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Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour provided by GoCar GPS Guided Tours

Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour

Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • 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
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3472P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Three Hours of touring for the price of Two
  • Tank of gas
  • Rider orientation
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA For Fisherman's Wharf Pickup (cross-street is Taylor) - 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way? Yes, you set your own pace.
  • Do you have to stay on the tour? We recommend staying on the route. There are several fun detours included in the tour.
  • Vehicles: Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go? Up to 35-mph. Most roads on tour are residential or in parks, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge? No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW? Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$500.00
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Three Hours of touring for the price of Two
  • Tank of gas
  • Rider orientation
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
Departure details
  • 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA For Fisherman's Wharf Pickup (cross-street is Taylor) - 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way? Yes, you set your own pace.
  • Do you have to stay on the tour? We recommend staying on the route. There are several fun detours included in the tour.
  • Vehicles: Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go? Up to 35-mph. Most roads on tour are residential or in parks, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge? No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW? Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$500.00
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from Early Bird San Francisco GoCar Tour
All our vehicles and helmets are steam-cleaned between tours. High touch areas are wiped with disinfectant wipes, and helmets are treated overnight with UV light. Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Wipes are available to guests at any time during the check in process.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    431 Beach St
    431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    For Fisherman's Wharf Pickup (cross-street is Taylor) - 431 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Ghirardelli Square
    Fort Mason Center
    Fort Point National Historic Site
  • 1
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lombard Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ross D
memphis, United States8 contributions
Couples
I highly recommend this activity ! The route guidance and your narration is excellent . We took advantage of the early bird special 3 hours for the price of two and it was a perfect amount of time to see the highlights of San Francisco ! We had great views of the city , bridges, parks, architecture, and finished by driving down the crooked street of Lombard Street . When you compare the price to the giant tour buses , this personal tour is a great value ! So glad we did it !
Written 26 April 2022
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Krista
2 contributions
My husband and I enjoyed this self guided tour. It was unique and fun. We got to see the whole city in half of a day and return to our favorite sites for an extended visit on our own the next day. I would do this again with my older children on a future trip.
Written 3 May 2022
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Voynette M
5 contributions
Couples
This was by far the best choice we made. We were exposed to so many different parts of SF that I’m sure we would not have found on our own exploring. Amazing guided tour. The staff were also super friendly and awesome. We headed back to not go over our time and when we returned they allowed us to go back down Lombard street without any additional charges. The cars are super cute and easy to maneuver around. The GPS even Cracked jokes while giving details of the surroundings. I would definitely recommend to a first timer.
Written 14 October 2020
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Alexandra Clark
Laguna Beach, CA3 contributions
My 7yr Daughter and I did this on our annual mother-daughter trip, it was our favorite activity. We were able to quickly see the city. It was also great because she quickly became tired walking all of San Francisco. Definitely a Great memory!
Written 14 July 2022
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jerrydivecchio
1 contribution
we spent 3 hours using a go car to really explore san francisco. at one point there was a mechanical problem. we got an immediate response on how to get things fixed. in the process, i accidentally left my phone in the original car! it was found and held for me! boy what a scare and what good service
Written 17 October 2020
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Lori
Pittsburgh, PA126 contributions
Our family did the early bird tour and loved it. The cars were easy to drive. They do not go in reverse but were easy to push if you needed to back up for any reason. We rented from the location near Fisherman's Wharf. Friendly staff. GPS tells you exactly where to go and gives you lots of info about what you are seeing. We were only in town for the weekend with no car so this was a fantastic way to cover a lot of ground and see the city in a short amount of time. Loved that you can stop and get out of the vehicle to take pictures and tour at your leisure. Grab a coffee at the Golden Gate Visitor Center (it's so good and I don't even drink coffee). Driving down Lombard Street was awesome! Super fun tour.
Written 10 October 2019
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Thank you for the incredible review. We are stoked to hear you've enjoyed our tour experience so much. In case you ever visit Spain, we offer the Go Car experience in Barcelona and Madrid. Kind regards.
Written 11 October 2019
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Collins W
Johns Creek, GA33 contributions
Family
We rented 2 of these for an hour tour on our recent west coast spring break trip. We had a great time with the kids driving around and seeing things we had not yet the rest of our time in S.F. Would highly recommend!
Written 19 April 2019
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Thank you for your excellent review. We are glad to hear that you´ve enjoyed yourselves. In case you ever visit the city of San Diego we offer the GoCar experience there as well. Kind regards.
Written 6 May 2019
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Gareth L
Guernsey, UK20 contributions
We booked online pretty much spur of the moment online, having seen this pop up in a Google search.

We turned up, checked in, which was pretty painless and sat through a safety video, which didn't take to long all.

The cars were all out on view, and right by the video room was a really cool looking electric go car, which the wife and I both thought looked amazing. The staff member said he thought it wad great that we both liked it, and said that it had only been taken out once before, but that he would see if we could take it.

When we came out of the briefing, he showed us through the electric car, and we were free to go!

The car was amazing - could handle steep hills, and had a reverse gear - something the normal cars don't!

The tour was great - took in some great sights and gave plenty of en-route options. Be careful of these though - late charges are steep at $1 per minute and if you take all of the options, you are likely to be late back. Go to twin peaks though - whatever you do, don't miss that!

A great three hours that we will always remember - it makes the open top tour bus look pretty lame!

Written 16 February 2020
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Gabriel B
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Family
We had an awesome time doing the early bird tour of San Fran. I went with my 12 year old daughter and we loved it.
The gps navigation and tour guide commentary was great.
Was the most fun we have had in San Fran and I highly recommend it
Written 2 October 2019
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Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad to hear that you've enjoyed the experience. In case you ever visit the city again, we will be glad to have you again.
Written 3 October 2019
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April G
Nashville, TN78 contributions
We walked by the shop and debated on it, and I'm SO glad we went! I wanted to see just a few places but didn't want to go in a large crowd and didn't want to pay the price for a private tour. This was PERFECT! We got to see so much- all the sites! The GPS Navi made it great and was so full of information. We even drove down Lombard! Staff was so friendly and very helpful.
Written 26 May 2019
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Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad to hear that our staff made your experience memorable. In case you are ever in the city, we will glad to have you again! Kind regards.
Written 28 May 2019
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So much fun
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Andrea M
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Great Experience!
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3 hour GPS self-guided tour thru San Francisco
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A must Do!
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Little yellow GoCar of fun
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WHAT A BLAST
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Birthday trip to San Francisco
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Freedom708268
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that was fun!!
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Lunaa0219
Lunaa0219
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Amazing
It was the most amazing thing I've done. Very cool. Definitely recommend. Workers very nice and helpful.
johnnier641
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Awesome self guided tour!!
We have done many tours, including self guided, but this one has to be the best so far. We loved the GPS guiding us
Andysirons
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Worth the money
If you have 3hrs to spare and you want to see more of San Francisco, then hire these to see much more, brilliant ti
Fizzybee
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A fantastic all day experience.
We absolutely blooming LOVED this! Even though you can’t go over any of the bridges (which is really what we wanted