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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and Hayes Valley, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Civic Center, and more.
  • Explore San Francisco by restored VW bus and enjoy access to places larger buses can't reach
  • Stop for photo ops of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Painted Ladies
  • Hear about the city's history while listening to songs from the 1960s and '70s
  • Sip provided California white wine and local craft beer on the afternoon tours
  • Choose between a shared small group tour or a private tour just for your own party

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

These VW buses only seat up to seven people—making this a super-fun and intimate San Francisco experience.
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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 on the afternoon tours
Gratuities
  • 427 Post St , 427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Union Square Pickup location: 427 Post Street, right across from Morton's Steakhouse . Please arrive 10 min prior so we can leave the tour in time. Thank you!

  • 1300 Columbus Ave , 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.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum number of 3 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation or rebooking to another time 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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Painted Ladies Tour Company
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour.

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    • "It is also nice to be able to bring luggage onto the tour." See review
    • "Picture perfect weather, a GREAT guide (from Austria) made for a delightful tour!" See review
    • "This is definitely a great way to venture out across the city." See review

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    star-5
    Fantastic 70’s tour
    trevor_b
    , Aug 2022
    Fantastic guide ( Ciao) who brought our tour to life with great sounds , singing & cometary. And Daisy the VW was good as well.
    star-5
    Travelling in style
    Sean_M
    , Aug 2022
    Seeing a close up of the Golden Gate Bridge and driving down Lombard street in a vintage VW was awesome….. the driver Al was great fun and full of local knowledge.
    star-5
    Incredible!!
    Olivia_B
    , Aug 2022
    Cousin Al had great knowledge of the area and provided such an incredible experience for viewing the city! So many fun neighborhoods and viewing points of this versatile area. Would highly recommend!
    star-4
    Ocean’s Away
    Vanessa_C
    , Aug 2022
    Loved our SF tour with Ocean, our trusted combi van and Ciao, our tour guide. Great start to our week in San Francisco.
    star-5
    Nice experience!
    Bogdan_C
    , Aug 2022
    We spent few days in San Francisco and chose this tour to get an idea of the most important attractions. It was a very nice experience. Our tour guide, Alan was very entertaining and funny. He offered us a very nice 2 hours San Francisco experience. Highly recommended!
    star-5
    Highly recommend
    karen_g
    , Aug 2022
    Our tour guide, Caio, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, informative and so very funny! We highly recommend taking one of these tours! It was so much fun driving around town in an old VW bus, especially on Lombard St!
    star-5
    Highly recommend!
    karen_g
    , Aug 2022
    Our tour guide, Caio, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, personable and so very funny! Highly recommend doing one of these tours! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the VW bus!
    star-5
    A fun time had by all
    Cheryl_H
    , Aug 2022
    We had a fantastic time, Cousin Al was so entertaining and a pleasure to spend time with, the trip was very educational
    star-5
    Painted Ladies Tours is Great!!
    Arnold_C
    , Jul 2022
    We thouroughly enjoyed the tour!! It was such a great way to see the city, without the hassle of parking and driving, getting lost etc. Our guide was very imformative and really made it alot of fun, even for our 10 ueqr old daughter. I highly recommend
    star-5
    Awesome tour. Saw more...
    Pam
    , Jul 2022
    Awesome tour. Saw more places than I thought we would. Caio was an great guide ! Enjoyed it throughly !
    star-3
    VW vs bus tour
    Visha_P
    , Jul 2022
    The hop on and off bus tour was much more informative and fun, compared to the drive. Very friendly but a lot of fumes
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    1st time in San Fran
    Lynette_C
    , Jul 2022
    We had a great time with our eclectic group! Our guide did a fantastic job! We liked the music selection with our tour.
    star-5
    Tour :)
    Jazmin_M
    , Jul 2022
    What a great tour!!!! Definitely a must if your in San Francisco!! Armando, our tour guide, was full of fun facts during the guide and made it so much fun!!! Thank you for the memories!!!
    star-4
    We had a very enjoyable...
    Jean_T
    , Jul 2022
    We had a very enjoyable tour with “cousin Al”. He was very knowledgeable and personable. There was a youngster in our group and he made a special effort to include her in discussions. It was a very relaxed and casual tour. It was special to be able to drive down Lombard street. I was expecting a little more history of SF hence only 4 stars.
    star-5
    Gotta Love Daisy!!! Oh, and Sam too!!! :-)
    Nerius_D
    , Jul 2022
    Sam, our guide was fantastic!! She made it fun and very interactive. My friend and I sat in the front with Sam and had a blast. Our yellow VW, Daisy, was adorable. Sam has a great playlist and the music she played just fit with the different areas we were touring. The two hours flew by and the sights and neighborhoods we went through were so worth it. I was so proud of Daisy as she took us down Lombard street and up the steep streets of San Francisco. Would definitely go again. Highly recommended. Ask for Sam!!!
    star-5
    The best way to see San Francisco
    Wayne_S
    , Jul 2022
    We had a great time on the tour. Kyle did a good job of showing all San Francisco’s sites and history. If you are here for a visit I highly recommend it.
    star-5
    NOT boring
    Richard_A
    , Jul 2022
    Cousin Al was the best! Very funny and informative and NOT boring at all! Highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting SF
    star-5
    Perfect snap shot of SF
    Lorena_d
    , Jul 2022
    Caio, our driver, was great! He was funny & knowledgeable. Fun tour, my daughter & I give it a 10/10.
    star-5
    No better way to see San Francisco
    Stuart_D
    , Jul 2022
    Amazing! Armando was warm and welcoming. Made everyone feel comfortable and struck up a good rapport with all guests. He was knowledgeable on San Francisco but more impressive he was knowledgeable on where everyone was from. His trivia was fun. 10/10 would recommend.
    star-5
    Armando & Buttercup
    Jessica_K
    , Jul 2022
    Armando was our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and the history. He drove us down Lombard Street, which was a highlight! Armando and his partner Buttercup, our VW van, were awesome!!

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