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Big Bus Tours

99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (SoMa)
-855-854-TOUR(8687)
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Type: Bus tours, 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... more » 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. « less
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Sanger, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently visited San Francisco and one suggestion was to purchase a pass on the Big Bus Tours and have them take you around the city to see the main sights and attractions. We purchased the two day, hop-on, hop-off tour and were glad we did. The tours take you around the city so you can get... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You have to take this tour!!! the people riding and the tour guides are amazing ..you wont leave S. F unhappy thats for sure .. the tour guides personsality was so great he had us cracking up the entire time biggest happiest smile ive ever seen ..thank mr ned o for a great time ..we will be seeing you again... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The big red busses take you to all the main attractions in The City of SF, and all you have to do is sit back and relax. The live tour guides, especially Ned (a very attractive, and well spoken man), will give you lots of interesting information, and entertain you throughout the entire +/- 2 3/4 hour ride. You can... More

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Molly was an excellent tour guide. She was entertaining and informative... and willing to answer our questions. She was very knowledgeable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We took the 2-day tour package which included the Sausalito tour and night tour. Very good routes and great way to orient yourself to the city. I highly recommend you spend the extra $10 or so a ticket for these extras. What we didn't like was the inconsistency with the tour guides (some were great, some tried hard but needed... More

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I bought the 48hr pass and used it as much as possible. It was nice to have the pass to use for transport on the 2nd day, but I spend a lot of time on a bus. The total time on the bus is about 2.5-3hrs round the whole city. If you hop on/off, then you're going to be very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We purchased the 48 hour pass although we were only in San Francisco for one full day. For the $30 extra dollars for our family of 4, we were able to take the night tour. We hopped on and off the bus a few times and all the tour guides were good. For the evening tour, there was a very... More

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

High lite of our stay. Your guide was great and smart and fun. He made the trip around the city very interesting and we learn a lot about the city.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Booked a 48hr Dynamite ticket for family of five and we really did get our money's worth. Stayed at the Hilton Union sq and Big Bus stopped just outside so ideal, great way to see all the sights and great to learn all the facts. Took the Sausalito tour with Johnny (?) and was fabulous, great guy very entertaining and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Did the tour to kill some time but after 45 minutes of really boring and monotonous commentary by the guide I decided to get off. The sound from the Microphone was muffled as well which further added to the dreadful noise of his voice. Also some of his references to Europe were factually incorrect which to be honest myself and... More

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