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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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San Francisco, United States
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up to 24 hours in advance
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Explore San Francisco by restored VW bus and enjoy access to places larger buses can't reach
  • Stop for photo ops of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies
  • Hear about the city's history while listening to songs from the 1960s and '70s
  • Sip provided California white wine and local craft beer on the afternoon tours
  • Choose between a shared small group tour or a private tour just for your own party

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

These VW buses only seat up to seven people—making this a super-fun and intimate San Francisco experience.
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Small group tour
Professional Tour Guide
Snacks
Bottled water
Local Bottled Craft beer and Wine on the afternoon tours
Access to local vintage points where large buses are banned from
Alcoholic Beverages
Gratuities

Departure Point

427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum number of 2 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Portable wheelchair ok
  • Booster seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Recommended tip amount :$15-$20 per passenger. (Did you know that tips make up a large amount of our tour guide income in the US?)
  • Note that each vehicle seats up to 7 people total. We can still accommodate larger groups seated in separate vehicles.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Everyone in your group needs to complete our digital waiver.
  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID 19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath won’t be able to participate.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the bus. We will have extra masks for purchase in case you have forgotten yours. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Painted Ladies Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is also nice to be able to bring luggage onto the tour." See review
  • "Picture perfect weather, a GREAT guide (from Austria) made for a delightful tour!" See review
  • "This is definitely a great way to venture out across the city." See review

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Fun overview of San Francisco neighborhoods
Peaches
, Jun 2021
I have been to San Francisco many times but had not ever heard the history of various neighborhoods until this tour. Cousin Al was very knowledgeable and engaging and answered questions.
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Fun around the city!
Gwendolyn_M
, Jun 2021
Being able to see so many of the popular areas in SF in a cool van was so much fun. Josh, our tour guide, made us all feel comfortable and excited to learn about history around the city. We got to see Alamo square, golden gate, palace of fine arts, twin peaks, civic center plaza and more! Such a great experience!
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Absolute Perfection!!!
TonyDaleConn
, Jun 2021
The tour was absolutely amazing in every way!!! Our tour guide, Josh, was also amazing in every way too!!! We saw many major sights of the city and took some breathtaking pictures!!! The vehicle was very clean and comfortable and we had a blast with the different people on our tour!!! Josh was so friendly, accommodating, patient, and informative!!! This was a perfect choice for a day of our stay in SF!!! 🙌🏻🙏🏻💜
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Wonderful Experience!
Jeannine_P
, Jun 2021
Cousin "Al" was the best tour guide. We had so much fun touring the city. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the city. Took us to places that we wouldn't have discovered without tons of research. Couldn't recommend this more!
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Loved it!
Amy_T
, Jun 2021
We had a great time in the pink Painted Lady van! It was a great way to see some of the highlights of the city. Our guide played music that set the mood for every stop.
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Best way to get a taste of the city!
Pam
, Jun 2021
Best way to get a taste of the city! Cousin Al our your guide did a fantastic job and simply made our day!
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Fantastic!!!
NYC_Visitor
, May 2021
This was my husband’s and my first time in San Francisco. Josh and Sam were great in guiding us through the city’s history. They were very knowledgeable, funny, patient and professional! They helped us take photos and even dropped us off near Pier 39 at the end of the tour. If you’re coming to San Francisco, The Painted Ladies City Tour will not disappoint!
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Good time in San. Fran.
S-G
, May 2021
Palace of fine arts and view of Golden Gate Bridge were awesome. Learning history of city was very interesting.
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Ryan_T
, May 2021
Fun. Intimate. Exceptional. Loved it. Thank you! Loved the trip with great info and views. SO much better than the typical large buses
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Great Tour & Josh Is Awesome!
Toni
, May 2021
Josh was great! He was very nice and super knowledge about the city. I would recommend this tour to anyone that is ready to learn the history of San Francisco in a small group!
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