SF in a Day Tour (Cable Car & Walking)

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Traverse the city by cable car, rail & bus & visit downtown, Nob Hill, City Hall, Hayes Valley, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, Painted Ladies, Lombard Street, North Beach & Chinatown. This is how to see SF!

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  • Take San Francisco's famous cable cars for a couple of rides.
  • Learn the full story of San Francisco's fascinating history.
  • Includes Haight Ashbury, Painted Ladies, Lombard St, North Beach, Chinatown.


Our SF in a Day tour will take you places that no other San Francisco tour company does, traversing the city by cable-car, tram and bus as we visit enchanted gardens, secret stairs, glorious rooftop vistas and many of the city’s nicest neighborhoods, to create an unforgettable experience. You’ll avoid crowds at the usual tourist hot-spots, while experiencing the real culture of SF and learning its storied history. If you really want to know San Francisco, this walking and cable car tour is the best option you'll find. We’ll start your tour in downtown San Francisco, near Embarcadero, when we take the cable-car to the top of Nob Hill. It's where the railroad millionaires of the nineteenth century built their magnificent mansions, because of the central location and fantastic views. From there we take the cable-car down to City Hall (or, on the weekend, the Cable Car Museum). After going inside this huge historic building, we can walk over to nearby Hayes Valley, which is a great place to get a morning coffee. After that we head to the Castro, a hugely important symbol in the LGBTQ+ movement and a fascinating and fun neighborhood, which you'll learn all about. We finish the morning part of the tour in Haight-Ashbury, which is forever associated with the Hippie and anti-Vietnam War movements. By this time you'll be hungry, so it's the perfect time to pause your SF in a Day tour for lunch. After lunch we take you to see an icon of San Francisco - the Painted Ladies - at Alamo Square. From there we head to another SF icon - Lombard Street, which you can walk down. Experiencing it this way means avoiding the usual gridlock on the surrounding streets AND getting the best photos. We finish the tour with a stroll through North Beach (Little Italy) to Chinatown, where your SF in a Day tour ends, in the perfect place to get dinner. By then you’ll have had an authentic experience of San Francisco and made some beautiful memories to take home with you.


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).

Important Information

  • Please aim to arrive 15 minutes early at the meeting point. We cannot hold tour for latecomers.

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