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GoCar Tour

San Francisco, CA

Item #: ACT-SFR-0020
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Leave your guidebook behind and see the San Francisco most visitors never see on this San Francisco GoCar Tour!

  • GoCar is the first-ever GPS-guided storytelling car
  • TIME Magazine called GoCar "The Most Amazing Invention of the Year!"
  • An on-board computer and a GPS-system does the thinking so you can relax and take in the city
  • A unique sightseeing experience for tourists and locals alike!
San Francisco, CA

Daily - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Must be 21 years or older to rent
    • Must possess a major credit card and valid driver's license
    • Tour languages available include English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German
    • GoCars do not accommodate car seats for children, passengers must be over 4 years old and able to sit upright and fit into motorcycle helmets
    • Helmets are provided and are required by California law
    • All riders receive a full orientation
    • On the day of rental, a $500 security deposit (subject to change) will be held on your credit card until the GoCar is returned
    • All riders must sign a standard participant agreement
    • Renters will have the option to purchase Collision Damage Waiver insurance on the day of rental
    • Renters are free to extend the length of their tour on the day of rental
    • Additional rental time will be charged in 15-minute increments
    • GoCar must be returned to rental location before closing time.
    Between 1 and 5 hours depending on option selected.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    GoCars hold a maximum of 2 people.
    Everyone watching you drive by!
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather conditions.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19.  These measures include wiping down equipment with disinfectant wipes after every rental, and promoting social distancing during the rental process. Our partners are also wiping down all high touch surfaces such as door handles and tables multiple times a day.  Additionally, our partners will be providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to customers and staff.  These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    What is a GoCar?
    GoCar is the world's first computer-guided storytelling car. The clever talking car navigates for you, but that's not all. As you drive, it points out the sights and tells you the stories that bring the city to life.
    How long does the tour take?
    The tour can take as long as you like - that's the whole point. You go at your own pace, not the pace set by a tour bus operator. As you go, you're choosing the attractions you want to stop and see. You can complete the tour in as little as one hour if your time is limited. You can also make it a leisurely day trip if you'd rather, stopping to explore attractions along the way. It's totally your choice. If you're having the time of your life, keep exploring! It's a fantastic city and there's plenty to see. The average tour duration is 2-3 hours.
    Can I stop along the way?
    Of course! 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 narrate your tour/drive.
    Do I have to stay on the tour?
    Absolutely not! If there is a sight you want to see but it is not included on the tour, simply use the provided map to navigate through the city streets. You can even put a CD in the stereo and enjoy music along the way!
    Can I cross the Golden Gate Bridge?
    No, but the tour will navigate you to Fort Point. 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.
    Can the GoCar climb all of San Francisco's hills?
    GoCar can climb all hills with one person, but with a passenger on board, there are some hills that it cannot climb, like the ones the cable cars can climb. The GoCar still manages to get to some of the highest summits of the City like Twin Peaks and Lombard St. The GPS routes you on approaches that the car can handle.
    Are there foreign-language tours?
    The GoCars speak 5 languages!  When you arrive, you may request a tour in Italian, Spanish, French, German or English. On a foreign-language tour, the GoCar will provide clear driving directions and tour narration in your language of choice.
    How fast does the car go?
    The GoCar will go 35-mph.Drivers in the city do not typically drive fast, therefore an average speed of 30-mph or less can be expected while driving.
    Is vehicle insurance available and how much does it cost?
    Yes, the daily collision damage waiver for the rental is similar to a car rental and costs $12/day for the GoCar if elected by the driver.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. A $20 per booking cancellation fee will apply to any cancellations, however, departure times may be rescheduled subject to availability. No cancellations will be allowed within 72 hours of your scheduled tour.

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