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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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What You Can Expect

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 November 2015

Went on Halloween Had a super great time. Matt and John are the best. Extremely fun, the only thing not great was I was freezing cold so dress warm.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

guide was awesome for every mention.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The guide made the trip! Get a good guide with the ability to point out the attractions and tell good stories along with places to see after the trip is over and one has a positive experience. We had a positive experience!! The tour was well routed and we also had a good drive.

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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.

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4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Very good but cold.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

The guide was very interested to listen too, a realy nice tour.

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.

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