San Francisco Tours

San Francisco Shuttle Tours

San Francisco Shuttle Tour is the best tour of San Francisco! Mostly because it uses a Separate Tour Guide from driver, but also because they make the most stops than any other comparable tour. They make 9 off-the-shuttle stops, plus they include a Ferry / Bay Cruise as part of the tour that goes right by Alcatraz Island. This is the only tour that uses the great ferry system that they use that goes to and from the famous Ferry Building. We recommend this tour highly.

Tour Highlights

Ferry Building, Guided Walk through Chinatown, Lombard Street (downhill walk), Nob Hill (Guided walk), Grace Cathedral (go-inside!), Fortune Cookie Factory, The Cable Car Barn Museum (actual working cable car station), Alamo Square Park (Famous Victorians), Palace of Fine Arts, The Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and finally a 25-minute Ferry Bay Cruise that goes right by Alcatraz Island to finish off the tour. Highest rated fully guided tour in San Francisco!

Muir Woods Tours

Muir Woods Tour

This Muir Woods Tour is the only Redwood Tour that uses a Separate Tour Guide from Driver and stays longest in Muir Woods (90 minutes). This tour is also unique in that it goes to Marin Headlands (see below) to see the most majestic views of the Golden Gate Bridge (a very rare stop). You will also go to Sausalito, Muir Beach Overlook and a 25-minute Ferry/Bay Cruise. More tour details »

Premium Muir Woods Downhill Hiking Tour

This Muir Woods Tour is a downhill hike (the only one of its kind) that gives you 2 full hours in Muir Woods (the longest time from any other tour company). This is by far the most creative way into Muir Woods National Park where you start where you can see the Pacific Ocean in the distance and then down you go to the bottom where you feel the mist and see creeks, trails and Coastal Redwoods along the way.

This tour bypasses all of the touristy areas to get to the real adventurous part of Muir Woods. Funny thing is you will see people walking up the same trail that you are walking down! You will immediately become so grateful you chose our downhill Muir Woods tour than huffing it uphill. More tour details »

Tour Highlights

Ferry Building, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Muir Woods (90-minutes), Muir Beach Overlook, Ferry/Bay Cruise, End at the Ferry Building. We highly recommend this Muir Woods tour because of its unique Muir Woods tour stops. This San Francisco Tour to Muir Woods is probably the best in town! (Muir Woods is only 20 minutes away!)

Wine Country Tours

Napa Experience Tour w/ Castello di Amorosa

The Napa Exerience Tour by the Wine Country Tour Shuttle is the Most Comprehensive Napa Valley Winery Tour from San Francisco! This tour provides many great unique features such as 4 Premium Napa Winery Stops, Goes into the heart of Napa Valley - - not just nearby, Picnic Lunch, Winery Tours and the best part - - - a 50 minute relaxing Ferry/Bay Cruise from Napa area back to San Francisco (which totally avoids traffic coming home).

This tour is truly unbelievable from the expert narration from their Wine Country Guides to the great wineries they visit. At only $99 per person, plus tasting fees (we highly recommend this unique tour).

Tour Highlights

Andretti Winery,V. Sattui Winery (Picnic Lunch Included), Franciscan Estate Winery and White Hall Lane (Winery Tour included) and a unique Ferry/Bay Cruise to the San Francisco that completely avoids going home traffic.

Napa Experience Tour w/ Robert Mondavi Winery

Only the Wine Country Tour Shuttle visits the great Robert Mondavi winery for guests traveling from San Francisco. Just like the Wine Country Tour Shuttles regular tour, this tour boasts: Ferry/Bay Cruise, 4 winery stops and a picnic lunch in Napa Valley. The difference with this tour is that Robert Mondavi winery is a guaranteed stop.

Tour Highlights

Start from San Francisco Ferry Building, Robert Mondavi Winery, Andretti Winery, Folie a Deux Winery and Franciscan Estate Winery. Finally, the tour ends with a 50-minute relaxing bay cruise that completely avoids going home traffic.

Monterey & Carmel Tours

Monterey & Carmel Train Tours

Taking the Amtrak Train is easily the most unique way to get to Monterey fro San Francisco. Monterey has some of the most spectacular ocean scenery in the world, along with 400 years of fascinating California history. It is also home to an amazing must-see Aquarium. The village of Carmel is a delight to wander in, with fun, odd shops tucked in unexpected places along with the largest concentration of art galleries on the west coast. Monterey Carmel Train Tour On this tour you'll find famous golf courses, many quaint fairytale-like cottages, and multi-million-dollar homes. Monterey / Carmel tour gives you plenty of time in both Monterey and Carmel, plus, it includes three short, guided walks led by your Tour Guide.

Tour Highlights

Starts at: The Ferry Building (7:45am), Shuttle to Emeryville, Comfortable Amtrak Train Ride (3 hours), Shuttle from Train Station to Monterey, California, Monterey Historic District /Garden District, Monterey Fisherman's Wharf, Glass Bottom Boat (optional $12 if interested), Cannery Row - Guided walk & free time, Monterey Aquarium Option - express entry, Carmel, California- Guided walk, Comfortable Amtrak Train Ride (3 hours), Ends at: Union Square / Financial District Hotel (10:15pm)

Available Monterey & Carmel Tours and Combo Tours

Yosemite Park Tours

Yosemite Park Train Tours

Kids love trains and so do adults. This full day Yosemite National Park Tour by Train, operated by San Francisco Shuttle Tours, is the perfect way to experience some of the most exciting scenery of California from the Train and at Yosemite.

Yosemite Park Further, when we get to Yosemite Valley Floor, this tour includes a valley floor tour which will include Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rocks and the 3500ft El Capitan. While you might be thinking about taking a bus tour to Yosemite, we highly recommend you consider the Yosemite Tour by Train because you can get more time in Yosemite Park and a more comfortable ride.

Tour Highlights

Comfortable train ride, more time in Yosemite, valley floor tour.

Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz Penitentiary was truly "The Rock," where America sent the worst of the worst criminals from 1934-1966.

Public enemies like Scarface Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Creepy Karpis, and the Birdman (Robert Stroud) all learned this first hand. People on the outside have always been fascinated with Alcatraz. Visitors peered at Alcatraz through telescopes when the prisoners were there, and ever since it was opened to tours, thousands of visitors have come every year.

San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours can get Alcatraz Tickets sometimes even at last minute, and we can arrange these for guests who buy our 5 our Premium City Tour (9am).

Tour Highlights

Start at: The Ferry Buildilng, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Nob Hill (Guided walk), Grace Cathedral, Lombard Street (Downhill Guided walk), Chinatown (Guided walk), Cable Car Barn Museum (popular!), Sausalito for lunch, shopping and exploring (meal costs not included), Ferry/Bay Cruise (25 minutes), City Tour ends at the Ferry Building, Walk from Ferry Building (Pier 1) to Pier 33 (Alcatraz Landing).

Private Tours

San Francisco Private Tours

You actually save money (in most cases) with a San Francisco Private Tour. Medium to larger sized groups actually enjoy the benefits of a lower price per person for tours of all types when they come in larger numbers.

Further, with private tours of San Francisco you really do get first class treatment ranging from 1) A before tour discussion with your tour guide is customary 2) San Francisco hotel pickup and drop-off 3) change the itinerary anyway you wish 4) Include lunch in the overall price of the tour. Basically, whatever you want is our command with a private tour.

Tour Highlights

Choose your own tour times, Change the itinerary!, Free San Francisco Hotel Pickup and Drop-off, Free Refreshments (bottled-water), Bathrooms on board available upon request for buses, Separate Tour Guide from Driver.

Must See & Do in San Francisco

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    Take the San Francisco City Tour

    Look for SF city tours that offer more stops and visit more than the most known landmarks in San Francisco. We recommend the SF Shuttle premium City Tour with Ferry!

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    Visit the Wine Country - Don't drive your first time!

    We don't recommend drinking and driving thus, we don't recommend renting a car to go to Napa or Sonoma. Go on a bus tour from San Francisco that visits great wineries and has lots of variety during the tour.

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    Don't Miss The Redwoods - Go to Muir Woods!

    So many people come to San Francisco and fail to visit the Giant California Sequioa Coastal Redwoods at Muir Woods National Park. We highly recommend this even over Alcatraz Island. Find a bus tour that uses smaller shuttles and visits other surrounding areas in Marin along with Muir Woods.

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    Go to Yosemite by Train instead of Car or Bus

    The Yosemite Park Train Tour from San Francisco or Sacramento rocks! It's the coolest way to get to Yosemite. We highly consider you investigate the train tour versus a regular old bus tour to Yosemite.

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    Buy your Alcatraz Tickets Early

    You need to book all Alcatraz tour combos at least 2 weeks in advance. Alcatraz tickets need to be sold as a tour combo. Be weary of anyone selling tickets solely and not combined.