Book the Alcatraz upgrade and receive a FREE 2nd day on the hop-on hop-off tour!
See more San Francisco attractions, including Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square, during the hop-on hop-off tour. Also included is a ticket to the Aquarium of the Bay, where you can see the sea life that makes its home underneath the bridge. You also have the opportunity to upgrade your experience to include a trip to San Francisco's must-see attraction, the former island prison of Alcatraz.
- Experience the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco with this combination tour!
- Take a historical walking tour of the Golden Gate Bridge with a local guide
- Discover San Francisco sea life at the Aquarium of the Bay
- Travel around the city on the hop-on hop-off bus tour with a live guide
- See top attractions and neighborhoods like Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, the Haight-Ashbury, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf
- Stop at great vantage points to see the Golden Gate Bridge, such as Coit Tower and Crissy Field
- Flexible schedule and choice of three walking tour times allow you to create your own itinerary for the day
- Upgrade your tour package to include an in-demand Alcatraz ticket!
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What You Can Expect
At one of four times during the day (your choice), see the bridge up close on the all-new 45-minute historical Golden Gate Bridge walking tour. On this unique small-group tour, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge with your guide, who will provide history and interesting facts. Learn how the bridge was built, how it is maintained, the historical relevance of the bridge’s engineering and much more. You’ll also take part in the Bridge Photo Experience, where you’ll become a 'virtual visitor' of the bridge’s off-limits areas. Through green screen photography, you’ll appear to be climbing the main cables or standing atop the south tower!
Before or after your walking tour, see San Francisco’s top sights and enjoy views of the bridge from various locations on the hop-on hop-off bus tour (included). Along the bus route is the Aquarium of the Bay (entrance ticket included), where you can discover the bay's marine life and see everything from the barnacles that make their home on the steel foundation of the bridge to the sharks that patrol the waters. Stroll through 300 feet (92 meters) of crystal-clear tunnels to see more than 20,000 marine animals from the bay and nearby waters. And get close to many of these sea creatures at the interactive touch pool.
The hop-on hop-off bus provides convenient transportation for both the walking tour and the aquarium, plus 13 other stops! A live guide will be on board to direct you.
Please see the Itinerary below for a description of the 14 hop-on hop-off stops.
STOP 1 - Fisherman's Wharf / Information Center
Corner of North Point & Taylor St. (across the street from the Information Center)
Home to San Francisco's fishing fleet. The old factories and warehouses that once dotted the wharf have now been converted into great shops and restaurants.The Cannery at Del Monte Square - Shops and restaurants. Ghirardelli Square - Chocolate lovers paradise, great shops and restaurants. San Francisco Maritime Historic Park at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park, the famous Cable Cars on Hyde Street hill.
STOP 2 - Cow Hollow
Lombard Street @ Gough (in front of Town House Motel)
Convenient stop for hotels on Van Ness and Lombard. Walking distance from the "crookedest street in the world."
STOP 3 - Golden Gate Bridge
South Vista Point
Great views of San Francisco’s skyline, Alcatraz island, and the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay. Access point to walk the Bridge.
STOP 4 - Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences
Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Ave. & Fulton)
Music Concourse and Cultural Heart of Golden Gate Park. See the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Botanical and Japanese Tea Gardens. Also nearby, boat rentals at Stow Lake.
STOP 5 - Haight-Ashbury
Haight Street @ Stanyan (in front of McDonald's)
Eclectic district, famous for its role in the 1960’s Hippie Movement. Still a center for bohemian culture, it is lined with one of a kind shops, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.
STOP 6 - Alamo Square
Divisadero @ Grove
Alamo Square Park, spectacular views of the city skyline, and the famous Painted Ladies, a row of beautiful Victorian homes, make this a must hop stop.
STOP 7 - Civic Center Plaza
City Hall (at McAllister and Van Ness)
Featuring the Beaux-Arts City Hall with its massive gold leaf covered dome, the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and the Asian Art Museum.
STOP 8 - Hilton Hotel
At corner of Taylor and Ellis
Walking distance to Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street’s Muni and Bart stations.
STOP 9 - Union Square
Post @ Stockton (across from Levi’s)
Central Shopping and Theatre District –featuring department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, salons, grand hotels, and repertory theatres. Westfield Centre and Cable Cars.
STOP 10 - Chinatown Gate
Grant Street @ Bush – across from Chinatown Gate
“The Dragon Gate” entry to Chinatown. Also, San Francisco’s very own quaint French Quarter.
STOP 11 - Barbary Coast / Chinatown
Kearny Street, between Clay & Washington (across from Portsmouth Square)
Where Chinatown meets the Financial District and the Barbary Coast.
STOP 12 - North Beach / Little Italy
Columbus Avenue @ Powell
Enjoy cultured cafés, restaurants, and gelaterias. Walk to Coit Tower, the worlds “crookedest street”, and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.
STOP 13 - Alcatraz Landing
On the Embarcadero - Between Pier 35 and Pier 33
Departure point of the Ferries and Tours to the infamous Alcatraz Island.
STOP 14 - Pier 39 / Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39 pullout (during special events corner of Beach & Stockton across from “F” Muni stop)
Fisherman’s Wharf’s number one destination – enjoy restaurants, souvenir shop, a world class aquarium, and the San Francisco Sea Lions.
I have to say this guide tour of the brige is well worth the effort
I had the most friendly, welcoming and polite guide tour I have ever had on any tour. I think it would not matter which team member you had on this tour as all the staff were just as welcoming and freindly in the office. I think these staff members should train the Grey line company staff - I would highly suggest this tour to anyone visiting the bridge.
Hop on hop of staff were better than most I had with grey line but not as good as the Las Vegas staff. I would recommeded the hop on hop of bus here as they are not to bad.
Great narrated bus ride to multiple locations around the SF area. The walking Golden Gate Bridge tour was awesome. Nicole our Bridge guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the bridge. We all enjoyed the tour from our 6 and 9 year olds to my wife and I it was a good time in SF.