Half-Day San Francisco Tour by Cable Car & Foot

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Explore this incredible city by cable car, rail & bus. Visit downtown, Nob Hill, City Hall, Hayes Valley, Castro & Haight-Ashbury (where the tour ends at lunch-time). This is the best way to see SF!


  • Take San Francisco's famous cable cars for a couple of rides.
  • Learn the full story of San Francisco's fascinating history.
  • Includes downtown, Nob Hill, Castro, the Mission & Haight Ashbury.


Spend a morning getting to know the real SF. We meet you near the Embarcadero, in downtown, before taking the cable car to Nob Hill, with its Gold Rush era mansions. From there we take another cable car to San Francisco City Hall (or, on the weekend, the Cable Car Museum). After going inside this magnificent building, we take the historic streetcar to Castro, which is famous for its place in LGBTQ+ history. From there it's only a short walk to Mission Dolores Park, one of the nicest open spaces in San Francisco. The Mission is really the birthplace of SF - and you'll learn about it all, as well as experiencing a lovely corner of the city. Next we take the bus to Haight-Ashbury, a name that's forever associated with the hippie generation and the Summer of Love. We'll give you a tour of the neighborhood, with its beautiful murals, before your tour ends at the perfect time, and in the perfect place, for lunch.


2 Cable Car rides (if possible). 1 trip on the historic streetcar (if possible). All metro travel. Cable Car Museum (weekends). City Hall (Monday-Friday, if possible). We donate $1 for every guest to a non-profit, Climate Cents.

Important Information

  • Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you will miss the tour. Please note cable car and streetcar operations can be affected by events and technical issues beyond our control By making a booking for this tour you agree to be bound by Real San Francisco Tours terms of service. This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace, climbing several hills and sets of steps. It’s not suitable for people with mobility issues. This tour is not recommended for children under 15 y.o.

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