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San Francisco City Tours

Private Tour

Wine Country Tour

Muir Woods
Sausalito Tours

These are just some of the locations we will visit on our tours!

Billionaire's Row
North Beach
Palace of Fine Arts
Mission District
Painted Ladies
Lombard Street
Twin Peaks
Civic Center
Fort Point
The Castro
Union Square

The Presidio
Haight Ashbury

Why should I book with PLTC?

“BEST TOUR OF SF #HANDSDOWN!” MichaelA/Tripadvisor

“RELAXING AND FUN DAY!” Elmahoney114/Tripadvisor


Our vintage buses, Pearl, Poppy, & Skye have been thoroughly restored and updated with modern amenities to provide a safe and unique opportunity to see the sights of San Francisco. Since they only seats 6-7 people, Pearl, Poppy & Skye 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!

Painted Ladies Tour Company is a small family business, so Josh and his team take great pride in making sure guests feel well taken care of and have an awesome experience. Josh’s wife, Virgine, runs our front office to answer any questions or emails you might have prior to booking.

Painted Ladies Tour Company is fully licensed through the California Public Utilities Commission PSG 0034808 as a Charter and Sightseeing company.



1968 VW Type 2 Transporter Bus named after the late great Janis Joplin.

Likes: Pearl is loving her brand new 1776 cc engine, transmission, disc brakes

Lap belts, shoulder restraints, groovy sound system and updated USB chargers for all her guests. She loves to make people smile.

Her best attributes: She is outgoing and fun, and everyone loves her beautiful eyes and gorgeous lashes.

Accolades: Pearl took 2nd place in a recent vintage car show.

Dislikes: Rainy days, rude mean people and staying home.


1975 VW Type 2 Transporter Bus, named after the California state flower, the Golden Poppy.

Likes: Poppy is a country girl at heart, but really loves exploring in the big city too.  She is outgoing, adventurous and enjoys meeting new people.

Her best attributes: Her new 2.0 liter engine, transmission,disc brakes, USB charging ports, seat belts/shoulder restraints, vibrant orange paint, her colorful poppy mural headliner, and of course her beautiful eyelashes.

Accolades: Poppy is very loyal and was with her original owner for 40 years before joining our team.

Dislikes: Rain, bossy big buses and sitting at home.


1971 VW Type 2 Transporter Bus named after California’s big blue skies.

Likes: Skye is loving her brand new 1776 cc engine, transmission, tires, disc brakes, lap belts, shoulder restraints, groovy sound system and updated USB chargers for all her guests.

Her best attributes: She has a beautiful blue paint, big eyes, and a hand painted mural of a California sunset.

Dislikes: Cloudy, rainy days and Karl the Fog.

Josh – Owner

Husband, Father and entrepreneur

Likes: He enjoys meeting new people, sharing his favorite spots, long drives and making people laugh.

His best attributes: His wife says that he is very patient, safety conscious, a good driver, communicates well, has a refined palette, great sense of humor and an eye for detail.

Dislikes: Car trouble, parking tickets and staying home.

What about…?

We know you might have some questions, so please check out our F.A.Q’s page for common questions/answers.

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