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While in port in San Francisco, discover the city on a 1- to 2-day hop-on hop-off tour. Climb aboard your double-decker bus and see top attractions including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge's South Vista Point and the Haight-Ashbury District, hopping off to explore at your own pace whenever you choose. Head to the upper deck to see 360-degree views and enjoy live narration on board. Upgrade to the 2-day pass to include a stop in the charming town of Sausalito with spectacular views of the Bay.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off tour shore excursion of San Francisco with live narration
  • Travel on air-conditioned double-decker buses with open or glass tops
  • Choice of 1 or 2-day city loop pass
  • Stop at numerous San Francisco attractions including Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Ashbury, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf
  • All buses feature free Wi-Fi on board
  • Professional driver
  • Upgrade to the 2-day All Loops Pass to include a trolley tour to Sausalito and a night tour of San Francisco

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Golden Gate Bridge

Your hop-on hop-off tour begins at Pier 33, where you'll climb aboard your double-decker bus. The full 2-hour loop offers 13 stops, including scenic San Francisco views at South Vista Point, Lombard Street, Union Square, Pier 39 and more. When you reach a neighborhood of interest, hop off to explore at your own speed before climbing back on the bus.

The beginning and end point of the tour loop at Pier 33 is a 5-minute walk to the cruise port. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy your trip and ensure your timely return. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

For a complete list of stops, see the Itinerary section below.

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Itinerary

Sausalito Loop included in 1 Day and 2 Day All Loop Passes
Stop 1: Golden Gate Bridge
South Vista Point (Stop 3 from the San Francisco City Loop)Enjoy great views of San Francisco’s skyline and Alcatraz Island, or walk a span of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Stop 2: Sausalito
Behind Bank of America (Humboldt Avenue and Bay Street)
Shop at charming boutiques and antique shops, and enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay.

San Francisco City Loop (
1- or 2-day pass)
Stop 1: Gray Line Box Office (Pier 41)Pier 41 Tour Bus Loading ZoneThis is a departure point for the San Francisco Bay Ferry.
Stop 2: Gray Line Tour CenterNW Corner of Taylor at North PointThe world-famous wharf is dotted with old factories and warehouses now converted into shops and restaurants, such as the Cannery. 
Stop 3: Ghirardelli Square / Aquatic ParkBeach Street & Larkin, by the Maritime MuseumVisit the chocolatey paradise that is Ghirardelli Square and the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park, or hop on a cable car on Hyde Street hill.
Stop 4: Marina / Cow Hollow
Lombard Street at Gough (in front of Town House Motel)
This convenient stop for hotels near Van Ness Avenue is within walking distance of the Crookedest Street in the World.
Stop 5: Palace of Fine ArtsLombard at Broderick (in front of the Marina Motel)Stroll to the nearby Palace of Fine Arts, built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and reconstructed in 1964.
Stop 6: Golden Gate Bridge (joining point for Sausalito Loop)
Vista Point
Enjoy great views of San Francisco’s skyline and Alcatraz Island. At this access point you can walk a span of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Stop 7: Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences
Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Avenue and Fulton)
Visit the Music Concourse and attractions of Golden Gate Park such as the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Garden. Also nearby: Boat rentals at Stow Lake.
Stop 8: Haight-Ashbury (west)
Haight Street at Stanyan (in front of McDonald's)
This eclectic district, famous for its role in the 1960’s hippie movement, is still a center for bohemian culture. It's lined with one-of-a-kind shops, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.
Stop 9: Haight-Ashbury (east)
Masonic Avenue at Haight Street (Muni stop)
Stop 10: Alamo Square 
On Fell at  NE Corner of Pierce
This stop showcases the postcard-famous Victorian and Edwardian homes called “Painted Ladies.”
Stop 11: Civic Center Plaza
Larkin and Grove (San Francisco Public Library)
The plaza features 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 12: Hilton Hotel
Corner of Taylor and Ellis
You are within walking distance of the Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street’s Muni and BART stations.
Stop 13: Union Square
Geary Street at Powell (across from Macy’s)
This central shopping and theater district features department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, salons, grand hotels and repertory theaters. Shop at Westfield San Francisco Center, or hop on a cable car.
Stop 14: Chinatown Gate
Grant Avenue at Bush, across from Chinatown Gate
Photograph the Dragon Gate entry to Chinatown, and see San Francisco’s very own French Quarter near the Financial District.
Stop 15: Barbary Coast / Chinatown
Kearny Street, between Clay and Washington (across from Portsmouth Square)
See where Chinatown meets the Financial District and the Barbary Coast.
Stop 16: North Beach / Little Italy
Columbus Avenue at Union Street (in front of Washington Square Park)
Enjoy cultured cafes, restaurants and gelaterias. Walk to Coit Tower, Lombard Street, and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Stop 17: Fisherman’s Wharf
Pier 41This is a departure point for the San Francisco Bay Ferry.

Night Tour included in 2 Day All Loop pass

Customer Reviews

Arlene G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice experience!!

Karen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous! Great comentry and what a spritly guide and amazing driver. Well worth it!

Damaris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

An excellent way to see the city when your time is limited to one day. Courteous drivers and guides. Clean buses with reliable frequent stops.

zreinedwa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great bus driver very funny

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour and good value for money. I would highly recommend it.

OLIVIA H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Wonderful tour great way to see the city. Definately worth every penny

hillyersharon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were a group of 6 enjoying a day trip from our California Coastal cruise. I first heard of HOHO tour
on trip advisor and I'm glad we did. It was a little confusing at first as where to get on bus. It's best to
sit on bench facing Embarcedo, close to Aquarium. We had take a short free shuttle from our ship to get there, but could have easily walked. I agree with everyone else. It's very cold and windy going over Golden Gate Bridge. Our driver "Deon" was wonderful. He gave out blankets to anyone that needed them. You need to be dressed warmly as you are sitting on top in the open air. We only got off a few stops. I highly
recommend stopping at Chinatown. Lots of neat trinkets. Union Square has a lot of upscale shopping such
as Coach, Jimmy Choo, Barneys if you are in the mood. We spend a lot of time at Fisherman's Wharf and
Pier 39. The sea lions were out which was a nice treat for my 13 year old nephew. The Boudin Bakery has great clam chowder in the sourdough bread bowl. There's a 2nd shop in Pier 39. My sister loved the left handed store at Pier 39 as well. There was a double decker carosel and arcade games for the younger ones. We ran out of time and didn't make it to the ferry building, which was highly recommended as a place to visit. Our driver, Deon, was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed his commentary.
Overall, we enjoyed our time on the excursion with HOHO Bus.

Mayra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Pleasant tour. We love the tour guide I believe his name is Ulises. Down to earth guy and very informative. Made the tour very fun:-)

caz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

this tour was great the information by the on board rep was great we loved the idea that we could get off at so many different stops and it was grate that it was so flexible we had a great time and good value for money and we will be using viator in the future

Per A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The tour was nice and good.

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