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Dream Vacation Builders Alcatraz Island Tour

Alcatraz Island Tour

Alcatraz Island Tour  Daily Departures  Departure Times: Varies  Cruise on San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island and the infamous and notorious former federal prison. This former federal prison housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. Among those who served time at the maximum-security facility were notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947), George “Machine Gun” Kelley (1895-1954), and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud (1890-1963). The prison was shut down due to high operating costs in 1963. Today, historic Alcatraz Island is a popular tourist attraction and destination that visitors from around the world come and visit. The tour includes round trip ferry transfers from Pier 33 to Alcatraz Island, a brief welcome and orientation from a National Park Ranger and an audio Cell Block Tour. The tour is available in 6 languages English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. A visit to San Francisco will not be complete without a visit to Alcatraz Island. 

Dream Vacation Builders Bus & Boat Adventure PASS

Bus & Boat Adventure PASS

Bus & Boat Adventure PASS (Hop-on Hop-Off Official City Tour (24 Hrs) + San Francisco Bay Cruise)  Daily Departures Departure Times; 9AM-5PM (bus portion)  Duration Time: Varies  No Hotel Pick-Up  San Francisco by land and by sea! Explore the major sites of San Francisco aboard an open top Double-Decker bus and see the city's skyline from the water during an unforgettable San Francisco Bay Cruise.  The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour gives you the opportunity to explore Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate park with unlimited hop-on hop-off use for 24 hours. Or you can simply stay on the bus for the 2-hour City Tour with live narrated and breathtaking views of all major sites in San Francisco.  The 60-minute Bay Cruise takes you past the famouse PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco's historic waterfront revealing the city's fascinating skyline. The boat provides indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. Spend an hour on the water gazing at the beautiful city of San Francisco while reliving 150 years of its fascinating history, Whether it's your first time to San Francisco or your 10th visit, a bay Cruise is something you simply must experience at least in your life!     

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Dream Vacation Builders California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it's the only place in the world to house an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, as well as innovative programs in scientific research and education—all under one living roof.

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Dream Vacation Builders Family Hop Pass

Family Hop Pass

Family Hop Pass (Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (24 Hours) + Exploratorium+ 7-D Experience)  Daily Departures Departure Times; 9AM-6PM (bus portion)  Duration Time: Varies  No Hotel Pick-Up  This family pass provides kids and adults a fun and easy way to experience San Francisco's Downtown area and Fisherman's Wharf, where millions of families gather for activities and the fun things to so in San Francisco.  Everyone loves the ride on an open top Double Decker bus, which you can enjoy with the Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Tour! Choose to either stay on the bus for the one hour live narrated tour or hop on and off at any of the 13 stops along the way,  with unlimited hop-on hop-off use for 24 hours.  Once you hop off the bus, you can visit The Exploratorium-the more experimental museum in the world. It is the only place in San Francisco where you can touch, tinker and play with more than 600 interactive exhibits. From large-scale outdoor art installations to explorations of microscopic life in the Bay, they embrace the wild wonder at the intersection of science and art.  And to make this day even more fun, experience the thrill of a rollercoaster and the excitement of a state-of-the-art laser blasting game all atonce at the 7-D Experience. The 20 seat theater, massive movie screen and the newest 3D technology will keep your senses reeling as you RIDE, BLAST, and COMPLETE your way into other dimensions!  

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Dream Vacation Builders Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Downtown Tour (24 Hours) Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Downtown Tour (24 Hours) Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Downtown (24 Hours) Pass  Daily Departures Departure Times; 9AM-5PM (every 30 minutes)  Duration Time: 1 Hour  No Hotel Pick-Up  A visit to San Francisco just wouldn't be the complete without a ride aboard an original open top Double-Decker bus.  Enjoy this entirely live narrated one hour tour of San Francisco's most famous sites! The Downtown Tour includes unlimited ticket use for 24 hours so you can hop-on and hop-off the bus at any of the designated stops during the tour to browse, shop, and takes pictures. Explore the highlights of San Francisco at your own pace and simply hop on the next bus when you are ready to go to the next location. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Night Tour Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Night Tour Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Night Tour Pass Daily Departures Departure Times: 6PM (year round)  & 6PM & 7PM (May-Sept.)  Duration Time: 90 minutes   No Hotel Pick-Up  This live narrated 90 minute tour of San Francisco shows you the most vibrant neighborhoods of the city! With spectacular views from the top of an original open top Double Decker bus, the tour covers all major sites of San Francisco. Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, the tour takes you along the Embarcadero with wonderful views of the Bay Bridge, and further into the Financial District, Chinatow, North Beach, and Nob Hill with its impressive Grace Cathedral. Two brief walking tours at the Embarcadero and in the Nob Hill area are included in this tour and provide even more photo opportunities. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour (24 Hours) Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour (24 Hours) Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour (24 Hours) Pass  Daily Departures Departure Times; 10AM-5PM (every 30 minutes)  Duration Time: 2 Hours  No Hotel Pick-Up  With this 2 hour city tour you get the best views of San Francisco's Downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park from the top of an open top Double Decker Bus. Be sure to bring your cameras as there will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way, and simply enjoy the live commnetary from the entertaining tour guides while seeing all major sites of San Francisco. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Hop-On Hop-Off Sausalito Tour (24 Hours) Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Sausalito Tour (24 Hours) Pass

Hop-On Hop-Off Sausalito Tour (24 Hours) Pass Daily Departures Departure Times; 10AM-3PM (every hour)  Duration Time: 1 Hour  No Hotel Pick-Up  Enjoy the Sausalito Tour by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most famous landmarks, in an open top bus with great views of the bridge, and explore the charming coastal town of Sausalito.  Take this tour from South Vist Point to have the best views of the Golden Gate Bridgewhile driving across tha 1.7 mile span of the bridge to get to North Vista Point. From there you have breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay (weather permitting), and on a nice day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island and the Bay Bridge, making it a great photo stop from every visitor.  The tour then carries on into Marin County and stops in charming Sausalito to Muir Woods (must have ticket for Muir Woods Tour) or take a scenic ferry ride back to San Francisco (tickets available at ferry terminal, next to bus stop).  From Sausalito, the bus will head back across the Goldne Gate Bridge to South Vista Point where you can either join the Official City Tour ( must have appropriate ticket) or explore the area. You can visit the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Centre, stroll around the Presidio, or relax at the beach at Crissy Field. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Museum Hop Pass

Museum Hop Pass

Museum Hop PASS (2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + SF MOMA + De Young Museum)  Daily Departures Departure Times; 9AM-6PM (bus portion)  Duration Time: Varies  No Hotel Pick-Up  Combine the best museums of San Francisco with the ultimate Hop-On Hop-Off pass! It's the best way to see all major sites of San Francisco and to explore some of the world's best modern art at the SFMOMA as well as the natural landscape at the DeYoung Museum.  The 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass gives you the opportunity to explore Downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Sausalito with unlimited hop-on hop-off use for 48 hours. In the evening you can also enjoy the beautiful views of the city during the San Francisco Night Tour.  Once you hop-off the bus, you can visit two of the best mueums in San Francisco! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art. In addition you can visit the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park, whicj was founded in 1895 and has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city for over 100 years. In 2005 the DeYoung Museum re-opened in a state-of-the -art new facility that intergrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Red and White Cruises

Red and White Cruises

Red and White Cruises  Golden Gate Bay Cruise:  Experience breathtaking views of the San Francisco waterfront, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the famous Alcatraz Island.  Cruise is offered in 16 different languages telling about the the city's most famous landmark's.  There arre 8-12 daily departures starting at 10AM during the summer season tour begin departures at 9:15 AM.  Length of the cruise: 1 hour Bridge to Bridge:  See the entire San Francisco skyline from the water while sailing under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise you will: Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge Have a close up view of Alcatraz Island Cruise past the Ferry Building Sail under the Bay Bridge You have the opportunity to Spot the At&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) Cruise is offered in 16 different languages and has up to 5 departures Daily. Length of tour 90 minutes.  California Sunset Cruise: The California Sunset is a 2-hour cocktail cruise where you will see spectacular views of the sunset while cruising along the San Francisco Bay.   The spectacular views of the sunset on this cruise are accompanied by live music, cocktail drinks and light appetizers so that guests can even more enjoy the scenery. Guests will also have the chance to see other San Francisco Bay landmarks: The Golden Gate Bridge Sausalito Tiburon Angel Island Alcatraz Island  Reservations must be made in advance for this tour. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Redwoods & Wine Country Escape

Redwoods & Wine Country Escape

Daily Departures Tour Duration: Approximately 9 Hours  Begin your morning exploring the Redwood Sequoia groves in Muir Woods National Monument (approximately 1 hour). Muir Woods is home to some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. Enjoy ferns, oak trees, clovers, squirrels and perhaps be lucky to spot a deer roaming around. After take a short drive North where you’ll spend a relaxing afternoon wine tasting in California’s renowned wine country. There will be four tasting stops: two wineries in Sonoma County, one at the historic Sonoma Plaza or Healdsburg Plaza and one in Napa County. Guests will spend approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour at each location. All of the wine tastings are complimentary and you will have a chance to try a variety of delicious wines. The Wine Count Plaza stop is a bit longer, so guests will have the chance to grab a bite to eat or can explore other tasting room (fees may apply) or you can browse around the boutique shops. On the return trip back to San Francisco we’ll make one last stop at a scenic look-out point where you will have fascinating views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge.  UPGRADE: In historic Sonoma Plaza guests can enjoy delicious gourmet food and wine by upgrading and including this option in the tour. This gourmet food and wine option will make your California wine country adventure even more marvelous, where you will be able to gain knowledge about wines and enhance it by learning to master the combination of wine and food pairing.

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Dream Vacation Builders San Francisco FREESTYLE Pass

San Francisco FREESTYLE Pass

San Francisco FREESTYLE Pass  Daily Departures  Departure Times: 9AM-6PM (Bus Portion)  This Ultimate San Francisco includes 48 hours Hop-On Hop-Off Pass with 4 diverse bus tours as well as a choice of 3 or 5 additional popular tours and attractions of San Francisco! See Downtown San Francisco withall its major sites, such as Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Lombard Street, China Town, the historic Ferry Building and Pier 39. Cross the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, visit charming Sausalito with its fascinating art galleries, boutiques and cosy cafes by the waterfront. Take a stroll around Golden Gate Park to see the California Academy of Sciences and explore the city's vibrant neighborhoods during the Night Tour.   

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Dream Vacation Builders Science Hop Pass

Science Hop Pass

Science Hop PASS (Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour (24Hours) + California Academy of Sciences)  Daily Departures Departure Times; 9AM-5PM (bus portion)  Duration Time: Varies  No Hotel Pick-Up  Explore San Francisco's major sites and visit the greenest museum in the world by combining the Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour with great views of San Francisco and a ticket to the impressive California Academy of Sciences! And make Golden Gate Park the playground of your education for one full day-great for kids and adults alike! With the Official City Tour you will have the best views of San Francisco's Downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park from the top of an open top Double Decker bus with unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off use for 24 hours while enjoying the live commentary from entertaining tour guides.  Once in Golden Gate Park you get to explore the multi-billion dollar California Academy of Sciences, an exporative and interactive science mueum, which hosts an aquarium, planetarium, National History museum and rainforest-all under one roof. It is an enlightening life time experience and a fun place for the entire family.

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Dream Vacation Builders Total Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoia Trees (Multilengual Tour)

Total Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoia Trees (Multilengual Tour)

Daily Dapartures Tour Duration: 14 Hours  Hotel Pick-up included: 6:00-7:00 AM  The Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoias 1-Day Tour is a combination of Yosemite National Park & the Giant Sequoias which is an excellent way to experience Yosemite. This tour maximizes the time you spend at Yosemite National Park by beginning the tour early on in the day. Passengers will be traveling in a 15 passenger van or a 36 passenger mini-bus. This allows for earlier maneuver around the national park so that more is cover in the Yosemite Valley & in the Giant Sequoias. There will be stops throughout the tour where passengers can get down, walk around and explore Yosemite. General stops in this tour are Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point ( known as Tunnel View), El Capitan, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls. Unlike other tours, this tour will take you to higher altitude and lesser traveled part of Yosemite, where you’ll get the chance to hike and explore the Giant Sequoias known to be the world’s largest living things. Note: Weather, safety, traffic, or construction conditions may require to change the itinerary of the tour. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Wine Country Full Day Tour

Wine Country Full Day Tour

Wine Country Full Day Tour (Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley)  Daily Departures  Departure Time: 9AM Tour Duration: 8-9 Hours  Your visit to Northern California would not be complete without a visit to its world-famous wine country. This full day WIne Country Tour takes you to the best of North America's premium wine making regions, Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley. Along the way you will cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Marin Country, the Carneros Region, and you will visit the Historic Sonoma Town Plaza. Learn the rich art and history of Sonoma and Napa Valley's wine making culture where each winery has a unique story of how it became part od California's famous Wine Country.  Your tour begins in San Francisco, heading through Marina District ans the Presidio, and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge before stopping at North Vist Point (if time and traffic allow). Taking in the scenery in Marin Country, we enter the Wine Country in the southern regions of Carneros, heading further into the charming town of Sonoma, In Sonoma and Napa Valley you will visit 3-4 wineries (time permitting), spanning from mass production vineyards to smaller boutique wineries and tasting rooms.  Your tour will be aboard a luxury coach bus. Wine tasting fees are included in the price for up to 3 wineries.  

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Dream Vacation Builders Wine Country Half Day Tour

Wine Country Half Day Tour

Wine Country Half Day Tour (Sonoma Valley)  Daily Departures  Departure Time: 12 PM (noon)  Tour Duration: 5-6 Hours  This is the only way to get the best of wine tasting and splendor the Sonoma Wine County in less than a day! The Half Day Wine Tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf at midday and heads north, across the Golden Gate Bridge, through Marin Country into the world famous Carneros Wine Region and the charming town of Sonoma.  This fun and informative Wine Country tour not only offers a taste of superb wineries in the region, but it also offers a chance to enjoy tje slendor of the beautiful vineyards and picturesque Sonoma Country as your guide escorts you from winery to winery. You travel in a minibus and group sizes are rather small. Wine tasting fees are included at two wineries, and there will be some free time to enjoy historic Sonoma Plaza. 

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Dream Vacation Builders Woods & Wine Tour

Woods & Wine Tour

Woods & Wine Tour (Muir Woods Tour + Half Day Wine Tour)  Daily Departures  Departure Time: 9AM Tour Duration: 8-9 Hours  Spend a day you'll never forget when you combine two unique California experiences in one tour! View some of the world's tallest trees in Muir Woods in the morning and then visit the world famous Northern California Wine ountry in the afternooon.  Muir Woods is home to Coast Redwoods, some of the world's tallest trees in the world! With maps in hands, take a short walk or a full day trek through these spectacular woods and enjoy the immense natural beauty. Set aside in 1908 as a federally protected area, Muir Woods National Monument is the only surviving stand of Old Growth Forest in the Bay Area today (admission not included).  After leaving Muir Woods, the tour heads north to the famous Wine Country for an afternoon of wine tasting. Take in a little wine country history on the way to the Sonoma Historic Town Plaza. Continuing on the excursion, soak up the stunning scenery as you travel farther north into the Sonoma Valley, one of the most prized wine regions of Northern California. Taste a wide variety of whites, reds, and dessert wines. iFriendly and knowledgeable tour guides offer their expertise on local wines and wineries. Lastly, as the tour journeys back to San Francisco, sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful California sunset. 

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