See San Francisco from a vintage VW Bus

San Francisco, California, United States

Experience hosted by Chad

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Looking for an authentic San Francisco experience? Trade the tour bus for a vintage Volkswagen bus that easily navigates the city’s less-traveled lanes from the Golden Gate to the Painted Ladies.
You will be picked up at our easily accessible pickup location and driven by one of our professional guides in either Lillie or Harvey, our two fully restored vintage 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter Buses.
The tour will last approximately 3 hours and you will get to see all that San Francisco has to offer including 5 photo stops. Enjoy neighborhoods such as Chinatown, North Beach, The Marina, Haight Ashbury and The Castro with photo stops at Coit Tower, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point (under the Golden Gate Bridge), Twin Peaks and Alamo Square. Your guide will drop you off at the same location where you were picked up.
Other things to note:
Bring a camera, light jacket, and a smile. We'll provide a bottle of water. Make sure to be a little early if possible so you can find the pick-up location.
Looking for an authentic San Francisco experience? Trade the tour bus for a vintage Volkswagen bus that easily navigates the city’s less-traveled lanes from the Golden Gate to the Painted Ladies.
You will be picked up at our easily accessible pickup location and driven by one of our professional guides in either Lillie or Harvey, our two fully restored vintage 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter Buses.
The tour will last approximately…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water is provided
  • Transportation
    Cruising in a Classic VW Bus

Meet your Host, Chad

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 142 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Chad, founder of Vantigo tours and a passionate San Francisco local. Together with the team behind Vantigo, we have been touring this City for almost 7 years. You cannot beat climbing the hills in a classic VW (or cheering one on). We strive to fill the niche for people who want to do touristy things without feeling like a tourist. We curate the perfect California experience for our guests, whether that means exploring San Francisco’s storied neighborhoods or drinking craft beer at up and coming breweries, we are always up for the conversation!
I'm Chad, founder of Vantigo tours and a passionate San Francisco local. Together with the team behind Vantigo, we have been touring this City for almost 7 years. You cannot beat climbing the hills in a classic VW (or cheering one on). We strive to fill the niche for people who want to do touristy things without feeling like a tourist. We curate the perfect California experience for our guests, whether that means exploring San Francisco’s storied neighborhoods or drinking craft beer at up and…
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Where you'll be

Vantigo’s San Francisco Tour takes you through 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. Don’t miss one of the top things to do in San Francisco.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 142 reviews.

Danielle
January 2022
This was a great way to spend a Saturday morning in San Francisco. Chad is incredibly outgoing and knowledgeable about his city. Definitely worth every penny!
Carlos
January 2022
Chad did not disappoint! All the glowing reviews you read are 100% accurate. The tour is as described from Henry the VW to being able to see the entire city of San Francisco in a few hours. Would totally recommend to make this your first thing to do if you are new to the city as we were. It will give you just enough to know how to plan the rest of your trip and where to prioritize your time.
Zenda
January 2022
Chad was awesome! My husband and I had such a blast with his Voxwagen, Harvey. Chad had tons of knowledge about the city and made it a ton of fun with his music and storytelling. We would highly recommend this experience, it gives anyone a better understanding of San Francisco and you get some really cool pics in very special places!
Amber
January 2022
Excellent tour and tour guide (Chad). He even had custom music for each area. Honestly one of the best tours I’ve done and I’ve been all over the world.
Danielle
January 2022
Chad is the man! We booked this to see more of SF than can be covered on foot and were not let down. Chad is super personable and easy to get along with. The bus is groovy and definitely an experience. It was us and another family and we were all vibing by the end. Would recommend to anyone visiting the SF area wanting to see some of the city’s historical sites. Even got to see where Jimi used to live which was awesome. Thanks so much Chad!!
Sophia
January 2022
Chad did an awesome job giving us a tour around San Francisco, and could tell he has so much passion, full of information, and enjoys what he does. The experience was well worth it and took us through everything that a new tourist of the city would love to do. Great pictures, memories and lots of fun. Thanks again!

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    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Mon, Feb 7
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $90 per person
  • Thu, Feb 10
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Sat, Feb 12
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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  • Mon, Feb 14
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 7 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Light Jacket
Camera
Gratuity, tour guides in the US make most of their income from tips.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.