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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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 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
427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A plexiglass partition has been installed between the driver and passengers. The touch points on our buses will be fully disinfected between and during tours.
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Painted Ladies Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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

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Informative city tour.
Marilyn_S
, May 2021
We enjoyed the tour. Josh was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and its many diverse neighborhoods. Small group...only 7 people which was nice. But the VW van could use some maintenance and cosmetic attention.
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Funny and informative
AOL
, May 2021
We enjoyed the trip ! Josh was funny and very informative . Only negative is that it was hard to hear in the back back seat Otherwise definitely a good tour Exceptional photographer
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Birthday Celebration
RLH
, May 2021
Josh was on time, very accommodating and a joy to spend our morning touring San Francisco . He is a San Francisco historian for sure! We loved his low key approach and sense of humor. We were able to get a vibe of the city before taking off on our own adventures. I’d highly recommend Painted Ladies!
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Great day in SFO!
Petra_M
, Apr 2021
Cousin Al was knowledgeable and super accommodating! We got to know all the cool neighborhoods and local spots.
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Super duper fun :)
Katie_V
, Apr 2021
It was a great experience, Josh was very accommodating for us. He knew a lot about the city and took us places we hadn’t been before. He gave us different recommendations for places to eat after, which was super helpful. Planning to go back with my mom some time this summer. Driving in an old VW bus and learning different facts about the city, doesn’t get much better than that!
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A Day in SanFran
Karen_C
, Aug 2020
Awesome tour and guide was terrific. Will definitely tell friends and family to opt for this tour when visiting.
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Private tour
Nancy_R
, Jul 2020
Josh was an excellent tour guide. We learned so much trivia on the trip. It was a good time for sure.
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Painted Ladies tour of San Francisco
happy_customer
, Jul 2020
Excellent tour with knowledgeable and personable guide who is an excellent driver and has a good sense of humor.
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Best thing we did in San Francisco
Briane_K
, Mar 2020
This was a SPECTACULAR experience! Our tour guide Alan was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about San Francisco. His love of the city came thru during the tour and made the tour even more enjoyable. We saw many areas we would not have seen had we tried to do this on our own. He allowed us more time at certain stops of interest like the Painted Ladies, Twin Peaks and the Palace of Fine Arts. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see not just the standard tourist sites but the real neighborhoods of the city.
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Fun tour
Kathleen_R
, Mar 2020
Great tour. Loved Buttercup (the VW van) and our informative and delightful guide, Allen (Alan?). In the van we were able to go into areas where large tour buses were prohibited.
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Product code: 75013P1

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