GoCar San Francisco Tour

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GoCar San Francisco Tour
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It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
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In Brief

Location:
San Francisco, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Daily
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is still situated on its original site. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate Bridge, US-101, San Francisco, CA 94129

Certainly the most-photographed bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is synonymous with San Francisco. Drive up to the viewing area, or the foot of the bridge at Fort Point, to take pictures. You can take even better pictures at Baker Beach, a few minutes drive past the bridge!


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Nothing beats zooming down Lombard Street, San Francisco's "Crookedest Street" in your GoCar at the end of your tour. This is a great way to experience one of San Francisco's most iconic streets.


Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson Street Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133

Drive through San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, passing the bustling Crab Shacks, Bakeries and Curio Shops on your way to Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to wave to the other visitors!


Stop At: Ocean Beach, Fulton St & Great Hwy Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121

Look for sand dollars in the fog and take photos of Seal Rock as it juts out of the Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129

Some of the most beautiful views of San Francisco Bay are in the Presidio, a decommissioned military base that boasts beautiful architecture, a War Memorial, the Disney Museum and even a bowling alley! This area is just a 15 minute drive from Fisherman's Wharf, but feels like another world!


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fort Point National Historic Site, Long Ave & Marine Dr Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129

At the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point is both an excellent photo spot for the bridge and a fascinating monument to Gold Rush -era San Francisco.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Crissy Field, 1199 E Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129-1605

Crissy Field is where San Franciscan's exercise and play. Wave to runners, soccer players and dog walkers as you zoom past beautiful views of the Bay on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge.


Stop At: Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898

A natural and cultural center, Golden Gate Park spans almost half the length of San Francisco, and is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, California Academy of Sciences, deYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake and the Buffalo Paddock.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121-1677

View the Rodin Sculpture "The Thinker" outside the beautiful Legion f Honor Museum.

Stop At: Sutro Baths, Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA

Sutro Baths are all that remains of what was once a popular SF natatorium that was destroyed in a fire. A hauntingly beautiful spot to view the North Pacific Ocean.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site

Departure Time

12:00 AM

Departure Point

321 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • GoCar’s hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way?
  • Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
  • Do you have to stay on the tour?
  • Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets. You can even put a CD in the stereo and enjoy music along the way!
  • Vehicles:
  • Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go?
  • Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW?
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

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

We hired two cars for two hours. We were a little apprehensive however there was no need to be. Instructions were very easy and after 5 minutes we were on route and had got the hang of the card. We laughed from start to finish. Choose to stop at view points and choose the little diversion down Lombard Street. These did make us 15 minutes late back and host us $1 a minute over our allocated 2 hours but was worth it. Would definitely recommend it and would do it again
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
I always thought these were cheesy, but then I tried them. It's like driving a go cart or motorcycle. The narration was excellent. I loved the versatility of being able to stop where and when we wanted too. I will definitely do these again.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
I took my family out on 2 of these little cars. Wife found it so easy to drive. Simply rev and go. Best way to see the city then you can go back to what you liked. Saved a lot of time and really loved it
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
Great concept for a tour. We had perfect weather, perfect views, and a perfect time. Viator rocks!!
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
Incredible! So much fun! The best way to see the city. A bit scary when you start but you soon get the hang of it :
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
Love the Go Cars, great way to get around the city
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
Super Cool way to see the city sights
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
This was the best tour we've ever done. It was so unique in it's approach to seeing San Francisco and driving throughout the whole city was terrific! The GPS guide system needs to be refined, but this was such a great idea it's hard not to smile the whole trip.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
This was an amazing way to see all that San Francisco has to offer! We rented to GoCar for the day and did the full route. We even had enough time for photo ops, lunch at the Cliff House amazing BTW and some shopping.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 18 Jun 2017
No explanation needed! This was so super fun but I couldn't enjoy the commentary on the tour because I had to pay attention to directions. Was late getting back bc I got off course but the company didn't charge extra.. this was so cool!
• Submitted 04 Jun 2017
Tour at your own pace in a GPS enabled GoCar! Great experience, easy to drive, fun open air car, get lots of looks from people. A must do while in San Francisco
• Submitted 02 Apr 2017
This tour was AMAZING!!!! The Go Cars were a great and extremely fun way to see the city! Ray, the manager , at the Warf location, was really nice and extremely helpful. The GPS guided tour was informative and funny. I would recommend this tour to everyone!!!
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
What a blast to zip around in these cute little cars! I have been to San Fran many times, but learn new things and saw places I would've never seen if we had not used GoCar!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2016
This is a fabulous way to tour the city.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016
So much fun!!! Totally unique way to see popular areas of San Francisco. Someone recommended it to us and we recommended it to our friends on Facebook. Wish there were more places in the USA that offered this type of tour.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
we had great fun! if you want to do the 2 hour really not much time to stop and wander around. worked for us, but, just as a heads up!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
This was a great way to see so much of the city. Started out booking for 2 hrs and went a full 3! Such fun. The GPS and guided talking tour was well done. I would highly recommend a GoCar Tour!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2016
We hired the gocar through viator and this was one of the most fantastic and fun ways to view the city. We arrived and had a safety briefing before Servio showed us how to drive. We drove around the block to ensure we were comfortable before starting our 1 hour tour. The directions are clear and concise and allowed us to travel around the city seeing the major sites of pier 39, fishermans wharf, little Italy and china town. If you are looking for a fun way to tour this is a must!
• Submitted 23 May 2016
Great time.
• Submitted 02 Feb 2016
It was a lot of fun.
• Submitted 02 Feb 2016
best thing we did in SF. so fun and easy. the go carts were a huge hit!
• Submitted 23 Nov 2015
The crew was great getting us checked in, the ride was so much fun. It would be great if when you get off course the GPS recalculated, but it doesn't, just silence so use the map!! Will do this again!!
• Submitted 23 Nov 2015
My daughter drove, I navigated. Starting off we thought, are we crazy?.. Then we got the hang of it..the GPS was great, kept us from making wrong turns. Great way to see the city..even backing up by getting out and pushing was a kick!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2015

In Brief

Location:
San Francisco, United States
Country:
United States
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
Daily

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