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On this San Francisco day tour, you'll sample local foods meet vendors of sustainable food at the Ferry Building Marketplace while experiencing the building’s history and architecture. Explore San Francisco’s fascinating economic boom cycles while walking the Financial District with its contrast of modern skyscrapers and historic 19th structures. Get the facts and legends of the 1849 gold rush that gave meteoric rise to the city. Soak up the city’s entertaining history while sipping a drink in on one of San Francisco’s land mark local pubs. Mix with locals and wander eclectic urban parks with inspiring sculptures and impressive views.
- Sample local foods while exploring San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building, including picturesque Bay views.
- Experience the Financial District’s past and present, including an interactive gold rush museum and tales of Barbary Coast.
- Enjoy a drink in a local pub.
- Relax in the city’s finest urban parks with towering redwood trees, fountains, and inspiring sculptures.
Tour style:Local Life & Culture, History & Heritage, Food & Local Markets, Walking & Orientation
English speaking guide, 1 select drink
Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours
- Pickup location:
Ferry Building Marketplace, meet outside the clock tower entrance (Address: One Ferry Building).
- Pickup Time: 1.00 PM
- Drop off location:
Yerba Buena Gardens.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact San Francisco Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
Comfortable walking shoes. San Francisco’s weather can change quickly in a day so layers of clothing for a variety of conditions is recommended.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively and must be accompanied by an adult. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
On this San Francisco city tour, you'll begin your afternoon sampling a fantastic array of local California foods housed in the historic and grand Ferry Building. From artisan cheeses and olive oils to confections and the freshest produce, we will have time to sample. It’s also an opportunity to meet the vendors who provide local specialties and offer tips on sustainable food practice.
A landmark that began operation in 1898, there’s also time to learn about the Ferry Building’s history and architecture while relishing the dramatic views of San Francisco Bay.
Afterwards, stroll through the city’s Financial District, and delve into a wealth of gold rush history to get the story on San Francisco’s rapid development as a world financial center, including the intriguing and quirky characters that made (and lost) fortunes. The Financial District provides a fascinating contrast of modern skyscrapers, historic 19th structures and intriguing commerce history.
Relax in a city center park to admire stately redwood trees and stand at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, a towering, controversial, and iconic skyscraper. The park provides a welcome respite for local office workers and visitors alike.
Take break from the walk to soak up the city’s entertaining history while sipping a drink in a historic pub.
Continue on to experience the fervor that brought a flood of fortune seekers in a museum of San Francisco’s gold rush era and early banking. This fun and interactive museum includes a chance to sit “shotgun” on a stagecoach, view gold nuggets, and print personalized money. NOTE: museum closed Saturday and Sunday.
Leave behind the power and influence of the financial world for the art district known as SOMA (South of Market). Your pass by and get the latest information about a variety of museums, including Cartoon Art Museum, The SF Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of African Diaspora.
Finish the day at the magnificent Yerba Buena Gardens. A fantastic public space with lush lawn, inspiring sculptures, and fantastic views of the city skyline. At the conclusion of the tour, the park provides ample opportunity for others diversions with its skating rink, bowling alley, and several restaurants and bars.
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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