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

 

The Mission is home to the best burritos, art, and music scene in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Mission District

 

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 | $179 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 | $79 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 World Class Wine Tour

10 hours | $199 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 | $129 book now

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

 
 

Yosemite Hotel Tour

2 days | $469 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 | $879 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 Camping Tour (3 Days)

3 days | $489 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.

 
 

Napa and Sonoma 2 Day Wine Tour

2 days | $609 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!

 
 

Alcatraz Island Tour + Yosemite Day Tour and Aquarium

2 days | $259 book now

On your first day, see the historic Alcatraz Federal Prison and explore the Aquarium of the Bay. The next day, see all the highlights of Yosemite Valley including: El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Tunnel View (Inspiration Point)!

 
 

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour + Alcatraz Day Tour and Aquarium

2 days | $169 book now
 
 

Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour + Alcatraz Night Tour and Aquarium

12 hours | $179 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!

 
 

Muir Woods Tour with Sonoma Wine Country + Alcatraz Tour and Aquarium

2 days | $239 book now

On your first day, see the historic Alcatraz Federal Prison and the Aquarium of the Bay. Then, walk through the misty trails of Muir Woods and taste a variety of local California wines in Sonoma County on this great combination day tour.

 
 

Alcatraz Island Tour + Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour and Aquarium

2 days | $279 book now

Check out the Aquarium of the Bay and Alcatraz Island, and then taste a variety of local California wines from both Napa and Sonoma counties on this relaxing and educational 2-day tour package.

 
 

Silicon Valley Tech Tour + Alcatraz Tour

2 days | $199 book now

Visit Alcatraz Island – San Francisco’s #1 attraction! The next morning, “Check in” at Google Campus, the Computer History Museum, the Apple Visitors Center, and see the Facebook Thumbs-Up sign in Silicon Valley.

 
 

Alcatraz Island Tour + San Francisco Bay Sailing Tour

2 days | $99 book now

Visit Alcatraz Island – San Francisco's #1 attraction! The next day, board a catamaran sailing vessel for an exciting tour of San Francisco Bay.

 
 

2-Day San Francisco City Tour + Alcatraz Island

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!

 
 

Alcatraz Tour + San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise

1 day | $129 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.

 
 

Alcatraz Night Tour + San Francisco Bay Cruise

1 day | $109 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 | $105 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!

 
 

Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour and Sausalito Kayaking

5 hours | $175 book now
 
 

San Francisco Sailing Tour

1-2 hours | $45 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 Bay Cruise

1-2 hours | $34 book now

Cruise along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and closely around Alcatraz Island on a biofuel ship!

 
 

Hop-On Hop-Off San Francisco City Tour

1 day | $55 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 1- or 2-day pass.

 
 

San Francisco Bike Rental

you choose! | $36 book now

Rent a Hybrid, Mountain, or even a Tandem bicycle and see all of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and even Sausalito!

 
 

Mission District Culinary Experience

3 hours | $89 book now

Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its culinary history and incredibly colorful murals, while going behind-the-scenes to meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts.

 

 

 
 

North Beach Culinary Experience

3 hours | $99 book now

Join us on our San Francisco North Beach Culinary Experience as we explore the Italian restaurant scene and former Barbary Coast.

 

 

 
 

Tendernob Food Tour

3 hours | $89 book now
 
 

GoCar San Francisco Tour

up to 1 day | $63 book now

Discover places that only the locals know about and let the GPS system of the GoCar guide you where tour buses cannot go. The storytelling GoCar is like touring with a friend that has lived in the city all their life!

 
 

California Academy of Sciences

1 day ticket (general admission) | $35.95 book now

Get your science on at the California Academy of Sciences where you’ll find a planetarium, a swamp with an albino alligator, and a full  indoor rainforest, as well as many other rotating exhibits!

 
 

Aquarium of the Bay

1 day ticket (general admission) | $27.45 book now

Visit San Francisco’s very own aquarium and learn about the unique and astounding creatures that live in San Francisco bay.

 
 

San Francisco Seaplane Tours

30 minutes | $189 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.

 
 

San Francisco Segway Tour

2+ hours | $75 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 Hotel Tour (2 Days)

2 days | $399 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 Day Tour

14 hours | $159 book now

See Yosemite Valley blanketed in snow on this 1-day tour which includes El Capitan, Half Dome, frozen Yosemite Falls, and much more! Spend 5-6 hours in this amazing park.

 
 

Lake Tahoe Winter Adventure Tour (3 days)

3 days | $499 book now

Escape on a Lake Tahoe Winter Adventure! Spend 3 DAYS hiking, skiing, or just relaxing at one the West Coast’s most popular winter retreats: South Lake Tahoe. Hotel accommodations included!

 

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