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San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures

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Address: Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-333-7077
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Ride atop a vintage Mack Fire Engine while wearing authentic fire gear (for...

Ride atop a vintage Mack Fire Engine while wearing authentic fire gear (for warmth, comfort, and great photos). Leaving Fisherman's Wharf you will go through the Presidio, to Crissy Field, over the Golden Gate Bridge and on to Sausalito, a jewel of a village with magnificent views of San Francisco, and back across the bridge through other neighborhoods to the Cannery.

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$55.00*
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My family did the Fire Engine Tour today, what a great way to see San Francisco, we had so much fun and learnt quite a bit along the way. We got to see parts of the city we hadn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cairns Region, Australia
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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family did the Fire Engine Tour today, what a great way to see San Francisco, we had so much fun and learnt quite a bit along the way. We got to see parts of the city we hadn't seen yet. It was not just a ride over the bridge, it was so much more. Thanks Debra and Johnny(?) you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We finally had the chance to take the Christmas lights tour as we were rained out last year. It was so worth trying again. Upon arrival they seated us and blanketed us in firejackets for the chilly night ride. The guide was excellent and led us into Christmas song, along with adding in fun details about the sites. Truely a... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I booked the Firetruck tour a month in advance for my wife and two teenagers. We had so much fun and what a memorable experience, driving through the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge in an open air Firetruck. John our driver did a great job, but Debra the tour guide made it much more fun. I recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Great tour. Aside from Golden Gate you get to see and learn about lots of parts on San Francisco you wouldn't normally see - including wildlife and nature. Kids love it. Dropped one star because our tour was full and despite having kids it was pretty cramped. Take a good camera and wrap up warm!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This tour was absolutely brilliant. We thought about cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge but saw that this tour took you over so booked it instead. The whole experience is such fun and you quickly get used to whizzing through the streets of San Francisco and becoming a tourist attraction yourself (lots of people take pictures of the fire truck!).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We took the tour after seeing an advert. What a fantastic way to see some of the City and the Golden Gate Bridge. Debra (Deborah?) was extremely knowledgable, an excellent tour guide. Thomas the driver navigated the 1950's engine expertly. This tour is definitely recommended for anyone visiting San Francisco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

What a fab tour. We were lucky with the weather, and with Debbie as guide and Tim as driver. Started off with a song, and the fun and information continued throughout the whole trip. A good basic tour of the north of the city and through the Presidio, and on over the San Francisco Bridge. Great views from all stops.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous family outing with our daughters aged 5 and 8. They were just too young to ride across the bridge so we chose this instead. We were not disappointed......the perfect combination of information, transportation and kitsch.... Two hours of fun and laughs!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

The tour with the 1955 Mack fire engine was amazing. Thomas the driver and Deborah the guide have been a very good match. We crossed the Golden Gate bridge in this machine...that was more intense than doing it in a convertible. It was foggy and freezing cold. Thank God, the fire fighter jackets kept us warm & alive. This tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Loved the tour and the guide was fun and knowledgeable. Our daughter has autism and she loves fire engines so this tour ticked all the boxes for us. The weather was lovely during our stay so we didn't need the fireman jackets. Would recommend this tour even without children.

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