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San Francisco Night Tour

Magic night experience

$157 — 3 hours
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night tour san francisco

San Francisco landmarks get dazzling at night, meaning it's the best time to discover the city's secrets! You don’t need a guide book to make this night a once-in-a-lifetime outing. We’ll design it for you.

 

Your exciting San Francisco Night Tour starts in the heart of the city. Start your tour strolling around Financial District while perusing the classy restaurants and shops that line Market street and Union Square.

After that, immerse in the local culture in Chinatown and have the whole city in the palm of your hand from Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.

Finally, toast your experience with the night scenes of the Embarcadero – romantic, adventurous, relaxed and historical – and be inspired.

 

*** We’ll craft your experience to your personal preferences. The itinerary can be modified with a focus on major tourist destinations or lesser-known nooks of San Francisco.

Highlights

Kick off your tour in style with a sip of dark roast;

Enjoy sparkling San Francisco at night;

Visit the main highlights and historic districts of the city;

Take advantage of the best photo ops at less crowded time;

Get philosophical observing the city from the highest hill;

Take in the night glittering views;

Tick off any last must-dos (we will customize the itinerary for you);

Unwind with a light bite or sip a specialty cocktail.

Itinerary

Coffee

To get into the local San Francisco spirit, begin your tour with a local specialty – a San-Francisco based Philz coffee, extremely popular among locals, and famous for its high quality beans and customized blends. “So Good”! Or “It'z the Best”? Or maybe you’re in the “Dancing Water” mode? You choose!

Tonight is special for two reasons: you have your local guide as a local friend, and get the best city views. What can be better than San Francisco during the day? San Francisco by night, that’s what!

Now head out for your private night tour of the artistic and ambitious Golden City.

 

Financial District

Six San Francisco Fortune 500 companies, the Transamerica Pyramid, high-rise towers… But there’s more in FIDi than mere business. With 240 years of history under its belt, San Francisco has rich past and Financial District has always been the arena for many local events, and a bustling infusion of art and energy.

Your local guide will tour you through the historical relics, architecture and the intriguing past of The Golden City. Your tour will unveil all the main sights from 19th century through to newly built multi-million skyscrapers for Silicon Valley startups.

Take in the city’s fascinating past and present ticking off the icons of San Francisco.

 

Chinatown

Time to conquer the north! Find yourself in the picturesque streets of Chinatown for oriental colors, architected, philosophy… vibe. The centuries-old (and second-largest in the North America) Chinese neighborhood has more to offer than glitzy trinkets.

Observe what’s around you and listen to your feelings. The smell of dim sums, the smell of fish, the smell of souvenir shops and night wind. It is a moment of cultural serenity.

It is easy to see what San Fran is such a cultural blend with its panorama of Chinese flea markets, Gothic architecture, temples, Italian restaurants and fairy-tale houses that look like out of Disney.

Further up to the north for the title of the King (Queen) of the Mountain. This is going to be epic.

 

Coit Tower

Discover hidden gems as you get closer to Telegraph Hill through the winding streets that are full of surprises. Climb up and get a change to expand your horizons and see why San Francisco always rides high in travel bucket lists.

Take a moment. Look around. Soak up the incredible views.

If you’re a history lover, listen to your guide about the ups and downs of this place, which is listed in all guide books worldwide. And in the National Register of Historic Places.

If you’re a nature lover, listen to the trees, to the bushes, to the water, to the night wind.

Couple of moments more for reflection and we’re make our way back to reality. With best city views. And amazing night lights. And award-winning restaurants and bars. San Francisco is awesome.

 

Embarcadero

But the real point is the Ferry Building on the crossroads of Market street and Embarcadero, right at the bay, among glowing skyscrapers. The 100-year-old timeless masterpiece, Ferry Building captures the urban glamor of San Francisco.  

Though it’s always full of tourist there is more to do here than just people-watching.  Watch the bay, rent a bike for a night ride, or have some shopping in one of the pavilions.

Want a coffee with the bay views? How could you not! The classic Blue Bottle Coffee makes a perfect stop for a caffeine fix.

Be amazed by simple things and rediscover spontaneity this night.

 

Dinner

Dinner and talk – things that flawlessly complement each other in terms of joy, indulgence and intimacy.

Experience food that locals love. Discuss your favorites over a delicious dinner at one of San Francisco’s culinary hotspots. Or settle into pleasant silence – luxury after a saturated day.

San Francisco lures chefs from all over the world putting the City on the map as The Food Destination.

Whether you want your meal to be local, international, or simply creative, it will be a perfect time to celebrate your magic night experience and finish the tour. Savor this memorable moment.

 

After the tour

You may want to stroll a bit more along Embarcadero or Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy this walk. A walk with no purpose other than the pleasure of the walk itself. And the night.

For something even more local, head to one of the nightclubs. Try Mighty, Mercer, Monarch or Mezzanine, whatever M you prefer, to find out if they are really reliably rocking nightclubs, as they claim to be. Be warned: San Francisco is not one of the cities that never sleeps. The city likes to sleep. So plan your “after tour” part in advance.

If a laid back, chill out is more your cup of tea then you may like the Dirty Habit or Smuggler’s Cove. 

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 bit longer, you are welcome to do that, but please inform us in advance. 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 Night tour, customized itinerary, personalized experience.
  • + Flexibility: 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.

*This Night tour in San Francisco can be modified to meet your preferences

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  • Astounding experience. Rick arranged everything in advance and we didn’t have to worry about anything. While sipping some cocktails at one of the coolest bars in the city, Rick briefly told us about the places we are gonna visit, like China Town and Embarcadero. And even though we only had three hours, this time would absolutely be the one we will remember for years. Thank you Rick for your great guidance. If you want to see the real night in San Francisco, go with Rick.

    Harma Griffin, USA, May 05, 2016

  • Rick was fabulous. We went to have some Philz coffee at first, and then set off for the Chinatown experience. The memory of colorful lanterns at night, the smell of the Chinese food and all of this blended in a small area in SF is unforgettable. Thanks to Rick, who made those 3 hour tour in the city so wonderful.

    Sem VIsser, Netherlands, May 05, 2016

  • It was one of the most unique tours I have had in my life. Right after the sun goes down the city transforms into this vigorous stream of people, cars, events and you suddenly find yourself flowing with this stream and getting the experience of a lifetime. I am so grateful to the guide who meticulously organized every single second of this tour. I will recommend the unforgettable Night tour in San Francisco to all of my people.

    Cecille Andersen, Denmark, May 05, 2016

  • The night view of San Francisco has totally left me breathless. I’ve been to SF before, but I’ve never experienced it at night. Sparkling lights of the Golden Bridge, vibrant streets full of people - seems like the city never sleeps. My own private guide has introduced me to the local night life and I am not sure whether it was a cocktail or too many emotions that made my had dizzy and knees weak. I am giving 10 point out of 10 to this amazing Night tour of San Francisco.

    Laura Claes, Belgium, May 05, 2016