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Palace of Fine Arts Tours and Activities

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San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts dates to the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition. One of the only remaining buildings from the World’s Fair, the Greco-Roman–inspired ruin is a favorite Bay Area venue. Walk under the picturesque rotunda, wander the grounds, and visit lagoons that are home to ducks, swans, and geese.

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3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, 94123
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San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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For one of the best wine country tours from San Francisco, combine a visit to Northern California wine country with a Muir Woods experience for a truly fabulous day out. This Super Saver provides two popular tours at one discount price, allowing you to see and taste the delights of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties. You’ll begin with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then you'll visit three wineries, with wine-tasting included. You’ll also cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have free time on Sonoma Plaza to buy lunch if you haven't opted to upgrade to the lunch option.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.50
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$40.50

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00

Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour

Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour

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Get up and out to rent your GoCar before noon for a cost savings on this great way to explore San Francisco. After rider orientation, zoom off into the city for a whirlwind tour that covers much more ground than you could on foot. Use the provided map to make a route that focuses on the sights that interest you, and return your car by noon to continue your day exploring.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.38
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$141.38
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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

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With its iconic hills, architecture, bridge and bay, it’s no wonder so many movies have been filmed in San Francisco. See filming locations from more than 55 productions—from blockbusters like ‘San Andreas’ to family favorites like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’—on this movie sites tour from Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch clips on the tour bus as you pass by the real locations with an informative actor-turned-guide who shares stories about the city and cinema history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

GoCar San Francisco Tour

GoCar San Francisco Tour

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Ride a GoCar all over San Francisco as it navigates for you and provides a guided tour. Take as long as you like to explore the city with a storytelling car as your guide — what Time Magazine has called "one of the coolest inventions of the year." Let this tiny car show you what the city is all about, learn about its history and visit sites like the Presidio, Coit Tower, Chinatown and Lombard Street. Pick up your car at one of two convenient locations: Union Square or Beach Street near Fisherman's Wharf.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.56
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San Francisco Grand City Tour

San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Take a San Francisco half-day tour to pack in the city’s top sights in a convenient way that leaves you with plenty of time to spare so you can enjoy the city however you wish. With a driver-guide, travel the city by bus, stopping at major attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks and neighborhoods like North Beach and Chinatown. Plus, you can upgrade to include a San Francisco Bay cruise, a half-day bike rental, or admission to Aquarium of the Bay.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo

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This combo package allows you to see all of San Francisco's top sights and attraction. Ride the open top double decker bus for one full day, hopping on and off at over 15 stops around the city. Cruise across the bay to the infamous prison known today as the Rock and explore the infamous Island.
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  • 3 hours
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$150.00
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$150.00

Vantigo San Francisco City Tour
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Vantigo San Francisco City Tour

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Step aboard a vintage Volkswagen bus for a San Francisco city tour. Travel down streets a typical tour bus can't access while your guide fills you in on the history of the City by the Bay, from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley. Get views of landmarks such as Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Painted Ladies as you travel through distinct city districts.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip
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San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip

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Combine two of San Francisco’s top tours into one Super Saver, which provides a comprehensive look at the best of the Bay Area. Travel by bus to Muir Woods, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way, and be wowed by the towering redwood trees of the old-growth forest. Then visit the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to San Francisco for a deluxe city tour that takes in major attractions like Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

Small Group Napa Valley Tour for Wine Lovers

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Escape for a day in the wine country on this exclusive Napa Valley winery tour from San Francisco. Your small group tour visits three estate wineries, beginning with Castello di Amorosa. A private guide, leads you to discover the winemaking process and learn the differences among the varietals. Enjoy the Napa Valley regions of Yountville, St. Helena, and Rutherford. Stop for photos at the “Welcome Napa” sign and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.00
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$239.00
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Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

Small Group Half Day Muir Woods and Sausalito Morning Tour

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Take in two of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top destinations, Muir Woods and Sausalito, on a 4-hour morning tour from downtown San Francisco. Drive through the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument where you have some time to walk among towering old growth redwood trees. Next, head to Sausalito for a stroll along the picturesque waterfront, which is full of great boutiques, cafes and restaurants. You can opt to remain on your own in Sausalito or return on the coach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour

Small Group San Francisco Half-Day City Tour

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Being a tourist can be exhausting. Throw in some of San Francisco's infamous hills, constant consultation of guide books, and the lure of tourist traps, and you might want to return to your lodgings in haste. However, this San Francisco sightseeing experience includes a hotel pickup and a coach tour that allows the city to unfold before you from atop your air-conditioned perch. It's a great way to keep your eyes on the real jewels of the city by the bay.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

The Original City Loop Electric Bicycle Tour

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See San Francisco on two wheels during this guided e-bike tour starting in North Beach, a buzzing neighborhood known for its sidewalk restaurants and nightlife. Access locations in the city that tour buses can't, enjoying a variety of photo ops across multiple locations. Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, explore Golden Gate Park, and gain insight into the city's history and places to visit later on foot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

Bike the Golden Gate Bridge and Shuttle Tour to Muir Woods

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Enjoy two of San Francisco’s top activities in one day on this 6-hour combo experience that includes biking across the Golden Gate Bridge and transportation to Muir Woods National Monument (entrance fee not included). When you reach Sausalito at the end of your bike ride, just hop on a shuttle for the ride to the redwood trees of Muir Woods.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Night Tour.

2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Night Tour.

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Make your own travel itinerary for the day while in San Francisco with this 2-day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Ride a double-decker bus throughout the city, and hop off and back on at any of the stops along the route. This bus offers multiple routes with audio commentary filled with historical and fun facts about the areas you pass. See some of SF’s most popular places, such as Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts, the de Young Museum, and War Memorial Opera House.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.99
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$78.99

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$99.00
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$99.00

Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

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Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$116.00
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$145.00
$29.00 savings

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day bike rental. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and other culturally rich and unique San Francisco neighborhoods. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay. The entire fleet of equipment is sanitized regularly and curbside pick-up is available to ensure that your rental experience is safe and enjoyable.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour

Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour

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Tired of the urban cityscape and feel like you need a breath of fresh air? Then jump on this San Francisco day trip by bus, and visit some of the world's tallest trees at Muir Woods National Historic Monument, only minutes from downtown. One moment you'll be kicking your way past the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito, and a short while later wandering beneath the majestic canopy of centuries-old California coastal redwoods.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.99
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Should I book Palace of Fine Arts tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Fine Arts can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palace of Fine Arts 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Fine Arts costs USD 12.99. Guided Palace of Fine Arts tours start around USD 12.99 per person.
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