Unique San Francisco Tours

Unique San Francisco ToursWith so much to see within the city of San Francisco and its equally attractive surrounding areas, you may feel a bit overwhelmed with the prospect of trying to see it all in a limited amount of time. So instead of venturing out on your own with the knowledge that you might miss some worthwhile sites, sign up for one of the many specialized tours so you won't miss a thing. From seeing the world-famous Alcatraz to the various other iconic sites in the area, let the professional guides do all the work while you can just sit back and enjoy San Francisco's amazing sites and stories.

When you visit San Francisco for the first time, visiting Alcatraz is definitely a must-do. The Rock, as Alcatraz is known locally, was originally a lighthouse and a military out post and prison before becoming a federal prison. The likes of Al Capone, among others, served their time here. The tour takes you from the shore to this ominous island and the guides are all well-informed and always ready to answer your questions. The inherent drama of Alcatraz itself makes it worth seeing, but the added touches and expert treatment by the guides only underscore how essential it is to see this dramatic facility when you are in the Bay Area.

Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fort Mason, B201
San Francisco, CA 94123 - MAP
Phone: (415) 981-7625
Web: www.alcatrazcruises.com

San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours
Leave the work of planning an all-inclusive tour of San Francisco to the experts at San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours. This tour is regarded by many visitors as one of the best deals in town as it is the only small group shuttle tour that provides a separate tour guide (not the driver) to point out areas of interest and to answer your questions. Their two most popular packages are a 5-hour comprehensive tour with ferry cruise that includes such sites as Grace Cathedral, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Chinatown; and a two-hour tour that drives by the famous sites with no stops and includes views of Coit Tower, Crissy Field, and the financial district. Either way, you're sure to see it all without the stress of having to get there yourself!

Address: The Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA - MAP
Phone: (415) 777-2288
Web: www.sanfranshuttletours.com

Wok Wiz Chinatown Tour
Chinatown is arguably one of the most famous sites in San Francisco. However, it can sometimes be a little intimidating venturing out into this section of town because of the language barrier and other factors. Luckily, all of your apprehension will melt away when you take the Wok Wiz Chinatown Tour. This enjoyable walking tour through Chinatown is led by a guide who is quite familiar with the culture, oftentimes the guide is a native of or descendent of China, adding a unique, personal touch to the proceedings. And once the tour winds down, you can enjoy an excellent Dim Sum lunch and ask any questions you may have. In all, the Wok Wiz Chinatown Tour will make you feel right at home!

Address: San Francisco, CA - MAP
Phone: (650) 355-9657
Web: www.wokwiz.com

Party Bus Tours
Hitting the town in San Francisco is always a fun idea, especially if you have plans to really celebrate something special. But instead of navigating through traffic yourself, why not gather your pals and get on board the Party Bus Tours to add a little spice to your evening? Whether you're celebrating a bachelor or bachelorette party, a big birthday, or just want to celebrate in general, Three Babes will lead you through an evening's worth of excellent nightclubs as well as provide some fun moments aboard their lavish tour bus. So get ready for some safe yet exciting fun at some of San Francisco's hottest night spots that just got hotter thanks to the Party Bus Tours!

Address: 390 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94402 - MAP
Phone: (415) 552-2582