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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace, and plan your own itinerary
  • Buses run every 15-20 minutes, so you’re not wasting your time
  • See numerous attractions in one day at more than 15 main stops
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
From US$27.00
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Night Tour
Ticket for the Panoramic Night Tour only. Departs daily from Fisherman's Wharf (99 Jefferson Street) at 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm (departures at 7.30pm are seasonal from April 1st to Oct 31st).
Classic Ticket
1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Red Route and 4 Walking Tours
Premium Ticket
1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Red and Blue Route, Night or Sausalito Tour, 4 Walking Tours and Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.bike rental
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Avoid relying on expensive ride services with this affordable hop-on hop-off San Francisco bus tour. Jump off at more than 15 stops to explore sites and neighborhoods that interest you most. Your pass includes four walking tours, and you can upgrade to add a night tour, a Sausalito trolley ride or bike rental. You itinerary is up to you, so you’re never waiting on a tour group.
What to Expect
The bus tour route starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, but you can board at any of the stops. Just exchange your voucher for a ticket, and get ready to explore the City by the Bay.

Highlights include Pier 39, Union Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. Plan your day’s itinerary based on your own interests. You won’t be stuck in one area—unless you want to.

There are four walking tours included with your pass. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, or the Barbary Coast with a guide who knows the must-see highlights of each area. It’s possible to fit all tours into one day if you plan accordingly.

If you’ve upgraded, take a Sausalito tour, and enjoy a one-hour bike rental.

Your experience ends on the day your pass expires. If you have the time, two-day passes are also available.
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Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic Tour of San Francisco

This tour was so much fun and we added the Golden Gate Bay Cruise as an option. Tiana was a fantastic help right from the start. She outlined the different options and was super informative. Charlie our tour guide clearly knew San Francisco history and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed yesterday
Not what I expected

Pros: It does take you to most of the common sites in San Francisco. Staff were very friendly. Cons: Very crowded. Unlikely you'll get a rooftop view on its loop to the Wharf or Pier 39. The buses we rode on seemed old. The windows...More

Thank GoldWingnutter
Reviewed yesterday
Big Bus Tour

Our trip was wonderful with our guide Donna (male), the Irish guide. He was very informative and entertaining. We had gotten on and off several time, yet once we got his bus. We opted to stay on for most of the trip. It was a...More

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
So much fun

This was an awesome way to see the city! Our first tour guide Doug was the best! Wish we could have stayed on that bus with him the whole loop! It’s cold golfing over the Golden Gate Bridge so make sure you dress warm! Mark...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great tour on the Big Bus

Great tour - guide Doug was funny and very knowledgeable. Tours has a number of strategic stops throughout the City. Would highly recommend

Thank SuperDave15
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Nancy M
18 July 2018|
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Response from eynasf | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you may check their website on routes and tour maps, it's too bad that I can not answer you with the link.
Sharon C
2 July 2018|
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Response from Raphael O | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, I believe you can hop on any of the available stops.
Sharon C
2 July 2018|
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Response from Sonya1966 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can start at any stop. Not sure what premium option is? Could possibly include crossing the bridge in another bus & visiting Sausalito. If that's the case, definitely worth doing. Sausalito is beautiful.