San Francisco Bay Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Guide aboard the bus
Guide aboard the bus
View the sights of San Francisco aboard an open-top sightseeing bus
View the sights of San Francisco aboard an open-top sightseeing bus
Bike around the San Francisco Bay
Bike around the San Francisco Bay
See the entirety of the city aboard an open-top sightseeing bus
See the entirety of the city aboard an open-top sightseeing bus
Passing through the famous Golden Gate Bridge
Passing through the famous Golden Gate Bridge
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What To Expect

Bus, bike, and boat around the San Francisco Bay and see the entirety of the city aboard an open-top sightseeing bus. Be taken aback by the majestic views of the waterfront, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the notorious Alcatraz Island.

Highlights

  • View the sights of San Francisco aboard an open-top sightseeing bus

  • View the waterfront, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and the notorious Alcatraz Island

  • Hop on and off at over 20 stops as much as you please

  • Bike over the extraordinary Golden Gate Bridge to the quaint town of Sausalito or ride down on the Big Bus Trolley

  • See the famous Alcatraz prison as you coast into the San Francisco Port

Specifications

Type:
Hop On Hop Off Tours in San Francisco
Departs From:
San Francisco
Meeting Point:
99 Jefferson Street, corner Mason Street, in Fisherman's Wharf
Duration:
1 day
Availability:
daily at at regular intervals from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Product Code:
14086
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

Bus, bike, and boat around the San Francisco Bay! This package gives you the ultimate land and water experience. See the entirety of the city aboard an open-top sightseeing bus and be taken aback by the majestic views of the waterfront, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the notorious Alcatraz Island.

Hop on and off at over 20 stops as much as you please using your 24-hour ticket. Availing this tour gives you a chance to ride a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge to the town of Sausalito or ride down the city on a Big Bus Trolley.

At the end of the tour, you will head back to the city on a ferry while getting a glimpse of the famous Alcatraz prison.

Hop On Hop Off Day Tour

Tour the "City by the Bay" to experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks and to learn more about its fascinating history. Explore San Francisco's famous landmarks, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Fisherman's Wharf, and experience the diverse culture of the region. See also San Francisco's beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Frequency: 15-20 minutes

Operates: 9:00-17:00

Highlights of Tour Stops

San Francisco City Loop: Red Route

(Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes for entire loop)

(1) San Francisco Visitor Center (Mason Street at the corner of Jefferson Street)

(2) Activity Center (Taylor Street at the corner of Beach Street)

(3) Washington Square (Columbus Street at the corner of Union Street)

(4) Embarcadero (Clay Street at the corner of Battery Street)

(5) Union Square South (Geary Street at the corner of Powell Street, opposite Macy's)

(6) Hilton Hotel (Mason Street at the corner of Ellis Street)

(7) Civic Center (Larkin Street outside the Asian Art Museum)

(8) Fulton Street (Fell Street at the corner of Franklin Street)

(9) Alamo Square (Fell Street at the corner of Pierce Street)

(10) Haight-Ashbury (Haight Street at the corner of Shrader Street opposite Cha Cha Cha)

(11) Golden Gate Park (outside the California Academy of Sciences)

(12) Golden Gate Bridge North (Vista Point North, main parking lot)

(13) Palace of Fine Arts (Richardson Avenue at the corner of Francisco Street)

(14) Lombard Street 1 (Lombard Street at the corner of Fillmore Street)

(15) Lombard Street 2 (Lombard Street at the corner of Gough Street, Buena Vista Hotel)

(16) Union Square North (Post Street at the corner of Powell Street, outside the Westin St Francis Hotel)

(17) Chinatown (Grant Street at the corner of Bush Street, outside the Triton Hotel)

(18) Steuart Street (Steuart Street between Mission and Howard, opposite of the Harbor Court Hotel)

(19) Pier 39 (The Embarcadero, outside the entrance to Pier 39)

Sausalito Loop: Green Route

(Duration: 30 minutes for entire loop)

(20) Sausalito start and end stop (Vista Point North)

(21) Horseshoe Bay (Discovery Museum, Cavallo Point Lodge)

(22) Downtown Sausalito (Harbor Shop at Humboldt Avenue)

(23) Bay Hotel

(24) Golden Gate Bridge South (Vista Point South, main parking lot)

View Map

There are 3 walking tours you can take for free:

  • Chinatown Walking Tour (1.5 hours)

Explore the historic and world-famous neighborhood of Chinatown and lay eyes on the grandiose Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace, and the lively mix of historical and modern day culture.

Departs daily from Stop 5 at 10:30, 12:30, and 14:30, ends at Stop 4.

  • North Beach Walking Tour (1 hour)

Go on a journey through Little Italy district and visit various sites, including Washington Square Park and St. Peter and Paul Church. This tour will give you a glimpse of the bohemian lifestyle that gave inspiration to many artistically gifted San Franciscans.

Departs daily from Stop 3 at 11:00 and 15:00, ends at Stop 3.

  • Barbary Coast Walking Tour (1 hour)

This tour lets you discover this area that was once considered as the haunt of the low and vile. Listen to stories about San Francisco's small beginnings, its boom-town growth because of the California Gold Rush, and the end of the Barbary Coast due to the Red Light Abatement Act. This walking tour will also take you through the present Financial District as well as the Jackson Square Historic District.

Departs from Stop 5 at 12:00 and 16:00, ends at Stop 4.

Includes

  • 1-day hop on hop off ticket

  • All-day bike rental (24 hours from pick-up time)

  • Tour guide on board the bus (in English only)

  • Pre-recorded audio commentary (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese)

  • Three free walking tours (Chinatown, North Beach, Barbary Coast)

  • Sausalito Ferry

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note:

  • It is necessary to print the voucher for this tour. Electronic copies presented from a mobile device will not be accepted.

  • Children below 5 years old are free of charge provided they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child) and so long as they do not occupy a seat to the detriment of a fare paying passenger.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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