San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

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San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour
from AUD $80.48
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Experience the cinematic side to San Francisco on an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes clips from more than 55 movies and TV shows filmed in the picturesque city. Revisit scenes from 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Dirty Harry,' 'Vertigo,' 'Bullitt,' 'The Princess Diaries,' 'Full House,' and 'Star Trek IV,' among others. Learn from an actor-turned-guide who shares knowledge of San Francisco's filming history.
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In Brief

Location:
San Francisco, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
DAILY
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Excellent value for money
Popular choice with kids
Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
Comprehensive tour of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Overview
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Start your comprehensive city tour of San Francisco movie and TV sites with pickup at Fisherman’s Wharf. See classic clips from The Birdman of Alcatraz and the Dwayne Johnson blockbuster, San Andreas. Pass through crooked Lombard Street and Taylor Street, where Steve McQueen in Bullitt catches big air in the most famous car chase scene of all time.

Arriving in North Beach, see Saints Peter and Paul Church and Washington Square, and watch out for the Scorpio killer from Dirty Harry. Drive through the Financial District, home to the Towering Inferno and the Transamerica Pyramid, which narrowly escapes destruction in Mission Impossible. On Nob Hill, you'll be in the middle of the action from Vertigo, Bullitt, The Wedding Planner, and The Rock.

Next up is Union Square, home to the world's first talkie movie as well as a surprise visit from Alfred Hitchcock. Then venture to Antman's apartment and see San Francisco as New York City in Rent. Stop for photo ops at City Hall, a stand-in for Washington, DC (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Chicago (Tucker), and SF (Foul Play, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Milk). 

Make another photo stop at Alamo Square for a view of the Painted Ladies and re-experience the opening picnic sequence from Full House. Continuing the journey, ask your driver to 'set us down in Golden Gate Park,' as Captain Kirk states in Star Trek IV. From the park to the Presidio, engulf yourself in a 3-minute tribute to the chase scene from Bullitt. 

Then stop at the aptly named Inspiration Point for views of the Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz, before arriving at Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. See where Kim Novak jumps in the water and Jimmy Stewart miraculously saves her in Vertigo. 

On the way out of Fort Point, experience a montage of Golden Gate Bridge destruction sequences ranging from 1955's It Came From Beneath the Sea to 2015's San Andreas, while also driving by George Lucas' Letterman Digital Arts Complex. Finally, visit Pacific Heights, where you'll see the high school from The Princess Diaries and the house from Mrs. Doubtfire.

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from a designated meeting point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat (if there are seats available once the tour starts, then the infant may certainly occupy an empty seat)
  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had an enjoyable afternoon taken around the city with AJ. She was very knowledgeable not just about the movies but the city in general. We learned lots of details that we didn't know before. The only thing missing was a bag of popcorn! Also, the bus was quite warm - make sure to sit on the shady side.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
A very interesting trip around San Francisco with many new facts about the city I didn't know. Plenty of time to take in the sights and information. Thank you Bryan for a very interesting trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Really informative tour, great guides Good film selections. Added bonus as it's a great way to see the city
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
WONDERFUL!!!! The tour was so great! Didn't realize how many different movies were made in San Francisco! Marie was like going on vacation with an old friend and she had so many interesting little antidotes about the films. A great learning experience and comfortable way to see the city too!! More than excellent!! Marie, you're Terrific!!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We have been to San Francisco a number of times but we've never really thought about the wealth of film footage that takes place in the city. Marie, our guide, was a vivacious and knowledgeable source of information about both film and facts about the city. Regardless of an interest in film or not, this would be a great overview of the city. Highly recommend this tour if you're a flick fan.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2018
Would recommend this tour very interesting, and informative as to how the movies are made, and what they do to sometimes fool us, had some laughs along the way too.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2018
I loved the San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour. Our guide was Marie. She and the driver synchronized the tour so well! I am a travel writer and podcaster and this tour made my podcast and blog list of
• Submitted 07 Aug 2018
Definitely worth the money!!!! our guide new all the details about the movies and turned out -it was a great way to see all the sights and the movie clips were great- thank. Great day
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
My wife a film buff and I found this tour to be truly amazing and enjoyable from start to finish, lasting more than three hours. Our friendly guide Marie was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. Our driver Brian was very skilful in navigating the various streets taking in a wide area of San Francisco. There were about fifty film locations covered with accompanying film clips shown, introduced and described by Marie. There were many great photo opportunities, including when the bus stopped a few times and we got out to view particular locations on foot, guided by Marie. This tour is highly recommended irrespective of whether you are a film buff or not.
• Submitted 14 Jul 2018
This tour was awesome! Being a movie buff and having seen or being familiar with many of the movies discussed, this tour just made it that much more personal and exciting. My guide, Bryan was very friendly, personable, and definitely knowledgeable about the city and the many movies filmed there. A+
• Submitted 26 Jan 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 17 Jan 2018
We took this tour in January 2018 and it excellent. Maree was our tour guide and she was a wealth of knowledge on San Francisco and the movie sights that we were taken to. I would highly recommend taking this tour when in San Francisco. It was a great introduction to the city and loads of fun!!
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
If you only do one thing in San Francisco then do this. It was so well put together with over 3 hours of sightseeing, funny and entertaining movie trivia and plenty opportunities to get off the bus for photos. Our guide Wiley really knew his stuff. I loved it!
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
this was great!!! the tour guide could not have provided a more wonderful tour.An absolute must for tv and movie fans
• Submitted 15 Nov 2017
Great way to explore the city, and feed the movie buff at the same time. Excellent guide and driver, combine to give a enthusiastic, friendly and informative tour
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
Great way to explore the city, and feed the movie buff at the same time. Excellent guide and driver, combine to give a enthusiastic, friendly and informative tour
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
Movie lovers will love this .. video on bus of films and driving past actual building .. excellent driver and guide
• Submitted 02 Nov 2017
Fun tour, Marie was great.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Fantastic tour, cannot recommend highly enough!!!!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2017
Picked up on time at agreed collection point. Staying a couple of blocks from Fishermen's Wharf so easy to get to. Marie was friendly and greeted all passengers and remembered their names throughout the tour. The coach did not have air conditioning but had more than adequate ventilation. As for the tour itself, got to see a lot of San Francisco. Stopped off at City Hall, Alamo Square, Inspiration Point for the views, Fort Point and the Mrs Doubtfire house before being dropped off at the pick up point. Tour lasted over the 3 hours allowed due to slight traffic delays, this was not issue to me however. Got to see a lot of San Francisco I would not have seen otherwise. A lot to see in hours with only so many places to stop so you may not get to see what you would have chosen. They do more bespoke tours but these are based on demand and available dates, so best to plan well ahead.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
The tour guide made this a wonderful tour. She was informed, friendly and a great communicator.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
This is an excellent tour - fun, informative, and a great way to see San Francisco, even for those who have been to the city before. Definitely recommended.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
Fantastic tour with great insights, fun stories, and lots of wow factors as you are escorted to each filming site.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
What a wonderful tour. AJ and Mitch did a great job. She was very knowledgeable about all of the films and about San Francisco in general. It was so much fun and definitely worth the price.
• Submitted 28 Jul 2017

In Brief

Location:
San Francisco, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
DAILY
Highlights:
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Excellent value for money
Popular choice with kids
Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
Comprehensive tour of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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