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    Mission District Food Tour

    Avital Tours
    Amazing things come in small packages. On this tour of the historically Latin neighborhood, the emphasis is on the quality of the food you taste, not the size of the portion. Good thing there are so many treats to be had! Get inside looks and tastes at some of the best shops and restaurants in the San Francisco culinary world. You'll love a cheese flight featuring only American artisan cheeses, artisan cured ham and oyster from the first and only ham and oyster bar, seasonal fruit tastings from an iconic local groceries, and salted caramel ice cream, voted one of the top five desserts in the country. You might even get beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod taco duo from a bar featuring over 350 kinds of tequila, or a sweet potato quesadilla. As you go, you'll get behind the scenes meetings with chefs, learn the culinary history of this vibrant neighborhood, enjoy the colorful murals, and discover firsthand what makes the Mission District such a foodie force to be reckoned with.
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    San Francisco Golden Gate Seaplane Tour

    See the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the drama of Alcatraz Island and the lush forest of Muir Woods on a seaplane tour of San Francisco! The beauty of the green and gold hills of wine country and the deep blue expanses of the Pacific Ocean can only be truly appreciated from the air, and your guaranteed window seat will provide unparalleled views of the City by the Bay. The perfect addition to your San Francisco itinerary! The Golden Gate Seaplane Tour will fly you directly out to the Pacific Coast and south to the Golden Gate Bridge. After flying over the bridge, you'll continue your flight over the Financial District and Downtown San Francisco, along the waterfront, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, then north to Alcatraz, around Angel Island and along the picturesque towns of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes and offers a great balance of sights from Marin to San Francisco. Seaplanes are ideal for sightseeing and photography. Their high wings and large view windows present panoramic views and unrivaled photo opportunities. Experienced, knowledgeable pilots will point out landmarks as you cruise by at a leisurely pace. Sausalito, a quiet, charming seaside town, is often compared to those found in the Mediterranean. Conclude your trip by spending time in Sausalito browsing the quaint shops, or ask your pilot about returning by ferry to San Francisco.Your magical ride above the most spectacular scenery in the world awaits!
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    San Francisco in One Day Tour

    This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the best of San Francisco Bay. Snap photos of Chinatown, Coit Tower, Haight-Ashbury and Twin Peaks on your semi-customizable sightseeing tour aboard a 13-passenger van. In the afternoon, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy free time in the charming bayside of town of Sausalito. During the summertime, you'll finish your thrilling day with a trip to Alcatraz! In the winter months, you'll hop the ferry to Alcatraz Island the following day for a fascinating audio walking tour of the notorious former prison. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a more personalized experience. You'll be picked up from Fisherman's Wharf in the morning for your 4- to 5-hour San Francisco sightseeing tour by comfortable 13-passenger van. Your guide will show you the city from a local's perspective, taking you to hidden spots that you wouldn't normally see on a big bus tour. Of course, you'll also make photo stops at iconic landmarks and attractions such as Coit Tower, Union Square and Chinatown, and other places you request to see. Next, venture north across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to reach the charming bayside town of Sausalito, where you'll have time to explore on your own and enjoy lunch (own expense). There are plenty of art galleries, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants worth visiting in this quaint, picturesque town. You'll then hop on the ferry (one-way ticket included) and cruise along San Francisco Bay back to San Francisco. Throughout your 25-minute ride, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline. When the days are longer, after your Sausalito ferry arrives at Pier 41 or Pier 1, hop off and walk along The Embarcadero to nearby Pier 33. In the winter, your Alcatraz adventure is reserved for the following day. At Pier 33, you'll board a 15-minute ferry to Alcatraz Island. This infamous landmark was once a federal penitentiary, housing such notorious criminals as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. After receiving a brief history of Alcatraz, explore the prison grounds on a fascinating audio walking tour, complete with life-like sound effects and real interviews from former inmates and guards. The tour takes up to 2.5 hours, and you can stay as long as you like on Alcatraz before hopping back on the ferry (departs every 30 minutes) and returning to San Francisco.
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    Night Walking Ghost Tour

    Chinatown Magic
    Watch the tales of San Francisco's Chinatown's supernatural past and present come to life, as you travel through its historic and mysterious streets and alleyways on this after hours haunted tour! The mystical folklore of this spirited San Francisco enclave will keep you on edge, as you drink in the chilling experiences of the Chinatown inhabitants of both yesterday and today. San Francisco Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in the United States, has been a popular shopping, dining and sightseeing destination for over a century. Yet most outsiders have never experienced the extrasensory realm of vintage Chinatown after dark. Some say that specters from decades of Chinatown history emerge just after twilight. Follow your guide by lamplight as you journey through the neighborhood passageways where these lively spirits are said to bide their time. All the while, learn about the reverence still offered to the Goddess Kwan Yin and the hungry spirits, along with the secrets of the magic moon cake. Not a believer in ghosts? This tour can change that in an instant.
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    Lousy Downtown Tour

    SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Walking Tour
    Sure, there's a bunch of walking tours that you can take from Lotta's Fountain to Maiden Lane to Union Square. But how many tour guides try to trip you along the way? SK will -- SK Morton, your hilarious tour guide that is -- and he's got a pretty good record of acquittal. The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture in a fun and humorous way. Nothing is taken too seriously and SK often makes guests his playful victims. Once you settle into your recommended Stockholm Syndrome you may just get to see the city skyline from a rooftop garden on Market Street, tour the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed building in San Francisco, examine, up close and personal, a monumental work by famed artist Ruth Asawa, and pass through the gates of Chinatown on your way to Old St. Mary's park and church. And if you're good, maybe have a bite and a pint at the Irish Bank...maybe.
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    Lousy Chinatown Tour

    SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Walking Tour
    The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture in a fun and humorous way. Nothing is taken too seriously and SK, your hilarious guide, often makes guests his playful victims. On on this tour, you'll not only pass under the Chinatown Gate, but you will also pass by many other tour guides so you'll at least get to hear a few bits of quality information before SK starts in with his interpretation of history (he sure knows a lot about 19th century brothels). You'll see the historic Donaldina Cameron House (ask about the brothel connection), and walk down Waverly Place -- i.e. The Street of Painted Balconies -- where you can get a feel for the real Chinatown, both in its present state and through history. Get a real taste of authentic Chinatown as you enter the oldest Chinese Temple in the US, and sample exotic teas (and not so exotic fortune cookies) from the original Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. To change up the pace, after a brief stop at the Old Telephone Exchange, you'll learn the earliest history of San Francisco at Portsmouth Square. Bring your sense of humor, this tour is a unique and bitingly sassy take on SF history you don't want to miss out on!
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    Sentinel Dome and Taft Point Tour from Glacier Point

    Lasting Adventures
    Life is full of ups and downs, valleys and mountains...but this time the valleys are a positive! On this hike with Lasting Adventures, you'll partake in a great tour that explores a historical and natural landmark -- Glacier Point! After you take in the mesmerizing views of Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Cloud's Rest, and Yosemite Falls, you'll begin a moderate climb up to the tip of Sentinel Dome's peak at over 8,000 feet. From the peak you'll have a panoramic perspective of Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne High Country. Next, you'll finish your mellow hike by passing Taft Point and the Fissures on your way back. This hike is a great way to learn about the area's natural and geological history -- it's bound to be a great time! Let me guess, we had you at Yosemite?
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    Mission District Food Tour with Alcohol Pairings

    Avital Tours
    Amazing things come in small packages. On this tour of the historically Latin neighborhood, the emphasis is on the quality of the food you taste, not the size of the portion. Good thing there are so many treats to be had! Get inside looks and tastes at some of the best shops and restaurants in the San Francisco culinary world. You'll love a top-rated, seasonal Michael Lazar-created cocktail, a cheese flight featuring only American artisan cheeses paired with a unique Belgian style dark beer, artisan cured ham and oyster from the first and only ham and oyster bar, seasonal fruit tastings from an iconic local groceries, and salted caramel ice cream, voted one of the top five desserts in the country. You might even get beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod taco duo from a bar featuring over 350 kinds of tequila, or a sweet potato quesadilla. As you go, you'll get behind the scenes meetings with chefs, learn the culinary history of this vibrant neighborhood, enjoy the colorful murals, and discover firsthand what makes the Mission District such a foodie force to be reckoned with.
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