This was a great way to see an overview of San Francisco.
My husband and I enjoyed the Big Bus City Tour Hop on Hop-off 1 day premium pass. It was worth the city tour. Very good tour guide and bus driver. We learned the history of San Francisco, 1906 earthquake and historical buildings and Golden Gate Bridge. We really enjoyed going over the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting City of Sausalitoa and Fort Baker. We would highly recommend this city tour bus to other people. We did not get a chance to do the 1.5 hour night tour because we were so busy with day time tour and our hotel was far from the bus depot at Fisherman’s Wharf. We have one suggestion. We had trouble finding the bus depot on the day of our city bus tour. We stopped at Pier 39 and 43 1/2 to ask where is bus depot and the last one told us it was across the street from the pier. Can you put better directions on the electronic tickets we paid for on line where the Big Bus depot is located at. Thank you.
Alexis was a great tour guide she told cute and unique tales of the history of the city. The hop on/ hop off feature was very convenient as we didn’t want to drive in the city.
It was awesome! Beautiful to see the city by night and know all the interesting facts about Frisco. I would do it again!
Great tour. Would recommend and would do again. Only recommendation is that only some buses have a live narrator on bus and I would try to get on one of those. You will learn much more of the city with a narrator. Other than that they do give earpieces that you can plug in but only a limited amount of information is given about the city.
Great time. Thanks
This was the best experience for our first time visiting San Francisco, we only had 2 days in the city and to be able to see the whole city was great! The tour guides on the buses made it very informative and fun! The accessibility of getting on and off at whichever location was also great. We would highly recommend taking this tour if it's your first time in the city.
What a great ride through out the San Francisco area!
Très beau tour de San Francisco! Les guides et chauffeurs sont vraiment bien!
If you don't have much time but you want to see as much as possible that's the perfect thing to do!
Easy to use excellent bus trip
Great! - So Much Fun
A great way to get an overview of the city. We used it to get to Golden Gate Park, and over the bridge. Narration was informative and fun - although one fellow was really hard to understand. Wish the buses came more often. We often waited 30 minutes.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed the hop on and hop off. Thanks Doug. Also did the Walking tours. Great fun.
Great Value ! Went at end of Nov, beginning Dec, Off season, so crowds were smaller. Includes 2 day hop on, hop off. PLUS the night tour, PLUS Sausalito tour, PLUS we went on 2 walking tours - Chinatown & North Beach. Walking tours about 1.5 hours each & well worth it, I'm 66 years old so don't let that stop you.. Added bonus, Big Bus offered a complimentary Fisherman's Wharf Aquarium admisssion (maybe due to off season) which was great. Guides on night tour, hop on hop tour & especially walking tours are very knowlegable & add to enjoyment with stories & jokes. Don't forget to tip a few bucks, these guides earn it. Overall, great way to see the city & gain some knowledge of San Francisco.
BIG BUS City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Double Decker Open-Top &
Over the Golden Gate Bridge!
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Francisco City Tour on an Open-Top Double Decker Bus Our best seller - it's a wonderful way to see all the San Francisco attractions and landmarks at your own pace! Extras include a guided Chinatown walking tour, a panoramic night tour and Sausalito trolley tour. Free Bike rental and $10.50 Credit at Players Arcade & Grill.
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. 20 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
- Haight/Ashbury, Golden Gate Park
- Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point (Marin side)
- Palace of Fine Arts.
View Route Map of the 20 City Tour Stops and Night Tour
(You will receive a printed San Francisco route map at check in to guide your tour.)
Included with all 1 & 2-Day Passes
Guided Chinatown Walking Tour:
- Chinatown Walking Tour: Starts at Stop 6, 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 (April - October Tour Starts at 11am & 1pm / November - March Tour Starts at 1pm).
INCLUDED with the 1-Day PREMIUM or 2-Day DELUXE Pass
PREMIUM: Choice of Night Tour or Sausalito Tour
Deluxe: Includes Both Night Tour & Sausalito Tour
NIGHT TOUR Includes:
1.5 Hour Panoramic San Francisco Night Tour with live guide narration: Departs from Stop 1, 99 Jefferson/Mason at 6:30pm, 7pm & (7:30pm only runs April - October). Live commentary in English only. See the City from a different perspective! Spectacular nighttime downtown city views. Ascending California Street you’ll be treated to the impressive city skyline and the digital light show on the Bay Bridge. Cross the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island, site of the 1939's World Fair, for a great photo op of San Francisco's evening skyline. The lights and sights of Grace Cathedral, the historical charm of Nob Hill and City Hall. AT&T Park, along the Embarcadero, see the dazzling lights of the Port of San Francisco. Sorry, no Hop On Hop Off on the night tour. Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before tour time as seating is first come, first seated.
- An enclosed area of the double decker bus is available on the lower level. A courtesy shuttle back to Union Square will be provided at the end of the tour.
SAUSALITO 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. A great extra tour is to take the Optional Ferry back across San Francisco Bay to PIER 39 or Port of San Francisco. Purchase tickets at the Ferry terminal in Sausalito!
Added Values to Both Premiun and Deluxe Pass:
- Free Blanket or Sunglasses: Free Blanket with Deluxe Ticket & Free Sunglasses with Premium Ticket (Just Ask)!
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).
*Must activate Hour Hop On Hop Off pass to be eligible for walking tour. Walking Tours must be used within 24 and 48 hours of activating Bus Ticket. 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 acquainted 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 1pm will also be valid the following day until 1pm.
Must activate your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to be eligible for walking tours. Walking tours must be done within the 24 or 48 hour life of the tickets.
Classic, Premium & Deluxe Passes all receive the Chinatown Walking Tour.
Deluxe Passe has a choice of, the Night Tour or Sausalito Trolley Tour. Premium Pass includes Both Night & Sausalito Tout. Both include 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. Bike Rental: 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.
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