Get closer to the sights in a large 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 5-6 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.
If you would like to stop and eat mid tour, lunch can be taken in Sausalito or in San Francisco. Just let me know where and when you want to take a break and I will figure out the best route.
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 you may depart the tour in Sausalito and make your own way back via ferry or public transportation (ticket not included).
Duration: 6 hours
Up to 6 hours. The tour may be extended for $100 per hour. Fog/rain may cause you to want to skip some viewpoints. The tour tends to move along faster when the weather is poor and slower when the sun is out. The sun sets by 5pm in winter and by 9pm in Summer.
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
48 USD - Optional admission into Coit Tower: $8
You may want to have lunch somewhere along the way: $10-$40
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Thomas did a great job! He was very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful day! He gave us numerous tremendous views of the city and Golden Gate bridge, and we were able to spend exactly as much time as we wanted/needed at every stop. His vehicle was also clean and comfortable for our large group (6 adults plus him). This was definitely the way to see the city! Thanks Thomas!