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

Everything you'll need to see in San Francisco and at your own pace! From Alcatraz to modern San Francisco architecture, this tour covers the beauty and culture of the Bay Area. Complete with live narration, this is a fantastic and easy way to see all the sights San Francisco has to offer.

The hop-on-hop-off tour is taken on the most modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly double-decker buses in the city and is a fantastic and easy way to see all the sights the city has to offer over 2 memorable days.

Return ferry and admission to Alcatraz is included in the ticket price and your bus will conveniently drop you off right in front of the ferry landing in good time for your visit to 'The Rock'! Here you can take the award-winning audio tour and learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more!

Highlights

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  • Hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco with live narration
  • Stops at numerous San Francisco attractions including, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Haight and Ashbury, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Alcatraz tour with audio
  • Hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 2 days!
  • All buses offer free wi-fi access
  • Air-conditioned double-decker bus with open or glass top
  • 13 stops with various points of interest
  • Professional driver

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want the flexibility to design your own itinerary but get guaranteed admission to Alcatraz, which tends to sell out, this is the perfect combo.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Design your own itinerary of San Francisco on this hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. Tickets are valid for 2 days and there are numerous stops with multiple attractions and landmarks for you to explore. You can hop on and off the tour as many times as you like aboard the open-top double-decker bus. In the summer, the top deck is open and in the winter, clear screens shelter you from the cold and offer unobstructed views of the city.

Jump on the ferry to discover where some of the most notorious inmates were incarcerated at Alcatraz, one of San Francisco's most popular attractions. This penitentiary, formally known as "The Rock", is famous for having housed ruthless criminals such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly.

The total duration of the loop is approximately 1.5 hours

Stop highlights are listed below in the Itinerary

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Itinerary

Hop-on hop-off stops include:

STOP 1 - Fisherman's Wharf / Information Center
Corner of North Point & Taylor St.
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 - 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 7 - Hilton Hotel
At corner of Taylor and Ellis
Walking distance to Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street’s Muni and Bart stations.

STOP 8 - Union Square
Geary Street @ Powell (across from Macy’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 9 - 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 10 - Barbary Coast / Chinatown
Kearny Street, between Clay & Washington (across from Portsmouth Square)
Where Chinatown meets the Financial District and the Barbary Coast.

STOP 11 - North Beach / Little Italy
Columbus Avenue @ Powell
Enjoy cultured café’s, restaurants, and gelaterias. Walk to Coit Tower, the worlds “crookedest street”, and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

STOP 12 - Alcatraz Landing
On the Embarcadero - Between Pier 35 and Pier 33
Departure point of the Ferries and Tours to the infamous Alcatraz Island.

STOP 13 - 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.

    Customer Reviews

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

    A must to see. A great trip on the boat and the tour around Alcatraz was so interesting.

    5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

    Booked this experience on line months before our trip. The hop-on-hop-off service was very good especially as we were staying at fishermans wharf. The Alcatraz tour was everything we hoped it would be plus more.

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