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San Francisco Love Tour provided by San Francisco Love Tours

San Francisco Love Tour
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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
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour San Francisco with a guide who knows the quickest ways around traffic 
  • 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
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour San Francisco with a guide who knows the quickest ways around traffic 
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23068P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
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
  • 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
  • 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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gary m
28 contributions
Great tour in the Love Bug.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Allen, our driver and guide was absolutely the best. I’ve taken many tours around the country but none can top the San Francisco Love Tour. It was fun and informative. If I could give it 6 stars I would.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Les R
Fort Worth, TX54 contributions
Perfect way to experience SFO
Oct 2021 • Couples
Fantastic experience with Alan! We just finished our 2-hour+ SF tour with 2 other couples. This was just the BEST way to see the city, learn some interesting facts AND enjoy a perfectly-curated music-in-the-background ride. Alan found perfect spots to park, twice, during the tour and all of us felt like this was a fun idea for people who’ve already been to SFO. Don’t miss this tour - it’s a memory-maker!!
Written 13 October 2021
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Lee M
3 contributions
For tourists and past san Franciscan. A must do.
Oct 2021 • Friends
I have to say the best part of our trip was the driver. He made it fun (of course our co-riders dressed in hippie clothes helped)Alan our driver who I think is owner was personable and knowledgeable. Had us all laughing.
Written 5 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

createcoo
Beverly, MA10 contributions
Love tour
Sep 2021 • Friends
Judith was a fantastic guide , oh so much fun and interesting tidbits of info. Do not miss this out of the box experience
Written 20 September 2021
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Khadijah
10 contributions
An absolute must
This is a must if visiting SF! What a wonderful way to see the different districts. This was my 3rd trip 2 SF and now I feel like I've seen everything.
The VW was the cutest and the guide was AMAZING! I learned so much history and we got great pics of the Golden Gate Bridge. Would book this again
Written 17 September 2021
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Joaquin C
3 contributions
A Different Side of SF
Sep 2021 • Solo
Super fun and informative. I felt that I got to really see San Francisco from a different point of view since we could go to places a bus can’t. Great music too. The guide was very informative and fun.
Written 12 September 2021
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Robert S
4 contributions
Mind blowing
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I took this tour 3 years ago and it was so great that one of the reasons we flew all the way from North Carolina to SF was to do it again with our sons and daughter-in-laws. So I booked a private tour for all of us. As good as the regular tour is, the customized private tour is yet another level, it will, appropriately, blow your mind. Regular tour or private tour, both are not just tours, they are an experience. Driver/tour guide Judith was incredible. It was like a personal friend was taking you around the city, but not just any friend, one with tremendous knowledge and an even better sense of whimsy and sense of humor. There are so many things to do in SF, but if you do one thing, do this tour.
Written 6 September 2021
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mcdedrick
Albany, NY1,423 contributions
Groovy!
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
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Tourist17341169928
2 contributions
Disappointed
Our family was extremely excited for this tour based on all the great reviews, but were left wondering "what just happened?". First the instructions say to check in 10 minutes early, but time to go and our bus still hadn't arrived. When it did, we were greated with a driver who was a mess and appeared frantic. She left us sitting in the bus to get a connector (which we assumed was for the music everybody talks about) and when returned messed with her phone for quite a while. Throughout the entire tour she was messing with her phone and was a very distracted driver. She never did get the music or whatever it was to play, but instead of letting it go and making the best of the tour she continued to be on her phone every single traffic light. Her driving was crazy and I get this is San Fran traffic, but it was irresponsible and dangerous while continuing to be distracted by her phone. She was even told once that the light had turned green while still looking at her phone. She talked so fast, we couldn't understand what she was saying and the motor on the bus was so loud we missed 75% of the commentary. However, even those couple that were able to understand her stated she just rushed through her descriptions and didn't listen to anything else, including passengers asking questions and her just continuing with the commentary. It was almost as if we weren't even on the crazy bus ride. It was just her and her phone. I feel like we wasted a good $400. Maybe it may be good with a different driver, but I would never recommend it to our family and friends.
Written 22 July 2021
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Mary C
North Reading, MA9 contributions
Fantastically Groovy!
Jul 2021 • Family
We’re from Boston. What a fantastic way to start our California vacation. John, our tour guide was excellent!!! Informative, funny and his hippie music set was the best! Learned a lot about the hippie movement. People were taking pictures of us! Would highly recommend. Groovy man!
Written 11 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Shei116
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San Francisco Love tour
Nick was absolutely fantastic!!! He was the best!!! Very knowledgeable!Thanks again Nick! Turned my sad day into a
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