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Big Bus Tours

Address: 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Fisherman’s Wharf)
Phone Number: +1 415-433-1657
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco on top of an open top...
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco on top of an open top, double-decker bus. Experience the diverse culture of the city by visiting the unique neighborhoods including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Haight/Ashbury District, Union Square, SoMa, Civic Center, Alamo Square.Journey through Golden Gate Park and cross the infamous Golden Gate Bridge! Hop on and hop off at any of our 20 stops located throughout the city. All tickets include free bike rental and walking tours of North Beach neighborhood and Chinatown. Visit us at our San Francisco Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf.
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Ringwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I paid $40 for the "classic tour" of San Francisco. When I got on the open top bus, I found out I don't have to remain on the same bus. It makes 20 stops during the course of it's tour of the entire city of San Francisco. When it stops at an attraction you want to explore, get off the... More 

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Chengdu, China
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139 reviews 139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have used Big Bus in many cities around the world and this one is much the same. It takes you all around San Francisco and is better than public transport. My only comment is that the pick up places are poorly sign posted and you have to generally ask for directions. Otherwise, similar to other Big Buses the world... More 

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kelowna
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156 reviews 156 reviews
47 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We only had a day to see San Fran so we picked the Big Bus to try and see it all. You have a few options ( big bus is a bit more expensive ) for bus tours like this but this company does the perfect loop. Other tours make you change buses to see parts of the city. We... More 

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hants
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We pre booked a 2 day hop on hop off ticket with an Alcatraz tour included before leaving the UK. We found the office easy to find to collect our tickets, the staff were excellent and very helpful. The voucher also included a number of other attractions or discounts. The tour itself was really informative and took us to some... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Am a great fan of these types of services to get an overview of an unfamiliar city and help decide where you want to spend more time exploring. Usually take the complete tour and then pick to spots to hop on hop off on the next round. Like the idea of having a live tour guide rather than a prerecorded... More 

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connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We bought a two day pass which comes with a number of extras... Night tour for example. We only rod the bus. It was presidents weekend with great weather. The city was crowded. The buses work great until they are at overflow and the traffic is at a standstill. Riding on the open air top across the Golden Gate Bridge... More 

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White River Junction, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Doug was my tour guide in San Francisco on the Big Bus. He not only gave a rich description of the places we saw, but he was entertaining to listen to. I loved the ability to hop on and off the bus at its different stops everywhere in the city. My advice: see SF on the Big Bus!

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Jason was an excellent guide for the time that we had him! The buses were frequent at every on/off stop we took and had plenty of space. The headphone option was great, because if you didn't like the live tour guide, you didn't have to listen, you could use the automated one. Very nice and convenient! It was just an... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have a day trip you can get on and off at any time and catch another bus in about 20 minutes. Then they have a night tour that is also included that allows you to see the city of lights. I have been there many times and learned more in the 2 1/2 hour trip on top of the... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a great attraction. I thought this would have been a short waste of time but was encouraged to do it. Glad I did. The sights were great especially sitting on the top deck. Riding the streets learning about all the different areas, China Town, Italian district, etc. it was phenomenal. It lasted about 2 hours and got so... More 

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