San Francisco

Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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From $99.00

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


Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
  • See San Francisco by luxury minivan
  • Stop at some of the city's most iconic points of interest
  • Listen to live commentary on board
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Phone Chargers
  • Gratuities
  • You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • San Francisco
    Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    In front of Hardrock Cafe there is a white loading zone for buses and vehicles. Please be there at least 10 mins before tour time. Tour leaves promptly at designated time. If you arrive earlier we suggest checking out the famous sea lions!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Operated by San Francisco Tour Company

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.

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Traveler Tips

We got to see places the big buses and tours are not allowed to go.
Brian has a special permit that allowed him to take us to many sites that prohibit larger vehicles and buses from parking.
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Wonderful afternoon in San Francisco
Yana_R, Jan 2023
Wonderful private tour, very knowledgeable guide we really enjoyed this trip that took us all round this historical city.
Best way to see the sites in SanFran!
Martin_A, Jan 2023
This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw wonderful SF sites in a very efficient manner because of all the planning and past experience of our guide.
Fantastic Tour
christopher_w, Oct 2022
Fantastic Tour, Brian was super knowlegable and helpful and took us to the best sites for photo opportunities in a very comfy van with a few other guests. Highly recommended.
The Perfect Tour
Tracy_W, Oct 2022
Very detailed snd informative. The perfect way to learn about the city and discover areas of town to explore on your own later. Definitely recommend this tour on your first day. Brian is a wealth of knowledge and knows a ton about the local scene. Totally worth it!
Phyllis_C, Oct 2022
Brian gave a great tour. We learned so much about San Francisco, wished we had taken the tour on our first day in the city.
Don’t skip this tour.
Jean_N, Oct 2022
Brian is the best. Even if you’re a local, you’ll learn a lot still! We were able to enjoy and take pictures even if it’s just 4hours. Brian is so helpful and you’ll get a lot of tips from him.
See San Francisco like a local!
kathleen_k, Oct 2022
Brian was a fantastic guide and knows more about this city than anyone else I know! I have done the big bus tour before but this is a great option if you want to see the parts of the city that the buses can’t go! Would definitely do again!
It was wonderful, the highlight of our trip.
Sharron_F, Oct 2022
We saw the Golden Gate up close, that was awesome! Brian's comments were knowledgable and fun. We especially appreciated the very comfortable vehicle, so much better than a bus!
Awesome and not to be missed tour!
Vivian_C, Sep 2022
We had an awesome time. Brian is such an excellent guide. We learned a lot about SF than any of the other tours we had. Thank you for the delicious snacks too. I highly recommend this tour.
Great tour!!
Mary_O, Sep 2022
We were definitely pleased that we had chosen to do this tour. Brian was great! Took us all over San Francisco and we saw things we wouldn’t have otherwise. I would highly recommend this tour. Our only regret was that we hadn’t done it first!
Well worth Booking, great tour
Sue_B, Sep 2022
Fabulous tour and Brian was really knowledgable and even had snakes from local shops, the tour is defiantly worth booking as you see so much if San Fran on this tour.
Over the top guide and tour
Marlys_L, Sep 2022
Outstanding, pleasant, above and beyond guide and tour. Very more than I expected! He touched on “all things San Francisco” that I had heard about. However, so much more with additional stories he shared throughout the tour. Thank you
Our 1 day in SF
Brad_R, Sep 2022
Good tour of all the places I had hoped to see int the city, plus great background provided on those places.
Don't miss Brian's tour. ...
DeniseDickinson, Sep 2022
Don't miss Brian's tour. You will see, and learn more about San Francisco, than any other tour. Amazing and interesting!!
Great tour, saw many points on our hit list. Amazing views!
June_M, Sep 2022
It was a great experience for our family of 5, very informative. I would highly recommend taking this tour. It was a pleasure spending 1/2 a day with Brian, we used his tips and suggestions our next day in SF. The views were absolutely amazing.
Best City Tour Ever
NancyJ_G, Aug 2022
Best city tour I’ve ever taken. Bryan took us to areas that I never saw before. He had tons of interesting information I’ve not heard before. Bryan was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely send my friends on this tour.
The only way to see San Francisco and all the amazing sights!
Scott_H, Aug 2022
Everything! Ryan was amazing as a tour guide and driver he knows the city inside out and it said many years of guiding tours all over the world. We had only one day in San Francisco and everything I had wanted to see was checked off my list. He had access to so many of the sites I couldn’t believe we saw as much as we did and a four hour tour! The only tour I think you’ll get where you were able to see “little Italy neighborhood Chinatown went through the tenderloin district so Golden Gate Bridge saw the beautiful Golden Gate Park how to stop and were able to see the painted ladies clothes I want to down the crookedest street in San Francisco And he took us places so we could get out and take beautiful pictures of the Bay Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Couldn’t say enough about his professionalism… It was Best tour I have never been on… And I’ve been on quite a few!
Don’t miss this tour
Marijes_L, Aug 2022
This is our first time in San Francisco. Brian our tour guide was AWESOME!!! He shared so much information - history of SF & best places to eat. 😀
Minivan tour with a maximum of insights.
Franz_K, Aug 2022
You can't have a better introduction to the cultural diversity of SF. Brian packs 50 hours of your own exploration into a 5 hour tour, and he does it by stringing the details of his vast knowledge and experience of SF into an easy to follow story. Brian is relaxed and focused, patient and courteous.
A perfect tour with a perfect guide!
Joern_W, Aug 2022
An amazing trip! Thanks to our perfect tour guide Brian for the unforgettable day! Absolutely recommendable.