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2-Day Tour in San Francisco
Driving Tour

All must sees of San Francisco in 2 days

$397 — 2 days
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2 days in San Francisco visiting all the highlights of the city

One of the reasons we love this tour is that it solely focuses on the most scenic natural gems of San Francisco. Along the way, you will pass Golden Gate Park and Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and North Beach.

Good food, history and culture combine harmoniously on this 2-day tour of San Francisco, 5 hours each day.

 

*The itinerary depends on how many stops you want to make during the tour, and may be revised.

*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

Day 1

Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods

Highlights:

  • Driving/walking/hiking tour of some of the “off-the-beaten path” but really amazing, spots in San Francisco and the bay area;
  • Drive through Golden Gate Park, stopping to admire some of the wonders it has to offer, including the Botanical Garden, the Japanese Tea Garden and Conservancy of Flowers;
  • Have a nice one-of-a-kind short hike to the Golden Gate Bridge;
  • Take a scenic drive to Muir Woods;
  • Hike Muir Woods to experience “…the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." (John Muir);
  • Stop for a drink/meal at the Pelican Inn on Muir beach - great English pub.

Itinerary:

Muir Woods

About 12 miles (19 km) north of San Francisco, Muir Woods is home to old growth coast redwood, known for their height and dead interesting shapes, of all ages and sizes. Some big enough to walk inside of.

Nicknamed a “Tree Lover's Monument”, Muir Woods is a magical and enchanted wood!

The drive to the park is an adventure in itself, with the winding roads and incredible views.

Whether it’s hiking, nature or just another must-see you’re looking for – Muir Woods is truly a San Francisco gem. Great morning trip to start the day!

 

Golden Gate Bridge

An iconic piece of history with magnificent architecture and stunning views of the city and bay. The Golden Gate Bridge should definitely be in your bucket list when in San Francisco.

Don’t let your exercise routine get off track. Go for a run, take a bike or simply take a walk along the bridge. For a bigger challenge, use the bike all the day and feel like a local.

 

Golden Gate Park

Considered by many to be the best city park in the United States, Golden Gate Park is also the largest man-made park in the world – 1,017 acres and over 3 miles (50 blocks) long by 1/2 mile wide.

With thirteen million people visiting the park each year, Golden Gate Park is the third most visited park in the U.S. after Central Park in NYC, and Lincoln Park in Chicago.

Golden Gate Park is a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of the City, and there are so many things to do here, that you would not want to leave it! Ideal place to finish your city tour and explore it for hours, go ride a bike or take a hike and watch the sunset in the most peaceful and relaxing part of San Francisco.

 

Day 2

Fisherman's wharf, Embarcadero, Pier 39, Soma, AT&T Park, Chinatown, North Beach, Cable Car

Highlights:

  • Morning Downtown tour;
  • Lunch in Fisherman's Wharf/Ghiardelli Square;
  • Cable Car ride and visit Cable Car Museum;
  • Visit Chinatown, sample dimsum, visit fortune cookie factory;
  • Walk Lombard Street, learn about the "beat poets", walk up to Coit tower
  • Stop by North Beach for historical landmarks and authentic Italian food.
  • Unwind after a saturated tour at Embarcadero, the most laid-back area of the day;
  • Enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal dishes at Embarcadero or Pier 39 while overlooking the ocean. Ideal place to finish your tour.

Itinerary: 

Fisherman's wharf

Adjacent to Pier 39 and Embarcadero, Fisherman’s wharf is a wonderful place for a scenic promenade.

Today, the fishing fleet and many of the Wharf's world-famous restaurants are run by the grandsons of the Italian fishermen who immigrated here.

Enjoy fresh local produce along with street musicians and live art on your stroll along the boardwalk. San Francisco is some to fine dining along the water that will be sure to be one of the highlights of your trip!

 

North Beach

Originally called the Latin Quarter, North Beach has always been a mix of all nationalities, until Italians came to settle in North Beach and turn it into Little Italy.

Learn from your private guide about the ever-changing history of North Beach and the Gold Rush, explore the Washington Square Park, and Jackson Square, a survivor of the 1906 Earthquake, and sip a coffee in a cozy Italian coffee shop.

 

Chinatown

Delve into the history of the largest and oldest Chinatown in North America. Explore this colorful place with iconic architecture, great views of palaces and good deals at souvenir shops. 

It was San Francisco Chinatown where Westernized Chinese cuisine was born. Don’t skip a tourist attraction –  an ethnic Dim Sum tea house!

 

SoMa/San Francisco Giants Stadium (AT&T Park)

Exciting and dynamic.SoMa is home to Yerba Buena Gardens, Art Museum and Moscone Center.

YBG is recognized as one of the United States’ top 30 urban parks with plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy: landscaped lawns, award-winning architecture, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and occasional free outdoor performances. 

 

The Embarcadero/Ferry Building

This iconic boulevard is the eastern waterfront of the City. Pass under the Ferry Building, the Bay Bridge, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf. A prime photo op for both downtown and Bay Bridge backgrounds. Wonderful sites and yummy offerings. We noticed people look happier here.

Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf

Most popular destination on our San Francisco 2-day tour! And the place for best sea food restaurants in the city. You can start your scenic Marin County and Alcatraz tour here.

End your day with dinner and an oceanfront view of the San Francisco skyline (if you choose it as your drop-off destination).

Info

Your tour: Fun facts, iconic places, local experience, great neighborhoods, friendly guide
Your guide: Bright, energetic, local, enthusiastic and fun! Your guide is your local friend.
Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 4
Pick up & Drop off: Lobby of your hotel or any place within San Francisco city limits
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your San Francisco tour to last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged $40 USD per extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + Meet a local and make a new friend in San Francisco.
  • + Exciting fun communication with a local, not just boring history lessons.
  • + Ask your guide questions about any subject, get genuinely connected with your guide.
  • + Private San Francisco tour, customized itinerary, personalized experience.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit your individual preferences.
  • + Your personal tour guide focuses solely on you and makes sure you get the most out of your experience.
  • + Your personal travel consultant is at your service any time via email, facebook, skype or whatsapp. You will not feel alone with Friendly Local Guides.
  • + Must do + off the beaten path of the city.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Local cozy cafes and restaurants with traditional cuisine and interior.
  • + Best coffee shops in the city.
  • + A photo session amongst spectacular San Francisco scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + Special offers for taxi and hotels with good location and price.
  • + Expert local advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time in San Francisco.

*This tour can be modified to meet your preferences

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  • We are still under a deep impression from the whole tour. It was an ace-high two days of our holidays. Our local guide took us to the best picture taking spots ever and by the end of the second day my memory on camera was absolutely full. All the places our guide chose for us were fantastic. This tour was definitely a worthy investment and we will highly recommend it to our friends.

    Natalia Ivanova, Russia, May 05, 2016

  • Rick was a first-rate guide for us in San Francisco. 2 days spend in his company seemed like 2 minutes. The whole experience was bright, memorable and fun. Rick was eager to adjust to any itinerary changes we wanted to make and it was really nice to have him as a guide in such a fabulous city. Tons of thanks to the tour organizers. You made it all unforgettable.

    Lena Gruber, Austria, May 05, 2016

  • Rick was so attentive and caring! My cousin had some problems with her leg and we had to take some rest stops from time to time, but it didn’t bother Rick. Apart from having a tender heart, he also has a broad mind. We will never forget all the stories he told us about the local peoples’ life and the history of some places. Thanks to Rick and Friendly Local Guides. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.

    Martina Dvorak, Prague, May 05, 2016

  • We visited all the places the city has to offer and 2 days of the tour went by with the speed of light. Our local guide was so enthusiastic and bright, our mood was always up in his presence. He was punctual and met us in the exact meeting point and the exact meeting time. The tour went buy in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and we want to thank all the people and the 2 days in SF driving tour for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Giulia Ricci, Rome, May 05, 2016