Fun & Exciting Accompanying Person Tour Programs

At WTC 2016, we plan on making your trip to San Francisco one to remember. That's why we've organized some amazing Companion Tours that feature some of the best attractions and sights of San Francisco.

Making Reservations for a Tour Program

A memorable accompanying person program has been organized allowing you to meet new friends and reunite with those from past congresses. Registration as an accompanying person includes your guest badge, Sunday accompanying persons hospitality and continental breakfast, Sunday welcome reception, three tours scheduled Monday – Wednesday, gift bag and accompanying persons attendees list. To register for the WTC 2016 conference, please visit Register.

San Francisco City Tour: In a Motorized Cable Car

Monday 25 April 2016 - Half Day
What do you imagine when you think of San Francisco? Cable cars and Victorian homes? Crooked streets and rolling hills? San Francisco is teeming with timeless images that seem nostalgic and recognizable to even first time visitors. Enjoy this city tour from the seats of an open aired, motorized cable car. Neighborhood highlights include: Nob Hill, Union Square, Pier 39 & Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, and more. Experience an exclusive tour of a private Victorian Mansion, shop Ghirardelli Square, and enjoy a photo opportunity at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Escape from Alcatraz!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - Full Day
What better way to show the landmarks of San Francisco than with a tour of Alcatraz?! Take a ferry across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz, where you will enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the prison. Alcatraz became the prison of choice for serious offenders for a simple reason-”The Rock” was believed to be inescapable. That is until the Anglin brothers and Frank Morris floated away in a homemade raft in 1962. Home to such infamous characters as Al Capone, Robert “The Birdman” Stroud and George “Machine Gun” Kelly, this island attracted more prisoners than visitors until its closure in March 1963. Following the tour, you will enjoy lunch at an iconic San Francisco restaurant.

Redwoods and Sausalito

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - Full Day
Get out of the city and experience the grandeur of some of the largest trees on earth: The California Redwoods! Breathe in the enchanting smell of Muir Woods, and walk amongst these celestial giants in the inspiring hills of Marin. Until the 1800’s, many Northern California coastal valleys were covered with coast redwood trees similar to those now found in Muir Woods National Monument. After the visit to Muir Woods, you will travel to Sausalito where world-class hotels, plentiful restaurants and a diverse selection of shopping opportunities, galleries and retail fashion shops are found. The floating homes, waterfront community, and rich history define a town that prides itself on a strong and unique spirit.

Shop 'Til You Drop!

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - Half Day
Eclectic, trendsetting, original: San Francisco is known around the world for its shopping districts. Most visitors stick to the well-known Union Square area for shopping. Join us as we visit two neighborhood shopping districts featuring local designers. Fillmore Street holds some of San Francisco’s most famous shops and restaurants. This area, filled with unique and delightful stores, restaurants and coffee shops stretches along Fillmore Street from Jackson Street to Geary Street. You will also experience The Union Street Shopping District, which contains some of the city’s best eateries, art galleries, fine jewelry stores and trendy boutiques.

Registration Options for the Accompanying Person Program

Three registration options are available for Accompanying Person Program. Each registration option includes different benefits and options for participating in the tour programs. To learn more about the Accompanying Person Program and to register, please visit Register.

This option is ideal for those who want to participate in the Sunday accompanying person hospitality and continental breakfast, Sunday welcome reception, but do not want to participate in the tours. This option will also include a guest badge, gift bag and accompanying person attendees list. Registration for this program is $175 USD per person.
This option allows you to register for the accompanying person program and choose to participate in tours on an a la carte basis. In addition to your registration of $175.00 fee you can purchase the following individual tours at the additional listed fees: San Francisco City Tour – $120, Escape from Alcatraz – $215 or Redwoods and Sausalito- $215, and Shop ’Til You Drop – $60.
This option is meant for those who want to participate in all conference social events and all of the tours. This registration includes guest badge, the Sunday accompanying person hospitality and continental breakfast, Sunday welcome reception, gift bag, accompanying person attendees list and participation in one tour per day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration for this option is $520 USD. Included tours are: San Francisco City Tour, Escape from Alcatraz or Redwoods and Sausalito, and Shop ’Til You Drop.