Name ten well-known movies set in the US city of San Francisco? If you can do that without scratching your head, this is probably the tour you’ve dreamed about. As part of the Tinggly ‘Premium Collection’ of gift experiences, this San Franscisco Movie Sights tour is waiting to give you the inside story on the city which doubles as a living movie set. From Bullitt (where the city was the real star) to Mrs. Doubtfire, the City by the Bay has seen more than its fair share of blockbuster movies. So, what are you waiting for, the San Francisco sights are waiting to be discovered? Lights. Camera. Action! Let’s roll.
And the Oscar goes to… The City of San Francisco! OK, so the city never won an Oscar, but it should have. The iconic streets, buildings, bridges, and districts of San Francisco have featured in so many blockbuster movies it’s hard to know where to start.
On this amazing guided tour of some of the top sights in San Francisco, you’ll get an introduction to some of the most famous and easily-recognized movie locations. Every movie buff is guaranteed to be transported to cinematic heaven. Your professional guide – a former actor or comedian – will give you the low-down on where your favorite movies were shot, the behind the scenes stories, and all the associated movie gossip.
Silver-screen magic will come to life as you trip your way through Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Pacific Heights, and North Beach. And, don’t forget your camera as you spot Anne Hathaway’s school in The Princess Diaries or the house where Robin Williams donned his wig and make-up to become the nanny extraordinaire Mrs. Doubtfire.
Movies may have started in Southern California but San Francisco has embraced the whole movie industry with open arms. Famous movie clips will play on the screen as your bus passes sights, buildings, and landmarks recognizable to all serious movie aficionados.
Whatever genre of cinema is your favorite, you’re guaranteed to be amazed as the locations from movies such as Escape from Alcatraz, Milk, Bullitt, The Maltese Falcon, Dirty Harry, or Vertigo appear around the next corner.
One of the tour’s major highlights is driving the steep-hilled streets made famous in the iconic car chase from the unforgettable 1968 thriller, Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. The movie’s car chase through the streets of San Francisco is still regarded as being one of the best ever in the history of movie-making.
Along with your tour of famous movie locations, you’ll also get to take in many of the city’s must-see iconic landmarks. In fact, if your visit to the City by the Bay isn’t as for as long as you’d like, the city’s movie tour is the perfect way to get an encapsulated view of what the city has to offer, not only for movie buffs.
You’re sure to be entertained throughout the entire tour as your professional tour guide gives you all the rarely-heard saucy stories from the city’s movie closet. Don’t forget, your guide was once a pro actor or comedian, so nobody’s ear is closer to the ground, or closer to the San Francisco movie scenes shot here.
The tour is an experience never to be forgotten, by both movie lovers and non-movie lovers. San Francisco is a special city, with a special feeling of its own, and, the Tinggly Movie Tour is the perfect way to try and catch some of that specialness for yourself. Along with all of those classic movie locations, you’ll get to experience some of the best sights in San Francisco and hear the stories that go with them.
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