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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour provided by San Francisco Movie Tours

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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 01/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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Updated 01/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Union Square
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
  • 1
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lombard Street
    North Beach
    Nob Hill
    Transamerica Pyramid
  • 2
    San Francisco Movie Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • Tour San Francisco with an actor as a guide and see where movies were filmed
  • 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
Departure Point
43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA Pier 43 Ferry Arch, 43 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from a designated meeting point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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hcasner wrote a review 3 Dec
1 contribution
Fantastic tour. For anyone remotely into movies, this is a great tour. Brian, who runs it, was great and informative and very helpful and friendly. There were only three of us (tourism is down), but he went out of his way to take us to the Dark Passage apartment building.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Jennifer L wrote a review 3 Dec
1 contribution
Bryan our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the tour and movies but the history of the city itself. I would recommend the tour even if your not a movie buff as you see and learn about the city.
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Date of experience: December 2020
drex629 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sacramento, California1 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
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Date of experience: November 2020
AliMo wrote a review Oct 2020
Union, Kentucky23 contributions2 helpful votes
Took this tour with our two teenage boys, hoping the “movie” theme would be enjoyable. The tour was great. Who knew there were so many movies filmed in SF. Due to Covid we were the only ones on the tour, Bryan was out tour guide and went out of his way to make our tour enjoyable
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Kdmckinney wrote a review Sep 2020
McKinney, Texas54 contributions25 helpful votes
This was an awesome tour! Our guide Bryan was very informative and did an excellent job showing us the locations of SEVERAL movie sites in SF as well as other anecdotal stories of movie makers such as Coppola and George Lucas. He also had a TV showing a clip from a movie just
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By: San Francisco Movie Tours
Awesome Tour
Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend taking this tour for all you movie fanatics.
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Fun and informative
This was a great tour! Bryan, our guide, knew so much about the City and took us to all the famous movie scenes. He
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A MUST tour for San Francisco
Tour was great, our guide was friendly & very knowledgeable..I would absolutely take the tour again!!
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Fantastic Tour
Brian was an awesome host and very knowledgeable. It was a very cool tour and I am very happy that I booked it.
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We had the best time on this Movie tour - such a great way to see the city sites while doing sometime fun. The Tou
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Bryan was incredible. Really enjoyed being able to hang with friends & have fun while going all over the city viewi
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Family movie tour
Bryan was very accommodating and made sure to highlight places of interest for our family. Stopped at several place
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Great Time
Highly knowledgable tour guide, driver provides a smooth ride, and the video playing does not take away from the vi
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Fun Day
It was so interesting with so many clips of movies on the big screen in front of the bus. They took us everywhere
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Nice and surprising tour
We had a great time and learned some quite interesting facts. The guide and the driver were really good.
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Fun and relaxing
This is a great way to see the city. Brian did a wonderful job of driving our small, comfortable bus, while Marie s
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Stephen J
Great tour of the City
The highlight of the holiday. Great to see the number of film locations but equally as great to see the main sights
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Do yourself a favour
Loved the tour and well worth waiting two year to go on, I’ve been telling everybody I see and already got one cust
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Great way to see San Francisco
This tour was so informative and fun. Brian and our tour guide guide AJ did a great job sharing their knowledge ab
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Jean V
Fantastic tour
Thank you Brian and Maria for a fantastic trip. Highly recommend this tour. Especially traveling around SF areas
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