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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Tour San Francisco with an actor as a guide and see where movies were filmed
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
13
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Explore San Francisco’s cinematic history with an actor for a guide on this tour of the city’s role in over 50 movies. This tour is designed for movie buffs who will get an inside look at where dozens of classic and recent movies were filmed. See the scenes of high-speed car chases, dramatic ocean rescues, and nostalgic TV homes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See classic sights and get a thorough tour of the city’s cinematic history
  • See filming locations of Mission Impossible, Vertigo, and 50+ other films
  • Round-trip transportation from Fisherman’s Wharf
What to expect
Meet your guide at Fisherman’s Wharf and start your comprehensive tour of San Francisco’s film history. Watch classic movie clips as you go, and match the sights to the films they appeared in. View Lombard Street “the crookedest street in the world” on your way to North Beach, pass by St. Peter and Paul Church and Washington Square seen in Dirty Harry, drive through the financial district and Nobb Hill, which made cameos in Vertigo, Bullitt, The Wedding Planner, and The Rock. Next, stop at Alamo Square to see the Painted Ladies, and think back to the opening scene from Full House. Continue on to Golden Gate Park and relive the epic chase scene from Bullitt. Next see views of Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the Golden Gate Bridge, before arriving in Pacific Heights where Mrs. Doubtfire was filmed. The tour ends at the original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See classic sights and get a thorough tour of the city’s cinematic history
  • See filming locations of Mission Impossible, Vertigo, and 50+ other films
  • Round-trip transportation from Fisherman’s Wharf
What to expect
Meet your guide at Fisherman’s Wharf and start your comprehensive tour of San Francisco’s film history. Watch classic movie clips as you go, and match the sights to the films they appeared in. View Lombard Street “the crookedest street in the world” on your way to North Beach, pass by St. Peter and Paul Church and Washington Square seen in Dirty Harry, drive through the financial district and Nobb Hill, which made cameos in Vertigo, Bullitt, The Wedding Planner, and The Rock. Next, stop at Alamo Square to see the Painted Ladies, and think back to the opening scene from Full House. Continue on to Golden Gate Park and relive the epic chase scene from Bullitt. Next see views of Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the Golden Gate Bridge, before arriving in Pacific Heights where Mrs. Doubtfire was filmed. The tour ends at the original departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from a designated meeting point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA Tours depart directly in front of the Red and White fleet terminal on Pier 43 1/2 at Fisherman's Wharf Movie Tours does not have a retail location there, so the bus will pull up 5-10 minutes prior to departure time. The bus is clearly marked with the Movie Tours logo on each side of the bus.
  • Pier 43 Ferry Arch, 43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA Tours depart directly in front of the Red and White fleet terminal on Pier 43 1/2 at Fisherman's Wharf Movie Tours does not have a retail location there, so the bus will pull up 5-10 minutes prior to departure time. The bus is clearly marked with the Movie Tours logo on each side of the bus.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (if there are seats available once the tour starts, then the infant may certainly occupy an empty seat)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from a designated meeting point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA Tours depart directly in front of the Red and White fleet terminal on Pier 43 1/2 at Fisherman's Wharf Movie Tours does not have a retail location there, so the bus will pull up 5-10 minutes prior to departure time. The bus is clearly marked with the Movie Tours logo on each side of the bus.
  • Pier 43 Ferry Arch, 43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA Tours depart directly in front of the Red and White fleet terminal on Pier 43 1/2 at Fisherman's Wharf Movie Tours does not have a retail location there, so the bus will pull up 5-10 minutes prior to departure time. The bus is clearly marked with the Movie Tours logo on each side of the bus.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (if there are seats available once the tour starts, then the infant may certainly occupy an empty seat)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Dec 2020
A note from San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
We are currently allowing a maximum of 2 parties at a time in order to allow for proper social distancing on the vehicle.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Union Square
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • 1
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lombard Street
    North Beach
    Nob Hill
    Transamerica Pyramid
  • 2
    San Francisco Movie Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Donna
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I orgnized this tour for an alumni club and our guests came from all over the Bay Area. They were all delighted with seeing the sights of San Francisco with appropriate stops at the parks and the Golden Bay Bridge. It is amazing how the tour guide Bryan manages the driving, narrating, and monitoring the video of film clips so that we arrive at the exact spot that is seen on the screen. We also had beauiful weather which contributed to our enjoyment. I highly recommend this San Francisco activity to both locals and visitors to the area.
Written 27 October 2021
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Steven S
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Family
Bryan gave us such a fascinating, entertaining and educational 3 hour tour of 40+ movie sites in SF, which went by in a flash. I think this was because he is extremely knowledgeable of the movies and the city history. Bryan is also very personable in a great way, which is apparent by how he enjoys the tours and shows an interest in his guests. The tour van is very comfortable which includes a video screen where he pairs the physical location to the actual movie scene which I found was very unique and more meaningful. Top notch, the best!!!
I highly recommend to anyone who not only loves movies, but also wants a behind the scenes look at SF. On this tour, many will see areas of the city that typically only locals are aware of. Two thumbs up!!!
Steve S.
Written 23 June 2021
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Stephanie Viole... S
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Friends
Can't recommend this tour highly enough. Was such a fantastic experience that let us see sights from many of the movies filmed in the city while also giving us insights into the city and its history. 😊

Our guide Bryan really took the time to listen to the individual guest's wishes and then tailored the tour to us. Thanks for a truly great drive - helped make our trip even better. 😀

The tour is a definite must for movie fans visiting San Francisco. 🥳
Written 7 August 2022
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Gina I
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Family
We took this tour with a group of 13 people. We filled every seat! Our group was 7 years old through 50 years old. A great time was had by all! Brian was so nice and so knowledgeable about San Francisco. He had movie clips queued up and ready to play as we saw them on the tour! He showed up on time and the vehicle was very clean and comfortable. We stopped for restroom breaks and he even took photos of our group. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that loves movies and wants to learn more about San Francisco!
Written 4 August 2021
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K. Bauer
1 contribution
My husband and I are movie buffs which is why we picked this tour, however we got so MUCH more. The tour of the entire city while going to the movie sites was just fantastic. We wanted to see all areas of the city and this did not disappoint. The movie clips during the tour pulled everything together so nicely. Bryan was so good to work with from texting us the day before to confirm our pick-up location and making sure everything was on-time. He was a great guide and so accommodating if you had anything specific you wanted to see. With scheduled breaks and time to get out and take picks this was such a wonderful tour and highly recommend it even if you aren't a huge movie buff.
Written 7 August 2022
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lindash0re
Saint Louis, MO5 contributions
Bryan not only gave us a personalized tour (as it turned out, we were the only ones & unable to reschedule, but he did not cancel on us), he was a master tour guide around the city. He showed place in San Francisco that even our other specialized tour guide had not previously done. His film clips are fine-tuned to the ride around the city and Bryan shared so many marvelous tidbits of information that even the movies we hadn't seen had locations that interested us. His tour is definitely the way to go for a fun and different kind of tour guide experience!!!
Written 8 July 2022
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drex629
Sacramento, CA1 contribution
Bryan was very helpful and thoughtful. During the stops he was most than willing to take us photos. As a plus, we had the van for our own, as a downside we didn’t cross the Golden Gate. Overall I would recommend this tour if you are a movie fan or you want to get a tour around the city.
Written 28 November 2020
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Sunset92
Brooklyn, NY1,814 contributions
If you are a movie buff, this is a must do tour. You will watch movie clips on the screen as you’re passing by them. There are three stops on the tour, where you can take pictures or have a restroom break Bryan was the perfect tour guide. Apart from being a very nice man, he is very knowledgable about movies and the main attractions of the city. Along the way he gave us tips on how to get around the city easier and nice places to visit. He also take great pictures. We had a fun time and will go again on another visit to San Francisco.
Written 28 August 2021
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Misty D
6 contributions
Family
Bryan was a great tour guide. He was definitely knowledgeable about all the movie sites and even gave us some information on the city itself. Definitely worth the money and 3 hours was the perfect amount of time. I never felt rushed and was able to take so many pictures. Definitely a most do tour!
Written 7 July 2021
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nocRN
Champaign, IL26 contributions
Bryan was a great tour guide. He picked us up in a comfortable van with large windows with an easily visible TV screen in it. He gave us a paper listing all the movies and locations we would be visiting. He was very knowledgeable about his subjects and took us to many sites in the city. He was willing to make stops at places my daughter wanted to visit and get photos. Very nice guy and enjoyable tour.
Written 15 June 2021
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By: San Francisco Movie Tours
Guy J
Guy J
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A worthwhile excursion
Really enjoyed this. A very well put together tour and the real time film clips as you reach the filming locations
Deryk R
Deryk R
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Great Fun Around the City
Brian was entertaining and gave great insight while showing us around the city. A lot of fun and learned a lot.
bnicoleblackwell
bnicoleblackwell
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Awesome tour!
We had such an awesome time on this tour! What a fun (and warm!) way to explore the city!!! Our guide was knowledge
keithchilton
keithchilton
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Best tour of San Francisco
It really is the best tour you can do. You see all the sites but with the added bonus of finding the movie location
Patricia K
Patricia K
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Girls birthday trip
Bryan was wonderful. Great personality, very engaging and accommodating. While I am not a movie buff, it is a g
jrunyan24
jrunyan24
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Perfect City Tour For Movie Lovers
Not only do you get to see multiple film locations while watching the clips, you get a great tour of the city.
Sherri R
Sherri R
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Great way to see many sights in San Francisco!
Fun way to see your way around the city. See the movie clip and then the actual location as your guide tells you in
Kakers98
Kakers98
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Best Tour by Far!!!!
Brian is an excellent tour guide for both aspects of the entertainment portion of the tour, as well as, the city to
lisadeloresphoto2021
lisadeloresphoto2021
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Stay Vacation
My husband and teenage grandson took the tour and our guide Bryan Rice was WONDERFUL! Very well informed, pleasant
abbeyegruber
abbeyegruber
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The best tour!
This tour was the best! We brought our 2 year old and even she liked driving around looking out the windows! It was
mtodrzak
mtodrzak
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An excellent memorable highly entertaining experience for every member of your family!
I took my teenage special needs daughter to visit the Full House house and we both thoroughly enjoyed every minute
Jacobludwig
Jacobludwig
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The Lit tour
It was a 10/10 experience. We had an amazing tour guide who me and my buddies got along with very well. We saw some
Journey435968
Journey435968
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Don't Miss This Tour
The tour was amazing! Bryan the tour guide was very knowledge. His commentary during the tour was fun and enterta
Julie818411
Julie818411
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Best informative and entertaining tour of SFO!
Not only do you get the exact movie location but also the movie clip at the same time. Bryan is a movie buff as we
dgarcia792020
dgarcia792020
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Awesome Tour
Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend taking this tour for all you movie fanatics.
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