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Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus City & Downtown Tour of San Francisco

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Enjoy a complete sightseeing tour of San Francisco, and see the best views from the top of an open-top Double Decker Bus. See all the major sites San Francisco has to offer, and enjoy Hop-on Hop-off privileges that allow you to choose which sights you want to see, and how long you want to explore it!


Enjoy a memorable 2 hour guided tour of San Francisco's most famous sites aboard an original open top Double Decker Bus, and see all that the city has to offer!

The tour departs frequently throughout the day and passes most of the major attractions in San Francisco. You can hop on and off the bus at any of the stops, and explore the city at your own pace.

Be sure to bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way, and simply enjoy the live commentary from our friendly guide while seeing all major landmarks of San Francisco!

Main bus stops:

  • Fisherman's Wharf / Pier 39:

Stop at the Cannery shopping mall, enjoy a tour aboard San Francisco's iconic Cable Cars, see the collection of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, and walk around the Anchorage Square which offers shopping, dining, and touring activities.

Visit the Aquarium of the Bay, as well as the Sea Lion Center - where you can see and learn about the hundreds of sea lions that inhabit the docks on Pier 39.

  • Ghirardelli Square:

With over 40 shops and restaurants, Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Aquatic Park and Maritime Museum, this landmark has a lot to offer.

  • Lombard Street:

See the "world's crookedest street" and enjoy this popular attraction, as well as many others like Fort Mason in the Marina District, many bars & restaurants, shopping, Cow Hollow neighborhood, and more.

  • North Beach – Washington Square:

Explore this beautiful neighborhood, also known as "Little Italy" and home to many Italian restaurants. Pass by the Coit Tower monument, and stroll around the wonderful Washington Square Park.

  • Palace of Fine Arts:

Enjoy a relaxing and romantic break at this breathtaking place, and take pictures of the magnificent sculptures and buildings.

For further architectural beauty, explore The Presidio, this unique national park home to museums - such as The Walt Disney Family Museum, restaurants, spectacular vistas, the National Cemetery, and incredible forests and beaches.

  • Golden Gate Bridge:

Walk across the San Francisco's most famous landmark. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Centre, the Fort Point, and enjoy some time at the Crissy Field Beach.

  • Golden Gate Park:

This giant park is filled with so many things to see, including big attractions such as DeYoung Museum, Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Tea Garden, but also hidden gems like the Rose Garden, Huntington Falls, or the beautiful Strawberry Hill island in the middle of Stow Lake.

  • Haight Ashbury:

Discover the district were America's 1960s hippie culture was born. See how it turned into a

colorful place with high-end boutiques, chic restaurants and hip cafés. You can also visit the Kezar Stadium, or take a break at the Panhandle Park or Buena Vista Park - the oldest official park in San Francisco.

  • Alamo Square: (closed in 2016 for renovations)

See the neighborhood's beautiful Victorian architecture. Explore the Alamo Square Park, famous for its view of the Painted Ladies. There are other views off the beaten pace that you can enjoy and the park features many activities to do.

  • Civic Center / City Hall:

Visit San Francisco's Civic Center, home of local, state and federal government. See the City Hall Beaux-Arts monument, the Opera House, the Symphony Hall, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the Asian Art Museum, the Library, and more.

  • Financial District:

Explore the main central business district in San Francisco. You cannot miss the huge Transamerica Pyramid, which dominates all of downtown, as well as the Bank of America skyscraper - the second tallest building in the city. Step in the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, which has been supplying fresh fortune cookies to Chinatown and around the world for decades.

  • Union Square:

This is one of San Francisco's main shopping and cultural area. There, you'll find Macy's, Tiffany's, Neiman Marcus, Victoria's Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue and hundreds of other major retailers, Crocker Galleria, Hotels, Theatres, and Cable Car Stop.

  • Chinatown Gate:

Discover the Chinese community by taking a look into the oldest Chinatown in North America. Enjoy many highlights like Pagoda Gates, Portsmouth Square, Chinatown shopping and restaurants, and Old St. Mary's Church.

  • Ferry Building Marketplace:

Located along the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building is a beautiful monument at the foot of Market Street. There a great farmers market and places to eat for food lovers. If you love sports, the AT&T baseball park is there for you.

  • Embarcadero / Waterfront:

The Embarcadero has a lot to offer: the Exploratorium - The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, the splendid bay bridge, the famous Pier 7 for amazing skyline views, the Levi's Plaza, and more.

  • Telegraph Hill:

Explore the amazing Telegraph Hill neighborhood. Walk the Filbert Steps, a flight of steep stairs leading up to the Coit Tower. Along the way, you can see the beautiful gardens and enjoy scenic views of San Francisco.

Hours of operation:

  • Open from 9:00 to 17:30

  • Frequency: Departures every 30-45 minutes

  • Loop duration: 3 hours


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24 Hour Pass

Spend a day exploring "The City by the Bay" with a 1-day hop-on, hop-off pass that includes the Official City Tour (combined with the Downtown Tour) and the Sausalito Tour, where travelers can now cross the Golden Gate Bridge and roam around Sausalito.

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48 Hour Pass
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See more of San Francisco with a 48-hour hop on, hop off pass that includes the Official City Tour, Sausalito Tour, Parks & Beach Tour (where travellers can explore Golden Gate Park, Lincoln Park, Ocean Beach and the San Francisco Zoo) and the San Francisco Night Tour.

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72 Hour Pass

Take your time and see it all with a 72-hour hop-on, hop-off pass that includes the new Official City Tour (combined with former Downtown Tour), Sausalito Tour, Parks & Beach Tour, San Francisco Night Tour and Alcatraz Island tour.

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Inclusions: 72-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Pass
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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

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


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).


Parks & Beach Tour
⧫ Golden Gate Park
⧫ San Francisco Zoo
⧫ Ocean Beach
⧫ Sutro Baths, Lands End hiking trails
⧫ Cliff House

• Departs daily, 09:30 - 17:00 .
• Tour runs every 60 minutes.


San Francisco Night Tour (2 hours)
⧫ Fisherman’s Wharf
⧫ Palace of Fine Arts
⧫ Nob Hill
⧫ Union Square
⧫ Financial District
⧫ Chinatown
⧫ North Beach
⧫ Treasure Island

• Departs daily, 19:30

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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
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  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
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  • Please note that guests may redeem their voucher for tickets any time they wish. The ticket validation period begins as soon as the tickets are printed by the tour operator.

  • 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.

24 Hour Pass
  • Once vouchers have been redeemed for tickets, passengers are free to hop on and off the bus at any stop as often as they like for 24 hours.

48 Hour Pass
  • Once vouchers have been redeemed for tickets, passengers are free to hop on and off the bus at any stop as often as they like for 48 hours.

72 Hour Pass
  • Once vouchers have been redeemed for tickets, passengers are free to hop on and off the bus at any stop as often as they like for 72 hours.

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  • No cancellation fee.

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