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De Young Museum Tours

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De Young Museum
If de Young Museum’s Herzog & de Meuron architectural design doesn’t capture your attention, the bird’s-eye view of Golden Gate Park from the observation tower will. Wander the collections of Oceanic and American art, as well as galleries of impressive textiles and decorative arts.
 
The Basics
The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum’s American collection features 17th- to 21st-century works. Many visitors view pieces from Hudson River School artists. Oceanic art, such as New Zealand Maori wood carvings, and African art, including ancient terra-cotta from Mali, figure prominently. An expansive textile arts collection, including 20th-century couture from European designers, such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent, is very popular.

The San Francisco CityPASS and Go card, plus a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, include admission to de Young Museum, while other tours, such as self-guided, electric bike, and Segway tours, and Surrey rentals, don’t. Single-admission tickets provide same-day admission to de Young’s partner fine arts museum, the Legion of Honor. Tours don’t include admission to any special exhibits.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • de Young Museum is compact and easy to visit in a few hours.
  • The small on-site café is very busy at lunchtime and during special exhibitions.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible with accessible restrooms. It sets aside separate days during new exhibitions to allow visitors who request accommodation to visit when the museum is less crowded.
  • Admission for children under 17 is always free. Admission is free to everyone on the first Tuesday of the month.
 
How to Get There
de Young Museum is in Golden Gate Park, near the California Academy of Sciences, the Hagiwara Tea Garden, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Muni’s 44 O’Shaughnessy, 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, and N Judah streetcar all stop within walking distance of the entrance. If driving, there’s a parking lot at the Music Concourse and free on-street parking throughout the park. Golden Gate Park is closed to car traffic every Sunday.
 
When to Get There
de Young is busiest during the summer, on important holidays, and when special exhibitions are held. Arrive during opening at 9:30am for uncrowded galleries and easy parking. In spring and fall, picnickers fill Golden Gate Park. The museum is open Tuesdays–Sundays, 9:30am–5:15pm; it’s closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
 
Dine with a View
de Young Café hosts a popular Weinpause or traditional afternoon wine or coffee break. It also attracts crowds who take in the view of the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden, which includes works designed to blend in with the natural landscape of Golden Gate Park.
Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
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24 Tours and Activities to Experience De Young Museum

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Legion of Honor Museum General Admission Ticket

Legion of Honor Museum General Admission Ticket

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Explore one of San Francisco’s most prominent art collections with admission to the Legion of Honor Museum. Set in the headlands above the Golden Gate Bridge, the building’s stunning neoclassical exterior is modeled after the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. Inside, discover an impressive collection of ancient Mediterranean art, European paintings and sculptures, and the most extensive assemblage of works on paper in the American West. Upgrade your ticket to include entrance to the Special Exhibits or the insightful commentary of an audio guide. Your ticket also allows you to enter the de Young Museum at no extra cost.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00

de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

de Young Museum General Admission Ticket

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Enjoy skip-the-line general admission to San Francisco’s de Young Museum, home to one of the city’s most prominent art collections. Seated in Golden Gate Park, you have the chance to explore the rare artifacts of the permanent exhibitions, as well as sculptures and paintings. Upgrade your ticket to include entrance to the Special Exhibitions or the insightful commentary of an audio guide. Be sure to stop at the Hamon Observation Tower before heading out, and enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. With this ticket, you can also enter the Legion of Honor Museum at no extra cost.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00
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Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun

Golden Gate Park Segway Tour - Easy to learn then 2.5 hours of gliding fun

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Explore San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park on this 2.5-hour Segway tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll pass top attractions like the Japanese Tea Gardens, the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. All equipment is included, as well as a safety training. Cover even more ground on a Segway as you soak up Golden Gate Park's rich history and hidden gems from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

City and Sea Adventure: 1 Day Hop-On Hop Off Pass and San Francisco Bay Cruise

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In just one day, experience the best of San Francisco by land and sea with this combo package that includes two hop-on hop-off bus tours and a cruise. Check out the top attractions of San Francisco, wind through the downtown streets, and cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. Each hop-on hop-off bus tour lasts 60 minutes to 2 hours and offers live commentary. The 1-hour boat cruise takes you through San Francisco Bay, giving you prime views of Crissy Fields, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$145.00
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Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental

Golden Gate Park Surrey Rental

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Rent your very own surrey to explore Golden Gate Park for an hour. These high-quality vehicles are the best way explore the park in a relaxing way with your friends and family. Pedal past Kezar Stadium, the Conservatory of Flowers, Shakespeare Gardens, the Japanese Tree Garden, Stow Lake Boathouse, and much more. Every handlebar features a take away map with a curated Surrey Route to make your ride even easier.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.67
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Go San Francisco Explorer Pass

Go San Francisco Explorer Pass

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With the San Francisco Explorer Pass you’ll save money on four San Francisco attractions within a 60-day period. Select four activities among a list of 20 sightseeing cruises, tours, museum admissions, and transportation in and around the city. Take advantage of discount offers at retailers and restaurants, and use your complimentary guidebook to help you independently explore the Bay Area at your own pace. No voucher redemption is required; simply save on your mobile phone and enjoy direct entry to attractions. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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Golden Gate Park All Day Bike Rental

Golden Gate Park All Day Bike Rental

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Explore Golden Gate Park on your own with a self-guided bike tour from a convenient location in the nearby Haight-Ashbury district. With suggestions from the provided map, you can make your way to highlights such as the California Academy of Sciences, DeYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden and Legion of Honor. Stop at Stow Lake where paddleboats can be rented, or ride all the way through the park to the Great Highway and Pacific Ocean. Your bike rental includes lock, helmet and map.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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San Francisco Scavenger Hunt: SF Park Tour and Haight-Ashbury Experience

San Francisco Scavenger Hunt: SF Park Tour and Haight-Ashbury Experience

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Bucket List Tour of San Francisco

Bucket List Tour of San Francisco

You will be very entertained on the way in my Multi Colored Dream Gondola with music and interesting stories.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$533.34
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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass

San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Day pass

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Discover San Francisco from the Bay to the Pacific Ocean, with stops throughout for photo opportunities you won’t want to miss. Stunning panoramic views off Nob Hill and the colorful life of the Mission district. Come see the beauty of Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Civic Center, the breathtaking waterfront and the fashionable Union Square, these are just some of the sites you’ll treasure long after your visit to the magnificent city by the bay. San Francisco is an extremely popular international tourist destination famous for its landmarks, including Alcatraz Island, the cable cars, and Coit Tower, its steep rolling hills, and its eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture. The city is also known for its diverse, cosmopolitan population, including large and long-established Asian American, and LGBT communities
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Private Segway Tour through Golden Gate Park - 3 hours with your own guide

Private Segway Tour through Golden Gate Park - 3 hours with your own guide

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See beautiful San Francisco by Segway on this 3-hour private tour. Enjoy routes that travel through Golden Gate Park and more. A local guide will lead the way, providing fun and insightful commentary as you discover San Francisco on two wheels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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San Francisco City Bus Tour: 10 Stops with Sausalito Ferry Cruise (8 PAX Max)

San Francisco City Bus Tour: 10 Stops with Sausalito Ferry Cruise (8 PAX Max)

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The Most Comprehensive 10 Stop, 35+ Attractions tour of San Francisco is smartly confined into five interesting hours. This tour is unique in that our groups are incredibly small. This is the best SF Bus Tour during COVD-19. Start at: Ferry Building Lombard Street (downhill walk) Chinatown Grace Cathedral (Go inside) Cable Car Barn Museum (Museum Tour) City Hall Building Alamo Square Park Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden (Fee not incl.) DeYoung Museum Lookout Tower Golden Gate Bridge Sausalito (Time for lunch, shopping and exploring) Ferry Cruise back to San Francisco Customers of our tour, generally, likes/wants: *Red carpet-like services when traveling. *Definitely no walking up any hills. Our tour only has downhill walks. *Able to leave their personal items onboard tour van. *Doesn’t want to shuffle buses or hail their bus during tour *Wants their bus to stay with them at each stop. *Definitely does NOT want to be on a 60+ passenger bus *Loves only 8 passengers on the tour
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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San Francisco Guided City Tour

San Francisco Guided City Tour

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Explore San Francisco with a local insider and experience an extraordinary afternoon. This half-day tour takes you sightseeing around the city with a guide to offer commentary. Neighborhoods include Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, the Castro, and North Beach plus the Golden Gate Bridge. Free Wi-Fi is available aboard the vehicle so you can post your snaps to social media en route.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

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Combine two top activities in San Francisco with one package that includes tickets to Alcatraz Island and a bike tour of Golden Gate Park. When booking, select the date desired for your Alcatraz Island visit, which includes ferry ticket, admission, and self-guided audio tour. Your bike tour takes place the day before your Alcatraz reservation, and you can keep the bike until evening to explore more after the guided tour.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

Golden Gate Park Guided Bike Tour

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Get a comprehensive tour of Golden Gate Park via bicycle on this guided bike tour. Follow your guide through the enormous park on a comfortable, modern bike; there's no need to worry about navigation, so you can just enjoy the scenery. Highlights include Strawberry Hill, the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the bison paddock. Along the way, learn about the park's history through your guide's commentary.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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Go San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions and Tours

Go San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions and Tours

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Tour San Francisco with the Go San Francisco Pass on your mobile device. See all the sites or just a few; it's your choice using this customizable touring option. Enjoy free admission at more than 30 popular San Francisco attractions as well as discounts on dining and shopping. Choose from 1-,2-, 3- or 5-day options to help you save as much money as possible on your vacation. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 5 days
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$78.00
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San Francisco iVenture Card - Flexi 3

San Francisco iVenture Card - Flexi 3

Visit San Francisco’s main attractions at your leisure over 48 hours with an iVenture Card. Gain admission to the Aquarium of the Bay, de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, and more. Choose to go on a variety of tours, including a Bay Cruise and Sausalito ferry ride. Rent bicycles for the day if you’d like to see the city on two wheels, and enjoy meals at select restaurants.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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San Francisco iVenture Card - Flexi 5

San Francisco iVenture Card - Flexi 5

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Save money to spend on gifts or activities instead with this iVenture Flexi 5 card, which grants you admission to four San Francisco attractions, tours and/or rentals. You can also travel across the city without any fuss with a 48-hour ticket for the San Francisco city tour bus. Hop on and off the bus as often as you want – use it to get around the city or join one of the City Tour sightseeing tours to go around the city’s many landmarks.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz

2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz

CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED UNTIL JANUARY 2021!!! Alcatraz Island Visit 3 great bus tours on one value ticket! Official City Tour + Night Tour. FREE Madame Tussauds entrance ticket included. FREE Walking Tour included. Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off usage for 48 hours. 24 Stops along the way. See all major sites of San Francisco. Explore the city at your own leisure. Major Highlights: Downtown San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Treasure Island, and much more.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$149.99
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San Francisco MEGA PASS - Chose 3, 4 or 5 Tours & Activities

San Francisco MEGA PASS - Chose 3, 4 or 5 Tours & Activities

CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED UNTIL MARCH 2021!!! Choose 3, 4 or 5 tours, attractions or museums from the list provided of the most popular things to do in San Francisco Up to 50% savings compared to separate purchases See San Francisco at your own leisure
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  • 1 to 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.99
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1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make your own travel itinerary for the day while in San Francisco with this full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Ride a double-decker bus throughout the city, and hop off and back on at any of the stops along the route. Make stops at Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, and more. For even more adventure, upgrade your ticket to include the Sausalito route and cross the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.99
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2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Make your own travel itinerary for the day while in San Francisco with this 2-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Ride a double-decker bus throughout the city, and hop off and back on at any of the stops along the route. This bus offers multiple routes with audio commentary filled with historical and fun facts about the areas you pass. See some of SF’s most popular places, such as Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts, the de Young Museum, and War Memorial Opera House.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.99
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Family Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off + Madame Tussauds + 7D Experience)

Family Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off + Madame Tussauds + 7D Experience)

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Tour San Francisco at your own pace on this hop-on, hop-off tour of the City by the Bay, along with a 7D Experience at Pier 39 and Exploratorium passes. Take advantage of a 24-hour bus pass to explore the city easily at your own pace with narration on board. Admission to both the Exploratorium on the Embarcadero and the 7D Experience at Fisherman's Wharf included anytime during opening hours.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.99
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Museum Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + DeYoung Museum)

Museum Hop (incl. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + DeYoung Museum)

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Enjoy sightseeing at your own pace and visit two of San Francisco's best art museums with this combo tour that can be used over two days. With a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass, visit attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park at your leisure. Plus, receive admission to the de Young Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.99
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San Francisco Private SUV Tour see all main attraciton in under 3 hours

San Francisco Private SUV Tour see all main attraciton in under 3 hours

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Experience the best San Francisco attractions. Private tour just for your party. Luxury SUV, knowledgeable and courteous driver. We encourage you to customize this tour to make it as unique as possible, making it unforgettable, one in a lifetime experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.88
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book De Young Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since De Young Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 24 De Young Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit De Young Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to De Young Museum costs USD 15.00. Guided De Young Museum tours start around USD 15.00 per person. See all 24 De Young Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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