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Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour provided by Big Bus Tours

Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour
Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See San Francisco’s highlights at night on a double-decker bus tour that starts at Fisherman's Wharf. You can relax as someone else handles the driving, and you’ll hear stories about the city’s history along the way. Sights include the Chinatown, Embarcadero and the Financial District. You’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the downtown skyline and bay from the Bay Bridge and Treasure Island.
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You'll start at
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USARedeem vouchers at the start of the tour, 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Directions: If you require further information prior to starting the tour please feel welcome to visit the Big Bus Welcome Center.  Fisherman's Visitor Center Mason Street
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    Big Bus Tours
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Fisherman's Wharf
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Grace Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Presidio of San Francisco
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Treasure Island
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Embarcadero Center
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USARedeem vouchers at the start of the tour, 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Directions: If you require further information prior to starting the tour please feel welcome to visit the Big Bus Welcome Center.  Fisherman's Visitor Center Mason Street
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Highlights
  • Experience San Francisco landmarks illuminated at night
  • Gaze across the bay to San Francisco from Treasure Island 
  • Learn about the city’s history from a guide
  • Free shuttle service to Union Square included
What to Expect
Make your own way to the meeting point at Fisherman's Wharf area in the evening and board the double-decker bus for your tour. Hear live commentary from your guide about San Francisco’s landmarks and history as your driver winds through iconic neighborhoods of the city. You’ll pass through the Embarcadero and drive across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. Soak in panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and stop at a viewpoint that offers a great view (weather permitting) of the downtown and waterfront. Your tour ends with return to Fisherman’s Wharf and an optional, complimentary shuttle back to Union Square. Tours run between 60-90 minutes depending on traffic.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour double decker bus tour
  • Live guide
  • Entry/Admission - Big Bus Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • This is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brian B wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had the most unbelievably awesome time on the night tour with Bianca and Al. We have done Big Bus tours before, but have never laughed and smiled as much as we did with Bianca. She addressed my 10 year old several times and it made his night. When we stopped for a picture
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour
Responded Mar 14, 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 our Panoramic Night tour with our tour guide Bianca and driver Olaiha! We will definitely let them know about you great 5 star feedback on their team work! Thank you for choosing Big Bus San Francisco!
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SarahB wrote a review Mar 2020
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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 when we travel!! They were the highlight of our day! Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour
Responded Mar 14, 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 our Panoramic Night tour with our tour guide Bianca and driver Olaiha! We will definitely let them know about you great 5 star feedback on their team work!
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John Doe wrote a review Feb 2020
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Just go and buy several $3 MUNI tickets and ride the route. You will not notice much difference, but the price! If you still want to pay 15 times more, then at least do it during summer time. It is freaking cold on the second deck in February in San Francisco, especially taking
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco. We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy the audio on the bus. Not all of our buses are equipped with a live guide, generally every other departing bus will contain a live guide during winter months. The free Big Bus app, is available to download and it will indicate which buses contain live guides versus pre-recorded commentary. San Francisco is typically a breezy city. During winter season it does get colder so we do recommend to wear a warmer jacket and a hat even if you're not riding on a top deck. We do hope that you will give us another chance in the future as we want all of our customers to have a great experience. If you have anything further you would like to discuss please contact us directly at infosf@bigbustours.com
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Stu B wrote a review Feb 2020
Stowmarket, United Kingdom171 contributions58 helpful votes
We had a very good experience on this trip although it was very cold & you couldn’t exchange seats, would like to do in the summer months.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco. San Francisco is typically a breezy city. During winter season it does get colder so we do recommend to wear a warmer jacket and a hat even if you're not riding on a top deck. Seating on Big Bus is on a first come basis, once the seat you would prefer becomes available and the bus comes to a complete stop at our designated bus stops you are more than welcome to move up or down to the seat of your liking. Thank you for choosing Big Bus!
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Gareth T wrote a review Feb 2020
Pontefract, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Night tour conducted by Blake was excellent. Very informative whilst being extremely funny. Worth every penny and great to see SAN Francisco by night
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Thank you for your amazing 5 star review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Panoramic Night tour with tour guide Blake! We will definitely let him know about the great feedback you left. Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours San Francisco
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About the operator

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Wendy L
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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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T6318ZOjustinh
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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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theoraclesboy
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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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natie181
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Wish it was better circumstances
Didn’t go due to corona virus pandemic. Wish I could have gotten my money back. Because it was an all sales final t
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nataruth
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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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Tanscott
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Awful
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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Regina2RP
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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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AJ S
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Another Very Good Big Bus
We took the Red Route and were able to see many San Francisco amenities in one day. Highly recommended.
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queenr0ck
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Excellent for getting round the city
We used the Bus Tour to 'hop on, hop off' to see different attractions as we only had 24 hours in San Francisco. Th
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curtismP71YL
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The first ride was good.
We arrived early to ride the bus and learn information about San Francisco along the way by our entertaining, enthu
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Buzz80017
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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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NaomiF2901
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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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where_is_shay
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Site seeing in San Francisco
Make sure to dress warm during the August month in San Francisco near the Golden Gate bridge and Fisherman's Wharf
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Richy22
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Best way to see San Francisco
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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Winkylee12
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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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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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