San Francisco

San Francisco Love Tour

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From $85.00

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


Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus and get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. Starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf, this 2-hour sightseeing tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
  • 2-hour San Francisco sightseeing tour
  • See the city’s landmarks aboard a colorful 1970s Volkswagen bus
  • Wind through Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more
  • Travel on streets that larger vehicles cannot pass through
  • Enjoy photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide
  • This small-group tour is limited to 12 people (6 people per bus), ensuring a more memorable experience

What's Included

  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2899 Hyde St
    2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    Our buses will pull-up ON HYDE street near the corner of Hyde & Jefferson Street. Landmarks are side of the Argonaut Hotel or the park across the street.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • While not wheelchair accessible, that doesn’t stop us from helping out with folding a wheelchair and placing it in the back. So come and have fun!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tips - Yes please and thank you! It is customary for those of us who work in the service industry to expect to earn gratuity in order to meet living standards. Usually is 15%-20% of your total purchase or at least $10 per person. Thanks in advance!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

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

Highly recommended for getting your bearings at the start of your holiday.
Remember the VW bus is old and glamorous so if you not up for throwback then find a limo.
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Well worth it!
Ken_M, Mar 2023
This tour around SF in the VW microbus was indeed one of my favorite experiences of the trip. It was an excellent way to get acquainted with the city up front.
Jane_J, Mar 2023
We all had the BEST TIME on this tour and learned SO MUCH as well!! We saw all the great sights and got lots of great pictures and made fun memories!! Tara is AWESOME too!! GREAT Tour guide and driver!! And she had us laughing all the time as well!! We LOVED it and HIGHLY recommend this tour over all of them!! ❤️
First Activity To Do
Jeaneen_D, Mar 2023
What a great way to experience SF! Judith, our driver, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We will be recommending Judith and this tour to all our friends.
Enjoyed it a lot!
NicholasManuel_G, Mar 2023
Judith was very friendly, knowledgeable and had great sense of humor. We had fun and saw a lot of places in just two hours. This tour also stops at a superb spot to take photos of the Golden Gate bridge.
Short trip to SF
Melissa_J, Mar 2023
We loved everything about the VW ride through the city. We got a chance to see so many things we would have never know about otherwise. Now I know areas that I’d like to explore on another trip to SF. The hippie music was a cool touch. Our guide Juju was funny, and knew a lot of history of the area. 10/10 must do it.
Mandi_E, Mar 2023
Judith was entertaining and full of history!! She was funny and accommodating with photos! Highly recommend!
Loved the Love tour!
Mari_K, Mar 2023
Cyrus was an awesome guide. We enjoyed this tour, it was a fun way to see and learn about San Francisco.
Loved the tour!
Melissa_A, Mar 2023
A great experience and Judith was a fantastic guide. We saw all the hot spots in the city in two hours, expertly guided. Highly recommended.
Must do tour.
Bruce_G, Mar 2023
The whole tour from start to finish was amazing. Tara our guide was so much fun and told us so much history about San Fransico. She took some amazing pictures of us at Gokden Gate bridge. We would highly recommend this tour!!
Debbie_C, Feb 2023
Tara was fantastic we really enjoyed the 2 hr tour. Tara was very funny and informative. We really enjoyed the selection of 70’s music while driving around.
Tara was terrific! She...
David_H, Feb 2023
Tara was terrific! She showed us all over and gave us good history and great antidotes. We had considered other tours, but are so happy we booked the love tour.
Highlight of our trip!
Katie_S, Feb 2023
Cuz Cy was the best. Knowledgeable and entertaining. His love of San Francisco shines! We hit all the highlights and got some good local recommendations too.
Fun, fun and more fun
Christopher_D, Feb 2023
We had such a fun time. Judith was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and hilarious. And people all along the route loved the bus. Good vibes and great times.
Touring a favorite city with new eyes and appreciation
Erin_M, Feb 2023
Going through the Height Ashbury was such fun. I had not been through there since I was a teenager, which was way too long ago. It was great to see the neighborhood and see the highlights. We also went through the Castro district, and saw Lombard Street from a very unique point of view. Overall it was a special and very fun tour. I’d highly recommend to anyone who is interested in San Francisco’s colorful history.
Loved this tour!
Bobbie_M, Feb 2023
It's a fabulous tour, very informative! We highly recommend it. Tara was wonderful, full of humor and lots of information about SF! The tour is a great way to see SF in two hours and feel like you have seen it all!
Paul_C, Feb 2023
Great day with a fun German Lady, very knowledgeable and a great way to see the city, highly recommended
Great tour guide
giulio_m, Feb 2023
Driver sai was awesome Only issue is the petrol smell from the engine compartment.. and maybe a speaker system for the driver/tour guide to use so all the occupants can easily hear due to the overwhelming loud engine compartment
Great, informative tour
Colleen_G, Feb 2023
We saw so many memorable sites that defined the 60's and 70's in San Francisco. The VW bus was a great way to travel through this historic time. Judith our tour guide was well-informed and awesome.
Tara was an amazing tour...
Joanne_H, Feb 2023
Tara was an amazing tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. Fantastic trip which is highly recommended.
Nice tour, lots of info...
Rony_S, Feb 2023
Nice tour, lots of info from Cyrus our tour guide. Good to start a short getaway from home. It was our first visit to the city and the tour guided us to what to do from the knowledge given to us.