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Top San Francisco Activities to Book in Advance

Top San Francisco Activities to Book in Advance

From Alcatraz to the world-renowned wine, San Francisco boasts a long list of can't-miss sights and experiences. Whether you're a spontaneous traveler or a careful planner, here are the top activities you’ll need to book early to secure your spot.

  • Nab your tickets to Alcatraz, the top-selling attraction in San Francisco.

  • Treat yourself to a unique view of the Golden Gate Bridge on a helicopter ride over the City by the Bay.

  • Go wine tasting at world-famous vineyards in Napa and Sonoma.

  • Get your nature fix on a day trip to Muir Woods or Yosemite National Park.

  • Head down the coast to soak up views on the 17-Mile Drive, visiting charming Monterey and Carmel.

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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have, lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide bus tour of the area and discover the park's charms on your own during your visit. Pickup from select San Francisco hotels is included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Drive down one of the most scenic roads in California on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy free time to explore Monterey, where you can stroll down Steinbeck’s Cannery Row or visit the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Browse the ritzy boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses on the return drive to San Francisco.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise
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Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour plus Bay Cruise

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Visit charming Sausalito, cruise across San Francisco Bay and stare up in wonder at the redwood trees of Muir Woods on this combo tour from San Francisco—the perfect day out in the Bay Area. Experience the Golden Gate Bridge from both above and below as you drive across it and glide under it, and learn about some of California’s oldest and tallest natural wonders, the coastal redwoods. In Sausalito, you can stroll along the waterfront or shop in the galleries and boutiques.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)
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Muir Woods Tour of California Coastal Redwoods (Entrance fee included)

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Explore the famous groves of the Northern California redwoods on this tour of Muir Woods. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a local guide drives you over the scenic Golden Gate Bridge and into the moist air of Muir Woods National Monument. Crane your neck to admire these 1,000-year-old trees standing 260 feet (80 meters) tall. Afterward, enjoy a drive through the charming town of Sausalito before heading back to the city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

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Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco

Small-Group Yosemite Day Tour from San Francisco

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Known for its steep granite cliffs, waterfalls, towering sequoia groves, and diversity of wildlife, Yosemite National Park is something you don’t want to miss. On this small group day trip, you can leave the logistics to a tour guide so all you have to do is enjoy the great outdoors. You have both guided sightseeing and free time, ensuring you see the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s major attractions, like Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite Valley, with the chance to explore more of the park however you wish.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour

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Fly in a helicopter over San Francisco's most famous landmarks on this scenic tour. Fly over the city's neighborhoods, then head for Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue towards Angel Island and the Marin Headlands while you enjoy choreographed musical accompaniment and informative commentary from your expert pilot. 
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Napa & Sonoma Valley Tasting Experience w/ 3 Wineries (All tastings included)

Napa & Sonoma Valley Tasting Experience w/ 3 Wineries (All tastings included)

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For wine enthusiasts, the Sonoma and Napa Valleys are often the pinnacle of the North American wine experience. However, for the uninitiated, choosing where and when to go can be a little daunting. This coach tour shuttles you in style to famous wineries in northern California and stop for lunch Yountville, where you'll find a bevy of dining options and boutique shops for exploration.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Wine Country Small-Group Tour from San Francisco with Tastings

Wine Country Small-Group Tour from San Francisco with Tastings

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Explore Sonoma Valley wine on a small-group tasting tour from San Francisco to boutique wineries, making sightseeing stops along the way. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, enter Sonoma's rolling landscape of golden hills and vineyards, and enjoy a series of guided tastings, learning about Sonoma wine varietals and terroir as you sip. After your time in Sonoma, pause in the artists' colony of Sausalito, with the option to return to San Francisco by ferry for great views across the San Francisco Bay.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$99.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Relax as you listen to the audio commentary while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

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Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Yosemite National Park on this 2-day overnight adventure from San Francisco. Explore highlights of both Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada high country, where you can hike among Giant Sequoias, photograph the spectacular views from Glacier Point, and swim or bike around the base of Yosemite Falls. Enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore the famous park on your own, and stay overnight either in the heart of Yosemite Valley or at a nearby lodge.
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  • 2 days
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The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

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Enjoy an insider overview of San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument. You are driven around the city in a small group to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for breathtaking photo ops of famous sites and memorable stories. This local-led tour visits culturally significant neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Haight-Ashbury, as well as the large homes of Pacific Heights. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, guests will visit the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods and the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour
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Painted Ladies Wine Country Tour

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The Sonoma Valley is one of California’s oldest and most renowned wine regions. On this full-day tour, travel around the Sonoma Valley in a Vintage VW bus and visit award-winning wineries. Learn all about the winemaking process as you tour a wine cave, sample a variety of Californian wines during guided wine tastings, and tuck into a gourmet Italian-style lunch at a winery restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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$139.00
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Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

Private Sonoma and Napa Wine Tour from San Francisco

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Visit some of the top wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties on this private wine tour from San Francisco. Traveling by private vehicle with your own chauffeur, you'll discover the best of California wine country as you enjoy wine tastings at select wineries. When booking, select the option that suits your group size. Because this is a private tour, your itinerary can be customized.
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  • 8 hours
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Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

Alcatraz Inside and One Day Bike Rental

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Get two classic San Francisco experiences—a bike ride starting at Fisherman’s Wharf and a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz—in one combined tour package. Take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you can explore at your own pace on a self-guided audio tour. Use the flexible 1-day bike rental on the day of your choosing and enjoy a safe ride with a helmet included.
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  • 3 to 10 hours
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$150.00
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Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers
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Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

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Escape the city for a day in wine country on this Napa and Sonoma semi-private winery tour from San Francisco. With an informative guide, visit several wineries to discover the winemaking process from local insiders and hear about the differences in the many varietals. You may drive through regions like Yountville, St. Helena, and Rutherford, and a Champagne toast at the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.00
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The Perfect Blend: Napa and Sonoma Combo Wine Tour from San Francisco

The Perfect Blend: Napa and Sonoma Combo Wine Tour from San Francisco

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Get a taste of Northern California wine country on this full-day tour of Napa and Sonoma County. Led by an expert guide, you’ll stop at three boutique wineries to sample delicious reds and whites. As you travel through the countryside, you’ll learn the history and viticulture of this world-class region. Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your hotel in San Francisco.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

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Fly by helicopter from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wine Country during this tour. Enjoy views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Wine Country's rolling vineyards before touching down at one of the area's most prestigious wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the property, tapas and a wine tasting. With your small group limited to 6 people, learn about the winery's world-class varietals and all the love and labor that goes into making the perfect cabernet. When your excursion is over, travel back to San Francisco by helicopter.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

San Francisco Vista Helicopter Tour

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Take to the sky and soar over San Francisco on an exhilarating helicopter tour. During the flight, get an unbeatable perspective of iconic attractions like Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, the Embarcadero, the city’s famous hills, and the San Francisco Bay. During suitable weather conditions, experience the thrill of flying under the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Half Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Small Group Half Day Sonoma Wine Country Tour

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When it comes to wine country, Napa gets all the attention but it can get expensive and feel overcrowded at times. If time is of the essence then this half-day wine tour to Sonoma might be the perfect remedy. Travel by coach to some of Sonoma's top wineries, soaking in not just the tannins and fruit-forward flavors, but also the countryside views from your seat. The first tasting fee is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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