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3-Day Tour in San Francisco
Driving Tour

Feel like a local in San Francisco

$497 — 3 days
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3 days in San Francisco - feel like a local

Your adventure begins the moment you start the amazing 3-day tour in SF!

With so much variety on the menu you will experience the natural beauty and captivating waterfront attractions of San Francisco.

Iconic symbols of San Francisco await you!

 

*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. San Francisco

Highlights:

  • Explore the sights of San Francisco that are postcard images of the city;
  • Have a customized tour with a private local guide, choose the places you want to see and things you want to do;
  • Tour San Francisco with Cable Car and see all must-see destinations of San Francisco;
  • Take a hike in Golden Gate Park, where Charlie Chaplin filmed scenes for movies. It is one of the most popular and largest parks in the US.

Itinerary:

You can choose the places you want to see. Suggested sights:

 

Golden Gate Park – The Park, where history meets nature to create a mix of attractions, activities and fun events for a lifetime experience.  Things to do in Golden Park: sip a tea in Japanese Tea Garden; explore more than 26 million specimens in the world’s greatest museum of natural history - The Academy of Sciences; enjoy American art spanning from the 17th to 21st century, and the art from Africa and the Pacific in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – de Young Museum, and many more!

 

Golden Gate Bridge – the symbol of San Francisco;

 

Chinatown – the most historical Chinatown in the Northern America with great authentic Chinese cuisine;

 

Embarcadero – a perfect place to have a scenic promenade and take in the views of palms, the bay and the Ferry Building;

 

The Castro – the most progressive neighborhood of San Francisco, famous for LGBT community;

 

Alamo Square and The Painted Ladies – Victorian architecture, pastel colors, beautiful history

 

Or any other places must sees and off the beaten place you want to discover on your private 3-day tour of San Francisco.

Day 2. Muir Woods/Stinson Beach/Mount Tamalpais/ Marin Headlands

Highlights

  • Drive along the Marin Headlands, with incredible views of Golden Gate Bridge looking back on San Francisco. So scenic, it is where most car commercials are made;
  • Indulge in the beauty and wonder of Muir Woods, with incredible redwoods and shade for an ideal easy hike;
  • Muir Beach, get your feet wet in the Pacific Ocean;
  • Stinson Beach, an awesome curvy drive along the ocean with lunch at the coast side;
  • Mt. Tamalpais, where mountain bikes were invented and gorgeous hikes overlooking an incredible canyon and beautiful wildlife;
  • Mill Valley, visit the quaint small town and have a coffee with the locals in the town square;
  • Lunch in one of the best places to find savory seafood and serving selections to please any palate.

Itinerary:

Marin Headlands

There’s no closer place to heaven then Marin Headlands, they say. Top thing to do in Marin County, this spot must definitely be on your list of places to go.  Explore the untouched land of San Francisco. Majestic views from the top.  Picture-perfect destination and ideal spot for making selfies.

 

Muir Woods/Muir Beach

Hike through the sprawling redwoods of Muir Woods and enjoy the aroma of the pine and the eucalyptus, huge trees and a forest floor of lush growth as you walk down the trail. This peaceful oasis is a good mix of walking tracks and plenty of places just to sit and the amazing energy and the quiet solitude of the forest.

Want to dig your toes into the sand? Wait till we get to the Muir Beach to do just that! Less crowded than nearby Stinson, Muir Beach is hidden away from the hustle of the big city and is a lovely  place to relax and watch the seagulls.

 

Stinson Beach

Surrounded by Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore and Mount Tamalpais, Stinson Beach is a very popular destination. Come here to take in some rays from the sun. 

What once was the area for raising milk cows, is now a coastline, renowned for its magnificent views and cleanliness.

 

Mount Tamalpais

For a truly extraordinary adventure experience, drive to Mt. Tamalpais State Park for a stunning view from the 2,571-foot peak. What is there to watch? Well, how about the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, hills and cities of the East Bay, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay and Mount Diablo.

Want more?  On a clear day, try to spot the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains 150 miles away.

Mount Tamalpais is often considered the symbol of Marin County.

 

Mill Valley

The first inhabitants arrived to Marin County about 6,000 years ago. Mill Valley has a total area of just 4.8 square miles (12 km2) and still more than 600 village sites have been identified on this area.

Mill Valley is a concentration of American heritage: nature, culture and history combine here in a harmonious way.

Day 3: Sausalito/Napa Valley/Oxbow Public Market

Highlights:

  • Sausalito, the artsy community with right along the San Francisco Bay, for a great stroll, and enjoy an espresso along the waterfront;
  • Napa Valley, for the best wine tasting in America. Visit 2 or 3 wineries for red, white or bubbly tasting. Along the route the cute towns of St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville and Napa greet you with open arms;
  • Enjoy lunch in a cute diner with casual atmosphere along the way;
  • Oxbow Public Market, for all your culinary delights;
  • Travel to the East Bay and into University of California, Berkeley (CAL), a great college town.

Itinerary:

Sausalito

Sausalito is a hub of nature and culture. With a variety of museums, parks, beaches and vista points, it’s easy to get lost in Sausalito’s culture and charm. Take time to delve into the area’s history and nature, with history dating back to 1893.

Sausalito was once called Liwanelowa – a Coast Miwok settlement. The first European visited the present-day area of Sausalito 240 years ago, in 1775.

Get to the best spot to get a head on view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

Napa Valley

Napa Valley, located in the heart of Napa County, is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. With 43,000 acres (174 km2) of wine, food, nature and art, the adventure is waiting to be discovered!

There’s no better time to check out what Napa Valley has to offer than from January to March when Napa celebrates an annual Mustard Festival devoted to the "food, wine, art and rich, unique agricultural bounty of the Napa Valley".

Culinary and wine tasting tour will be a lifetime experience for you! Enjoy special activities and events all year long.

 

Oxbow Public Market

There are deals to be had when happy hour rolls around. Head to Oxbow Public Market to enjoy Cold Brew Coffee, or a signature cocktail, or grab a craft beer. 

With all the variety of cheese, ice-cream, chocolates, oysters and wine specials that this flagship market offers, it’s easy to see why this place has been a popular spot for so long!

The 40,000 square foot marketplace features local organic produce, artisan cafes, and a scenic outdoor deck with the Napa River views.

Enjoy seasonal displays and fun events!

 

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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  • Wonderful tour and a wonderful tour guide. He took us every place possible and impossible, we’ve tried the best coffee in the city and bought some fine vines in the best wineries of San Francisco. He took us to the spot from where you can have the best view on the famous Golden Gate Bridge and I’m not sure how many hundreds of pictures we’ve taken from there, but all of them could be turned into a postcard. Thanks a lot to the organizing company and our guide for touring us around and sharing the best time in San Francisco.

    Mical Svoboda, Czech Rep, May 05, 2016

  • The city was marvelous. Our guide was a real professional. He organized the itinerary for us, considering all our preferences and wishes and the 3-day experience turned out to be very pleasant. Now I can say that you haven’t experienced the city well without 3 days in San Francisco driving tour. Thanks to our guide and the Friendly Local Guides company for making it so enjoyable.

    Claudia Conti, Milan, May 05, 2016

  • Rick was a very professional guide. He is indeed an expert in what he is doing. We would be completely lost without him in the city. My wife is usually very picky about the places she visits and at first she didn’t like San Francisco because it seemed too crowded and big. But after Rick took us to the most scenic spots and provided us with a vivid introduction of the historical places, my wife seemed to have changed her opinion. At the end we both didn’t want to leave. We recommend Rick and the 3 days in San Francisco driving tour.

    Tim Bagley, Ireland, May 05, 2016

  • What can I say? I had a really cool time in the city of San Francisco. 3 days is just enough to tour all the scenic and famous places, get to know local life and fall in love with it completely. On my last day Rick has taken me to some uncrowded areas, since I don’t really like those noisy streets full of people and I could enjoy the peace and hear the San Francisco wind singing to my ears. I had a great time in the city. And I highly recommend Rick as your tour guide.

    Stephan Walker, New Zealand, May 05, 2016