San Francisco's North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf  walking tour and scenic Bay cruise
Attractions & guided tours

San Francisco's North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf walking tour and scenic Bay cruise

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore San Francisco's Italian district of North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Mix together history and culture in the company of an expert local guide
  • Enjoy an hour-long Bay Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island
  • Climb Lombard Street, enjoy views over the Bay Area, and a chocolate tasting at Ghirardelli Square
What to expect

Explore some of San Francisco's most vibrant areas with a local guide! From North Beach to Fisherman’s Wharf, this 3-hour walking tour (paired with an hour-long cruise) uncovers the city’s history, its hidden gems, and some of its most iconic attractions!

For many, the beating heart of San Francisco is the legacies that lie within the generations of people - artists and activists, inventors, and survivors. Follow along on a dive into the city’s artistic roots starting from Jack Kerouac Alley. Move up Columbus Avenue - the main strip through the predominantly Italian neighborhood where your guide will uncover the hidden gems lying just beneath the usual hotspots.

Further North, climb two blocks to "The Crookedest Street in the World", before heading to the chocolate empire of Ghirardelli Square. Pause to savor a piece of chocolate (complimentary, of course), then wander on down to Fisherman's Wharf. Your guide will show you how to navigate the popular area before heading to Pier 39 to meet San Francisco’s resident sea lions.

You’ll round out the afternoon with a cruise across the bay, taking in some of the city’s best sights from the water. Your boat sails past the waterfront neighborhood of the Marina District, onto the Presidio, and travels under the Golden Gate Bridge. A loop of Alcatraz Island is a welcome addition to the hour-long jaunt - the closest you can get without Alcatraz tickets. Afterward, you’ll return to Pier 39 where you can spend the evening exploring the area for yourself.

Sites visited:

  • North Beach
  • Coit Tower (view)
  • Lombard Street
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Pier 39
  • Cruise around Alcatraz Island
  • Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Guided walking tour
    • Food tasting - Ghirardelli Chocolate
    • 1-hour Bay cruise
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    Reduced price
    • Children (2-14)
    • Infants (0-1): free
    Where

    255 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to the right of the entrance of Vesuvio Cafe in Jack Kerouac Alley.

    What to remember
    • This tour is conducted in English only
    • The Bay Cruise portion of this tour is audio-guided. You will not have a live guide during this section of the tour.
    • This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
    • While we try to avoid extreme inclines and declines, due to San Francisco's hills as well as crowded city streets, guests with high mobility limitations or wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.
    • Carriers in lieu of strollers are highly encouraged
    • Maximum 20 people per group
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    Provider
    Walks LLC - US
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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