Duration: 7 Hours
Location: Our minibus tours meet in the world famous Fisherman's Wharf
All purchases 100% refundable up to 24 hours in advance. Additional $10 fee for admission to Muir Woods (please note this will increase to $15 on January 1, 2019).
Accommodates folding wheelchairs
Tour runs in all weather conditions
Lunch available for purchase at stop
No need to make reservations for Muir Woods - this is included in your tour
Add an e-bike rental at checkout for the perfect way to get around the city when not on the tour
We’ll meet you outside Fisherman’s Wharf at your chosen tour time. Our guide will be wearing a Dylan’s Tours shirt to help you spot them easily.
After a brief roll call, we’ll board the bus and travel to our first stop. Over the next 7 hours you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity, and geography of the area. We will exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration, enjoying lunch in Sausalito and then spending over an hour in beautiful Muir Woods Redwood National Monument (where we will have your reserved space all taken care of) .
At the end of our amazing adventure, we’ll drop you off at the same location where you boarded the bus. If you have any problems, just give us a call at (415) 932-6993.
Here are the places we will explore (photo stops noted by *):
One of San Francisco's most popular destinations - from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and the smell of fresh clam chowder, Fisherman's Wharf has it all.
Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.
North Beach - Little Italy
Voted as one of the USA's "ten great neighborhoods", North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.
This beautiful Beaux-Arts monument epitomizes the high-minded American renaissance of the late 18th and early 19th century. The site of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe's marriage in 1954.
Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).
The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the "Summer of Love." From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music's favorite 60's bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.
Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.
One of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States. Colorful bars and restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area that Harvey Milk once called home.
Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire's Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)
Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm's (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
Golden Gate Bridge
Declared "one of the 10 wonders of the modern world," the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!
Muir Woods National Monument is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Many of our guests consider this stop to be the highlight of their trip.
Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the Bay and is a great photo stop. This former military fortification was used during WWII.
Nestled near downtown San Francisco, the Tenderloin neighborhood continues to resist gentrification, all while spearheading the local arts movement. It's a must-see in our modern-day city.
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a european mediterranean town.
All tour buses and vans are prohibited from going near Lombard Street, but we are happy to drop you close by at the end of the tour.
1. Small Groups:
With Dylan’s, you aren’t just a number. Our minibuses are the perfect size to make sure you are comfortable, well looked-after, and are having FUN!
2. Local Guides:
Each of our tour guides are Bay Area locals who love their city. From in-depth knowledge of SF to the best restaurant recommendations, they are energetic and invested in making each tour special.
3. Great Value
Our minibus tours are priced to give our guests a tour of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco and over an hour in Muir Woods. We like to think of it as 2 tours in 1!
4. 100% Refund Guarantee:
Change of plans? Feeling under the weather? We are happy to refund your entire tour with 24 hours advance notice.
5. Independently Owned:
We aren’t one of the big bus companies, and it shows. Dylan’s is owned and operated by San Francisco native Dylan David.
6. Your Experience is our Top Priority:
From our convenient meeting location to each stop on your tour, our goal is to make your tour fun and enjoyable. We have thought of the small things so you don’t have to.
We sincerely appreciate your interest in our tour company and look forward to showing you our version of San Francisco. When you book directly through our website it allows us to provide the best possible customer service, including:
1. Emailing or calling you directly to communicate our meeting location, last-minute details and tips about your tour. If you book with a 3rd party, we don’t receive your contact information and may not be able to get ahold of you.
2. Easy cancellations; when booking outside of our website it takes several days to get your money back to you should you need to cancel.
3. Dylan’s employees are here to help. When you book with us on the web or over the phone our team is here to help every step of the way – from hotel and restaurant recommendations to the best way to get to San Francisco from the airport.
4. The ability to keep our prices fair; when you book outside of our website we pay a 20% commission and therefore have to increase the cost of our tours.
Our minibus tours pick-up in a convenient location in Fisherman’s Wharf. Your confirmation and reminder emails will contain our exact address and best ways to get there.
Depending your tour we can drop you off in Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, North Beach, or Chinatown.
Why don’t you provide hotel pick-ups:
We would love to pick everyone up from their hotel, but we find that having one convenient pick-up location in Fisherman’s Wharf improves the quality of the tour.
Picking up multiple individuals before starting the tour would not be a pleasant experience for any of our guests, and sitting in traffic is not something we want you to start your tour off with.
Is there a parking garage near the starting point:
Yes, there are several parking garages located near our meeting point.
Dylan’s Famous Tour (7 hours) – Our most popular tour. Explores all of what San Francisco has to offer, includes a lunch stop in Sausalito, then over an hour spent in beautiful Muir Woods Redwood National Park. If you are in town for a few days and you want to get a nice overview of the city on your first day here, this is the tour we recommend!
A Day in the Bay Tour (10 hours) – Our official Alcatraz Tour. In the morning, head up to Muir Woods to get your day started off with the beautiful redwoods. Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch in the beautiful town of Sausalito. After coming back across the Golden Gate Bridge you will explore some of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco. You are then dropped at Pier 33 in the afternoon for the Alcatraz ferry and audio tour. We suggest this tour to those who only have 1 full day here in the city.
San Francisco and Sausalito Tour (2.5 hours) – This city tour covers all of our favorite highlights of San Francisco. From the Painted Ladies to Haight-Ashbury, you will see all of the iconic sights in just 2. 5 hours. The tour finishes across the Golden Gate Bridge in the beautiful town of Sausalito, where guests are encouraged to spend the afternoon and take the scenic ferry back to San Francisco.
Muir Woods National Monument is located 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and is home to some of the oldest and tallest living trees in the world.
This popular destination is part of the United States National Park service and is considered to be one of the most peaceful destinations in the Bay Area. We consider it to be one of the top highlights of the Dylan’s Famous Tour and A Day in the Bay tours.
Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a European, mediterranean town. For both our Dylan’s Famous and A Day in the Bay Tours, you will enjoy your lunch on the picturesque waterfront, enjoying views of the San Francisco Bay.
Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page to submit your own
Jenny Tyler from Petersburg, MI
The little mini buses are very comfortable and not very crowded so you still get a personal feel to the tour.