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The San Francisco Sightseeing Company

Fisherman’s Wharf
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Address: Pier 41 Marine Terminal, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94105
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San Francisco Sightseeing has been offering the premier sightseeing and...

San Francisco Sightseeing has been offering the premier sightseeing and motorcoach tours of San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond since 1911. We offer fun, interesting, and educational San Francisco sightseeing tours, motorcoach charters, convention services, multilingual services, and much more.

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Great location, arduous drive - recommend you stay overnight

I recently took the one day tour from San Francisco to Yosemite. The park itself is absolutely breathtaking and I would recommend it to anyone. It's distance from San Fran... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Melbourne, Australia

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Miami, Fl
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237 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Get ready to do lots of walking and waiting in lines. We stood in a line for 1 hour for the cable cars from Powell to Fishermans wharf! It's worth the wait. We had a great time. It was a Monday morning when apparently it's not that busy. We enjoyed walking Fishermans wharf, Ghirardelli square, jumping on the F line... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed with this company! We wasted more time waiting for pick ups than sightseeing. One time they had us waiting in the wrong spot and we missed the bus and another time we waited 50 minutes! There are many tour companies , I would definitely chose a different one. The actual guides were informative and fun once... More 

Thank Amy V
London, United Kingdom
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508 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

You can get the tickets in many locations in San Fran but given the cost of the trams and the fact they go everywhere in San Francisco, I'm not sure what they exist? You can also get bikes. San Fransico is actually quite small unless you actually want to go outside the Bay Area?

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were told to be at the pick up place at 0630, the center didn't open till 0645. Two buses had collected people from their hotels and brought them to the departure center. We then had to wait in line to get our vouchers processed. Bus didn't leave till 0730. Bus driver was also tour guide and didn't seem to... More 

Thank andra720
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I recently took the one day tour from San Francisco to Yosemite. The park itself is absolutely breathtaking and I would recommend it to anyone. It's distance from San Fran makes for an extremely long day, though, and so unless you are really pressed for time, I would recommend arranging in advance to stay the night there, and then coming... More 

Thank ADUN82
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We did the wine country (Sonoma) tour with San Fran Sightseeing Company with Lance as our guide, Frank as our driver. The tour was outstanding, informational, educational, and inspirational.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 23 April 2016

It was not worth it. They did not give us enough time on the ground. We spent most of the day driving in a closed-top bus. The guides gave us some conflicting information - some of which made no sense. And they kept asking for tips & gratuities like beggars. There are better tours offered by other companies - you... More 

Thank Lee R
Townsville, Australia
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

We were prepared for a long day (14 hours) as we knew the tour entailed a 10 hour round trip which only left 4 hours of park time. We accepted this as we believed it would be our only opportunity to glimpse a little of this great natural wonder. Gray Line promised "a driver and step on guide who would... More 

Thank bookworm0759
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We had decided to walk the city but circumstances changed and we needed a tour out to Golden gate park. The buses were clean and efficient once we had navigated the scrummage of 4 different tour companies all pushing into one small bay on Union square. The guides were informative and personable, standing at the front of the open top... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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146 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We expected this tour to be a very long day and that we would only get 4 hours within the park, however it's all the time we had available and a glimpse sounded better than no glimpse. The positive - Grayline took us to the park which was absolutely jaw dropping breathtaking and we are thankful for that! The negatives... More 

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Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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