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What To Expect
This unique city tour stops at 20 key points of interest all around spectacular San Francisco. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views atop an open air bus. Hop on or hop off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city.
You have the opportunity to hop on and off the bus at many places of interest; to explore, visit attractions or to take refreshment before hopping back on board to continue your journey. You have the choice of a personal recorded commentary or an entertaining live commentary.
The main highlight is the journey over the fabled Golden Gate Bridge and the stunning views back across San Francisco Bay from Vista Point. Bring your camera to help capture some memorable moments!
Hop on board Big Bus Tours' sightseeing tour of the "City by the Bay" to experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks and delve into its fascinating history. You can explore San Francisco's famous landmarks; from the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf. This really is the best way to discover all that San Francisco has to offer. Our unique city tour stops at 20 key points of interest all around spectacular San Francisco. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views atop an open air bus. Hop on or Hop off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city.
The 48-Hour Ticket covers all of San Francisco from day to night, and you can even bike the Golden Gate Bridge. In addition to the day tour you can experience the quaint artist town of Sausalito. Amazing views of Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe bay on the Sausalito tour are the perfect addition to your photo collection. Once you have finished Sausalito you can venture to Pier 39 and discover an interactive 7D experience or make your way along the Golden Gate Bridge via bicycle!No San Francisco experience is complete without seeing the city illuminated at night. The 2 hour night tour will whisk you by the bright City Hall, show you view of the white lights on the new Bay Bridge and has a marvelous scape of the San Francisco skyline from Treasure Island.
The 72-Hour Ticket gives you a glimpse of San Francisco from day to night. Get also the chance to bike over the Golden Gate Bridge. Aside from the day tour, you can experience the quaint artist town of Sausalito. See also great views of Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe bay on the Sausalito tour. Once you have finished Sausalito you can venture to Pier 39 and discover an interactive 7D experience or make your way along the Golden Gate Bridge via bicycle! Included also in this ticket is the 2 hour night tour, which will whisk you by the bright City Hall, show you view of the white lights on the new Bay Bridge and has a marvelous scape of the San Francisco skyline from Treasure Island. You will also gain free entrance to Aquarium of the Bay.
See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. Our qualified tour guides will take you to the best places for authentic Chinese tea, Dim Sum, herbs and the fascinating fortune cookie factory.
Departs daily from Stop 4 at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30, ends at Stop 4.
From Washington Square Park to the incredible St. Peter & Paul Church, the tour will leave you with a taste of the bohemian lifestyle that inspired so many of the artistically gifted San Franciscans of previous generations.
Departs daily from Stop 3 at 11:00 and 15:00, ends at Stop 3.
Hear 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. The walk will take you through the present Financial District and Jackson Square Historic District.
Departs from Stop 4 at 12:00 and 16:00, ends at Stop 4.
Free Sausalito Tour - for the 1 day and 2 day ticket options only (30 minutes)
Visit the picturesque waterfront community of Sausalito. A short ride from the Golden Gate Bridge will take you down into the enchanted seaside village. Discover distinctive boutiques, wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries.
Trolleys will depart from the Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf daily at 9:00, 9:30, and 9:45 for guests who wish to start the loop prior to the scheduled 10:00 departure from Bunker Road (Stop 1 on the Sausalito Tour).
Our day tour route will connect to our Sausalito Tour at Bunker Road (Right after Stop 13 at North Vista Point).
Panoramic Night Tour: - for the 2 day and 3 day ticket options only (2 hours)
Explore the city by night on Panoramic Night Tour. The tour departs every day from Stop 1 at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf. The two hour tour, (no hop on hop off), features live guides in English who will take you on a captivating ride through the city.
Departs daily from Stop 1 at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf. Tour runs from 18:30 to 20:00 from April to September, and 19:30 to 20:00 from October to March.
Experience the thrill of a roller coaster and the excitement of an interactive shooting gallery - all without leaving your seat in our state of the art digital theater with surround sound, 3D effects and the newest in laser technology.
Frequency: 10 to 20 minutes (depending on the season*)
Loop Duration: 2.5 hours
Ticket validity: 6 months after purchase date
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
FREE 1-hour bike rental (with 1 hour purchase)
Players Grill & Arcade - Drink and Game Tokens
FREE Panoramic Night Tour* (2 day and 3 day tickets only)
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
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.
*During the summer time and usually through October, buses are on a 10-minute schedule. During the winter, the interval is spread out but it never exceeds 20 minutes.
Ticket is valid 6 months after purchase date.
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2 hours and 30 minutes
2 days / 1 night