample many products from artisan and local food purveyors. Then visit the former maximum-security prison, Alcatraz, to shed light on the history-packed location during this full-day excursion in San Francisco.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$174.00
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$174.00

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$99.00
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$99.00

Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour

Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour

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The Sonoma Valley is one of California’s oldest and most renowned wine regions. On this full-day tour, travel around the Sonoma Valley in a Vintage VW bus and visit award-winning wineries. Learn all about the winemaking process as you tour a wine cave, sample a variety of Californian wines during guided wine tastings, and tuck into a gourmet Italian-style lunch at a winery restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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$139.00

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$130.00
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Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast
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Day Trip to Monterey and Carmel via California Coast

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The California coastline is dramatic, iconic and rugged, but also difficult to enjoy when you're trapped behind the wheel of a car rental. So take this day trip to Carmel and Monterey, and enjoy the cliffside and ocean views from the window seat of your coach.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00

3-1 Muir Woods Visit with Sausalito & Half Day Wine Country (All fees included)

3-1 Muir Woods Visit with Sausalito & Half Day Wine Country (All fees included)

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Commune with giants during this 4.5-hour exploration of the coastal redwoods of Muir Woods and stop in charming Sausalito. Escape the concrete jungle for the solitude and foggy climate of Muir Woods, a grove of 1,000-year old redwoods towering more than 260 feet (79 meters). Then take a break in Sausalito, a picturesque seaside town offering a wealth of unique boutiques and hip cafes, before continuing north to explore the world-famous California wine country. A guide, park entrance fees, wine tastings, and coach transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.00
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$174.00

Combo Tour: Small Group Muir Wood, Sausalito and Wine Country Tour

Combo Tour: Small Group Muir Wood, Sausalito and Wine Country Tour

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Get straight to the heart of the San Francisco Bay with this all-day, small-group tour of two main attractions: Sonoma wine country and Muir Woods. Soak up the grand vistas of Muir Woods and then continue aboard your luxury coach to two of Sonoma's most-famous wineries (wine tasting fees included). You'll be thankful for the free lift home after your adventure.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00

Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour
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Alcatraz and Streets of San Francisco Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Get the most out of your day in the City by the Bay with this 2-day, 2-tour combo package, which combines a trip to Alcatraz with a San Francisco all electric bike tour. The date you book is the date you'll visit Alcatraz Island, and get access to the former federal prison. Go on a self-guided audio tour of the grounds, and stay as long as you like during opening hours. The date prior to your Alcatraz tour, you'll enjoy a guided electric bike tour. Stop by lesser-known spots only locals know of and famous landmarks you’ll want to snap pictures of.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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$119.00
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$119.00

3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco

3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco

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On this 3-day Yosemite camping tour, visit Yosemite National Park with an experienced guide, spending two nights in a tent at a campsite. Enjoy the stunning natural sights of the park, such as Yosemite Falls and Half Dome, and go hiking amid the giant sequoia trees. With both guided portions and free time to explore the park on your own, this tour provides a convenient and balanced way to experience one of America’s favorite national parks. Previous camping experience is not required!
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  • 3 days
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$525.00
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San Francisco Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour
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San Francisco Small Group City Sightseeing and Alcatraz Tour

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Tour San Francisco in an open-air safari jeep, then visit Alcatraz during this half-day urban adventure. With your small group, cruise through the city, passing landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then winding through the city's diverse neighborhoods. Disembark at Pier 33 to board your Alcatraz cruise, then take the self-guided audio tour to learn about the prison's rich history. Pickup at your hotel in San Francisco is included.
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  • 7 hours
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$178.90
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Muir Woods Tour with 1-Hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise from San Francisco

Muir Woods Tour with 1-Hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise from San Francisco

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See two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most scenic destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, then get another perspective on the city during a 1-hour bay cruise. This 5-hour tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf and crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, passing through rolling hills to reach Muir Woods National Monument. Admire the towering forest of old growth redwood trees before continuing to Sausalito, a picturesque town on the bay. Aboard your bay cruise, enjoy fantastic views of Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square and more.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.00
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Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise

Mix & Save: Muir Woods and Sausalito + Escape From the Rock Cruise

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Combine some of the San Francisco area's top sights—Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and Sausalito—in a single day tour. Traveling in a luxury bus, you'll be able to focus on the sights while someone else drives and provides insightful commentary. Explore Muir Woods and Sausalito independently, then hop a boat for a cruise around Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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Private Tour to Monterey, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Gilroy

Private Tour to Monterey, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Gilroy

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Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific on your way from the Bay Area to Monterey. Visit Monterey, the old capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico, where in 1846, the U.S. flag was raised, and California became part of the United States. Among Monterey’s notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf Take scenic 17-Mile Drive through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove connecting Monterey with Carmel much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees. Visit Carmel by the Sea, known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and shopping where the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo was founded. On the way back visit the Garlic Shoppe in Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the world.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$999.00
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2-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

2-Day Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

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See and taste the legendary delights of Northern California on a 2-day tour from San Francisco to Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley. With both guided sightseeing and free time, this escape from the city is the perfect way to treat yourself to a leisurely wine country experience. You’ll visit wineries like Benziger Family Winery, admire postcard-perfect vineyards and enjoy up to eight wine tastings. Additionally, visit Muir Woods, home to the state’s celebrated redwood trees. Hotel accommodation is included.
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  • 2 days
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$549.00
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Monterey & Big Sur Discovery 2-Day Tour from San Francisco

Monterey & Big Sur Discovery 2-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Join a Californian rite of passage as you experience the journey down the Pacific Coast Highway 1, exploring the natural grandeur of the nature and small-town vibes that captured the imaginations of John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, and Jack Kerouac. You’ll step away from the big city into the laid back beach towns just a few hours south of San Francisco, where you’ll experience entirely different scenery. Enjoy 2 full days of exploring and adventuring along the rugged PCH while spotting marine wildlife around Monterey, reveling in the majestic giant redwoods of Big Sur and getting active on either a kayak or e-bike tour. A night, enjoy one of Monterey’s specialty seafood restaurants before sleeping comfortably at a hotel nearby.
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  • 2 days
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$499.00
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