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Big Bus Tours

Address: 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: +1 415-433-1657
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Ranked #139 of 455 Activities in San Francisco
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this tour. The guys are friendly and very informative of San Francisco. 1st day we had Doug and for the night tour we had Stacey. 2nd day we had Peter and later for the Sausalito tour, we had John (it was his birthday that day). All 4 were awesome and informative and of course funny. The only... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We bought the 48 hour tour passes our last weekend in San Francisco. We were especially looking forward to the Sausalito and night tours that were included with the two day option. We definitely got our money's worth, first taking the 2 1/2 hour tour without getting off and then deciding where we wanted to hop off and visit afterward.... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We've made, between all attractions, a walking tour with Stacy: almost 4 hours of fun and joy!!! We've learned a lot about San Francisco and its history!!!

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Fremont, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I can't believe we take the Bigbus San Francisco we have lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and came to SF hundreds of times if not thousands we took the Bigbus because we enjoyed the Bigbus very much in London and Paris during Christmas 2014, so we decided to do it in SF once again, we think it... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When we visited San Francisco we purchased tickets on the Big Bus as they offered the option to hop on and hop off the bus along their route and advertised a guided tour of the city. As we boarded the bus, they gave us ear phones to listen to a recorded tour guide. When I said that we were expecting... More 

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Molly L, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review

Hi Emily, On behalf of Big Bus Tours San Francisco I apologize for the negative experience you had on our tour. We value customer feedback and try to take action as soon as possible. We are very committed to customer service, so I am deeply sorry you had a less than outstanding experience. This is certainly distressing to hear as... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

LIKE: the fact that the bus is hop-on, hop-off. Meaning, once you stop in one place, another bus will come in 15-20 minutes (depending on the traffic near the location). Managed to grab the one with Sausalito and it was so pleasant to visit there since there was another view of Golden Gate bridge on the way there. Oh, the... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As we were only in San Francisco for a stopover before our next flight we chose this tour to get a good overview of the city. And it was great for this. It seemed to cover a lot of area and we saw a lot of the places we had wanted to see. We didn't use the hop on, hop... More 

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Caves Beach, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time with this tour company, the hop on hop off is perfect in a city like San Francisco. Driving and parking is a challenge best left to the locals. Try to catch a bus with a guide rather than the recorded guide. Our guides were fantastic, great senses of humour and lots of interesting stuff about... More 

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North Bay, Ontario
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We only had a short stay in San Fransisco,so decided to try the Big Red Bus Tour in order to see as much of the city as we could. Some buses have a live tour guide, while others have an audio tour. Either way, we learned some interesting facts about the city. It tours most of the city areas, and... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had an amazing time being shown around by Mark, he is an amazing tour guide, he knows everything about San Francisco, plus hes funny.

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