Big Bus is the best possible way to see San Francisco for a reasonable fee. A lot of tourists don't have or need their own car, so being able to get off at any stop for however long you want is perfect. You get to see almost everything that anyone would want to see in SF and get to decide your own itinerary for further sightseeing and experiencing at your own pace. I would recommend this way to see SF or any city for everyone.
I was pleased with the overall experience
My wife and I did the 2 day plus 1 night tour and were glad we did. We learned and saw a lot that we would not have if we didn't take this tour.
This was great value. The only down side was the St. Patrick's Day Parade on day two which really slowed down the bus. This is not the fault of the company. We were also able to use the end of day shuttle back to Union Square which made our connection with the BART.
We loved every minute of our Big Bus experience and recomment it. We especially loved the night tour which crossed both th Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. The drivers and guides were very helful and friendly.
This tour in San Francisco is great, all our guides was very good. This is best way to see all city.
The day tour was a great way to see all the major areas of the city and the bus came very frequently. The night tour did not have enough buses running, and we were not able to get a seat arriving 30mins early.
Good way to get from point a to b around San Fran. Would have liked the option of a night tour with 24 hour pass. We took 4.30 from union square in December which was already dark so saw night lights and across the Golden Gate Bridge. However with peak hour traffic it took 3 hrs to complete the loop. Suggest in winter your night tours start earlier than 6.30 and 7.30 - it's too cold then & has been dark for some time. Would recommend as intro to the city as it covers a lot of distance that's hard to do otherwise in a short period.
Great tour guide. We had a good time, buses were on schedule, we saw a lot of San Francisco. We will take this Hop-On hop-off again.
We had a great time and all that were involved were friendly and informative. Thanks for the ride!!
Very easy to catch and we went everywhere for the night tour they used a wrap bus which was terrible you can't see anything if you're on the bottom total waste of time.
Perfect tour, excellent drivers and personable tour guides. Highly recommend. Did wait longer than 30 minutes for a bus though.
It was a great way to see the sites. The people getting on gave us tips Of the best way to enjoy. The young lady that did the tour for being so young knew so much about everything. My husband and I really enjoyed our visit.
It was an excellent tour, covering all the major tourist locations with a wealth of information about each one. Would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to San Francisco
Loved this tour. I rode thru the tour completely first before I decided to get off. Lost my ticket somewhere during this time. Normally you would be required to buy another ticket but the man in charge must have felt sorry for me since I was alone and wrote me a special pass so that I could continue the tour. This alone speaks volumes for this company! I can say when riding on top, it is harder to hear the speaker in the earphones due to ambient noise but that is really the place to be especially going over the Golden Gate bridge.
Open top San Francisco sightseeing tour on a Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus — a wonderful way to see all the San Francisco attractions and landmarks!
Spend a day in San Francisco sightseeing - your choice of 1-Day or 2-Day passes available! With so many things to do in San Francisco, sit back and enjoy the open top bus ride as you cruise through San Francisco and learn about San Francisco's unique history and beloved landmarks. Hop off at one stop to explore, then hop on the next bus to visit another San Francisco attraction.
You have the choice of a live guide* or a recorded multilingual audio tour in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Portuguese. No need to transfer to different buses to see all the sights of San Francisco. An enclosed area of the double decker bus is available on the lower level.
Our San Francisco tour's main highlight is the journey over the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the stunning views back across San Francisco Bay from the North Vista Point (Marin side). Don't forget your camera to help capture some memorable moments! Remember if the weather in San Francisco is foggy it's part of the charm!
You can hop-on and off the bus at many intriguing places, visit attractions, go shopping or to get refreshments before hopping back on-board to continue your tour. 21 Stops at all major San Francisco attractions including:
- Fisherman's Wharf / PIER 39
- North Beach
- Embarcadero & The Ferry Building
- Union Square
- Civic Center - City Hall
- Alamo Square Postcard Row Victorians (Alamo Square Park closed for repair)
- Haight/Ashbury, Golden Gate Park
- Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point (Marin side)
- Palace of Fine Arts.
View route map with 21 stops. (You will receive a printed San Francisco route map at check in to guide your tour.)
Included with all 1-Day, 1-Day Premium & 2-Day Pass
4 Guided San Francisco Walking Tours*:
- Chinatown Walking Tour: Starts at Stop 6, at 10am & 2pm. The walk lasts about 1.5 hours & finishes at North Beach, Little Italy. Hop-Off the bus at Union Square South for a guided walking tour through the world famous San Francisco Chinatown.
- North Beach Walking Tour: Starts at Stop 3, at 4pm. The walk lasts about 1 hour & finishes at Washington Square. Hop-Off at North Beach, Little Italy for our historic tour of San Francisco’s eclectic North Beach district.
- Fisherman's Wharf: Starts & finishes at Stop 1, at 12pm & 2pm. The walk lasts about 1 hour. See & learn about the famous sights and the history of Fisherman's Wharf.
- Barbary Coast Walking Tour: Starts & finishes at Stop 4, at 12pm. The walk lasts about 1 hour. Walk through the Financial District and hear about San Francisco’s beginnings and its boom-town growth during the California Gold Rush.
ALSO Included with the 1-Day Premium and 2-Day Pass
2-Hour Panoramic San Francisco Night Tour* with live guide narration: Departs from Stop 1 at 6:30pm, 7pm & 7:30pm* (*April - October). A courtesy shuttle back to Union Square will be provided at the end of the tour. Live commentary in English only. See the City from a different perspective! Spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Fields. Ascending California Street you’ll be treated to the impressive city skyline and the lights of the Bay Bridge, the sights of Grace Cathedral and the historical charm of Nob Hill. AT&T Park, along the Embarcadero, see the dazzling lights of the Port of San Francisco (a $30 value if purchased separately). Sorry, no Hop On Hop Off on the night tour.
1-Hour Free Bike Rental: Receive your first hour free with purchase of additional hour or more of a bike rental.
Players Arcade & Grill: Enjoy a pint and have fun at PIER 39's arcade, a $10.50 ticket value- $5.50 beverage credit AND receive a $5.00 Arcade Game Card (with purchase of $5 game card or any appetizer)
EXCLUSIVE with 2-Day PassSausalito Trolley Tour: Explore this quaint seaside town with a Mediterranean appeal and breathtaking views of the San Francisco. Discover distinctive boutiques, art galleries and a variety of restaurants and cafes.
*Walking tours and Night Tour are available for 7 days after activation of your 1-Day or 2-Day Hop On Hop Off pass. Must activate Hour Hop On Hop Off pass to be eligible for walking tours. Approximately 50% of the bus fleet will have live personnel on board for tour narration.
TIP: If time allows, enjoy the 2 1/2 hour tour to get aquainted with the City, then on your 2nd time around hop off at the sights you wish to explore - hop back on the next bus when done!
Customers with printed e-ticket can board at any stop and ride to the Fisherman's Wharf ticket booth - then disembark and go to the ticket counter and present their e-ticket and Valid ID and staff member will exchange the e-ticket for a valid Hop-On Hop-Off ticket. View route map.
Customers without a printed paper e-ticket MUST check in at the Fisherman's Wharf ticket booth to receive their Hop-On Hop-Off tickets. 1st Bus departs at 9:00am. Last bus departs from Fisherman's Wharf at 5:00pm for Full City tour (no Hop-On Hop-Off) - returns approximately 7:30pm.
Your 1-day or 2-day pass is activated on its first use when you check-in with the tour operator. Passes activated after 3pm will also be valid the following day.
Walking tours and Night Tour are available for 7 days after activation of your 1-day or 2-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass. Must activate your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to be eligible for walking tours.
Customers will receive the 1 Hour Free Bike Rental voucher and the Player's Arcade voucher at check in at Stop #1 (Big Bus Main Terminal) located in Fisherman's Wharf - 99 Jefferson/Mason. Receive your first hour free with purchase of additional hour or more of a bike rental. Have fun at PIER 39's arcade, a $10.50 ticket value- $5.50 beverage credit AND receive a $5.00 Arcade Game Card (with purchase of $5 game card or any appetizer)
Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.
- City Tour Loop takes 2 1/2 hours.
Hop-Off, explore and catch the next Hop-On bus.
Buses run frequently 9am-5pm.
Tour operators and GuideYou assume no responsibility for delays caused by weather, breakdowns, traffic, accidents, parades or other conditions beyond control. Times stated are approximate. Tour itinerary subject to change, some sights listed may be omitted due to conditions beyond the tour operators control. Omission of sights or attractions shall not constitute refund.
In the event that the tour company is unable to provide a service throughout the period of the validity of your ticket through circumstances within its control, you shall be entitled to a full or part refund of the price of your ticket. Any application for a refund must be made in writing to Guideyou.com and is subject to approval. The Customer must keep their ticket safe. Customers found travelling without a valid ticket will be charged the full ticket price for a replacement ticket. Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.
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