Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour information and booking

from
$30
Duration
Varies
Departs from
Route starts at San Francisco Visitor Center; however you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any of the stops
Returns to
Last bus for full loop departs San Francisco Visitor Center at 6pm (terminates at 8pm)
Time of departure
9am - 6pmBuses depart approximately every 10-30 minutes. Delays possible due to heavy trafficNo Night Tour on December 25
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Tour description provided by Viator

See San Francisco's most famous sights aboard a double-decker Big Bus that loops around the city. This 24-hour pass makes it easy for you to check out Union Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Pier 39, among other big-name attractions, at your own pace. Simply hop on and off the bus at nearly 20 designated stops. Want more? Big Bus includes walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach and Barbary Coast, three of the city's most popular areas. Upgrade to a 48-hour bus pass to also include a panoramic night bus tour, Sausalito trolley tour and the 7D Experience at Pier 39.

San Francisco packs a lot of fun into just 47 square miles: eclectic architecture, renowned museums, top-notch restaurants, and pier-side attractions. One of the best ways to see these sights, and more, is on an open-top Big Bus that allows you to discover the City by the Bay at your own pace.

Start at the San Francisco Visitor Center or hop on at any stop along the route to redeem your voucher (see Itinerary for full list of stops). Set out on board your open-top, double-decker bus to soak up panoramic views of San Francisco including Union Square, the Palace of Fine Arts, Pier 39, Lombard Street and the Haight-Ashbury area.

Capture amazing photos as you listen to your engaging guide share fascinating facts and anecdotes about the city. You can remain on board for the approximate 2.5-hour loop, or hop on and off at any of the nearly 20 stops to set out on your own sightseeing adventure.

If you don't know where to start, take advantage of included walking tours that give you a more intimate look at celebrated San Francisco neighborhoods. During the 1.5-hour Chinatown walking tour, see the majestic Chinatown Gate, walk around the markets, visit a fortune cookie factory, and check out the best places for dim sum, tea and herbs.

Just a few blocks from Chinatown, you'll discover
San Francisco's 'Little Italy' on the 1-hour North Beach tour. Stroll past landmarks such as Washington Square Park and Saints Peter and Paul Church as you learn the history of the neighborhood.

Lose yourself in the drama of the 1-hour Barbary Coast tour, featuring tales of bandits, vigilantes and writers such as Mark Twain and Jack London who once hung out in this formerly illicit neighborhood.

End your hop-on hop-off bus tour at any stop along the route. The 24-hour pass is valid from the first time you use it. Need more time to explore? Upgrade to a 48-hour pass for more sights and more perks including a nighttime bus tour, Sausalito trolley tour and 7D Experience at Pier 39 (see Itinerary for details).

Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ link below to see a map of the hop-on hop-off bus routes.

What's included

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live english-speaking guide
  • Recorded commentary
  • 3 walking tours
  • Night bus tour (with 48-hour dynamite ticket only)
  • Sausalitio trolley tour (with 48-hour dynamite ticket only)
  • 7d experience at pier 39 (with 48-hour dynamite ticket only)

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees