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Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

Taylor and Jefferson Streets, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-922-2425
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USD 192.50*
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Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour
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San Francisco Experience - City Tour
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Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable transportation and leisure experience. Our fleet of 20 iconic Cable Cars are used year-round for some of the top events in San Francisco as well as private chartered events for our guests. The fleet has been operating for over 60 years and continues to be a top choice for transportation in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We operate public tours and private charters of San Francisco and the Surrounding Bay Area! Come check us out!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Taylor and Jefferson Streets, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-922-2425
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the best morning with our tour guide Vicky. She was so knowledgeable, funny and friendly. Her tour was a fabulous introduction to San Francisco and a tour we definitely won't forget.

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with Greg our narrator & Robert our driver. They did a great job of showing us San Francisco’s highlights. We highly recommend them.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an excellent tour! Out tour guide and diver David was so knowledgeable and hilarious!! He made the trip!! We loved everything about this trip! Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, the Fort, the city, all of it!! Would highly recommend to all!

Thank carynse
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and a friend took this tour on our first day in San Francisco to get our bearings of the city. Our guide Marcelo was very knowledgable and friendly, and we really enjoyed being able to see so much of the city, much more than...More

2  Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide Corinna & Driver Chesley were great, very knowledgeable & very funny. A great tour & well worth the money. The time flew by, Highly recommend.

1  Thank Kpatkp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your guide Corinne and driver Cornelius we fantastic they were fun and professional we went on a very busy time during fleet week in S.F soo many people I couldn't even walk straight for 5 feet with out bumming in to some one, with Cornelius's...More

1  Thank cindy545
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous tour! I've been to SFO several times and learned so much. The trolley car was great, beautifully restored. They had drinks and water free, as well as granola bars. Greg was a superb guide, he knew so much! This is a 3 hour tour,...More

1  Thank cooltrav
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in San Francisco, we attempted to find your tour service without any luck. We tried catching the bus at a few stops locations (Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, etc.) and NEVER saw a bus come by! After waiting for nearly an hour at Union Square,...More

Thank Amy A
JonathanAdams1977, Director of Sales at Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Amy, I am very sorry to hear about your negative experience. I am not exactly sure what day you attempted to operate, but we have proactively been reaching out to all of our customer base in order to make them aware of our Hop-on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The driver and Tour guide were very good on our tour and we greatly enjoyed it. Guide was very informative and helpful. Would recommend all first time visitors take a tour to familiarize yourself with the city.

1  Thank Samram77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing day on this trip! Alcatraz was amazing as expected but the amount of San Fransisco we got to see on the cable car was a pleasant surprise! Our driver Chesley and tour guide Jessica were excellent, good fun...More

Thank beefy1987
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Sandra and Jame... A
17 February 2017|
Response from Christopher L | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us. Our Hop-on Hop-off City Tour (24 hours) is $45 for Adults and $30 for Children. (48 hours) $55 for Adults and $40 for Children. Our San Francisco Experience City Tour is $59 for... More