Dylan’s Private Tours

9 passenger minibus
6 hour tour, $840 (gratuity included). Please note this does not include Muir Woods entrance fee and lunch.

14 passenger minibus
6 hour tour, $1,300 (gratuity included). Please note this does not include Muir Woods entrance fee and lunch.

Plan My Tour

See San Francisco with your small group and leave the rest to us!

We are thrilled to cater to groups that prefer a more intimate tour setting. Our 9-seat and 14-seat mini buses are the perfect way to see sights other tours don't offer, in your own comfortable surroundings. With custom pickup and drop-off for your party, this experience is perfect for larger families or groups of friends.

This tour gives you the flexibility to go at your own speed, stop where you want, and choose the landmarks that are most important to you and your group. We are happy to add stops if you would like!

  • Perfect for: larger families, groups of friends, parents traveling with children
  • Customized pick-up and drop-off
  • Flexibility - go at your own speed and stop wherever you would like!
  • Lunch in picturesque Sausalito
  • Over an hour in Muir Woods

Custom departure time

14 passengers maximum

Lunch stop in Sausalito

Hotel pick-up included

What to Expect

We’ll meet you outside your San Francisco hotel or apartment rental at your chosen tour time. Our guide will be wearing a Dylan’s Tours shirt to help you spot them easily.

After a brief introduction, we’ll board the bus and travel to our first stop. Over the next 6 hours you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity, and geography of San Francisco. We will exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration of the area. A lunch stop is suggested in Sausalito, and we would’t want you leaving San Francisco without spending over an hour with the beautiful redwoods in Muir Woods National Park.

At the end of our amazing adventure, we’ll drop you off wherever you’d like in the city.

Here are the sites that we suggest seeing during your tour:


Boasting the largest Chinatown in the United States, this 24-block mecca is bustling with energy, amazing food, and unique and colorful shops that give this area its charm.

North Beach

Voted as one of the USA’s “ten great neighborhoods”, North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. From delicious restaurants to authentic sidewalk cafes and bakeries, you will feel the charm of San Francisco as soon as you arrive.

City Hall

This beautiful Beaux-Arts monument epitomizes the high-minded American renaissance of the late 18th and early 19th century. The site of Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s marriage in 1954.

Twin Peaks

Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and the vistas of the Bay. An absolute must-see!

Haight Ashbury

The origin of the hippie culture and the birth place of the “Summer of Love.” From the stunning Painted Ladies to the homes of music’s favorite 60’s bands, this district started the counter-culture movement across the USA.

The Mission

Known for its prominent and colorful mural installations, delicious food, and vibrant art and music scene, The Mission embodies the culture of old and new San Francisco.

Pacific Heights

Offering one of the most scenic outlooks in all of Northern California, Pacific Heights is home to Billionaire’s Row, featuring the estates of politicians, tech titans and other San Francisco celebrities (includes Mrs. Doubtfire house!)


Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.

Golden Gate Bridge

Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge not only one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco, but one of the most photographed sites in the world. Simply stunning!

Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Redwood Park is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful trees in the world. Featuring gorgeous walking trails and striking scenery, many consider this stop to be the highlight of their trip.

Marin Headlands

Located just north of San Francisco, Marin Headlands offers an incomparable view of the peninsula. Gaze over the Golden Gate Bridge across the Bay over San Francisco, and make sure to ask your guide to get your photo!


Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a european mediterranean town. Enjoy your lunch on the San Francisco Bay!

Lombard Street*

All tour buses and vans are prohibited from going near Lombard Street, but we are happy to drop you close by at the end of the tour.


Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Muir Woods:

Muir Woods National Monument is located 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and is home to some of the oldest and tallest living trees in the world.

This popular destination is part of the United States National Park service and is considered to be one of the most peaceful destinations in the Bay Area. We consider it to be one of the top highlights of the Dylan’s Famous Tour and A Day in the Bay tours.


Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, this artistic enclave has the setting and beauty of a european mediterranean town. For both our Dylan’s Famous and A Day in the Bay Tours, you will enjoy your lunch on the picturesque waterfront, enjoying views of the San Francisco Bay.

We are a family business and we welcome all families aboard. With that said, please be considerate of the other guests when traveling with young children. In such an intimate setting, it is important that everyone is well behaved so that all of the guests can enjoy their experience.

Do we provide car seats?

We do not offer car seats, so you will need to bring your own. Again, out of courtesy of other guests that will be along with you on the tour, please consider if your child will be able to be peaceful for the full six hours.

Do I need to purchase a seat for my baby even if the baby is on my lap?

Yes, everyone requires a seat on our bus by California state law.

Our tours fill up fast, especially for summer. We recommend booking in advance.

It’s best to book online! Feel free to use our Live Chat feature or call us if any questions arise.


Our minibuses are able to accommodate folding wheelchairs only.

Do We Have to Walk?

Our mini-bus tours alternate between sitting and brief walking. We stop a minimum of five to six times per tour and although we encourage getting off the bus for photos and exploration, you are more than welcome to stay on the bus if you choose.


We stop a minimum of (6) times on our Famous tour, (5) times on our A Day in the Bay Tour, and (2) times on our City Adventure tour. These will be stops where you can get out and take photos.

Both of our electric bike tours allow countless opportunities for photos.

More FAQs

"Best City Tour Ever! We booked a private tour for 8 people. John happily customized our tour for us and added a few extra stops not included in the itinerary. We have taken many city tours in the US and Europe and this tour was by far the best tour that we have been on."

Kim, Tripadvisor