City Adventure Tour

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Location: Our minibus tours meet in the world famous Fisherman's Wharf

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The best spots, in the least amount of time, on our open-air minibus. See SF's highlights, including the Painted Ladies from "Full House."

  • Experience the sights and sounds from the comfort of our only “Open Air” Minibus tour.
  • Get that iconic San Francisco picture at our Fort Point stop with gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Know the best restaurant stops as we take you through the history, culture, and architecture of the area.
  • See famous TV & movie spots from Mrs. Doubtfire, “Full House”, and more.

Departs at 10AM + 1PM

12 passengers maximum

Accommodates folding wheelchairs

Tour runs in all weather conditions

Stops available for snacks/drinks

Restrooms available

What to Expect

We’ll meet you outside Fisherman’s Wharf at your chosen tour time. Our guide will be wearing a Dylan’s Tours shirt to help you spot them easily.

After a brief roll call, we’ll board the bus and travel to our first stop. Over the next 2.5 hours you’ll be treated to stories about the neighborhoods, diversity, and geography of the area. We will exit the bus at several stops for photo opportunities and exploration of the area.

At the end of our amazing adventure, we’ll drop you off at the same location where you boarded the bus. If you have any problems, just give us a call at (415) 932-6993.

Here are the places we will explore:

Fisherman's Wharf

One of San Francisco's most popular destinations - from beautiful old shipyards, to Boudin's Bakery and the legendary sea lions, Fisherman's Wharf has it all.

North Beach

Voted as one of the USA's "ten great neighborhoods", North Beach is best known as the home of Little Italy. With delicious restaurants, bakeries and cafes, it is not to be missed!


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.


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 is SF at its finest.

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.

The Castro

One of the first gay neighborhoods in the USA. Colorful bars & restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area Harvey Milk called home.

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 and tech titans.


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

Fort Point

Located just beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point gives you a front row seat to the San Francisco Bay. This former military fortification was used during WWII.


Nestled near downtown San Francisco, the Tenderloin neighborhood continues to resist gentrification, all while spearheading the local arts movement.

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Dylan’s Famous Tour (6 hours) – Our most popular tour. Explores all of what San Francisco has to offer, includes a lunch stop in Sausalito, then over an hour spent in beautiful Muir Woods Redwood National Park. If you are in town for a few days and you want to get a nice overview of the city on your first day here, this is the tour we recommend!

A Day in the Bay Tour (9 hours) – Our official Alcatraz Tour. In the morning, explore some of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco, followed by over an hour in Muir Woods and lunch in the beautiful waterfront town of Sausalito. You are then dropped at Pier 33 in the afternoon for the Alcatraz ferry and audio tour. We suggest this tour to those who only have 1 full day here in the city.

City Adventure Tour (2.5 hours)
– This city tour covers all of the highlights of San Francisco in our awesome open-air minibus. From the Painted Ladies to Haight-Ashbury, you will see all of the iconic sights in just 2. 5 hours. If you only just have a morning or an afternoon to spare during your visit, this tour is for you.

We will substitute one of our closed top buses if the weather looks like it will not be enjoyable for our guests.

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.


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We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 24 hours (or more) in advance of your scheduled tour**. All tours cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled departure are non-refundable. We also offer rescheduling options for a future tour date without penalty.

**Please note for our A Day in the Bay Tour, we require 7-days notice.

San Francisco’s dress code usually warrants at most a sweatshirt or a light coat. Drinks and snacks are welcome on the bus and we encourage our guests to pack a lunch. Food and beverages can be purchased along the tour as well. A camera is also highly recommended.

Can I bring my luggage?

Since we use small buses to keep the tours intimate, we cannot accommodate luggage. However, anything that you’re comfortable having on your lap or under your legs is fine with us.

Do I need to bring my booking confirmation to get on the bus?

No, just bring yourself! The booking invoice is mainly for your records. To board our bus, we just need the first and last name of your party.

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