Known as one of the more liberal and inclusive communities in the US as a whole, San Francisco is a conglomeration of different ethnicities, cultures and lifestyles. Sat on a square of only 11km by 11km, San Francisco is much smaller than many travellers expect. However, this little city has a huge reputation for the myriad of ...
“Napa Valley, Tahoe and Monterey were excellent! The main reason I took this trip was to see Yosemite. We had only 3 hours of daylight to see the most spectacular part in America. Even the visitors center was closed before we got to our hotel. That is not a visit that's a drive by. Trafalgar spends two nights in Yellowstone why not in Yosemite?
One day in San Francisco enought. The Bad! Chinatown is a slum and the meal was good take out at best. I worked and lived in the orient for 18 months. It was cleaner and the local food was better. New York's Chinatown is better and cleaner. San Francisco overall is very dirty and I did not feel safe on the streets at night. If I had a do over I would not have taken the Sausalito trip. For me it is not worth the money. I would have spent more time at Fisherman's Warf. The Good! The rest of the city tour was very interesting and worthwhile.”
“Each stop on the tour was a great experience and different from the day before. Jason was a wealth of information and presented it in an interesting manner. My wife took the hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley and is still talking about it. The optional experiences were great. We saw things and got pictures that we would never have found on our own.”
“This was our first time on a coach tour. So nice to have a daily itinerary that plans the day for you and is led by a local expert. Jason was so knowlegable. If he did not have an answer to a question he would find one and get back to you. We saw so much, learned a lot and met many wonderful people thanks to Jason and Angel.”
Known as one of the more liberal and inclusive communities in the US as a whole, San Francisco is a conglomeration of different ethnicities, cultures and lifestyles. Sat on a square of only 11km by 11km, San Francisco is much smaller than many travellers expect. However, this little city has a huge reputation for the myriad of offerings to explore.
Whether you gawp up at it from one of the many viewing points, cycle or hike or even drive across it, San Francisco’s art deco Golden Gate Bridge is a landmark you cannot and should not miss.
Built in 1873, the cable cars of San Francisco are an integral part of the public transport system and you haven’t experienced San Fran until you’ve ridden one.
Explore the oldest Chinatown in the US.
Experience the unique San Francisco nightlife. Enjoy live jazz, dance to Latin or even try some ‘swing.’
The California Academy of Sciences is home to a natural history museum, an aquarium and planetarium and, a four-story rainforest.
Hike to the top of Grand View Park, or ‘Turtle Hill’ as locals call it, for some of the best views of the city.
Listen to the Wave Organ, a wave powered musical instrument.
Rent a rowboat at Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco is full of world-class, yet affordable, restaurants. Make sure you try!
A Clipper Card is the best way to use public transportation. There’s also the Citypass and Go card.
San Francisco can actually be quite chilly in summer, with October and May being sunnier months. Layering is a good idea.
If you want to visit Alcatraz, make sure you book online at least two weeks in advance.
Some cable car stops are known for notoriously long lines. If you walk a little way to the next stop, you’ll hop on quicker.
7 main hills and a lot of walking call for comfortable shoes!