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24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Self-Guided Bike Rental

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Explore San Francisco by bus and by bike! See the major sites of San Francisco aboard an open top Double-Decker bus with the privileges of an Hop-on Hop-off tour, and enjoy a bike ride along your favorite place!


This San Francisco package includes a 24-Hour San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Pass, as well as an exciting self-guided 3-Hour bike tour!

24-Hour Hop-on Hop-Off Tour:

Explore San Francisco's Downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park and see the best views from the top of your open top Double Decker Bus with unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off use for 24 hours.

Downtown Loop:

Enjoy an entirely guided one hour tour of San Francisco's most famous sites on an original open-top Double Decker Bus in the San Francisco Downtown area, such as Fisherman’s Wharf with its lively waterfront and the famous sea lions, Chinatown, North Beach with its crooked Lombard Street, Ferry Building and the Farmers Market, Embarcadero, Financial District, and more.

Loop duration: 60 minutes

Frequency: every 30-45 minutes from 9:00 to 17:30

Main bus stops:

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Pier 39

  • Lombard Street:

  • North Beach/Washington Square

  • Chinatown Gate

  • Financial District

  • Union Square

  • Ferry Building

  • Marketplace

  • Embarcadero

Official City Tour:

Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, this tour will take you along Ghirardelli Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Marina District, before visiting the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy several stops throughout the Golden Gate Park, to visit the California Academy of Sciences, the De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden, or the Botanical Gardens. Experience the hippie vibes of Haight Ashbury, and the beautiful landmarks of the Civic Center. Explore also the Union Square before returning towards Fisherman's Wharf, stop at Pier 39 with its world-famous sea lions as well as restaurants, shopping opportunities and many attractions for more fun in San Francisco.

Loop duration: 120 minutes

Frequency: every 30 minutes from 9:00 to 17:30

Main bus stops:

  • Fisherman's Wharf

  • Ghirardelli Square

  • Lombard Street

  • Palace of Fine Arts

  • Golden Gate Bridge

  • Golden Gate Park

  • Golden Gate Park

  • Haight Ashbury

  • Alamo Square / Painted Ladies

  • Civic Center / City Hall

  • Union Square

  • Chinatown Gate

  • Barbary Coast / Filbert Street Steps

  • Pier 39 / Fisherman's Wharf

You can choose between the 2-hour Official City Tour and the 1-hour Downtown Tour, or simply hop on and off the bus at the designated stops as often as you like.

Enjoy the live commentary from our entertaining tour guide while seeing all major sites of San Francisco, and be sure to bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way!

Bike Tour:

Hop off the bus to explore the city futher and enjoy a self-guided bike tour of San Francisco's most spectacular sites and the surrounding areas. You can choose between 2 amazing adventures:

  • Ride along the Marina District and around other neighborhoods. Stop by the magnificent Palace of Fine Arts to enjoy a relaxing and romantic moment and see the swans. Cut an easy ride to Golden Gate Park and see all it has to offer: you can see the buffalos, or the De Young museum - the most dramatic fine arts museum in the United States.

  • Ride accross the 1.7 mile span of the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, with spectacular views of the city and Alcatraz. Ride down the charming sailing town of Sausalito for a picnic or dining at a great restaurant by the waterfront, and return by ferry (not included).


  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass

  • 3-hour bike rental
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24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Self-Guided Bike Rental

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Inclusions: 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass / 3-hour bike rental
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Location and direction

Exchange your voucher for your bus tickets at the Ticket Counter of City Sightseeing at 1331 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (between Beach Street & North Point Street).


Some of the routes highlights are as follows:

Official City Tour (2.5 hours)
⧫ Fisherman’s Wharf
⧫ Union Square
⧫ Palace of Fine Arts
⧫ Golden Gate Bridge – South Vista Point
⧫ Golden Gate Park – Outside De Young Museum
De Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Rose Garden, Stow Lake, Strawberry Hill, Huntington Falls
⧫ Haight/Ashbury
⧫ Chinatown
⧫ North Beach

Sausalito Tour
⧫ Golden Gate Bridge – South Vista Point
⧫ Golden Gate Bridge – North Vista Point
⧫ Sausalito

• Departs daily, 09:30 - 16:30.
• Tour runs every 30 minutes (seasonal variations apply).

• Departs daily, 09:00 - 17:00.
• Bus runs every 15 - 20 minutes.


Self-guided Bike Rental

⧫ Exploring the city by bike
⧫ Top San Francisco sites such as:
Palace of Fine Arts
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park
and more!

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  • Wheelchair accessibility is only available on certain buses and may not be available at all times. Please call the activity provider using the number provided on your voucher to double check accessible bus availability.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

  • Be sure to exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the check-in location.

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Cancellation Policy

  • There is no cancellation fee if tour voucher is not redeemed.

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