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Magic Bus

252 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
855-969-6244
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Ranked #53 of 307 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Building on a 30 year history of original, site-specific productions, including the original Alcatraz Cell House Tour, Antenna Theater presents a new... more » Owner description: Building on a 30 year history of original, site-specific productions, including the original Alcatraz Cell House Tour, Antenna Theater presents a new kind of tour experience: Magic Bus. Magic Bus blends past and present in a psychedelic journey through San Francisco's rich counter-culture history. This two-hour “trip” aboard a brightly painted vintage bus weaves a visual narrative of San Francisco from Beatniks to the Summer of Love and beyond! With retractable window screens and digital micro-projectors, Magic Bus uses innovative technology to create a mobile movie theater on a bus. See San Francisco through a new window of altered perception and historical context. Sing along to classic tunes with our hippie hostess. Flash peace signs to passers-by as bubbles swirl from the bus. Stroll through the grass in Golden Gate Park with a flower in your hair, all on your time-traveling adventure aboard Magic Bus! « less
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I have to be honest and say I booked this as a way to get Alcatraz tickets but the tour turned out to be a key source of memories on our trip. Our teenage sons wondered what they were in for to begin with but hugely enjoyed every part of this wacky, larger than life and informative experience. The tour... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

No better way to see the San Francisco of the 60's! A must do tour if you are going to the city!!!!! The guide was fab, thanks Giah! A nice way to see the then & now. The bubbles were amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our 'tribe'!!! My 17 year old granddaughter loved this tour as much as I did!... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This tour was awesome! I loved the trip back in time on this bus, it was everything I expected plus more! I felt super lucky walking onto this bus when it pulled up and not onto one of those boring old double deckers that give you the same ol run around. This bus took you on a tour through the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A truly fun time. Highly recommended by our group of friends. The tour guide and driver were fully immersed in the the theme and atmosphere and were great.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Loved every minute would recommend the Magic Bus. Just good fun and information on the life and times of San Fran in the 60/70.the hostess was a blast from the past and made the time fly by. Thank you so much, Two old Aussie travellers Peace Brother.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I felt as if I was apart of the 60's for a brief moment. I mostly enjoyed the time spent in The Haight area and learning of the history of it. The tour guide was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

My 15 year old Grandson had a blast. He said it was the best tour he ever took! Great fun! Giga made the trip interesting. She also has a great voice

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Gaia and the Magic Bus made this time travel experience a must. My self and seven other seniors who were teenagers during the summer of love enjoyed Gaia's in character hostess made the experience come to life and helped us all to relive our youth in a very accurate setting.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fantastic trip! Informative tour of San Francisco, and fun facts not learned in guide books. The music was great, Tree Flower was an awesome hostess (and great photo bomber), and the bus was fun. Loved seeing the looks on peoples faces as we drove past with bubbles coming out the back. Even my 15 year old son, who did NOT... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

What a trip! Some of the best fun came from watching people on the streets when they saw the bus go by. Enjoyable time with some great music.

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