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Join Tower Tours, your local experts to the Bay Area and beyond.  Enjoy a variety of exciting sightseeing tours during your visit!

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Half Day Tours

San Francisco Grand City Tour $59

Both trendy and historic within its 7 by 7 square miles,  San Francisco boasts as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.  Be prepared to experience the City's colorful mosaic of picturesque neighborhoods, where you can be immersed with the beauty of those legendary postcard images recognizable throughout the world.  Your knowledgeable tour guide will escort you through a tale of charm and attractions with the history of San Francisco.  View the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf and much more.  (Duration: 3.5 hours; Available: Daily; Start Times: 9:00AM, 2:00PM)

Muir Woods Tour $63

Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, known as Muir Woods National Monument.  Enjoy solitude and peace through the cool, moist airas you stroll through 1000-year-old trees towering 260 feet tall.  The canopy of coastal redwoods soaring above will stimulate your senses as you journey through a piece of ancient California history.  The entrance fee into Muir Woods is included in the tour.  Following, you'll drive through the quaint seaside town on Sausalito, a Mediterranean-like village harbored across the Bay from San Francisco, famous for its sweeping views, timeless sophistication, local boutiques, and cafes.  (Duration: 3.5 hours; Available: Daily; Start Times: 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 2:00PM)

San Francisco Grand City Tour & Golden Gate Bay Cruise  $86

Combine the San Francisco Grand City Tour with a one-hour scenic cruise on San Francisco Bay, with views of the city skyline, Alcatraz Island, and a trip under the Golden Gate Bridge. (Duration: 5 hours; Available: Daily; Start Times: 9:00AM, 2:00PM)

Full Day Tours

Wine Country Day Tour  $105

Journey north into Napa and the Sonoma Valley, two of the most prized wine regions in Northern California.  Tour three favored wineries and enjoy wine tasting at each.  Learn of the generations-old hsitory of their wine-making process and techniques that make this region so well known.  The lunch break will stop at either the V Marketplace in Yountville of the historic downtown Sonoma Square.  Both destinations offer a variety of eclectic dining options and unique boutique shops and art galleries.  (Duration: 8 hours; Available: Daily; Start Time: 9:00AM)

Monterey & Carmel Day Tour  $91

Travel down Highway 1 on California's rugged coast to the scenic Monterey peninsula.  Soak in a bit of California history at Cannery Row.  Enjoy the many local seafood restaurants and shopping options during a stop in Monterey, or for an additional fee, explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Continuing down the coast, you will take in the cliffside outlooks of Pacific Grove, 17-Mile Scenic Drive, and enjoy views from the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course.  Next, venture to Carmel-by-the-Sae, where you will experience the sweeping views of this quaint, art-loving town.  (Duration: 11 hours; Available: Mon, Wed, Sat; Start Time: 9:00AM)

Yosemite One-Day Tour  $169

Yosemite National Park is often referred to as the "crown jewel" of the National Park system, due to its 1000-foot waterfalls, towering granite cliffs, and deep alpine lakes.  The drive to Yosemite Valley is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, and will include a brief rest stop halfway to the valley.  At Yosemite, you'll see Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, the Merced River, and valley views. Once inside the park, you have the option to take the Yosemite Tram Tour (at additional cost), hike, take a bike ride, or walk to Yosemite Falls.  All activities are subject to weather conditions. (Duration: 15 hours; Available: Daily; Start Time: 7:00AM)

Muir Woods Tour + 24-Hour Double Decker City Tour  $113

Combine the Muir Woods Tour with a 24-hour open ticket on the hop-on/hop-off double decker San Francisco tour bus, allowing you to jump off at 20 different stops around the city. (Duration: 6 hours; Available: Daily; Start Time: 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 2:00PM for Muir Woods Tour; Double Decker 24-Hour Open Ticket)

To book these tours:

Tower Tours welcomes all 97th NCSS Annual Conference attendees to take advantage of a special 10% discount on all sightseeing bus tours.  Use the discount code NCSS2017 when making your reservation.

Online: Go to, select your tour, then add the code NCSS2017 in the Notes/Discount Codes field.

Phone:  Call 1-866-345-8687 or 415-345-8687, 7:00AM-9:00PM Pacific time, and mention NCSS Conference to the reservation specialist.

Reservations are required.

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Tour Activities and Excursions -- Terms and Conditions

  • Must mention NCSS2017 at the time of booking to receive 10% off discount, which will be applied at the time of tour confirmation.
  • Rates listed reflect retail pricing.  Discount will be applied off current retail pricing at time of confirmation and receipt of reservation.
  • Changes and cancellations may be made with 24-hour advance notice for bus tours; Subject to availability
  • Yosemite Day Tour cancellation requires 3-day notice
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle service provided; shuttle service will commence 30-60 minutes prior to listed tour departure.
  • Discount does not apply to Alcatraz packages.  For Alcatraz tours, please contact Tower Tours directly.
  • Please contact Tower Tours directly with any questions:
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