About Us

Unconventional city adventures since 2013

Our Story

A lifelong love of Volkswagen vans with a passion for sharing our stories.

In February 2013 Erik and Amy combined their lifelong love of Volkswagen vans with their love of all the Bay Area has to offer, and Vantigo was born. Today Vantigo is on the road offering everything from City, Beer and Wine tours, to wedding charters and large scale company outings. We strive to fill the niche for people who want to do touristy things without feeling like a tourist. We strive to create the perfect California experience for guests, whether that means exploring San Francisco’s storied neighborhoods, cruising Highway 1 in search of craft beer or sampling pinot in the Sonoma sunshine. We are licensed and fully insured under the CPUC TCP#31265

In the Press

Van + Contigo

The name Vantigo comes from a blend of the word “van” and the Spanish word "contigo," which means "with you."

While it’s a fun play on words, it also speaks to our philosophy. These are not the typical city tours that play recorded information to passengers on a big bus. Instead, we pick you up in a beautifully restored Volkswagen van and offer a more lively, lighthearted and authentically personal experience. We go with you – and we share our favorite San Francisco sites, stories, restaurants and pastimes, so that you can experience the Bay like a local.

Meet the Team

  • Erik
    Erik
    Fearless Leader of the Vantigans
  • Eliza
    Eliza
    Vantigo Camp Counselor, Business Operations First Officer
  • Zachary
    Zachary
    SF's most creative and colorful tour guide
  • Chad
    Chad
    Tour guide extraordinaire
  • Chris
    Chris
    West Bay tour guide

The Fleet

All the colors

Vantigo has a wide spread network of classic VWs ranging from 21 window VW Vans to Classic Chevy Trucks available for photography, movie shoots, commercials and production. Our core fleet consists of Lillie (up to six passengers), Harvey (up to seven), Jerry (up to six passengers), and Sally (up to 15 passengers).