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Go sightseeing in San Francisco and its surroundings by hop-on hop-off bus with a City Sightseeing San Francisco pass. Select a 1-day pass that includes access to the City and Sausalito tours. Or choose a 2-day pass that includes the City and Sausalito tours but adds a park and beach route and the Night tour, too, so you cover all the main attractions with one ticket. This flexible and family-friendly pass lets you hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the designated stops and explore San Francisco at your own pace.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco
  • Travel around San Francisco on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any stops you wish
  • See top San Francisco attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Pier 39 and Lombard Street
  • Enjoy informative live commentary throughout the ride
  • Choose a 1- or 2-day pass with multiple route options
  • 48-hour pass includes a Park and Beach Tour and Night Tour.
When you’re short on time with a lot of ground to cover, sightseeing San Francisco is easy by double-decker bus. This hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour covers sights, museums, eateries, neighborhoods and more. Use your flexible 1- or 2-day bus ticket to enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and explore at your own pace.

Select a 1-day pass that includes the Official City Tour and Sausalito Tours with unlimited hop-on hop-off usage. Or choose the 2-day pass which also includes a Park and Beach Tour, including Lands End and Ocean Beach, and the Night Tour of downtown San Francisco.

Tours depart from Fisherman's Wharf, but you can join at any stop along the route. Experience Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building on the Downtown Route; explore the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury and Civic Center on the Official City Route. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the charming town of Sausalito on the Sausalito Tour.

The continuous loop on the Night Tour is an ideal way to see the shimmering lights of San Francisco in the evening, with vistas from the top of Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero.


Downtown Route
1. Fisherman's Wharf
2. Lombard Street
3. Washington Square Park
4. Chinatown
5. Union Square South
6. Hilton Hotel
7.Union Square North
8. Chinatown Gate
9. Ferry Building
10. Pier 3
11. Coit Tower
12. Pier 35
13. Pier 39
14. Pier 41

Official City Tour
1. The Cannery
2. Ghirardelli Square
3. Lombard Street and Gough Street
4. Lombard Street and Fillmore Street
5. Palace of Fine Arts
6. Golden Gate Bridge - South Vista Point
7. Golden Gate Park - outside de Young Museum
8. Golden Gate Park - outside California Academy of Science
9. Golden Gate Park - Conservatory of Flowers
10. Haight Ashbury 1
11. Haight Ashbury 2
12. Alamo Square District
13. Civic Center Plaza
14. Polk Street
15. Nob Hill West
16. Union Square North
17. Union Square South
18. Chinatown Gate
19. Chinatown
20. Washington Square Park
21. Lombard Street
22. Pier 39
23. Pier 41

Sausalito Route (48-hour pass only)
1. Golden Gate Bridge (South Side)
2. Golden Gate Bridge (North Side)
3. Sausalito

Night Tour Highlights (48-hour pass only)
1. North Beach
2. Chinatown
3. Union Square
4. Alamo Square
5. Civic Center
6. California Street
7. Embarcadero


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

This is a great value for the money and a great way to see all the sites and hear some of the history. We did a 2 day pass, plus the night tour, and the night tour was spectacular! It fills up early line up by 6:45/7 to be sure to get a seat but it was so beautiful. We had wanted to stop during our daytime tour at the Palace of Fine Arts but ran out of time, and it ended up being a blessing since seeing it lit up was magical!
The bus stops at all the major attractions, and overall runs pretty smoothly and on time. There's an app that tracks the buses so you can see how long you'll wait, but I am convinced that it all just made up since we ended up waiting 20-25 minutes at some stops when the app showed the bus was right there! In all, though, for the money, this is a perfect way to see the city without renting a car and dealing with the craziness of city driving.
Our only criticism is that when our bus broke down in Union Square, there was one staff member to tell us to get on another bus that was full but we crammed in the bottom, and the tour guide just disappeared and made no announcement whatsoever. He just bailed, and we only knew to get off the bus because the people from the front heard the driver say so. In the madness of Union Square with traffic and tons of people, we really had zero guidance at all and this wasn't safe at all. Things happen, but this was handled really poorly. Needless to say, that guide got no tip!
Overall, though, this is a fun and easy way to see all the highlights of the city. We'd highly recommend it.

, Mar 2018

Very informative hour guides.

, Feb 2018

Very good

, Jan 2018

I printed my voucher as instructed. I waited for the bus at one of the stops marked on the map there are no signs at the stops as I expected... as a tourist, that would help. I was there at least 30 min and never saw a bus at all, and then when I saw one, it was on the next street over and didn't stop. I waited until one finally came, and showed the driver my voucher. He almost didn't let me on the bus, because he said I had to go to the office to get an actual ticket. Luckily, he let me on the bus to take me there it was the next stop. I get my ticket and go back to the stop to wait on the next bus. Eventually someone with the company asked me if I was waiting on the bus and apologized that he had someone go home sick and they couldn't find a replacement. I ended up walking up to Ghiradelli Square to kill some time before the last bus came. I didn't realize that it wasn't for the Hop On tour, it was the lights tour. There weren't a lot of Christmas/Holiday lights to be seen really. I appreciated some of the commentary, but most of it was ridiculous. There were kids on the bus, so yelling, Let's smoke some dope or similar as we drove under the tunnel was a bit unnecessary.

I would not do the holiday lights tour again. I may try the Hop On/Off tour but only if I went first thing in the morning so I could actually catch the first bus to guarantee I could use it. I spent too much money on this to get what little I got.

, Dec 2017

very good tour

, Nov 2017


, Nov 2017

There was little coordination of busses red and blu: by the office. The guides didnt know until the last minute which route they had, and resulted in moving passengers off and on the busses and standing in long lines waiting for a bus.

, Nov 2017

This was not the best Hop on Hop off tour I have taken. Visits to Edinburgh, York and Windsor this year were much better. The staff were disorganized, buses were late or failed to connect resulting in long waits. The Sausalito sector one day was only running one bus so we had to wait an hour. Staff sickness/shortage resulted in sub par performance. The published time table is not reliable. It was not cheap either. Some of the guides were excellent with a good knowledge of their subject.

, Sep 2017

This hop on hop off was really good. BB and CoCo were really great and made the tour fun and informative. My only complaint is with Viator that on my voucher it said to redeem it on Fishermen's Warf at the tourist center. I couldn't find it, and when I asked someone they said there was no such place and to go to City Sightseeing's office on Columbus. To me that should have been made clear on the voucher instead of us walking all over the place for 20 minutes.

, Sep 2017

It was hard to find the STOPS to be picked up at. Need bigger or better Signage.
Map for the Nite-Light tour had us waiting in the wrong streetcorner..Update your maps..
Your tourguides were Great,cheerful and fun.

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