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Painted Ladies Tour Company

427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1501
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Definite highlight of our vacation

I travelled with two 16 year olds. They loved the tour. Our guide, Allen, was friendly... read more

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MaryBeverlyFarms
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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We arranged a tour for the first morning of our trip to San Francisco and it was amazing. Josh and... read more

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bell7953
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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We provide a unique way to take in all of the sights of San Francisco in our fully restored vintage Volkswagen buses named Pearl & Poppy! As well as providing extended excursions outside of San Francisco to Muir Woods and Wine Country. They are all lot's of fun. Pearl & Poppy can go many places that larger tour buses have been banned from or just cannot access, including Alamo Square (Painted Ladies), Lombard Street and even those narrow alleys with beautiful murals in the Mission which makes them excellent choices for City Tours! Also, Josh and his team are committed to making sure guest are having a great experience. In previous phase of his life, Josh has managed fine dining restaurants, composed music for national commercials, TV shows & movies and he and his wife hosted international guests from around the world for 5 years with over 400 positive reviews! His wife, Virgine, speaks fluent Flemish, Dutch & French for those possibly interested in translation, and she is always available to help with any questions or details. We look forward to the opportunity to show you our favorite spots! Painted Ladies Tour Company is fully licensed through the California Public Utilities Commission as a Charter and Sightseeing company.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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427 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1501
Union Square

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I travelled with two 16 year olds. They loved the tour. Our guide, Allen, was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. He taylored the tour to the interests of our small group. He even had a soundtrack for the tour! I really appreciated touring the neighborhoods, and...More

Thank MaryBeverlyFarms
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arranged a tour for the first morning of our trip to San Francisco and it was amazing. Josh and Devon met us on time at Union Square with their lovely van and took us around all of the sights and districts. They were very...More

Thank bell7953
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour, really great company, Devon was a really nice guide, super chatty and all round nice guy, kept the day going really well allowing us to have a fantastic days wine tasting, really recommend this company and Devon as a guide, keep up the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After being completely stressed out on the East Coast, I just wanted an easy non stress tour while visiting San Francisco with my bff. She has two twin boys and had not traveled for years...pressure was on! Dillion rocked our experience being #besttourguideever Thank you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought five high school journalism students to San Francisco for the National High School Journalism Convention. We wanted a tour that we could personalize that would also be more personable than a big bus tour. Alan picked us up from our hotel promptly and introduced...More

Thank Katie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour! Andy our tour guide was awesome. Looking back we should have done this tour in the beginning of our visit to SF. It’s a great way to see the city first, then decide where you want to visit further. Highly recommend this tour...More

Thank Jamie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an amazing experience for myself (an SF resident) and my guests (from GA). Josh and Devin put up with our shenanigans, were very informative, and went out of their way to make this an amazing time. Thank you both so much!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently moved to the Bay Area. We loved our Sonoma tour with the Painted Ladies Tour Company and we would definitely recommend it to SF visitors and locals alike. Our tour guide was very accommodating, informative and enjoyable to be around!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun Wine Tour!! Small group, specialized service and great day. Josh is the best. Thanks!! Highly recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best decision I made for our little getaway. Myself, my wife & our 8yr old son had a great time on this tour. SKY (our VW bus) took us everywhere and our tour guide was awesome and even assisted in taking pics and recommending other...More

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Tumbleweed75
8 August 2017|
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Response from josh a | Property representative |
Skye has air conditioning however most of the time it's not needed. SF is pretty moderate when it comes to temperature.
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Barbara C
21 April 2017|
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Response from josh a | Property representative |
Hi Barabara! Thanks for your question. Our Fishermans Wharf pickup location is at 1300 Columbus Ave and is really close to where you are staying. Hope that helps and let us know if you have any other questions.
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aknj
10 March 2017|
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Response from josh a | Property representative |
For efficiency on our group tours, we have a central pickup location at 1300 Columbus Ave. For private tours, we can definitely pickup at the hotel. Hope that helps!
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