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San Francisco Double Decker Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

by Big Bus Tours
per adult Price was $55 Discount price is $50
Duration: 1d+ Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in multiple languages Offered in multiple languages

Highlights

  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access for duration of ticket

  • Frequent, convenient service with buses every 10–20 minutes

  • Live Tour Guides or recorded commentary in 10 languages

  • Engaging Guided Chinatown Walking Tour to stretch your legs

  • Freedom to explore the City by the Bay at your own pace

Highlights

  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off access for duration of ticket

  • Frequent, convenient service with buses every 10–20 minutes

  • Live Tour Guides or recorded commentary in 10 languages

  • Engaging Guided Chinatown Walking Tour to stretch your legs

  • Freedom to explore the City by the Bay at your own pace

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1-Day, Classic Ticket in Multilingual

Duration 1d No booking or credit card fees

One Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass, 1 Hour Chinatown Walking Tour.

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per adult Price was $55
Discount price is $49.50

Total price is $49.50, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

1-Day, Premium Ticket in Multilingual

Duration 1d No booking or credit card fees

One Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass. 1 Hour Chinatown Walking Tour, Sausalito Tour, Players Arcade Game Play and Drink Discount, Bonus 1 Hour Bike Rental with purchase of 1 Hour.

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per adult Price was $65
Discount price is $58.50

Total price is $58.50, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

2-Day, Deluxe Ticket in Multilingual

Duration 2d No booking or credit card fees

Two Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass. 1 Hour Chinatown Walking Tour, Sausalito Tour, Panoramic Night Tour, Players Arcade Game Play and Drink Discount. Bonus 1 Hour Bike Rental with purchase of 1 Hour. Entry to world-famous Madame Tussauds.

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per adult Price was $78
Discount price is $70.20

Total price is $70.20, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

San Francisco Double Decker Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • San Francisco Visitor Center Stop #1

    99 Jefferson Street

    San Francisco 94133

  • Union Square Visitor Center Stop #7

    333 O'Farrell Street

    San Francisco 94102

  • Golden Gate Park (Monday - Friday only)

    55 Music Concourse Drive

    San Francisco 94118


Description

Explore San Francisco with a birds eye view of the city by the bay. Cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Learn about the city from our entertaining live tour guides as they provide you with rich history and insider tips. Become a Local Expert on a Big Bus Tour.

Hilly streets lined with colorful Victorians, eclectic neighborhoods from the piers of Fisherman's Wharf to the sunny streets of the Mission, and picture-perfect landmarks from the Golden Gate to the Haight—San Francisco's a treasure trove of must-see sights. Get a lay of the land and take in the City by the Bay on a convenient double-decker bus, hopping off whenever you want to stretch your legs and get a closer look.

Snag a seat up top on the open-air top deck of a double-decker bus or in the comfortable interior. Take in views of the city as you cruise up and over the trolley tracks of Pacific Heights, feel the breeze off the San Francisco Bay as the tour drives long the waterfront from the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf. Gaze up at the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, look to your left to see the expanse of the Pacific Ocean and then to your right to see the breath-taking San Francisco Bay and city skyline.

You can choose to just sit back and admire the passing scenery, or hop on and off wherever you want to explore more in depth, whether that means scoping out the shops of Union Square or hunting down delicious Italian cuisine in beatnik-friendly North Beach. If you want to stretch you legs, hop off at at Union Square and join the 1 Hour Chinatown Walking Tour - included in all three ticket types.

For guests wanting to explore the artsy sea-side town of Sausalito - purchase the Premium or Deluxe Tickets. The charming town just across the bay, offers many shopping and dining options along with sweeping views of the San Francisco Skyline. See more of San Francisco by selecting the Deluxe Ticket which includes a Panoramic Night Tour, Sausalito Tour and free entry to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Hop-on or Hop-off at up to 20 points of interest. Some highlight include:

  • Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39
  • North Beach Little Italy
  • Ferry Building (Local shops and Eateries)
  • Union Square - Downtown
  • Alamo Square - Painted Ladies Victorian Homes
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown Neighborhood
  • Civic Center, Symphony Hall
  • Golden Gate Vista Point

Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour of San Francisco

  • Unlimited rides for the duration of your pass

  • Chinatown Walking Tour included in Classic, Deluxe and Premium Tickets

  • Live tour guide on most buses. Commentary provided in English

  • Pre-recorded commentary available in 10 Languages

  • Sausalito Tour included in Premium Ticket

  • Panoramic Night Tour and Sausalito Tour included in Deluxe Ticket

  • Madame Tussauds included in Deluxe Tickets


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 3 years old are complimentary

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Chinatown Walk: (Jun - Sept: Daily at 11am & 1pm)(Oct - March: Daily at 1pm)

  • Night Tour departs Daily at 6:30pm, 7pm and (7:30pm April - October) Departs from Stop 1 at Fisherman's Wharf. The entire loop lasts 1.5 hours. A shuttle back to Union Square is available at the end of the tour. Seating is first come first serve.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus hours of operation are 9 AM–5 PM, with buses every 15–20 minutes. The entire loop lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.


San Francisco Double Decker Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ratings based on 253 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

3/5 Oct 6, 2019

Overall this is a easy way to see all of the city to help you decide which area you want to go back and explore further, but the tour was so busy we were afraid to get off and explore at stops for the risk of not being able to get back on without waiting for multipe buses. The audio tour is fairly informative but the music in between facts get repetitive and annoying, i would much rather have silence on the headphones in between. I also would have liked to have a guide that actuallly spoke instead of just sitting there. I have had similar tours in other cities with a live guide and it makes the experience much better.

Robyn S

Vancouver BC Canada

5/5 Oct 6, 2019

This is the best way to discover the city. An early tour, the guided tour (included) in Chinatown and the crossing of the Golden Gate, gives you sufficeint time to return to a spot which you liked most!

1/5 Oct 5, 2019

Big Bus San Francisco was an absolute shambles. The drives and staff were not friendly and the service was heavily over subscribed. It was not clear where the bus stops were and it seemed not all buses followed the same route. I saw two different maps. A few times, we got off at a stop and couldn’t get back on a bus for over half hour. The first bus we got on was an old cityscape one, initially we thought the driver was pretty frosty but in hindsight, and even though bus sounded like it was going to fall apart, he (Calvin) ran a very tight ship and his bus ran quite smoothly. It may have helped that he had a live guide on board who was also organised and gave a good tour (Don). Calvin and Don are the only positive things to note from our Big Bus experience. It would have been quicker walking and we even had to get off the bus a few times to catch a cab.

Kellyanne B

United States