San Francisco City Tour

Join us on our 4-hour San Francisco 7x7** City Tour as he takes you deep into the heart of the City by the Bay. We'll venture through 14 unique historic districts of the city in our classic Volkswagen Van (Lillie or Harvey). Shake, rattle and roll down the road as you learn about the great earthquakes which helped shape the city. Learn about the history that brought on such culture shifts as the Gold Rush and the rise of Silicon Valley. Groove to the tunes as we road trip through the birth place of the Summer of Love. Leave your heart in San Francisco after experiencing the sights, sounds and world famous views of such places as Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Twin Peaks. Climb on in for a truly unique San Francisco based adventure with Vantigo!

Looking for an authentic San Francisco experience? Trade the tour bus for a vintage Volkswagen van that easily navigates the city’s less-traveled lanes. Vantigo’s San Francisco City Tour takes you through 14 famed districts, complete with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Twin Peaks and several other storied landmarks. Along the way, we’ll share tales of earthquakes that shaped the landscape, industrial shifts from the 1849 Gold Rush to the rise of Silicon Valley, 1960s counterculture, and surprising insights that only a local would know.

Whether this is your first San Francisco visit or you’ve lived here for years, you’ll see the city from a new perspective. Book today. Then, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Where do you go?

  • Golden Gate Bride/Fort Point (photo stop)
  • Legion of Honor
  • Sutro Baths/Cliff House (snack stop)
  • Ocean Beach
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Alamo Square (photo stop)
  • The Haight Ashbury
  • Twin Peaks (photo stop)
  • The Castro
  • The Mission
  • Civic Center (photo stop if time allows)
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown
  • Financial District
  • SoMa (South of Market)
  • Ferry Building/The Embarcadero
  • North Beach
  • Coit Tower (photo stop)
  • Fishermen's Wharf
  • The Marina
  • Palace of Fine Arts (photo stop)
  • The Presidio

what's included

  • Three and a half hour guided tour
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • Seven photo stops (weather permitting)
  • A few extra surprises!


  • $67 per adults
  • $37 per child for ages 5 to 12 (Please note: While we welcome children on most Vantigo tours, ages 4 and under are only permitted when the responsible party reserves the entire van.)
  • $600 Private tour which includes pick-up & drop-off of your choosing in San Francisco as well as customizable 4 hour itinerary.

Tour Schedules

Vantigo San Francisco City Tours depart at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  

  • WHEN: Tours run Monday to Sundays (Holidays, Large SF events, and disasters excluded)
  • TOUR LENGTH: 3.5 Hours


ADDRESS: 1302 Columbus ave. 


(North entrance of the Westin St. Francis in front of the Gallery of Jewels Store tour bus zone)


  • 8:15 AM
  • 10:15 AM
  • 1:15 PM

Please Note: Reservations Required


Tour Cancellation Policy

Vantigo has a 48-hour tour cancellation policy. If we receive your cancellation more than 48 hours before the start of your tour, you can expect a full refund. Cancellations received less than 48 hours before the start of a tour will not be refunded. We understand that some situations, including flight delays and weather issues, are beyond your control. In these cases, we may be able to switch your reservation to another tour time. From time to time, unpredictable weather may impact tour routes and outdoor stops. Vantigo reserves the right to cancel or move tours to other dates and times.  Fees and taxes applied to the original reservation are non-refundable.

Additional Details

We look forward to welcoming you soon on a Vantigo tour! Please keep these details in mind as you plan your adventure:

  • Unless you reserve all seats in the van, other individuals may also be on your Vantigo tour. We are happy to offer private tours and special group charters. Contact us for information and booking. 
  • While we welcome children on most Vantigo tours, please note that ages four and under are only permitted when the responsible party reserves the entire van. Children’s ticket prices apply. 
  • Please be courteous to other passengers by arriving on time for all tour departures.  
  • For additional questions, you can reach us at 415-484-5240 or