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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

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Explore some of the top highlights of San Diego with your or or two day trolley pass (depending on option selected) for the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour. Choose your own adventure as you get on and off the trolley at any of the 11 included stops, covering famous sights including the Gaslamp Quarter, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway and the Cruise Ship Terminal, Little Italy, and many more. This San Diego trolley tour also features live commentary from the on-board guide during your ride.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.00
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USD46.00

San Diego Seal Tour
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San Diego Seal Tour

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Take in the highlights of San Diego Bay during a sightseeing tour by amphibious vehicle. Travel on both land and water, starting on the streets of Seaport Village and rolling down Harbor Drive alongside San Diego Bay. Transition into the water after departing Seaport Village. Cruise past the SeaWorld and Vacation Isle, experiencing the best of maritime San Diego on this fun and informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.00
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San Francisco Love Tour

San Francisco Love Tour

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Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus and get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. Starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf, this 2-hour sightseeing tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour

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See the sights of Avalon on a quick tour that takes you along the waterfront, up the hillsides, and through the center of town. The quick, nonstop journey provides views and allows you to get oriented with Avalon and its attractions so you can better enjoy your time on Catalina Island. Learn about the island's history and heritage from a guide as you travel the loop.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD26.71
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Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour

Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour

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Being a tourist can be exhausting. Throw in some of San Francisco's infamous hills, constant consultation of guide books, and the lure of tourist traps, and you might want to return to your lodgings in haste. However, this San Francisco sightseeing experience includes a hotel pickup and a coach tour that allows the city to unfold before you from atop your air-conditioned perch. It's a great way to keep your eyes on the real jewels of the city by the bay.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More

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From the Hollywood sign to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica to the glitz of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is so full of iconic sights it can be tricky to see them all. This guided tour seamlessly transports you by coach to all of the city's top attractions—from Venice Beach to the Sunset Strip to Griffith Park and more—so that you don't need to worry about missing a thing.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus

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See the sights of Hollywood on this tour by open-top Mercedes minibus, which allows you to enjoy unobstructed views as you go. Traveling with an on-board guide, you'll pass by attractions such as the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood Sign, Rodeo Drive, and movie studios. Plus, get a look at some of the mansions where past and present stars have lived.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco

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If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and Hayes Valley, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery
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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery

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Discover San Francisco’s dark side on a ghost-hunting tour, using a provided, personal EMF detector to scan haunted alleys, neighborhoods, and street corners. It’s not just ghosts. Exploring with a ghost-hunter guide means you’ll learn the city's scariest secrets and stories, too. As you walk through its nighttime streets, hear about everything from Gold Rush cemeteries to paranormal activity and unexplained deaths in the heart of San Francisco.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD38.00
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Chinatown and North Beach Walking Tour

Chinatown and North Beach Walking Tour

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Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods on this food and walking tour. Discover the spots only locals know for dim sum, coffee, and other treats while you learn about the history and culture of these diverse districts from your knowledgeable guide. Samples make up enough for a meal so come hungry!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.90
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San Diego Harbor Cruise

San Diego Harbor Cruise

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Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.00
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise

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Take an evening cruise wining and dining aboard the ‘Spirit of San Diego,’ enjoying top-notch food and drink, plus sparkling skyline views during this San Diego dinner cruise. Dig into your included gourmet meal, accompanied by a complimentary cocktail and live on-board entertainment, as you cruise 25-miles worth of California’s beautiful coastline and gaze at the twinkling stars above. You can also upgrade your cruise to include an unlimited open bar for an additional price.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD110.90
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

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With its iconic hills, architecture, bridge and bay, it’s no wonder so many movies have been filmed in San Francisco. See filming locations from more than 55 productions—from blockbusters like ‘San Andreas’ to family favorites like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’—on this movie sites tour from Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch clips on the tour bus as you pass by the real locations with an informative actor-turned-guide who shares stories about the city and cinema history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD67.00
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

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Go whale watching from San Diego aboard a replica of a historic sailing schooner that won the world’s first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. Throughout your cruise, your expert guide shares informative commentary about gray whales, dolphins, and other marine animals, along with details about the US Navy sites you pass as you head out on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour

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Hear spine-tingling stories about San Diego’s history and infamous residents during a ghost tour led by an entertaining guide. Visit five locations with supernatural tales behind their facades, and learn why San Diego is known as one of the most haunted cities in the west. You’ll join a small group that is limited to 14 people, traveling by bus and on foot.
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  • 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide
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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Explore the LGBT history of the Castro on foot during this walking tour. Follow your informative local guide through the famous neighborhood while learning about the local landmarks and historical sites. Be inspired by the rich, diverse history of this iconic district and its continuing role as an epicenter of LGBT activism and events.
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  • 2 hours
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USD30.96
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD53.10
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2-Hour Hollywood Bus Tour

2-Hour Hollywood Bus Tour

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Sightseeing in Los Angeles can be overwhelming: where to go? what to do? Nevermind the traffic. Step aboard this 2-hour bus tour that follows a carefully curated itinerary through the must-see Hollywood area. Your guide will provide insightful commentary as you travel around the neighborhood; keep your eyes out for a celebrity sighting or two.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.90
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour

Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour

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Some things just don't get old, especially when they're part of LA's historic Downtown core. On this 2-hour walking tour, your small group visits some of the finest architectural sites from the city's golden era: the Pantages, the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market and the Broadway Theater District. There's no better way to get a feel for the City of Angels than exploring it on foot, so let a local guide lead the way as you absorb the colorful street scenes, history, and people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Escape to California’s famous wine country on this full-day tour from San Francisco. Taste regional varietals at multiple wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including both big-name and family-run estates. Learn about the winemaking process during guided tours of vineyards and barrel rooms, and savor the area’s gourmet culture with a stop for lunch in charming Sonoma Square Plaza.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD149.00
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument, staring up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three lovely wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, with tastings included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the gourmet lunch option.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD169.00
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe

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Weight limits apply: Maximum per-passenger weight is 250lbs. Maximum weight of all passengers combined must not exceed 500lbs. Passenger weights must be accurately provided at time of booking. Groups reaching a combined weight of 500 lbs will be subject to a weight check upon arrival for their flight. Any individual weighing 300 lbs or more will not be permitted to fly per the limitations of the aircraft. Any cancellation of a planned flight due to weights exceeding the maximum allowable aircraft weight (individual or combined) will be charged at full price. Showcasing beautiful Fallen Leaf lake, Cascade Lake, Taylor Creek, and Pope Beach, this tour heads to breathtaking Emerald Bay. Surrounded by granite cathedrals and fed by Eagle falls, the lake's only true bay is named for its emerald green waters.
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  • 10 to 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in California

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San Diego Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley
"Denny was the best driver/guide. Informative and entertaining. He personalized the history and described the various places in an interesting way."..."
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San Diego Seal Tour
"The Captain and 1st mate were ossome. Great history of San Diego. Felt like we received are money's worth."..."
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San Francisco Love Tour
"great time! Tara was fun & knowledgeable!!! We did this tour during OutsideLands and Tara was able to navigate the city avoiding the crazt traffic"..."
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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour
"The driver who kept us distracted while going around them mountains and little streets lol. Remember if you don’t like heights it may not be for you the hubby didn’t like heights but enjoyed the tour"..."
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Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour
"Mike was excellent and a natural tour guide! Informative, knowledgeable and the perfect person for our group"..."
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Beaches and More
"Santa Monica! Wish I could have stayed there longer. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable."..."
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Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour by Open-Top Bus
"Tom?) The Driver was very funny! Cool sights and stories! Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills we’re gorgeous!"..."
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour in San Francisco
"Our guide, Brian was a local San Franciscan that was able to perfectly integrate local history along the tour. Food was delicious and plentiful."..."
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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
"We spent few days in San Francisco and chose this tour to get an idea of the most important attractions. It was a very nice experience. Our tour guide, Alan was very entertaining and funny. He offered us a very nice 2 hours San Francisco experience. Highly recommended!"..."
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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery
"Emma did a great job in the tour. Super fun my family really enjoy it. She was very knowledge had great stories to tell."..."
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Chinatown and North Beach Walking Tour
"Brian was fantastic! We did the SF food tour Chinatown and North Beach. Great group of people, learned a lot, and ate alllllll the fantastic food!"..."
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
"The narrator (Max) was excellent and learned a lot about the history of Coronado and all the ships and buildings"..."
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San Diego Harbor Dinner Cruise
"The view from ontop of the ship is breathe taking. The food, service and customer service is fantastic. You won't be disappointed for sure!"..."
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
"Very knowledgable and friendly guide who was happy to answer any question. Enjoyed the whole experience."..."
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
"It was relaxing and we were lucky to see a whale baby with its mom. We saw a couple whales and dolphins"..."
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Haunted San Diego Ghost Tour
"Rosalinda, our tour guide, was terrific. She was funny and informative. She kept things moving along with her offbeat monologues of ghosts and haunted tales of San Diego’s sordid history. I would recommend this tour to anyone with a sense of humor."..."
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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide
"Kathy is exceptionally knowledgeable. I appreciated learning history, art, and culture of the diverse Castro community. I feel I have a deeper understanding of the Castro and my own personal history and experience!"..."
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
"Taking a Segway tour through the city of San Francisco. Also taking a Big Bus tour to the Haight/Ashbury district and doing some shopping."..."
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2-Hour Hollywood Bus Tour
"Ken our driver was the secret sauce. He was well versed in the history of various buildings and the stars homes and had a great demeanor. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip."..."
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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
"Brian was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! He told us so many unique facts about San Francisco & showed us so many amazing places! He even provided us water & snacks (the chips are AMAZING). I highly recommend this tour & will definitely bring my mom & sister when I can get them out here. Thank you Brian for such an amazing experience for this SF newbie!"..."
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Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour
"Excellent and very knowledgeable guide…history of LA from Spanish settlement to today. Would recommend this to anyone wanting a look at some of the great architecture of LA"..."
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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco
"The driver from Galway Ireland was a great driver and tour guide. The wineries were excellent. The wines were excellent and loved celebrating my birthday with my two boys."..."
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch
"Kimmie was so informative and taught us so much about the sights we were seeing and about San Francisco and about wine!! She was so friendly and would definitely recommend her as a tour guide. Also, she drive the bus and we felt safe and she made us feel confident in her abilities to wind around the narrow roads to Muirwoods."..."
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Emerald Bay Helicopter Tour of Lake Tahoe
"Being able to see Lake Tahoe from above was amazing!! The day was perfect, our pilot was informative, the ride was smooth and the view was breathtaking!! A must!! Definitely going to recommend this tour to other friends and with family!"..."
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