See San Francisco from a vintage VW Bus

San Francisco, United States

Experience hosted by Chad

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Chad's rated 5 stars by 99% of guests.

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
  • 117 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 117 reviews.

Dina
November 2021
First, I want to say what an amazing tour it was. My family of 6, had an great time. Age group was 11 to 56 years old. Chad was a knowledgeable tour guide, absolutely the best. 👍🏼 We toured places we would have not of known about. This was the highlight of our trip. Thanks Chad
Kayla
November 2021
If you want a truly unique and exciting adventure through San Francisco, than look no further. Chad was insightful and fun and the tour was full of incredible highlights of the city! Everything from the communication in booking to the perfectly catered playlist was exceptional. We highly recommend this experience and especially with Chad!
Isai
November 2021
This is a must for anybody visiting San Francisco!! Chad was awesome and very knowledgeable of the Bay Area in general. His vision for this tour is exceptional. You’ll fall in love with San Francisco with this experience!
Marianna
November 2021
Chad was a fanstastic tour guide! We had such a blast, Harvey (the van) is magical, the storytelling was so interesting, the locations we stopped at were picturesque, the weather was amazing, the playlist was spot on, and we didn't feel rushed anywhere we went. Chad put so much thought into the whole experience. My cousin who was visiting SF loved it, and my husband and I who have lived in Oakland for almost 4 years got so much out of it too! The length of the trip was perfect. If you're new to the city and want a fun afternoon and a guide on all the best places to check out, you are in awesome hands with Chad! Highly recommend!
Kristina
November 2021
Chad was awesome. perfect personality for the tour. His head was full of information and could answer most questions. He added lots of personal touches to the tour. I have been on lots of different excursions thru out the world and he is my all time favorite. Harvey, his VW bus was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend this tour!
Gracie
November 2021
Amazing Tour! Chad is a wonderful guide! Took us to the best and beautiful places in SF. He was so knowledgeable about each location and made us feel that we were in a history class! We absolutely love it!!! Where he takes you to see the Golden Bridge will blow your mind!!! Thanks Chad!!!! 🚙

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  • Mon, Nov 29
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Mon, Nov 29
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $75 per person
  • Thu, Dec 2
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Fri, Dec 3
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Sun, Dec 5
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Thu, Dec 9
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Fri, Dec 10
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person
  • Sat, Dec 11
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $90 per person

Things to know

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Light Jacket

Camera