San Francisco

Custom Private Tour in Convertible MINI Cooper

San Francisco, United States

From $204.00

per group (up to 3)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore San Francisco in style during this private, customizable tour in a mini-coop convertible. Enjoy open-air views of the stunning city as you follow a bespoke itinerary of your choice of must-see attractions or under-the-radar local hotspots. Tours include door-to-door pickup and drop-off and personalized recommendations from your guide.
  • A private, guided tour of San Francisco in a mini-coop convertible car
  • Full flexibility: choose the duration of your tour and your pickup location
  • Follow a tailor-made itinerary; upgrade to include destinations outside the city
  • Listen to insider commentary on San Francisco history as you ride along

What's Included

  • What sites are included are customized depending on length of tour and what you would like to see.
  • A unique experience, because it's the only convertible MINI Cooper tour in the country.
  • Snacks
  • If you want to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, there will be an extra charge for the tolls.
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

I pick you up anywhere. Usually, that is where you are staying. However, I can also pick you up somewhere else, such as your cruise ship, where you are eating lunch after visiting Alcatraz, or a location if you are coming into the city on public transportation. Where ever you are, I come to you! Note: there is an extra charge for a pickup outside of San Francisco.

What To Expect

Coit Tower

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Painted Ladies

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Presidio of San Francisco

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

North Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lombard Street

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Golden Gate Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Twin Peaks

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

16 Avenue Tiled Steps

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mission District

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Small Car Big Time Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

A word about the price: it is not per person, it is per tour.


213 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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No better way to see San Fran
Dawn_D, Apr 2023
Great way to see it all, without being on someone else’s schedule. We appreciated Reed’s flexibility to go at our pace, and the blankets! We also learned a lot!
Customized Private Convertible Tour of San Francisco
Laurie_S, Nov 2022
Had a fantastic time with Reed on this tour. He asks which sites that you most want to see and will be sure to drive by those in the tour. He peppers the tour with history and anecdotes of the history and geography of San Francisco. If you are interested in riding over the Golden Gate bridge…you must let him know. Even though you must pay extra for the bridge tolls, it is more than worth it for the thrill of to riding over the bridge on a sunny day!
Reed was nice and very...
Carmilla_T, Nov 2022
Reed was nice and very informative! Enjoyed the tour very much! Mini Coop was very clean and roomy. Definitely will recommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your private tour of San Francisco. It was fun spending time with you. And if you ever need more information, please check out my website.
A super cooper experience!!
Beatriz_R, Oct 2022
Reed, the tour guide was very kind and he shared a lot of information about San Francisco with us. We also liked the mini-cooper because there is not a window in front of you and the sites.
It was a very enjoyable...
Chelsy_C, Aug 2022
It was a very enjoyable experience. Reed was very knowledgeable and great driver. Super friendly and very flexible to what we wanted on the tour. Highly recommend if this is the first time visiting.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Chelsy, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. There is nothing like a custom, private tour. I'm glad I could be flexible to your itinerary. Thanks again for asking me to show you San Francisco like a local. Best, Reed
Best day !! Reed was a...
Eileen_B, Aug 2022
Best day !! Reed was a fantastic and great host Took us round his wonderful city of which he was so knowledgeable and Passionate. Brought San Francisco to Life. This is an absolute MUST MUST do.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your private tour of San Francisco. I'm honored you think the tour is a must. I strive to give every guest a unique experience, and the knowledge to see the city like a local. San Francisco is a great city, and I love sharing the history. Thanks again for letting me be a part of your San Francisco experience.
Brilliant and worth every cent
Michelle_D, Jul 2022
Brilliant tour as we could see exactly what we wanted, and skip what we didn’t. We were able to see all the highlights and get a lot of interesting historical info from Reed, our guide - stuff that I haven’t seen in the guide books. Really knowledgeable and interesting.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Michelle, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. I try to go beyond what can be found in guidebooks, and create a custom private tour. My goal is to give my guests the information and sites to enjoy the city like a local. Thanks for asking me to be a part of your unique San Francisco experience.
Best private tour of San Fran
Anonymous, Jul 2022
This was our tour, not a pre made tour from a guide taking us to places that he/she thought we might want to see. Reed took us where we wanted to go and was able to to fit every site into the tour. Reed is outstanding!
Awesome tour
Aron_G, Jun 2022
Reed was great, very informative. We got lucky with incredible weather so having the top down was awesome. Saw pretty much everything we wanted to. Definitely recommend Reed to anyone wanting to see the sights in San Fran
Response from Host, Jun 2022
I'm glad you enjoyed your private tour! I love showing guests the special places in this unique city. And being in a convertible you are in the city all the time, not just when you stop to get out. Thanks again for asking me to show you San Francisco.
Reed is amazing, contact him at 4155295404
Aine_F, Apr 2022
This tour is easily the best way to see the city and to really get the full experience of san francisco. Reed tailors the experience to you and honestly was amazing company! 3 hours passed by far too quickly and I would happily go again just for the laughs with him. you should get in touch with Reed directly at 4155295404 or his website smallcarbigtimetours. Couldn't find a better person to show you around. You won't regret it
Reed is fantastic!
Michael_P, Apr 2022
Reed is an amazing guide for San Francisco. He is so knowledgeable and really just wants to show you a good time. So informative and enjoyable. Highly recommend a 3 hour tour so you can cover the highlights.
The San Francisco Only a Few Get to Know!
Rocky_R, Apr 2022
Reed was on time, prepared and charming. We had visited SF before, so we were looking for the "next level" of experience. Reed did not disappoint. The convertible was comfortable and drew admiring stares from other tourists, the commentary was erudite, often eclectic and often humorous. In addition to the "normal" sights, we visited the wave organ, mosaic steps, Mission District street art, the Sutro Baths and the Hua Zang Si Buddhist temple. The view of SF is unparalleled from inside the convertible and the ability to navigate seamlessly through convoluted neighborhoods was amazing. If you want to get to know "the real" San Franscisco, we highly recommend seeing it with Reed.
Worth Booking
Tormarcla_T, Apr 2022
Reed was knowledgeable on San Francisco. He was very friendly and he tailored our sight seeing which was awesome!!!
Fantastic Tour of San Francisco
Martin_H, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour. Reed has great knowledge of San Francisco and completely customised our tour based on what we enjoyed and wanted to see. Book this tour!!!
Reed was great....
Galena_V, Jan 2022
Reed was great. Knowledgeable and helpful. Answered questions by text before and after tour. Open small car provided views and drives that tour bus cannot. Most safe, COVID-wise, too.
Excellent and flexible
Eric_H, Nov 2021
I brought my mom to SF to celebrate her 70th bday. This was our first tour of the trip and Reed created a wonderful experience and tour for us. He gave recommendations on restaurants to which we tried one which was an excellent choice. Reed even followed up the tour by sending us information on SF and stated that we could texted him if needed as he wanted to ensure that we had a great experience visiting the city. Reed, I hope you read this and know that we had a wonderful time on the tour provided by you. Thanks for helping us celebrate my mom's 70th bday by creating an excellent experience.
Best custom tour of San Francisco!!
Esther_N, Oct 2021
Reed is a wonderful guide with loads of historical facts and tidbits throughout the wonderful 3 hour tour. Love that this was customized to our schedule and needs. We covered everything we wanted to see in San Francisco and now know what we want to go back to see in depth. Was great touring in his Cooper convertible even though was kinda chilly and overcast but he had warm blankets for us. Was able to zip around town easily and always stopped when we asked and also when he was pointing out something interesting and significant. Loved the tour and Reed! Highly recommend!!!
Mini does San Fran
David_B, Jul 2021
Fun informative and very accommodating. Reed has an outstanding knowledge of San Francisco and the area. His ability to make it’s history come alive is great. Doesn’t hurt that we were driving around SF in a cool mini!
Reeds top down Mini Cooper tour
Dean_F, Jul 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the city. Reed was a great ambassador for San Francisco lots of cool facts and insights he asked what we wanted to see and delivered a wonderful sight seeing experience. We highly recommend his service. Dean and Vicky. Tacoma Washington
A day in the Bay
Ricardo_H, Mar 2021
We wanted to see as much as possible and Reed I made our stay so much fun!! He is so full of knowledge and he was so happy to share it with me and my wife. He was so punctual and was not rushing us in any way. He was very interactive and made us feel welcome. He took many pictures of us and answers any questions we had during and after the tour. He made our experience in San Francisco worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thanks! I'm glad you had a good time. It was fun showing you around, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in San Francisco.
Great San Francisco Tour
elena_s, Mar 2021
Reed was great, knowledgeable, helpful and entertaining. We love the tour and highly recommended. We have seen more in 3 hours than we imagined
Best private tour ever
ariennej, Feb 2020
This was s last minute trip and tour! Reed picked me up from my hotel then dropped be back after the tour. I can't thank him enough! His knowledge of the area was incredible@ Nothing was too much for him. He stopped for photo opportunities whenever I asked.
Best Tour Ever!
Marlene_K, Nov 2019
I doubt if Webster’s Dictionary has enough adjectives to describe our time with Reed for our San Francisco tour. Reed makes you feel like a friend is picking you up for a ride around the city. His knowledge of San Francisco is that of a history major and you hear it all as you talk about the city during your drive. You keep wanting to hear more. Reed knows the city like the back of his hand & we allowed him to show it all to us & see it we did. There is no way I could of planned it better. After our time together the only regret was saying goodbye & thinking we definitely should of taken a longer tour. Thank you Reed for making our day with you so memorable.
MUST Do Tour
Erin_F, Jul 2019
Reed at Small Car Big Time Tours is stellar. I booked a tour to introduce my 16-year old son to a city I love dearly. Let me say that I have visited SF approximately 30 times before taking Reed’s tour. I thought he could give my son the lay of the land with a peppering of history and SF culture. It turns out that every single stop, I learned a ton, too! We both loved it. Now to start, my teen was going begrudgingly. He didn’t want to do “touristy stuff” as that embarrasses teens to NOT blend in. It turns out it was the highlight of his trip because it turned a city he enjoyed into a city that he fell in love with. Additionally, Reed encouraged us to text him later in our trip if we had a question. And we had a question the next day. We texted him and he got right back to us. THAT is stellar customer service (and I am a nation speaker on customer service so that should speak volumes). Also he is a great driver. With those hills and that traffic, that’s super important. A word about the price: it is not per person, it is per tour. It was WELL worth the $170 for two hours. Book your tour. It’s wonderful and definitely a highlight!
Loulou_y, Feb 2023
Très belle expérience , nous avons choisit notre parcours à notre convenance , personne fort sympathique je recommande totalement cette excursion

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