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San Francisco in a Vintage VW Bus City Tour

Highlights
  • See San Francisco's top sights from a fully restored vintage Volkswagen bus
  • Get photo ops of the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, and more
  • Drive through the Castro, Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, and Chinatown
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Overview
Experience San Francisco on a half-day tour by Volkswagen bus, a classic California counterculture vehicle. Travel through 14 neighborhoods and see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Coit Tower. Your guide will tell you about the city’s history, including the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake, the hippies of the 1960s, and the rise of Silicon Valley. Pick a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Head to a pickup point in Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square to step into the restored Volkswagen van.

Cruise through distinctive neighborhoods including Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, the Financial District, Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, Haight Ashbury, the Castro, and upscale Seacliff. Stop for photo ops at landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Legion of Honor, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, and the Painted Ladies.

Your guide shares commentary about the culture and sights of the city throughout the tour, and offers tips about places to visit on your own. You'll get a comprehensive overview and a fun ride all in one.
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Reviewed today
Great Intro Tour to San Francisco

We had a limited time in San Francisco. We wanted a fun small group tour that hit the highlights of the City. This was right on the mark. Zachary was our guide, he was timely, funny, a good story teller and kind. I could not...More

Thank WilliamJack0214
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fun Way To See The City

Selected the Vantigo Tour while staying in San Francisco for a few days in September. We were met by Zachary in ‘Lilly’ and taken on a full afternoon tour of the city, stopping off at various locations around the city for photos. A fun and...More

Thank IainC68
Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for touring with us! Glad you had a great time touring with Zachary :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Exceptional and unique city tour not to be missed!

Our tour of San Francisco with our tour guide, Chad, in our vintage VW bus, “Harvey”, was quite exceptional and unique for many reasons. Firstly, Harvey was a absolute joy to ride in and Chad was a fantastic driver, being extremely adept in navigating Harvey...More

Thank Peter J
Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank for supporting our little tour company! We really appreciate you riding along with us in San Francisco. If you can think of anything we could improve upon we would love to hear it. Cheers! -Erik-

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Tour Ever

Great way to learn about San Francisco. Chad and Mica provided knowledge, transportation, humor, location appropriate music and a great morning discovering the city. Made new friends with a couple visiting from Australia. Highly recommend this tour. The VW bus is cool and comfortable and...More

Thank Guide814919
Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Chad is quite the story teller. Glad he was able to show you around and give you his thoughts on San Francisco. Hope the rest of your time in the city was a blast. -Erik-

Reviewed 1 week ago
Groovy!

Our guide was Zachary and he was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, funny and a great driver! We drove around the city in a cherry red VW bus named Lilly that was in perfect condition. This wasn't our first time in SF but we still learned a...More

Thank libi_1977
Vantigo, Owner at Vantigo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you had a great time with Zachary and that you learned a lot. Hope the rest of your trip in SF was a blast. -Erik-

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