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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Get a standard hop-on hop-off experience with upgrades for more tours as far as Sausalito.
  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace, and plan your own itinerary
  • See numerous attractions in one day at more than 15 main stops
  • Chinatown walking tour offers deeper insight into a historic neighborhood
  • Cover more ground by adding on a night or Sausalito tour and bike rental
What to Expect
The bus tour route starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, but you can board at any of the stops. Just exchange your voucher for a ticket, and get ready to explore the City by the Bay. Highlights include Pier 39, Union Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street. Plan your day’s itinerary based on your own interests. You won’t be stuck in one area—unless you want to. A walking tour of Chinatown is included with your pass. If you’ve upgraded, take a Sausalito tour, and enjoy a bike rental. Your experience ends on the day your pass expires. If you have the time, two-day passes are also available.
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Important Information
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
  • Chinatown Walking Tour (All tickets)
  • Night Tour (Premium & Deluxe Tickets)
  • Sausalito Tour (Deluxe Ticket)
  • Madame Tussauds Entry (Deluxe Ticket)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption.
  • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Daytime Tour: Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem.
  • Night Tour: Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour, 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf daily at 6:30pm, 7:00pm and (7:30pm April – October) No tours on Dec 24th and Dec 31st.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AJ S wrote a review Apr 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan330 contributions159 helpful votes
We took the Red Route and were able to see many San Francisco amenities in one day. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2019
queenr0ck wrote a review Apr 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom23 contributions3 helpful votes
We used the Bus Tour to 'hop on, hop off' to see different attractions as we only had 24 hours in San Francisco. The service was easy to use, the staff were all polite and the wait for the next bus wasn't long at all. We were able to see the Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge,
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Date of experience: May 2019
Curtis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Selkirk, Canada4 contributions
We arrived early to ride the bus and learn information about San Francisco along the way by our entertaining, enthusiastic tour guide. When we got off the busy and walked up Lombard to the top of the crooked street and then walked down it. Definitely the way to experience this
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Date of experience: March 2020
Shay B wrote a review Mar 2020
Oakland, California56 contributions2 helpful votes
Make sure to dress warm during the August month in San Francisco near the Golden Gate bridge and Fisherman's Wharf weather can drop drastically. The weather changed when we got closer to the Golden Gate bridge but it was still a nice bus tour. They offer headphones to listen to
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Date of experience: August 2019
Richy22 wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom124 contributions45 helpful votes
Best way to see San Francisco and if you are lucky enough to have Susanne as your guide you are very lucky
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Responded Mar 12, 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 Susanne! We will definitely let her know about you great 5 star feedback! Thank you for riding with us!
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About the operator

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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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Got around San Fransico in an open top
The bus is great the driver was great the guide was ordinary and the bus was crowded, if you dared to hop off at Ch
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Tour guides are great!!
All the tour guides do such a great job for this company. So funny and knowledgeable. The only issue we had was tha
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Night tour is a must!!
We had the most unbelievably awesome time on the night tour with Bianca and Al. We have done Big Bus tours before,
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2 thumbs up!
Bianca and AL were the best tour guides we have ever had on the big bus and we use the bus as often as possible whe
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Very educational
The big bus tour is perfect for seeing and learning about the city. The trip to Alcatraz is very eye opening and e
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Fun way to see the city for great value for money!
You can split the tour into two if you go into the Big Bus Tours office, which I would recommend as you then get tw
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I love it
I recommend to everyone if you don't take big bus tours that mean you can't see everything in San Francisco and kno
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Majestic Muir Woods
We booked the tickets for the next day and the staff were very helpful and efficient. We arrived at the office at j
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Good tour guides
Did this over a day with friends. We had Zack as out tour guide and he was very knowledgeable about the city with g
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Didnt really do it for me. But I know many people who love this and always recommend it. It is okay .nothing bad
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Waste of money and time! There is NO live guide! And there is ONLY English recording!
Just go and buy several $3 MUNI tickets and ride the route. You will not notice much difference, but the price! If
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Very good but cold
We had a very good experience on this trip although it was very cold & you couldn’t exchange seats, would like to d
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Excellent night tour
Night tour conducted by Blake was excellent. Very informative whilst being extremely funny. Worth every penny and g
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What a ride!!!
Best ride ever!!! Tour was one of the best highlight of San Francisco!! Try to get Blake as your guide, he’s so int
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Key Details
  • 99 Jefferson St, Pier 39, and 44 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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