Fisherman's Wharf walking tour
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Walking tours

Fisherman's Wharf walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy an immersive walk with amazing views and riveting stories of San Francisco
  • Learn about San Francisco's coming-of-age through its history as a port city
  • Whet your appetite as you learn about SF's regional treats: Ghirardelli Chocolate, Sourdough Bread, and Dungeness Crab
  • Explore Pier 39, a famous attraction with shopping, entertainment and hear about why the sea lions took over
  • Find out how Alcatraz Island became home to one of the most notorious prisons in the world
What to expect

Visit some of the top attractions along San Francisco's famed waterfront including Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and Pier 39 with this special tour!

During this 60-minute walking tour, you'll learn about the rich history of the area with a highly-rated guide, all while taking in amazing views. You'll visit iconic landmarks and hear incredible stories about the gold rush, the cable car system, earthquakes, and much more.

Itinerary:

  • Meet your guide at the north end of Fisherman’s Wharf and start your experience by taking in the amazing views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz
  • Hear how San Francisco transformed from a sleepy village to a booming port city when gold fever swept the nation in 1849, and learn the origin story of Ghirardelli Square
  • Check out the stalls selling specialties like crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls
  • Walk part of the historic Barbary Coast trail
  • Continuing along the Embarcadero Promenade, you’ll hear about the infamous Alcatraz and how it’s much more than just a prison
  • Finish at Pier 39 to see the historic ships and the colony of sea lions that has taken over the docks

This tour makes a great day for the family with loads of recommendations to continue your day!

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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 sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Alcatraz visit
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 5-11)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Meet at 700 Beach Street (across the street from Buena Vista Cafe) in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

    What to remember
    • This tour operates in small groups of 25 people or less so you’ll move fast and see more
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Experience First (formerly New York Tour1)
    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 activity begins.

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