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    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    Murder, mayhem, and mobsters -- interesting enough for you? On this Escape the Rock tour, you'll embark on a sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and straight to Alcatraz! As the cruise ship circles around the island, you'll see every angle of this mysterious site. Hear the chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals, as well as their descriptions of brutality on the island. Plus, this special cruise is "fully-loaded" with sound effects and stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson!
    Alcatraz Escape History Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a cruise that circles around the mysterious Alcatraz Island
    • See every angle of this island, from the old lighthouse and the water tower to the cell block
    • Hear chilling accounts of escape attempts by some of Alcatraz's notorious criminals
    • Learn about the stories of Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, and even Clyde Johnson's time in this feared max-security prison
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    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

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    From social activists to actresses to literary legends, San Francisco has been home to world-changing women. You'll walk in the footsteps of 10 ladies who left their legacy on the landscape, like Isadora Duncan, Maya Angelou, and Lillie Coit. Starting with the brave pioneer women who worked just as hard as the men, but in corsets, you'll meet the Madonna of the 1800's, learn the difference between SF's working girls and working women, and visit the street where three major divas' lives intersected. On this tour, you'll span both centuries and neighborhoods. Then, work your way through the theater district, Maiden Lane, Chinatown, and North Beach. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about San Francisco's amazing history and the tough, talented woman who made it that way.
    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Follow in the footsteps of 10 of San Francisco's most influential women on this entertaining walking tour
    • Discover the amazing histories of local and national legends, like Phyllis Diller, Lillie Coit, and Maya Angelou
    • Tour through four different neighborhoods and play fun games and answer trivia questions
    • An exciting, extensive lesson in San Francisco's past and present
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    Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems

    Take a walking tour to the next level! Embark on a 3-hour urban jungle hike through San Francisco to experience the city's wild side. Tackle the city's famous hills including Kite Hill and Tank Hill, discover unmarked trails in hidden forests, soak up sweeping views from atop Twin Peaks, and visit off-the-hidden path areas such as the quirky Seward Street Slides. With all the lush greenery and hilly landscapes, you won't believe you're still in San Francisco! Meet your guide in front of the Castro Theatre at your selected departure time. Be sure to wear walking shoes or hiking boots and brace for trail dust on this moderate 5-mile (8-km) trek through central San Francisco.
    Following your expert guide, conquer the city's famous hills starting with Kite Hill, a grassy knoll offering great views of the city. At the nearby Seward Street Slides, grab some cardboard and hop on for a fun ride down the curved cement slides.

    Entering a hidden eucalyptus forest, you'll forget you're in an urban city as you hike along the dirt trails behind Sutro Tower, an iconic 3-pronged antenna tower. Take an unmarked hiking trail to the summit of famous Twin Peaks, where you'll be treated to a breathtaking panorama of San Francisco and the East Bay in the distance.
    Your next hilly adventure is Tank Hill, located 650 feet (198 km) in elevation, where you'll get a panoramic view of Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco.
    Make you way back via the 211-step Pemberton Place Stairway, flanked by beautiful landscaping brimming with beautiful plants, trees and flowers such as azaleas and Japanese maples.
    By the end of your urban jungle hike, you'll leave with a whole new appreciation for the beauty and diversity of San Francisco. You'll end your tour back at the Castro Theatre.
    Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems

    18th St & Castro St, San Francisco

    • Conquer San Francisco's most famous hills including Kite Hill and Tank Hill on a walking tour
    • Discover unmarked trails in hidden forests and experience San Francisco from a nature-full perspective
    • Following your expert guide, visit off-the-beaten path areas such as the quirky Seward Street Slides
    • Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of San Francisco and the East Bay from atop the Twin Peaks
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    Parks and Beach Tour

    If you're a lover of nature, you won't want to miss out on this Parks and Beach tour, which will take you to some of the most beautiful attractions in San Francisco! You'll visit the expansive Golden Gate Park, home to many of SF's famous sites, including St. Mary's Cathedral and the Japanese Tea Gardens. Along the way, you'll also be able to stop by the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum, two renowned institutions home to beautiful educational exhibits. And of course you can't go to California without visiting the beach, right? Stop by Ocean Beach in SF, where you'll enjoy the cool sand between your toes and the sight of waves crashing on the shore.
    Parks and Beach Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Hop on a tour of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach
    • Visit famous and beautiful sites in the park, such as the Japanese Tea Gardens
    • Stop by the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum for an educational exploration
    • Relax on the cool, soft sands Ocean Beach as you watch the waves crash on the shore
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    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

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    Experience San Francisco's diversity firsthand as you explore two very different but equally exciting neighborhoods. You'll experience a true fusion of East and West, where one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia butts right up against the birthplace of the beret-loving Beat Generation. Starting in Chinatown, you will learn about the Chinese community's role in the Gold Rush and train building boom, and stop for a bite of traditional mooncake pastries. From there, it's off to the oldest Chinese temple in America, where you can have your fortune read, and then on to a sampling of fresh fortune cookies and an in-depth tea tasting. Just a few steps north, you'll enter North Beach, home of Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg's favorite hangouts. You will check out the City Lights Bookstore, which still publishes San Francisco's great local poets. You'll wander through picturesque side streets as you explore Little Italy, past adorable shops and cafes. Embrace a deliciously fascinating transcontinental experience, without ever leaving the city.
    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

    Grant Ave & Bush St, San Francisco

    • Explore the adjacent but wildly different neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach
    • Learn the history of SF's Chinese community as you visit the country's oldest temple, and see the areas Kerouac and Ginsberg once roamed
    • Savor traditional Chinese pastries and teas
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    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour. The San Francisco City Tour begins with a drive along the famous waterfront for views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Photo stops are made at the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks (weather permitting).

    Some of the attractions you will see on this San Francisco City Tour include:
    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Victorian homes
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park
    • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
    Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

    The schedule for the day depends on the availability for Alcatraz.
    Alcatraz and San Francisco Tour

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Explore the rich history and beautiful sites of San Francisco
    • Take an audio walking tour of Alcatraz Island's infamous cell blocks
    • Learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz and hear chilling accounts of life on the island
    • Travel to and from central San Francisco hotels and airport hotels by air conditioned coach bus
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    Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods, and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

    Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods and Sausalito. This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular national monument and the prettiest village in California.

    After crossing the impressive Golden Gate Bridge, you'll stop for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point before driving through the coastal mountains to Muir Woods (admission included). This national monument is the site of a virgin forest of California Coast redwood trees, among the oldest and tallest on earth. Take the opportunity to roam through an ancient forest of giant redwood trees on your 75-minute visit of Muir Woods.

    This morning or afternoon tour also takes you to Sausalito, a quaint Mediterranean-style seaside village. Stroll along the waterfront, shop or take photos in this picturesque artists' colony nestled on the northern shores of San Francisco Bay.

    Muir Woods, Giant Redwoods, and Sausalito Half-Day Trip

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Spend a half-day exploring a giant redwood forest and one of the prettiest villages in California
    • Stroll through Muir woods to admire the California Coast redwoods, among the oldest and tallest trees on earth
    • Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge and stop for a view of San Francisco from Vista Point
    • Visit the picturesque seaside village of Sausalito to explore the shops and beautiful waterfront
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    Monterey, Carmel & a 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

    Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

    Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.

    Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.

    Highlights of this day trip include:

    • Pacific Ocean drive
    • Cannery Row
    • Lone Cypress
    • Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
    • Carmel Mission
    • Monterey Bay
    • 17-Mile Drive
    • Seal Rock
    • Carmel by the Sea
    Monterey, Carmel & a 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Cruise along California's famous 17-Mile Drive on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco
    • Follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula to explore shops or visit the aquarium
    • Discover the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea's downtown shopping district and beautiful beaches
    • Enjoy plenty of stops and fantastic photo opportunities along the way.
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    Night Chinatown, Little Italy & Embarcadero Segway Tour

    When the night goes down in the city, the Segways come out, and the city comes alive. Explore the intimacy of a night tour on this fully narrated Little Italy, Chinatown, Embarcadero Waterfront and Waterfront Segway Tour. See fabulous night views of the new Bay Lights installation, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building. This is a fully narrated 2.5 hour tour where you will be supplied with radio earbuds so you will not miss a word. The tour will cover everything from Washington Square Park, where you and fellow Segway riders will learn about the authentic Beat Generation in North Beach, to the Ghirardelli Square, where you will uncover more about the famous chocolate that bears its name. Learn how cable cars operate, view the unique streamline design of the National Maritime Museum and so much more. Stop boring yourself with walking everywhere and hop on a Segway!
    Night Chinatown, Little Italy & Embarcadero Segway Tour

    757 Beach St, San Francisco

    • Glide around on a Segway on this intimate night tour of San Francisco
    • Hear stories from your tour guide and experience Little Italy and Chinatown
    • Partake in a brief Segway training and then see the Embarcadero Waterfront
    • Ride on your Segway and enjoy not having to walk
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    Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

    On the morning of your tour, head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Depending on the day you select, you'll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) from here to Vallejo, where you'll then board a shuttle and head north to beautiful Napa Valley wine country. When you arrive in Napa, hop aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train! You'll be directed to your seat and welcomed with a taste of wine. Then, simply sit back and soak in impeccable views of Napa's stunning vineyards as you travel north to the quaint village of St Helena, passing the towns of Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford along the way. When your eyes aren't pasted to the large viewing windows, you're encouraged to explore this unique train during your journey, you may even visit the kitchen car to watch the chefs prepare your gourmet meal. You'll sit in your choice of the first or second seating section, depending on when you'd like to enjoy your lunch. Choose from a fresh, seasonal menu, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared to your specifications. This highly acclaimed restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish. Before or after your meal, head to the lounge car to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) and lounge on the loveseats. Your Napa Valley Wine Train experience will end in the early evening, when you'll board the shuttle for your return trip to Vallejo. You'll then hop on the 5:15pm ferry to return to San Francisco.
    Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch

    1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco

    • Hop aboard the famous Napa Valley Wine Train for an unforgettable dining experience
    • Soak in impeccable views of Napa's stunning vineyards as you experience its elusive glow
    • Pass through Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville as you travel north to St. Helena
    • Savor a gourmet lunch on the train and see sights of San Francisco from the train's large viewing windows
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