Check Availability

San Francisco Trolley Tour with optional Bay Cruise or Aquarium

Select date and travellers
  • Select date
  • Select adult
  • Select child
  • Child age

Key Highlights

  • Not to be missed! This is one of the most popular San Francisco tours
  • The trolley tour will introduce all the highlights of San Francisco and the authentic trolley is a great way to travel.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 48 from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Start time: Trolleys operate 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm
    Duration: Your ticket is valid for 48 from the time you first board the bus.

    Meeting Point

    Both the San Francisco Trolley Tour and the Bay Cruise start from Pier 41 Fishermans Wharf.

    Ending Point

    Pier 41 or Pier 39 (depending on option chosen)

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience San Francisco your way on this trolley tour which can be combined with either Bay Cruise or Aquarium ticket.

    The trolley will drive through the bustling streets of Chinatown and past the awe-inspiring skyscrapers of the Financial District. You will pass the stylish boutiques of Union Square and catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge from Pier 41.

    Opt for a one-hour narrated tour of San Francisco Bay, with no end to beautiful panoramas of the city, or take a tour to Bay Aquarium.


    Drive past all the must-see locations in this San Francisco Trolley Hop. Riding in style on a distinctive San Francisco motorized cable car, experience San Francisco the leisurely way. The whole tour takes approximately one hour.

    You will pass:

    Fisherman’s Wharf: This wharf is most famous for its stretch of seafood shacks that serve up legendary Dungeness crab and hearty clam chowder (payable direct).

    Downtown Union Square: The centerpiece of San Francisco’s cosmopolitan downtown area, Union Square is heaven for the shopper at heart, with an impressive collection of department stores, up-scale boutiques, local trinket shops, and salons.

    Ghirardelli Square: 40 specialty shops and restaurants, in addition to the famous Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop, make this square a great place to get lost.

    Chinatown: Dating from the 1850s, when Chinese immigrants flocked to the gold coast to work on the Transcontinental Railroad or strike it rich as prospectors, San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest in the United States.

    Pier 39: Tour the pier’s varied shops or snap a picture of the seals sunning themselves on the rocks.

    Pier 41: Look out over Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Ferry Building: This ferry terminal has a striking clock tower that echoes the Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain.

    Financial District: The clout and prestige of the Financial District are embodied by its cluster of high-rise towers, which gesture powerfully towards a California sky.

    South of Market: A funky patchwork of old warehouses, trendy nightclubs, and furniture showrooms give this area its very own flavor.

    North Beach: A pristine, Italian-flavored community named one of the “10 Great Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association.

    Nob Hill: See San Francisco’s iconic cable cars make the climb through this beautiful hilly neighborhood, which was almost completely destroyed by the 1906 earthquake.

    Either before or after your trolley hop tour, this tour allows you the option an illuminating one-hour narrated cruise in San Francisco Bay aboard the Red and White Fleet, which will take you under Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island. An animated guide enlightens you about the history, architecture, and natural wonders of the area.

    Another option allows you to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Aquarium on Pier 39, where you can explore the magic, beauty and wonder of San Francisco Bay. Your visit will take you through three main exhibit areas that display the amazing riches that lie beneath the surface of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • San Francisco Trolley Tour
    • One-hour narrated cruise around San Francisco Bay (if option selected)
    • Bay Aquarium (if option selected)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    No timed reservations are required. Seating on the trolley is on a first-come first-served basis

    Tour operates daily rain or shine.

    Please arrive with your tour ticket print out at Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf, half an hour before your intended tour time

    The trolley tour is a one hour tour. If you would like to hop on and off you may, but once you come back to terminal at pier 41 after completing a full loop that is the end of the tour.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Fun

      This is a great tour!! I took the Bay Cruise with the Trolley Tour and they were both lots of fun and very informative. The guides seem to know just about everything about San...

      Miss Gail McFillin