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What To Expect
With this combo package, see all of San Francisco's top sights and attractions in 2-3 days. Ride the open top double decker bus for 2 days, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city. Learn about the North Beach, Chinatown, and Barbary Coast neighborhoods with a personal tour guide as they take you on a walking tour through these three historical districts. See beautiful San Francisco lit up at night on a scenic Panoramic Night Tour. Cruise across the bay to the infamous prison known today as the Rock. Take the Trolley down to the quaint town of Sausalito. All in one product just for you!
See the infamous prison that Al Capone and the Birdman once called "home." You will start your adventure at Pier 33 where you will be transported by boat to the Alcatraz Prison.
Once at the prison, you will receive a self-guided audio tour which is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. The audio tour will bring the prison story to life as you listen to what it was like on Alcatraz from actual inmates and guides who lived and worked on the island.
While on the island, you can also explore the beautiful gardens and see some of the birds and marine life that call Alcatraz home.
Then experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views atop an open air bus. Hop on and off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city with the choice of a personal recorded commentary (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese) or an entertaining live commentary (English only).
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. Dine with spectacular views of the bay, relax in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint Mediterranean town.
This 30-minute loop includes 3 stops: Bunker Road, Horseshoe Bay, Downtown Sausalito
Sausalito Departure Points and Times Schedule:
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 (Stop1 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)
A guide will lead you on a delightful stroll through one of San Francisco's famous areas. Along the way you will get a special insight into the area's history and culture.
This tour takes you through the world famous historic neighborhood. See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. Our guides will take you to the best places for authentic Chinese tea, Dim Sum, herbs and the fascinating fortune cookie factory. This 1 hour and 30 minute walking tour departs daily from Stop 5 at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 and ends Stop 4.
North Beach Walk
This will take you on a journey through the eclectic Little Italy district. From Washington Square Park to the incredible St. Peter and 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. This 1 hour walking tour departs daily from Stop 3 at 11:00 and 15:00 and ends at Stop 3.
Barbary Coast Walk
Discover a nine block radius of what was once the haunt of the low and vile. 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, allowing you to see remnants of the past and the hang outs of famous literary writers Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, and Frank Norris all while hearing stories of Vigilantes, Bandits, Shanghaiing Crimps and more. This 1 hour walking tour departs from Stop 5 at 12:00 and 16:00, and ends at Stop 4.
Frequency: 10 to 20 minutes (depending on the season*)
Loop Duration: 2.5 hours
Boat ride to Alcatraz
Entry & Audio tour at Alcatraz
48-hour hop on hop off ticket
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 Panoramic Night Tour*
FREE Sausalito Trolley Tour
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
The afternoon visit to Alcatraz can only be taken on the date you enter on the booking form.
Bookings must be made at least 6 days in advance.
The visit to Alcatraz will be in the afternoon. The exact time of the tour can only be advised upon redeeming your ticket.
Guest must come to Big Bus Visitor Center one day prior to their tour date OR at 9:00 AM on the date of their tour to receive their Alcatraz Tour Time and Tickets.
The Alcatraz tour takes about 2 to 2.5 hours.
The hop on hop off ticket does not need to be redeemed the same day as the Alcatraz tour.
*The Panoramic Night Tour departs daily at 19:00, 19:30 and 20:00 from May to September and 18:30 and 19:00 from October to April.
To claim the 2nd hour free bike rental offer, customers must present their bus ticket at any Blazing Saddles location in Fisherman's Wharf.
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.
Every other bus has a live guide on board narrating the tour. The ones in between have headphones with pre-recorded audio commentary.
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.
Guests will receive a confirmation email from Big Bus Tours after booking, your Alcatraz Ticket is not confirmed until you receive the confirmation email.
The following information per participant will be required upon booking:
Full name as indicated on passport
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