Free and easy, San Francisco is an attractive harbour city with all the spoils of a cosmopolitan city holiday. There are numerous tours that make exploring this city and its nearby wine country and national parks a breeze. From sampling award-winning wines in Napa Valley, to bike riding over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Flight Centre offers a range of tours to help you unearth the wonders of San Francisco.
Don't miss these San Francisco attractions
- Alcatraz Island tours
- Union Square
- Cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Bay cruises
A fantastic way for the first time traveller to navigate San Francisco is via urban safari tour. These personalised tours are immensely entertaining and let you in on some of the city’s quirkiest secrets. Explore the colourful Castro neighbourhood, stop and enjoy a burrito in the Mission District, then whiz over the Golden Gate Bridge in an open-topped vehicle.
Walking tours are also popular and can focus on anything from shopping to the decadent café culture or even a pub crawl – we recommend dropping into Magnolia Gastropub on Haight Street for a pomegranate cider. Being located on the Bay has its advantages: explore the fresh seafood markets and fine dining restaurants, and feast on famous clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Napa to the bay
Wine lovers will appreciate a day tour through the Napa Valley – sip your way though boutique local wineries and gourmet cheese boards. Delicious local flavours can also be enjoyed aboard a tour of the scenic surrounding regions including the shops at Ocean Avenue, Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. Or simply head out on the bay for the afternoon and soak up San Francisco from the water.
It might be hard to escape Alcatraz, but getting into Alcatraz is harder than you think – tickets book up in advance, so plan your Alcatraz tour sooner rather than later then relax and enjoy the ride.