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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Getting around San Francisco by taxi or ride-share service can add up quickly. This City Sightseeing San Francisco hop-on hop-off tour saves you money with a 1- or 2-day ticket where you plan your own itinerary and hop off or on the double-decker buses when you choose. Plus, the 2-day option adds on walking tours to familiarize yourself with the city.
Highlights
  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace with this bus tour
  • Hop on or off a double-decker bus to see more of San Francisco
  • Choose from a 1-day or 2-day ticket
  • Chinatown walking tour and panoramic night tour included with 2-day option
What to Expect
This San Francisco hop-on hop-off tour starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, but you can begin your tour at any stop you wish. If you chose a 1-day ticket, you have access to the City and Sausalito tour routes. If you chose a 2-day ticket, you have access to the City and Sausalito tour routes as well as a Chinatown walking tour and panoramic night tour, too. Buses run about every 15 to 30 minutes. You can hop off and explore at any stop you’d like, and then you can hop back on wherever as well. End your tour at whichever stop you choose.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Multilingual audio tour commentary + headphones
  • Access to 25 stops across 2 routes
  • 2 day hop-on hop-off ticket inclusions: Panoramic Night Tour, and Chinatown Walking Tour.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates all year round (except 25th December)
  • City Tour: Operates between 9:00am - 5:00pm. Duration - 140 minutes. Frequency - 60 minutes.
  • Sausalito Tour: Operates between 10:15am - 4:30pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - 60 minutes.
  • Chinatown Walking Tour: Occurs daily at 10:00am (November - March), 1:00pm (April - October). Meeting point - Union Square South (bus stop 6). Duration - 60 minutes.
  • Panoramic Night Tour: Departs at 6:30pm & 7:00pm from 99 Jefferson Street. Duration - 60 minutes. Please note that this is a panoramic tour, not a hop-on hop-off tour.
  • All vouchers must be redeemed at 99 Jefferson Street (Corner of Mason Street), San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travellers 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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KDH wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
I came from Toronto, Canada and went to SF to see the city. I made the best decision to use Hop on Hoff off bus tour. The experience was great with amazing customer service. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and he made the trip so entertaining. I learned about the city so much
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Christian W, Owner at San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 3 Jan 2020
We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with our tours! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.
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Amarjit H wrote a review Dec 2019
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I did the tour with my family and it was lot of fun. Staff was super friendly and customer service was amazing. Best part of the tour was a very knowledgeable tour guide who explained each and every little detail and he was extremely entertaining. We had a great time and I would
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Christian W, Owner at San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and recommendation! We are so happy that you had such a wonderful time visiting San Francisco.
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Robin R wrote a review Dec 2019
Marysville, Ohio2 contributions
We took a few buses throughout the day with different tour guides. Sparrow was by far the most entertaining and sharing his wealth of knowledge about the city. Thanks!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Christian W, Owner at San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thanks for taking the time to share your review and give a shout out to Sparrow, we always love to hear the feedback. Happy travels!
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TSkywalker2 wrote a review Nov 2019
Portland, Oregon6 contributions5 helpful votes
Nov. 9th, 2019. Union Square San Francisco. The Hop On-Hop Off bus looked like a two-decker recycled prison transfer bus. It was old, dirty and underpowered. Don't let the glossy picture of a modern bus on their brochure fool you. We should have booked with their competition "
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Christian W, Owner at San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 15 Nov 2019
We are so sorry to hear you had a disappointing time on our tours. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve.
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Kaffy14 wrote a review Nov 2019
Hobart, Australia137 contributions55 helpful votes
Travelling with another couple, we thoroughly enjoyed our big bus tour. Mike was our commentator and gave us plenty of information and lots of laughs. We had no problem transitioning from the different lines and absolutely loved Sausalito.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Christian W, Owner at San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and thank you for giving a shout out to Mike!
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About the operator

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abelgR8817VZ
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Did not receive tour due to it being shut down, I need a refund.
This service is no longer running. We did not find out till we got to the location and found another company runnin
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jnlisa2019
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Best trip ever!!!
I've been to SF many times as I grew up in Sacramento but this was my husband first trip and my first time taking t
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Melanie C
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We were treated like royalty!
I brought my 9yo son for a quick trip to explore San Francisco. We had one day to pack in as much as we could. We s
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Beawashere
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San Francisco
Terrible?? First of all and I mean all employees think that we know how to use the buses, so there is no communica
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bamaberri
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Big Bus Tours owns this
Nowhere does it say that big bus owns this line. We found out the day we went to use our tickets. The stop wasn't w
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arishabrigh
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The worst decision Ever, stay away and save your money!
We purchased tickets to do the 24hr red route. We got on the bus and the people spend more time heckling other tour
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GrandTour784812
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Not impressed
We have taken many tours in various cities and we like to do this. This time we bought our tickets and were disappo
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CheryleneNeary
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Average Tour
Kirk, the driver and tour guide was fantastic. He was informative and funny. He slowed down at popular spots to tak
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GrumpyAggie
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Not the best but worth a try
I was on an old, old bus that looked like a 1980s British double decker that was purchased on surplus. The audio qu
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AvidTraveler1060
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Great Driver/Guide, horrible booking (3rd party) and no air on bus.
Be sure you get to Muir Woods will be an amazing experience, but stay away from Viator and Skyline booking, and Big
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NickyM1052
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Great way to see the city
Enjoyed the opportunity to see the city when I had limited time so from the bus trip made my choices of when to go
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Kerry D
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Breathtakingly beautiful
Nothing can compare to our Redwoods. These majestic monoliths soar up to ( over) 30 stories. Do not leave a trace.
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tamarat545
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Perfect opportunity for locals to dig deeper into the City by the Bay!
This will not disappoint if you're a local and have just hung out in your regular spots -- you'll learn new, rememb
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Helen N
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Disappointing
Paid for 2 days, however due to the bus schedule change it meant we could only use 1 day. Was noted stopping at pl
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bobkatran
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Great way to get an overview of the city and make your way around.
We really enjoyed the entire Big Bus experience in San Francisco. We initially booked the night tour for 4 adults
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