Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with this 24-hour pass. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 20 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Upgrade to the Big Bus to take walking tours of the Barbary Coast, Chinatown and North Beach. Choose the 48-hour pass to take a night bus tour, and a trolley tour in nearby Sausalito.
There’s no better way to see world-famous San Francisco landmarks — including a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge — than by an open-top Big Bus!
Board your open-top Big Bus at the San Francisco Visitor Center, or hop on at any of the stops along the route and redeem your voucher (see Itinerary for a full list of stops.)
Settle in to your seat and get out your camera, listening to your engaging guide as you pass famous San Francisco landmarks like Lombard Street, Haight-Ashbury, Union Square and the Palace of Fine Arts. Choose to remain on board the bus for the entire 2.5-hour loop, or hop off at any of the sights to explore at your leisure. Simply return to the bus stop after your time on the ground and hop back on the next bus.
Check out the included walking tours of the Barbary Coast, Chinatown, and North Beach. Each of these tours, which last between 1 and 1.5 hours) offers a more intimate, in-depth look at the history and culture of these three vibrant neighborhoods. Hear about writers Mark Twain and Jack London on the Barbary Coast tour, visit a fortune cookie factory on the Chinatown tour, and see Washington Square Park and Saints Peter and Paul Church on the North Beach tour.
End your hop-on hop-off tour at any stop along the route. The ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first use it. Upgrade to the 48-hour pass to do more exploring and experience a nighttime tour, and a ride on a Sausalito Trolley.
Click on the 'View Additional Info' link below for a map of the bus route.
One of the best tours ever. We do many hop on andhop off tours. The guides were wonderful and full of knowledge. The stops are very convenient and we never had to wait for more than 10 min to be picked up. Highly recommend!!!!!
This is a great way to see the City. Once we got the hang of it, we were able to go all over. I would recommend to anyone doing this, that you stay on the bus with a tour guide through the entire trip, then decide the places to get off and see.
As usual the Big Bus tour was great. The hop on, hop off access to the bus is great. The only issue we had a few times is that we couldn't get seats on top which is where you can really view things. The bottom of the bus tends to be a bit stuffy and you can't see out the windows as they are filmed.
Fantastic way to see the city without walking a million steps and taking a thousand cabs.
Really amazing service. We got on an off continually with our 2 day passes and all the guides were really knowledgeable and approachable.
Our night tour was particularly enjoyable and the guide Jacob was enormously entertaining. I very much enjoy a person with a dry sense of humour so couldn't have asked for a better guide!. His driver Larry seemed to know exactly what he was doing as well.
Would definitely recommend to anyone else looking to get a sense of San Francisco in a few days. Well worth it. Thank you!
Very friendly drivers and informative tour.
This is great for saving your feet in this hilly city. You can get your bearings and decide where you want to return for a better look around. Beware of the wind when going over the Golden Gate bridge. it is very strong and can be very cold.
Super trip! Antonio was great.
This tour was great to see the city with limited time in San Fran. And it goes over the Golden Gate Bridge, with the option to explore the other side, which was great. Try to get on a bus with an actual guide, who will give you insider tips about the city and each stop. Also, try to get on the bus early or at the beginning or end of the tour OR at a known busy spot where people will get off, this way you can get a seat on top of the bus. Beware though, if you're on the top during the ride across the bridge, it is very, very, very windy and cold.
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