Unconventional city adventures since 2013
A lifelong love of Volkswagen vans with a passion for sharing our stories.
In February 2013 we combined our lifelong love of the Volkswagen bus with all the San Francisco 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 company outings. We strive to fill the niche for people who want to do touristy things without feeling like a tourist. We curate the perfect California experience for guests, whether that means exploring San Francisco’s storied neighborhoods, drinking craft beer at up and coming breweries or sampling pinot in the Sonoma sunshine. Vantigo is licensed and fully insured under the CPUC TCP#31265
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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
Tour guide extraordinaire, Owner
Vantigo Camp Counselor, Business Operations First Officer
Founder of Vantigo , Tour Guide Extraordinaire
Vantigo has two fully restored vintage 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter Buses. Rebuilt over the last few years using OEM and after-market parts and upholstry, you are driving in a stock restored engine, tranmission, interior with period-correct paint job and chrome trim. The wrap around windows give you amazing views of the city at a slow vintage vehicle pace. Our blue 1971 VW bus is named after Harvey Milk, our red bus is named after Lillie Hitchcock Coit, two historic San Francisco names. Each bus can hold up to 7 passengers.