Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo provided by Big Bus Tours

Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

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A hop-on hop-off bus pass bundled with an admission ticket to Alcatraz offers one of the best values for San Francisco sightseeing. With pickup and drop-off locations at the city’s most popular attractions, including Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge, this bus loop makes it super easy to get around. Plus, an Alcatraz admission ticket gives you access to the famous prison site, which is infamously difficult to book at the last minute.
  • Hop-on hop-off tour lets you easily visit 20 San Francisco attractions 
  • Get an Alcatraz admission ticket without booking months ahead 
  • Walking tour of Chinatown provides insight into historic San Francisco
  • Sausalito Trolley tour as an additional bonus
  • Deals on bike rentals and entertainment save you money
What to Expect
Begin your tour at any of the 20 bus stops around San Francisco. A double-decker bus lets you choose from covered seats at street level or sitting on the open-air upper deck. Hop on or off the bus at any stop, including top attractions such as Union Square and the Palace of Fine Arts, or ride the entire loop for an informative sightseeing tour. This experience includes a walking tour of Chinatown and the chance to take a Sausalito trolley tour to explore the quaint seaside town. A ferry ride and admission ticket to Alcatraz is also included. Check in at the supplier office the day before your tour to get your Alcatraz admission ticket. Additional bike rental and entertainment deals are also included.
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Important Information
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$39.90 value)
  • Sausalito Trolley Tour
  • 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour
  • One Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Recorded commentary available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese and Italian
  • To receive your Alcatraz Ticket you must check into the supplier office (on voucher) one day prior to the Alcatraz Tour date or before 9am on the date of your Alcatraz Tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Photo ID is required.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Natalia Z wrote a review Jul 2020
Plaquemine, Louisiana1 contribution
Didn’t go due to corona virus pandemic. Wish I could have gotten my money back. Because it was an all sales final tour, was not able to cancel even tho I called viator/cheap advisor to try.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Winkylee12 wrote a review Mar 2020
Camarillo133 contributions22 helpful votes
The big bus tour is perfect for seeing and learning about the city. The trip to Alcatraz is very eye opening and educational. I would recommend this to everyone.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for your amazing review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Premium Alcatraz package and learned a lot of new things! We hope to see you in San Francisco again. Thank you for choosing Big Bus!
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reb_ellious144 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions5 helpful votes
You can split the tour into two if you go into the Big Bus Tours office, which I would recommend as you then get two days out for the price of one (a bus tour on one day, the Alcatraz tour on another). The bus tour covers all the main sights of San Fran, and comes with extra
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you so much for your amazing review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy the tour with our tour guide Peter and driver Calvin! We will definitely let them know about you great 5 star feedback on their team work! Thank you for riding with us!
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Kathryn_E wrote a review Jan 2020
Poole, United Kingdom17 contributions
Great tours with excellent and friendly staff. Very easy to book and collect tickets. Hop on hop off was simple and never had to wait long for the next bus. Highly recommended, such an awesome way to see the city.
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Response from MelBigBusTours, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and we are glad that you enoyed your time with us in San Francisco we do hope to welcome you again in the future
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Alexandros M wrote a review Jan 2020
Athens, Greece32 contributions3 helpful votes
We had buy the tour for Alcatraz and we had also to do the Big Bus tour. That was both fantastic. Dont miss it
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded Feb 1, 2020
Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Bus and Alcatraz combo! We hope to see you in San Francisco again.
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About the operator

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Terrible Customer service
I have used Big Bus tours all over the world and I never had a bad experience until yesterday in San Francisco. We
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A must go!
This trip was so fun! I learned so much about the city while enjoying the beautiful views. Would definitely recomme
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Hane G
Easy Travel
Right now with the street cars, cable cars and trolley out of commission this is an easy way to get around San Fran
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Great tour!
This bus tour is perfect. You can’t go wrong doing it! Takes you everywhere. Ladies pull your hair back if you are
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Stephen B
Make sure you can go, NO refunds!
Bought the tour could not use it because plans changed and when asking for a refund they refuse. Will try and get y
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The best fog experience ever
Loved golden gate bridge.very informative tour would go again.make sure you bring a jacket.and sit up top
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BAD Experience!!!!!
First of all I have to say I have enjoyed Big Bus in other major cities (NYC, Washington, DC and Paris), but San Fr
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Awesome Tour
Definitely an experience I won’t forget ! Lots of great sights and information about the city. I would highly recom
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Great experience bad bus driver
Experience itself was really nice! Bus driver wasn’t so nice! He thought we cut the line just accused us wasn’t ver
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Wendy L
Great way to get around
This is a great way to get around and learn about the city. The guides really know their stuff. Great fun going o
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You stole my money and you aren't even open
You took my money, I made my trip assuming stuff must be open. You were closed... you still have my money.
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Superb again Big Bus
Arrived in San Francisco at 8am , transfer to hotel, checked in with Big Bus Tours and we are off. Great tour, taki
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Wonderful ride! Definitely recommend
Wonderful ride! A very nice way to tour the city. Just make sure to take your jacket as it does get chilly towards
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So disappointed. Couldn’t understand most of what the tour guide was saying as he spoke to fast. English is our fir
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Hop on Hop off the best
If you take the hop on/off tour it's the best. You can ride around and pick which spots you want to hang out. There
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Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island, Big Bus Tours, and 10 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: language_english_ffffe66c, language_chinese_ffffe66c, language_chinese_ffffe66c, language_french_ffffe66c, language_german_ffffe66c, language_italian_ffffe66c, language_japanese_ffffe66c, language_portugese_ffffe66c, language_spanish_ffffe66c, locale_ko
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