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San Francisco Love Tour

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From $85.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Hop on a ‘70s-era VW bus and get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today. Starting and ending at Fisherman’s Wharf, this 2-hour sightseeing tour takes you around the city, including Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. See the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So settle into a neon-blue seat and dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
  • 2-hour San Francisco sightseeing tour
  • See the city’s landmarks aboard a colorful 1970s Volkswagen bus
  • Wind through Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more
  • Travel on streets that larger vehicles cannot pass through
  • Enjoy photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide
  • This small-group tour is limited to 12 people (6 people per bus), ensuring a more memorable experience

What's Included

  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2899 Hyde St
    2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

    Our buses will pull-up ON HYDE street near the corner of Hyde & Jefferson Street. Landmarks are side of the Argonaut Hotel or the park across the street.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • While not wheelchair accessible, that doesn’t stop us from helping out with folding a wheelchair and placing it in the back. So come and have fun!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tips - Yes please and thank you! It is customary for those of us who work in the service industry to expect to earn gratuity in order to meet living standards. Usually is 15%-20% of your total purchase or at least $10 per person. Thanks in advance!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Love Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Love Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Highly recommended for getting your bearings at the start of your holiday.
Remember the VW bus is old and glamorous so if you not up for throwback then find a limo.
1,365 reviews
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Great experience
Melanie_T, Dec 2022
Terra, our driver and guide, was awesome! She really knew her way around San Francisco and was glad to share its interesting history. "Sunshine," our VW bus, was gorgeous and easy to spot as we turned the corner at our pickup time. Definitely well worth the money, we saw all the famous sites we were going to try driving around to see and many more than we would have never even known about.
Fun and unique tour!
Jill_F, Dec 2022
Tara was a great guide! We enjoyed the bus, the music and the history she shared! It was a great experience
Tauheedah_J, Dec 2022
The guide was friendly & knowledgeable about the area. He let me sit up front which was extremely fun when it came to exploring the steepness of the hills. I highly recommend this tour!
Great tour with Cy! Lots...
Camilo_A, Nov 2022
Great tour with Cy! Lots of interesting facts, and a great overview of the whole city. Highly recommend.
We took this tour and...
Wendy_H, Nov 2022
We took this tour and didn’t realize how fun and educational it was! Loved that we took a trip around SF that most wouldn’t see and hear the story about. Cyrus was Super knowledgeable about every detail of San Francisco. We would give him a 100 out of 10.
You will not regret it!
Elyza_D, Nov 2022
This was the best tour I've taken. Cy - the driver, has a great personality and very knowledgeable. We saw parts of the city I never knew existed. If you’re not familiar with the city, make sure you leave early enough from where you’re staying, there could be moderate to heavy traffic. You'll love this tour and not regret it!
Ramon was a great tour...
Ann_B, Nov 2022
Ramon was a great tour guide. Full of knowledge and a fun time!! We saw all the sites while being able to sit comfortably in the bus. The tour stopped at a few spots so we could get out and take pictures. I would recommend this tour!
A hidden gem
Brenda_C, Nov 2022
The views and the stories! My husband and I loved this tour so much we bought one for our daughter who was traveling solo and she raved about it too! Can't recommend the experince highly enough. You see so much of the city in one tour. And the van and the guide are a trip in themselves:)
Therasa_M, Nov 2022
This tour was so much fun and informative. Terra was so professional and made the entire trip one of the highlights. The only downside at all was that we had to do it in the dark. I feel like when it starts getting dark earlier the times of the tours should change. As much fun as it was, it would have been so much better in daylight. Of course this takes nothing at all away from our guide. Just a general comment.
All of it. The route, the...
Lumita_S, Nov 2022
All of it. The route, the music, the information. Our guide Tara was great! Professional, very well informed, personable! Thank you
The grooviest way to see San Francisco
Alison_B, Nov 2022
If you only have a couple of hours to spend in San Francisco then this is the best tour to do. We were driven through all the main districts, saw some famous buildings and houses and stopped for a photo opportunity at the Golden Gate Bridge. And we did it all in a colourful Volkswagon Kombi van with hippy music playing! Totally awesome!
The absolute best experience
Jodi_S, Nov 2022
The absolute best trip ever celebrating a 70th bday. Our tour guide Cyrus was awesome he was so knowledgeable about the city and took us to all the hot spots. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great time in San Francisco.
Great way to see the city!
Lynn_C, Nov 2022
Great ride through the city! Cyrus was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide! Highly recommended!!
Tour guide was magic
Jake_S, Nov 2022
The tour guide, Cyrus, was very knowledgeable about the landmarks we saw as he grew up in San Francisco. His insight gave us info that we would not have been able to hear from another tour guide. Also, he had a great sense of humor which made to the tour more enjoyable.
Fun and informative SF tour!
Tiffany_S, Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Tara, was amazing!! Wonderful tidbits of knowledge and fun facts all throughout the tour. She has great energy and we loved exploring all of the cool spots SF has to offer while in the fun comfort of the VW with good music!
Outstanding Tour
Sara_M, Nov 2022
Tara was an excellent tour guide. Very fun and informative. Highly recommended. Great tour of the unique aspects of the city
Do not want to miss this🤗
Mary_D, Nov 2022
Our tour guide Tara was fantastic🤗 She was very fun and informative. This was definitely our favorite tour!!! Highly recommend👍🏻
The history, the tour...
Miki_B, Nov 2022
The history, the tour guide Judith’s knowledge and the 70’s music! Very pleasant and fun! I would recommend the tour if your time is limited in San Francisco.
Groovy Guide and Tour!
Mimi_B, Nov 2022
Judith was a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide! Even with all the rain, she was a superb driver and we learned so much about one of my favorite cities! Don’t hesitate to take this tour!
Great Tour!!
David_H, Nov 2022
Great Tour! Tour Guide was knowledgeable and made the Tour an amazing one. Enjoyed the historical narrative during the Tour!!


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