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Golden Gate City Hop-On Tours

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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A good way to see the city and a very comprehensive route. One guide, Matt, was brilliant and really added to our knowledge of the city. Another (who will remain nameless) was utterly useless. The drivers were always welcoming and helpful. In their 2 offices...More

Thank Stewart G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been on many hop-on hop off buses throughout the country and I must say this was very disappointing and not worth the price. Had to wait on the bus for 40 minutes because they said it was only a shuttle we were on. Then they...More

Thank unknowndiner
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Francisco for a short stop over on a cruise ship and decided to take an all over tour with the hop on hop off bus. We found a bus stop and though he couldn't take payment from us at that stop...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love a hop-on/ hop-off bus and was really excited about doing this one in San Francisco..... what a disappointment!! I don’t know if it was just a bad week but the company running this seemed so disorganised and they didn’t have nearly enough buses...More

Thank Travellingsade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I began writing reviews for Trip Advisor, I decided that if I could not write a good review, I would not write any. However, that was before we took the Golden Gate City Hop-On Tours, run by Gray Lines. We last visited San Francisco...More

Thank Marcia71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this tour as a cruise excursion, but was really pretty disappointed with the whole thing. It took a long time for all of us to get on the busses, then we had a tour guide with a distinct accent who was hard to...More

Thank romans67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good way to see a new city. We have have used this type service in other city's and found them to be be great. Some are better than others but the one in SF in really good with a real person doing the...More

Thank Ezzerider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for the Hop-on/off bus on September 17, 2018 to find long waits. Starting off the day, after waiting in line about 20-30 minute the first bus arrived, unfortunately the cut-off for access was right in front of us, even though we could...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hopped onto the bus in downtown San Fran, we had a day pass & were happy to stay on for most of the ride, they certainly had plenty of great sites to hop off but our highlight was going over the Golden Gate Bridge....More

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the hop on bus with the 48 hour option. Our favorite activity was taking the Gold Rush walking tour with Joseph on our 2nd day. We started on post st and walked through union square, China town and a few other places. Joseph...More

Thank judyjpascale
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Fisherman’s Wharf
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historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
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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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May 24, 2017|
Response from carol g | Reviewed this property |
HI, The HOHO is a double decker bus and it does get very windy and very noisy going over the bridge. I guess you could sit down stairs but its not as much fun. I would assume that there is room to store the pram. IT also... More
October 31, 2016|
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Response from NWGAL61 | Reviewed this property |
no seat belts
Nancy S
August 5, 2016|
Response from craftinmom | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are part of the Big Bus Tours. Web site posting cannot be done here so just Google that.