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Vantigo San Francisco City Tour

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San Francisco, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Step aboard a vintage Volkswagen bus for a San Francisco city tour. Travel down streets a typical tour bus can't access while your guide fills you in on the history of the City by the Bay, from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley. Get views of landmarks such as Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Painted Ladies as you travel through distinct city districts.
  • Travel in a vintage Volkswagen bus
  • Stops for photos and exploring several districts
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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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

Departure Point

1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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!)
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vantigo

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.

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What is the maximum group size during Vantigo San Francisco City Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There are other tourist tours of SF, but I highly recommend this company." See review
  • "I greatly recommend the tour in your old Volkswagen van." See review


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Great tour with Eliza and the VW bus!
, Mar 2020
Eliza was a wonderful tour guide! I booked this tour for my family of six and really enjoyed it. The route was perfect, the amount of time we stopped was brief but effective, and Eliza provided a nice balance of information and quiet time with a great playlist to keep us entertained during the drive. I would highly recommend this experience if you're looking for a small group tour of the city.
Girls on tour
, Feb 2020
Fab tour very good tour guide, saw places which we wouldn't have had time to see, nice small group of eight people.
Laidback California Style Tour
, Feb 2020
Great tour - our guide was funny and very knowledgeable! We were never rushed. It was so much more personal than a big bus tour. I lived in the area 20 years and still learned new things on this tour! A+++++++
Great tour!
, Dec 2019
The VW van tour was a blast. Micah was a fantastic driver/guide. He was funny, engaging, and very informative with lots of interesting facts and tips for food and fun. The tour itself hits all of the highlights of the city and includes beautiful views of the city, Golden Gate, and the water. What better way is there to cruise through Haight-Ashbury but in an old VW van?
Best decision we could have made!
, Nov 2019
We decided to go on this tour the first morning of our trip and it was wonderful! We got the lay of the land and knew exactly what to do and where to go for the rest of our trip! Very informative and super fun!
See the sights in style
, Nov 2019
Be prepared to see a lot of smiles as the brightly colored VW van winds its way through San Francisco. This is a great way to see the best sights in San Francisco, with some amazing views you didn't expect. Eliza was a wonderful guide and I highly recommend this tour.
Van tastic voyage
cecelia p
, Oct 2019
This was an awesome way to see the city in a day. Mike our tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. We had a great time with our Tor companions the van only fit 7 people so it's in it intimate way to see the city without being on a huge tour bus. We would recommend this to everyone
Awesome tour
, Oct 2019
I'd recommend this tour to anyone visiting SF! Chad was an amazing tour guide, super friendly and knowledgable (and took good photos for us), and Harvey the bus was really fun to ride in! I loved seeing all the sights, stopping for pictures, having people wave at us and take pictures of the bus as we drove around (and seeing them smile!). I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a tour of the city. I had also done a big red bus tour in the past and this was WAY better. And PS this is the original VW bus tour company, go with these guys over the knock-offs! Really affordable too btw. We got great photos, saw most of the city, and it was a great way to spend an afternoon.
VW Bus City Tour
, Oct 2019
Micah was excellent as a driver and tour host. He was informative and very personable. Enjoyed the tour and would recommend to all.
VW Bus Tour
, Sep 2019
It was so much fun , our driver Chad was great and very interesting he gave us so much information and made the day memorable

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