San Francisco Highlights
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 718
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR MADE: From twisty Lombard Street to beautiful Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is one of America's great walking cities. Stroll the Embarcadero or sample Dim Sum in Chinatown. Enjoy the twinkling city lights from atop Twin Peaks or simply explore the city’s eclectic mix of neighborhoods as well as its great history in contemporary music. Napa, Sonoma, and Yosemite are easy inclusions, or embark on California's ultimate scenic route, Highway 1 to Los Angeles.
Known for its steep hills, eclectic architecture, cable cars, progressive outlook, and stunning landmarks, San Francisco will enchant you on this 4-day city break by the bay.
Sightseeing options are endless, but the city's neighbourhoods are just as ecclectic. Catch a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf to watch fishermen prepare their crab catch before grabbing a signature sourdough sandwich for lunch. See the sea lions of Pier 39 and take a boat tour to Alcatraz Island. Wander the Palace of Fine Arts or snap a perfect picture of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.
Don't wear your legs out. You'll have a 24-hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket on your second day, perfect for reaching Ocean Beach, or Golden Gate Park, home of the de Yonge Museum and San Francisco Botanical Garden. If you have time, dive into the neighbourhoods that shaped San Francisco such as Haight-Ashbury, the famed hippie enclave turned haven for vintage finds, or the Castro, San Francisco's historic LGBTQ+ haven. You might take in the view from Coit Tower, pick up some beat poetry at A Different Light (Ginsberg's Howl is still their biggest seller), or admire the gardens of windy Lombard Street.
San Francisco is as delicious as it is diverse. A food tour invites you to Chinatown for tasty dim sum and an insight into medicinal herbs and other mystical traditions. Then discover North Beach, the city’s Italian quarter with its romantic sidewalk cafes. Francis Ford Copolla wrote The Godfather here, so of course, a pizza and wine is a must. The Beat poets shaped their voices in this neighbourhood too, in case you want to choose something appropriate to read.
There's no schedule for your last San Francisco day, so use it to pick up any sights you missed, graze your way through the food hall at the Ferry Terminal, explore the history and awesome Latin American eats in the Mission district, or embark on a day trip to Sonoma, or even Yosemite if you're up for a long day. Alternatively, set out on Hwy 1 to Monterey, then follow the dramatic, coastline all the way to LA if your heart desires. That is, if you didn't leave it in San Francisco.
- 4 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 718
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Arrive San Francisco
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and make your own way to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, you might be able to explore a little bit of the city by the Bay. San Francisco is a walking city, and you are going to have a wonderful time if you plan your day in advance. The city has great neighborhoods such as North Beach, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf, but you might also consider visiting Alcatraz by boat or have an early dinner just a little bit out of town, in delightful Sausalito.
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel Zoe Fisherman's Wharf
Located two blocks up from the waterfront of Fishermans Wharf just steps to Pier 39. North Point and Mason streets. 2 miles to Union Square.**REOPENING OCTOBER 2020**We are excited to welcome your travelers back to San Francisco this fall. Please visit www.hotelzoesf.com for details on …
Located two blocks up from the waterfront of Fishermans Wharf just steps to Pier 39. North Point and Mason streets. 2 miles to Union Square.**REOPENING OCTOBER 2020**We are excited to welcome your travelers back to San Francisco this fall. Please visit www.hotelzoesf.com for details on our new cleanliness and safety guidelines.
Hotel Zoe Fishermans Wharf-a true gem in San Francisco. Hotel Zoe is located in the heart of Fishermans Wharf at North Point and Mason Streets-just a short walk to Pier 39 and all that the wharf has to offer. Your clients will love our well tailored guestrooms with urban coastal inspired design. Stylish lobby and Bar Zoe boasting modern decor and sleek fixtures. Relax in our artisan-styled outdoor courtyard with comfortable seating-fireplaces-stunning sculptures. Exquisite dining in our Italian sidewalk restaurant Pescatore. Hotel Zoe is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike-just steps from corporate offices-cable car-pier 39-Golden Gate Bridge.
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Hop aboard a sightseeing bus for a tour of the City by the Bay and delve into the fascinating history of San Francisco and its legendary landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. The hop-on-hop-off route stops at the main points of interest all around San Francisco.
Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus. Hop off anytime and create your customized itinerary at your leisure. Explore 3 routes depending on your ticket purchase and enjoy photo stops at the Golden Gate Bridge on each route.
With the Classic (24-hour) ticket, enjoy the Hop-on Hop-off service at your leisure for a full day and try the bike rental offer and ride along San Francisco's stunning waterfront.
Food Walking Tour of Chinatown and North Beach
On their own, Chinatown and North Beach stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, new cultures, and to parts of your heart. Explore both on this unique combination walking tour.
Start by exploring Chinatown by twilight, including tasting Dim Sum from one of the oldest bakeries in this vibrant neighborhood. You will delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore local sculpture and architecture and see close up how fortune cookies are made by hand.
Tea is to Chinatown as North Beach is to coffee and you will sample both. Search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery. Uncover the hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. And you'll be astonished by new finds in secret alcoves.
Explore the "Beat Generation" of North Beach as we visit the very place where Francis Ford Coppola wrote "The Godfather" screenplay and the location where Steve Allen got his start, which has not changed at all since they performed there. Try some pizza and wine in North Beach.
From wine to Dim Sum, fortune cookies, and teas, to cappuccinos in the very places where the Beat Generation started and Barbary Coast history that made San Francisco what it is.
Depart San Francisco
Enjoy your last day in the city before making your own way to San Francisco International Airport for your flight home unless you plan to extend your stay in the city.
- 3 nights accommodation in San Francisco
- Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
- San Francisco: Food Walking Tour of Chinatown and North Beach (Shared)
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Entrance fees not explicitly listed as included
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
- Visa fees if applicable
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double shared accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
31 Aug 2023