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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

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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


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
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Private transportation
You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child

Departure Point

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!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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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Brian was very...
, Nov 2021
Brian was very knowledgeable and kind. Great tour. We enjoyed very much . Nice experience. We will recommend it.
Excellent tour, we were 5...
, Nov 2021
Excellent tour, we were 5 in a minivan. A very nice way to know the city. The guide was super well informed.
San Francisco city Tour
, Nov 2021
Victorian Architecture. Golden Gate Bridge. Lombard Street Way of Life. Very expensive city to live in .
Fantastic Tour for History buffs
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful time with Brian and another couple from Kentucky. It was a wonderful way to see a lot of the city in a half day experience. I particularly liked how are guide showed us informational clips on his laptop before the stops. I love Coit Tower and the beautiful grounds surrounding it. The beauty of the architecture throughout SF is exceptional.
Best Guide We Have Ever Had
, Oct 2021
Our excellent guide Brian has a lot of experience leading National Geographic tours around the country and world so made everyone aspect of the tour great! He is from San Francisco and obviously loves and knows the city well . Each stop and were well planned and he offered local snacks. He shared his personal and customer experience and gave tips on what to see and popular dining spots. He showed us relevant historical and more current photos on his laptop to provide additional detailed information. Going in a van with just our group of five was perfect!
Amazing tour!
, Oct 2021
I loved his vast knowledge of the city. Everything from the best pizza place to inside parks that tourists don’t know about.I have been to the city numerous times over the years and I would recommend this tour for everybody.
Great Afternoon in San Francisco
, Oct 2021
Brian is a wonderful tour guide, informative, personable and considerate of all on the tour. Highly recommend this tour and as a first time visitor user I will not hesitate to book again. Thanks
Tour de Fun!
, Oct 2021
Very enjoyable tour of much of San Francisco's highlights. Having not been here before this was a great way to see and get around S.F. Including a map of some type so we could have a better understood how each area we visited was in relationship to others would have been beneficial.
One of the best tours
, Oct 2021
One of the best guided tours we were so far. Brian is very nice and knowledgeable as well as passionate about his city. Without lot of walking saw the most iconic places , very interesting information, tips for what to do next few days , places to visit and food to try. All family loved the tour.
Best personalized tour in San Francisco
, Sep 2021
Brian was a terrific guide with an incredible amount of knowledge about San Francisco! Went places no tours go and took his time. He let us walk around and take pix as long as we wanted and he never rushed us. He was a very smooth and conscious driver. A+++

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