FREE "sneak peek" Golden Gate Bridge Tour -- GROUP 1

Get a special FREE "sneak preview" of the Golden Gate Bridge Tours offered by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. These tours received an average 4.5-star rating on Yelp last year!

Tours start for the public (at $12.95/ticket) on April 1st, but because I run the program, I can offer special friends and groups FREE tickets to our "dress rehearsal" tours right before.

These are 45-minute personally guided walking tours that go from the Bridge Plaza (SE side of bridge) to the South Tower. These are NOT boring statistics-and-engineering tours. Rather, you hear stories of passion, danger, and ingenuity... boldness, beauty, and bravery... and much more.

If you've driven over the bridge a million times but don't know its amazing story -- including why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, why it is International Orange, or about the incredible dangers that workers faced in building it -- join us for this free tour.

Tour will begin PROMPTLY at the time listed. It ends at the South Tower 45 minutes later, so it's about an hour round-trip back to the Round House. PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE ROUND HOUSE AT LEAST 20 MINUTES EARLY to pick up your audio equipment.  You will be greeted by me. 

Parking can be very challenging! I recommend the lots on the west side of the bridge.

(Please be aware that this is NOT a behind-the-scenes tour. The tour is conducted all in public areas. You know, that pesky Homeland Security issue...)

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ON A FRIDAY. 

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  • Kim s Photography C.

    I really loved the Tour. The old photos, the staff was friendly and the stories were great! I loved the old photos and history. We saw about 7-10 harbor porpoises, A.K.A. Dolphins! It was an amazing perfect day I would recommend this tour to everyone!
    I would like to stress how important it is to be aware of bicycle lane on left, pedestrians on the right!It is easy to be distracted by the beautiful scenery and taking photographs.
    I love the green scene photographs at the end where you can look like you are on the top of a cable at the top of the bridge.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've fallen ill. Have fun!

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to a later tour.

    March 28, 2013

  • Amy ~.

    I'm going to do the afternoon one.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very glad I made it off the wait list :-) Still holding my Waitlist spot for the later tour, as that time would be better for me. Will cancel this spot if I get on the Attending list for that one.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just to be clear, is the Round House the gift center?

    March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is the former gift store. There is now a new building that houses gifts called the Pavilion. Just go to the Bridge Plaza and look for the round building. You can't miss it!

      March 26, 2013

  • Stuart

    Anyone interested in carpooling from mid-peninsula?Please email me, thanks.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from east bay-me Oakland-and want to car pool?[masked]

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wait List folks -- I've scheduled a 4th tour for this, for same day (Friday 3/29) at 2:30 pm. Sign up now! Also, if anyone switches from this tour to the 2:30 tour, would you please change your RSVP for this one to "no" to make space for others? Looking forward to seeing you there!

    March 1, 2013

  • Vicky

    changed to group 3

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all: I have just scheduled a THIRD tour -- same day (Friday 3/29) at 12:30 pm, so if you are on the waitlist, go sign up for the 12:30 tour! Again, please change your RSVP to "no" if you can't make it to make room for others.

    February 12, 2013

  • Margaret J.

    Wnderful! Native to SF and never walked aroound the grounds in such capacity. I will truly enjoy this one.

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone: please take note that this is a FRIDAY morning tour. If you can't make it, could you pls change your RSVP to "no" to make room for others who can? Thx and I look forward to meeting all of you!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Nanette: Unfortunately, all of the weekend sneak peek" tours are already filled up. If you belong to the History Reading Circle, Bay Area Weekends, North Bay Single Parents, or the Cal-Outdoors Hiking Group meet-ups, though, you can get on their waitlists.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a weekend date for this tour?

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did not pay attention to the day. I can not attend during the week

    February 10, 2013

  • Morna

    Whoopeeeee! I'm finally in! Thankx for creating another tour.

    February 10, 2013

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