31 reviews of Ride the Magic Bus: A 1960s-Era San Francisco Tour
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Reviewed by Cheryl M, April 2013
I was scheduled to take the tour, which I have wanted to do for two years (since I first learned about it. However, because I had some of my employees and coworkers who had to be off for medical leave or obligations away from the office, I had to cancel my trip to San Francisco. I'll be sure to take the tour the next time I am in the city. Cheryl Mueller
Reviewed by Spanish traveller, Spain, March 2013
This was our last trip and was fabulous. We saw parts of San Francisco that the other bus trips didn't show us, and the way the blinds came down showing 60s scenes and music was great. The lady tour guide was very amusing and knowledgable, and we all left the tour with a gift. If you don't do anything else, do this!
Reviewed by jo-ann, October 2012
it was funny but it wasnt for me but the older ppl with me loved it
Reviewed by Carol S, October 2012
Wow best bus tour ever. Takes you back to the sixties, which I loved as I wasn't even born then, so anyone who was I am sure will love it even more. The guys who run the tour are totally in to the spirit of it all, its a timewarp fantasy i definately recommend. Great stop at Golden Gate Park, great music and history lessons. I most definately recommend this tour, be prepared to change your name, and enjoy the peace and love.
Reviewed by Jeffrey T C, Australia, October 2012
She was most enthusiastic and did a great job despite a loss of power at the later stage. She offered a refund which was not necessary.
Reviewed by Rayls, October 2012
Wow, it took me back to the 70's when I lived in SF singing along to the music. The tour guide was fantastic with her rose coloured glasses and vintage clothing, the tour was a "trip"
Golden Gate park even looked the same except the Hippie's have been replaced by the homeless people, but with some imagination you can pretend it's the same as it was back then. Highly recommend this one if you're over 50 years old. My 23 year old daughter struggled to understand what it was all about but she went along for the ride and particpated with the vibe of the tour
Reviewed by Martha C, September 2012
Peace,love and grooviness abound on the magic bus, whose window shades work like eyelids.
Reviewed by Donna R, September 2012
All baby boomers need to take this walk/ride down memory lane; 1967 the summer of love. Absolutely enjoyed it to the max. Enjoyed the singing, the memories and the tour gal, Ms. A...she was awesome! I plan another trip with other friends in Sept 2013; will book this tour again. Hip hio hoorah for the bus driver too! Nice guy; great driver. Donna, Spfld, IL
Reviewed by Parker, August 2012
This was an enjoyable trip back to the day. Lots of background info not commonly know on the city events of the time. Our 15 year old daughter loved it and we did too. The tour guides were a trip, very enjoyable, and and totally cool.
Reviewed by Linda, USA, August 2012
The people coordinating this tour put a lot of effort and thought, more than any other tour I have ever been on, into making this tour the very best possible for the visitors. From receiving a flower for our hair to the very professional souvenoir 3-D booklet, everything was well-planned, easy to understand and fun. My 17yr old son said this was the highlight of our 3+ days in SF. It is innovative, upbeat and informative.
Reviewed by MR D H PARKIN P, July 2012
The Magic Bus Tour is unique. Fantastic entertainment and a real insight into the politics and culture of the 60s. Enjoy using your imagination and join in the sing-a-longs. A shame it's not advertised more - people are missing out!
Reviewed by Sally P, July 2012
The Magic Bus was a hoot. The guide was terrific and fun. This is a multi-media tour that is very well done. You certainly have to "play along," but please do -- and enjoy a trip back in time to the time that the Beats were hip and the Summer of Love was magic. If you lived the era, it's a fun trip down memory lane -- if you're too young to remember, it's a fun history lesson.
Reviewed by Gailey, July 2012
WELL I WAS SO SURPRISED, AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, BUT WITHOUT ADOUBT A TOUR THAT TOOK YOU BACK IN TIME, AND NOT TO BE MISSED.THANK YOU VIATOR
Reviewed by Bonnie D, July 2012
Groovy. What a fun way to visit (or revisit) the 60's era in San Francisco! The tour was very informative and entertaining, never a dull moment. The guide was a treat, who gave us treats! The bus was magical!
The 60's was a unique time in our national history and so much of the social activity at that time took place in San Francisco. Riding the Magic Bus through Haight-Ashbury and Golden Gate Park wearing a flower in my hair and listening to Janis Joplin made my SF visit complete. Just ride the Magic Bus! It's a trip, man.
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