San Francisco Experience City Tour from Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 35

very near 1560 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA  94133 (0)
$75.00 per person
  • 3 Hours
  • Groups Allowed
  • Service Animals Allowed
  • Tour Guide
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What You Get

  • One-of-a-kind three-hour guided premier city tour aboard an iconic Hornblower classic cable car
  • Tour San Francisco’s most popular landmarks, historic districts, and neighborhoods
  • Three brief guided walking tours at three key locations (City Hall/Civic Center, Alamo Square Park, and The Golden Gate Bridge at Vista Point) 
  • Separate driver and tour guide so you always have your guide’s full attention

San Francisco Experience City Tour Overview

This is a one-of-a-kind guided premier city tour that lets you travel the streets of San Francisco aboard an authentic Hornblower classic cable car. Your tour will feature views of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks, historic districts, and neighborhoods. Throughout the tour, there will be three stops where you will have the opportunity to disembark from your trolley for brief guided walking tours and memorable photo opportunities. Your tour guide will provide live narration and be available to answer any questions throughout the entire duration of your tour.

Stop 1

To begin your cable car tour in San Francisco, you’ll board in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. En route to your first stop, you’ll make your way down Columbus Street through North Beach and Little Italy. After making your way through Little Italy you’ll head to Chinatown, Nob Hill, Union Square and then arrive at your first stop on the tour, Civic Center/City Hall. Here at your first stop, you can hop off your trolley to explore City Hall and it’s Beaux-Arts monument to the City, which showcases the beautiful movement that epitomized the high-minded American Renaissance of the 1880s to 1917.

Stop 2

After exploring City Hall you’ll board your cable car and be on your way to the lower Haight District en route to your second stop, Alamo Square Park. At Alamo Square Park you’ll be able to view the bountiful lawns, flowerbeds, trees, and the world-famous “Painted Ladies” as seen in the opening credits on the show Full House.

Stop 3

Once you’re done touring Alamo Square Park you’ll return back to your trolley and begin to head towards Golden Gate Park, The Richmond District, and Sea Cliff. As we head further down the coastline we’ll begin to approach our last stop, the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge at Vista Point. Once we arrive at The Golden Gate Bridge, take some time off the trolley to admire the San Francisco Bay engineering marvel.

Final Destination

As we approach your final destination and drop off point your cable car tour will head through Pacific Heights, one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighborhoods. Here you’ll find some of the city’s most beautiful architecture including the iconic home featured in the blockbuster film Mrs. Doubtfire. To wrap up the tour we’ll make our way past the famous Ghirardelli Square, home of the namesake chocolates and back to our original starting point at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Where To Meet Your Tour Guide

Passengers will meet their tour guide at the flagpoles between Pier 35 and Embarcadero’s Public Park. See the map in our Contact Us page for additional guidance. 

What You’ll See On A Cable Car Tour In San Francisco

  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • The Golden Gate Bridge 
  • Fort Point
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Crissy Field
  • Presidio National Park
  • Victorian Homes
  • Pacific Heights
  • North Beach 
  • Mrs. Doubtfire House
  • Chinatown
  • Lombard Street
  • Washington Square
  • Transamerica Pyramid 
  • Union Square
  • Nob Hill
  • Grace Cathedral
  • The Presidio
  • Cow Hollow
  • Fisherman’s Wharf 
  • And more on your San Francisco cable car tour!


January 2019 through April 2019 - 1:00 PM Tour Time operates Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

May 2019 through October 2019 (PEAK SEASON) - 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM Tour Times operate every day of the week.

Monday 9:00am & 1:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am & 1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am & 1:00pm
Thursday 9:00am & 1:00pm
Friday 9:00am & 1:00pm
Saturday 9:00am & 1:00pm
Sunday 9:00am & 1:00pm

November 2019 through December 2019 - 1:00 PM Tour Time operates Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.