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  • San Francisco Half-Day Custom Experience

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    Overview

    How to make the most of your San Francisco vacation when you are short of time in the city? How to visit the top attractions and famous landmarks or sights which are restricted or prohibited to large vehicles such as buses and vans? This half-day custom tour is the ideal experience to see it all in a 4-hour city custom tour, door-to-door.

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    Description

    Make the most of your San Francisco vacation when you are short of time during your stay in San Francisco. Join us now and visit San Francisco’s top attractions and famous landmarks or sights – even places and sites restricted or prohibited to large vehicles such as bus and van tours.

    This is a private custom city tour conducted by our expert tour guides. We offer you all this in a half-day day custom private tour by luxury vehicle, suitable to the steep terrain and winding streets. Not only will you visit twice as many sights and attractions than what a large van or bus tour would show you in a day tour, but we also offer you an insider’s access to the scenic hills and hanging cliffs and neighborhoods like Lombard street ‘the Crookedest Street in the city’,where large vehicles are prohibited.

    Sit back, relax and let your drivertake care of the driving and guiding for you. Our drivers are also expert local tour guides who have earned hundreds of excellent trip reviews.

    Whether you are visiting San Francisco for the first time, for business, leisure, with or without your family, this is the most convenient and ideal way to visit the city’s top attractions and sights, whilst leaving you with plenty of spare time for your own leisure pursuits. In addition, we offer this totally private custom city tours three times per day: Morning city sightseeing tour, afternoon custom city sightseeing tours, and even private night city tours. We can also customize the trip to your own preference and schedule with a complimentary pick-up and drop-off anywhere in downtown San Francisco and outlaying districts.
    We will provide ample time for you to step out and take photographs along the way. You will sightsee and drive though San Francisco’stop sights, iconic landmarks, attractions and seethe most eclectic neighborhoods from Chinatown, to Little Italy, the Billionaire’s Row in the Pacifi

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    Itinerary

    Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or home in downtown San Francisco and outlaying districts

    Drive through Union Square

    See Nob Hill Landmarks and Grace Cathedral

    Drive through Chinatown

    Visit North Beach ‘Little Italy’

    Visit Telegraph Hill looming over Alcatraz Island

    Drive by SUV on Lombard Street, ‘The Crookedest Street in San Francisco’.

    Drive through Pier 39 and the Fisherman’s Wharf area

    Visit Marina District, the Palace of Fine Arts

    See the Billionaire’s Row in the Pacific Heights

    The Presidio stunning overlooks and attractions

    Picture the Golden Gate Bridge

    Drive through Sea Cliff neighborhood

    Land’s End and its landmarks like the Palace of the Legion of Honor

    See the Golden Gate Park Attractions

    Visit Haight-Ashbury

    Travel to the Twin Peaks and Sutro Tower

    See the ‘Painted Ladies’ at Alamo Square

    Drive by CastroDistrict and Mission Dolores

    Drive by the Civic Centeron the way back to your hotel

    The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location and preference.

    Brief Itinerary :

    Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and on-route for an exciting guided city tour of San Francisco.

    Visit or drive through San Francisco Union Square which is visitors’ top destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in San Francisco and where top hotels are also found.

    Drive up to Nob Hill,photograph iconic landmarks like Grace Cathedraland inquire about the top Hollywood movie locations in this famous neighborhood.

    Drive through San Francisco Chinatown- one of the largest Asian communities outside of China, and a very popular destination for shopping and dining.

    Drive through the Italian District of North Beach along Washington Square,and picture the Roman Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul, and some typical Italian sights.

    Visit Telegraph Hill looming over Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building, and Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge. Along with CoitTower – a slender white concrete column that sits atop Telegraph Hill – which has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, you can also capture Alcatraz Island, the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge from there.

    Lombard Street – San Francisco’s ‘Crookedest Street’ where bus and van tours are prohibited. Save yourself the steep walk up and downhill, and let us take you there aboard our luxury vehicles where larger vehicles are prohibited.

    Drive by San Francisco Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf area located between the Embarcadero and Fort Mason. Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco at the edge of the famous Fisherman’s Wharf district. Ask your driver to drop you off there at the end of the tour as you should allocate a full day exploring this area on your own. Many families and groups prefer staying here which is away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Francisco.

    Visit the iconic Palace of Fine Arts monument in Marina District, adjacent to the San Francisco historic presidio and Crissy field.

    Explore the spectacular Pacific Heights area and its famous Billionaire’s Row where some mansions cost over $39 million dollars. Admire the stunning views from various angles, see the house where Mrs. Doubtfirewas filmed, and the magnificent staircase steps down Lyon street.

    The Presidio of San Francisco-drive and stop at stunning overlooks and attractions in the Presidio. The Presidio of San Francisco is a former U.S. Army military base, and before it served as a Mexican and even as a Spanish army base as well. Today, it’s home to restaurants, golf courses, recreational destination museums like Walt Disney, and George Lucas Film Studios where the famous Star Wars movies are made.

    Marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge; is a masterpiece Art Deco colorful 1.7-milebridge which was built in 1937. This suspension bridge spans over the Golden Gate strait and became one of the seven wonders of the modern world. For time and traffic considerations, we do not go across the bridge, but we offer a better stop at Fort Pointor from Baker Beach, the best overlook over the bridge particularly when it’s foggy.

    Drive through the wealthy neighborhood of Sea Cliff and the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and photograph an amazing array of sculptures outside of the Palace of the Legion of Honor.

    Lands’ End and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Drive through Lands’ End and enjoy picturesque photo stops. This is a beautiful park located in the San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It offers stunning overlooks, rocky shorelines, hidden beaches, sheer cliffs, coastal walking trails and a very informative visitor Center located by the Cliff House (by Ocean Beach) where a photo stop will be scheduled.

    Visit the majestic Golden Gate Park which is over three miles (4.8 km) long, east to west (between Ocean Beach and Haight-Ashbury Area). It’s the fifth most-visited city park in the United States and home to amazing array of attractions such as California Academy of Sciences, and its natural history museum, de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Beach Chalet, the Dutch and Murphy Windmill, the Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum and much more.

    Visit Haight-Ashbury, the birthplace of North America’s counter-culture and the hippies and artists of the famous summersof love, where Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplinonce lived.

    Twin Peaks – Join us on the winding road up to the Twin Peaks; a stunning overlook offering the best lookout of the city skyline and sweeping views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

    Drive through Alamo Square Park home of the ‘Painted Ladies’ where vans and bus tours are prohibited. We recommend booking the SUV tour option.

    An optional side trip may also take you through Castro and Mission Dolores area.

    The Civic Center and the City Hall Neighborhood. San Francisco’s Civic Center is located in the heart of the city, and home to many government and cultural organizations. The Plaza is surrounded by the War Memorial Opera House, Asian Art Museum, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, Nourse Theatre, Superior Court of California, Supreme Court of California, San Francisco Public Library, Market street where Twitter is located, and The SFJAZZ Center – a music venue in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

    The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location and preference.

    Recommendation: If you book the city tour combined with a ferry bay cruise or Alcatraz tour, your tour guide will drop you off at the required location.

    If you wish to explore San Francisco in-depth rather than just driving by, and spend quality time in the famous and infamous neighborhoods, we highly recommend opting for the full day custom tour of San Francisco, because the half-day is a panoramic trip, that cannot cover more than 50% of these sights and iconic places of this huge city. It is almost impossible to see it all in a 4-hour half-day tour. In addition, on the full day tour you get to see more places, walk, hike and stop anywhere you want without restricting yourself to an express half day tour. Click here to learn more about our full day premium custom tour of San Francisco.

    Detailed Itinerary :

    Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your hotel and on-route for an exciting guided city tour of San Francisco.

    Visit or drive through San Francisco Union Square which is visitors’ top destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in San Francisco and where top hotels are also found.

    Drive up to Nob Hill,photograph iconic landmarks like Grace Cathedraland inquire about the top Hollywood movie locations in this famous neighborhood.

    Drive through San Francisco Chinatown- one of the largest Asian communities outside of China, and a very popular destination for shopping and dining.

    Drive through the Italian District of North Beach along Washington Square,and picture the Roman Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul, and some typical Italian sights.

    Visit Telegraph Hill looming over Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building, and Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge. Along with CoitTower – a slender white concrete column that sits atop Telegraph Hill – which has been an emblem of San Francisco’s skyline since its completion in 1933, you can also capture Alcatraz Island, the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge from there.

    Lombard Street – San Francisco’s ‘Crookedest Street’ where bus and van tours are prohibited. Save yourself the steep walk up and downhill, and let us take you there aboard our luxury vehicles where larger vehicles are prohibited.

    Drive by San Francisco Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf area located between the Embarcadero and Fort Mason. Pier 39 is a shopping center and popular tourist attraction built on a pier in San Francisco at the edge of the famous Fisherman’s Wharf district. Ask your driver to drop you off there at the end of the tour as you should allocate a full day exploring this area on your own. Many families and groups prefer staying here which is away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Francisco.

    Visit the iconic Palace of Fine Arts monument in Marina District, adjacent to the San Francisco historic presidio and Crissy field.

    Explore the spectacular Pacific Heights area and its famous Billionaire’s Row where some mansions cost over $39 million dollars. Admire the stunning views from various angles, see the house where Mrs. Doubtfirewas filmed, and the magnificent staircase steps down Lyon street.

    The Presidio of San Francisco-drive and stop at stunning overlooks and attractions in the Presidio. The Presidio of San Francisco is a former U.S. Army military base, and before it served as a Mexican and even as a Spanish army base as well. Today, it’s home to restaurants, golf courses, recreational destination museums like Walt Disney, and George Lucas Film Studios where the famous Star Wars movies are made.

    Marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge; is a masterpiece Art Deco colorful 1.7-milebridge which was built in 1937. This suspension bridge spans over the Golden Gate strait and became one of the seven wonders of the modern world. For time and traffic considerations, we do not go across the bridge, but we offer a better stop at Fort Pointor from Baker Beach, the best overlook over the bridge particularly when it’s foggy.

    Drive through the wealthy neighborhood of Sea Cliff and the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and photograph an amazing array of sculptures outside of the Palace of the Legion of Honor.

    Lands’ End and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Drive through Lands’ End and enjoy picturesque photo stops. This is a beautiful park located in the San Francisco Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It offers stunning overlooks, rocky shorelines, hidden beaches, sheer cliffs, coastal walking trails and a very informative visitor Center located by the Cliff House (by Ocean Beach) where a photo stop will be scheduled.

    Visit the majestic Golden Gate Park which is over three miles (4.8 km) long, east to west (between Ocean Beach and Haight-Ashbury Area). It’s the fifth most-visited city park in the United States and home to amazing array of attractions such as California Academy of Sciences, and its natural history museum, de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Beach Chalet, the Dutch and Murphy Windmill, the Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum and much more.

    Visit Haight-Ashbury, the birthplace of North America’s counter-culture and the hippies and artists of the famous summersof love, where Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplinonce lived.

    Twin Peaks – Join us on the winding road up to the Twin Peaks; a stunning overlook offering the best lookout of the city skyline and sweeping views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

    Drive through Alamo Square Park home of the ‘Painted Ladies’ where vans and bus tours are prohibited. We recommend booking the SUV tour option.

    An optional side trip may also take you through Castro and Mission Dolores area.

    The Civic Center and the City Hall Neighborhood. San Francisco’s Civic Center is located in the heart of the city, and home to many government and cultural organizations. The Plaza is surrounded by the War Memorial Opera House, Asian Art Museum, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, Nourse Theatre, Superior Court of California, Supreme Court of California, San Francisco Public Library, Market street where Twitter is located, and The SFJAZZ Center – a music venue in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

    The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location and preference.

    Recommendation: If you book the city tour combined with a ferry bay cruise or Alcatraz tour, your tour guide will drop you off at the required location.

    If you wish to explore San Francisco in-depth rather than just driving by, and spend quality time in the famous and infamous neighborhoods, we highly recommend opting for the full day custom tour of San Francisco, because the half-day is a panoramic trip, that cannot cover more than 50% of these sights and iconic places of this huge city. It is almost impossible to see it all in a 4-hour half-day tour. In addition, on the full day tour you get to see more places, walk, hike and stop anywhere you want without restricting yourself to an express half day tour. Click here to learn more about our full day premium custom tour of San Francisco.

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    Tour Prices

    This is a private city tour by SUV /luxury vehicle, and the price is per each guest.

    This custom city tour is totally private by luxury vehicle, and the price is per person. We don’t offer semi-private tours; all our trips are totally private.

    1 person $958.00 2 persons $479.00 3 persons $329.00 4 persons $279.00 5 persons $239.00 6 persons $209.00 7 persons $179.00

    This tour by large van is totally private and not available for public reservations or individual booking.

    1 – 5 Persons $758.00 6 – 7 Persons $798.00 8 – 10 Persons $847.00 11 – 12 Persons $847.00 13 – 14 Persons $949.00

    What’s Included in this San Francisco city 4-hour tour?

    All applicable taxes, San Francisco city 4-hour private and guided tour in a luxury vehicle, complimentary pick-up and drop-off in San Francisco downtown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and surrounding areas or neighborhoods, but not outside of these areas.

    What’s Not Included in this San Francisco city 4-hour tour?

    Meals, Driver’s gratuity tips. Gratuities are recommended and customary in the USA at 15%-20%), and entrance tickets to any optional site(s) or monument(s).

    Notes: For time considerations, we don’t drive across the Golden Gate Bridge on the half-day tour but we do include it on our full-day San Francisco city tour.

    • The itinerary may change based on your time, road or weather conditions, pick-up location and preference. When it is rainy or foggy, we have to skip some areas /places for safety considerations or due to the lack of visibility.
    • Please note that vehicles taking 7 passengers or more are prohibited entry to many places in San Francisco, like Lombard Street, Alamo Square, Telegraph Hill, Marina, Sea Cliff, Hyde, and wherever a sign is posted in this regard. We therefore recommend our SUV tour option, which is without doubt the best way to travel to these sights.
    • Smoking is not allowed in our vehicles. We are sorry, but our vehicles are not pet friendly and not equipped for passengers with disability or wheelchairs, thank you for understanding.
    • Please note that many sites, attractions, landmarks and neighborhoods are restricted and prohibited to large vehicles and vans including places like Lombard Street, Russian Hill, Telegraph Hill, Sea Cliff, Marina, Muir Beach and Overlook, Alamos Square (painted ladies), and all other areas restricted by law to van or bus tours. The SUV tour option is the perfect choice as you can go anywhere in the city where larges vehicles are prohibited.
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    Term & Policy

    Alcatraz Tours terms and conditions including cancellation and refund policy

    Reservation, Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • 91% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 15 days prior to the scheduled tour (or the date of the tour or service) 9% covers the required transaction fees; that’s 4.5 % per transaction (booking is one transaction and refunding is a second transaction)
  • 50% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 7 business days prior to the scheduled tour or service.
  • 15% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 6 business days prior to the scheduled tour (week-ends and holidays don’t count).
  • 0% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled 4 business days or less prior to the day of the scheduled tour or service. This includes no-shows. (Week-ends and holidays don’t count).
  • Refund Fees:
    There is a charge for each transaction when wanting a refund. This charge will vary from 4.5% to 7.9% per transaction depending on the type of credit card you used to make the transaction and the country where the credit card was issued. This charge covers the credit card transaction fees that your credit card company charged Golden Horizon Travel when you made the reservation on our website and includes the required merchant processing fees associated with your credit card company. This policy applies on all refunds as well, regardless of the amount or the date of the refund.

    Methods of Payment and Accepted Credit Cards: We accept all major credit cards including Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express, wire transfers, Debit Cards, Euro Cards, and “CartesBleues.” and PayPal. We may exceptionally accept payments in cash from clients who have no credit cards.

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