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San Francisco Movie Sightseeing Tours

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Key facts

Where: San Francisco , U.S.A. Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Highlights

  • From Dirty Harry to Mrs Doubtfire, you′ll be amazed at the films made here
  • Watch film clips, then see the exact same location from the coach window!
  • Great for families and a must for movie buffs
  • Recommended by users of Trip Advisor – One of the top-rated things to do in San Francisco

Overview

These enthralling sightseeing tours with a difference shows you the famous landmarks of San Francisco by an entertaining romp through its cinematic past.

Popular with film-makers since the earliest days of cinema, San Francisco is peppered with familiar movie locations. Watch actual clips on a big screen in the coach and match them to the view outside the window.

On the way, your enthusiastic and interactive actor-turned-guide provides behind-the-scenes information and trivia about San Francisco and your favorite films.

You'll be amazed just how many movie greats were filmed here. Examples include Vertigo, Dirty Harry, Mrs Doubtfire, Bullitt, The Rock, Princess Diaries, Dr Dolittle and Milk.

You have a choice of 2 tours - one which focuses on the Golden Gate region and 1 which focuses on the city center.

Film buffs will be in heaven, but this tour is equally enjoyable for others too. A riveting introduction to a truly delightful city.

Itinerary

These San Francisco Movie Sightseeing Tours are simply the best way to see the city. You will travel in an air conditioned mini-coach, known as the 'Theater-on-Wheels'. Your enthusiastic (English-speaking) actor-turned-guide sits facing the guests and provides behind-the-scenes information about San Francisco and your favorite films.

San Francisco provides a vast choice of dramatic movie locations and has been popular with film-makers from the early days of cinema.

You have 2 options:
• San Francisco Movie Sights Golden Gate Bridge Tour
• San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

San Francisco Movie Sights Golden Gate Bridge Tour:
The Golden Gate Bridge and other major locales that San Francisco has to offer are covered on this fun and unique 5-star rated tour.

This tour includes clips from over 35 of the most famous movies filmed in San Francisco. Actors-turned-guides lead you on this interactive tour, as they match clips with locations right outside the bus’ windows and share their wealth of San Francisco and cinema knowledge.

This route takes you over the Golden Gate Bridge and includes locations from Princess Diaries, Full House, Mrs. Doubtfire, George of the Jungle, Hulk, X-Men 3, and Rise Of the Planet of the Apes among others.

In addition to the Golden Gate Bridge, you will also view Fisherman's Wharf, The Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, The Presidio, Pacific Heights (Mrs. Doubtfire's House), and the Letterman Digital Arts Complex - home of the life-sized Yoda Fountain.

Combine this tour with our new and improved Movie Sights City Tour and you will get a complete overview of all the San Francisco hotspots and shooting locales.

San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour:
Experience a fantastic overview of San Francisco and its bevy of movie locations on this fun and unique 5-star rated tour.

This tour includes clips from over 50 of the most famous movies filmed in San Francisco. Actors-turned-guides lead you on this interactive city tour, as they match clips with locations right outside the bus’ windows and share their wealth of San Francisco and cinema knowledge.

You will see several tourist and local-favorite parts of the city on this tour, as you go through San Francisco's key neighborhoods: Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, Union Square, Alamo Square/Painted Ladies, City Hall, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, The Presidio, Fort Point/base of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Heights.

Want to enjoy a tour that’s also fun and interesting for kids? The route includes locations from Princess Diaries, Full House, Dr. Doolittle, George of the Jungle, Hulk, and X-Men 3, among others. We are family-owned and family-friendly.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at Pier 43½.

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Reviews

AJ, our guide, really knew her stuff and delivered it with impeccable timing and a sense of humor. Being movie buffs, it was great for my wife and me to see 70 scenes from 60... Mark Woollard

I took family members that wanted to see SF and I had been on the tour about four years ago and loved it so I took them. Had the same great time as the first time time and even... gail l thompson

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 - 3 hours

Start time

Start time: SF Movie Sights Golden Gate Bridge Tour: 2:00pm
SF Movie Sights City Tour: 10:00am
Duration: SF Movie Sights Golden Gate Bridge Tour: 2 hours
SF Movie Sights City Tour: 3 hours

Meeting point

Tours depart from Pier 43½ on Fisherman's Wharf.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.

Ending point

The tour ends at Pier 43½ on Fisherman's Wharf.

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in air-conditioned, 23-seat mini-coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Complimentary movie listing

Do/Dont's

There are numerous photo-stops along the route, so don't forget to bring the camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator to confirm 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.

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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.
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  • 5Reviews (6)
  • "Great, entertiaing way to see San Francisco" AJ, our guide, really knew her stuff and delivered it with impeccable timing and a sense of humor. Being movie buffs, it was great for my wife and me to see 70 scenes from 60...
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