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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.)
Mobile ticket
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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All taxes, fees and handling charges
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
Awesome tour
Renee_S
, Aug 2022
Brian was a fabulous tour guide showing us so many interesting parts of San Francisco we would not have otherwise seen and making it enjoyable and fun. His knowledge is excellent and he goes that step further with local snacks. Thanks Brian
star-5
If you don’t do anything else in SF, do this tour!
Jasmine_M
, Aug 2022
Brian was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! He told us so many unique facts about San Francisco & showed us so many amazing places! He even provided us water & snacks (the chips are AMAZING). I highly recommend this tour & will definitely bring my mom & sister when I can get them out here. Thank you Brian for such an amazing experience for this SF newbie!
star-5
We decided to celebrate a...
Robin_G
, Jul 2022
We decided to celebrate a recognition that we received from work! Playing tourist in our own backyard. Fabulous time and Brian is a rockstar!
star-5
Excellent
Brian_O
, Jul 2022
Brian was knowledgeable and able to show us sights that bus tours could not go. I would recommend this tour over the big bus tours.
star-5
Exceptional guide
Jennifer_A
, Jul 2022
Brian was an exceptional guide. We saw so much since our group was small and traveled in his vehicle. We saw things the big buses are restricted from. I highly recommend Brian’s tour.
star-5
This tour has to be on your list in San Francisco
Carmen_D
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Brian, was extremely knowledgeable and made this tour very interesting. We have discovered corners of San Francisco that our friends, who took a different tour, did not know about.
star-5
Great tour!
Craig_L
, Jul 2022
My wife and I had a great time. This was the perfect day experiencing Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, and my favorite Muir Woods.
star-5
Unrivalled experience
Nicola_B
, Jul 2022
The thought of NOT taking this tour sends a shiver down my spine - everyone visiting San Francisco should take this tour!! Brian, our host/guide, took us to the most incredible places and imparted such fantastic knowledge and information - it took our breath away! Even our 10 year old daughter remained engaged and thrilled at each new sight. A must-do for all to this amazing city!!
star-5
Fantastic Tour!
Sherry_O
, Jul 2022
Brian was awesome!!!! He told us about so many little interesting quirky details about San Francisco… not just general things you would read in a travel log. Foodies… this is the tour for you. He knows the best places to grab a bite to eat. History buffs… this trip is also for you. Brian’s knowledge of history is wonderful. This is a great first tour when you visit. It gives you the lay of the land.
star-5
Behind the scene San Fran
Rosa_G
, Jul 2022
Brian was fantastic!!!! I highly recommend this tour because it’s so much more than what’s listed. You get so many tips and behind the scene information on where to eat, snack and visit.
star-5
Best Part of our San Francisco Visit
Trudi_M
, Jul 2022
Absolutely the best part of our stay in San Francisco. My sister and I traveled with my two teenage sons (18 & 16) and they agree. Best tour ever. Super-Tour-Guide Brian has such a remarkable amount of experience doing this kind of work: he’s relaxed, genuine, unhurried, unflappable — it’s second nature to him. He incorporates tidbits and stories and history and current events and all kinds of cool info. It seemed like we went everywhere and it was especially good since it was a minivan tour — limited guests and in this case, it was just us (the fifth seat was available only because the guest had a flight canceled). The entire four hours flew by and we were disappointed to part ways with Brian at the end. For the remainder of our visit, we continued to reference what we had learned on that tour. If you really want to get to know San Francisco, book ahead and don’t miss this experience.
star-5
Best Tour in San Fransico
Susan_W
, Jul 2022
Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent. Did I say excellent? Experienced tour guide with a tourism resume that speaks for itself! This is the best Viator tour in San Francisco...
star-5
Best tour guide in San Francisco!
MozellaP_C
, Jul 2022
Absolutely marvelous tour! Brian is extremely knowledgeable and personable. The tour included numerous sites with stops for photos at major points of interest. Brian even provided each person a snack tray with local products. Our 14 year old grandson enjoyed the tour as much as my husband and I did. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
10/10
Rei_N
, Jul 2022
Brian was such a fantastic, knowledgeable, personable guide. Highly recommend him/his tour. Great way to see parts of the city I never would have on my own.
star-5
Book It!! Fantastic tour of SF!!
Kristal_G
, Jul 2022
This was a fantastic tour!! Our family struggled on how to hit all the high points while we were here, and this tour exceeded our expectations. Brian is super knowledgeable, and not only did we hit the hight points, but all the details in between, that we would have never had the opportunity to experience on our own. Highly recommend!!
star-5
Incredible Tour
Aniket_S
, Jul 2022
Memorable trip. We got to know SF city from a very historic point of view and lot of places we never knew before existed in SF. Bryan is super good with all the places we visited and recommend lot of places, restaurants, museums, art galleries, etc. and history behind it. Totally worth it and recommended.
star-5
Great tour
Sarina_N
, Jul 2022
Our tour with Brian was great. We got to see everything we wanted and take great pictures. Brian was very knowledgeable!
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star-5
Very please exceeded expectations phenomenal tour
Ted_P
, Jun 2022
The tour brought me to every place I wanted to see in the city I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to the area
star-5
Great Tour around SF
Lawrence_A
, Jun 2022
Bryan is the best tour guide to tell you about SF, must tour for people who never been in SF or people who love to look around or to know SF more without driving their self. Thanks Bryan 😊 Lawrence ( Larry ) and Lidya Abbott From Houston TX
star-5
Do it!! You won't regret it.
Jane_B
, Jun 2022
Brian was awesome. 10 out of 10 tour that I wish I had done day one in San Francisco. Couldn't recommend it more!!

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