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It's the most exhilarating, entertaining and enlightening way to see San Francisco - the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car! The clever talking car navigates for you and points out the sights that bring San Francisco to life. Experience what the press is buzzing about, what visitors rave about and what Time Magazine has nominated "as one of the coolest inventions of the year".
Highlights
  • Cover more ground with a private GoCar that provides GPS navigation and commentary
  • Personalize the itinerary to your interests and time frame
  • See San Francisco in a small car that makes parking and hill-climbing easier
  • Design your self-guided tour to go shopping, sightseeing, or both
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Union Square or Beach Street location to pick up your GoCar. The staff provides a safety briefing, helmet, and driving instructions before you set out on your self-guided tour. The GoCar is an open-top, 3-wheeled car that can accommodate up to two people per car, and reaches speeds of up to 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. While driving the easy-to-handle GoCar, hear GPS directions that tell you where to go, and listen to taped commentary about the historical significance of each destination. Have the option to take the designated route or create your own tour itinerary. The preloaded tour includes more than 50 landmarks such as Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, Fort Point, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, and Lombard Street. Stop when you like, and have time for photo ops, lunch, and shopping, before returning your GoCar at the end of your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
321 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Rental of GPS touring car
  • Rider orientation
  • Tank of gas
  • Helmets
  • Map
  • 8.75% environmental fee for carbon offset, gasoline and tire recycling
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), approximately $19
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Point National Historic Site
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • GoCar’s hold a maximum of 2 people. Prices are per GoCar - not per person.
  • Pickup location must be chosen at time of booking. This is the location where your GoCar will be reserved
  • Driver must be 21 years or older to rent and must provide a major credit card and valid driver’s license at the time of check-in. A driver’s license must be in the customer’s physical possession (no photocopy). For foreign customer’s, an international license is not necessary.
  • Passengers must be 4 years of age or older - and small children must safely fit into one of our DOT approved helmets. The GoCar is registered as a motorcycle - but a motorcycle license is not required to operate the vehicle.
  • All renters must be able to read, understand and sign a liability release and waiver form (standard participant agreement)
  • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit will be held on the customer’s credit card. If a CDW or SLI insurance plan is selected, a $150 security deposit will be held. The security deposit is released when the GoCar is returned.
  • Foreign language options are available in French, Spanish, Italian and German
  • For the safety and comfort of passengers the maximum height is 6'4" (1.9m) and maximum combined weight of 500 lbs (226.8 kg) for two passengers
  • Can you stop along the way?
  • Yes, you set your own pace. The car always knows where you are and you can park anywhere you want (motorcycle parking or car parking) for as long as you want, and as soon as you start to drive again, the car will begin to talk!
  • Do you have to stay on the tour?
  • Absolutely not! If there is a San Francisco sight you wish to see but is not yet included on the tour, just use the map provided to navigate your own way through the city streets. You can even put a CD in the stereo and enjoy music along the way!
  • Vehicles:
  • Are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. The 3-wheeled cars seat two and have a lockable trunk for your things. Their small size makes parking a breeze, and in San Francisco - a major bonus!
  • How fast does the car go?
  • Up to 35-mph. Note that drivers in San Francisco do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
  • Can you cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. Here the bridge soars about 200-feet above your head. It is possible to gain pedestrian access to the bridge span from the car park at the bridge vantage point.
  • What is a CDW?
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is an optional form of insurance similar to rental car insurance that limits your liability in case of accident. It is non-refundable. If you opt to purchase the CDW your deposit for rented a GoCar is only USD$150.00 instead of USD$400.00
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I typically do not write reviews; but I wanted to advise people who may be looking at this tour. There are some technical and mechanical flaws in this tour. While on the tour; the GPS stopped working after our first stop at Coit Tower. We contacted the GoCar help desk for
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Response from TomasM2175, Guest Relations Manager at GoCar San Francisco Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Your feedback really helps to improve our experience. Feel free to give us a call, so we can further investigate this incident you had. Best regards.
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I can't imagine a better way to experience this city than through GoCar! The only thing that you should bear in mind is that these cars are more like a motorcycle and they don't have such a power on the uphills, to try to avoid those paths. The price might be a bit higher, but
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Response from TomasM2175, Guest Relations Manager at GoCar San Francisco Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the excellent review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. In case you ever visit San Diego we offer a Go Car experience there as well. Kind regards.
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We spent almost 4 hours zipping around San Francisco visiting all the major tourist sites. The size of the Go Car made it easier to find parking in busy areas. The self guided audio tour was incredibly informative and helpful towards navigating the busy San Francisco streets.
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Response from TomasM2175, Guest Relations Manager at GoCar San Francisco Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for the excellent review, Robin. We are glad to hear that you've enjoyed the experience including our unique GPS feature. In case, you ever visit San Diego or Monterrey we offer the Go Car experience there as well. Kind regards.
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Really fun way of seeing the city, we hired it for 1 hr but could of done longer, traffic is busy in places and holds you up. Really good way to get around. Highly recommend.
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Response from TomasM2175, Guest Relations Manager at GoCar San Francisco Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the kind review, Sarah. Traffic does affect the length of the tour from time to time, but we are glad to hear that overall you've enjoyed the experience. In case you ever visit the city again, we will happy to have again for a longer ride so you can enjoy more of the city.
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We did the all-day Go Car rental and it was a BLAST! The little two-seater car is mounted on a motorcycle frame. It drives well, and the route they’ve chosen has lots of scenic, waterfront, and residential pathways that keep you out of heavy traffic. Of course: you can go
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Response from TomasM2175, Guest Relations Manager at GoCar San Francisco Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the excellent and extensive review! We are glad to hear that you've enjoyed the Go Car experience and as well as the GPS "Tour Guide". In case you ever visit the city of San Diego or Monterrey we offer the Go Car experience there as well. Kind regards.
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  • Languages Offered: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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