- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Looking for an authentic San Francisco experience? Trade the tour bus for a vintage Volkswagen van that easily navigates the city’s less-traveled lanes. Vantigo’s San Francisco City Tour takes you through 14 famed districts, complete with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks and several other storied landmarks. Along the way, we’ll share tales of earthquakes that shaped the landscape, industrial shifts from the 1849 Gold Rush to the rise of Silicon Valley, 1960s counterculture, and surprising insights that only a local would know.
Whether this is your first San Francisco visit or you’ve lived here for years, you’ll see the city from a new perspective. Book today. Then, sit back and enjoy the ride!
- Professional guide
- Access to districts the large buses cannot go
- Bottled water
- Children 0 to 4 require you to book a private tour
1300 Columbus Ave
Returns to original departure point
Our tour takes place in one our fully restored VW van showing you the highlights of San Francisco in 3.5 hours. The tours starts at 9 am and 2 pm giving you chance to really soak in the city. The tour route includes Union Square, China Town, Financial District, North Beach, Coit Tower (Photo Stop) Fishermen's Wharf, Palace of Fine Arts (Photo Stop), Golden Gate Bridge/Fort Point (Photo Stop), Seacliff, Legion of Honor, Sutro Baths(Photo Stop), Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, Twin Peaks (Photo Stop), Castro, Painted Ladies (Photo Stop), and Civic Center.
• 3.5-hour tour of San Francisco in a vintage fully restored VW
• 6 stops along the way at places such as the Golden Gate bridge and Coit Tower
• Convenient pickups in Fishermen's Wharf 9am and 2pm
- 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I greatly recommend the tour in your old Volkswagen van. Very iconic vehicle with a very cheerful and funny tour guide is a great combination. I will surely take another tour with your company.
This is the best tour we have done....ever, and we've done a lot. Chad our driver was nothing short of excellent, and he's knowledge of San Fransisco was above what we have experienced anywhere. We went to areas of the city where the larger bus tours couldn't get to, he showed us a side of the city that many wouldn't see and gave recommendations to places to eat, explore and drink. To see San Fransisco in the VW was another experience within itself, I couldn't think of a better way. Any readers of this do yourself a favor and take this tour you will not be disappointed, above 10 out of 10, thanks for the experience.