San Francisco City Self-Guided Driving Tour Through Golden Gate Bridge

The Embarcadero

7.60 USD


3 hrs

in The Embarcadero
From $7.60 USD
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  • Explore all that San Francisco has to offer, from the twists and turns of Lombard Street, through the bustling streets of Chinatown, and to the top of Telegraph Hill! This comprehensive self-guided audio tour of San Francisco covers everything from the Painted Ladies to the Golden Gate Bridge. This self-guided driving tour allows you to explore San Francisco with maximum flexibility and value.

    Purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time!

    Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.



  • Around:
    • The Embarcadero
    • 1000 block of Lombard Street, between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets
    • 1199 E Beach
    • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Pickup: The Painted Ladies, Steiner St &, Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

  • Artsy Architecture Tours
  • Artsy Cultural Tours
  • Unusual category Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Landmarks category Audio Guided Tours
  • Landmarks category Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/9/2020 - 12/15/2022Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Duration: 3 hrs

  • Price per person: $7.60
  • Size: 1 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Audio

  • Live GPS Map.
    Works Offline.
    Audios, Images, and Text.
    Flexible Planning.
    Email, Chat, Call Support

  • Entrance Ticket.
    Vehicle Rental.
    Food, Drinks & Parking.
    Entry/Admission - Painted Ladies.
    Entry/Admission - San Francisco City Hall.
    Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.
    Entry/Admission - Cable Car Hotel.
    Entry/Admission - Dragon's Gate.
    Entry/Admission - Uber HQ.
    Entry/Admission - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

San Francisco City Self-Guided Driving Tour Through Golden Gate Bridge

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Painted Ladies, Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA

Our San Francisco exploration begins at one of the city's most iconic stops: the Painted Ladies! As we drive past, we'll admire these striking buildings and learn about how they came to be painted in such vivid colors. As we continue driving, we'll dive into what makes SF the city that it is: its past, its present, and the promise of its future.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Union Square, Union Square, San Francisco, California

Welcome to the central hub of Union Square! This plaza of one square block is surrounded on all sides by a theatre district, art galleries, beauty salons, and boutiques, making it feel like the center of the universe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991

Our drive through San Francisco brings us past a magnificent marble building: the San Francisco City Hall! As we drive, we'll learn all about how this city was founded and why it grew.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 1070 Lombard Street between Jones St and Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Next, our SF tour brings us to the famous Lombard Street. For one block, this road turns into the “most crooked street in the world!” You’ll make EIGHT hairpin turns within that one block! Drive carefully!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Telegraph Hill, Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California

Next, we'll head up one of SF's famous hills: There’s a phenomenal view of the bay and of the city skyline once you’re up there.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

We'll climb to the top of Coit Tower and get a great look at San Francisco from above. As we get back to the tour and continue driving, we'll learn all about the city's rapid real estate growth and the housing crisis it currently faces.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: International Hotel, 848 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Our tour of SF brings us to one of the city's most active neighborhoods: Chinatown. As we drive, we'll learn all about the impact of Chinese and Asian immigrants on San Francisco.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Transamerica Pyramid, 600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

As we drive towards Chinatown, we'll pass a strange sight: a huge, glass pyramid. We'll learn all about this building's strange history as we pass.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown Mural, 900 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Next, we'll see two iconic symbols of San Francisco's Chinatown: the Chinatown Mural and the Old Chinese Telephone Exchange.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

We'll then be able to jump out of the car for an optional walk around this bustling neighborhood, exploring its vast selection of foods, drinks, and desserts.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cable Car Hotel, 1388 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

We'll exit SF's Chinatown through the Dragon's Gate. As we drive, we'll learn about another iconic San Francisco feature: the cable car!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Dragon's Gate, Bush St What3words: ///also.secret.ever, San Francisco, CA 94108

The Dragon Gate is a south-facing gate at the intersection of Bush Street and Grant Avenue, marking a southern entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown, in the U.S. state of California.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Embarcadero, Embarcadero Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94111

As we make our way to the waterfront, we'll dive into San Francisco's maritime history... and its (literal) gold-digging past. This will finally bring us to the Embarcadero. From here, we can explore the wonders of the nearby Ferry Building or make our way to Fisherman's Wharf for a glimpse of the infamous Alcatraz!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Embark on this iconic trip over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge from the Embarcadero at either the Ferry Building or Fisherman's Wharf. As we follow the waterfront, we'll learn all about "the most famous bridge in the world" and how it almost didn't exist!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fisherman’s Wharf, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California

As we turn the corner along the waterfront, we'll catch our first glimpse of SF's Golden Gate Bridge. We'll learn all about the money problems, construction problems, aesthetic problems, engineering problems, creative problems, and even life-endangering problems that this bridge overcame.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Uber HQ, 1455 Market St #400, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

San Francisco is a technology hub without rivals, and the upcoming Uber and Twitter headquarters prove it! As we drive through the city, we'll learn all about San Francisco's relationship with technology, Silicon Valley, and more.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a modern and contemporary art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization, SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Most travelers can participate.
No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever!.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas


5.0 stars, based on 1 reviews
Loved it, easy to follow. Love listening to the history of San Francisco and the varies spots the commentary would come on. Great for a self guided tour. Can go at your own pace.
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