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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Minivan Tour

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    Stop At: Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero Parking area, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Pick up & Drop off

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133-3106

    Great views of Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and Lombard St!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street at Kearny Street North Beach, San Francisco, CA

    Pass through to Coit Tower

    Pass By: Little Italy, San Francisco, CA

    Learn about Little Italy

    Pass By: North Beach, Broadway at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Drive through the second oldest neighborhood in SF

    Pass By: Washington Square, Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Heart of Little Italy

    Pass By: City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave North Beach, San Francisco, CA 94133-4586

    Famous bookstore

    Stop At: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002

    Great picture stop with amazing backdrop

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Haight-Ashbury, Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Learn about the summer of love and all of the artists that lived in this famous neighborhood

    Stop At: Painted Ladies, Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts., San Francisco, CA

    Most people know them as the Full House houses! This is one of the only tours that can take you there!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

    The famous crooked street

    Duration: 1 minute

    Pass By: Marina District, Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA

    Beautiful neighborhood

    Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Next to Pier 39

    Pass By: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

    The San Francisco Chinatown is the largest, and certainly the oldest, Chinese enclave in America

    Stop At: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Great picture stop

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lands End, Point Lobos Avenue and El Camino del Mar, San Francisco, CA 94121

    Great picture stop

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Old army fort

    Pass By: Grateful Dead House, 710 Ashbury St, San Francisco, CA 94117-4014

    Learn about the summer of love

    Pass By: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94114


    Stop At: Fort Point National Historic Site, Long Ave & Marine Dr Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129

    Great picture stop

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Transamerica Pyramid, 600 Montgomery St Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111-2702

    Famous pyramid shaped building

    Pass By: Crissy Field, 1199 E Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129-1605

    Old army runway now beautiful field and beaches

    Stop At: Alamo Square, Hayes & Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Home of the painted ladies

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121-1677

    in Lincoln park

    Pass By: The Castro, Castro and Market Sts., San Francisco, CA 94114

    Learn about Harvey Milk and The Castro

    Pass By: Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

    Through the heart of Little Italy

    Pass By: Haight Street, San Francisco, CA

    Haight & Ashbury

    Pass By: Hayes Valley, Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA

    Little Boutique shops and park

    Pass By: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019

    Known for its sing along shows

    Stop At: Sutro Tower, Mount Sutro, San Francisco, CA 94131-1124

    Nice view at twin peaks

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898

    We take you through the park and learn about this amazing park

    Pass By: Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121-1496

    Views from sutro baths

    Stop At: Sutro Baths, Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA

    Nice picture stop

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Sentinel Building, 916 Kearny St # 920 Columbus Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94133-5107

    Learn about this beautiful building

    Pass By: Golden Gate Park Windmills & Tulips, 1691 John F Kennedy Dr What3words: ///mull.towns.museum, San Francisco, CA 94121


    Pass By: Transamerica Redwood Park, 600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2702

    Hidden gem

    Pass By: Dragon's Gate, Bush St What3words: ///also.secret.ever, San Francisco, CA 94108

    Entrance to china town

    Pass By: The Jimi Hendrix House, 1524A Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2913

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf CA 94133 US, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Everyone gets a window seat!
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A maximum of 5 people per booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Had a great and informative time on this tour. The tour guide was filled with fascinating info on the wide variety of sites we visited. The small tour size and use of the minivan helped us explore areas we'd normally not see as well as...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    1  Thank Larry G
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The best way , by far , to see SF and go to places that is very difficult for a bus. Brian is excellent, fantastic!!!! Not just highly recommend, more than that!!!!! Book it now

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Sofia K
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We took this tour on our last day in San Francisco and I wish we took it on our first or second day in town. There are a lot of places tour companies (anything bigger than a mini van) can’t go and we were able...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank mak1173
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The best choice you can make , if you want really to see SF ang go through narrow streets where no bus goes and visit all the important places in just a few hours. Brian is extremely informative with all shorts of details. The best...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Vitellia23
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Brian did an excellent job on this tour. The minivan was perfect. It allowed everyone to see well and could maneuver much better than busses. He provided local foods (tortilla chips, almonds and sour dough bread) for a snack. There were great photo stops showing...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Rhoades J
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    John B
    6 October 2019|
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    Response from SanFranciscoTours | Property representative |
    Possibly! For how many people/bags?
    18 August 2019|
    Response from forensiclisa | Reviewed this property |
    There’s a check availability calendar on the bus tour home page. I’m not sure Brian gets notifications for questions from Trip Advisor.
    6 August 2019|
    Response from SanFranciscoTours | Property representative |
    Hi! Thanks for reaching out. This tour fills up fast. The morning tour is full but if you like I can open up the afternoon tour.
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