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Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour

San Francisco, United States

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
  • See San Francisco by luxury minivan
  • Stop at some of the city's most iconic points of interest
  • Listen to live commentary on board
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Private transportation
You must provide your own child seat and reserve a spot for the child
Beach St. & Pier 39 - Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "We got to see places the big buses and tours are not allowed to go." See review
  • "Brian has a special permit that allowed him to take us to many sites that prohibit larger vehicles and buses from parking." See review
  • "I would recommend this tour over a bus ANY day because we were able to get much closer to various sites of interest and go down smaller roads than a bus could." See review


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The best way to discover San Francisco
, Dec 2020
Small group (3 persons), you can go everywhere with the SUV. Nice driver, very knowledgeable and a lot of anecdotes.
Best way to see the city
, Mar 2020
My group had an excellent experience on our tour with Brian! Loved that we could get into places that tour buses can’t for a tiny difference in price we had a personalized tour experience! So worth it to go this route!!! I’ve done the big bus tours but did not get even close to the amount of details and insight to the city that Brian had to offer. Highly recommend! Bonus was the local snacks, such a nice touch that gave literally gave us a taste of what the city has to offer.
As Good as it Gets
, Mar 2020
Amazing experience !! Only 4 people in a nice minivan with a tour of entire Sn Fran Guide is as knowledgeable + pleasant as you will ever experience He even provided some local snacks . We travel all over + can say this is as good as it gets
Superb tour of SF in really comfortable 5-person van
, Mar 2020
We travel a lot and have taken many tours. Brian is highly skilled and is among the very best in the industry. His knowledge base is endless and his voice is very clear and pleasant to list to for the 4-hour tour. The 5- passenger van is super comfortable and the snacks he provided were delicious!! We went to all the landmarks mentioned in the ad and many more. Brian has a special permit that allowed him to take us to many sites that prohibit larger vehicles and buses from parking. We were particularly lucky that the weather was crystal clear and fog did not impede any of the spectacular views. San Francisco is 7 miles by 7 miles and jam packed with many interesting sites. Book your tour with Brian and you will get the best tour tour guide in SF.
Excellent Tour of San Francisco
, Feb 2020
Highly recommend! My boyfriend and I were in the Bay Area for the weekend and were looking for a way to explore the city. Brian knows the city in and out and we were able to visit many great neighborhoods throughout the SF area. This tour allows you to see most of the city and gives you ideas on where/how to spend the rest of your trip - thank you Brian!
Experience A Majority of San Francisco in a short amount of time
, Feb 2020
The entire trip was like having an old friend take you on a tour of San Francisco. We experienced many locations that the larger tour buses could not go. Brian was a wealth of information about the neighborhoods and culture of San Francisco. We would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to experience the majority of San Francisco in a short amount of time.
Informative & Comfy
, Feb 2020
This tour was the absolute best way to start our trip in San Francisco! Brian took us by all the best tourist sights. We ended the trip so pleased that on our first morning in S.F. we had ideas of what to do for the next 3 days. We would have missed out had we not done this fantastic tour first. He is super knowledgeable of the city and facts!! GREAT GREAT TOUR! Do yourself a favor and book this! It is also such a comfortable and easy way to get around town! If you don't like buses, this is for you.
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Seeing areas you can't get to on a large bus
, Jan 2020
We recommend this tour with Brian, he was very knowledgable about the area and we never felt rushed as we got out to take pictures.
An Absolute Must!
, Dec 2019
Brian is not only the most informative tour guide, he also has a great personality! We had the best time on this tour that covers areas other tours are not even permitted to go. If you really want to feel the love of this city, take this tour; you won't be disappointed.
Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Minivan Tour
, Jul 2019
Excellent tour!!! Would recommend to anyone and everyone visiting San Francisco. The tour guide, Brian, was extraordinarily professional and extremely knowledgeable. The minivan itself was very clean and comfortable and added to the amazing experience of the tour.

Product code: 72999P3

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