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San Francisco Love Tour provided by San Francisco Love Tours

San Francisco Love Tour
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Tour snapshot
Tour San Francisco with a guide who knows the quickest ways around traffic 
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
On this San Francisco tour, drive down the very steep and crooked Lombard Street, and around neighborhoods such as the Mission, the Castro, and North Beach without worrying about getting around or parking. Venture down streets other bigger bus tours can’t go, and get in the loving spirit the City by the Bay is well known for as you spot famous musicians’ homes while listening to classic 1960s songs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • This ’70s-era VW bus travels on streets that larger buses can’t go down
  • Hear stories about famous musicians and artists who lived in San Francisco
  • Your guide knows the best place to get a photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Fisherman’s Wharf for your convenience
What to expect
This groovy San Francisco tour meets at Fisherman’s Wharf. Once you greet your guide, hop aboard a ’70s-era VW bus, complete with shag carpet, beaded curtains, and hippie vibes. Your tour bus can hold up to only six passengers, so it’s an intimate experience with lots of personalized attention. As you ride through San Francisco’s colorful neighborhoods such as Chinatown, North Beach, the Mission, and the Castro, your guide tells you all about the city’s history and culture. Drive down Lombard Street and pass the homes of famous musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Learn about the city’s past and present during this guided tour as you rock out to classic 1960s songs in between your guide’s fun facts. Your tour also stops at the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo opp of one of the world’s most famous bridges. Your San Francisco tour ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • This ’70s-era VW bus travels on streets that larger buses can’t go down
  • Hear stories about famous musicians and artists who lived in San Francisco
  • Your guide knows the best place to get a photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot at Fisherman’s Wharf for your convenience
What to expect
This groovy San Francisco tour meets at Fisherman’s Wharf. Once you greet your guide, hop aboard a ’70s-era VW bus, complete with shag carpet, beaded curtains, and hippie vibes. Your tour bus can hold up to only six passengers, so it’s an intimate experience with lots of personalized attention. As you ride through San Francisco’s colorful neighborhoods such as Chinatown, North Beach, the Mission, and the Castro, your guide tells you all about the city’s history and culture. Drive down Lombard Street and pass the homes of famous musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Learn about the city’s past and present during this guided tour as you rock out to classic 1960s songs in between your guide’s fun facts. Your tour also stops at the Golden Gate Bridge for a photo opp of one of the world’s most famous bridges. Your San Francisco tour ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 23068P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Fully narrated tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Fully narrated tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 30 Jul 2020
A note from San Francisco Love Tour
Great for social distancing while still exploring the City! We sanitize the VW before every tour, offer hand sanitizers, temperature checks and wear masks at all times. We can take photos for you and send immediately to all parties! We take every precaution to keep you and us safe and happy!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Haight-Ashbury
    Union Square
    Civic Center
  • 1
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lombard Street
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Chinatown
    North Beach
    Little Italy
    The Castro
  • 2
    Mission District
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco Love Tours
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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mcdedrick
Albany, NY1,440 contributions
We booked our VW bus experience well in advance, and payed the slight amount extra for our group of four to have the bus to ourselves. Masks are required in the bus and our driver Judith, who arrived a few minutes early to our hotel to get us, was very friendly and professional and kept hers on the whole time. The tour lasted four hours and took us to places way off the beaten path, and also included the well known spots as our group included first time visitors and seasoned veterans. Even us vets were impressed with Judith’s depth of knowledge and the interesting finds along the way. We easily got in everything we wanted to see and more. And we appreciated being asked at the start what we wanted to include. The VW bus gets lots of attention as well as you are driving along with The Grateful Dead blasting out of their really good sound system. They allow food and drink, even alcoholic beverages, on the bus which I wish we had known in advance as we would have come more prepared. Overall it’s a great way to see the city I. A different way, and it’s highly recommended. Bring your vino!
Written 8 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carin
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions
Excellent way to get to see San Francisco on a beautiful sunny afternoon. The VW van was really cool, and Tyler was an amazing guide - loads of information, really friendly and very chilled. I’d highly recommend doing this tour early in your trip as it will help orientate you and give you ideas about where to spend your time in this great city. ☮️✌️
Written 23 May 2022
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justcallmeDon
Southampton, UK24 contributions
Great way to see the city on a small but unique tour that covers so much more than the big bus tours being peddled across the city. Or tour guide and driver, Tyler, was fab and gave lots of tips and useful advice for touring the city on our own. The only thing I’d say that could be improved is that it would be great to have a longer tour option with short stops at the various locations. Perhaps this is offered and I didn’t spot it on their website? I would highly recommend it though and was conveniently located pickup right by the Argonaut hotel (that we happened to be staying at).
Written 10 June 2022
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Mary Anne N
1 contribution
Apr 2022
My family and I had a great time on the San Francisco Love Tour. Our tour guide, Tyler, was informative and has a wonderful sense of humor. We learned so many things about San Francisco that I just don't think would have been covered on one of the more "traditional" tour buses. I loved the more personalized experience of seeing the city in a small group of 6. It was also fun seeing so many people on the street taking pictures of our VW bus as we passed by. Thanks, Tyler, for an unforgettable experience!
Written 22 April 2022
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John L
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Getting a great overview of the city to help plan our next few days adventures. Judith was our guide and did a great job showing us the different areas of interest and adding some details to each area. My wife and I were fortunate to be the only passengers on this tour. I believe they can handle six at a time in the mini bus. Well worth the time for the private intro to the city.
Written 2 July 2022
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Cindystar858
Ramsey, MN510 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a groovy time on our SF Love Tour with Judith! Her skill while driving the vintage VW van with a stick shift on steep streets in traffic was impressive. We saw many sights in the city in 2 hours and enjoyed all the stories Judith shared with us. Bring out your inner Hippie and have a great time on this tour!
Written 16 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wgm51
Albuquerque, NM113 contributions
Jun 2021
Really fun tour - people would smile and wave as we passed by. Our guide was really easy going and had a great sense of humor. If you want to learn a lot of details about the history of the city and get a lot of specific information this might not be the tour for you, but if you want to have a fun, relaxed time driving around and seeing some of the sights of the city in a unique mode of transportation give this tour a shot.
Written 5 July 2021
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scott b
Plymouth, UK50 contributions
Whist back home in England we looked up some San Francisco Tours and stumbled across SF Love Tours and was like YES we need to do this.. We are die hard VW enthusiasts and thought what better way to see the city than in a VW Bay Window Van.

So we booked for Sunday mid Morning and went to the meeting point to meet our driver. The van was there a little bit early so we wondered over and introduced ourselves to our driver who turned out to be Judith and waited for another family.

We got going on the tour straight away and Judeth launched into full tour enthusiasm which was informative with loads of interesting and crazy facts. We'd already been in SF for 3
Days and felt like we'd seen so much already but Judith threw in plenty more places that we would have discovered or known the facts that went with them.

For us it was just such a fun experience the smell and sound of the bus, back firing coasting down the SF hills, the music Cruising through the streets, it just made us smile from ear to ear constantly.

Judith was brilliant and a great host, made the experience fun with her enthusiasm and her driving could be crazy at times but hey it SF and for us it just made the whole thing so much better.

Only one negetive for me... Get the bus a cell phone holder..😉

Written 15 November 2021
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Mary jo
12 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Tara was a great tour guide! Stopped and took photos for us. Got a good overview of the San Francisco area. The van was great, music was played that went with the era(or the area we were passing through at the time). Would recommend this tour to others
Written 13 May 2022
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Bob Kramer
Ankeny, IA32 contributions
We recently had a 5-day vacation in San Francisco, and this was one of the highlights, in spite of the steady rain. (The only rain during our vacation.) Judith was our driver, and she showed up at the designated time. We were in the van with just one more couple, and off we went. I cannot tell you how many stops and drive-by's we made of attractions. The highlight of course was Golden Gate Bridge, but other drive by locations around the city included the Taylor Street location used in the movie "Bullitt," the Presidio, Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, The Painted Ladies, and AT LEAST 10 other locations. You MUST do this tour !!!
Written 25 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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jen74a
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Brilliant
Henry, our tour guide, was so lovely! Very knowledgeable about the city and very warm and friendly. Thought the cos
likestosail
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THE BEST CITY TOUR OF ALL TIME.
This is a triple 5-star rating. 5 stars for the music of the 60's which was well timed to what we were seeing. 5
415dixier
415dixier
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Not a night time tour as advertised
It was supposed to be a nighttime tour. It was not. Driver texted and asked if we could start at 7p. Got back to
Ngr R
Ngr R
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Excellent tour
The tour was great! Judith was an excellent tour guide. .1960s music was great. 1970s bus was great. tour was excel
Dwayne G
Dwayne G
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A Unique Experience in a Unique Vehicle
This was just great fun! The VW bus was cool, and Alfred was a great guide. We saw all the important sights, incl
tracioconn
tracioconn
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Great way to see San Francisco
What a great way to see San Francisco! Alfred was Informative, funny and helpful. An awesome tour guide! Highly rec
N8354BPsteves
N8354BPsteves
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Christmas tour
Very poor customer service, I appreciate that we're in a Pandemic, but it's now been more than 6 months since our t
KJCosti89
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No answer
Unfortunately I’m writing this review because the company is not answering me,.. I didn’t actually get to take the
catherine c
catherine c
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Hippie love tour
Tyler was our driver. He was very knowledgeable about San Francisco. I found him very patient and willing to take m
E1018UEmaryp
E1018UEmaryp
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What a great way to see SF
What a brilliant afternoon with our funny and informative driver Nick. Would highly recommend this tour to get to k
Dauntless_Traveler
Dauntless_Traveler
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Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair
HIGHLY recommend the Love Tour of SF. Nick, our guide, hit all the hot spots including photo ops of the Golden Gate
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Christmas Lights Tour
So much fun! We weren’t sure what to expect but whatever it was would have been insufficient. From the decked out h
F6016PFstephaniem
F6016PFstephaniem
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Live in the 60s a while!
Great idea for our family of 6 (max)! Judith was an authentic 60s guide with extensive details on area attractions.
moore0104
moore0104
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Highly recommended!
We did a Love Night Tour with Tyler and it was an amazing tour! He was extremely knowledgeable and a great conversa
miab2277
miab2277
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Groovy tour!
This is a fun small group tour in a fab VW bus and a total 60's vibe. We got to go down streets that most tour buse
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