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Big Bus Tours San Francisco

99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
+1 415-433-1657
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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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99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-433-1657
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Reviewed today

I started bright and early 8:45 am at union square. The bus was there but no staff. There was 3 staff members from a competing tour bus line. Since I have taken BIG bus tours in Paris,London and other US cities, I was baised to...More

Thank GreeneChicago
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great time touring SF in the evening with Blake and Andrew. Comfortable ride knowledgeable funny guide.

Thank D5648CGRobert_D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big Bus Blake & Andrew are the best!!! This tour was the highlight of our trip to California. The details & background information about San Fransisco were excellent. They made the entire tour worth the money & time. It was fun & exciting. I would...More

Thank OhioGroup123456
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took it because it was our first time in san francisco! and we didnt have time so i highly recommend it if you dont know the place or what to see

Thank Larissa09
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband was working and I really wanted to see and experience San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge safely so I decided to give the Big Bus a try! I thoroughly enjoyed the day, got to see the different neighborhoods, ride over and walk...More

Thank heydidee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We was very happy with the service of Big Bus tours, we bought the Deluxe package which includes all three tours on a hop on hop off bus, the San Francisco tour, the Sausalito trolley tour and the night tour, all very good choices and...More

Thank derodota
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely loved our tour! We stayed on longer because we enjoyed it so much! Very funny and very informative!

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This company was/is so overbooked. We missed out 3 busses until finally fit into one. Mind you this is June Thursday midday so not like high season. Total rip off and scam. Avoid at all costs! You only get to queue.

Thank Höpö L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were unsure about doing this, but received two free tickets through our resort, so we thought, why not? We bought two more tickets, then upgraded to a two day pass for an extra ten bucks each. You can hop on and off and they...More

Thank ksva1998
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A good way to get to know the City. Commentary varies by bus. Some busses have English only, some have headphones with multiple language recordings as well as a live guide. Best plan is to change busses for variety. 3 + hours depending on traffic...More

Thank franbalb66
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone
at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth
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Maureen S
I come from a non tipping country so wanted to ask if you are expected to tip every time you get on and off the bus. I was thinking of getting a two day pass but was worried that the expected tips could make this unaffordable if I got off frequently.
June 4, 2017|
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Response from pascodiners | Reviewed this property |
We had very good experiences both days so, after several hop ons and hop offs, we decided to tip the drivers/bus guides once at the end of each day (we're hoping they share tips), we tipped a total of about $10 each day. We... More
Can you tell me what's the last bus I can catch up at stop #5 Ferry Building?
May 16, 2017|
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Response from TandCtravels | Reviewed this property |
Embarcadero is the stop prior to Ferry building which stops there at 5:15pm and will be in Ferry building at 5:17pm. Based on experience, sometimes the bus will be on a stop earlier than scheduled especially if no one was... More
We have a one day pass due to having only one day available in SF. What is the best schedule to make the most of the 3 walks please?
March 19, 2017|
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Response from alf653 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but your big bus runs all day until about 5.00.pm it may be later now. Try and fit your walks around the bus tour stops nearest to where you want to walk or complete the whole tour early and the fit in your... More