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GoCar Tour of Downtown San Francisco

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Highlights

  • Plan your own San Francisco sightseeing – The GPS will suggest an itinerary based on your chosen duration and what you want to see
  • Zip around San Francisco in a Go-Car which allows to drive along the smaller roads not accessible by tour buses

Overview

If you wish to experience the San Francisco most visitors never see, fold up your map, put away the guidebook and jump into a GoCar! Zip around the city while this little yellow car takes you on a GPS-guided tour of San Francisco. Your clever talking car navigates and shows you the way, taking you to places that are not accessible by a tour bus. To top it all, this exciting riding excursion takes place at your pace.

Explore the city's older neighborhood’s such as North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square and the financial district. See the memorable sights such as The Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge.

Stop along the way to click some wonderful pictures, take detours, grab a coffee or simply soak up the vibrant aura. Or blaze your own trail and explore the city streets, neighborhoods and parks on your own.

Itinerary

The tour starts from Fisherman’s Wharf East, on 431 Beach Street, or Union Square on Mason Street. You will be provided with your GoCar for an exciting ride around the beautiful city of San Francisco. Before starting the tour, an English-speaking guide will orient you on how to drive a GoCar. The driver must be 21 years of age, should carry a valid driving license as well as a major credit card.

GoCar is a compact, 3-wheeler yellow car that takes you on a GPS-guided tour of San Francisco. Your clever talking car navigates the route of the tour for you. The GoCar is controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The car seats two and has a lockable trunk for your things. The small size of the car enables easy parking.

As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to the best of sites and shares interesting stories that bring the city to life. You can stop for photos, take detours, grab a coffee or break for lunch. You can visit numerous attractions of the city like the Fisherman's Wharf, The Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, Fort Mason, The Marina District, Crissy Fields, Fort Point, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beachamong others.

The following options are available according to the amount of time you’d like to spend on the tour:

1. CHINATOWN / DOWNTOWN LOOP (1-HOUR TOUR)
This tour can be done in approximately one hour driving time. The tour highlights of this option include:
Union Square, The Financial District, The Ball Park, The Embarcadero, Pier 39, Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf & Hyde Street Cable Car Line
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.

2. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE & BACK (2-HOUR TOUR)
This tour is approximately two hours’ drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way. The tour highlights include:
Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, Crissy Field, Fort Point, The Legion of Honor, Fort Mason, The Marina, The Presidio, Palace of Fine Arts, The Crooked Street & Russian Hill
If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Downtown/Chinatown loop at the end of the tour. You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.

3. GOLDEN GATE PARK & MORE (3-HOUR TOUR)
In this tour, you will see everything on the Bridge and Back Tour with the addition of an extended loop that will take you past the homes of some of San Francisco’s most celebrated (and most notorious) residents on the way to the beautiful, 1017 acre Golden Gate Park. Visit the lesser known beaches such as China Beach and the infamous Baker Beach, famous for a deadly shark attack.
Tour highlights include:
Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, The Presidio, Crissy Field, Fort Point, The Legion of Honor, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, The Marina, Fort Mason, The Marine Sanctuary, The Presidio, Houses of the Rich and Famous, Lincoln Park, The Cliff House, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, Twin Peaks, The Painted Ladies of Alamo Square & Russian Hill
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.

4. THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED (4-HOUR TOUR)
On this tour, you will see everything on the extensive 3 hour tour plus you will take the options that include a winding detour to the top of Twin Peaks, 922 feet above the City, where on a clear day you can see an epic panoramic view of San Francisco.
The tour highlights include:
Fisherman’s Wharf, The Marina, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, The Marine Sanctuary, Fort Point, The Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach, China Beach, The Presidio, The Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, The Cliff House, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, The Palace of Fine Arts, Russian Hill, Lombard Street & Coit Tower
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.

5. 49 MILE DRIVE ALL DAY (5-HOUR TOUR)
See and experience all of the options of the GoCar tour for the entire day. Explore at your own most of the famous 49 mile scenic drive including all of the beaches, parks and city districts of San Francisco has to offer. Even stop for lunch along the way.
The tour highlights include:
Fort Mason, The Marina, Crissy Field, The Marine Sanctuary, Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, The Presidio, The Legion of Honor, Houses of the Rich and Famous, Lincoln Park, The Cliff House, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, The Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, Palace of Fine Arts, Russian Hill, The Crooked Street, Coit Tower, North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square, Pier 39, The Financial District, The Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf
You may visit all or some the tour’s highlights. The tour can be customized especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you visit the GoCar shop.

After soaking up the vibrancy of San Francisco, return to the starting point of the tour.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

as per option

Start time

You can collect your Go Car tour:
From Fisherman's Wharf East: Between 09:00am - Dusk
From Union Square: Between 09:00am - 6:00pm
Duration: 1, 2, 3, 4 hours or Full day (depends upon option selected)

Meeting point

You can collect your Go Car from:
Fisherman's Wharf East, 431 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. (at Taylor St.) Hours: 09:00am to Dusk.
Union Square, 321 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (at the corner of Mason Street and O'Farrell Street) Hours: 09:00am to 6:00pm.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour returns to the original starting point

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Inclusions

  • GoCar rental
  • Helmet
  • GPS guided car tour in English
  • Full tank of gas providing a 60-mile range
  • Orientation on how to drive a GoCar
  • Warm clothing

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Parking fee

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar, not per person.

All riders must sign a standard participant agreement. Renters will have the option to purchase Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance on the day of rental.

Renters are free to extend the length of their tour on the day of rental. Additional rental time will be charged in 15-minute increments on our prevailing retail rack rates.

Prior to the commencement of the GoCar tour, a security deposit will be held on your credit card, ranging from $150-$400 until the GoCar is returned. This is a routine exercise, and no charges will be made to your credit card if the vehicle is returned without any damages.

The driver must be 21 years or older to rent. Must possess a major credit card and valid driver’s license (international license is not necessary).

GoCar’s do not accommodate car seats for children.

Cars must be returned to rental location before dusk.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • There is a $20 cancellation fee for no shows. However, departure times may be rescheduled, subject to availability. If there is inclement weather at the time of departure, you may either reschedule for another day or receive a full refund.
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