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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and Hayes Valley, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, and more.
  • Explore San Francisco by restored VW bus and enjoy access to places larger buses can't reach
  • Stop for photo ops of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies
  • Hear about the city's history while listening to songs from the 1960s and '70s
  • Sip provided California white wine and local craft beer on the afternoon tours
  • Choose between a shared small group tour or a private tour just for your own party

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

These VW buses only seat up to seven people—making this a super-fun and intimate San Francisco experience.
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Small group tour
Professional Tour Guide
Snacks
Bottled water
Local Bottled Craft beer and Wine on the afternoon tours
Access to local vintage points where large buses are banned from
Alcoholic Beverages
Gratuities
  • 427 Post St , 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Union Square Pickup location: 427 Post Street, right across from Morton's Steakhouse . Please arrive 10 min prior so we can leave the tour in time. Thank you!

  • 1300 Columbus Ave , 1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    1300 Columbus Ave, directly in front of Hotel Caza on the sidewalk in the white loading zone. If you are standing with the hotel to your back, to the right is a small park and to the left you will see the pyramid building in the distance.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum number of 3 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation or rebooking to another time after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Portable wheelchair ok
    • Booster seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • Recommended tip amount :$15-$20 per passenger. (Did you know that tips make up a large amount of our tour guide income in the US?)
    • Note that each vehicle seats up to 7 people total. We can still accommodate larger groups seated in separate vehicles.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Everyone in your group needs to complete our digital waiver.
    • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID 19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath won’t be able to participate.
    • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the bus. We will have extra masks for purchase in case you have forgotten yours. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Painted Ladies 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.
    • 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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.

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    Traveler Tips


    • "It is also nice to be able to bring luggage onto the tour." See review
    • "Picture perfect weather, a GREAT guide (from Austria) made for a delightful tour!" See review
    • "This is definitely a great way to venture out across the city." See review

    Reviews

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    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    star-5
    Fun learning experience in San Francisco
    Don_L
    , May 2022
    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient with our group. No rush and lots of information. Maneuvered well in this crazy traffic.
    star-5
    Wondering tour
    Bridget_D
    , May 2022
    Our tour was awesome! Armondo, was our tour guide and he made our experience amazing. We would book the tour again.
    star-5
    Tour guide was a pleasure
    Gary_D
    , May 2022
    Great for a whistle stop tour of San Fran. Excellent stop for photos of the golden gate and painted ladies. Nice if you are here for 24-48hrs.
    star-5
    Love Bus Tour
    Rolland_C
    , May 2022
    This tour was great fun. Our guide, Armando was engaging and knowledgeable about everything San Francisco. We would highly recommend this tour, and especially Armando.
    star-5
    Would love to marry Sam
    David_F
    , May 2022
    The driver and tour guide was spectacular, we had a great time, she is so enthusiastic, about San Francisco, will tell everyone to take her tour
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Painted Ladies in San Francisco
    Gail_R
    , May 2022
    Our guide was charming and knowledgeable and we had the best time. We all loved this small group tour and would absolutely recommend it to anyone with a day in SF.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    San Francisco experience
    krishane
    , May 2022
    Really enjoyed my tour with Caio. He was very informative about history of San Francisco. Just loved his Kombi Van. Met some really lovely people on tour as I’m travelling on my own. Caio recommended some good eating places, at one of them had a fantastic lunch with new made friends. Thanks Caio for my San Francisco experience.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Paint The Whole Town Pink!
    c2ncpnswqq
    , May 2022
    This is one of the best tours to take in San Fransisco! Fun vibe and offers more than you think. Most of the tours in San Fran go over A LOT of the same stuff. The painted ladies tour manages to cover the main spots with in-depth info and give you A WHOLE lot more. You’ll visit places too that won’t be on your radar. The guides are super-friendly and fun, plus they have have so much knowledge there’s nothing they can’t answer. Also, who doesn’t want to ride around in a painted VW?! If you’re looking for a tour while in San Fran…just pick this one.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fun experience in SF!
    pjzwjng6rc
    , Apr 2022
    Ciao was wonderful and showed us every part of SF in 2 hours! We will continue to recommend this tour to everyone!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Amazing Tour
    nicholas_m
    , Apr 2022
    Just enough time to tour the city and check off all the neighborhoods on yiur bucket list. It was also fun being celebrities riding around the city in a colorful vehicle.
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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