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City Sightseeing San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off: 72-hour All Loops Ticket with Night Tour & Alcatraz Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy four sightseeing hop-on, hop-off routes plus tickets to Alcatraz with this super-value package
  • Plan your own San Francisco itinerary with the flexible hop-on, hop-off tour
  • While on board a local guide will share San Francisco facts and trivia
  • Hop-off to explore the sites and hop back on when you are ready
  • Visit the notorious island of Alcatraz, San Francisco’s number one attraction
  • Includes the award-winning audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily
    This tour is not available to book until 23rd August, 2016.

    Duration

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from first use.

    Start time

    The Downtown Loop: From 9:00am to 5:00pm every 30 minutes.
    Official City Tour: From 10:00am to 5:00pm every 30 minutes.
    Sausalito Loop: 10:00am - 3:00pm; every hour
    Night Tour: From 6:00pm & 7:00pm (May-Sep)
    Duration:
    The Downtown Loop: 60 minutes
    Official City Tour: 120 minutes
    Night Tour: 90 minutes
    Sausalito Loop: 60 minutes
    Alcatraz Island: Your ticket will be valid for a date and time. See the notes section for more info.

    Meeting Point

    Tickets must be exchanged before boarding the bus at 1331 Columbus Avenue (between Beach St. & North Point St.) San Francisco, CA 94133. You may board the bus from any of the stops.
    Night Tour: Departs from Fishermans Wharf - Visitor Information Center
    For Alcatraz, you must pick up your Alcatraz tickets from Fisherman’s Wharf between 9:00am and 10:00am on the day your Alcatraz tour is booked for.

    Ending Point

    For Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may leave the bus at any stop Alcatraz: Ferry back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The great value San Francisco 4-in-1 Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz Tickets combines two of the best San Francisco experiences into one. The San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour consists of 4 loops: a Downtown Tour, Sausalito Tour, Official City Tour and the San Francisco Night Tour, all via open-top buses.

    Plus, take a ferry ride to the Rock - Alcatraz Island - the notorious prison which was home to the likes of Al Capone, George “Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud.

    This fantastic 4 in 1 San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour covers the very best of the city and gives you 72 hours to explore all San Francisco has to offer. Sit back and enjoy fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus. When you get to a stop that interests you, hop-off and explore. Stops are designed to give access to the city's most popular locations.

    There are 4 routes on this tour: The Downtown Route covers the bustling Financial District, Chinatown and North Beach while the Official City tour loop takes you to all main sight of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Park and South Vista Point – with the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sausalito loop takes you over the bridge to enjoy the view and to explore charming Sausalito and you can even take a Night Tour to see San Francisco after dark!

    Cruise to the Alcatraz Island and enjoy an award-winning audio tour in the prison cell house with actual interviews with former guards and inmates to accompany.

    Download the tour route map

    Itinerary

    The fantastic San Francisco 4-in-1 Hop-On, Hop-Off and Alcatraz Tour covers the very best of the city and grants 72 hours to explore all it has to offer. With more than 36 stops covering all of San Francisco’s main attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, and Pacific Heights, this tour is perfect introduction to San Francisco.

    This tour includes 4 Hop On - Hop Off routes, which are as follows:
    • Downtown Loop
    • Official City Tour
    • Sausalito Loop
    • Night Tour

    The major highlights that fall under Downtown Loop are as follows:
    Fishermans Wharf
    North Beach - Columbus at Lombard)
    Transamerica Pyramid
    SOMA District
    Union Square
    Nob Hill West
    Chinatown
    Filbert Street Steps

    You may hop-on and off at any of the designated stops to sightsee, shop or eat.

    The major highlights that fall under Official City Tour are as follows:
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Ghirardelli SquarePalace of Fine Arts
    Golden Gate Park
    Haight/Ashbury
    City Hall
    Chinatown Gate

    You may hop-on and off at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

    The Sausalito Loop tour is as follows:
    • Fishermans Wharf
    • Lombard Street
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Sausalito
    • Lombard Street

    You may hop-on and off at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

    The Night Tour starts from the Fisherman’s Wharf. The complete tour ends after approximately 90 minutes.

    For your exciting Alcatraz tour, collect your ticket from the Fisherman’s Wharf between 9am and 10am and depart on a ferry from Pier 33. The ferry across the San Francisco Bay takes about 10 minutes. Alcatraz Island is a 25-acre island located just 1 ¼ -miles from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Upon arrival, a National Park Ranger will provide a brief welcome and orientation.

    You are then free to explore the island and the prison at your own pace. We recommend that you stop at the theatre to see the Alcatraz video following orientation. The video provides an excellent overview of what you will see. The 35-minute audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block is a real highlight. This tour is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. During the tour, you will hear stories from former inmates and prison guards as you walk through the cellblock. After the Cell Block tour, there is time to see all the sites around the island and visit the Alcatraz museum and bookshop.

    To reach the Cell House, walk from the wharf up the steep hill on old service road. The Cell House is at the top of the island. Along the way, you can stop and visit exhibits, see a variety of prison, and enjoy the views.

    Another option is to walk along the Agave Trail. The trail begins near the ferryboat landing on the east side of Alcatraz Island and continues to the southern tip of the island. The Agave Trail passes through a protected bird sanctuary and features beautiful plants and flowers. This trail offers fabulous views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

    You can stay as long as you wish on Alcatraz. Ferries back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 72 hours hop-on hop-off ticket operating Downtown, Official City, Sausalito and Night Loops
    • Cruise to Alcatraz
    • Audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block

    Exclusions

    • Meals and Beverages
    • Hotel transfers
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Your ticket is not open dated. The date you enter at the time of booking will be the date your Alcatraz reservations are made for.

    We cannot guarantee tickets for any particular time. You need to go to the local activity operator’s office at Fisherman’s Wharf between 09:00am and 10:00am on the day of your visit to collect your tickets which will have a fixed time on them. (Regrettably we are unable to honor special requests for specific times).

    Please confirm the Alcatraz tour by calling the local operator the day before the tour. Alcatraz tickets MUST be picked up between 9am and 10am, departure time will be given upon picking up the tickets.

    Vouchers must be redeemed with City Sightseeing at 1331 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (between Beach Street & North Point Street)

    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.

    Please bring a government-issued photo ID on the day of your tour.

    San Francisco is a functioning city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends.

    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.Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus but the buses are not equipped with ramps and therefore passengers would need to walk up 2 steps.
  • Reviews
    • Good Tour

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      MRS RUTH WRIGHT
    • "San Fran-Tastic"

      The Hop On Hop Off tour of San Francisco & Alcatraz is definitely worth while. The tour takes in all of the main attraction areas with fun & informative guides. The only thing...

      John Bedson
    • best way to see all that san fran has to offer

      excellent routes, night route definitely worth a spin, well worth it...

      alfie walsh
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