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San Francisco Movie Sightseeing Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily (but sells out fast!  Check the calendar for live availability)
  • Start time
  • Duration
    2 - 3 hours
  • Transportation in air-conditioned, 23-seat mini-coach
  • English-speaking guide 
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Key Highlights

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


This enthralling sightseeing tour 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.

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

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily (but sells out fast!  Check the calendar for live availability)

  • Duration

    2 - 3 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Tours depart from Pier 43½ on Fisherman's Wharf.  Arrive 15 mins early so you don't get left behind...

  • Ending Point

    Pier 43½ on Fisherman's Wharf.


  • 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.

    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

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

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination.They're a friendly bunch and will happily answer all your questions.  We suggest you give them a call the day before your tour just to confirm. 

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent Tour with Marie and Bryan
    Margaret Hill, 10/25/2016
  • Great and entertaining tour, highly recommended
    Gregory Barnes, United Kingdom 09/13/2016
  • Fabulous!!
    John Haist, United States 06/02/2015
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