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Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist

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Address: 288 Beach St, at Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133-1216
Phone Number:
+1 415-345-8687
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Tower Tours is your #1 Choice for Sightseeing in and around San Francisco!...

Tower Tours is your #1 Choice for Sightseeing in and around San Francisco! Choose from the Grand City Tour, Muir Woods Tour, Wine Country Tour, Monterey & Carmel Tour, Twilight Tour, Yosemite Tour and more! Tower Tours also offers tour packages to include Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bay Cruise, Aquarium of the Bay at Pier 39, and the Exploratorium. Come by and book a tour today!

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Complete Tour for a day visit...

We visited San Francisco because our flight was canceled, so we decided to take a one day trip Tour bus and this was for sure a great option since they kept our luggage safe while... read more

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Monterrey, Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited San Francisco because our flight was canceled, so we decided to take a one day trip Tour bus and this was for sure a great option since they kept our luggage safe while we went our ride. It was pretty comfy and clean, our guide was a very enthusiast San Francisco expert. If you want to do San... More 

Thank PuchiPoo
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very rare I write reviews on anything but tower tours changed my review writing ways!! We booked on a couple of tours, the Monterey and Carmel tour and also the wine country tour. I used this company many years ago so already knew the fantastic service. But this time we had Adolfo as our driver....man that guy was... More 

Thank KAmsdon
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For some bizarre reason the company runs around in 3 buses picking everyone up early and takes them to their central office near Fisherman's wharf where everyone gets tickets (even though most people are prepaid) and then we entered another bus for the respective trips in all directions. 90 minutes wasted before we left the city for the Carmel Monteray... More 

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TowerTours, General Manager at Tower Tours - San Francisco Sightseeing Specialist, responded to this review

Dear Glenn1962, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We apologize for the delay caused by the PA failure back on May 10th. Our only available option was to make a stop at the bus yard enroute to Monterey, so that the mechanic and bus manager could attempt to fix and resolve the issue. However, the PA was still... More 

Wairoa, null, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in for the Alcatraz and muir woods combo through a different company, and the Muir woods part of it was with Tower tours. We had an absolutely fantastic tour guide, Patrick I think, who had so much information to share about the surrounding area and was an absolute barrel of laughs. We had a really diverse group a... More 

Thank Ellie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monterey/ Carmel -Excellent tour and very well planned also nice comfy and clean coach The driver had really good knowledge of the towns and areas and was very interesting to listen to and very helpful. It was a fantastic day enjoyed it very much.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a half day afternoon tour to Muir Woods with Silvio at the helm of the bus giving us a very thorough and informative session of everything and anything he knew about the area. He was a wealth of knowledge, with a sprinkling of humour and did not stop talking until he stopped talking.. when we got off the... More 

Thank Arkadiusz W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing 11 hour experience with Patrick, our driver, who took our coach to Monterey and Carmel via 17 mile drive. He was so knowledgeable and catered to everyone's needs on board. Having that personal touch really made our day and he even dropped us all at our respective hotels. Would thoroughly recommend Patrick and Tower Tours

Thank Tracy T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 3-in-1 ultimate bay area package with a wonderful trip to Muir Woods and Alcatraz on day one followed by a city tour on day two. Our bus driver and guide Adolfo (for the city tour) did a wonderful job at describing the culture, heritage and history of San Francisco making it a fun and enjoyable trip around... More 

Thank Rosemary C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Driver, Willie, was awesome and very knowledgeable. We took the 3 1/2 hour city tour and had a great time. One of the best tours we have taken.

Thank Linda O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant day with Tower tours. Patrick our guide gave us a wonderful tour to MontereyBay 17 mile drive and Carmel. He gave lots of information which made the beautiful views so interesting. He is an excellent driver and guide Thank you Patrick

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