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San Francisco Movie Sightseeing Tours

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Key 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2 - 3 hours

    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.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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. Movie Sights Golden Gate Bridge Tour is closed until further notice.

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in air-conditioned, 23-seat mini-coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Complimentary movie listing
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Fabulous!!

      The tour was fabulous and I do believe it had a great deal to do with AJ the guide. Well informed and a great sense of humour....

      John Haist
    • Excellent Tour with Marie and Bryan

      If you think this tour will help in your orientation of the city, think again! You get so engrossed in the movie clips, the extensive knowledge of your guide and getting out to...

      Margaret Hill
    • Great and entertaining tour, highly recommended

      From pick up to drop off, the tour was well run, informative and fun. AJ knew her stuff and we really enjoyed the 3 hours. Plenty of time for photos and breaks as well. Th...

      Gregory Barnes
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