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Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

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San Francisco, United States
Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today aboard a colorful 1970s-era Volkswagen bus. Enjoy the illuminated city during this night tour that takes you to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. Check out the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet and shake some beaded curtains. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
  • Entertaining night tour of San Francisco
  • See the city’s attractions aboard a 1970s Volkswagen bus
  • Wind through Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more
  • Travel on streets that larger vehicles cannot pass through
  • Enjoy photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide
  • This small-group tour is limited to 12 people (6 people per bus), ensuring a more memorable experience
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Professional Driver/guide
Sightseeing Night Tour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup
2899 Hyde St , 2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Starting point is in Fisherman's Wharf, across from the Argonaut Hotel

7:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 guests
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • While not wheelchair accessible, we are totally happy to help fold a wheelchair and have everyone join in the fun!
  • Tips - Yes please and thank you! It is customary for those of us who work in the service industry to expect to earn gratuity in order to meet living standards. Usually is 15%-20% of your total purchase or at least $10 per person. Thanks in advance!
  • 21 & Over with valid ID or Passport
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Love Tours
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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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 Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF?
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 Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF.
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What is the social distancing policy during Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF?
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 Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF.

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  • "The only thing I would suggest that a microphone for the driver would help those in the rear seats to hear all being said as the VW engine can be quite noisy going uphill." See review

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star-5
We are ready for trivia night
MichaelBryant
, Jul 2022
Great time with the tour! The tour guide gave us a lot of knowledge of the area. I am ready for my San Francisco trivia night
star-5
Exciting Night…
David_A
, Jul 2022
One of the most eventful nights. Our tour guide was indeed a character and really know how to be extremely fun yet informative.
star-5
Fun, kooky tour!
Lisa_H
, Jun 2021
Judith, Thank you for a fun-filled tour. Learned so many kooky facts & history of the city. A major highlight of our time in SF. Thank you!
star-5
Night Explorations
Maurice_M
, Apr 2021
Amazing night tour with the incredibly adventurous and humorous Judith. She showed us both brand new parts of the city as well as old parts that seemed new after dark. And the 1971 VW "Hippie" Van that took us from site to site was a total blast!
star-5
Fun in the little VW Love van
Shermann_S
, Mar 2021
This was one of the funnest tours we have ever done. The little VW LOVE van was a blast. We had so much fun driving around seeing all the best sights in San Francisco with our lovely guide Jacklyn learning about the hippie culture and listening to the fantastic 60’s music. Would highly recommend if you want a laid back fun tour.
star-5
Great way to see San Francisco
Richard B
, Jan 2020
Tyler, our guide, was great! His personality and knowledge of the city made the tour seem like it flew by. Traveling in the bus with the music was an experience we will never forget. Thanks Tyler!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Entertaining
Camper29969362704
, Jun 2019
We really enjoyed our evening Love Tour with Doug during our stay in SF. We covered streets and areas that a large bus would have been unable to drive along and Doug kept us entertained with stories and music from our era. Would definitely recommend this fun tour in our VW. The only thing I would suggest that a microphone for the driver would help those in the rear seats to hear all being said as the VW engine can be quite noisy going uphill.
star-5
Night love vw bus tour
Lura M
, May 2019
Wow! What a fun night tour! Our guide “Doug” was fantastic. We were able to see and go so many places that a regular tour bus could not. Fabulous views and so entertaining! Peace out. Go Van Go!
star-1
Kind of a bummer. This was the tour...
Maria T
, Feb 2018
Kind of a bummer. This was the tour I was looking forward to the most and it was the most disappointing. The description stated photo ops at the golden gate bridge, but we went nowhere near there. There was really no point in having the hippie bus because it just felt like an ordinary tour. The description is VERY misleading.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
The evening was cool but the trip...
Charles G
, Jan 2018
The evening was cool but the trip around SF was fantastic. We've been to SF many times but usually for work. This evening was very informative and enjoyable. We had the town to ourselves. From the GG Bridge to the Bay Bridge. The skyline was beautiful. We definitely would recommend this tour. Thank you
star-5
Very interesting, very nice guys...
Monika M
, Jan 2018
Very interesting, very nice guys, see a lot of teh town, 2 nice Photoshop, a lot of Good informations ans interesting of teh City A very Specials citytour
star-5
This was a great tour with a really...
F A L
, Nov 2017
This was a great tour with a really friendly and informative guide. Good to see all of San Francisco and work out which parts we definitely wanted to return to. Driving through San Francisco in a VW camper is an experience not to be missed.
star-2
This tour was not what we expected...
Jeffrey G
, Oct 2017
This tour was not what we expected. The tour guide was wonderful and informative but we thought it was a tour about the art and music history of San Fransisco. We also thought we were going to some of the hippie areas. It definitely was pretty at night vs the day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
This was such a fun and informative...
Liesl W
, Sep 2017
This was such a fun and informative tour! Do something like the Love Tour to make your trip special. Jason, our guide, was so kind and fun and he gave us great stories about the places we saw. The Polaroid pic he took of us is wonderful snd will go on my fridge as a fun momento!
star-2
We went on a few excursions and this...
Jill_H
, Sep 2017
We went on a few excursions and this one was our least favorite. We could have easily done without it. While it gave us a quick overview of some of the highlights of San Fran, there was nothing special about it. The vehicle was uncomfortable and the ride was not at all smooth. The driver did his best to play appropriate music and talk about the places we were seeing but, it just wasn't anything special.
star-2
A bit disappointing to be fair...
Clare M
, Sep 2017
A bit disappointing to be fair. Great to see the Golden Gate at night, the city lights and travel down Lombard St and the guide was fun. But the trip stated approx 2 hours but was all over in 1hr 30 mins. Then we were dropped off at our pick-up point but the itinerary had said hotel drop off included since our trip they've taken that out but I had the paperwork to show our guide that it was definitely included when we booked so then had the unexpected expense of a taxi ride back to the hotel as no way was the guide going to honour our booking and take us to our hotel....even though we ended up via taxi back at the hotel before the tour was even due to end! Disappointing end.
star-4
I was really looking forward to this...
Fran
, Aug 2017
I was really looking forward to this trip and was a bit disappointed that the evening bus doesn't go to Haight Ash....its a hippie bus hello? Our driver Jason was super sweet and took us to some very nice out of the way spots for photos and a grand finale of Lombard Street!
star-5
Fantastic way to see the main sights...
Sharon B
, Jul 2017
Fantastic way to see the main sights in San Francisco plus a few you wouldn't find on your own. Jason was a fabulous guide so enthusiastic and knowledgable. He was so entertaining and seemed to be enjoying the tour with us!! Would absolutely recommend thanks
star-4
Great time. The bus could have been...
Melissa P
, Mar 2017
Great time. The bus could have been a little better. The guide said it was still under repair.
star-5
We enjoyed this tour so much, it was...
ROGER D
, Nov 2016
We enjoyed this tour so much, it was a relaxed tour the guide we had was awesome. He took us on a great ride in a cool old VW van. We would recommend this tour it's a cool way to see the sights, the local guides know all the areas that tour buses can't go. Lots of fun!!

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