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Experience San Francisco on a half-day tour by Volkswagen bus, a classic California counterculture vehicle. Travel through several neighborhoods and see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Coit Tower. Your guide tells 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.
You’ll have 2 starting optionsSee Important Information for details
- Pass by Union SquarePass by Fisherman's WharfPass by Chinatown
- 1Coit TowerStop: 10 minutes -See detailsPass by North BeachPass by Marina District
- 2Palace of Fine Arts TheatreStop: 5 minutes -See details
- 3Golden Gate BridgeStop: 10 minutes -See detailsPass by Haight-Ashbury
- 4Twin PeaksStop: 10 minutes -See details
- 5Painted LadiesStop: 10 minutes -See detailsPass by Civic Center
You'll end atSee Important Information for details
- 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 Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, and Chinatown
- Hear about the city’s evolution from the Gold Rush to the present day
What to Expect
Head to a pickup point and 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 and more. Stop for photo ops at landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Legion of Honor, 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. Get a comprehensive overview and a fun ride all in one.
1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Returns to original departure point
- Professional guide
- Access to districts the large buses cannot go
- Bottled water
- Children 0 to 4 require you to book a private tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Recommended tip amount: $15-20 per passenger (tips make up a large chunk of tour guide income in the U.S!)
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had fun on our VW bus tour. Happened to be staying at the Hotel Caza, which was the pick up site, so was super convenient. Our guide was Eliza, she was fun and informative. We certainly got to see some highlights that would have been more difficult for us to maneuver on our own.…
Comprehensive San Francisco city tour! Micah (Meeka) was extremely knowledgable about the city. That, coupled with a sprinkling of incidental humor along the way made this 3 and a half hour excursion a memorable day for Wanda and myself. When was the last time YOU road in a '71…
Date of experience: March 2020
Amazing amazing amazing ! Chad’s knowledge and welcoming personality were a stand out !! We had been to SF before and done a tour 10 Years ago. This tour was sooo much better. We learnt so much we didn’t know about the city. Highly recommend. Do the tour you won’t regret it !!!
This is the company that started the VW Tour trend in SF, we did the 3.5 hour city tour with Chad on a Saturday afternoon and had the best time...great way to see the city. The Van was roomy, seats comfortable and plenty of drinks and snacks provided. The Guide was funny…
Date of experience: February 2020
If you're like my wife Amy and myself, and can't be bothered reviewing all of life's experiences, then maybe that says a thing or two about this tour company, that guide Micah. Truly a fine driver, historian, storyteller, artist, soul - made my wife's 48th a memory. And that's…
Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Vantigo Tours
The ONLY way to Tour San Francisco
In a VW bus - no less! Our group of six will tell you this was a great tour. Eliza, our tour guide and VW bus dri…
The BEST part of our trip!
This tour was hands-down the best part of our trip to San Francisco. We all enjoyed it tremendously and getting to …
Fabulous 2 (Micah and Harvey)
Whilst initially my tour was cancelled due to low numbers, it was super easy to reschedule with Kerry. I just wante…
The Chad.... truly the bomb!
We booked Vantigo San Fransisco, for a private tour, with a group of 7 of us (which consisted 4 adults and 3 teena…
So much fun!
The private tour with Chad was by far one of our highlights of our entire Spring Break trip! Chad is awesome!
Best tour ever!
I am from the Bay Area and never have had such a great adventure around the city before. Our driver Mike really kne…
Best San Francisco tour
We highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to San Francisco. My wife, 17 yr old, and 10 yr old had a blast. …
Awesome Tour! Excellent Guide!
We had a wonderful trip with Micah as he took us throughout San Francisco. He gave us a lot of information we woul…
Just had a great tour of the highlights of San Francisco with our local guide Chad and his lovely VW van, Harvey. W…
Wonderful Tour of SF
Our positive experience started when Mike pulled up, greeted us and established the friendly air of the tour for th…
Great brew tour
My husband and I enjoy visiting different breweries and whenever in a new place we try to visit as many as we can. …
We left our hearts in San Francisco! Have been twice!
We have been on two Vantigo tours, once with Chad in March and last week with Eliza. This tour is fantastic. Wh…
25th Wedding Anniversary
A great tour, we booked the Alcatraz combo tour which is a must see. Eliza was our tour guide who was excellent.
Alcatraz combo tour
A great tour, recommended by a neighbour. Eliza was our driver who was very informative and an excellent guide.My w…
Wonderful small group tour!
This was the best city tour that I've ever been on. It is so much better than being in a big bus and not being abl…
- Duration: 3h 30m
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