Private SUV San Francisco City Tour


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Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Car seats and boosters are required for children under 8 or who are less than 4 feet 9 inches in height in accordance to California's legal requirements.

One car seat and one booster are available for the day by reservation. Please message me for further details or if you require more.

Friendly: Yes.
I have trunk space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers and scooters. The back row also folds down if your group size is not at capacity.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent)

Save Time & See More in a Comfortable SUV

I was born and raised in the the San Francisco Bay Area with a passion for history. I did not learn about these places from a tour book or a double decker bus script. I only give San Francisco city tours in an SUV to ensure that you get to see the best San Francisco has to offer, on and off the beaten path. Bus & van tours are limited as to where they can drive in San Francisco. My comfortable SUV tour can access areas and neighborhoods where larger tours are prohibited. Don't miss out on the Crooked Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, Marina Green or the expensive Sea Cliff neighborhood.
This tour picks up at your hotel at the time of your choosing and takes about 4 hours to complete.


The starting point depends on the location of your pick up. No two tours are alike. I customize the tour to your party and focus on the places you want to see the most. If you have limited mobility, I'll take you to more sights you can enjoy from inside the vehicle. If you have children, we can spend more time outside of the vehicle.
Popular locations you may see include: The Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero, Little Italy, China Town, The Presidio, Marina Green, Crissy Field, Fort Point, Baker Beach, Sutro Bath ruins, The Cliff House, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, Twin Peaks, Alamo Square, City Hall, Union Square & more.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I pick up at downtown San Francisco hotels and at the cruise ship terminal. Neighborhoods include the Financial District, SOMA, Union Square, Tenderloin, Nob Hill, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Russian Hill and Cow Hollow. Feel free to contact me if you're staying at a residence in one of these areas.

End location: I'll take you back to your point of departure or Downtown San Francisco
Duration: 4 hours

City fog may cause us to skip some viewpoints. The tour tends to move along faster when the weather is poor and slower when the sun is out. I recommend starting the tour earlier in the winter months unless you don't mind seeing some sights after dark.

Duration: 4 hours

On foggy days, the pace of the tour may move quicker.


Transportation for 1-7 passengers is provided in an extended 2015 Ford Expedition EL XLT equipped with 4-wheel drive. Selected for its size, this comfortable vehicle has leather seats and a full 3rd row with 17% more leg room than other SUVs of its model year. This modern vehicle is clean and has working air conditioning and heating.

What’s Included

Other: Pickup in San Francisco. Transportation in a private SUV for up to 7 people, with narration on the way by a locally raised guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - Coffee or Snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: Food & beverages. Admission charges if you request a special stop along the way.

A Recent Review of this tour

With only a short window of time to explore San Francisco, Thomas' tour was perfect for a first timer hoping to see as much as possible. He timed the tour perfectly to get us to the right sites before the crowds, and when the light was best for photos. Touring with him rather than in a big bus got us to places in the city that buses weren't allowed to go - and it was wonderful being able to chat with him and get a local's perspective on the city. Thanks for a fun and full day, Thomas!
Sara Cooke

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