Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The HOHO bus was very good. The drivers/guides were nice (especially mike) and they were very frequent. The stops were convenient. Alcatraz was well worth doing. The trip over only lasts 15 minutes. As well as the jail there is wildlife and walking trails.
the only issue was that we arrived the day before the ticket started and we walked down from Nob Hill to collect the tickets at 6.30pm. We were told that we would have to come back the next morning to the office and pick up the HOHO and alcatraz tickets, but we had to be there before 10am as we could be going to alcatraz at any time of the day. This doesn't really help you to plan your trip very well. Also, 10 am is early for me if I'm on holiday!! The queue was out the door when we arrived at about 9.40. ....
well organised. must take the audio tour. creepy in some areas but really worthwhile going
excellant hop on gives you freedom with excellant guides and alcatraz is a must see
An excellent tour and great value for money! The two day pass meant getting around San Fran during our stay was very easy. The audio tour at Alcatraz was worth every bit of praise we'd read previously and worth the tour price alone! For the bus tour, I'd definitely recommend exploring the Japanese Tea Garden and walking the Golden Gate Bridge.
excellent service to visitors by way of knowledgeable and personable guides; perfect photo ops atop the bus; Alcatraz tour outstanding way to move people through and excellent programed commentary
I was with my daughter in San Francisco for 3 days. The hop on Hop off bus was excellent I learned more about San Francisco than I ever thought possible. The drivers were very informative and with a sense of humour. The Alcatraz trip was very well organized. All in all I cannot recommend this tour enough.
Great value for the price of a 2 day ticket, we found this was the ideal way to get an overall view of the area and we completed the full circle first and then selected specific areas that we wanted to explore in depth.
Obviously the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, highly recommend The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, Pier 39 of course, Lombard Street and the Cable Car ride from Union Square to Fishermans Wharf just blew me away.
Choices of shopping and eating places was great along Fishermans Wharf.
The trip over to Alcatraz was very good and informative - NEVER go to San Francisco without booking this in advance or you wont get to go to the rock. Do not let the rain and fog stop you either.
Ron was my driver when I took the full loop on the Hop-on Hop-off Tour. He was really entertaining to listen to, and he had a lot of great information on the various sites around the city. The bus is really convenient, and the stops are well chosen. When I went, it was raining, so this was a great way to see the sites of the city, and try to stay dry. I was also really happy that Ron mentioned the Chinese New Year parade that was happening while I was in town, otherwise I never would have heard about it. But because of his wonderful information, I got to go see the 2 hour parade, which was really one of the highlights of my trip! For the other half of this combo package - I had heard a lot about Alcatraz, and was really anticipating seeing The Rock, but even with all that anticipation, Alcatraz exceeded my expectations. The Audio Tour on the island is really well done, from the people they chose to narrate the tour, to the sound effects (in stereo) and what they chose to highlight while on the tour. I actually think it was better than being on a tour with a guide, because I could take the Audio Tour at my pace, and it kept this very reverent silence inside The Rock that sort of added to the ambiance. Book Alcatraz Early! A lot of people I met in San Francisco told me that they’d never been, or that they tried to get tickets and the tickets were already sold out! You’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t get to go to Alcatraz!
A great day was had by all. Thank you and well done.
amazing a must do if u go here audio tour of alcatraz was the best ever and hop on hop off ticket well worth it tour guides were very informative and san francisco people exceptionally nice
Very enjoyable Alcatraz trip was great plus hop on hop off driver "Ron" was very helpful in sorting out a mix up with tickets
Good way to get around San Francisco, plenty to see and Alcatraz is fantastic!!!