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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

San Francisco City Lights Evening Tour

Watch San Francisco move from evening to night on a twilight tour by double-decker coach. From Union Square, travel up and down the hilly city, admiring neighborhoods like Chinatown and the Marina as they light up for the night. Stop by the Golden Gate Bridge vista point for a beautiful photo op, and then travel across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island for a look at the city skyline and to watch the Bay Bridge light show. Choose from two evening departure times.


  • Evening tour of San Francisco
  • Admire the city at dusk from the comfort of a double-decker coach with an open or glass top
  • See the Chinatown gates, the Union Square shopping district and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Drive across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island for a photo op of the twinkling city skyline
  • Watch the glittering Bay Bridge light show, the world’s largest LED light sculpture
  • Listen to commentary from a knowledgeable local guide

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San Francisco City Lights Evening Tour

See San Francisco from an open- or glass-top double-decker coach!

Head to Union Square to begin your evening tour of San Francisco by open-top or glass-top double-decker coach. Once everyone has boarded the coach and settled in, your professional driver will take off, navigating the city while your expert guide provides fun and informative commentary.

As twilight turns to darkness during your 2-hour tour, admire the city from the tops of its many hills and at vista points like the Golden Gate Bridge. Drive past the Chinatown gates, watch shops light up for the night and cross the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island, where you’ll have a beautiful vantage point of the city skyline and San Francisco Bay.

From Treasure Island you can also see one of the city’s newest after-dark spectacles, the Bay Lights! On display until March 2015 to celebrate the Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary, the 25,000 LED lights put on a dazzling show across all 1.8 miles (2.9 km) of the bridge each night.

After the light show, your tour ends back at Union Square. All coaches provide Wi-Fi, so you can instantly share photos of the city on your favorite social media site.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Perfect! Great views and information on city with very knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I was always told, don't go on tours, they are too touristy. I wanted to have my daughter see SF at night in a safe setting. It was great! We went through neighborhoods with commentary. Stopped at the GG Bridge and Treasure Island for photo ops. The guide had a great sense of humor. I'd do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A good tour and enjoyed it very much. It was a cool evening so we sat inside, we would have enjoyed it much more if we had been able to sit outside and see the city better.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

It was nice. It got pretty chilly, sweat shirt and windbreaker were necessary, but we were also visiting during an unseasonably warm time in San Fran. I recommend it, but dress accordingly.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Well worth it. Just be sure to take a long a warm jacket as the winds can blow very cold when you are crossing over and spending time at Treasure Island.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The trip was fantastic! Our tour guide was hilarious and even let our trip start late so we made make the sunset at Treasure island. All in all a great night. Only mistake was not bringing a coat for the windy parts of the ride!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2015

At the pick-up location the guide looked at my voucher and said that I wasn't on their coach. Fortunately I asked him a second time when also the driver was there and the driver confirmed that I had to board on that coach! I would have missed the tour if I didn't insist.
The coach was open-top, I was upstairs, I was freezing, but enjoying a beautiful view. The guide was funny and knowledgeable, he was speaking using a microphone, but becasue of the wind it was diffult to hear him well.
The view from Treasure Island was breathtaking.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2015

Don't do it!! It all started with our tour guide who made fun of our tour because it said city lights tour. The tour guide talked mostly about his private life instead of the city. I did not go to San Francisco to hear about anyone's private life and of their partner's private life!! This was not an city lights tour since the tour started at 6:30 PM and it was still light out.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

The evening tour was conducted in daylight June 2015. The tour is very, very cold and a warning should be issued with the tickets to bring warm socks and a very heavy coat. I moved from the top of the bus to the lower level of the bus to keep warm: and from the lower part of the bus one cannot see very much of the tour. The commentator was energetic and at times funny. I would not take this tour again.

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