Best of San Francisco City Tour

Best of San Francisco City Tour


Experience the top “hits”
of the City by the Bay

Up to
5 Guests
Tour duration
+4 hours
Experience
Private
Price from
$119/Guest
Check availability Gift this tour

Tour overview

Our pre-curated "Classic" half-day San Francisco City Tour is the best way to see the most iconic post-card sites in a short amount of time. If you have 3 days in San Francisco, this is a perfect orientation for the rest of your trip.

This express experience is perfect for first-time leisure visitors, conference guests and business travelers to get their bearings.

Our Tesla gets us the best possible access to sites that are unaccessible to traditional "tour vehicles," to save you time and get to see more! We will also use the moments between stops to share all the fascinating stories of the people and places of San Francisco!

We will also happily suggest personalized meal and refreshment stops throughout our day together. Part of experiencing any world-class city is enjoying its great food!

  • Professional guiding
  • 100% Private experience
  • Luxury transportation
  • Flexible departure time
Palace of Fine Arts

Depending on pickup location and your personal pace, we’ll introduce you to the:

  • The world famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Classic vintage Cable Cars, Ding-Ding!
  • The old and new Fisherman’s Wharf, which once fed the city for generations
  • Pier 39 shopping arcade and gregarious sea lion colony
  • Views of Alcatraz Penitentiary
  • The Cannery and the ships of Hyde Street Pier
  • Chocolate heritage at Ghirardelli Plaza
  • The largest Chinatown outside Asia
  • North Beach, aka "Little Italy"
  • The infamous steep, crooked switchbacks of Lombard Street
  • The Embarcadero waterfront promenade
  • The Presidio, dating back to 1776!
  • Union Square the Heart of San Francisco
  • Eclectic shops and cafes of the Marina District
  • Military History and a modern urban oasis in Fort Mason
  • Romantic architecture and scandalous stories of the Palace of Fine Arts

If you have more time, we recommend our more comprehensive San Francisco in a Day itinerary. To customize your visit and focus in neighborhoods that most interest you, try our "Your Day, Your Way" option.


As with all of our tours, this completely private experience moves at your pace, according to the needs of your traveling party. Since there is no one else sharing the vehicle, there is the greatest possible flexibility with our time together. If you need a little more time at a particular spot to capture the perfect moment, we will do our best to accommodate!

About this tour

All SF Spark Tours experiences have always been, and will continue to be, 100% private.
You will NEVER share the vehicle with anyone other than your own party. This gives us the utmost flexibility with our time together, allowing us to tailor your day to you! Our goal is for you to have the most relaxed and impactful day possible--- making the most of your valuable vacation.

Passengers Up to 5*
Tour duration +4 hours
Experience Private
Starting $119/Guest
Departure Flexible start hours
Included
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Chilled Beverages
  • Basic Gratuity
Not included
  • Meals
  • Tastings fees
  • Admission fees to venues

Tour duration

While we always make our very best effort, all timings are approximate and can sometimes be impacted by traffic, weather and other conditions beyond our control. Please let us know if you have firm plans following your SF Spark Tours experience and must return by a certain time. Rest assured we will do our utmost to help you keep your appointments.

When selecting a duration, we encourage you to allow ample time. It’s no fun to feel rushed on vacation!

Should you choose to extend your experience day-of, additional hours will be charged $125/hr at conclusion.

Third-Party Costs

Please note tasting fees, meals, attraction admission fees and other expenses are not included unless expressly stated in the experience description. These expenses will be payable directly to the merchant providing the service at their published rate.

Pick-ups and Drop-offs

Pick-ups and drop-offs are assumed to be from locations inside San Francisco or Oakland City limits. Should you need another location, just please let us know at booking so we can make the proper adjustments. Outlying locations can significantly factor into the time we can spend on our experience and may impact our pricing. If unsure, please inquire. We are here to help!

Standard Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your experience up to 14 days in advance, minus a 20% non-refundable deposit. Cancellations within 7 days are fully non-refundable.

All Custom tours include an additional non-refundable 20% experience-design fee based on total cost of the experience. This provides for our ability to put together a special experience just for you, including placing reservations for on-tour dining, parking and attractions.

Service-Learning Volunteer Activities

All service-learning activities referenced in any experience description are informal and 100% voluntary in nature. Fees associated with your Spark Experience cover your transportation, education, equipment, refreshments, included tasting fees as stated, and overall coordination of your recreational experience. SF Spark Tours LLC and its personnel are not directly responsible for, nor being compensated for, any service performed by volunteers on private or public property.

Similarly, SF Spark Tours LLC, its personnel and partners are not responsible for any harm that may result from a guest’s wiling participation in such volunteer activities. So basically, if you stub your toe on a rock or fall and scrape a knee while doing something nice for Mother Earth, you aren’t gong to sue us. ;)

A Note on COVID-19

Now more than ever, during the era of COVID-19, SF Spark Tours LLC takes healthy and safety VERY seriously!

Borrowing a page from Disney and the CDC, we have taken enhanced health and safety measures–for you, our staff and our partners.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease. Please know and weigh your own personal risk. By touring, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or generally not feeling well, please err on the side of caution and stay home to rest. If thats the case, please let us know ASAP and we’ll do our best to work with you to reschedule.

We may ask participants to comply with common sense precautions as deemed appropriate by the CDC and current local County directives. This may include physical distancing with individuals outside our group. This may also include wearing PPE, and regularly sanitizing our hands. If such a request is made, we kindly expect all guests to comply.

Though it has NEVER happened to day, SF Spark Tours reserves the right to remove any guests from the tour for any reason. Should such an unfortunate event occur, return transportation will be solely at client expense.

Let’s keep each other healthy and safe! :)

The Tesla Model X

We are the only San Francisco based tour company with a 6 passenger Tesla Model X. Offering an exotic, high-tech luxury experience that is comfortable and FUN!

Stunning and fully loaded

  • All electric, zero-emission
  • 290 mile battery range
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Premium Pearl White interior & exterior
  • Industry-leading safety
  • Falcon wing Doors
  • Panoramic windshield for visibility
  • Easy exit from 3rd row seats
  • Seats 6 (up to 5 guests)*

Not only is our 100% electric vehicle clean and quiet, it features an impressive extra large windshield and interior glass for greater sense of openness and visibility that most 3 row SUVs can’t match.

Designed and manufactured right next door in the Silicon Valley, the Tesla Model X adds a fresh, locally-authentic element to San Francisco Bay Area experiences.

A Healthier, Safer Visit

ALL our experiences are 100% private. You will never share a vehicle with other guests outside your group. Not only does this ensure you have our COMPLETE undivided attention, there’s no sharing sniffles or sticky fingers with strangers.

Cleanliness has ALWAYS been a top priority for us. Now more than ever, we want you to feel comfortable and safe during our time together.

Our Tesla Model X is thoroughly inspected and cleaned before and after your experience. We use nontoxic products and medical-grade UV lamps to disinfect all interior surfaces. UV Light is used in hospitals to sterilize rooms and equipment and has been shown to cut transmission of drug resistant bacteria by 30%, and eliminate viruses such as H1N1, MRSA and Influenza (see American Journal of Infection Control, Dec 2014 Vol 2).

A unique feature of the Tesla is also the Bioweapon Defense Mode. This feature uses a high powered HEPA filtration system to both remove potentially dangerous substances from the air before it enters the cabin and systematically scrubbing the air inside to eliminate any trace of these particles. The result is air that is hundreds of times more clean and sanitary than otherwise possible in an ordinary vehicle.

The Tesla Model X is also among the safest passenger vehicles on the road today and was the first SUV to receive a perfect crash test rating.

Environmentally and Socially Responsible

All electric and green, we are doing our part. Transportation contributes approximately 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions in CA, more than any other source. Driving electric already shrinks the carbon footprint by 50% over a gas powered vehicle, since producing electricity is cleaner than burning fuel in a regular combustion engine. We go even further by purchasing our electricity from our local community owned not-for-profit utility that sells carbon-neutral energy primarily from hydroelectric and wind sources.

Each year, we donate our services to a variety of local nonprofit organizations that benefit our community. If you would like to request a contribution for your school or charity, please contact us.

Tesla Model X Falcon wing doors

*Includes third row seating. For maximum comfort, we recommend groups of 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 youths. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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