Vantigo San Francisco City Tour

18 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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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, Twin Peaks and several other storied landmarks. Along the way, we’ll 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!



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 18 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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John C, Mar 2020 Verified
Eliza was a wonderful tour guide! I booked this tour for my family of six and really enjoyed it. The route was perfect, the amount of time we stopped was brief but effective, and Eliza provided a nice balance of information and quiet time with a great playlist to keep us entertained during the drive. I would highly recommend this experience if you're looking for a small group tour of the city.
Dana M, Feb 2020 Verified
Great tour - our guide was funny and very knowledgeable! We were never rushed. It was so much more personal than a big bus tour. I lived in the area 20 years and still learned new things on this tour! A+++++++
Nicola H, Feb 2020 Verified
Fab tour very good tour guide, saw places which we wouldn't have had time to see, nice small group of eight people.
Ingar B, Dec 2019 Verified
The VW van tour was a blast. Micah was a fantastic driver/guide. He was funny, engaging, and very informative with lots of interesting facts and tips for food and fun. The tour itself hits all of the highlights of the city and includes beautiful views of the city, Golden Gate, and the water. What better way is there to cruise through Haight-Ashbury but in an old VW van?
kashenab_8, Nov 2019 Verified
We decided to go on this tour the first morning of our trip and it was wonderful! We got the lay of the land and knew exactly what to do and where to go for the rest of our trip! Very informative and super fun!
Bas D, Nov 2019 Verified
Be prepared to see a lot of smiles as the brightly colored VW van winds its way through San Francisco. This is a great way to see the best sights in San Francisco, with some amazing views you didn't expect. Eliza was a wonderful guide and I highly recommend this tour.
Cecelia P, Oct 2019 Verified
This was an awesome way to see the city in a day. Mike our tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. We had a great time with our Tor companions the van only fit 7 people so it's in it intimate way to see the city without being on a huge tour bus. We would recommend this to everyone
Jessica G, Oct 2019 Verified
I'd recommend this tour to anyone visiting SF! Chad was an amazing tour guide, super friendly and knowledgable (and took good photos for us), and Harvey the bus was really fun to ride in! I loved seeing all the sights, stopping for pictures, having people wave at us and take pictures of the bus as we drove around (and seeing them smile!). I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a tour of the city. I had also done a big red bus tour in the past and this was WAY better. And PS this is the original VW bus tour company, go with these guys over the knock-offs! Really affordable too btw. We got great photos, saw most of the city, and it was a great way to spend an afternoon.
Lisa H, Oct 2019 Verified
Micah was excellent as a driver and tour host. He was informative and very personable. Enjoyed the tour and would recommend to all.
Cyndi O, Sep 2019 Verified
It was so much fun , our driver Chad was great and very interesting he gave us so much information and made the day memorable

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