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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour provided by Painted Ladies Tour Company

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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 21-03-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
A plexiglass partition has been installed between the driver and passengers. Touch points on our buses will be fully disinfected between and during tours. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 won’t be able to participate. Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the bus.
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Updated 21-03-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Immerse yourself in the past on a vintage Volkswagen Bus tour of the retro side of San Francisco. The bus visits parts of the city that aren’t accessible on larger buses and carries no more than seven passengers, creating a friendly vibe onboard. Plus, the tour is complete with theme music from the ‘60s and ‘70s and a guide to share stories about the alternative side of the city.
Highlights
  • Travel through classic San Francisco neighborhoods on a small-group vintage VW bus adventure
  • The retro bus makes a great backdrop for photos in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies
  • Choose between multiple start times and pickup at Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • Complete the experience with craft beer and local wine (included on afternoon tours)
  • Choose between a shared tour or a private tour for up to 6 people
Important Information
Departure Point
427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A plexiglass partition has been installed between the driver and passengers. The touch points on our buses will be fully disinfected between and during tours.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paul W wrote a review Apr. 2021
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Tour was great introduction to all the unique neighborhoods of SF. Josh was a great guide. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Buckeyetraveler01 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Ohio143 contributions86 helpful votes
Have taken a few other tours in the past but this tour is hands down the best. The small size makes it much more personal and also allows you to see things you don’t see and go places you can’t on the larger tours. Communication when planning and with the tour guides was prompt
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Date of experience: April 2021
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ortizxra wrote a review Mar. 2021
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Definitely the best way to see the City. It was just our family and Josh the tour guide. Josh is very friendly, easy to talk to, knowledgeable about many topics including SF. He provided a great experience. We did the tour on our first day and it helped set our itinerary for
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Date of experience: March 2021
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geisyna wrote a review Mar. 2021
Orange, California7 contributions
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I took my mom and 6 year old daughter on this tour to get an overall feel for the city and it didn't disappoint. First off, Alan was wonderful! I had trouble finding the pick-up spot because my phone decided to not want to load the map as I was walking towards there. I called
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Cari K wrote a review Feb. 2021
12 contributions16 helpful votes
I have done city tours in so many cities and hands down Painted Ladies Tours is the absolute best. Josh is incredible!! Josh is a consummate professional, and you can tell that he loves what he does. Extremely knowledgeable, fun, and just overall delightful to spend a few
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Date of experience: February 2021
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ShellyMaranaAZ
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Great Experience
This was such a great experience. My husband loves VW bugs/busses and this was such a different way to experience
Julie S
Julie S
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Fun city tour
We really enjoyed this tour in the VW. Josh was very knowledgeable and also an excellent photographer :)
caplata
caplata
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Very happy with the tour
We really appreciated our guide, had fun learning a lot about the city in a short time, the 3 hours went very fast.
Laura G
Laura G
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Only way to see San Francisco!
With only 1 day in SF this was the perfect way to see it all. We would never had made it to all the neighborhoods o
marcosmL2241JM
marcosmL2241JM
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Best way to see the city
We had a great time during our tour. It was family of five of us and we truly enjoyed everything about it. Staff
Katie R
Katie R
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Fun overview of the city
What a fun way to see the city! Our guide was super friendly and shared great information, and we loved getting to
coletten666
coletten666
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Painted Ladies Tour
This tour was very informative and professional! You are learning about history while being in a piece of history!
dadams2021
dadams2021
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LOVED the tour!
If you even thinking about the tour, just do it. You will not be disappointed. My family, including hubby, 15 yea
ldb4450
ldb4450
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Once in a Lifetime Fun!
So much fun and a great way to see San Francisco. Tour guide Uncle Al was a hoot. Lots of history and interesting s
QueenM3524
QueenM3524
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Perfect way to see the city!
This was my first time visiting San Francisco and this was the perfect way to see the sights without having to try
MaggieBoston60
MaggieBoston60
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Wine country day trip
Josh and his wife were super helpful and chill. They adjusted our time frame for the trip and were just very easy t
mgpacific
mgpacific
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Great Tour of Sonoma!!
We had a wonderful experience with the painted ladies VW bus! Picked us up from our hotel and headed to Sonoma stop
nursevalenzuela
nursevalenzuela
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Awesome!
Josh was fabulous! Learned more about San Fran than I ever knew! Loved the little VW bus 😄 great value for the mon
gabimeyers
gabimeyers
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Such a fun time!
I had a friend visit and was able to scramble a few friend together and had a great time. Definitely plan to return
tree275
tree275
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50 and Fabulous Birthday Celebration
Josh was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the city and surroundings was exceptional. He had lots of suggestio
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  • Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, and 15 more
  • Duration: 3h
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