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Meet your guide at Fisherman’s Wharf, and set off on a tour of San Francisco's attractions in a classic-style cable car. Listen to commentary from your guide as you ride through North Beach, Chinatown, and Nob Hill en route to your first top at the Civic Center. Take a brief walk to admire the Beaux-Arts architecture of San Francisco City Hall.

Continue to Alamo Square for a walking tour past the Painted Ladies, and then head through Golden Gate Park and its surrounding residential areas. Hop off upon arrival at the Golden Gate Bridge for a brief presentation about its history and design.

After a drive through the Presidio and Pacific Heights, your tour concludes at its original departure point.
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Painted Ladies
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A retrofitted and motorized cable car lets you explore San Francisco in classic style without the limited routes and long lines of the traditional cable cars. Get to all of the city’s major neighborhoods and attractions in just a few hours, stopping for closer looks at the Civic Center, Alamo Square, and Golden Gate Bridge. Guided commentary ensures an insightful trip, while blankets and refreshments keep you comfortable throughout.
  • Tour San Francisco in style in a retrofitted cable car 
  • See the city’s main attractions in just a few hours 
  • Walking tour at key destinations included 
  • Guided commentary provides insight into history and culture 
  • All the fun of traveling by cable car without the lines or limited routes
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent tour around San Francisco!

Me and my husband went on this tour in mid September, and we were really happy with it. It lasted for 3 hours and the bus took us all around the city and over Golden Gate bridge. The tour guide, Valerie, gave us a lot...More

Thank Marina V
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

Enjoyed the city tour with Joan(driver) and Curt(guide). Both very knowledgeable and well worth the time in SF.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great time

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to San Francisco made extra special by our tour of the sites of the city with our guide Curt and our driver Dan. The tour was informative and fun. These guys took great care of us.

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HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear that our on-site team took good care of you during the tour! We appreciate your review and hope to welcome you back on board soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour ever!

What a fun and educational tour. We learned a lot of San Francisco history, saw pretty much all the highlights of the city. Absolutely loved Joan the driver and Curt the guide. I would recommend this to everyone, it was one of the best things...More

Thank Michael Allen p
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a wonderful review, we are honored to hear that our tour was one of the best things you did during your trip to San Francisco. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon. Thanks again for your feedback, Michael!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Classic Cable Car Tour

A group of 13 of us, ranging from 2 - 76yrs of age went on this tour. It was a brilliant way for all of us to see an amazing amount of San Francisco with all the added knowledge of the expert tour guide, Curt....More

Thank Mel C
HornblowerSupport, Manager at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mel - Thank you for your kinds words! We truly appreciate you taking time to share your experience during our tour. It is wonderful to hear that your group had a fun-filled time with Curt & Joan. We'd love to welcome you back on...More

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13 September 2018|
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Response from Courtney M | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry it’s about 20 mins
25 August 2018|
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Response from Thomas G | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, I would give the company a call. Also, there were 4 steps to get up onto the trolley car.
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13 August 2018|
Response from Christine C | Reviewed this property |
Our tour started at 9 a.m. and lasted all day, so unfortunately, I don't know anything about the 1 p.m. tour or how easy it would be to get from the airport to the Fisherman's Wharf. I would call the Hornblower's Classic... More
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