When you want to see the that best San Francisco has to offer, as well as spending a relaxing afternoon in Sausalito, the small group Almost Famous minibus tour is the perfect choice! Your guides are born and raised natives who know exactly how to get you around efficiently and show you what their beautiful City by the Bay has to offer!

This popular, top-rated minibus tour shows you the beautiful City by the Bay in a way that only a born and raised local can show you. If you’re only in town for a short time and want to see as much as possible, this is the most comfortable and comprehensive tour you’ll find! Highlights include Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, City hall, Mission District, Castro, Twin Peaks, Haight Ashbury, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and more!

The minibusus have large windows for full view of the city during the tour. They are air-conditioned, with plenty of standing room and seating for everyone. You'll stop several times and for lots of photo opportunities. This is truly the best way to enjoy an unforgettable experience in San Francisco!

Following the city tour, enjoy free time in Sausalito and find out how much of a difference a hop across the Bay can make. Dating back to the 1700’s, this enchanting waterfront town is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet, leisurely lunch (cost of lunch not included). 

Please Note: This tour ends in Sausalito, and return transportation to Fisherman's Wharf is NOT included. Ferry tickets can be purchased directly in downtown Sausalito (adult tickets cost $13.00, subject to change), and the ferry runs approximately every 45 minutes.  

To book a longer, 7-hour version of this tour, with a shuttle to Muir Woods and return to Fisherman's Wharf included, please order the Famous San Francisco Minibus Tour.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 12+):
$88.00
Child Rate
(Ages 11 and Under):
$58.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 3 hours
9:30 am daily
Please Note: Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Departure location at Fisherman's Wharf will be specified in your E-Ticket. Tour does not include admission fee to Muir Woods ($15, subject to change, payable on the day of your tour). Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

This tour ends in Sausalito, and return transportation to Fisherman's Wharf is NOT included. Ferry tickets can be purchased directly in downtown Sausalito (adult tickets cost $13.00, subject to change), and the ferry runs approximately every 45 minutes.  

Included

  • Comprehensive San Fransisco city tour
  • Water and granola bars
  • Free time in Sausalito

Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch
  • Return transportation from Sausalito to Fisherman’s Wharf

Itinerary 

  • 9:30 am – Depart Fisherman’s Wharf
    Your guide will meet you at the convenient departure location. After a brief roll call, you'll board the bus and begin your adventure. Your first stops include all the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco!
  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm – Explore San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods!
    During this time, you are treated to entertaining stories about the neighborhoods, as well as the history, diversity, and geographical nuances that make San Francisco one of the most unique cities in the world! You'll exit the bus several times (10-15 minutes) to soak in the neighborhoods and capture amazing photos! Please see Neighborhoods Visited below for details on each neighborhood, as well as where you'll stop for photos.
  • 12:30 pm – Tour ends in Sausalito
    Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Sausalito (cost of lunch not included), at any restaurant of your choosing! Your guides provide plenty of recommendations on their favorite eats as well as suggestions on how to make the most of your time in this beautiful waterfront town. You are sure to fall in love with Sausalito’s sleepy, small town charm!
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Return to San Francisco at your convenience
    Your guides recommend taking the ferry from Sausalito back to Fisherman's Wharf for the beautiful views of the downtown skyline, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Ferry tickets can be purchased directly in downtown Sausalito (adult tickets cost $13.00, subject to change).

Neighborhoods Visited ( * indicates a photo stop)

  • Fisherman’s Wharf - One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations, from old shipyards to Boudin’s Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.
  • North Beach - Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.
  • Chinatown - Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm. 
  • City Hall * - This beautiful Beaux-Arts monument epitomizes the high-minded American Renaissance of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The site of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s marriage in 1954.
  • Mission District * - Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.
  • Castro - One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home.
  • Twin Peaks * - Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).
  • Haight Ashbury * - The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love", this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.
  • Pacific Heights * - Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities.
  • Presidio - Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
  • Fort Point * - Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the Bay and is a great photo stop. This former military fortification was used during WWII.
  • Golden Gate Bridge - Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!
  • Marin Headlands * - Offering a stunning perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, this awe-inspiring view is the perfect place to capture a memorable photo.
  • Sausalito - Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European Mediterranean town.

Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Departure location at Fisherman's Wharf will be specified in your E-Ticket. Tour does not include admission fee to Muir Woods ($15, subject to change, payable on the day of your tour). Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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