Vantigo San Francisco City Tour

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 7
Mobile ticket


Looking for an authentic San Francisco experience? Trade the tour bus for a vintage Volkswagen van that easily navigates the city’s less-traveled lanes. Vantigo’s San Francisco City Tour takes you through 14 famed districts, complete with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and several other storied landmarks. Along the way, we will stop and take photos while we share tales of earthquakes that shaped the landscape, industrial shifts from the 1849 Gold Rush to the rise of Silicon Valley, 1960s counterculture, and surprising insights that only a local would know.

Whether this is your first San Francisco visit or you’ve lived here for years, you’ll see the city from a new perspective. Book today. Then, sit back and enjoy the ride!


  • Professional guide
  • Access to districts the large buses cannot go
  • Bottled water

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Union Square, 333 Post St San Francisco Shopping Districts, San Francisco, CA 94108-4901

Drive through / Pick up / Drop off

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

Drive through / pick up and drop off

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

Drive through

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

Stop for photos

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Drive through

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

drive through

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

Photo stop

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Stop for photos

Duration: 10 minutes

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

See the major museums (DeYoung - Academy of Science) and gardens (Botanical - Japanese)

Stop At: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94114

Stop for photos

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Stop for photos

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Civic Center, Off Of Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94118

Drive through

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

Haight Street

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended tip amount: $15-20 per passenger (tips make up a large chunk of tour guide income in the U.S!)
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 7 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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

Special Birthday celebrations. I had done a lot of research before booking this adventure, to hopefully have the tour we were looking for- I had booked as a surprise for when we arrived in San Francisco...(We were NOT disappointed!) First afternoon, sun was shining, all excited to have actually...

March 2022

Chad is the most perfect tour guide. As someone who has lived in SF and wanted to share my love for the city with my 12 year old, Chad nailed it. Full of interesting trivia, history and uniquely SF views, I recommend this to anyone and everyone! Soundtrack was the cherry on top!

April 2022

The most perfect introduction to San Francisco as first time visitors which gave us an excellent orientation of the city and helped us decide how to plan the rest of our time. Chad was awesome - funny and friendly with a massive knowledge of the city. He took us to great photo spots and was happy...

Ray S
April 2022

Riding the city streets in the vintage VW van took us to places you wouldn't see on a big tour bus. Chad was an awesome host with a great knowledge of the area. Great photo opportunities and probably the best view of the city and the bay. A must if you prefer a more personal trip to explore th...

April 2022

We had the best time on this tour. Chad was an amazing tour guide and took us to the best places throughout the city taking us through all the history and facts about the areas. Very good photo spots too. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed!!

April 2022

The whole tour was a great experience our tour guide was so amazing and friendly and Harvey was so good to us .

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