San Francisco Tours

San Francisco Shuttle Tours

San Francisco Shuttle Tour is the best tour of San Francisco! Mostly because it uses a Separate Tour Guide from driver, but also because they make the most stops than any other comparable tour. They make 9 off-the-shuttle stops, plus they include a Ferry / Bay Cruise as part of the tour that goes right by Alcatraz Island. This is the only tour that uses the great ferry system that they use that goes to and from the famous Ferry Building. We recommend this tour highly.

Premium City Tour

Tour Stops
  • Golden Gate Bridge (Drive-over and Stop!)
  • Chinatown (Guided Walk)
  • Forture Cookie Factory (Guided Walk)
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Grace Cathedral
  • Alamo Square Park (Famous Victorian Homes)
  • Lombard Street - (Guided Downhill Walk)
  • Cable Car Barn Museum
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Ferry/Bay Cruise (25 Minutes)
  • Sausalito - via Ferry Cruise (One Hour for Exploring)
Tour Benefits
  • Separate Tour Guide from Driver gets off the shuttle with you
  • Knowledgeable Tour Narrative provides for great insight about each stop
  • Guided walks down Lombard Street and Chinatown
  • Includes a photo-driven Ferry/Bay Cruise to or from Sausalito
  • Not a Hop/on Hop/Off bus company that usually gets bad TripAdvisor Scores. Get more catered city tour service with us!

Muir Woods Tours

Muir Woods Tour

This Muir Woods Tour is the only Redwood Tour that uses a Separate Tour Guide from Driver and stays longest in Muir Woods (90 minutes). This tour is also unique in that it goes to Marin Headlands (see below) to see the most majestic views of the Golden Gate Bridge (a very rare stop). You will also go to Sausalito, Muir Beach Overlook and a 25-minute Ferry/Bay Cruise. More tour details »

Tour Stops
  • Start at: The Ferry Building
  • Marin Headlands
  • Muir Woods National Park (90 minutes)
  • Sausalito (approximately 1 hour)
  • Ferry/Bay Cruise (25 minutes)
  • End at: The Ferry Building

Premium Muir Woods Downhill Hiking Tour

This Muir Woods Tour is a downhill hike (the only one of its kind) that gives you 2 full hours in Muir Woods (the longest time from any other tour company). This is by far the most creative way into Muir Woods National Park where you start where you can see the Pacific Ocean in the distance and then down you go to the bottom where you feel the mist and see creeks, trails and Coastal Redwoods along the way.

This tour bypasses all of the touristy areas to get to the real adventurous part of Muir Woods. Funny thing is you will see people walking up the same trail that you are walking down! You will immediately become so grateful you chose our downhill Muir Woods tour than huffing it uphill. More tour details »

Tour Stops
  • Start at: The Ferry Building
  • Shuttle to Muir Woods (Highest Point)
  • Marin Headlands
  • Hike *downhill* into Muir Woods (60 min)
  • Muir Woods National Park (main thru-ways and cafe)
  • Shuttle to Sausalito
  • Sausalito (about 1 hour shopping or exploring)
  • Scenic Bay/Ferry cruise back to San Francisco (25 minutes)
  • End at: The Ferry Building

Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz Tours

Alcatraz Penitentiary was truly "The Rock," where America sent the worst of the worst criminals from 1934-1966.

Public enemies like Scarface Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Creepy Karpis, and the Birdman (Robert Stroud) all learned this first hand. People on the outside have always been fascinated with Alcatraz. Visitors peered at Alcatraz through telescopes when the prisoners were there, and ever since it was opened to tours, thousands of visitors have come every year.

San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle Tours can get Alcatraz Tickets sometimes even at last minute, and we can arrange these for guests who buy our 5 our Premium City Tour (9am).

Morning Combo Tour

Tour Stops
  • Start at: Alcatraz Landing (Arrive at 8:30am) Pier 33
  • 9am Sailing to Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz (2+ Hours)
  • Walk or F-line Train from Pier 33 to Ferry Building
  • Board Shuttle Bus at 2pm
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Grace Cathedral
  • Nob Hill (Guided Walk)
  • Cable Car Museum
  • Lombard Street (Guided Downhill Walk)
  • Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Golden Gate Bridge (20 minute stop)
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Tour ends at Ferry Building or Fisherman's Wharf

Afternoon Combo Tour

Tour Stops
  • Start from: The Ferry Building (9am)
  • Sausalito (time for lunch, shopping and exploring)
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Chinatown (Guided Walk)
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Grace Cathedral
  • Nob Hill (Guided Walk)
  • Lombard Street (Guided Downhill Walk)
  • Fortune Cookie Factory
  • Cable Car Museum
  • Ferry/Bay Cruise Included
  • Walk or F-line Train to Pier 33
  • Pier 33
  • Alcatraz Ferry from Pier 33 - departs at: 3:20pm or 3:50pm (tickets included in price)
  • Alcatraz (2 hours)

* This tour has a 25-minute Ferry/Bay Cruise

Tour Benefits
  • Award winning audio tour of the Alcatraz cell house, featuring interviews with former guards and former prisoners
  • Possibility of meeting an actual Alcatraz guard or ex-prisoner, who are often on the island to talk to visitors
  • Learn about the 1962 escape that was featured in the movie Escape from Alcatraz. Decide for yourself if they really made it or not!
  • Man-eating sharks? Dungeons? Executions? Learn for yourself what was real and what is only legend
  • Step inside an actual Alcatraz prison cell to have your photograph taken, including their famous “Hole”, which was reserved only for the very worst criminals
  • Incredible views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz Island
  • Beautiful gardens that were planted by prisoners and are now being restored by volunteers
  • Large colonies of nesting seabirds such as gulls, cormorants, and night herons

Luxury Hopper Tour

Luxury/Smaller Shuttle Hop-on / Hop Off City Tour

Take an intimate comprehensive tour loop of San Francisco in our 16 or 30 passenger shuttles. With this tour you can see the entire city in one day and during the tour you can get off the shuttle at any of 16 stops and atch the next shuttle. We’ll show you how to walk to one of our nearby timed stops for later pick-up.

Actual Tour Stops
  • Ferry Building, Farmers Market & Crafts Market (from Hyatt Regency stop)
  • Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Lombard Street (World’s Crookedest Street)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (short photo stop)
  • Golden Gate Bridge South Viewpoint
  • Golden Gate Bridge North Vista (you can walk across the bridge and be picked up at the other end)
  • Golden Gate Park (DeYoung Art Museum/Japanese Tea Garden/Botanic Garden)
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • Twin Peaks (short photo stop)
  • Alamo Square
  • Civic Center – City Hall & Asian Art Museum (short photo stop)
  • Nob Hill - Grace Cathedral
  • Cable Car Barn Museum
  • Chinatown
  • Union Square
Other Sights You’ll See from the Shuttle

We’re happy to drop you off at any of these stops. We’ll show you how to walk to one of our nearby timed stops for later pick-up.

  • Exploratorium science center
  • Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing
  • Pier 43 ½ Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Hyde St Pier/Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park
  • Buena Vista Café (Irish coffee)
  • Washington Square/North Beach Little Italy/ Coit Tower access
  • Swensens Ice Cream, short walk to steepest street (Filbert) and top of Lombard Street—from here you can walk downhill on Lombard and be picked up at the bottom
  • Pacific Heights
  • Mrs. Doubtfire House
  • Presidio National Park & Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Golden Gate Park: California Academy of Sciences
  • Golden Gate Park: Conservatory of Flowers
  • Castro District
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Yerba Buena Gardens
  • Moscone Convention Center
  • Westfield Mall
  • Powell Street cable car turnaround
Hotels on the Route

Hotels on the route that are available for Complimentary Pick-ups/Drop-offs

  • Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
  • Fisherman’s Wharf hotels
  • Nob Hill Hotels (pick up in front of Fairmont) including Mark Hopkins and Stanford Court
  • Hilton Financial District
  • Omni
  • Palace Hotel
  • Marriott Marquis
  • Parc 55
  • Nikko
  • Hilton Union Square
  • JW Marriott
  • Westin St. Francis
Tour Details
  • 16 Potential Tour Stops
  • See the Entire City in a full day
  • Get off the shuttle at any of 16 stops, catch the next shuttle
  • We use 16 Passenger Sprinters, 30 Passenger Shuttles - - much smaller, more intimate than 70 passenger Huge Hopper Buses in SF
  • Our 16 Passenger Sprinters are really small; our 30 Passenger Shuttles are decked out with wood-flooring and phone charging stations
  • Temperature Controlled inside (Winter or Summer benefits)
  • You can actually hear the PA announcer (Tour Guide) on this tour (big benefit)


Adults: $49 Per Day
Seniors (65+) $44 Per Day
Children ( less than 12): $39 Per Day


March 1 - November 1 annually
Loop Starts Daily at 9am in the Morning

Yosemite Park Tours

Yosemite Park Train Tours

Kids love trains and so do adults. This full day Yosemite National Park Tour by Train, operated by San Francisco Shuttle Tours, is the perfect way to experience some of the most exciting scenery of California from the Train and at Yosemite.

Yosemite Park Further, when we get to Yosemite Valley Floor, this tour includes a valley floor tour which will include Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Cathedral Rocks and the 3500ft El Capitan. While you might be thinking about taking a bus tour to Yosemite, we highly recommend you consider the Yosemite Tour by Train because you can get more time in Yosemite Park and a more comfortable ride.

Tour Stops
  • Start at: San Francisco Ferry Building - 7:00am*
  • Dreamliner Bus Ride With all the frills (4 Hours)
  • 2 Hour Yosemite Valley Floor Tour :
    •  Tunnel View
    •  Half Dome
    •  El Capitan
    •  Bridal Veil Falls
    •  Sentinel Bridge
    • Yosemite Falls
  • Free Time at Yosemite (1 hour)
  • Depart Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (5:30pm)
  • Dreamliner Bus Ride With all the frills (4 Hours)
  • Drop off at Hyatt Regency (San Francisco)(9:30pm)*

This tour has two different start locations: San Francisco and East Bay. East Bay starts at Emeryville Amtrak station at 7:20am and ends at the Amtrak station at 9:30pm

Wine Country Tours

Napa Experience Tour w/ Castello di Amorosa

The Napa Exerience Tour by the Wine Country Tour Shuttle is the Most Comprehensive Napa Valley Winery Tour from San Francisco! This tour provides many great unique features such as 4 Premium Napa Winery Stops, Goes into the heart of Napa Valley - - not just nearby, Picnic Lunch, Winery Tours and the best part - - - a 50 minute relaxing Ferry/Bay Cruise from Napa area back to San Francisco (which totally avoids traffic coming home).

This tour is truly unbelievable from the expert narration from their Wine Country Guides to the great wineries they visit. At only $99 per person, plus tasting fees (we highly recommend this unique tour).

Tour Stops
  • Start at: The Ferry Building
  • Shuttle to Napa Valley (Golden Gate Bridge or Bay Bridge)
  • Castello di Amorosa winery($20 Entrance Fee Not Included)
  • Taste wines plus self-guided tour of castle (1 Hour)
  • V. Sattui Winery
  • Picnic lunch at V. Sattui(Included)
  • Whitehall Lane- 
    Napa Valley
  • Andretti Winery- 
    Napa Valley
  • Ferry/Bay Cruise to San Francisco (50 minutes)
  • Ends at: The Ferry Building

Napa Experience Tour w/ Robert Mondavi Winery

Only the Wine Country Tour Shuttle visits the great Robert Mondavi winery for guests traveling from San Francisco. Just like the Wine Country Tour Shuttles regular tour, this tour boasts: Ferry/Bay Cruise, 4 winery stops and a picnic lunch in Napa Valley. The difference with this tour is that Robert Mondavi winery is a guaranteed stop.

Tour Stops
  • Start at: The Ferry Building
  • Shuttle to Napa Valley 
    (over the Golden Gate Bridge)
  • Robert Mondavi Winery - Napa Valley
  • Picnic Lunch in Napa Valley
  • Andretti Winery - 
    Napa Valley
  • Ménage à Trois Winery - Napa Valley
  • Franciscan Winery - Napa Valley
  • Ferry/Bay Cruise to San Francisco
  • Ends at: The Ferry Building

Private Tours

San Francisco Private Tours

You actually save money (in most cases) with a San Francisco Private Tour. Medium to larger sized groups actually enjoy the benefits of a lower price per person for tours of all types when they come in larger numbers.

Further, with private tours of San Francisco you really do get first class treatment ranging from 1) A before tour discussion with your tour guide is customary 2) San Francisco hotel pickup and drop-off 3) change the itinerary anyway you wish 4) Include lunch in the overall price of the tour. Basically, whatever you want is our command with a private tour.

Tour Highlights

Choose your own tour times, Change the itinerary!, Free San Francisco Hotel Pickup and Drop-off, Free Refreshments (bottled-water), Bathrooms on board available upon request for buses, Separate Tour Guide from Driver.

Must See & Do in San Francisco

  • 1

    Take the San Francisco City Tour

    Look for SF city tours that offer more stops and visit more than the most known landmarks in San Francisco. We recommend the SF Shuttle premium City Tour with Ferry!

  • 2

    Visit the Wine Country - Don't drive your first time!

    We don't recommend drinking and driving thus, we don't recommend renting a car to go to Napa or Sonoma. Go on a bus tour from San Francisco that visits great wineries and has lots of variety during the tour.

  • 3

    Don't Miss The Redwoods - Go to Muir Woods!

    So many people come to San Francisco and fail to visit the Giant California Sequioa Coastal Redwoods at Muir Woods National Park. We highly recommend this even over Alcatraz Island. Find a bus tour that uses smaller shuttles and visits other surrounding areas in Marin along with Muir Woods.

  • 4

    Go to Yosemite by Train instead of Car or Bus

    The Yosemite Park Train Tour from San Francisco or Sacramento rocks! It's the coolest way to get to Yosemite. We highly consider you investigate the train tour versus a regular old bus tour to Yosemite.

  • 5

    Buy your Alcatraz Tickets Early

    You need to book all Alcatraz tour combos at least 2 weeks in advance. Alcatraz tickets need to be sold as a tour combo. Be weary of anyone selling tickets solely and not combined.