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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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
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Bottled water
Snacks
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Private transportation
Gratuities
You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child
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!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
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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  • "We got to see places the big buses and tours are not allowed to go." See review
  • "Brian has a special permit that allowed him to take us to many sites that prohibit larger vehicles and buses from parking." See review

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star-5
Skipped the bus, van tour of San Francisco
Debra_W
, Jun 2022
Brian was an Awesome tour guide! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Saw all the sights and then some more. This is the tour you want to go on with your family. Great memories 🙂
star-5
Best day !
Linda_T
, Jun 2022
Brian was so knowledgeable. He knows the city inside and out and showed us and told us so many things that we would never know. San Francisco is the most incredible city!
star-5
Highly recommend
lac12sfc18
, Jun 2022
Bryan was fabulous! This was a small tour group… just my husband and me and three others. And it was perfect. Bryan is so knowledgeable of the city. Took us to all the great spots. Told us all about the city in such a way that you were never bored. He is very chill with a great speaking voice that’s very calming and soothing. Super informative. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Genuinely engaged by Brian’s tour
Grace_R
, Jun 2022
The tour with Brian was a really healthy balance of information, comfort and genuinely friendly experiences. Brian shared specialised knowledge around so many topical issues happening within SF and surrounds that otherwise are missed with a typical bigger tour company. I learnt about so many different subjects that contribute to the fabric of San Fran culture from AI, homelessness prevention programs, flora, fauna, famous street art, local food spots, cost of living, building restrictions, climate, and so many more intriguing topics. Having never been to California before, I’m so thankful that Brian’s tour exists to cut through some of the typical touristy experiences that may not be as authentically San Franciscan as we could hope.
star-5
Very relaxing and enjoyable tour
Yolanda_C
, Jun 2022
Bryan was awesome. Very knowledgeable and a real natural. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable tour. I highly recommend it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome tour of the city by the Bay!
McCord
, Jun 2022
This has to be the best tour of San Francisco. Brian was absolutely awesome. We saw everything and learned so much more than any book could provide. I mean this tour was incredible! You must go on this tour!!!!
star-5
San Francisco in a nutshell!
Ranya_A
, Jun 2022
Brian was an excellent tour guide! Great tips. Everything was fascinating. A lot of little tips and interesting facts about the city. Schedule this trip at the beginning of the vacation and use it for other experiences!
star-5
Bryan is amazing!
Maria_S
, Jun 2022
Bryan, our guide, was incredible! So knowledgeable with fun data about San Francisco. He even explained the usual weather patterns. Took us down Lombard street and out to the Golden Gate Bridge. We got to go so many places that only smaller vehicles can go.
star-5
Best San Francisco city tour available.
Linda_S
, May 2022
Entire tour was excellent. Bryan is a great tour guide - knowledgeable and entertaining. Much better than big bus tour.
star-5
Brian was excellent! We...
David_L
, May 2022
Brian was excellent! We all enjoyed the tour of San Francisco. We hit all the highlights in four hour.
star-5
Amazing!
Arlene_C
, May 2022
Absolutely Amazing day. Brian was so lovely and very knowledgeable on everything. I would highly recommend. Thank you 😊
star-5
Great tour of the city
Prasani_J
, May 2022
We had a great experience with Brian. He is very knowledgeable and offered lots of details about the city that we otherwise wouldn't have known about. He is also a great + calm driver. Highly recommend.
star-4
Malu’s SF Tour
MariaTherese_L
, May 2022
Seeing the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, etc. Goid memories came to mind. I rate the tour guide as a 4 because he was knowledgeable and included a lot of backstories about the city during the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Unexpected, great personalised experience!
Paola_L
, May 2022
Lovely tour! I was so lucky someone cancelled and I could get a sit! Many interesting informations. After it, I thought I should spend one month in San Francisco to really appreciate all it offers ❤️ If you come here, try to get it on the first day. It could help you to choose what to explore in the next days.
star-5
Best tour in the area
Mark_B
, May 2022
Brian our guide was the most knowledgeable person I've ever met and knew a lot of history and facts about San Francisco that I would not have learned on a bus tour. He was very concerned about our comfort and safe. I would ecstatically recommend this tourà
star-5
Brian did a amazing job...
Anonymous
, May 2022
Brian did a amazing job of giving us a perfect snapshot of sfo on our first day there. We enjoyed visiting many of his recommendations.
star-5
Best tour driver in town
phil_w
, May 2022
Visiting Coit Tower, driving through Golden Gate Park, driving down Lombard Street, our driver provided so much SF history and stories, loved the whole tour.
star-5
The best tour of San Francisco you could ever wish for.
Najim_B
, May 2022
A very detailed and historic tour was given to us. We discovered so many nice areas and views within the city of San Fancisco thanks to this tour and in particular thanks to our guide Brian. Brian gave so many useful recommendation on other places to see or famous spots to go eat. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for a deepdive into the historic places of San Fran. and the must-see areas within this city. A great positive of this tour also lies in its size as you will be part of a group consisting of no more than 5 persons.
star-5
San Francisco in Four Hours
Joshua_H
, May 2022
Excellent tour which provided a general overview of the city while highlighting major points of interest such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sutro Baths, and Lombard Street in addition to many others. Brian was a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the city, friendly, and eager to answer any questions. There was even bottled water and local snacks provided. I would highly recommend this tour especially at the beginning of one’s trip to San Francisco or for someone wanting to experience the city with a limited amount of time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Brian is an excellent...
Gerald_M
, May 2022
Brian is an excellent tour guide and he covers most parts of the city in a relatively short time, with lots of anecdotes that are entertaining. Great use of limited time, and we get to go places the busses can't.

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