- Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
- Private Tour (1-3 people): $400 for the tour
- Private Tour (4-6 people): $560 for the tour
We will start our tour with a visit to the oldest San Francisco building - Catholic Mission Dolores and a brief excursion into history. You will then have the opportunity to admire the magnificent panorama of the city views from the Treasure Island.
Our next stop is one of the most popular tourist destinations in California, Fisherman's Wharf. On Russian Hill, we will climb along the funicular "Cable Car", and after traveling downhill of "the most crookedest street in the world" Lombard you will see the infamous Alcatraz.
We will go through Little Italy, partially preserved since the Gold Rush. You climb to the Coit Tower and see the monument to Columbus on Telegraph Hill. If desired, we can go to the most famous American bookstore - "City Lights". Here, publisher and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the fifties of the XX Century, first began publishing cheap paperback books in an attempt to support his fellow writers, poets- beatniks.
Then the road will lead us through the China Town whose history is closely intertwined with the history of the Barbary Coast (the name of San Francisco during the Gold Rush). Through the China Town we will get to the top of the highest hill in the heart of downtown - Nob Hill. Here, in the eighties of the XIX century the representatives of so-called Big Four built their mansions. On Nob Hill you will see the Grace Cathedral, architectural replica of Notre Dame, the Millionaires Club Pacific Union and the famous Fairmont Hotel. We will show you the streets and houses, starring at popular cinema and television films. We will go through the old Spanish Presidio, and then visit another military fortress built during the Civil War – Fort Point. Here, at the entrance to San Francisco Bay, we will offer you to make a traditional rite of city residents having its roots in the time of the Gold Rush.
Having emerged from the fog hanging over the Golden Gate Bridge, we will get to the bohemian town of Sausalito. In this small town that was once a fishing community, Victorian bungalows cling to steep hills rising from San Francisco Bay. Parallel to the waterfront, Bridgeway Avenue serves as a promenade for the weekend crowds that come to patronize the restaurants, art galleries, shops and to enjoy the magnificent view of San Francisco.
After lunch at one of the Sausalito restaurants, we will visit Muir Woods National Monument, one of the few remaining stands of old-growth coastal redwoods. The park is nesting at the foot of Mount Tamalpais. You'll spend an hour, enjoying the beauty of the ancient forest, clean air and quiet. Then we'll get back to San Francisco to continue the city tour.
Included in the price:
- Five hour San Francisco tour
- Russian language support for the entire route
- Transfer from and to your San Francisco hotel
- Drinking water and snack