- 319 Ratings
Classic Fire Engine Tour in San Francisco
Cruise over the Gold Gate Bridge in an old-school fire engine. See the scenic sights of the City by the Bay in a unique ride as you learn about local history and more.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a guided tour through San Francisco's around legendary sights and attractions
- Come aboard a vintage-style fire engine that gets you where you need to be in a memorable way
- See plenty of landmarks along the way, including Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Baker and the Marin Headlands
- Hear stories of the city's diverse culture and rich history from a native guide with plenty of insider knowledge
- Guided tour
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance.
- 319 Ratings
Been on this tour several years ago - I believe out hosts were the couple that started it. I dont think the hosts we had this time are as charismatic as I remember - it just seemed more fun last time. The information given this time was spoken at a rate that was too fast to understand in many places and too difficult to follow. It was a non-stop stream of words without a break. May be a few pauses would help. We had a non-English speaking visitor so would have appreciated a few pauses to explain what was being said a little more
Super fun experience. Seeing parts and views of SF that you wouldn’t see on a regular bus trip.
Excellent presentation, so much fun and entertaining. A ride the entire family enjoyed
This was the best tour we had in San Francisco and laughed so much.
John and Roger were great hosts and made the tour fun and enjoyable . Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone visiting the city
Very nice tour with a great team! Beautiful truck! May be the quality of the sound could be improved to better understand all the comments and explanations. Thank you for this great moment!
Great and different experience. The staff was very helpful and our kids had an unforgettable tour!
I live in the Bay Area and went on this tour with visiting family. I loved the smaller size of the tour, the novelty of the truck, the guides, and the route. Our guests got to see the Presidio and other areas that wouldn’t have otherwise been on our agenda. The smaller tour allowed us to go out of the over crowded GG Bridge viewing areas to get better views/photos. Highly recommend!
- Michael Kaster
We had a great time good story telling, great info of SFO a bit bumpy ride but it was a lovely trip we will recommend you in Denmark, with love Freja and Michael from Sunday 1 o'clock trip
One of our favorite parts of our trip to SF. Debra and Thomas were outstanding. Debra made the tour fun and educational. Our family loved it!
Our driver and guide were fabulous, making the outing so much fun. They gave interesting facts and information, helped us take some great photos, and just generally made the experience wonderful. Thank you Classic Fire Engine Tours!
Excelllent tour! Loved it & guides were awesome.
Fireman jackets need washing.
It was a beautiful tour and our tour guide John was wonderful. The only comment I would like to add is getting new speakers or finding an alternative to ensure that all guests can hear. Sitting in the back fire truck made it impossible to hear anything (and I was not on the very end) . I missed out on the history of SF which was sadening. Maybe placing a speaker system throughout the train would help? Other than that it was incredible.
We throughly enjoyed the Fire Engine tour and would highly recommend it!
Difficult to hear the guide
Would have liked more history or information of the places we drove past.
It was a fun tour and our guide was most informative telling us all about San Francisco and the history of tghe town and what part the fire engines were part off. Also after thr tour she advised yys of another place to catch the cable car from to save us a 3 hour wait. Plus it was fun riding around in a fire engine.
This tour was so much fun! Debra and John were awesome tour guides-so full of so much information we never knew before- and so much fun!! Our grandsons 6 & 7 thoroughly enjoyed the ride, especially going over the Golden Gate bridge and seeing a couple seals at Fort Baker, not to mention the cargo ship making its way under the bridge and out to sea. It was a brisk day, but dry and beautiful! We were kept warm with authentic fire department coats making it even more bearable. Thank you so much for making this day happen for us. It was more than we could have ever asked for.
Our guide Debbie and driver John were wonderful! They made my 3 year old son feel comfortable and special! We laughed, learned a bunch, and had great views of the city!
My wife and i found this tour for our son who dresses like a fireman as often as we will allow him to. The 2 running the tour do a great job and really care about making the experience good for the parents and the kids. I felt like i was at the Ritz Carlton of Vintage Fire Truck Tours lol. Very knowledgable, we learned a lot while my son enjoyed the ride ... fell asleep at one point ... woke back up and enjoyed more. They took family pictures for us (we are from the Philly area, finding someone reliable to take the pic and not run with your phone is nice) and they let him sit in the drivers seat which made his day. VERY SATISFIED, i would go as far as saying that we were very surprised on how good the tour actually was and it fulfilled our day in San Francisco. Thank you to the company and tour guides : )
Our tour guide and driver were knowledgeable, fun and friendly! They took photos for you and made the trip so enjoyable! It was so hot this particular day, but nobody was miserable and everyone had a great time. The heat can't bring them down! Really a great experience.
Thomas & John were GREAT!!!! So much information!! Very interesting!! Beautiful sights and views!!
Very good tour, got to see different stuff and experience different things and to do it on a back of an old fire engine just roped it especially when you have a passion for the fire service. Thank you well worth the money Chris Perry from the UK.
Best thing we did in San Francisco
Great scenery and company. I appreciate the extra fireman jackets available to keep us warm during the drive. Overall the tour was very fun, we just wish there was more information about the city and architecture.
Very friendly welcomed. Just a little disappointed as I though it would include a bigger tour in the heart of San Francisco and not only the way to go to the bridge and to come back. The Golden gate bridge was invisible in the fog but weather cannot be controlled !
Fantastic tour, Deborah was a great guide, very knowledgeable and informative. John was a great driver, it is no easy task driving that truck through traffic without power steering. Highly recommend this tour, you r not be disappointed!!!!
It was a wonderful way to see many sights around San Francisco
Guide was very informative and driver was very careful. Both were very courteous.