Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 5
Mobile ticket


Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by a luxury van.  Trade the large tour bus for a guided luxury van and see more of San Francisco! Your guide takes you through more neighborhoods & photo stops, complete with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks and several other famous landmarks.


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Phone Chargers

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Pick up & Drop off

Duration: 5 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: 1070 Lombard Street between Jones St and Hyde St, 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, 210 Lincoln Boulevard on the Presidio's Main Post, 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: ///, 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


Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

Get to see San Fran on a more detailed and personal level in a minivan rather than a tour bus and ask questions to your heart’s content

May 2022

Excellent tour. Comfortable van which was really nice. The tour was thorough, not rushed and we saw so much of the city. This tour definitely goes where the big busses can’t go.

May 2022

This is the perfect way to see the city! Brain was probably the most knowledgeable tour guide we've ever had and we learned so much about the city. He also has great recommendations for places to eat and neighborhoods to check out after the tour is over. He is very accommodating and the water and...

April 2022

Very professional and experienced tour guide ( Bryan). Simply you get to know all San Francisco. Well reccomended

April 2022

Brian gave us an outstanding tour of San Francisco in a very comfortable mini-van that was the perfect size for getting around town. He is very knowledgeable and gave us so much information that we found ourselves sharing his info on later tours we took. We loved going to the outskirts of the C...

April 2022

Wonderful trip, covered all main aspects. Tour guide is populated with immense knowledge about the city. Way better then big bus tours. More personalized experience and you get to visit more areas where big tour busses can fit.

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