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Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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 the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, 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
Gratuities

Departure Point

427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Union Square Pickup location: 427 Post Street, right across from Morton's Steakhouse

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome way to see the city!
Mary_C
, Nov 2021
Armando was a great tour guide! We had a great time. he was very knowledgable about the city and made suggestions for places to go back to.
star-5
Fantastic!!!
Kathy_K
, Nov 2021
Riding in a Volkswagen van again was a living memory of life in the 70’s. Our tour guide was filled with information and anyone who hands me a glass of wine with a pink flamingo straw is unforgettable. San Francisco is sung an enjoyable city. Will definitely do other tours!!!
star-4
So glad we did this tour!
Shannon_T
, Nov 2021
Our tour guide was very informative and a nice guy... I would have given it a 5 out of 5 if we had a little more elbow room in the van. He took us to see all of the best sites in San Francisco, & played appropriate nostalgic music in each area we traveled through. We were able to get out of the van several times for photo ops. At one of the stops, he gave us a glass of chardonnay, with an option of IPA beer as well. He was happy to take photos of us on our phone at several stops. I'm so glad we did this tour!
star-5
Great way to tour the city!
Krystal_S
, Nov 2021
Armando was a tour guide and he was so great! He was so knowledgeable about the city and took us to so many of the must do stops. Highly recommend his tour and the ride with buttercup was so much fun! We loved it.
star-5
Armando was a GREAT tour...
Rick_D
, Nov 2021
Armando was a GREAT tour guide and very educational and comedic in our drive around San Francisco. Twin Peaks, Painted Ladies. Lombard crooked street, Golden Gate Bridge, numerous neighborhoods, etc. Highly recommend for someone not familiar with their surroundings or if you just want to be chauffeured around where you can relax and enjoy the views of the city.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Jorge_C
, Nov 2021
Highly recommend taking this tour. Gürkan was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. He answered all of our questions along the tour. Thank you for this great experience!
star-5
Great way to start our trip!!!
Deanne_S
, Nov 2021
Armando was very informative and fun! Great way to see the various highlights of the city and get local knowledge
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Serendipity
Karen_C
, Nov 2021
I randomly decided to take the Painted Ladies tour because it seemed like a unique experience. The reason I came to San Francisco was to visit the City Lights Bookstore. I was thoroughly impressed by the tour guide’s knowledge and his personality. I will treasure this memory for the rest of my life. Armando was the best tour guide, hands down.
star-5
Go for it! You won't be disappointed.
Kim_R
, Nov 2021
What a great way to see San Francisco! Sam was a fun, knowledgeable tour guide, and Rosie, our adorable pink VW Bus was the perfect vehicle for getting around. Highly recommend!
star-5
Great Fun and informative
Edward_L
, Nov 2021
Samantha was a great host, knew all the information about the city and made our trip fun. We hit all different neighborhoods and got a full tour for three hours
1 traveler found this review helpful

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