San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in San Francisco
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Tour description

Experience the cinematic side to San Francisco on an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes clips from more than 55 movies and TV shows filmed in the picturesque city. Revisit scenes from 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Dirty Harry,' 'Vertigo,' 'Bullitt,' 'The Princess Diaries,' 'Full House,' and 'Star Trek IV,' among others. Learn from an actor-turned-guide who shares knowledge of San Francisco's filming history.

Start your comprehensive city tour of San Francisco movie and TV sites with pickup at Fisherman’s Wharf. See classic clips from The Birdman of Alcatraz and the Dwayne Johnson blockbuster, San Andreas. Pass through crooked Lombard Street and Taylor Street, where Steve McQueen in Bullitt catches big air in the most famous car chase scene of all time. Arriving in North Beach, see Saints Peter and Paul Church and Washington Square, and watch out for the Scorpio killer from Dirty Harry. Drive through the Financial District, home to the Towering Inferno and the Transamerica Pyramid, which narrowly escapes destruction in Mission Impossible. On Nob Hill, you'll be in the middle of the action from Vertigo, Bullitt, The Wedding Planner, and The Rock. Next up is Union Square, home to the world's first talkie movie as well as a surprise visit from Alfred Hitchcock. Then venture to Antman's apartment and see San Francisco as New York City in Rent. Stop for photo ops at City Hall, a stand-in for Washington, DC (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Chicago (Tucker), and SF (Foul Play, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Milk). Make another photo stop at Alamo Square for a view of the Painted Ladies and re-experience the opening picnic sequence from Full House. Continuing the journey, ask your driver to 'set us down in Golden Gate Park,' as Captain Kirk states in Star Trek IV. From the park to the Presidio, engulf yourself in a 3-minute tribute to the chase scene from Bullitt. Then stop at the aptly named Inspiration Point for views of the Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz, before arriving at Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. See where Kim Novak jumps in the water and Jimmy Stewart miraculously saves her in Vertigo. On the way out of Fort Point, experience a montage of Golden Gate Bridge destruction sequences ranging from 1955's It Came From Beneath the Sea to 2015's San Andreas, while also driving by George Lucas' Letterman Digital Arts Complex. Finally, visit Pacific Heights, where you'll see the high school from The Princess Diaries and the house from Mrs. Doubtfire.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from a designated meeting point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors