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Get on the Bus

February 03, 2020

For decades, the city of San Francisco has been a mecca for the film industry. Such prestigious names as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Yates, and Chris Columbus have selected many now-iconic locations in the city as part of their films. If you’re a movie buff, a history maven, or just a curiosity seeker, you’ll want to take the San Francisco Movie Tour. This three-hour bus tour takes you to the places where some of the movie scenes were shot, screening scenes of the film while slowly cruising past the locale.

You’ll see the exact same place where scenes from more than 50 films were made, including such movies as Vertigo, Milk, Dirty Harry, The Rock, Zodiac, The Princess Diaries, Interview with a Vampire, The Graduate, The Social Network, and many more. You’ll meet at Pier 39 to begin your magic carpet ride, cruising through a myriad of San Francisco neighborhoods and locations. Friendly, funny, and knowledgable guides will accompany you on this interactive tour and are happy to answer all your questions.