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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour provided by Painted Ladies Tour Company

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Travel through classic San Francisco neighborhoods on a small-group vintage VW bus adventure
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Immerse yourself in the past on a vintage Volkswagen Bus tour of the retro side of San Francisco. The bus visits parts of the city that aren’t accessible on larger buses and carries no more than seven passengers, creating a friendly vibe onboard. Plus, the tour is complete with theme music from the ‘60s and ‘70s and a guide to share stories about the alternative side of the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
  • The retro bus makes a great backdrop for photos in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies
  • Choose between multiple start times and pickup at Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • Complete the experience with craft beer and local wine (included on afternoon tours)
  • Choose between a shared tour or a private tour for up to 6 people
What to expect
  • Start your tour with a pick up in a vintage Volkswagen Bus at either Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square, your choice! Enjoy sightseeing and photo shoots as we explore Lombard Street, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, the Marina, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, Golden Gate Park, Alamo Square, the Haight, Twin Peaks, the Castro, the Mission, and Civic Center! Enjoy a small group tour in a vintage Volkswagen Bus. Enjoy complimentary snacks and water, as well as beer and white wine for afternoon tours. Our vintage buses, Pearl, Poppy, & Skye have been thoroughly restored and updated with modern amenities to provide a safe and unique opportunity to see the sights of San Francisco. Since they only seats 6-7 people, Pearl, Poppy & Skye can go many places that larger tour buses have been banned from or just cannot access, including Alamo Square (Painted Ladies), Lombard Street, and even those narrow alleys with beautiful murals in the Mission! Painted Ladies Tour Company is a small family business, so Josh and his team take great pride in making sure guests feel well taken care of and have an awesome experience. Josh’s wife, Virgine, runs our front office to answer any questions or emails you might have prior to booking. Painted Ladies Tour Company is fully licensed through the California Public Utilities Commission PSG 0034808 as a Charter and Sightseeing company.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
  • The retro bus makes a great backdrop for photos in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies
  • Choose between multiple start times and pickup at Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  • Complete the experience with craft beer and local wine (included on afternoon tours)
  • Choose between a shared tour or a private tour for up to 6 people
What to expect
  • Start your tour with a pick up in a vintage Volkswagen Bus at either Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square, your choice! Enjoy sightseeing and photo shoots as we explore Lombard Street, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, the Marina, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, Golden Gate Park, Alamo Square, the Haight, Twin Peaks, the Castro, the Mission, and Civic Center! Enjoy a small group tour in a vintage Volkswagen Bus. Enjoy complimentary snacks and water, as well as beer and white wine for afternoon tours. Our vintage buses, Pearl, Poppy, & Skye have been thoroughly restored and updated with modern amenities to provide a safe and unique opportunity to see the sights of San Francisco. Since they only seats 6-7 people, Pearl, Poppy & Skye can go many places that larger tour buses have been banned from or just cannot access, including Alamo Square (Painted Ladies), Lombard Street, and even those narrow alleys with beautiful murals in the Mission! Painted Ladies Tour Company is a small family business, so Josh and his team take great pride in making sure guests feel well taken care of and have an awesome experience. Josh’s wife, Virgine, runs our front office to answer any questions or emails you might have prior to booking. Painted Ladies Tour Company is fully licensed through the California Public Utilities Commission PSG 0034808 as a Charter and Sightseeing company.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 75013P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small group tour
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Local Bottled Craft beer and Wine on the afternoon tours
  • Access to local vintage points where large buses are banned from
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Union Square Pickup location: 427 Post Street, right across from Morton's Steakhouse
  • 1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 1300 Columbus Ave, directly in front of Hotel Caza on the sidewalk in the white loading zone. If you are standing with the hotel to your back, to the right is a small park and to the left you will see the pyramid building in the distance.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum number of 2 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Portable wheelchair ok
  • Booster seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Recommended tip amount :$15-$20 per passenger. (Did you know that tips make up a large amount of our tour guide income in the US?)
  • Note that each vehicle seats up to 7 people total. We can still accommodate larger groups seated in separate vehicles.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Everyone in your group needs to complete our digital waiver.
  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID 19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath won’t be able to participate.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the bus. We will have extra masks for purchase in case you have forgotten yours. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small group tour
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Local Bottled Craft beer and Wine on the afternoon tours
  • Access to local vintage points where large buses are banned from
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Union Square Pickup location: 427 Post Street, right across from Morton's Steakhouse
  • 1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 1300 Columbus Ave, directly in front of Hotel Caza on the sidewalk in the white loading zone. If you are standing with the hotel to your back, to the right is a small park and to the left you will see the pyramid building in the distance.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum number of 2 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Portable wheelchair ok
  • Booster seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Recommended tip amount :$15-$20 per passenger. (Did you know that tips make up a large amount of our tour guide income in the US?)
  • Note that each vehicle seats up to 7 people total. We can still accommodate larger groups seated in separate vehicles.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Everyone in your group needs to complete our digital waiver.
  • Anyone showing symptoms of COVID 19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath won’t be able to participate.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside the bus. We will have extra masks for purchase in case you have forgotten yours. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
  • 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 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Aug 2021
A note from Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour
https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/60ec9f44bb43a/web Above is the link to our digital waiver please copy and paste the link to your web browser. Please have everyone in your group sign the waiver separately and complete them as soon as you book. Thank you!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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147wlester
Mojacar, Spain18 contributions
Dec 2021
Great informative trip, excellent, knowledgeable guide. Be aware that the afternoon trips advertise alcohol as included, but it represents one glass, nothing more. Apart from that we had a great afternoon.
Written 14 January 2022
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Dolly6273
Northern Ireland1,084 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We did a recent painted ladies tour. Josh was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a friendly manner. Felt very safe during tour with the current Covid health protocols. The Camper Van was so cool and authentic. It was also very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed seeing the various sights around the City. Highly recommend Painted Ladies Tour Company.
Written 8 January 2022
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Rosie B
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
We loved Traveling all over San Francisco in that darling pink bus named Rosie. Sami was our tour guide. She was funny, informative, and never stopped giving us information throughout the whole tour. So many tours I’ve been on the tour guide seems to just quit participating the last hour or so. But not Sami, she just kept us going and laughing and enjoying the city. She brought a new light and a new understanding to this city by the bay.
Even though this was not a private tour, the bus only holds about seven people. So it felt semi private. Plus it gave us an opportunity to meet nice people from other states that were enjoying the tour as much as us.
The bus is definitely old. It’s an original from the 70’s. So if you’re looking for comfort this is not for you. But if you’re just looking for a lot of fun, this is it.
Written 6 January 2022
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Marc r
Austin, TX21 contributions
We truly enjoyed our private tour with Daisy (VW van) and Armando (our awesome guide) around San Francisco. It was a rainy day and yet this has been an interesting, authentic and fun few hours for all the family! Thank you Armando!
Written 5 January 2022
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Viv
Miami, FL3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Sam, our guide, was the best part! She had an incredible energy, was always ready to help, offered to take pictures of us, told us a lot of stories, took us to great picture spots…. She made the tour a great experience. Thank you Sam!
Written 31 December 2021
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Lee A
Prescott, AZ93 contributions
Dec 2021
Sam and Rosie led us on a lively tour around SF and we were enchanted. Sam is not only a competent driver but a great, funny tour guide with tunes to guide us up and down the hills of San Francisco. It was great fun to wave at people taking our picture as we cruised along.

Thanks, Sam, for a fun, informative three hours!
Written 29 December 2021
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KM K
Rochester, NY1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Riding in a VW bus has always been a dream but to learn so much about a beautiful city was a plus!! Josh was awesome! I would highly recommend this tour, it was informative, quaint and worth every penny.
Written 29 December 2021
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Jacob
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
The van cousin al was very knowledgeable about the engine and gave us good insight into all the spots
Written 22 December 2021
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Ricky0325
Woodbury, MN5 contributions
Dec 2021
Great tour of San Francisco with quick overview of the most relevant sies. Armando our tour guide was great, knowledgeable, polite, and very professional. WE would do this tour again.
Written 18 December 2021
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Kareem I
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Our Guide (Armondo) was personable, pleasent and simply just outstanding. The city tour was so much fun.
Written 18 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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