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The Magic Bus Experience

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    What to Expect
    Take a psychedelic trip through San Francisco on the multicolored Magic Bus! Board the decked-out party bus in central San Francisco, where you’ll be greeted by peace-loving, costumed guides. 

    Roll through the crowded, colorful streets of Chinatown, where Buddhism and other ideas of Eastern philosophy influenced the city’s intellectuals in the 1960s. Nearby, see the favorite haunts of Beat Generation poets like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, including the famed City Lights bookstore and Vesuvio café.

    Continue on to the Haight-Ashbury district, the heart of the city’s counterculture movement in the 1960s that remains a favorite hippie hangout. Travel back to the Summer of Love with the help of 3D glasses and time-warping window projection screens while your guide shares stories about this crucial moment in American history.

    Cruise through the lovely meadows and gardens of Golden Gate Park, home to 'Hippie Hill' and the site of many celebrations and demonstrations during the 1960s. Stop at the Victorian-era Conservatory of Flowers, near where more than 20,000 people gathered for the Human Be-In event in 1967 and where the first Earth Day was held in 1970.

    At the end of the groovy and informative 2-hour tour, you’ll be returned to the original departure point with peace, love and history in your heart.
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    Departure Point
    280 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Flower for your hair
    • Small take-home gift
    • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
    • Entry/Admission - Conservatory of Flowers
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Park
    • Entry/Admission - Magic Bus
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • No food, drinking or smoking
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 November 2018

    We booked and confirmed our tour on September 26th, 2018 for Friday November 9th,2018. I received an email from James five days before our tour canceling it saying there is "a change in our Magic Bus schedule and they will not be running'. As an...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank amgaelic
    Reviewed 10 October 2018

    I’ve been to San Francisco three times and this tour was a fun way of seeing the areas I previously had not seen. Meeting point and drop off was easy, Union Square opposite Macy’s. Both the driver and host were so friendly and knowledgeable. The...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Vidjaya
    Reviewed 3 October 2018

    The tour guide AND the bus driver were friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. This tour enabled us to learn about the tumultuous decade that was the '60s, and San Francisco's role during that decade. At the same time, we got a good tour of the City....More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Anjili B
    Reviewed 8 September 2018

    i remember the late 1960's and early '70's... i so wanted and want PEACE and LOVE and this bus brought me back to those feelings. My parents had traveled to SF in the late 60's and brought me back the flower power stickers and underground...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank jimvashro49
    Reviewed 6 August 2018

    I heard about the magic bus from a friend and checked it out a week later. It was incredible, and I honestly couldn't believe how amazing it was! You know that feeling you get when you read a REALLY good book and you just hold...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank phoebeg234
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