Bus tours in San Francisco

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Bus Tours in San Francisco

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Wine Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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5–6 hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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  • Matt
    1 contribution
    Amazing guide that provided interesting information all along the roadtrip. Meeting instructions were super clear, everything was right on time and the activities were winderful
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • Purvis H
    2 contributions
    Great way to get around and see San Francisco. Rating would have been a five, but one driver we had dropped us in Little Italy, and told us it was the best way to get to China Town, which is where we wanted to go. We're almost 80 and wanted the shortest walk. He was unpleasant and not really interested in helping the passengers with questions etc. While making the trek back, we watched another Big Bus stop at China Town and drop off passengers.

    BTW: Another driver (White bearded old hippie type) was outstanding. He added local flavor and commentary to the ride at each stop.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Milagros PP
    6 contributions
    We are very demanding when it comes to this things and this tour was over our expectations. I would say that Brian was the best part of it. Not only he shared with us plenty of information about yosemite, but he also included explanatory videos to understand better the nature of the place. We highly recommend it!
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Jeff
    Oakdale, MN1 contribution
    The Experience itself is a very long day. Lot of time on the bus. Nothing the company can do about that. But a great experience.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Rick
    Manchester, UK2 contributions
    Fun, charismatic and engaging tour. Three great vineyards and a fantastic tour guide.

    Picked up from our hotel and given the lowdown on San Fran neighbourhoods before getting over to Sonoma via Sausalito. We had the option to get dropped off via Sausalito to take the ferry back - which we opted for and had a wonderful sunset trip back to the SF port terminal
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • JoJo B
    Brooklyn, NY17 contributions
    This tour was definitely worth it and I highly recommend it. I was in San Francisco for just 4 days for a meeting and the tour gave me a great historical overview of the city and ideas of places to check out solo when I come back (and I will come back thanks to this tour). Kimmy was the best, most energetic, fun, funny, and knowledgeable guide one could ask for and made the best of any minor hiccups along the way. I enjoyed the wineries that came with some key tips from Kimmy and the lunch stop was awesome too. I loved, loved, loved the tour!
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Yonatan S
    8 contributions
    That was a great experience which exceed our expectations! Casey the guide was great, the tour was well organized, and the wines were excellent!
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Brian C
    3 contributions
    Muir woods- fantastic. If possible, go on an early or late visit to Muir- far less people, nice and quiet. We had a van of eight people from all over: Virginia, Omaha, Australia and Pennsylvania. James was super talkative in a good way. He narrated most of the way. Alcatraz. We wish we had more time there, but saw most of what we wanted to see. Everything moved along smoothly with no hassles. Do this tour and the Big Bus tour and you can say you've experienced San Francisco.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Mish1012
    Nuneaton, UK123 contributions
    If you want to see San Fransisco from a different perspective that then this is the tour for you. We took the GoCar 2 seater buggy which comes with a GPS tour guide that takes you round two routes, depending on the tariff you opt for.

    We did a full day which equated to $299 plus $25 in insurance. it may sound expensive but its a whole 8 hour for two, zipping about in these vehicles, taking in many sights and having a pure adrenaline rush. The virtual guide is spot on and during our day we took in both routes, even venturing to the Giants ground on game day.

    We took in places we wouldn't have considered including the fabulous Palace of Fine Arts, beautiful beaches and a walk across the golden gate bridge (you cannot drive this, you have to park and walk over). The longer tour takes you out of the city. We took in the artisan, winding roads, parks, lakes, culture and beautiful architecture. We There are also detours which we took advantage of ..... we were able to take in the breathtaking views of Twin Peaks .

    The shorter route is very much city and takes in China Town, the main shopping area, the port etc. Also awesome but we are glad we did the whole day. Family members did 2 hours and did not enjoy the experience..... this was purely because of nerves and tetchy weather and no reflection on the tour company or the route.

    The cars sit low so be mindful if you have a bad back. For us UK drivers the left hand drive could be a challenge (luckily 'my driver' (hubby) was experienced having driven abroad before).

    We buddied up with a lovely Canadian couple who we met on the tour and we have stayed in touched. The benefits to this is capturing those couple photos you want but don't like handing your phone over for, especially when you aren't brilliant at selfies.

    The staff at GoCars were amazing. They let my 'man child' sit in the souped up cars for photo's which then prompted every other 'man child' to do the same while wives/partners looked on most bemused.

    This was an amazing experience for us both which we absolutely recommend. Superb......
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Suzi T
    12 contributions
    I had an amazing experience on this tour!! Rolando was an amazing guide! Highly recommend to anyone! “Karl” (apparently the locals name for the fog) prevented us from getting good pictures of the bridge but everything else was amazing. Gave me such a different perspective on the city. Muir Woods was simply breathtaking!!
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • Wanderinglassie
    El Paso, TX33 contributions
    i enjoyed this trip. Yosemite was amazing and we had fantastic weather.
    The drive up the mountain was beautiful but very twisty and I did feel sick. Our driver/narrator was pleasant. Most of the narration didn't start until we hit the mountain. On the way back he showed a movie about a guy who climbed El Capitaine free style. We did a few toilets and snack stops as it is a long drive (4 hours there and back). We still had to wear masks on the bus (Ugh! but I understand)
    Pinning down the actual pickup time was challenging. TripAdvisor site said 6am, then 6.30am then ticket said 6.50am. I called the Incredible Adventures office to clarify pickup and was told to be at Union Square Hilton by 6.45am. Bus arrived about 7.10am. The bus was fine with about 20 people. I was impressed with the way the driver drove those roads up to the valley (not a lot of safety guards, but a lot of shear drops.) We drove through some cute little towns, and I wished we had stopped in them versus the grocery stores and heard something about them other than they were mining towns (I guess we had time limits). We had stops in stunning spots to take pictures (about 10mins) and 3 hours to walk around Yosemite Village and falls, get some lunch and check out Museum, falls, Indian Village and Ansel Adams Gallery. The views from the valley were just amazing such a beautiful place
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • ostrofskym
    Duluth, MN8 contributions
    This was an amazing experience and worth every cent to see these amazing places in a 5-6 hour period of time!!!

    Our tour guide, Brenden, was fantastic and shared so many amazing stories about San Francisco & surrounding area history. He was also really funny and entertaining!

    Well done, Dylan Tours!!!
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Alan D
    Village of Golf, FL1 contribution
    I was in town and wanted to go back to Muir Woods. I enjoyed the additional city tour they offered and not much additional expense. My tour guide was so funny repeated everything twice and really understood the city.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Yomaira Perdomo
    Puerto Rico215 contributions
    Amazing experience, really loved the personal touch and small group experience. You feel like a friend is giving you a tour of their hometown, instead of a regular tour. This is what I was really looking for a tour of San Francisco, my second time visiting. It's really fun and the tour guide is very knowleadgeable. Higly recommended to do!
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • travelfun2468
    Portland, OR2 contributions
    Good Itinerary and tour guide ... nice bus even if the seats were really close together with very little leg room! Enjoyed all the stops, wish we had more time in Carmel maybe less in Monterey. Highly recommend this tour!
    Written 11 September 2022
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