San Francisco step-on private guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

42095


Categories

City, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. For student groups, the tour can be customized so we make it more kid friendly including a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and/or down the crooked part of Lombard Street.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Portuguese (basic), Spanish (basic)

For Groups with Their Own Transportation


Have your own transportation? Then this tour is the tour for you. We will tour San Francisco's highlights - the sights that have made The City by the Bay one of the United States' top tourist destinations. In a 3. 5 - 4 hour tour, I usually include Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Lombard Street and Telegraph Hill from afar, Fisherman's Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks (weather permitting), Victorian homes, Nob Hill, and Civic Center. Of course, we can add and subtract sights depending on your group's interests.

Please note that the ToursByLocals system sets a maximum of 10 persons on the tour, but I am willing to serve as a step-on guide for whatever number of persons your vehicle can accommodate.

(Photos courtesy of SFTA)

Itinerary

We will tour San Francisco's highlights - the sights that have made The City by the Bay one of the United States' top tourist destinations. In a 3. 5 - 4 hour tour, I usually include Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Lombard Street (Crookedest Street in the World) and Telegraph Hill from afar, Fisherman's Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks (weather permitting), Victorian homes, Nob Hill, and Civic Center. Of course, we can add and subtract sights, depending on your group's interests.

Please note that motor coaches are prohibited on certain streets in San Francisco including the crooked part of Lombard Street, Telegraph Hill, parts of North Beach and Russian Hill, Sea Cliff, the Marina District, and a few other areas. Also some motorcoaches are unable to make it over Nob Hill and through much of Chinatown.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Please let me know the name of the hotel, other location in San Francisco, or terminal at SFO where you want me to meet the group.

End location: Please let me know where you want to finish the tour. If you are not sure, we can discuss options.

Duration: 4 hours

If you want a tour that is less than 4 hours, please let me know. We can then customize the tour to be sure you see the sights that are of the highest priority for your group.

Transportation

You will provide the transportation. Please note that the Tours by Locals system sets the maximum number of people on the tour as 10. However, I am happy to serve as your step-on guide in any sized vehicle.

What’s Included

My services as a step-on guide for up to 4 hours. The tour will stay within the city limits of San Francisco except if you want to cross the Golden Gate Bridge.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 USD - If we cross the Golden Gate Bridge a toll is automatically billed to the coach company. If we park in Golden Gate Park for a restroom and snack break, there is a small parking fee.

Members of your group will need money for snacks, souvenirs, and possibly entry fees.

What’s Extra

If we cross the Golden Gate Bridge, a toll is automatically charged to the coach company. We can stop at the south vista point and avoid the toll.

You will need to pay parking at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park if we stop here for a restroom break, coffee and snacks, or a visit to the park.

Any admission fees are extra; however, my usual tour does not require such fees.

All snacks, meals, and souvenirs are extra.

Any other parking fees and tolls are extra. However, there are seldom any additional charges other than those mentioned above.

Restrictions

The National Park Service prohibits guides from leading tours in Muir Woods. Therefore, on tours involving a visit to the park, I will talk to you about the trees during the drive to the Woods but will let you stroll through the redwoods on your own.

A Recent Review of this tour

Rick was simply fantastic both before the tour and during the tour. His counsel before the tour helped us avoid logistical problems that could have derailed the tour before it began. His knowledge of the history, the architecture, and the back roads of the area helped our driver and made for a great, efficient tour. No question if we go back to the area Tours by Locals and Rick would be our first call.
John L.

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