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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  1-day pass / 2-day pass

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End of Summer Special: Buy 1-day San Francisco City Loop Pass and get the second day free when booked in September. See pricing for details.

See San Francisco at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour! From historical sites to modern San Francisco architecture, this tour uncovers 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.

This hop-on-hop-off tour is taken on the most modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly double-decker buses in the city and stops at all of the major attractions, including the towering Golden Gate Bridge, bustling Fisherman's Wharf, colorful Haight Ashbury and the lively neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach. Upgrade the 2-day All Loops Pass to discover even more of San Francisco's must-see attractions.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco with live narration
  • Air-conditioned double-decker bus with open or glass top
  • Choice of 1 or 2-day city loop pass
  • Stops at numerous San Francisco attractions including, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Haight and Ashbury, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf
  • All buses feature free wi-fi onboard
  • Professional driver
  • Upgrade to the 2-day All Loops Pass to include a trolley tour to Sausalito and a night tour of San Francisco

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You can avoid the hassle of hilly driving and paying for parking with this handy way of getting around that lets you explore the city on your own schedule. Ride on a double-decker bus as you listen to facts about San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods and attractions.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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

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.

The duration of the tour loop is approximately 2 hours across 13 stops and, with both 1 or 2-day passes available, you have plenty of time to explore San Francisco at your leisure. If you miss something on your first loop of the city, simply re-board the bus and go around again!

See even more the Bay Area's most celebrated attractions when you upgrade to the 2-Day All Loops. Enjoy two days of hop-on hop-off privileges with the San Francisco City Loop, take a trolley tour across the Bay with the Sausalito Loop and ventures out to see the lights of the city on a one-time Night tour of San Francisco.

This is a must-do tour when visiting the City by the Bay!

For a list of stops see Itinerary below:

Itinerary

SAN FRANCISCO CITY LOOP
STOP 1 - Fisherman's Wharf / Information Center

Corner of North Point and Taylor Street (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 (joining point for Sausalito Loop)
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. Joining point for Sausalito Loop (stop 1) available with the 2-Day All Loops Pass.

STOP 4 - Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences
Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Avenue and 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 and 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 cafés, 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.

SAUSALITO LOOP (included with the 2-Day All Loops Pass)
STOP 1 - Golden Gate Bridge
South Vista Point
POINTS OF INTEREST: Joining location for the Sausalito Loop from the regular San Francisco City Loop (stop 3). Enjoy great views of San Francisco’s skyline and Alcatraz Island or walk the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay.

STOP 2 - Sausalito
Behind Bank of America (Humboldt Avenue and Bay Street)
POINTS OF INTEREST: Shop at charming boutiques and antique shops. Spectacular view of San Francisco and the Bay.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent, great guides and regular buses. Lots of information to take in.
Worth every penny we paid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had a wonderful time! Wherever we travel we always us the Hop on Hop off tours from this provider. The tourguides and drivers are courteous and very knowledable and most of all very polite! That is a plus.
You get the best for your dollars!
Pat Bodek

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