San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour

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San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour

Get to know San Francisco’s eclectic downtown neighbourhoods. We’ll explore Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, the Financial District, and Union Square.

Our guide to San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour

It all starts at Fisherman’s Wharf where you can take in amazing bay views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. See Ghirardelli Square, the sea lions at Pier 39, historic ships and cable cars, and more. We’ll even walk part of the historic Barbary Coast Trail as your guide shares about San Francisco’s early days.

Passing by Lombard Street, the “crookedest street” in the city,” we’ll arrive at SF’s Little Italy: North Beach. Learn about the families who immigrated here and built powerful banking and seafood empires. You’ll also visit the bohemian haunts of writers like Jack Kerouac and Francis Ford Coppola.

Turn the corner, and you’re in Chinatown. The neighbourhood features colourful facades, temples, and a dragon gate. We’ll stop by the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company so you can make your own fortune cookie!

For lunch, experience the famous variety of food at the Ferry Building Marketplace. Afterward, your guide will give you a quick explainer on the local transit system before we hop on the SF Muni to the shopping mecca of Union Square — where Tony Bennett really left his heart.

Learn why and so much more on this insider’s highlights tour of San Francisco.

 

Itinerary

  • Aquatic Park

With views of ships, the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz

  • Ghirardelli Square

Home to the famous former factory run by Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli

  • Waterfront

Where vendors sell San Francisco staples like dungeness crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls

  • Barbary Coast Trail

A 19th-century red-light district turned scenic trail

  • Pier 39

Sea lions sunbathing on the docks and historic ships in the harbor

  • Embarcadero Promenade

Once a traditional maritime port, now filled with trendy restaurants, amusement piers, and art deco streetcars

  • Lombard Street

Seen from a distance as your guide tells you all about the city’s crookedest street

  • Little Italy

North Beach neighbourhood with a literary and immigrant connection

  • Chinatown

Featuring colourful facades, temples, and a photo-worthy dragon gate

  • Financial District

Rich in skyscrapers and San Francisco history

  • Ferry Building Marketplace

Lunch at a historic landmark with plenty of selection

  • Union Square

San Francisco’s main shopping district

 

Start Times: 9:30 AM 

Departs: Daily 

Duration: 5 hours

Meeting Point: Aquatic Park, 700 Beach Street (by Cable Car Turnaround)

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice. 
  • This tour is conducted in English only.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours of the tour date. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are non refundable.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour

General Information

  • What does the San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour cover?

    The San Francisco in a Day Walking Tour covers iconic landmarks and attractions including Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, and the Embarcadero. You'll experience the city's diverse neighbourhoods, historical sites, and breath-taking views all in one comprehensive tour.

  • What if it rains?

    Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

  • What about gratuities?

    Tips are always appreciated but never expected. They’re a great way to tell your guide they did an awesome job and show your appreciation.

Clothing & Accessories

  • What should I wear and bring?

    Comfortable walking shoes are a must as this is a walking tour. Dress in layers as San Francisco weather can change quickly. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle.