San Francisco, CA – Photography Tour

Love to take pictures on vacation but wish they’d turn out like the professionals’?
(Or want a beautiful location to practice your photog skills with the help of a pro?)
Then this tour is for YOU!

San Francisco, CA

A professional photographer will be along on this trip to share insight, tips and help you get those amazing shots you’ve always dreamed of!  Each day we’ll have plenty of time & opportunities for capturing spectacular photos! In addition to relaxing in luxury accommodations in the heart of San Francisco, we’ll be biking across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito for lunch, exploring the marina & shops, hiking amongst the 250-ft Redwood Trees in Muir Woods, enjoying a unique Trolley Tour of the city, & touring Alcatraz at night for that special, spooky factor!  You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime, have amazing photo opportunities & a professional photographer to help you capture every moment perfectly!

4 Days / 3 Nights
Tour Price:  $995 + Air/ per Person (Based on Dbl Occupancy)
Deposit:  $250 (Non-Refundable unless tour is cancelled by Thompson Travel Tours)
Final Payment Deadline:  60-days prior to departure

Day 1:
Fly to San Francisco & check in to the Grand Hyatt.  (Click here for hotel website) Spend time wandering through Fisherman’s Wharf , Pier 39 & Union Square, all within walking distance of our hotel, or there’s a beautiful beach only 6-miles from our hotel. (Transp. options are available at the hotel.) That aftn. we’ll board the famous Trolley to take a unique tour of the city then enjoy one of their many world-class dining options in the evening.

Grand Hyatt at Union Square

Fisherman’s Wharf & Trolley Tour

Pier 39

Day 2:
We’ll travel to Muir Woods, named after famous conservationist, John Muir, & close friend of former US President Theodore Roosevelt.  (Click here for website) Muir Woods is home to the Coastal Redwood Trees, the largest trees in the nation!  You’ll marvel at the sheer height of these magnificent trees that stand over 250-ft tall and some so wide cars can drive through their trunks.  That evening we’ll board a ferry to take us to Alcatraz Island.  (Click here for website) We’ll have a wonderful view of the sun setting below the Golden Gate bridge into the Pacific Ocean as we cross the bay to reach the Rock.  We’ll have an audio tour of the prison which housed such infamous criminals as Al “Scarface” Capone & the “Birdman”, Robert Stroud.

Muir Woods

Teddy Roosevelt & John Muir with the Giant Redwoods


Day 3:
For the energetic & adventurous we’ll rent bikes and follow the trails which lead through Golden Gate Park (complete with a Japanese Tea Garden), the Presidio (Military Base & setting for the famous movie by the same name starring Sean Connery, Mark Harmon & Meg Ryan) & eventually over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.  We’ll have lunch in Sausalito and explore the quaint little island’s shops and marina before heading back across the bay via ferryboat.  There will be some free time that afternoon for those who would like to relax at the hotel/Union Square (click here for website), go shopping or take in a few more sites.  We’ll meet for our farewell dinner that evening at 7PM.

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

Sausalito, CA

Union Square – Where our hotel is…lots of shopping, restaurants, etc.

Day 4:
Free time for last-minute sites, souvenirs & photo opportunities.  We’ll meet in the hotel lobby for our departure to SFO Airport & return home with treasured memories, new friends and amazing photographs we’ll want to share with everyone!

The Famous Painted Ladies

Bring your camera & adventurous spirit!  Each day there will be plenty of time & opportunities to get professional insight & specialized instructions on great photography!  

Tour Price:  $995 + Airfare

Deposit:  $250 (Non-Refundable unless tour is cancelled by Thompson Travel Tours)
Final Payment Due:  60-Days prior to departure

Included in Tour Price:

  • 3-nights/4-days Accommodations at Grand Hyatt, Union Square San Francisco
  • Transportation from SFO Airport to Hotel
  •  Transportation to Muir Woods
  • All Admission Fees / Tickets for tours listed on itinerary (Bike Tour, Trolley Tour, Alcatraz Tour, Muir Woods Entrance Fee)
  • Professional Photography tips, instructions, insight

NOT Included:

  • Airfare  (We’ll book that for you once your group is confirmed! Requires a $50 deposit & balance due 60 days prior to departure)
  •  Meals
  •  Tips for drivers, restaurant servers, etc.
  •  Transportation (To/From MSP Airport)
  • Room service, room calls, mini bar & additional room charges
  •  Personal expenses, shopping, additional tours/sites not included in itinerary
  •  Travel Insurance (If you’d like this, we can book it for you.)
  • Any other additional expenses not listed or covered in the tour
  • Professional Photographer’s Photograph Packages will be available at an additional cost for those interested

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