San Francisco Tours | Incredible Adventures

Incredible Adventures offers an array of tours from San Francisco. Northern California is our home, and we’d love to show you around! Whether it’s a trip to Yosemite, Muir Woods, Napa or Sonoma Wine Country, or Whitewater rafting, you can be sure of a unique and flexible tour experience.

While you’re in the city, make sure you check out everything San Francisco has to offer: Hop-on Hop-off buses can take you around the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge, while catamaran sailboats and ships can take you UNDER the bridge and around the islands in the bay!

Check out Alcatraz and tour the famous prison, stroll through Golden Gate Park (including the newly-rebuilt Academy of Sciences), or walk along the waterfront and explore Pier 39 and the iconic Ferry Building. You can rent a bicycle or a little yellow GoCar or a Segway, and the city’s your oyster!
…and while you’re at it, try some local oysters!
We offer a variety of activities and attractions in San Francisco that are sure to complete your visit. Come explore with us!

Incredible Adventures can also custom design a Private San Francisco Charter in one of our Biofueled Mini-coaches to accommodate your family, group of friends, or organization.

The city of San Francisco is now the second most densely populated city in the US (after New York). San Francisco is well known for its steep hills, fog, cable cars, Victorian homes, liberal attitudes, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco was founded in 1776 by Spanish colonists. The first city establishments were the Presidio and the Mission Dolores (Mission San Francisco de Asis). In 1848-1849 the California Gold Rush brought great population growth to San Francisco, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. California officially became a state in 1850, and San Francisco was well on its way to developing its infrastructure. Banks were established, railroad tracks laid, Victorian homes constructed, and the cable cars started running. The Chinese immigrant workers created Chinatown, city leaders planned for a public park to be built (Golden Gate Park), and Levi Strauss and Domingo Ghirardelli opened for business.

The great earthquake and fire in April of 1906 devastated more than 75% of the city. Thousands died, many lost their homes, and the downtown was nearly decimated. However, the city was quickly rebuilt with improved infrastructure, and in 1936, the Golden Gate Bridge was completed, connecting the city to Marin county to the north. Around the same time, the Bay Bridge connecting to the East Bay was also completed. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in the world, and is painted “international orange” to help alert ships in foggy weather.

During the 50s and 60s, San Francisco started its journey to becoming the center of liberal activism in the United States. Hippies set up shop in the Haight Ashbury, the gay rights movement took hold in the Castro district, and the Democratic party has controlled city politics since the 1970s. In 1980, the city rolled out one of the earliest curbside recycling programs in the country. The environmental ethics in the city remain strong today with mandatory food composting, green building, solar energy, and recycled cooking oil programs in place.

Since the 1990s, the information technology and startup industry has grown dramatically, fueling the city economy and development and leading to a high standard of living. In fact, San Francisco has the second highest quality of living in the United States. Many neighborhoods have been gentrifying as a result, but the international flair that characterizes the “City by the Bay” remains due to many immigrants coming over from Asia and Latin America.

The neighborhoods of San Francisco are colorful, diverse, and walkable/bike-able. It is the second most walkable city in the States. The city also has an extensive public transit system connecting its neighborhoods to the downtown center and to each other. The historic streetcar F line runs from the Castro district all the way down Market Street to the Embarcadero and then makes a turn north towards Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Numerous public parks exist throughout the city, the biggest and most well-known being Golden Gate Park, providing for many opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the mild climate that San Francisco experiences.

Tours from San Francisco

 

Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour | from San Francisco

15 hours | $199 book now

Hike 2.5 miles in Tuolumne Grove to see the Giant Sequoia Trees and see the the highlights of Yosemite Valley in one great day, including: El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Tunnel View (Inspiration Point)!

 
 

Yosemite Day Tour | from San Francisco

15 hours | $199 book now

See all the highlights of Yosemite Valley in one great day, including: El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Tunnel View (Inspiration Point)!

 
 

Muir Woods with Napa & Sonoma Wine Country

10 hours | $169 book now

Walk through the misty trails of Muir Woods and taste a variety of local California wines in Sonoma & Napa Valley on this great combination day tour.

 
 

Muir Woods and Sausalito Half-Day Tour

4 hours | $89 book now

Visit Muir Woods National Monument and the beautiful town of Sausalito on this refreshing 1/2 day tour. Ride the full loop back to San Francisco, or take the ferry across the bay from Sausalito – the choice is yours!

 
 

Napa and Sonoma Full Day Wine Tasting Tour

10 hours | $145 book now

Ride a tram through vineyards and fermentation facilities, explore the wine caves, then taste a variety of local California wines from both Napa and Sonoma counties on this relaxing and educational day tour.

 
 

Silicon Valley Tech Tour

9 hours | $155 book now

“Check in” at Google, Facebook, Apple, and the Computer History Museum…and then check out startup culture in downtown Palo Alto!

 
 

Yosemite Summer Guided Overnight Lodging Tour

2 days | $569 book now

Spend 2 full days exploring the wonders of Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and the Giant Sequoias…and sleep overnight in a comfy hotel!

 
 

Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras Tour (4 days)

4 days | $1209 book now

The ultimate Sierra Mountain adventure! Spend 4 FULL DAYS hiking & exploring some of the lesser-traveled areas of Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and Lake Tahoe.

 
 

Yosemite Escape Lodging Tour (3 Days)

3 days | $1299 book now

The ultimate Yosemite adventure! Spend 3 FULL DAYS hiking & exploring some of the lesser-traveled areas of Yosemite's High Country, as well as the famed Yosemite Valley and the Giant Sequoia groves.

 
 

Yosemite Escape Camping Tour (3 Days)

3 days | $629 book now

The ultimate Yosemite adventure! Spend 3 FULL DAYS hiking & exploring some of the lesser-traveled areas of Yosemite's High Country, as well as the famed Yosemite Valley and the Giant Sequoia groves.

 
 

Yosemite Summer Semi-guided Overnight Lodging Tour (2+ Days)

2 days | $499 book now

Is it your dream to end a rigorous day of hiking next to the hearth of a giant fireplace? Do you prefer to cozy up under sheets rather than inside a toasty sleeping bag cocoon? Get all the sights, hikes, and fresh air without grit of camping at one of Yosemite’s centrally located hotels or cabins. Get ready to wake up and explore the beautiful wilderness right outside your front door!

 
 

Muir Woods & Wine Country Overnight Private Tour

2 days | $3450 book now

Visit Muir Woods, Napa, AND Sonoma in one great Wine Country tour: spend two full days in beautiful Northern California and stay in a comfortable hotel overnight!

 
 

Tahoe Escape Private Tour (3 Days)

3 days | $4430 book now

The vast cobalt waters of Lake Tahoe have been a draw for visitors year-round for over a hundred years. Uniquely located on the border of California and Nevada and nestled in the mountainous landscape of the Sierras, this high alpine lake is a destination for everyone from active hikers to nightlife seekers.

 
 

Monterey & Big Sur Discovery Hotel Private Tour (2 Days)

2 days | $3589 book now

Join us on the Pacific Coast Highway with stops in scenic Monterey and Big Sur. On this California Coast Tour you’ll experience coastal redwoods, McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and more!

 
 

Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour, Aquarium & Alcatraz Night Tour

12 hours | $225 book now

Visit Muir Woods National Monument and the beautiful town of Sausalito on this refreshing 1/2 day tour. Ride the full loop back to San Francisco, or take the ferry across the bay from Sausalito – the choice is yours! Finally, depart from Fisherman's Wharf for Alcatraz Island and experience the prison at night!

 
 

2-Day San Francisco City Tour & Alcatraz Tour (Day or Night)

2 days | $150 book now

This hop-on hop-off double decker bus is a great way to familiarize yourself with San Francisco without having to drive. Explore the 20+ stops around the city with this 2-day pass, and see Alcatraz Island as part of the package!

 
 

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise & Alcatraz Day Tour

1 day | $135 book now

The Best of the SF Bay in a Day! Visit Alcatraz Island – San Francisco’s #1 attraction, and then board a biodiesel ship for a relaxing cruise around San Francisco Bay with live music, refreshments, and a sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

 
 

San Francisco Bay Cruise & Alcatraz Night Tour

1 day | $129 book now

The Best of the SF Bay in a Day! Board a biodiesel ship for a relaxing cruise around San Francisco Bay, and then visit Alcatraz Island – San Francisco's #1 attraction – at night!

 
 

Monterey Bus Tour with Carmel-by-the-Sea

11 hours | $109 book now

Take a picturesque drive down the Pacific Coast Highway to see Monterey, Big Sur and Carmel-by-the-Sea on this relaxing day tour. If you wish, add-on a ticket to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium!

 
 

Sausalito Kayak Private Group Tour

5 hours | $96 book now
 
 

San Francisco Bay Sailing Tours

1-2 hours | $60 book now

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, then circle past Alcatraz Island and Sausalito to Kirby Cove, where you might see whales and sea lions. Sip California wines in the cabin, or let the San Francisco Bay winds rip through your hair at the front of the boat.

 

 
 

San Francisco Seaplane Tours

30 minutes | $289 book now

Soaring views, exhilarating hills, famous sights—what more could you ask for? On our Segway tours you’ll glide through the San Francisco waterfront or Golden Gate Park in a fraction of the time you’d spend walking.

 
 

Yosemite Winter Guided Overnight Lodging Tour

2 days | $499 book now

Experience the beauty and solitude of Yosemite Valley in the wintertime, and spend the night in a cozy hotel room on this 2-day tour.

 
 

Yosemite Winter Semi-guided Overnight Lodging Tour (2+ Days)

2 days | $499 book now

Experience the beauty and solitude of Yosemite Valley in the wintertime, and spend the night in a cozy hotel room on this 2-day tour.

 

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