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Called “The Paris of the West,” San Francisco is a city that wears its charms on its sleeve. With weeping views of the Bay and the Pacific coast from its famous hills, it’s also known as America’s foodie capital and one of the world’s intellectual hubs. From its true birth during the Gold Rush, the city by the Bay has been home to renegades, social movements and artists of all stripes. Don’t miss the vibrant Mission District, the famous hippie neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury, or the shopping Mecca of Union Square.

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Classic Cable Car Sightseeing

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Classic Cable Car Sightseeing

Tour San Francisco on a classic cable car

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Tour San Francisco on a Classic Cable Car. Our 2-hour city highlights tour includes a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. All vehicles are crafted with solid oak and brass and designed from the original cable car blueprints.

Classic Cable Car Sightseeing is a charter company started by Arnold Gridley in the 1950s. He purchased many cable cars from the California Street Cable Car Line and motorized them, so they could run on the streets. The Classic Cable Car fleet now has over 40 motorized cable cars—some dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, while others have been crafted out of the same materials and from the same blueprints of the vintage vehicles.

Classic Cable Car Sightseeing offers a 2-hour tour through the city, as well as private charters, or as the company describes them, “Memorable Events on Historic Vehicles”. This company has over 50 years of experience and has provided a vintage touch to over 50,000 events. Special occasions, corporate events, personal tour routes, scavenger hunts, shuttle service and karaoke are some of the types of events that Class Cable Car Sightseeing chauffeurs.

Classic Cable Car Sightseeing
450 Bay Street San Francisco, CA , San Francisco
Chinatown & North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Presidio & Pacific Heights
Mon-Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.