San Francisco, California

Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog - welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that's part of the tang of the city.

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Points of Interest

  • Alcatraz
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Sausalito
  • Pier 39
  • Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country
  • Cliff House
  • Vista Point
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  • Alcatraz

    Once the home of famous gangsters like Al Capone, this legendary island in San Francisco Bay boasts a colorful history as the West Coast's first lighthouse, Civil War fortress, infamous federal prison, and bird sanctuary.

  • Golden Gate Bridge

    One of the world's most iconic structures, the Bridge was the world's longest from 1937 to 1964. Painted "International Orange," Golden Gate refers to Golden Gate Strait, the entrance to the Bay from the Pacific.

  • Muir Woods National Monument

    A remnant of ancient coastal redwood forests that covered many northern California valleys, Muir Woods is home to the world's tallest trees; at 500 to 700 years of age, they're also some of the oldest.

  • Sausalito

    Hugging the hills above San Francisco Bay, this charming city boasts unique art galleries, spectacular views of the bay and an historic waterfront, which was once a bootlegger's paradise for gangsters like "Baby Face" Nelson.

  • Pier 39

    A 45-acre complex near Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 is the hot spot for eating, shopping, strolling and soaking up the breathtaking views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, and the city skyline. The docks of Pier 39 are also home to hundreds of sea lions.

  • Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country

    You don't have to be a wine expert to appreciate the serene beauty of two of Northern California's most popular destinations. Tour the region's 400 wineries by limousine, horse and carriage, bicycle, jeep or bus.

  • Cliff House

    One of San Francisco's oldest restaurants, the history of this fabled site begins in the mid-1800s when the original building stood precariously high on the edge of a cliff overlooking Seal Rocks.

  • Vista Point

    One of the many breathtaking sights of the Golden Gate Bridge can be enjoyed from the north vista point. At mid-span, the pedestrian walkway hovers 220 feet above the water's surface.

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Hop On & Hop Off Bus San Francisco Highlights

2.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-185
  • Alcatraz
  • Golden Gate Bridge

Your ticket is good for the entire day so you can make the most of this fascinating city on a hop-on-and-off bus adventure. This fully narrated, 2.5-hour tour featuring 20 of San Francisco's top attractions departs from the ship's pier. Disembark and explore any of the sights at your leisure, or simply relax and stay on board for a comprehensive tour. See charming Little Italy, shop in Union Square, and admire the architecture at the Civic Center. Keep your camera ready for the Victorian row houses and historic "hippie culture" district of Haight-Ashbury. Stop at Golden Gate Park and cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Don't miss Lombard Street and bustling Chinatown. The tour concludes back at the ship's pier on Embarcadero Street - just a short walk from Pier 39, the Aquarium on the Bay, and a popular gathering spot for the California sea lion.

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City Drive & Golden Gate Bridge

4.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-200
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Cliff House

Experience a comprehensive overview of the "City by the Bay" on this half-day motorcoach tour of San Francisco's treasured sights. Begin with a scenic drive along the Embarcadero, then travel past Ghirardelli Square, once home to the famous chocolate factory. Take in bustling Fisherman's Wharf and the Palace of Fine Arts, erected for the Panama Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. Stop at Lands End, at the northwestern corner of San Francisco, for stunning vistas. Cross the famed Golden Gate Bridge and head into Golden Gate Park. Enjoy a short stop amidst this lush public space replete with museums, gardens and attractions. Reboard and drive through a neighborhood of iconic Victorian homes. Stop at Twin Peaks and, weather permitting, take in sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Gaze out the window as you ride down the major thoroughfare, Market Street, en route to the ship.

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City Drive & Golden Gate Bridge (Wheelchair Accessible)

4.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-201
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Cliff House

Experience a comprehensive overview of the "City by the Bay" on this half-day motorcoach tour of San Francisco's treasured sights. Begin with a scenic drive along the Embarcadero, then travel past Ghirardelli Square, once home to the famous chocolate factory. Take in bustling Fisherman's Wharf and the Palace of Fine Arts, erected for the Panama Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. Stop at Lands End, at the northwestern corner of San Francisco, for stunning vistas. Cross the famed Golden Gate Bridge and head into Golden Gate Park. Enjoy a short stop amidst this lush public space replete with museums, gardens and attractions. Reboard and drive through a neighborhood of iconic Victorian homes. Stop at Twin Peaks and, weather permitting, take in sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Gaze out the window as you ride down the major thoroughfare, Market Street, en route to the ship.

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Debark Tour- Facets of San Francisco Bay

4.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-965
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sausalito

Discover the beauty of San Francisco Bay-one of the largest in the Americas-from several different vantage points on this 4.5-hour adventure. Begin with the Golden Gate Bridge. From Vista Point, snap photos of this iconic landmark, then board the motorcoach for a quick ride to the quaint bohemian enclave of Sausalito. Once a fishing village, it's now a trendy niche. You'll walk its dock area, taking in the varied architecture, and head downtown to stroll the streets lined with cafes, shops and art galleries. Along the waterfront, look out for harbor seals, and watch as the fog rolls into the bay. Travel on to the city's Embarcadero and enter the San Francisco Ferry Building, a West Coast food mecca. Wander the aisles lined with food purveyors offering the finest treats that the Bay Area has to offer. Conclude at San Francisco International Airport.

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Sausalito & Fisherman's Wharf

4 hours | San Francisco | SFO-210
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sausalito
  • Vista Point

On this half-day tour, shop, explore and relax in the postcard-perfect Sausalito and at the lively Pier 39. Your tour begins with a scenic drive past the Cannery and Ghirardelli Square. Also on your route is the Presidio, a lush park with scenic vistas overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. You'll then drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo stop at Vista Point, a popular spot for panoramic views of San Francisco's bay and skyline on the northern end of the bridge. Then it's off to Sausalito, a quaint little town village overlooking San Francisco Bay. You'll have free time to enjoy the bay views and boutiques along the waterfront before driving back over the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf. Your last stop is Pier 39, homeport to the Blue & Gold Fleet, and offers two levels of waterfront restaurants and specialty shops.

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San Francisco Highlights & Chinatown Walking Tour

5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-380
  • Golden Gate Bridge

The five-hour guided City Tour includes designated 15-minute stops at the 100-year-old Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Sutro Baths. You'll also enjoy a stop at Golden Gate Park or, weather permitting, a 30-minute stop at Golden Gate Park and a 30-minute stop at Twin Peaks. Last stop on the City Tour is a 60-minute guided walking tour of Chinatown.

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Postcard Landmarks: A Walk through San Francisco

5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-240
  • Golden Gate Bridge

'The City by the Bay' has few rivals when it comes to the visual intrigue. Explore San Francisco's beautiful public spaces and distinct architectural landmarks on this half-day adventure that combines both driving and walking. Visit Washington Square Park where locals gather for sun and fun. Towering above is Coit Tower, standing atop Telegraph Hill. Take a stroll through the Italian enclave of North Beach, and pause in Portsmouth Square, 'the living room of Chinatown.' Walk to the Transamerica Pyramid, which incorporates an urban oasis at its base. Drive to the Western Addition neighborhood to see the Victorian architecture. Then stroll past Queen Anne, Italianate, Stick and Edwardian residences to reach Alamo Square, where you'll find the iconic "Painted Ladies" houses. Explore Golden Gate Park and photograph San Francisco's greatest icon, the Golden Gate Bridge. The last photo stop is the Palace of Fine Arts, a remnant of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition. Conclude back at port.

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SAN FRANCISCO & ALCATRAZ BY LAND & SEA

4 hours | San Francisco | SFO-600
  • Alcatraz
  • Golden Gate Bridge

Designed for those who wish to see the sights with little or no walking, this half-day narrated tour of San Francisco is sure to offer a glimpse into its many fascinating sights. Your land and sea tour begins with a cruise across the Bay, under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges and around 'the Rock,' aka Alcatraz. Dating back to 1868, the 22-acre island is best known as a notorious federal prison, home to criminals like mobster Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz) and George 'Machine Gun' Kelly. After touring the bay, you'll board a coach and cross the 746-foot-high Golden Gate Bridge. You can take in its immense beauty with a stop at Vista Point overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Photos taken, your sightseeing tour continues past Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardeli Square and ends at the Embarcadero.

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360° of Sausalito & The Golden Gate

5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-230
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sausalito

Discover the beauty of San Francisco Bay from several different vantage points on this five-hour adventure that includes seeing the sights by motorcoach, ferry boat and on foot. Begin with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel that you'll witness up close as you walk across to the north side, taking in ever-changing views of the bay. Arrive at Vista Point and snap some more photos, then board the motorcoach for a ride to the bohemian enclave of Sausalito. Walk its dock area, taking in the varied architecture, and head downtown to stroll the streets lined with cafes, shops and art galleries. Board a ferry and cross the bay, passing Alcatraz. Dock on the city's Embarcadero, and enter the San Francisco Ferry Building, a West Coast food mecca. Wander the aisles lined with food purveyors offering the finest treats that the Bay Area has to offer. Return to port.

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Traditional Japanese Tea & Gardens

3 hours | San Francisco | SFO-140

A beloved oasis of calm, the Japanese Tea Garden beckons with peace and tranquility. Explore it at your leisure as part of a small group. Originally built as part of the 1894 Midwinter Fair, the garden's arrangement of drum bridge, pagodas, stone lanterns, stepping stone paths, native Japanese plants, serene koi ponds and a Zen garden is an exercise in natural harmony. From the pier, it's just a short drive to Golden State Park, home to over 1,000 acres of museums, meandering paths, green expanses, and the Japanese Tea Garden. Once you disembark, you'll have two hours to discover the garden's charms on your own. Among the garden's must-see highlights is the five-storied Treasure Tower pagoda, the arched pedestrian Drum Bridge, and a rock garden embellished with Japanese maples, pines, cypresses and cherry trees. A traditional cup of matcha green tea served with a sweet treat concludes this relaxing adventure.

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Sausalito & Muir Woods

5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-110
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Sausalito
  • Vista Point

You'll drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo stop at Vista Point for panoramic views of San Francisco's bay on the northern end of the bridge, then it's off to Sausalito, where you'll enjoy the bay views, restaurants and art galleries along this waterfront, reminiscent of a Mediterranean village . Next, you'll drive to Muir Woods National Monument, where you'll have 1 1/2 hours to walk among some of the tallest and oldest redwood trees in the world. You'll re-board your minibus and drive through scenic Fisherman's Wharf on return drive to the ship.

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San Francisco Sightseeing & Dim Sum Lunch

5.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-130

Ideal for first time visitors and those who prefer little or no walking, this all-day tour offers an unhurried look at one of America's most picturesque cities. Your journey begins when you board your motorcoach for a scenic drive along the Embarcadero, the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco. Sit back and relax as your coach continues through bustling Union Square to Grace Cathedral where you'll disembark. Outside, the neo-Gothic structure appears to be made of stone but is constructed of reinforced concrete that has been beaten to achieve a stone-like effect. Inside, you'll find beautiful stained glass windows, notable works of medieval-style art, and replicas of Ghiberti's bronze Doors of Paradise. Following the tour, you'll rejoin your coach and head to America's oldest and largest Chinatown for a delicious dim sum lunch. Refreshed, your sightseeing tour continues past North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square.

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Golden Gate & Alcatraz - The Rock

6 hours | San Francisco | SFO-220
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz
  • Vista Point

A half-day of discovery awaits on this fascinating tour that introduces you to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the "The Rock," the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island. Begin with a motorcoach drive along the Embarcadero, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Stop at Vista Point, the northern part of the Golden Gate Bridge, to photograph its magnitude and grace. Continue your tour as you enjoy a scenic drive past Fisherman's Wharf, en route to the Alcatraz Ferry. Upon arriving on "The Rock," a national-park ranger will provide an introduction to the prison. Then, set off on a self-guided audio tour through the jail's spooky facilities. On your tour, you can step into the small cells, snap a few photos and view a documentary on the history of Alcatraz. At the conclusion of the tour, take the ferry back to Alcatraz Landing, located on the next pier to your ship.

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Alcatraz & Sausalito

5.5 hours | San Francisco | SFO-120
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz
  • Sausalito

Sail by ferry to tour the infamous Alcatraz Prison, then drive by motorcoach across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, the "Venice of California." This full-day tour begins as you board the Alcatraz Ferry to Alcatraz Island. Here, you'll embark on a self-guided audio tour through the jail's facilities, including the small cells previously inhabited by the Bird Man of Alcatraz and Al Capone. Next, you'll drive to Vista Point, a popular spot for panoramic views of San Francisco's bay and city skyline on the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll continue to the quaint town of Sausalito located north of San Francisco, where you'll have free time to enjoy the bay views and browse in the boutiques and galleries along the waterfront. You'll then board a motorcoach for your return drive to the ship. En route, you'll pass the lively Fisherman's Wharf, as well as Ghirardelli Square and the Cannery.

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Sonoma Wine Country

6 hours | San Francisco | SFO-300
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country

This tour takes you to the Carneros region of Sonoma to sample and purchase wines at a number of prominent producers, ranging from major labels to boutique vineyards. Also on your itinerary is a brief photo stop at Vista Point on the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Weather permitting, you'll witness sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the city skyline, as well as Alcatraz, Angel Island and Yerba Buena Island, two islands situated in the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley, Oakland and downtown San Francisco.

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The Heart of San Francisco: Cable Cars, Cafe & Chardonnay

4 hours | San Francisco | SFO-270

Fall in love with San Francisco as you indulge your senses in the unique sights, sounds, tastes and experiences that make it one of the world's most enchanting cities.
Hop aboard the iconic San Francisco cable cars for a one-of-a-kind ride and breathtaking views. Then stroll the eclectic streets of North Beach, a traditional Italian enclave that later became home to the poets and musicians of the Beat Generation. Step inside the legendary Tosca Café and savor the historic atmosphere as you enjoy the city's signature drink – Irish coffee – along with a platter of mouthwatering Italian antipasto. Then make your way to Bluxome Street Winery, in the fashionable SOMA District, where you can sip superb chardonnays and pinot noirs in their sophisticated taproom. Finally, stop on Treasure Island to look out across the bay for one last view of this spectacular city.

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