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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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San Francisco, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
  • See San Francisco by luxury minivan
  • Stop at some of the city's most iconic points of interest
  • Listen to live commentary on board
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Private transportation
You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child

Departure Point

Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Tour Company

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

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What is the maximum group size during Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "We got to see places the big buses and tours are not allowed to go." See review
  • "Brian has a special permit that allowed him to take us to many sites that prohibit larger vehicles and buses from parking." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour over a bus ANY day because we were able to get much closer to various sites of interest and go down smaller roads than a bus could." See review


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Fantastic trip!
, Jun 2021
There so many fantastic things about this tour! He was so informative. If you do a city tour only way to go is the van tour. There are so many things that a bus can't show you. He even gives snacks! I learned so much about San Francisco! Loved it, truly loved it!
Fantastic tour of San Francisco!
, Jun 2021
Brian was a fantastic tour guide. He was friendly, polite and very knowledgeable. The tour took us to all the city landmarks, plus many other places only locals know about. Being in the van gave us access to areas that buses cannot. It was only our family of four in the van, so we were very comfortable and had Brian’s attention all the time.
Top notch tour
, Jun 2021
Brian was informative and entertaining. This tour made our trip. It covered every square inch of The city. Russ
The Best
, Jun 2021
This tour and guide is awesome! He was so knowledgeable. We would take this again and suggest it to all!
Wonderful tour and tour guide
, Jun 2021
All of it was amazing! Brian was very knowledgeable and funny! The snacks were delicious and he even stoped at the Hot Cookie for us at Casto for pride month.
Amazing & Highly Recommend
, Jun 2021
This was a truly fantastic tour. I had actually originally booked with a big bus tour, but after reading reviews of this tour, I am SO glad I switched. There is absolutely no concern with this tour about overbooking, having to wait for the next bus, not being able to hear, and no worry about bad weather (compared to sitting on top of a large bus). This is a small tour, making it a truly personal experience. Brian is the only guide that gives this tour, and he is extremely knowledgeable. He gives you ample time to explore the stops and he even provides some snacks made in the area. If this is your first time visiting SF, as it was ours, please do this tour at the beginning of your trip to get a full glimpse into all that SF has to offer!
, Jun 2021
Strongly recommend this tour as the tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew the ins and outs to all the places. Plus a smaller crew makes it less hectic.
, May 2021
Bryan was a fantastic guide. Knowledgeable. Recommend this over the big bus tours. Smaller car more personable.
Must do tour!
, May 2021
This is the only way to see San Francisco! The unique sights and stops were amazing. The knowledge shared was more than you could hope for. We saw everything we hoped to see and learned so much. You must do this tour on your trip.
, May 2021
Brian was great and very patient with my 6 year old who wasn’t to enthusiastic about being in a car for very long. We seen everything we wanted to, it was amazing!

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