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GoCAR: Talking Tour Cars
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San Francisco
With GoCar, the world's first automated tour guide, discover over 50 of San Francisco's historical points and landmarks, including Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Street, and Baker Beach.
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See San Francisco on your own terms, with the GoCar as companion and guide. Guided by an onboard GPS unit, the GoCar provides navigational information as well as facts and anecdotes about the city, all related by a friendly automated voice. And, unlike many standard tours, the GoCar isn't locked into a pre-set timetable, so the driver and passenger get to choose the pace of the tour.

Awards and accolades
The New York Times declares, "Sightseeing tours in scenic San Francisco are as old as its cable cars ... But in a city whose signature is a playful mix of old-world charm and up-to-the-minute technology, GoCar Rentals' storytelling cars fit right in." And XM Satellite Radio broadcaster Brian Armstead enthuses, "I've never had a better tour." "Tourists, it's time to dump the map and jump inside a GoCar," advises CNN Headline News. Nominated for Time magazine's Coolest Invention of the Year (2004).

Tours are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.

Highlights of the tour include:
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Presidio Park
  • Baker Beach
  • Cliff House
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Lombard Street
  • Ocean Beach
  • Chestnut and Union shopping districts
  • ... and much more!

    Please note that the listed price is valid for one rental car, maximum two passengers.

    Inclusions :
    • Use of GoCar touring car, maximum 2 passengers
    • Rider orientation
    • Tank of gas
    • Helmets
    • Map (in case you veer off-route)
    • Basic insurance (you can purchase more if you wish)

    Departure time and location:
    Monday–Thursday, 8 AM–5 PM
    Friday–Sunday, 8 AM–10 AM only
    The GoCar office is located at 2715 Hyde Street at the western end of Fisherman's Wharf.

    Return time and location:
    The GoCar office closes at 8 PM in summer and at sunset in winter. The car's computer directs drivers back to the office at the end of the tour.

    Note:
    Please note that the listed price is valid for one rental car, maximum 2 passengers.
    Comfortable shoes and an extra layer of warm clothing are recommended. You must have a valid standard driver's license, be age 21 or older, and have a valid credit card to rent a GoCar. Passenger age is at the discretion of parent/guardian. Vehicles are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes.

    Approximate driving times:
    30 minutes from Oakland
    1 hour from San Jose
    1 1/2 hours from Sacramento

  • Redemption instructions

    After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
    1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
    3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

    Exchange your voucher for activity:
    After booking online and printing your voucher(s), you must call GoCar Rentals, Inc. at least 48 hours prior to your desired date of service to confirm receipt of your online reservation and finalize details. This final step is required to confirm your space in this activity. The customer service phone number appears on your printed voucher(s). On the day of your tour please arrive at the redemption address at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. You will be required to present your voucher(s) at this time, along with valid photo identification and a current driver's license.
    Terms and conditions

    You must have a valid standard driver's license, be age 21 or older, and have a valid credit card for the US$400 refundable deposit. Passenger age is at the discretion of parent/guardian. Comfortable shoes and an extra layer of warm clothing are recommended. Helmets are provided, and all riders receive a full orientation. Vehicles are controlled with a motorcycle-style handle, throttle, and hand brakes. GoCars are not allowed on interstates or on the Golden Gate Bridge. GoCar assumes no responsibility for delays caused by accidents, breakdown, bad conditions of the road, and other conditions beyond control. GoCar is not responsible for loss or damage to property.

    All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

    Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.