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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour provided by San Francisco Tour Co.

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
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About
Opt for a more comfortable ride around San Francisco on this small-group tour by luxury minivan. Enjoy illuminating live commentary from your onboard guide. This half-day sightseeing itinerary includes landmarks like Coit Tower, the Sutro Baths, Twin Peaks, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
San Francisco minivan tour is perfect for first-time visitors
Guide shares live commentary on the city’s popular landmarks
Explore some of the city's most iconic sights
Numbers are limited for an intimate atmosphere
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 72999P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Bottled water • Snacks • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Private transportation
Exclusions
Gratuities • You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child
Duration
4h
Departure details
Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA In front of Hardrock Cafe there is a white loading zone for buses and vehicles. Please be there at least 10 mins before tour time. Tour leaves promptly at designated time. If you arrive earlier we suggest checking out the famous sea lions!
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Bottled water • Snacks • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Private transportation
Exclusions
Gratuities • You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child
Departure details
Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA In front of Hardrock Cafe there is a white loading zone for buses and vehicles. Please be there at least 10 mins before tour time. Tour leaves promptly at designated time. If you arrive earlier we suggest checking out the famous sea lions!
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    San Francisco
    Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    In front of Hardrock Cafe there is a white loading zone for buses and vehicles. Please be there at least 10 mins before tour time. Tour leaves promptly at designated time. If you arrive earlier we suggest checking out the famous sea lions!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pier 39
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Telegraph Hill
    Little Italy
    North Beach
    Washington Square
    City Lights Booksellers
  • 2
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Haight-Ashbury
  • 3
    Painted Ladies
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Lombard Street
    Stop: 1 minute
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    Pass by
    Marina District
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Chinatown
  • 5
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Lands End
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Presidio of San Francisco
    Grateful Dead House
    Twin Peaks
  • 7
    Fort Point National Historic Site
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Transamerica Pyramid
    Crissy Field
  • 8
    Alamo Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Legion of Honor
    The Castro
    Columbus Avenue
    Haight Street
    Hayes Valley
    Castro Theatre
  • 9
    Sutro Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Golden Gate Park
    Cliff House
  • 10
    Sutro Baths
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sentinel Building
    Golden Gate Park Windmills & Tulips
    Transamerica Redwood Park
    Dragon's Gate
    The Jimi Hendrix House
  • You'll end at
    San Francisco
    Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    In front of Hardrock Cafe there is a white loading zone for buses and vehicles. Please be there at least 10 mins before tour time. Tour leaves promptly at designated time. If you arrive earlier we suggest checking out the famous sea lions!
    See address & details
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Jessica P
Holmdel, NJ6 contributions
Great experience
Jul. 2021 • Family
This was an incredible tour! Our guide Brian was so friendly and knowledgeable- we highly recommend this small group tour for a more personalized experience. It was reasonably priced too for a van tour . We visited all neighborhoods in San Francisco and took pictures at important spots such as the Golden Gate bridge, Painted Ladies , etc.
Written July 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lamp2660
Hooksett, NH93 contributions
The best tour ever!
Jul. 2021
This was the best tour ever!! Including my husband and myself, there were only 4 on the tour and Brian gave us his undivided attention.
First of all, the van was very comfortable and easy to get in and out of.
Brian is very experienced, having worked with National Geographic for many years, and being a resident of the city, he knows the places to go and things to see.
The tour took us to all the places listed on the description, with Brian narrating interesting facts about each place. As an added benefit, Brian had pictures on his iPad to accompany the places we visited(inside of one of the "painted ladies", a drone film of the Transamerica Pyramid). Also, being a van tour allowed us to travel down Lombard Boulevard, which larger tours are unable to do.
Brian also provided us with bottle of water, as well as a "Snack Pack" of food from the area-Boudin's bread, almonds and freshly-made tortilla chips.
Lasting 4 hours, the tour was well-worth the money. This tour should be first on your list if you are traveling to San Francisco for the first time!
Written July 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sherryl S
Smithsburg, MD3 contributions
Must do for seeing San Francisco
Brian gave us the best tour! We have been on many tours in many places. Even a different one years ago in San Francisco. This is by far the best. He was really knowledgeable about the area and shared his knowledge in a very personable way. We were able to go to so many places in such a short time, but never felt rushed. Highly recommend this tour!
Written July 7, 2021
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Kevin M
1 contribution
A must do!
Jun. 2021 • Family
Brian is a well experienced and knowledgeable guide. This tour is a "must do" for anyone visiting the area. He explores and informs you of the entire San Fransisco area that you can't get on any other tour. My wife and I have visited before but decided to bring the family this time and saw so much more that we didn't know existed. Thanks again to Brian. Great job, well done!!!
Written June 27, 2021
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Latasha M
2 contributions
Amazing
Jun. 2021 • Family
Amazing doesn’t describe the tour. Our guide, Brian was extremely polite and very knowledgeable. I have been on a lot of tours and this experience was by far the best. I loved the way he engaged our 12 year old explaining the history of the city. By the end of the tour we didn’t want to leave San Francisco! I would suggest taking the tour first and the explore all the neighborhoods y’all learn the history of. It was nothing short of amazing!

Thank You Brian!
Written June 20, 2021
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SVH
2 contributions
San Francisco highlights
Jun. 2021
One of the best tour experiences we have ever had. Brian, our guide, is knowledgeable and personable. At most stops, in addition to giving us the usual information, he shared stories that brought the city to life. The van was comfortable and provided great views and the time passed too quickly. Worth every penny and more.
Written June 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kara Melton
1 contribution
Bryan: A hidden gem among Tour Guides
May 2021 • Friends
Of all the tours we have taken across the world, this one was by far one of the absolute best we have taken. Bryan was super informative and so beyond our expectations. The tour took us all around town, hit all the highlights, all peppered with history lessons and laughter by Bryan. The only draw back was this was the only tour he offered! You will not be disappointed!
Written May 25, 2021
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jackbry
derby uk157 contributions
Wish we could have taken the trip
Jun. 2020
Alas, C19 did not allow us to fly to SD and take this trip. We will re-book when possible. Brain has communicated with us very well. Seems one of the good guys to me.
Written June 2, 2020
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161Peach
Bali, Indonesia122 contributions
Highly recommend
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Brian is an excellent tour guide and knows a lot about San Francisco, we learnt so much! Highly recommend the tour, book directly through his website though as trip advisor takes something like 40% of the cost otherwise.

Small groups of 5 people maximum so very intimate and you learn much more than the big bus tours. Book now!
Written March 16, 2020
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Kristaz11
San Antonio, TX3 contributions
Awesome tour!
Mar. 2020
Brian is full of knowledge and unique facts about San Fran. He can take you where buses cannot. So worth it, do not hesitate!
Written March 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Brian, the wealth of all knowledge and master guide.
What a tour! What a tour guide! Brian is such a legend. Well informed, chilled, relaxing. Made a week feel like a m
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City tour
Highly recommend you do this tour, Brian our guide was very knowledgeable and his humour was second to none
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Driving Tour of SanFran
What a grand way to begin a tour of San Francisco! We enjoyed the full tour with Brian; his knowledge and ability t
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Great way to Tour SF
Brian did a great job of showing the City of San Francisco and telling us tidbits of the history we'd not get anywh
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San Francisco private tour by mini can
Brian, our personal guide to the city was nothing short of fabulous. We went to most neighborhoods, toured the high
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Best San Francisco Tour
The driver was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to tour with. Learned and saw so much of the city. Enjoyed the snac
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Great Tour with great guide
The tour with Brian was really great and very infomative. We drove to places where other tours can not go. We had p
Darrell P
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Wonderful guided tour of San Francisco!
This was our first trip to San Francisco. We decided to take this private tour to learn about the city and view th
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Fantastic Tour
This 4 hour tour is not to be missed. Only five passengers in a very comfortable minivan make for an almost persona
Andrea T
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Skip The Bus
It was a great decision to skip the big bus tour companies, and be able to see unique sights where only smaller veh
Happiness36538981527
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The Best SF tour,
Amazing tour of San Francisco sharing an in depth knowledge of the town and each suburb. Small van allowing access
Runnergirlx2
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Best And Most Comprehensive Tour Around!!!
We loved this tour! All of us had been to SF before except our daughter and we saw so many things we didn’t know ab
Climber46294795929
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Great informative tour
I went on this tour with my 12 year old nephew. Both of us thought it was great. The guide was really informative,
Wendy M
Wendy M
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Amazing tour!
We have taken many great tours in many cities, and this by far was one of the best! The guide: knowledgable, organi
Greg R
Greg R
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Do this first when visiting for the first time.
This is an excellent tour that hits nearly all the sites and neighborhoods in SF. The ability to get to other plac
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