San Francisco

Vantigo San Francisco City Tour

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From $95.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step aboard a vintage Volkswagen bus for a San Francisco city tour. Travel down streets a typical tour bus can't access while your guide fills you in on the history of the City by the Bay, from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley. Get views of landmarks such as Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Painted Ladies as you travel through distinct city districts.
  • Travel in a vintage Volkswagen bus
  • Stops for photos and exploring several districts
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Access to districts the large buses cannot go
  • Bottled water
  • Children 0 to 4 require you to book a private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What To Expect

Union Square (Pass By)

Fisherman's Wharf (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended tip amount: $15-20 per passenger (tips make up a large chunk of tour guide income in the U.S!)
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Operated by Vantigo

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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

There are other tourist tours of SF, but I highly recommend this company.
I greatly recommend the tour in your old Volkswagen van.
414 reviews
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Defo recommend this tour!!!
Neil_H, Mar 2023
Great tour by Chad at all the best locations. Great music choice while on tour and superb knowledge. Managed to ride in the front on the VW and got some great photos. Chad was infectious
A must do tour!!!
William_H, Feb 2023
Chad had so much knowledge of the area and knew so many wonderful spots to take us for GREAT pics!!! We can’t tell you just one area we loved because we loved them all. We laughed as we along and Chad even shared a little entertainment and tech gossip along the way. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!!
California Dreamin’
Tristan_H, Dec 2022
Vantigo is the best tour in San Francisco, and its magic is unmatched! You will have a blast seeing the sites, soaking up the sun rays, and riding along in the classic Californian Volkswagen Van. I love this tour so much that I've done it twice. And when I'm back on the West Coast, I'll ride with them again. The tour guides are hilariously entertaining history buffs, and the tour itself is one of a kind!!!
Great way to get started in San Francisco.
Ben_H, Dec 2022
We had an excellent morning with Chad and Harvey. Great knowledge and stories delivered with passion and wit and a fun experience getting up the hills. We went to all the best known sights and it was ideal on our first day in SF to orient ourselves and get some great tips. Strongly recommended!
SF day trip
Richard_B, Nov 2022
Chad was an engaging, friendly , funny and knowledgeable guide who treated us like close friends. The entire trip was memorable!
Going thru haight ashbury...
kathy_s, Oct 2022
Going thru haight ashbury n seeing all the hippie landmarks. The whole experience was awesome, amazing n Chad was a most charming guide. Loved Lily( the vw bus) Thank you
Great Experience
Mark_S, Oct 2022
Seeing the most notable places in San Francisco the guide was most knowledgable and entertaining would use him again
Excellent tour, Chad was...
CHRIS_S, Oct 2022
Excellent tour, Chad was a phenomenal driver, very informative, knowledgeable, accommodating and safe. The best tour of SF, hands-down, and would recommend to any one wanting a great perspective and background of the entire city.
Best beginning to San Francisco Vacation
Marie_D, Sep 2022
Great AM tour to really explore San Francisco. Our tour guide, Eliza, was really knowledgeable and made our tour fun. I would do this tour first to start your vacation, because then you’ll know all the neighborhoods and you’ll hit on all the hot spots as well. Also, it’s similar to other VW tours but it’s one hour longer, which is why I chose this one instead.
Great Tour and long enough!!!
Ricardo_L, Aug 2022
We were happy to have Chad with his great sense of humor. He was very knowledgeable and accommodated all he could to have a great tour. We would definitely recommend the tour as it is longer than the others around.
Best S.F. city tour.
David_W, Aug 2022
Chad is a fantastic tour guide. He brought the city and it’s history to life for us and made this tour the likely most memorable part of our trip to San Francisco.
Excellent tour of San Francisco!
Dale_E, Jul 2022
Chad was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about the city of SF & entertaining too! We loved the tour of San Francisco - thank you Chad!
San Francisco Fun
Yvette_F, Jul 2022
First Time in San Francisco and we loved it all. Chad was funny and knowledgeable which made our tour entertaining. The Volkswagen Van was the icing on the cake. Thanks for groovy time!
Best city tour ever
Andrea_M, May 2022
This was the best city tour I've ever taken. Chad was an amazing tour guide, taking us in the van places the big busses can't go. We also made multiple stops and Chad made sure we good great pictured at iconic places like the Golden Gate Bridge. If you want a tour of San Francisco that touches all parts of the city this is the tour you need to take.
Great knowledge transfer
JulieRona_K, May 2022
Chad was a fantastic guide and skilful driver. We thought we knew San Francisco but he showed us areas we had seen but his history commentary brought them a alive with context. I would definitely recommend the tour to our friends in Australia. As well as other USA states. Julie Katz
Chad is the Man for San Francisco tour
Lewis_B, May 2022
Chad was a phenomenal tour guide knew his stuff, great music play to maximize the experience of the areas we went through like Little Italy, Haight Ashbury-Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, north beach, Union Square,Golden Gate, Presidio ,gave recommendations For restaurants in the different areas we went through.Great sense of humorAnd tremendous energy combined with thorough knowledge of areas we were going through.I would do this trip again with Chad in a heartbeat. Five stars
Maritza_D, Apr 2022
The whole tour was a great experience our tour guide was so amazing and friendly and Harvey was so good to us .
Cleverly done
Roy_M, Apr 2022
The coolest thing was themed music that matched the sites. It added a great atmosphere in the bus and the music was cool!
Deployment Team San Francisco City Tour
Dennis_P, Mar 2022
Great tour Chad was an excellent tour guide very knowledgeable and great restaurant recommendations. We will recommend this tour to others
Awesome tour!
Amber_A, Feb 2022
Chad was an amazing tour guide! Super personable and very knowledgeable on all the hidden gems of the city! Book the tour! You won't be disappointed!