Weekend getaway in san francisco with guided tours

Weekend Getaway in
San Francisco

Explore one of the most photographed, filmed, and documented cities in the world, a tantalizing mixture of history and modern sophistication. Built on several hills, the city is the gem of the magnificent bay at the foot of these hills. 

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

4 days / 3 nights

3 days / 2 nights

Group size

4 - 12 travelers

Accommodation

Double room (single supplement available)

Departure dates

Every Friday nights

weekend getaway in san francisco with guided tours

Highlights

  • Start your weekend with a graffiti workshop where you’ll learn the rich history behind this art and its impact on local artist communities. Have fun with some paint on a custom mural!

  • Learn about the history of Chinatown. Your guide will highlight both the historic waves of Chinese immigration and their enduring legacy. Then visit North Beach, also known as Little Italy, with its fantastic shops, restaurants and cafés.

  • Customize your weekend getaway in San Francisco with add-ons excursions: visit the Tenderloin, go on a guided bike tour in Golden Gate Park, and Haight-Ashbury

Itinerary of your Weekend Getaway in San Francisco

Day 1 - Friday:

Arrival at your hotel, Hotel des Arts*, which is perfectly located in the heart of downtown, a couple of blocks from Union Square and right at the entrance to Chinatown. Dinner at leisure (not included).

 

Day 2 - Saturday:

Today you will discover San Francisco through the lens of its diverse communities during a graffiti workshop and walking tours of two neighborhoods.

Start your day with a graffiti workshop at a local gallery to learn the rich history behind graffiti and its impact on local artist communities. You will discover the tricks of the trade and try your hand at this art form with the guidance of a local expert

Continue with a guided tour of Chinatown, with stops at a fortune cookie factory and a local eatery where you’ll sample authentic dimsum. Your local expert will highlight both the historic wave of Chinese immigration and its enduring legacy.

Next you’ll cross into San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, also known as Little Italy. Stop for a cup of coffee at a local institution, enjoy the lawn of Washington Square Park, and get to know the pulse of the Beat generation at the storied City Lights Bookstore.

Optional excursion: In the afternoon, head to the non-profit Tenderloin Museum to discover the rich cultural, architectural and political history of the neighborhood. After your visit and with this context in mind, enjoy a narrated walking tour of the neighborhood. One of the most important stops on our tour will be at the GLIDE Memorial Church, known for its social justice work.

Your tour will conclude at La Cocina Marketplace, a local non-profit whose mission is to support women and minority entrepreneurs as they create and expand their food focused businesses. One snack is included but we encourage you to hang out and indulge in the diverse and delicious offerings.

 

Day 3 - Sunday:

Check out after breakfast. Say goodbye to your group and guide. Day at leisure.

 

Optional excursion: In 2017 San Francisco became the first city in the US where all residents lived within a 10-minute walk of a park. Today you will enjoy a 2-hour guided bike tour of the city's most impressive green space: Golden Gate Park. You will also visit the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States, followed by a picnic in the park during which you might be entertained by a performance from the Golden Gate Band! Finish your tour with a guided tour of the hippie neighborhood Haight-Ashbury, and a fresh beer at a local microbrewery.

 

*Accommodations may vary based on departure date. The final hotel confirmation will be sent to you 15 days before your departure.

Travel with Teebsi

This weekend getaway in San Francisco supports and provides exposure for local businesses. It is also eco-friendly and does not require transportation.

 

Your local guide will talk about the History and cultural diversity of San Francisco, giving you a connection to the local Chinese community. The local graffiti gallery you'll visit strives to support freedom of speech through art and art education.

 

Your hotel is independently owned, family-owned, and showcases work of emerging artists around the world.

Package information

What is included

  • 2 nights of accommodation based on double occupancy with breakfast

  • Visits and entry as per program: 90 minute workshop at a local graffiti gallery and guided tours of Chinatown and North Beach

  • Sample of a dim sum

  • Tour of a fortune cookie factory

  • One cup of coffee in a North beach café

  • Services of an English-speaking guide during included visits

  • Taxes, service, resort fees and tips for the above-mentioned services (not including the guide)

  • 24/7 hotline

Not included

  • Air fare

  • Insurance

  • Luggage storage

  • Transfers or transportation other than those provided with the included visits

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Assistance during return transfer on last day

  • Tips for the drivers and guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals other than the ones indicated in the program

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

Price starts at $319 per person*

*Based on a double room, depending on availability

Customize your San Francisco weekend

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Stay an extra night

Add a night at the end of your tour in the same hotel and enjoy San Francisco a bit longer

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Visit the Tenderloin

On Saturday afternoon, visit the Tenderloin Museum and go on a guided walking tour for 4 hours

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Bike in the park

On Sunday, head for the bike tour on Golden Gate Park, followed by a tour of Haight-Ashbury

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined below:

  • Full refund if cancellation is received 32 days or more from the departure date, minus the deposit ($200 per room)

  • 50% of the trip per person cancelled will be due for cancellation received between 31 and 8 days of the departure date

  • No refund will be provided for cancellation received between 8 days of departure and the departure date

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

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