The Story Behind Dylan’s Famous Tour

Over a decade ago, Dylan returned to San Francisco after traveling the world for several years eager to showcase his city in the same way that made his travels memorable. Out of an old “soccer mom minivan” Dylan set out to create an intimate tour through the eyes of a San Francisco native that delivered all of the gems of San Francisco in a day. What resulted was Dylan’s Famous Tour: a journey that weaves history from the Gold Rush to the Beatniks together with the fun art, tech and gastronomy scenes throughout San Francisco, topped with a peaceful and refreshing stroll through Muir Woods and ending with a sendoff to Alcatraz Penitentiary. Journeying where no tour bus had gone before, Dylan changed the way people saw San Francisco by connecting tourists with the sites and the culture.

Dylan continues to train every local guide with his passionate, knowledgeable a gracious touch. Dylan’s Tours is now a proud group of friends that love to share their city on small shuttles and electric bikes, but with the same spirit that made Dylan’s Famous Tour an unforgettable experience. Our guides will do all they can to make your trip special and go above and beyond to set you up with the right itinerary to explore for the rest of your stay. We promise you will leave San Francisco with stories, laughs and legendary photos to share with your friends.

Group Photo in front of San Francisco City Hall on SF City Tour
Group Photo in front of San Francisco City Hall on SF City Tour

Charles

Minibus Tour Guide

When Charles isn’t hiking, biking or camping (he’s visited 50% of National Parks in the US!), you can find him in the Outer Sunset grabbing coffee or a beer.

Charles says, “Don’t miss Ocean Beach!”

Group Photo in Front of Golden Gate Bridge
Group Photo in Front of Golden Gate Bridge

Adam

Minibus Tour Guide

Favorite place to eat in SF: Taqueria Cancun

“The tour was great! Adam was very funny and knowledgeable. He did a great job telling the history of San Francisco.” – Erin, Cincinnati, Ohio

Minibus Tour Guide for Dylan's Tours San Francisco Tours
Minibus Tour Guide for Dylan's Tours San Francisco Tours

Eli

Minibus Tour Guide

Favorite place to eat in SF: Pakwan in the Mission

“Thank You Eli. What a masterful tour you gave of San Francisco today (my birthday!)” – Kim, Florida

Minibus Tour Guide in San Francisco with Dylan's Tours
Minibus Tour Guide in San Francisco with Dylan's Tours

Leila

Minibus Tour Guide

When not contributing to our social media, you can find Leila and her dog “Mister” visiting San Francisco’s beaches, numerous cafes and restaurants.

Leila adores North Beach – “The absolute best!”

Tour Guide and Group on tour of San Francisco with Dylan's Tours
Tour Guide and Group on tour of San Francisco with Dylan's Tours

Marlin

Minibus Tour Guide

When not touring, you can find Marlin playing disc golf in Golden Gate Park or relaxing on Baker Beach.

He recommends Haight-Ashbury for its delicious food and awesome record shops.

Group Photo in Front of Golden Gate Bridge
Group Photo in Front of Golden Gate Bridge

Julio

Minibus Tour Guide

Julio recently graduated with a degree in kinesiology.

Julio loves bouldering, attending comedy shows, and highly recommends going for a run in Golden Gate Park!

Tour Guide at Dylan's Tours San Francisco Tours
Tour Guide at Dylan's Tours San Francisco Tours

Per

Minibus Tour/Bike Guide

Per’s enthusiasm for SF is only surpassed by his love for pinball. He plays in several tournaments each year around the world.

The Castro is his favorite ‘hood “It’s warm and the people are great.”

Tour Guide at Dylan's Tours San Francisco Tours
Tour Guide at Dylan's Tours San Francisco Tours

Rolando

Minibus Tour Guide

Favorite place to eat in SF: Sotto Mare (cioppino!)

We had Rolando as our tour guide and he is AMAZING! A fun, energetic, friendly guy, and native of San Francisco.” – Lindsay, UK

Group on Open-air Bus Tour of San Francisco
Group on Open-air Bus Tour of San Francisco

Sam

Bike Tour Guide

When she isn’t on a bike tour, Sam enjoys playing guitar, singing karaoke, and spending time with her family.

Sam recommends the Polk Gulch neighborhood for nightlife- “great bars and restaurants!”