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  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Coit Tower

San Francisco: 3-Hour City Tour in Volkswagen Van

Product ID: 302628
Explore San Francisco like the locals of yesteryear in a vintage Volkswagen bus. Take an unconventional tour of the city's historic neighborhoods, famous landmarks, and lesser-known highlights.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire panoramic views of San Francisco from Twin Peaks
  • Enjoy photo stops at the Golden Gate Bridge and Alamo Square
  • Listen to specially curated music as you drive through storied neighborhoods including Haight-Ashbury and Chinatown
Full description
Don't miss out on one of the most popular small-group tours in San Francisco. Head to the meeting point and get picked up by your professional guide in a fully restored 1971 VW bus. Be transported back in time to the city's heyday when protest movements and hippie counterculture took hold. 

Enjoy exploring San Francisco's famed neighborhoods, complete with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks, Coit Tower, and several other storied landmarks. Make stops at 5 spectacular viewpoints to snap photos. Along the way, listen as your guide shares tales of earthquakes that shaped the landscape, industrial shifts from the 1849 Gold Rush to the rise of Silicon Valley, 1960s counterculture, and surprising insights that only a local would know.

Get dropped off at the end of the tour at the same meeting location and take advantage of the local tips your guide gives you for lunch or happy hour spots.
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pick up point at 1300 Columbus Avenue (Between Leavenworth Street & North Point Street). Stand near the white curb loading zone in front of the building under construction (Cafe de Casa is across the street).

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Important information
Know before you go
• The tour duration and photo stops will depend on the size of your group, traffic, weather and city events
• Children ages 4 and under are only permitted when reserving the entire van for a private tour
• Sunday availability may vary based on private bookings
• At least 2 people in total are required for the tour to take place; you will be contacted should the operator not meet minimum
Organized by

Vantigo Tours

Product ID: 302628