$49 for a Two-Hour Narrated, GPS-Guided City Tour for One or Two from GoCar Tours ($98 Value)

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco & 2 more locations

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Like maps, tour guides possess a wealth of city-specific information, prevent tourists from getting lost, and easily fold up to fit in carry-on luggage. Unfurl guided fun with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a two-hour, narrated, GPS-guided tour for one or two from GoCar Tours (an $98 value). Rental locations are in Fisherman's Wharf West, Fisherman's Wharf East, and Union Square.

GoCars are little, sunshine-yellow storytelling cars, acting as magic transport eggs by safely cradling up to two passengers (aged 5 and older) through a narrated, GPS-guided tour of San Francisco’s hot spots. GoCars navigate the city’s hills and curves, describing the significance of historic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point, a 150-year old military fort that witnessed the Civil War and World War II without firing a shot, and the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, whose intricate exterior boasts a swan-filled lake, a gorgeous rotunda, and etchings of Arnold Schwarzenegger in repose. Adventurers can choose from four different narrated tour routes: downtown San Francisco and Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge and Back, Golden Gate Park and More, and San Francisco Full Day. Though these tours vary in duration, this Groupon covers only two tours of driving time.

Multilingual GoCars are fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and German thanks to engineers devising a way to fit five translators into the vehicle's carburetor. These copilot cars invite tour-goers to make detours and food stops, giving riders the freedom to shape their own tour according to their camera wants, appetites, and traveling intuition. GoCars cannot climb some of San Francisco’s steepest streets, so GPS systems steer carts on routes that they can handle.

GoCar Tours

Even before you climb inside, the GoCar is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.

Reviews

What an interesting adventure! Definitely a fun and "different" way to experience San Francisco.

Vicki C., Yelp, 9/9/11

I would recommend doing two hours - the time goes by fast and you will probably want to stop and take photos and take in the sites!!

Jess P., Yelp, 2/12/11
  1. A

    Fisherman's Wharf East

    431 Beach St.

    San Francisco, California 94133

    415-359-9299

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  2. B

    Union Square

    321 Mason St.

    San Francisco, California 94102

    415-359-9299

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  3. C

    Fisherman's Wharf West

    2715 Hyde St.

    San Francisco, California 94109

    415-359-9299

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In a Nutshell

GPS-equipped GoCars shuttle up to two riders on choice of four narrated, self-guided tours throughout city's hot spots

The Fine Print

Expires May 23rd, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Driver must be 21 or older with a valid driver's license. Passenger must be 5 or older. Extra fee for insurance. Credit card required at booking. Valid only at listed locations. 2hr minimum. Can’t be split into multiple rentals. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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All Locations

  • Fisherman's Wharf East

    431 Beach St.

    San Francisco, California 94133

  • Union Square

    321 Mason St.

    San Francisco, California 94102

  • Fisherman's Wharf West

    2715 Hyde St.

    San Francisco, California 94109

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