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Holiday Lights Tour of San Francisco

Holiday Lights Tour of San Francisco

San Francisco, United States
icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Experience the beauty of San Francisco at Christmastime with this holiday lights tour. Set out on a small-group, 2-hour guided tour from Fisherman's Wharf, taking in the city's waterfront as well as well-known sights such as Lombard Street, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Union Square. In true San Francisco fashion you'll travel in '70s-style VW vans decked out with shag rugs and bed curtains and all donning Santa hats―perfect for snapping that pic for next year's Christmas card in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Holiday lights tour through San Francisco
  • Set out in '70s-themed vans to experience the city
  • See places such as Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square illuminated in holiday lights
  • Don a Santa hat for perfect holiday-card photo ops
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a small-group tour
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Live commentary on board
Santa hat
Blanket while in tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
2899 Hyde St , 2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

Fisherman's Wharf, near the Argonaut Hotel

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Max of 6 guests per VW, we can take larger groups in multiple VW’s
  • While not wheelchair accessible, we are totally happy in helping out with folding a wheelchair so that everyone can join in the fun!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Love Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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11 Reviews
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San Francisco Love Tours=Big Disappointment
, Dec 2021
We bought 7 tickets to do this fun experience. One of the tickets was for a very excited 9-year-old. We were so looking forward to seeing the Christmas lights. We got to our pick up location early, only to be told by the company that they only were showing 4 passengers not 7. There was another party of only 2 adults. Instead of accommodating us and our young child who was very eager to ride in this VW bus, the company chose the other two patrons. This experience ruined Christmas and left all of us disappointed. I would not recommend this company. Their solution was less than desirable, and it was not fair for us. We had bought the tickets back on November 16, 2021. San Francisco Love Tours is nothing about love. Do not book your tour with them unless you want to be left out without any plans.
The one Christmas lit...
, Dec 2021
The one Christmas lit house on the tour. The rest of the tour was not a Christmas light tour but a general SF tour.
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Loved the Bus!
, Dec 2021
Super fun! Judith was a great guide to SF and to it's awesome Xmas lights. So festive to zip around in the Love Bus during the holiday season
Fun family Holiday Lights Nights
, Nov 2021
Friday night, 11/26/21, we did the San Francisco holiday lights tour - we had SO MUCH FUN!! We spent about 90 minutes in this cute little VW bug decked out for the holidays, listening to Holiday music. Our driver and tour guide, Judith, was absolutely amazing (we love you Judith!) We spent so much time laughing that our sides and bellies hurt for the rest of the night. The views were fantastic, and even while decorations in the city are not back to pre-Covid times, extra treats like being able to stop at the Fairmont and see the worlds largest gingerbread house, and being there for the tree lighting ceremony at Ghirardelli Square, easily made up for it. As did Judith and her stories! I highly recommend this tour. Great family night and fun out. Plus we had an early dinner at Scomas before hand, which was ahhmazing. The tour picks up in Fiaherman's Warf and there are a ton of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Thanks for the fun night, Judith- hugs from, Julie, Chris, Paulette and Lita!! ❤️🎄
We were a little dissapointed as we...
Linda M
, Dec 2017
We were a little dissapointed as we thought this was a CHRISTMAS LIGHTS tour, it's basically a TOUR of San Francisco. There was no time to take pictures and we didn't even go into the Fairmont Hotel to see the Ginger Bread House on display. Nor did we go down to the Financial District to see the buildings lite up down there, nor the Christmas tree on Pier 39. In fact after the tour we took the Cable car back to Powell Street from Hyde and they STOPPED at Lombard Street and several locations paused so we could take pictures. So it was a nice and through tour of San Francisco.............but not a good Christmas Lights tour.
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