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Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF provided by San Francisco Love Tours

Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Take an entertaining evening tour in a colorful 1970s Volkswagen bus
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Those enamored with San Francisco’s counterculture past and bohemian character will love this nighttime experience. You’ll ride in a brightly-painted 1970s Volkswagen van, listen to ‘60s-era classic tunes and visit the homes of icons like The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The van’s compact size allows you to visit places other buses can’t while its groovy vibe sets the Love Tour apart from less colorful sightseeing trips.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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 many of San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods with an informative guide
  • Ride in an intimate 6-person vehicle and visit places larger buses cannot
  • Hear fun facts, listen to classic tunes, and stop for photos along the way
What to expect
Meet your driver-guide at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll climb aboard a colorful 6-person Volkswagen bus decorated with beaded curtains and shag carpet. Then, you’ll set off to see many of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. Along the waterfront, you’ll pass through the Marina District and the Presidio to reach the Golden Gate. Then you’ll cut through Golden Gate Park to the infamous Haight-Ashbury and the Castro District. Circling back toward the waterfront, the Love Tour winds through the Mission District and downtown, China Town, Little Italy and North Beach before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf. Along the way, you’ll listen to stories, learn historic facts, groove to classic tunes and stop for photo ops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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 many of San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods with an informative guide
  • Ride in an intimate 6-person vehicle and visit places larger buses cannot
  • Hear fun facts, listen to classic tunes, and stop for photos along the way
What to expect
Meet your driver-guide at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll climb aboard a colorful 6-person Volkswagen bus decorated with beaded curtains and shag carpet. Then, you’ll set off to see many of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. Along the waterfront, you’ll pass through the Marina District and the Presidio to reach the Golden Gate. Then you’ll cut through Golden Gate Park to the infamous Haight-Ashbury and the Castro District. Circling back toward the waterfront, the Love Tour winds through the Mission District and downtown, China Town, Little Italy and North Beach before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf. Along the way, you’ll listen to stories, learn historic facts, groove to classic tunes and stop for photo ops.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23068P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Sightseeing Night Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA Starting point is in Fisherman's Wharf, across from the Argonaut Hotel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 guests
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • While not wheelchair accessible, we are totally happy to help fold a wheelchair and have everyone join in the fun!
  • Tips - Yes please and thank you! It is customary for those of us who work in the service industry to expect to earn gratuity in order to meet living standards. Usually is 15%-20% of your total purchase or at least $10 per person. Thanks in advance!
  • 21 & Over with valid ID or Passport
  • 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 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Sightseeing Night Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • 2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA Starting point is in Fisherman's Wharf, across from the Argonaut Hotel
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 guests
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • While not wheelchair accessible, we are totally happy to help fold a wheelchair and have everyone join in the fun!
  • Tips - Yes please and thank you! It is customary for those of us who work in the service industry to expect to earn gratuity in order to meet living standards. Usually is 15%-20% of your total purchase or at least $10 per person. Thanks in advance!
  • 21 & Over with valid ID or Passport
  • 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 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Jul 2020
A note from Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF
Great for social distancing while still exploring the City! We sanitize the VW before every tour, offer hand sanitizers, temperature checks and wear masks at all times. We can take photos for you and send immediately to all parties! We take every precaution to keep you and us safe and happy!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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Dixie R
Victorville, CA25 contributions
It was supposed to be a nighttime tour. It was not. Driver texted and asked if we could start at 7p. Got back to the pickup point before dark. Did not visit the areas advertised. Another tour guest asked to see the painted ladies and the driver said sure she would fit it in. Instead she took us to the painted ladies and did not take us to the other places advertised.
Written 13 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LMCBloomfield
Bloomfield12 contributions
Tyler was a great tour guide and driver. He knew a lot about the city and was able to answer all our questions about the sites we drove by.
Written 23 August 2019
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Bridget
7 contributions
Nov 2019
What a fun tour this was. Seeing San Francisco at night in a VW van was a great tour guide. We listened to 60s and 70s music during the tour to really get us in the mood! This is a great tour to do first because we went through the SF hot spots. I wish I had done this one first to play my stay a little more effectively. What a beautiful city, and what a charming tour to get you started. LOVED IT!
Written 14 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jamo_mca
Thornlands, Australia43 contributions
Hey guys.
Have been waiting for your trip tonight where you advised since 7.20pm, now 8.15pm. Cold and not happy. Have tried to call many times and no answer. Paid the money, where’s the tour? Better drop me a message because you have really let us down. Our hotel concierge has tried to get hold of you too on another number and no luck. A refund and apology would go a long way.
N McAllister @ Hotel Argonaut.
Written 26 April 2018
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Rachel
3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
We had an excellent tour last night with Tyler as our guide. He knew his stuff about the city and all the best spots to get the most beautiful views of San Francisco at night! It's a nice change from the standard hop on hop off buses that you would usually take when visiting cities the groovy van and music adding to the vibe.. Would 100% recommend!
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ontheroadJoe
California14 contributions
Aug 2019
We enjoyed out night tour with Tyler last week and he was very informative. Please note the tour is advertised as 2 hours yet we were dropped off after 1 hour 20 minutes and did not visit all the area's in the marketing information
Written 20 August 2019
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RUTH W
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
While the vehicle looked great, the gas fumes in the back seat were terrible. Our driver did not have a microphone/speaker system so we were unable to hear the majority of his commentary as we toured the city. Not worth the cost.
Written 9 June 2019
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davidsone271
Loughborough, UK7 contributions
We went on the San Fran tour on our first day in the city and it was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't believe how much of SF we saw (and learnt about) in two hours. Our guide, Alfred, was brilliant. Not only was he informative, we also laughed for the entire tour. (He is credit to your company! Thank you!)

For a great, enjoyable introduction to the city, we could not recommend this tour more! There are also some brilliant photo opportunities at Golden Gate Bridge that you would never get on one of the 'hop on hop off tours'.
Written 13 September 2018
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debbieo15
Maryville, TN89 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
My daughter and I took the 5 PM night tour. Bob, our driver and guide, was most informative and a wealth of information and obviously very in love with the city. We saw so many sites and a high point was traveling to Twin Peaks for an outstanding view of the city at night. We would not hesitate to recommend this activity to anyone visiting San Francisco.
Written 20 December 2017
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Geoff
London, UK2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Got to see all the main sites in a different and more personal way. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great and unique tour of San Francisco
The first time we tried this the bus broke down on the way up to the Golden Gate bridge, so we had to Uber back to
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Highlight of our trip!!!
Henry was fantastic! He had so much local knowledge to share and his delivery was entertaining. We loved this tou
Pat C
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Great time on the Love Tour
What a great way to be introduced to San Fransisco! Our guide Henry who was a local had so many great stories to sh
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Fantastic!
Alfred was fantastic! Do this trip on your first day to get a lay of the land. Great photo opps along the way.
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Had A Great Time!
We had a groovy time on our SF Love Tour with Judith! Her skill while driving the vintage VW van with a stick shif
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Fun informative unique way the see San Francisco
Judith (Juju) was a great guide, very informative knowledgeable lady with great energy, mixed with a lot of fun. A
Rick L
Rick L
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Groovy Trip
We have been to SF before, but Tara, our tour guide, introduced us to a whole host of new places and information on
justcallmeDon
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Uniquely fun small group tour
Great way to see the city on a small but unique tour that covers so much more than the big bus tours being peddled
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Groovy San Francisco Tour
Tyler gave an amazing over view of the prominent San Francisco neighborhoods with an emphasize on how their histori
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Small group tour in a fun hippie van!
Tyler was a great guide! Riding down crooked Lombard St was amazing! I especially loved the photo op at the base of
EmmaJimmy
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Amazing, informative, enjoyable experience
We took this tour yesterday, with our tour guide Tara. It was a brilliant experience. No stone was left unturned
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San Francisco holiday
Loved this tour!! ❤️ Alfred was knowledgeable and very friendly. It’s definitely a tour to take at the beginning of
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Outstanding, don’t pass this up
Learned more about San Francisco during this trip then my previous 48 years. Henry was an awesome guide and I high
Kathy595959
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A must see!!!
This was an absolutely wonderful tour and opportunity to see the 'real' San Francisco!!! So many places our guide t
Pioneer582005
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Excellent Tour
Took my teenage kids on this tour with Henry as our guide. He did an amazing job making the tour fun and relevant f
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