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Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

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Address: Taylor and Jefferson Streets, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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+1 415-596-9929
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Hornblower Cable Cars offers customers a unique and unforgettable...

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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US$ 59.00*
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San Francisco Experience - City Tour
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US$ 45.00*
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on a Classic Cable Car
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US$ 192.50*
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Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

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My family (myself, parents and sister) took a tour on Thursday 4/20 with guide Kyra and driver Sky that we enjoyed. Kyra is very knowledge about the city. Had a great time on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the afternoon tour with Jeff and Corrina today. Highlights were driving across the GGB and the City Hall tour. Loved seeing some really exe and interesting real estate too. Jeff and Corrina were very insightful and gave us some other great travel tips too. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family (myself, parents and sister) took a tour on Thursday 4/20 with guide Kyra and driver Sky that we enjoyed. Kyra is very knowledge about the city. Had a great time on the motorized cable car. Started the tour at Fisherman's Warth, stopped at City Hall, the Painted Ladies and Golden Gate Bridge. Learned a lot about San Francisco... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to our tour guide Jessica and driver Chesley, my mom and I had an unforgettable experience with the Hornblower Classic Cable Car company. The two had great chemistry and we all joked and laughed throughout the tour of the lovely city. The full tour is two hours long and includes a ton of popular landmarks San Francisco has to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love touristy stuff but I'm not a fan of tour buses personally, but this one checked off a lot of things I wanted to see and do, so I went for it. Easily the best thing I could have done on the first day of my visit. We got to see a little bit of everything! Totally worth every... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of the city, highlighted the well known sites, Julie and Joan were outstanding driver and guide!

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St Michaels
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Valerie and Chessly were friendly knowledgeable and great a pointing out places to visit. The day was gorgeous and we complete advantage of it. Thanks.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vicky and Jeff provided an outstanding tour of San Francisco. Blankets, snacks, and water were all provided. Vicky was very personable and made us all feel welcome. Jeff did a great job driving and taking pictures. We can't recommend this tour enough!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tickets are good for 24 hrs and we took an afternoon tour so can go back tomorrow. It passed all the big sights and we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My son remembered this tour from 3 yrs ago and insisted we go back and we're all happy he did. Note... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the first interaction with Kananie at Fishermans Wharf, the whole experience was warm and friendly! Our driver, Ray, and guide, Jessica, were SO LOVELY! Great tips of things to do along the way, friendly, knowledgeable... was excellent! I wish we could have stayed on the tour longer. Highly highly recommend it, but do it early in your trip so... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Experience tour after being very disappointed with the Big Bus tour the previous day. The staff were very helpful and then we had the absolute pleasure of meeting the driver Skye and the tour guide Karina who made the trip an unforgettable experience. Not only are they friendly and absolutely hilarious...they are also inedible knowledgeable about the... More 

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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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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