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San Francisco Cable Car City Trolley Tour From Fishermans Wharf provided by Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

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San Francisco Cable Car City Trolley Tour From Fishermans Wharf

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Overview
A retrofitted and motorized cable car lets you explore San Francisco in classic style without the limited routes and long lines of the traditional cable cars. Get to all of the city’s major neighborhoods and attractions in just a few hours, stopping for closer looks at the Civic Center, Alamo Square, and Golden Gate Bridge. Guided commentary ensures an insightful trip, while blankets keep you comfortable throughout.
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You'll start at
1560 The Embarcadero
1560 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAMeet your guide at the flag poles between Pier 35 and Embarcadero’s Public Park no later than 15 minutes prior to your departure time. Tour Guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag, both adorned with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo.
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  • Pass by North Beach
    Pass by Washington Square
    Pass by Little Italy
    Pass by Chinatown
    Pass by Union Square
    Pass by Civic Center
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    San Francisco City Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Alamo Square
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Painted Ladies
    Pass by Haight-Ashbury
    Pass by Golden Gate Park
    Pass by Presidio of San Francisco
    Pass by Golden Gate Bridge
  • 3
    Vista Point
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Pacific Heights
    Pass by Mrs Doubtfire House
    Pass by Ghirardelli Square
    Pass by Fisherman's Wharf
    Pass by Aquatic Park
    Pass by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
    Pass by Hyde street pier
    Pass by Cioppino's
    Pass by Scoma's Restaurant
    Pass by In-N-Out Burger
    Pass by Ripley s Believe It or Not! San Francisco
    Pass by Madame Tussauds
    Pass by USS Pampanito
    Pass by SS Jeremiah O'Brien
    Pass by Pier 45
    Pass by Musee Mecanique
    Pass by Boudin at the Wharf
    Pass by Museum of 3D Illusions
    Pass by Pier 43 Ferry Arch
    Pass by Franciscan Crab Restaurant
    Pass by Pier 41 Snackbar
    Pass by Pier 39
    Pass by Square-Rigged Sailing Ship Balclutha
    Pass by The Buena Vista
    Pass by Ghirardelli Square
    Pass by The Cheese School of San Francisco
    Pass by Subpar Miniature Golf
    Pass by The Cannery
    Pass by Bay Bridge
    Pass by Treasure Island
    Pass by Bimbo's 365 Club
    Pass by Kennedy's Irish Pub
    Pass by Coit Tower
    Pass by Telegraph Hill
    Pass by Parrots Of Telegraph Hill
    Pass by Lombard Street
    Pass by Saints Peter and Paul Church
    Pass by Joe DiMaggio Playground and North Beach Pool
    Pass by Washington Square
    Pass by Beach Blanket Babylon
    Pass by Tony's Pizza Napoletana
    Pass by Molinari Delicatessen
    Pass by Golden Boy Pizza
    Pass by Sotto Mare
    Pass by The Stinking Rose
    Pass by Stella Pastry & Café
    Pass by Vesuvio Cafe
    Pass by City Lights Booksellers
    Pass by Victoria Pastry
    Pass by Stockton Street
    Pass by Good Mong Kok Bakery
    Pass by Transamerica Pyramid
    Pass by Salesforce Tower
    Pass by Jackson Square
You'll end at
1560 The Embarcadero
1560 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAMeet your guide at the flag poles between Pier 35 and Embarcadero’s Public Park no later than 15 minutes prior to your departure time. Tour Guide will be wearing an orange jacket and holding a flag, both adorned with the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo.
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Highlights
  • See the city’s main attractions in just a few hours 
  • Walking tour at key destinations included 
  • Guided commentary provides insight into history and culture 
  • All the fun of traveling by cable car without the lines or limited routes
What to Expect
Meet your guide at Fisherman’s Wharf, and set off on a tour of San Francisco's attractions in a classic-style cable car. Listen to commentary from your guide as you ride through North Beach and Chinatown, en route to your first top at the Civic Center. Take a brief walk to admire the Beaux-Arts architecture of San Francisco City Hall. Continue to Alamo Square for a walking tour past the Painted Ladies, and then head through Golden Gate Park and its surrounding residential areas. Hop off upon arrival at the Golden Gate Bridge for a brief presentation about its history and design. After a drive through the Presidio and Pacific Heights, your tour concludes at its original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1560 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sightseeing tour by motorized cable car
  • Disembark at 3 key locations for guided walking tours
  • Separate driver and guide so you will always have your guide’s full attention.
  • Blankets to keep you warm on your journey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants (4 and under) are free, but they must be seated on the lap of an adult.
  • Cable cars are wheeled and not on rails to provide maximum flexibility for city sightseeing
  • Dress in layers as temperatures can be quite cold on the open-air cable car
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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brace690 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bozeman, Montana2 contributions
Tour guide Curt and driver Zack were great. The trip was lots of fun and very interesting. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and had visited SF many times in my youth, yet this trip was so informative for me. Curt has a wealth of knowledge about SF and is so passionate
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Teresa wrote a review Mar 2020
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We traveled last weekend and Curt was absolutely Amazing. We went for my sisters bachelorette party. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Lauren S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Took the Trolley tour on our recent trip to San Francisco. This was the first time we had been to the city as tourists and wanted to see the site but felt a bit overwhelmed by the amount of things to do. We took a chance on this tour and it was wonderful. Joan was our driver
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Date of experience: March 2020
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D Webber wrote a review Mar 2020
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Had a great time on our tour. The guide and driver were both excellent and very informative. The cable car is very neat and loved the free chocolate. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Susan D wrote a review Mar 2020
Lufkin, Texas1 contribution
Curt was our guide, and Joan was our driver. They were great and they answered all our questions. We covered a lot of territory, and we saw a number of things we might otherwise have missed. I strongly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Great Day in San Francisco
This was a great tour to kick off the final leg of our Cali spring break in San Francisco. Our tour guide Jessica w
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Jessica and Mia were the perfect hosts.
My wife and I traveled to San Fransico to celebrate our anniversary this year. Because of work schedules it was a q
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KarenL3935
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Excellent
Not much to say really but they were brilliant, highly recommend and throughly enjoyable, very very knowledgable.
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SHarris555
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Expensive and dull
Booked trip which was very expensive it suggested that you needed to book to beat the queue which was not true true
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B1858PHlarryh
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Mr and mrs
Curt and roger gave us the best tour ever these two gentlemen were very informative and knowledgeable of San Franci
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Photo ops and great instructor/guide!
Saw highlights and heard good jokes. Curt Robert was our guide and he was great! The golden gate bridge stop was th
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Fantastic time with Curt and Mia
I just spent some of the most wonderful 3 hours of my life. Curt is an astonishing and charming guy, he knows tons
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tpayres
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A Great Way to get a quick (3 hour) view of the City
This was a great afternoon seeing the highlights of the city, including a trip across the Golden Gate, in a 3 hour
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Hornblower
We are just finishing up a wonderful few hours trip with Igor as driver and Curt as tour director!! Such fun!! Most
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SandraV4219
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Great way to see the city and experience San Fran
I didn’t have much time to see the main features and this was a really good way. The Tour Guide was amazing and sha
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Stefstefa
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A perfect start to our San Fran holiday
We got early to the dock to find Jessica, our guide, already there waiting for us. We we the first ones on ‘the roc
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550katyr
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Informative, Fun, and Friendly
Valerie met us exactly where she said she’d be. She provided us with all of the necessary info for our Alcatraz tou
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UKBob64
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Nice way to see San Francisco landmarks
We enjoyed the tour, specially the open air experience of sitting on the outdoors facing part of the vehicle. Robin
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Bobpulford1959
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A trip not to be missed
This is a really first class trip to do in SanFrancisco ,Our tour guide Vicky was First CLASS and made the whole t
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ljg_2020
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Amazing combo of two tours
Joseph was so helpful regrading instruction for the Alcatraz tour and getting there early was good. Then the cable
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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