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Big Bus Tours - San Francisco (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus)

Big Bus Tours - San Francisco (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus)
San Francisco

City Tour San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Wednesday, 01/Dec/2021 - Wednesday, 01/Dec/2021


Hop-on, Hop-off at over 20 stops

Discover the most iconic sights of San Francisco on our hop-on, hop-off Big Bus Tour. Sit back and relax in the comfort of one of our open-top buses, as our entertaining guides tell you about the city’s unique history.

You’ll travel over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge to the remarkable San Francisco Bay, where you’ll witness spectacular views from Vista Point. You can choose where to take a break from the tour at any one of our stops, before hopping back on to continue your journey through the city.

The hop-on, hop-off facility is a great benefit of the San Francisco Sightseeing Tour that enables you to explore all the sights at your leisure. There are more than 20 locations where you can get off the bus to visit attractions and monuments or see captivating places.
This facility also gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and to visit the attractions that engage you. You can leave the open top buses as many times as you want within the validity period of your ticket.

  • See all of San Francisco’s top attractions.
  • Largest fleet of open-top buses in the city.
  • Hop-on, hop-off to explore at your own pace.
  • Live English commentary by entertaining guides.
  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages.

Buses run every 10-30 minutes depending on the day of the week and time of the year.

The complete tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. 
The first stop starts at 09:00 am. 
Top Landmarks
  • Lombard Street
  • Treasure Island
  • Barbary Coast Walk
  • Presidio Park
  • Washington Square
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • North Beach, Little Italy
  • Painted Ladies
  • Alamo Square Park
  • Embarcardero
  • Civic Center
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Chinatown Walk
  • North Beach Walk


Bus Stops

1 San Francisco Visitor Center (on Mason St at corner of Jefferson St.)

2 Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf (North Side of North Point between Jones and Columbus)

3 Washington Square / North Beach (on Columbus St. at the corner of Union Street)
4 Embarcadero (on Clay St. at corner of Battery St.)
5 Ferry Building (on Market St., 1 Market St. between Steuart and Spear) 
6 Union Square South (on Geary St. at corner of Powell St. opposite Macy's)
7 Hilton Hotel (on Mason St. at corner of Ellis St.)
R Redemption Center (Union Square on Powell between Post and Geary at Parkwide Tours) 
8 Civic Center (on Fulton St. between Larkin and Hyde, next to Asian Art Museum)
9 San Francisco Jazz Centre (on Fell at Corner of Franklin St)
10 Alamo Square (on Fell St at the corner of Pierce St.)
11 Haight Ashbury (on Haight St at corner of Shrader St, opposite Cha Cha Cha)
12 Golden Gate Park (outside California Academy of Sciences)
S Golden Gate Park (Sunday and Holiday Only. On 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way)
13 North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge (Vista Point North, Main Parking)
14 Palace of Fine Arts (on Richardson Av. at corner of Francisco St.) 
15 Marina / Cow Hollow (on Lombard St at corner of Fillmore St.)
16 Lombard Street (on Lombard St. at corner of Gough St., Buena Vista Hotel)
17 Union Square North (on Post St. at the corner of Powell St., outside the Westin St Francis Hotel)
18 Chinatown Gate (on Grant St. at corner of Bush St., outside the Triton Hotel)
19 Portsmouth Square / Chinatown (on Kearny & Clay St. outside the Hilton Financial)
20 Pier 35 / Cruise Terminal (The Embarcadero, outside of the entrance to Pier 35)
C Cruise Terminal (Pier 27, Cruise ship arrival / departure days only)
21 Pier 39 (The Embarcadero, outside of entrance to Pier 39) 

Tickets Options 

Classic Day Tour (1 Day Hop-on Hop-off) 

Hop on board Big Bus Tours sightseeing tour of the City by the Bay to experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks, and delve into its fascinating history. You can explore San Franciscos famous landmarks; from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fishermans wharf. This really is the best way to discover all that San Francisco has to offer. Our unique city tour stops at 20 key points of interest all around spectacular San Francisco. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views atop an open air bus. Hop on or Hop off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city.
- 24 hous Day Tour
- 4 Free Walking Tours - Northbeach Tour, Chinatown Tour, Fisherman's, Barbary Coast Tour
Redemption Instruction:
Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour / Visitor Center: 99 Jefferson Street, corner Manson Street, in Fisherman's Wharf.
Hours of operation are 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.
Premium Day Tour (1 Day Hop-on Hop-off)
The Premium Day Tour covers all of San Francisco from day to night, to Sausalito and you can even bike the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition to the day tour you can experience the quaint artist town of Sausalito. Amazing views of Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe bay on the Sausalito tour are the perfect addition to your photo collection. Once you have finished Sausalito you can venture to Pier 39 and discover an interactive 7D experience or make your way along the Golden Gate Bridge via bicycle! No San Francisco experience is complete without seeing the city illuminated at night. The two hour night tour features view of the Bay Bridge Lights Installation, Bay views and a marvelous scape of the San Francisco skyline from Treasure Island. 

- 24 hours Day Tour
- Choise of: Panoramic Night Tour or Sausalito Trolley Tour
- 4Free Walking Tours - Northbeach Tour, Chinatown Tour, Fisherman's,Barbary Coast Tour
- 1 hour free Bike Rental with purchase of 1 hour
- Players Arcade & Grill - Pint anda game play tokens.
Redemption Instruction:
Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour / Visitor Center: 99 Jefferson Street, corner Manson Street, in Fisherman's Wharf.
Hours of operation are 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.