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San Francisco Hop-on, Hop-off Tour with Alcatraz, Sausalito, Night Tour and more!

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Key Highlights

  • This super-saver combo includes a hop-on, hop-off bus ticket, a tour of the infamous Alcatraz, various walking tours, a night tour and more!
  • Customize your San Francisco itinerary as you wish and enjoy 2 days of thrilling sightseeing
  • Visit the infamous Alcatraz Prison, home to Al Capone, a notorious American gangster
  • Visit San Francisco’s top attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Pier 39 and Lombard Street
  • Enjoy added extras including a night time bus tour, Sausalito trolley tour and a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay
  • Explore San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods with walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach and the Barbary Coast
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    This tour is not available to book until 12th August, 2016.


    48 hours

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off tours
    Red Route: Buses depart from 9am; every 10-20 minutes
    Please ask a member of Big Bus staff for last bus times, as these vary. Green Route (Sausalito Tour): The trolley departs at 10:15am
    Night tour: There are 3 night tours every day at 6:30pm, 7pm & 7:30pm, departing from the visitor center at Fisherman's Wharf (Stop 1):
    Chinatown Walk: 10am and 2pm; lasting approximately 1.5 hours
    North Beach Walk: 4pm, lasting approximately 1 hour
    Barbary Coast Walk: 12pm, lasting approximately 1 hour
    Acatraz Tour: Departs between 8:45am and 6:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Please redeem your booking voucher at Big Bus Office at Fisherman’s Wharf at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco CA 94133 – at the corner of Mason Street.
    San Francisco Night Tour: Starts at Visitor point (Stop 1); please arrive 20 - 30 minutes before your preferred tour.
    Sausalito tour: Starts from Vista Point
    Chinatown Walk: starts at Stop 6
    North Beach Walk: starts at Stop 3
    Barbary Coast Walk: starts and finishes at Stop 4

    To receive your Alcatraz Ticket you must check in at the Big Bus Tour Office at least one day prior to your Alcatraz tour date or before 9:00am on the date of your Alcatraz tour. Big Bus will provide you with your hop-on hop-off tickets as well as an Alcatraz voucher that must be redeemed at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Big Bus Tour Office is open Daily from 8am – 8pm.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Enjoy a truly delightful and comprehensive tour of San Francisco with this super-saver Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket which also includes a visit to the infamous Alcatraz prison!

    See all of San Francisco’s top tourist attractions by bus and on foot. Take a ferry ride to the famous Alcatraz Island, a trolley tour of Sausalito, and hop-on and off the bus at as many stops as you like. Plus, enjoy extra walking tours covering 3 popular areas in San Francisco. Admire San Francisco by night on an evening city tour and see iconic destinations including the Golden Gate Bridge, Grace Cathedral and Bay Bridge all with this great-value ticket.

    This package also includes entry to the Aquarium of the Bay where you will witness the diverse and prolific marine life first-hand in San Francisco Bay.

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    Your Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo can begin at any stop along the bus route. Your bus ticket is valid for two days, within which you can hop-on and hop-off at whatever stop you like.

    See San Francisco’s top tourist attractions on a 2.5 hours loop and admire the sights while listening to the on-board commentary. Hop off at any stop to explore a neighbourhood or attraction that strikes your fancy. The bus routes include Haight-Ashbury, the Palace of Fine Arts, Union Square, Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge or the crooked path of Lombard Street.

    Alcatraz Ticket:

    This ticket also includes a cruise to the infamous prison of Alcatraz considered the ‘prison of American prisons’. Alcatraz was once the home of gangster Al Capone and other notorious inmates.

    Cross the bay on a ferry from Pier 33 to visit Alcatraz prison on your own. Stay for as long as you like and purchase an audio guide for a more immersive experience. The audio tour will give you a feel of the actual Alcatraz experience as you listen to what actual prisoners and guides have to say about their lives on the island. While on the island, explore the beautiful gardens and see some of the birds and marine life that call Alcatraz home.

    San Francisco Night Tour:

    Take in the sights of the city after dark with this two hour night tour of San Francisco offering fantastic photo opportunities of the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline by night.

    Starting from Fisherman's Wharf, the night tour of San Francisco takes you through Union Street to the Presidio for spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, before climbing historic Nob Hill for a magnificent close up of Grace Cathedral. The tour then makes its way across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island for picturesque views of the city skyline. Back in the city, the tour concludes along the Embarcadero for a pretty view of the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco.

    Sausalito Tour:

    The Big Bus trolley will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge and into the enchanted seaside village of Sausalito. Explore the distinctive boutiques, a wide array of restaurants and cafes and unique art galleries. Dine with spectacular views of the bay, spend some leisurely time in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint Mediterranean town.

    Walking tours:
    3 guided walking tours in San Francisco’s popular areas are also included in this ticket. Each tour is led by a qualified guide, who will give insight into the area’s history and culture, and ensure you make the most of your trip to San Francisco.

    Chinatown Walk Hop-off the tour bus at Union Square South for a guided walk through San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, where you’ll see the magnificent Chinatown gates, bustling marketplace and much more. Experience the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture, as our qualified tour guide takes you to the best places for authentic Chinese tea, dim sum, herbs, and the fascinating fortune cookie factory.

    North Beach Walk Join us at Little Italy for a historic tour of San Francisco’s eclectic North Beach district, featuring the wonderful Washington Square and the stunning St. Peter and Paul Church. Our guides reveal San Francisco’s bohemian side, as they talk you through the highlights of Little Italy.

    Barbary Coast Walk
    Take a stroll through what once was San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast, this tour covers a nine-block radius of the city’s humble beginnings. Our qualified guides will talk you through San Francisco’s origins, its massive growth during the California Gold Rush and the demise of the Barbary Coast following the Red Light Abatement Act.
    The walk will take you through the present Financial District, where you’ll see remnants of the past such as an old ship mast, passageways used for Shanghaiing and the hang-outs of famous literary writers including Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, and Frank Norris.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Ticket
    • English Live Guide
    • Alcatraz Ferry and Island Tour
    • Panoramic Open Top Night Tour
    • Sausalito Trolley Tour
    • Voucher for Players Grill & Arcade - Pint and Play
    • FREE 1 Hour Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour
    • Three Free Walking Tours
    • Recorded Commentary in Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish


    • Meals
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Once your date is confirmed, exchange your confirmation voucher for the bus and Alcatraz ticket at Big Bus Visitor Centre at 99 Jefferson Street, 1 or 2 days before your Alcatraz tour date.

    Book your tickets online a minimum of 5 days in advance to guarantee entry to Alcatraz. You will be unable to book and gain entry on the day

    Voucher information : You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.