Anything that combines local culture and history with delicious market food and a beer thrown in for good measure is a winner in our book, so it's safe to say that this San Francisco tour is definitely in the running for first place! Join a local guide to discover some of the lesser-visited (but far tastier!) sights in this stunning Californian city.
On this San Francisco food 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 plenty time to sample the local farre on offer. 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 taking in the dramatic views of San Francisco Bay.
As we continue this San Francisco city tour, 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, so it's surely will not disappoint.
Next up, 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 haven for local office workers and visitors alike. From here, we'll stop in at a local pub and grab a drink, giving you the perfect opportunity to pick the brains of you local guide and ask them anything you'd like to know about their hometown of San Francisco.
Continue on this Embarcadero tour and 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. Please note that the museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, so if you want this part to be included in your tour, make sure you pick a weekday!
Leave behind the power and influence of the financial world for the art district known as SOMA (South of Market). 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 your Embarcadero tour in San Francisco at some magnificent gardens - a public space with lush lawn, inspiring sculptures, and wicked views of the city skyline. This park is the perfect spot to finish up in as there are plenty of things to do here so that you can continue your San Francisco adventure!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one select drink.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Comfortable walking shoes. San Francisco’s weather can change quickly in a day so layers of clothing for a variety of conditions are recommended.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact San Francisco Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Closure of sites: The Gold Rush Banking Museum is closed Sundays and Saturdays.
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.