The San Francisco Movie Sightseeing Tour is 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.
Your tour visit all the major neighborhoods in the City. There will be two restroom stops and plenty of photo breaks. Highlights of the tour include:
• Fisherman’s Wharf: The northern waterfront area of San Francisco and a popular tourist attraction.
• North Beach: San Francisco's 'Little Italy'
• Nob Hill: An affluent district used as a set-piece scene in many movies, especially when high-speed chases are called for.
• Union Square: Premier shopping district. Also famous as a venue for rallies in support of the Union Army during the Civil War.
• Civic Center: Contains many of the city's largest government and cultural institutions. There will be a restroom stop at the City Hall here.
• Alamo Square: Neighborhood with many fine Victorian buildings. Scenes from Invasion of the Body Snatchers were shot here.
• Haight/Ashbury: Bohemian district famous for being a center of the 1960s hippie movement
• Golden Gate Park: A large public park where Charlie Chaplin filmed scenes for at least two movies.
• Presidio: A public park containing historic fortifications. In Star Trek, the Presidio is the location of Starfleet Academy and Starfleet Command Headquarters. A 1988 action movie The Presidio, starring Sean Connery and Meg Ryan, is set here.
• Fort Point: Historic fort on the southern side of the Golden Gate used in numerous movies and TV shows. Examples include Hitchcock's 1958 thriller Vertigo. You will have a restroom stop here
• Golden Gate Bridge: The celebrated suspension bridge across the opening of the San Francisco Bay onto the Pacific Ocean. Seen in countless pieces of media, for example Superman: The Movie.
• Pacific Heights: An affluent area with grand mansions and stunning views. Backdrop to around 26 famous movies to date including Dr Dolittle and Mrs Doubtfire, as well as the eponymous Princess Diaries.
Along the way you will be able to see more than 70 clips from over 55 of the most famous movies filmed in San Francisco. These include Vertigo, Dirty Harry, Mrs Doubtfire, Bullitt, The Rock, Princess Diaries, Pursuit of Happyness and Milk.
You will see the clip on the bus's big screen and can match it with the view right outside your window. Your enthusiastic actor-turned-guide provides behind-the-scenes information about San Francisco and your favorite films. This is a family-friendly tour and includes clips from Princess Diaries, Full House, Dr Dolittle, George of the Jungle, and X-Men 3, among others.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off back at Pier 43 1/2. Transportation back to Nob Hill or Union Square is not included.