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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Get a standard hop-on hop-off experience with upgrades for more tours as far as Sausalito.
  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace, and plan your own itinerary
  • See numerous attractions in one day at more than 15 main stops
  • Chinatown walking tour offers deeper insight into a historic neighborhood
  • Cover more ground by adding on a night or Sausalito tour and bike rental
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. A walking tour of Chinatown is included with your pass. If you’ve upgraded, take a Sausalito tour, and enjoy a 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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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Live English-speaking guide and/or
  • Pre-recorded commentary in 10 languages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption.
  • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Daytime Tour: Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem.
  • Night Tour: Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour, 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf daily at 6:30pm, 7:00pm and (7:30pm April – October) No tours on Dec 24th and Dec 31st.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Where to I start! Firstly the queue to get on at Union Square was horrific, but we waited as weather was nice. Audio on bus was pretty poor and definitely needed upgraded. However the worst part was on return from Sausalito. One of their buses had broken down which meant that
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The bus itself was good when you wear the head phones to hear about the town. BUT they need to put more buses on we had to wait for about 1/2 an hour to be told each bus was full wait for the next one to come. We only used the bus for 2 stops then gave up. Waste of money
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My wife and I took the San Francisco ‘hop on, hop off’ bus recently and had Scottish Neale as our tour guide. I have to say Neale was the most informative, funny and knowledgeable guide I ever had as a tour guide, in all the years I have been travelling. The tour was made all
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I was very disappointed with this tour as there was not a live guide on the bus as advertised. Then you just have to listen to the audio guide but it only talks for maybe half of the tour. The other half, you just feel like you’re riding on a city bus listening to elevator
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An excellent way to see most of downtown San Francisco. Best of all the stop was right outside the Hilton. Very good commentary pointed out all the highlights as we went around. Missed our drop off stop so went around again. Individual and to keep earbuds
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Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island Pier 39 and 19 more
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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