We cover San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods including a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, ending in the charming seaside town of Sausalito.
- For over 10 years this has been our #1 tour!
- See our favorite San Francisco neighborhoods in the morning, including several photo stops and recommendations from a local guide.
- The tour will end in the beautiful Mediterranean town of Sausalito, perfect for lunch and waterfront views.
- Get that iconic San Francisco picture at our Fort Point stop with gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Learn the history, culture, restaurants, and architecture of the area.
- See famous TV & movie spots from Mrs. Doubtfire, “Full House”, and more.
- We offer a hotel pick-up service via rideshare from over 1000 Bay Area hotels!
Need to know//Additional Information//What’s included
Fully narrated tour from a local guide
Water and snacks available on bus
Tour ends in Sausalito
Optional ferry return to San Francisco!
No Muir Woods
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 3 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. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge you will be dropped off in the beautiful Mediterranean town of Sausalito, where we encourage you to grab lunch and enjoy the waterfront views.
If you have any problems, just give us a call at (415) 932-6993.
Three fun ways of returning to San Francisco on your own:
Ferry back to San Francisco for stunning views
Bike across the world famous Golden Gate Bridge
Uber or taxi back to the city - quick and efficient, 1-4 people
Here are the places we will explore (photo stops noted by *):
One of San Francisco’s most popular destinations – from old shipyards, to Boudin’s Bakery and the legendary sea lions, Fisherman’s Wharf has it all.
Offering a stunning perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge with downtown San Francisco in the background, this awe-inspiring view is the perfect place to capture a memorable photo.
North Beach – Little Italy
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.
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.
Featuring a panoramic view of all of San Francisco, Twin Peaks offers ones of the best perspectives of the downtown skyline, surrounding hills and vistas (weather permitting).
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.
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.
One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the USA. Colorful bars & restaurants line the streets, with the historic Castro Theater overlooking the area Harvey Milk called home.
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.
Golden Gate Bridge
Declared “one of the 10 wonders of the modern world,” the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco. Simply stunning!
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!
Former military base, now a beautiful park that includes Crissy Field, Fort Point, Lucasfilm’s (George Lucas) headquarters and the Walt Disney Museum.
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 are the most frequently asked.
How does the hotel pick-up work?
We are proud to now offer hotel or AirBnB pick-up to any location in the San Francisco area for just $20. We utilize both ride-share and tour bus pick-ups depending on location in San Francisco; please be ready 45-minutes prior to your tour time if you do opt-in for the pick-up option.
Where do we meet for the tour?
Is there a parking garage near the starting point:
Yes, there are several parking garages located near our meeting point.
Why choose Dylan's minibus tours?
1. Small Groups:
With Dylan’s, you aren’t just a number. Our minibuses are the perfect size to make sure you are comfortable, well looked-after, and are having FUN!
2. Local Guides:
Each of our tour guides are Bay Area locals who love their city. From in-depth knowledge of SF to the best restaurant recommendations, they are energetic and invested in making each tour special.
3. Great Value:
Our minibus tours are priced to give our guests a tour of the best neighborhoods in San Francisco.
4. 100% Refund Guarantee:
Change of plans? Feeling under the weather? We are happy to refund your entire tour with 24 hours advance notice.
5. Independently Owned:
We aren’t one of the big bus companies, and it shows. Dylan’s is owned and operated by San Francisco native Dylan David.
6. Your Experience is our Top Priority:
From our convenient meeting location to each stop on your tour, our goal is to make your tour fun and enjoyable. We have thought of the small things so you don’t have to.
Which minibus tour should I take?
Dylan’s Famous Tour (3 hours) – This city tour covers all of our favorite highlights of San Francisco. From the Painted Ladies to Haight-Ashbury, you will see all of the iconic sights in just 3 hours. The tour finishes across the Golden Gate Bridge in the beautiful town of Sausalito, where guests are encouraged to spend the afternoon and take the scenic ferry back to San Francisco.
Dylan’s Famous Tour + Muir Woods (7 hours) – Our most popular tour + a lunch stop in Sausalito and over an hour spent in the beautiful Muir Woods National Monument. If you have more than just a few hours to spare, and don’t plan on visiting Alcatraz, we highly recommend doing this tour on your first day in the city for a good overview of the city + Muir Woods. (If you do want to see Alcatraz, as well as the city’s best spots and Muir Woods, hop on our A Day in the Bay Tour or two-day Famous Tour + Alcatraz + Muir Woods Tour below)
City Highlight Tour + Muir Woods + Alcatraz (10 hours) – We suggest this tour to those who only have one full day in the city; Our official Alcatraz Tour! In the morning, head up to Muir Woods to get your day started off with the beautiful redwoods. After coming back across the Golden Gate Bridge you will explore some of our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco. You will then be dropped off near Pier 33 in the afternoon for the Alcatraz ferry and audio tour.
Are the minibus tours child friendly?
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.
What is your cancellation policy?
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 City Highlight Tour + Muir Woods + Alcatraz we require 7-days notice.
What should I bring with me on the minibus?
San Francisco’s dress code usually warrants at most a sweatshirt or a light coat. Drinks and snacks are welcome on the bus. 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?
If possible please have your confirmation. If not please write down directions to our pickup location. To board we will need to have the first and last name of your party.
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