• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Roll thorough San Francisco during the twilight hours in a double-decker tour bus. During this 2-hour tour, see the sights of Union Square, the Marina and Chinatown as their lights twinkle on. Get your camera out to snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from a scenic overlook and cross the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. Look back at the city skyline from your vantage point in the middle of the bay and witness the Bay Bridge's LED art installation. Along the way, learn about the history, architecture, culture and traditions of San Francisco through live narration.


  • 2-hour evening tour of San Francisco
  • Admire the city at dusk from the comfort of a double-decker coach with an open or glass top
  • See the Chinatown gates, the Union Square shopping district and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Drive across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island for a photo op of the twinkling city skyline
  • Watch the glittering Bay Bridge light show, the world’s largest LED light sculpture
  • Listen to live commentary from your guide

What You Can Expect

San Francisco City Lights Evening Tour

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

Make your way to Fisherman's Wharf to board your double-decker bus. Climb aboard as twilight falls, choosing whether you'd like to sit on the bottom level or the top level, which will be either open-top or glassed-in. Make yourself comfortable as the bus departs and your guide begins their live commentary. 

Wind through the city streets of San Francisco, admiring views from the summits of many of its famous hills. Pass the gates of historic Chinatown, cruise through the Marina district and stop at a scenic overlook for photo-worthy views of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Cross the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island, an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, where you can look back at lit-up views of the city skyline as darkness falls. You'll also have an unobstructed view of the Bay Lights, installed to celebrate the Bay Bridge's 75th anniversary and now a permanent feature. The 25,000 LED lights twinkle and dance to present patterns and pictures along all 1.8 miles (2.9 km) of the bridge each night. 

Your 2-hour tour ends back at Fisherman's Wharf.

Customer Reviews

Heather A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Good value. Interesting info. Would recommend.Would probably suggest less time at palacio de arts.

SIMONA and RON ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great way to see the city from a different perspective! We were lucky to have started with a very clear night... and then watch the fog roll in. Very cool. The guide provided lots of interesting information regarding the buildings, city life, Bay Bridge revamp, etc.... well done! Definitely bring a jacket... we went in October and the evening started nice, but turned pretty cold on the way back into the city. The driver also offered to drop us off near Herald Square not back to Embarcadero, closer to our hotel, which was very helpful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Although it was freezing cold, I opted to sit up on top of the double decker bus. The tour was very fun and informative. I woudl definitely recommend this tour.

Alison O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a fabulous tour; could not have done it ourselves. Beautiful views. Great information, knowledable guide. Make sure to ride on the top deck and dress warmly! I cannot stress that enough! Even though we were freezing by the end, it was well worth it!

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Get there early, because, in nice weather, the line gets long. We were there on a very warm evening, and I recommend a jacket for the second half of the tour. We had a very informative guide, Degan, who gave a very colorful description of all of the city's high and not so high points. Definitely get off the bus for the photo opportunities, especially on Treasure Island. Worth the price, because you won't see all of this driving yourself.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour! Dress warm if you go in the summer and sit up top. Our driver was awesome!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Better than advertised! A

Adriana Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Amazing way to see SF at night! Anthony the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and went the extra mile to show us SF like nobody else. Can't wait to do it once more next time I'm in the city! Thank you Anthony and team for giving us the tour of our lives!!!

Angela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Amazing views looking back at the city in the evening all lit-up.

Kristine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

It was awesome! My daughter and I absolutely LOVED it! The best way to see SF!!

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