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San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard GoCar Tour

1. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard GoCar Tour

Zip around in a GPS-guided, talking GoCar, which will be your guide on an exciting loop of San Francisco's breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. GoCar allows you to experience the beauty of San Francisco and visit places tour buses cannot go – all at your own pace. Go off the beaten path through San Francisco's iconic parks on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Snap amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the Golden Gate Bridge up close from above and below. You can even park and take a stroll along the span of the bridge if you choose. On the way back, explore the boutique shopping districts of Chestnut and Union Street, then fill the trunk with the latest fashions, or stop for a bite to eat. Finish your tour by winding your way up Russian Hill to take an exhilarating ride down notoriously crooked Lombard Street.

GPS Talking Tour Cars: Chinatown/Downtown Loop

2. GPS Talking Tour Cars: Chinatown/Downtown Loop

Take a GPS-guided tour in the Storytelling Car® and see for yourself why TIME Magazine called GoCar "The Most Amazing Invention of the Year!" Let GoCar be your guide through an exciting loop of San Francisco's Chinatown and Downtown. GoCar, The Cure for the Common Tour®, lets you experience the beauty of San Francisco and visit places tour busses cannot go – all at your own pace! Fold up your map, put away the guidebook and let the GoCar show you what most visitors never see! Zip around in a cute, yellow Storytelling GoCar as it takes you on your own GPS-guided tour. The GoCar is easy and fun to drive. Since it is GPS-guided, the car knows where you are – even if you don’t. With you in the driver’s seat, it not only tells you where to turn, it tells the stories that bring the city to life. Let the car direct you, or for those more adventurous, blaze your own trail! Your tour’s length may vary due to circumstances such as departure time and location, traffic and your itinerary. If you do take additional rental time, this will be billed in 15-minute increments at our retail rates. You may visit all or some of the tour’s highlights. If you are unsure of which tour to book, just book according to the amount of time you think you would like to spend. We can customize a tour especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you come into our shop. PRICING IS PER VEHICLE NOT PER PERSON. EACH VEHICLE SEATS 2 PEOPLE. GoCar Tours, a CarbonNeutral® Company Gocar Tours is certified CarbonNeutral® by offsetting all CO2 emissions from vehicle operations, electricity use, business travel and employee commuting across global operations in Europe and the United States.

San Francisco: 3-Hour Early Bird GoCar Tour

3. San Francisco: 3-Hour Early Bird GoCar Tour

If you want to experience the sites most visitors never see then fold up your map, put away the guidebook and jump into a GoCar. Zip all over town in one of San Francisco's iconic yellow cars with the help of GPS-guided tour technology. Your clever talking car navigates and shows you the way – but that’s not all. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life. The early bird special is a unique offer for those willing to wake up before the crowds begin to congregate. Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf. Your GoCar allows you the freedom to choose your own route - simply follow one of the provided maps or make your own itinerary as the patented GPS-driven tour guide follows along with your route and keeps pace along the way.  Wind down the world-renown Lombard Street, the most crooked street on the west coast. Explore the city's most famous parks like the Presidio, Crissy Field, and Golden Gate Park, the site of the famous Summer of Love. Snap incredible photos of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 1 and Ocean Beach. Park underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and cross on foot and navigate away from the crowded tour buses beneath the China Town Gate. See the sites, enjoy the Californian sun and choose your own adventure as you explore the city on your own terms.

San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Convertible Jeep Tour

4. San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Convertible Jeep Tour

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore San Francisco in an open-air convertible Jeep. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Tick off all the sights on your bucket list, choosing between 23 of the most iconic landmarks in San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Building, and Alamo Square. Enjoy an intimate private tour experience in a comfortable open-air vehicle as you explore the diverse terrain and sights of the Bay Area.

GoCar 3-Hour Tour of San Francisco's Parks and Beaches

5. GoCar 3-Hour Tour of San Francisco's Parks and Beaches

Let a GPS-guided, talking GoCar be your guide through the beaches and city parks of San Francisco during this 3-hour tour. GoCar lets you experience the beauty of San Francisco and visit places tour buses cannot go – all at your own pace. Zip around in a cute, yellow, storytelling GoCar as it takes you on your own GPS-guided tour. The GoCar is easy and fun to drive and, since it's GPS-guided, the car knows where you are – even if you don't. With you in the driver's seat, it not only tells you where to turn, it tells stories that bring San Francisco to life. Let GoCar guide you to San Francisco's lesser-known beaches such as China Beach and Baker Beach, infamous for a deadly shark attack. Wind past the Cliff House as you descend the cliffs, opening up the dramatic expanse of Ocean Beach. Next, you can visit famous Golden Gate Park and all its attractions, including live buffalo, the Japanese Tea Garden, the M. H. de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Conservatory of Flowers. If you are a fan of the 1960s and 70s, you can extend your tour to Haight-Ashbury, made famous by Janis Joplin, the Grateful dead, and Jefferson Airplane during the Summer of Love.

San Francisco Tour to Muir Woods Giant Redwoods & Sausalito

6. San Francisco Tour to Muir Woods Giant Redwoods & Sausalito

Tour Muir Woods National Park in an open-air Jeep with your own dedicated guide. Enjoy a stroll through a primeval redwood forest and marvel at these ancient giants. Stop in the charming bayside town of Sausalito and enjoy its upscale artistic vibe. Visit quiet Muir Beach on the Pacific Ocean, a favorite of the locals. Enjoy a stop at the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge for some great photos.

San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Jeep Tour at Night

7. San Francisco: 2-Hour Private Jeep Tour at Night

Embark on a fun and unique tour experience as you explore San Francisco in a Jeep at night. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Enjoy the nighttime ambiance of the city as you tick off the top San Francisco highlights on your bucket list, all from the comfort of an open-air, convertible Jeep. Choose from 23 of the most iconic landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Ferry Building, and Alamo Square. This tour is a safe and fun way for the whole family to learn about San Francisco.

California: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

8. California: Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

Traverse California with this bundle of self-driving audio guides. Learn about local history and see fascinating sights as you drive to destinations throughout the state. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Visit La Jolla in sun-kissed San Diego, and the star-studded mansion of Los Angeles. Encounter the arid landscape of the Joshua Tree National Park, and the high-tech center of Silicon Valley. See San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, and marvel at the picturesque Lake Tahoe. Traverse the Pacific Coast Highway to iconic destinations like Malibu and San Luis Obispo. Immerse yourself in the Californian way of life at Big Sur, Monterey, and 17-Mile Drive. Enjoy an experience that never expires, allowing you to take these tours whenever you choose. Make it one big road trip or spread it out over months or years: the choice is yours. The bundle includes the following tours:• Big Sur Tour• Silicon Valley Tour• Pacific Coast Highway Tour• La Jolla Tour• San Francisco City Tour• Lake Tahoe Tour• LA Filming Locations Tour• Hollywood Homes Tour• Joshua Tree National Park Tour• 17 Mile Drive Tour• Sequoia and Kings Canyon Park Tour

San Francisco: Rides by me Classic Sidecar tours

9. San Francisco: Rides by me Classic Sidecar tours

Take a ride around the city of San Francisco in the stylish comfort of a sidecar. Listen to your guide as he tells you the history of Chinatown and North Beach. See Coit Tower and the city skyline. Enjoy the view of the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Discover the secrets of San Francisco as you visit the plaza at Union Square. Visit Chinatown and amaze yourself with its many streets and alleys. Move on to Little Italy at North Beach to see the city's Italian culture. View the famous Coit Tower as it rises above the skyline. Travel the steep and windy road on Lombard Street before you come to the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Let your driver take you to Golden Gate Bridge and then see the Cliff House perched above the cliffs. Soak up the atmosphere among vintage buildings in Haight-Ashbury and visit Alamo Square.

San Francisco: City Sunset Tour by Vintage Sidecar

10. San Francisco: City Sunset Tour by Vintage Sidecar

Go on an amazing ride through San Francisco as you sit back in a sidecar. Start your journey when the sun starts to set and pass through Lombard Street and the Marina. Arrive at the Golden Gate Bridge in time to see the sunset. Finish up by visiting Union Square, North Beach, and the Embarcadero. Jump on board the sidecar and head over to the Golden Gate Bridge. Pass through Lombard Street which is known for its winding turns. Touch down at the Golden Gate Bridge to witness the sun glistening against the Pacific Ocean as it goes down. Return to the city to see the bright lights of Union Square and the Italian heritage at North Beach. Soak up the atmosphere among the souvenir shops at Fisherman's Wharf. Stare at the view of the San Francisco Bay at Embarcadero on the eastern waterfront.

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What people are saying about San Francisco

Really smooth check in, the gps in the car makes the whole thing super enjoyable, very easy to navigate and find your way, no confusion at all. Beautiful tour , so much fun!

Best way to tour! Had a blast utilizing our our own time learning about the history. Will definitely go this route the next time visiting.

It’s a great way to tour the city and learn about the history of San Francisco.

The experience was very fun, bring a jacket because the air is cold

So fun and well planned with the GPS in the car. We had a blast!