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    Big Bus Tour San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off + Alcatraz tickets

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?


    • Duration

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1-day or 2-days
      Chinatown walking tour: 1 hour
      Walking tour: Approx. 4 hours (90-minute guided tour plus Alcatraz visit)

    • Start time

      Hop-on, Hop-off: 10am to 6pm, every 15 minutes
      Chinatown Walking Tour: 1 pm
      Walking tour: 9:30am

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-on, Hop-off: Board the bus at any of the designated stops. The first stop is Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitors' Center.
      Chinatown Walking Tour: Make your way to Stop 2 (North Beach/Washington Sq.)
      Walking tour: Make your way to the corner across the street from the Buena Vista Cafe located at 2765 Hyde St

    • Ending Point

       Hop-On, Hop-Off: You can hop off the bus at any of the stops.

    Key Highlights

    • Experience vibrant San Francisco with this combo tour of Fisherman's Wharf and Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
    • Create your own customized San Francisco itinerary with this flexible bus tour
    • See the best of the City by The Bay over by hopping off at multiple well-placed stops
    • Enjoy on-board commentary and stunning photo opportunities on the tour
    • Get up close with top attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Little Italy, and more
    • Explore historic Fisherman's Wharf, indulging in fresh seafood and artisanal treats
    • Journey to Alcatraz, uncovering its intriguing history with an immersive audio tour
    • Immerse in the sights, sounds, and flavours of the waterfront with knowledgeable guides
    • Unravel the mysteries of Alcatraz's notorious inmates with an exclusive ticket
    • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted!


    Experience the best of San Francisco with the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and Alcatraz tickets bundle. This convenient offer saves you the hassle of multiple bookings, allowing you to explore city landmarks at your own pace and visit the infamous Alcatraz prison. Enjoy a seamless adventure with easy access to top attractions.

    Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off:

    Experience the best of San Francisco with the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour! Hop on and off as you wish and personalize your sightseeing experience by visiting the attractions of your choice over 1 day or 2 days. While you take in the sights, you can listen to a recorded commentary in multiple languages.

    You can choose from three ticket options:

    • Discover Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
    • Essential Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
    • Explore Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour + USS Pampanito General Admission+ Guided Walking Tour + Bike Rental Offer+ Choice of entry to The Flyer or 7D Experience

    Some of the major attractions covered:

    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Treasure Island
    • Fishermen's Chapel
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • Union Square
    • Chinatown
    • Washington Square
    • North Beach, Little Italy

    …. And more

    Fisherman Wharf Walking Tour with Alcatraz Ticket:

    Discover the vibrant spirit of San Francisco on a Fisherman's Wharf walking tour, paired with an exclusive Alcatraz ticket. Explore the historic Fisherman's Wharf, immersing yourself in its sights, sounds, and flavours. Sample fresh seafood, iconic clam chowder, and artisanal treats as knowledgeable guides share tales of the area's maritime history. Then, journey to Alcatraz, the infamous former prison in the bay. With an inclusive ticket, embark on an immersive audio tour, unravelling the mysteries of its notorious inmates.


    Hop-On, Hop-Off:

    • 1-day, or 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket (as per the option selected)
    • Pre-recorded commentary on the bus in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
    • USS Pampanito admission (with Explore ticket)
    • Bike Rental( With Explore ticket)
    • Choice of entry to The Flyer or the 7D Experience at Pier 39

    Walking Tour: 
    • Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
    • Local guide
    • Cruise to Alcatraz
    • Alcatraz Tickets
    • Self-guided tour of the Alcatraz Island


    Hop-On, Hop-Off:

    • Admission to attractions

    Walking Tour: 
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel transfers

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    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared with customers within 24 hours of booking.

    The date you choose is valid for the attraction ticket. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 14 days from or before the date chosen

    Hop-On, Hop-Off:

    Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

    San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available once you board the bus.

    Pampanito or Blazing Saddles (Explore ticket): To make your choice, please speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member when you redeem your ticket on-street.

    Walking Tour: 

    Please arrive at the pickup point 20 minutes prior to the departure time to avoid any last minute rush.

    Please note this tour involves a lot of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes. It is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

    Customer Reviews

    • Stella Nojiri


      United States 05/21/2018
    • Margaret Butler
      Great tour experience.

      I liked the tours with live tour guides rather than the audio tour. Regardless, we had a good experience. Big Bus made good use of our time by running enough buses to minimize...

      United States 09/21/2017
    • Pietro Orizio


      Italy 08/17/2017

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