Best of San Francisco Half-day Private Tour


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City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children are welcome and encouraged on this tour. Child seats and/or boosters are required for children under 4 feet 9 inches or under 8 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (advanced)

Spend the morning or the afternoon touring San Francisco with a native.

San Francisco, the city by the bay, is my hometown. I love this city, with all its nuances and quirks and I would love to show it to you.

On this tour we will visit all of the sights that have made San Francisco one of the top tourist destinations in the world; North Beach, Chinatown, Telegraph Hill, The Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Alamo Square (The Painted Ladies). If you would like I can take you to some hilltops and staircases that offer spectacular views that most visitors have never seen. I will take you through this beautiful city's history neighborhood by neighborhood the way only someone who grew up here can.

This tour can be customized to suit your requests and preferences.


This 4-hour tour will start with a pick up from your hotel or accommodation in San Francisco. From there we will tour the city visiting its most famous neighborhoods and sites including; Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach, The Palace of Fine Arts, The Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks and Alamo Square (the Painted Ladies). We will make several stops along the way and the day is customizable to suit your preferences.

Typically a morning tour starts at 8:30am and finishes at 12:30pm and an afternoon tour starts at 1:30 and finishes at 5:30pm. I will drop you off at your accommodation or another location in San Francisco if you would prefer.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation anywhere in the city of San Francisco. For other locations in the Bay Area there may be an additional charge for travel time.

End location: I will drop you off where you were picked up or at an alternate location in the area.

Duration: 4 hours


You will travel in a Ford passenger van with seating for up to 13 people (bench seating). This is a large, comfortable, reliable vehicle with air conditioning. The van is commercially insured and licensed by the Transportation Commission/Public Utilities Commission.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation and the services of a fun, professional, easy-going, experienced local tour guide.
Chilled bottled water will be provided.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - Snacks, Beverages and Souvenirs

What’s Extra

Other: Meals, Snacks, Beverages and Souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

Marc was all and more than we expected. He is both witty and knowledgeable and we had a fun and learning experience. I could not recommend anyone higher than Marc. We had 8 of us on tour and his van could accommodate even more. Everyone raved about Marc (don't let this go to your head Marc). If you are looking for an entertaining experience while in San Francisco than look no further than Marc, he was more like a friend than a guide. Most definitely would use him again. Thank you Marc
Jules Plavin

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