We found the tour to be very comfortable clean and very informative - highly recommend it. Find it difficult to have to tip a large amount even though we paid a fee for the tour. Tipping is not compulsory but expected at every turn.More
We found the tour to be very comfortable clean and very informative - highly recommend it. Find it difficult to have to tip a large amount even though we paid a fee for the tour. Tipping is not compulsory but expected at every turn.MoreShow less
Thank you for taking the tour! Glad you liked it. The deal with tipping is basically how guides make most of there money. Similar to eating in restaurant in the US if you had good service you would tip about 18%. In SF the rent makes it hard for anyone to live in town. Tipping makes sure that people who are not in Tech can still afford to live here and share its history. One big tip to save on the tour is to book through our website directly. A lot of resellers tack on extra fees.
On a recent visit to SF we decided to try a smaller tour company. We were lucky enough to have Chad as our Vantigo driver/guide. It was a good decision as we had a great tour and learned so much about the history of SF and the many points of interest along the way. With the small group it was easy to load and unload at the stops and to interact with the whole group. I would highly recommend Vantigo for anyone interested in touring SF and especially with Chad as the driver.
Thank you for the high praise for Chad! He is truly a great guide and SF historian. Good luck with the rest of your time in SF.
This is my first time visiting San Francisco with my boyfriend and his family so of course everyone wanted to check out all of the iconic spots that make the city so unique— and what better way to do just that? Our tour was led by Eliza, who was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, in their red van (aka Lilly). We got to visit so many places within the city in a relatively short time span— perfect when you’re only here for a few days and want to get lots done. Overall, our tour could not have gone better!!
Thank you so much for supporting our little company. Glad you had a great time with Eliza cruising through SF. Hope the rest of your weekend was a blast. Let us know if there is anything we could improve upon.
Vantigo’s red bus “Lilly” piloted by Eliza took us on an awesome tour of San Francisco’s best views, sites and history lessons - tons of fun!! We’ve been on other tours in SF but hands down this was the best.
Lillie thanks you for taking a ride with us! Glad you had a great time with us even after being with other tours in SF. Let us know if there is anything we can improve upon :)
A fantastic tour in an old VW van. Chris was the perfect guide, knowledgable and witty in equal measure. I’d definitely recommend this outfit and am planning another tour when I return to SF in July!
Thank you so much for touring with us! Hope the rest of your weekend was great and we will see you in August.
My family and I had a blast with Lilly and Zach! The bus (Lilly) is beautiful and had no problems during our tour through San Francisco. The tour was close to four hours and roughly 40 miles. We got lots of looks and waves throughout. Zach was friendly and a great guide with lots of tips for navigating the rest of our trip. He's been living in SF for 9 years so he has a wealth of knowledge about the city and happy to share it. He recommended a couple places to eat and a few shops which were all 5 stars. I HIGHLY recommend booking with Vantigo on the first or second day of your trip. It'll help you get familiar with the city so you can get the most out of your visit. Even if you're only visiting for a couple days you'll get to see everything and take some good pics! I actually called them beforehand and they gave me tips on what part of the city to stay and a few other tidbits. 5 stars all the way!
Wow! Thank you so much for supporting our little company and riding along in our VW bus Lillie with Zachary! We totally agree that most people should try and book this early in order to get a good lay of the land. If you found anything else we could add to our recommendation sheet just let us know!