more than the usual bus tour
If you've been to San Francisco before and want to see more. Or, if you want to see the main sights of San Francisco but also some lesser known and less visited sights, this tour is for you. We will drive around the city in my Acura MDX, and follow some routes less travelled.
This is a custom tour designed for the curious. I will take your ideas or recommend some of my own. For example, we may decide to cross the Golden Gate Bridge and view the city from the Marin Headlands; we may drive into Pacific Heights and ogle the multi-million dollar homes; we may view the city from the charming 16th street tile steps; or we may visit the Diego Rivera Mural at the San Francisco Academy of Art. It's up to you.
This all-day tour will include stops at museums and stops for photos. Let me know your interests, and I will design the tour around those interests.
Our itinerary will be customized to your own preferences. We may start on the Embarcadero, and continue to Fisherman's Wharf where you will be able to see the shops, restaurants and working fishing boats in the harbor. Later we will drive down the crooked Lombard Street, drive up a steep Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, and drive over amazing Nob Hill with its prestigious hotels and cable cars. We will pass through Chinatown on our way to Union Square (the shopping district), then head west to the Civic Center and our beautiful domed city hall. Further south we may walk through the Mission, and enjoy the outdoor murals as well as the tasty pastries, coffees and ethnic cuisines. This tour will include Twin Peaks viewpoint, weather permitting, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Lands End and Pacific Heights Mansions. Your tour guide will recommend other destinations, time permitting.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at your hotel, cruise port, or any mutually convenient location
End location: We will end at your hotel, cruise port, or any preferred destination
Duration: 8 hours
This tour will proceed rain or shine. We will do our best to avoid rush hour traffic in certain sections of the city
I will pick you up (up to 4 passengers) in my Acura MDX and we will drive throughout the city. We can include walking tours as desired
Transportation for up to 4 passengers in my Acura MDX and all services and commentary by a professional tour guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - This amount assumes souvenirs, snacks, and possible admissions to museums (variable prices)
Admission to museums, snacks (or lunch) and souvenirs are not included
I am a step on guide for motorcoach tours and am licensed to drive up to 6 passengers in my Acura MDX. TPC#36052
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Sharon was phenomenal.Her knowledge and photographic memory would put many of us to shame. We were 3 surgeons visiting San Francisco with one day free.We had an 8 hour tour which included many of the local sights. It was unfathomable that so much could be seen in such a short time and yet Sharon did it with ease. I always enjoy guided tours because of the relaxed and informal nature as well as the ability to be flexible in the sights to visit. Highly recommended and we will be using her next time we visit