San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore San Francisco's best landmarks on a Big Bus open-top double-decker. Immerse yourself in the city's history and visit sights like Fisherman's Wharf, Museum of Modern Art, Embarcadero, and more.

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  • Enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco and listen to captivating commentary
  • Hop off and on at any stop including Fisherman's Wharf and its famous museums
  • Explore Alamo Square and get up close to the famous 'Painted Ladies' houses
  • Ride along to the Golden Gate Bridge or explore the redwood trees of Muir Woods
  • Learn about the imposing Alcatraz prison and infamous prisoners


Experience the best that the City by the Bay has to offer with the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off tour. This digitally-narrated tour takes you to the city's must-see landmarks and iconic attractions, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience of San Francisco. Hop aboard the bus and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, a true San Francisco icon. As you cross the bridge, take in the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the surrounding hills. This is a photo-opportunity not to be missed! As the tour continues, venture into the heart of the city and visit Union Square, the bustling shopping district. Here, you'll find an array of designer boutiques, high-end department stores, and trendy restaurants. Union Square is also home to the famous cable car turnaround, where you'll see the iconic cable cars in action. The tour also takes you through the historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the birthplace of the hippie movement. As you walk through the streets, you'll be transported back to the 1960s, with colorful Victorian houses, vintage clothing stores, and murals celebrating the Summer of Love. No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Take in the sights and sounds of this famous waterfront district, where you can sample fresh seafood, browse local shops, and watch the sea lions basking in the sun. From here, you can also catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island or take a cruise around the bay. With the Big Bus tour, you have the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the 20 stops along the route, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace. And with buses running every 10-15 minutes, you won’t have to wait long to continue your adventure. So whether you want to spend more time shopping in Union Square or exploring the Golden Gate Park, the Big Bus tour has got you covered. Complete your SF experience with a half-day guided bus tour to Muir Woods. See the redwoods up close and personal, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the seaside town of Sausalito on the way back.


Unlimited hop-on and hop-off access for the duration of the ticket 1 or 2-day ticket Engaging digital commentary in multiple languages Souvenir earbuds Chinatown guided walking tour (if option selected) USS Pampanito WWII submarine admission (if option selected) Blazing Saddles offer - rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free (if option selected)

Important Information

  • The first tour of the day departs from Stop #1 – Big Bus Tours Visitors Center at 10:00 AM with the last tour of the day departing at 5:00 PM. Headphones will be provided upon arrival, however, feel free to use your own.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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