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Tour code: 5723BUG
Discover San Francisco behind the wheel of a classic Volkswagen Bug on this 3-hour tour. Follow your onboard GPS to 40 pre-loaded destinations like Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf and Haight-Ashbury. Use the included high-definition video camera to capture your top-down drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, then remove it to take photos of you and your party in front of the Painted Ladies. Leave this tour with a flash drive full of memories of the City by the Bay.


  • Drive through San Francisco at your own pace aboard a GPS-guided classic Volkswagen Bug
  • Be guided to 40 pre-loaded locations like Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Coit Tower and the Presidio
  • Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito or the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island
  • Directions are available by text and voice in more than 20 languages
  • Each rental car is equipped with an HD video camera to capture your entire trip!

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What You Can Expect

3 Hour Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco in a Classic VW Bug

Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge!

Climb behind the wheel of your classic Volkswagen convertible Bug at Fisherman's Wharf. Bring up to 3 friends in this stick-shift car.

Explore San Francisco at your own pace, using the touch, text or voice options in more than 20 languages to access the 40 pre-loaded destinations in your onboard GPS. Add other sites that aren't on the list if you have somewhere special you want to visit.

Drive down Chinatown's busy streets, cruise through the natural beauty of the Presidio or hit Ocean Beach to dip your toes in the mighty Pacific Ocean. Follow the movie location tour to see filming locations from movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullitt and Vertigo. Head for the Golden Gate Bridge and end up in charming Sausalito, just across the bridge in Marin County. Use the portable HD camera to film your adventures and take photos along the way. Stop for a picnic using the car's provided picnic basket in one of the city's many amazing green spaces, like Golden Gate Park, Dolores Park or McLaren Park.

Once your adventure is over, return the car to Fisherman's Wharf and walk away with a memory card holding the record of your San Francisco voyage.

Lowest price shown is per person based on the 3-hour tour with a party of four passengers.
For a full list of pre-loaded locations, see the Itinerary section below.


Pre-loaded San Francisco locations on your GPS:

Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street
Ghirardelli Square
Coit Tower
North Beach
Filbert Steps
Telegraph Hill
Fort Mason Center
Cable Car Museum
Octagon House
Marina District
Ferry Building
Union Square
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Yerba Buena Gardens
Painted Ladies
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
California Academy of Sciences
Palace of Fine Arts
The Fillmore
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco City Hall
49 Mile Drive
Bay Bridge
Alamo Square
AT&T Park
Crissy Field
Fort Point
Golden Gate Park
Castro Theatre
Mission Dolores Park
Golden Gate Bridge
De Young Museum
Japanese Tea Garden
Lincoln Park
Land's End
Ocean Beach
Legion Of Honor
San Francisco Zoo
Muir Woods
Film locations

Customer Reviews

Cynthia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is some of the best money we have spent in San Francisco! Our car ran outstanding and was SUPER cute! One thing that we really liked is the car is not plastered with advertising and everywhere you go people think its your classic car and are envious of your ride. We went everywhere in our 4 hours, highlight was cruising over the Golden Gate bridge into Sausalito and then all around the Marin Headlands and that was just the start of our 4 hour tour! The customer service was GREAT, very friendly, helpful and everything was ready for us on time. We can't wait to rent again! Recommend the 4 hour tour, you won't want to give the car up!

Gustavo B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a great way to explore San Francisco and the surrounding area at your own pace. I highly recommend it! The people that run this tour are super nice and very accommodating. The only negative that I would have about this tour is that the GPS sometimes does not get the best reception so make sure to have your Smart Phone with you just in case. Lastly make sure that you are very comfortable driving a car with manual transmission, especially while driving up the steep inclines of the city streets.

Jeremy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best thing I did in San Francisco. We rented the green 1961 convertible for 5 hours. Went across the Golden Gate Bridge, down Lombard Street, along the Pacific Coast, and through Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury. Only issue I had was Google Maps told me the pick up was the old location, so make sure to go to the new place by the Pier. Car ran great. Very speedy and no problem on the steep hills. You will get more stares and comments than if you were driving a Ferrari. No joke.

Cory W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great ride! Brought back great Memories before we sold out to society.

Deanna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Do it!! This was the greatest way to travel around the city. We had the vw for 5 hours, it comes equipped with a pre-programmed gps with about 40 locations on it. More than enough time to see everything you could want and more. As great as the car was, we laughed alot about the comments from people on the street. Many thumbs up, and we were even told 'You are too fly for your white wall tires, bro'. We went to Fort Point, Golden Gate bridge, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Painted Ladies and more. The car also comes with a video camera to allow you to film 1 hour of your trip. You are then given the SD card to take home. So much fun.

Lars Buhl D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

A once in a lifetime experience. I renteded the Bug as a surprise on my moms 60th birthday and it was the best surprise ever. The car is easy to drive and it took Lombard street without any problems!!!! Go for it!!!!!!!

Larry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

What a great time. Our first trip to San Francisco and driving a 1961 VW convertible bug around town. The next time we go we will be renting this cutie again.

eric t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This was the best thing I have every planned for my wife. Her birthday wish was to drive a classic Bug. So I planned a whole weekend around this amazing adventure. The tour was perfect as it was created for our special interest of Old architecture. Thank you Bugster!!!

Mary R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We loved the bug! It was clean and well-kept. Made our wedding even more memorable. Stan was really nice and accommodating too. I would definitely book this trip again!

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Absolutely brilliant fun. Had the Bug for two hours and saw a lot of the city, including a trip over the Golden Gate bridge, in a very unique way. The GPS Stan provides is really easy to use and has all the major sights pre-programmed in, whilst the on-board video was also a great idea. Highly recommended!!

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