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$ 38
Jun 2007
Cleveland, OH
3 hours
Fun trolley tour of Cleveland  more... close row
$ 32
Apr 2008
Philadelphia, PA
1 hour, 30 minutes
Philadelphia trolley tour   more... close row
$ 18
May 2008
San Francisco, CA
4 hours
Trolley tour on famous cable cars  more... close row

Description of service

On a recent visit to San Francisco with my family, we signed up to take a trolley tour on a motorized version of the famous cable cars. It was an ideal tour because it took us through the most popular districts in the city - Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, downtown, Chinatown, and along the San Francisco waterfront.

You can pick up the tour at one of three locations: Pier 41, Ghirardelli Square, or Union Square. You can also hop off at any of these three locations and explore and pick up the rest of the trolley tour later.

The price was $18 for adults and $11 for children. Kids under 5 were free if they rode in your lap.

Review of Service

This was, by far, the biggest hit of our vacation. It was a lot cheaper than renting a car and we got to see just about everything San Francisco has to offer. The kids had a blast and loved the motorized cable cars - they're still talking about it! The information given on the tour was very interesting and everyone loved our guide. We asked him a lot of questions about things not on the tour script and he knew the answers - very impressive!

The ability to hop off at three different stops was handy for sight-seeing.


They don't pick up at your hotel so you need to make arrangements to pick up the tour at one of the three pick-up points. The MUNI bus system in San Francisco is very good and you can take it to any of the three pick up points.

The tour doesn't operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years day.

There's a charge for changing dates, so be sure to plan in advance!

$ 80
Apr 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
3 hours
Trolley tour of Boston  more... close row
$ 19
Dec 2007
Saint Augustine, Fl
one day pass
St. Augustine trolley tour  more... close row
$ 25
Feb 2007
Chicago, Illinois
2 - 3 Hours
Tour cost plus tip to trolley driver  more... close row
$ 35
Mar 2008
Washington DC
all day
Price per person for trolley tour in DC  more... close row
$ 25
May 2008
Lansing, MI
1.5 hours
Trolley tour of the Lansing area  more... close row
$ 45
Jun 2008
Asheville, NC
80 minutes
Trolley tour of Asheville  more... close row
$ 35
Jul 2008
Louisville, KY
about 4.5 hours
Trolley tour of hot spot and bar venues  more... close row
$ 1
Aug 2008
30-45 min
Historic trolley tour of Astoria, Oregon  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2007
Dubuque, IA
1 hour
Trolley from the early 1900s   more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
New York City, NY
the tour was 2 days, 2 nights
Two day pass for trolley tour  more... close row
$ 30
Jun 2007
Savannah, GA
One day
Trolley tour of Savannah, GA   more... close row
$ 8
Aug 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
2 Hours
Two hour no-frills trolley tour of Cleveland  more... close row
$ 0
Aug 2008
Anchorage, Alaska
30 mintues
Trolley tour very disappointing  more... close row