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San Francisco City Tour

  • See San Francisco's top sights from a fully restored vintage Volkswagen bus
  • Get photo ops of the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, and more
  • Drive through the Castro, Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, and Chinatown
San Francisco City Tour
From US$89.00
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2:00pm Departure - San Francisco City Tour
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9:00 am Departure - San Francisco City Tour
Experience San Francisco on a half-day tour by Volkswagen bus, a classic California counterculture vehicle. Travel through 14 neighborhoods and see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Coit Tower. Your guide will tell you about the city’s history, including the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake, the hippies of the 1960s, and the rise of Silicon Valley. Pick a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Head to a pickup point in Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square to step into the restored Volkswagen van.

Cruise through distinctive neighborhoods including Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, the Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, Haight Ashbury, the Castro, and upscale Seacliff. Stop for photo ops at landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Legion of Honor, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, and the Painted Ladies.

Your guide shares commentary about the culture and sights of the city throughout the tour, and offers tips about places to visit on your own. You'll get a comprehensive overview and a fun ride all in one.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Great city tour

Our family of five, including three teens really enjoyed this trip. A great way to see the sights and get a real feel for the layout of the city. Thanks for all your help Chris.

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Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! So awesome we kept the teenage crowd engaged :) Thanks for booking your family on our tour. Hope the rest of your summer is a blast. -Erik-

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour of a Great city with Zachary!

My three friends and I had one day to spend in San Francisco and wow! We feel like we really got a feel for the city, it's history, architecture, people and diverse areas. Zachary zipped us around in Lily, hitting all the highlights, all the...More

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Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for coming on the tour and sending people our way. If there is anything you think we can improve or add just let us know. CHeers! -Erik-

Reviewed 1 week ago
Take this Tour!

My husband, 16 year old daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We spent about 4 hours seeing all of the main sights and neighborhoods of the city. Our guide, Chad, was full of fun and interesting facts. I have taken San Francisco tours before...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent bespoke tour of San Francisco by VW van

Excellent trip with Eliza and the VW van Jerry. Two teenage daughters, my wife and I loved the trip and really felt like we saw the city. Would recommend it, especially if you love VWs!

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Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for touring with Eliza in Jerry! Glad we were able to entertain the teenagers. Hope the rest of your time in town was a blast. -Erik-

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brilliant tour of the city

This tour was definitely one of the highlights of our road trip through California and on to Las Vegas (so right up there with both Alcatraz and Grand Canyon excursions!). Being the only tour of San Francisco we've ever been on so obviously nothing to...More

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Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. So lucky that you got to see a whale at the bridge. If there is anything you think we can improve upon just let us know. Cheers! -Erik-

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23 June 2018|
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Response from Deena W | Reviewed this property |
The departure locations are at hotels so I imagine parking would be limited. I took a Lyft from my hotel to departure location.
22 June 2018|
Response from Jalan409 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure the tour group had a response for this. There was no booster seat from what I could see. My reaction is that a 3 year old would have trouble tolerating the tour, but of course, there could be exceptions. There... More
Dana M
15 May 2018|
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Response from Constance C | Reviewed this property |
The afternoon tour ends around 530pm and your drop off is your pick up location, Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf address.