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2 Day San Francisco Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • The perfect introduction to the City by the Bay
  • Create your own customized San Francisco sightseeing itinerary
  • This super-value combo includes 20 great stops, the Sausalito Loop and a night tour
  • Frequent departures so you don′t waste time waiting for buses
  • Bonus of three FREE walking tours
  • On-board commentary makes sure you don′t miss a thing
  • Stunning views and photo-opportunities
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Ticket is valid for 2 Day

    Start time

    Operating Hours:
    Hop-on, Hop-off: Buses depart between 9:00am to 6:00pm; every 10-30 minutes.
    Night Tour:Departs at 6:30pm & 7:30pm
    Sausalito Loop: Trolleys depart from Fisherman’s Wharf at 9:00am, 9:30am, 9:45am, and from Bunker Road at 10:00am. After that they depart every 30 minutes from Bunker Road till 6:00pm (the last trolley of the day)
    Chinatown Walk: Departs at 11:00am and 3:00pm
    North Beach Walk: Departs at 12:30pm and 4:30pm
    Barbary Coast Walk: Departs at 12:00pm and 4:00pm
    Hop-on, Hop-off: A full loop takes around 2.5 hours
    Night Tour: Approx. 2 hours
    Sausalito Loop: Approx. 30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    The suggested starting point for the bus tour is the Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf.
    Alternatively, you can join the tour at any of the stops along the route
    San Francisco Night Tour: Begins from 99 Jefferson Street Fisherman’s Wharf.
    Sausalito Loop: Trolleys depart from Fisherman’s Wharf OR from Bunker Road.
    Chinatown Walk: Starts at Stop 6: Union Square South
    North Beach Walk: Starts at Stop 3
    Barbary Coast Walk: Starts at Stop 4

    Ending Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off: You can leave the tour at any of the stops.
    Chinatown Walk: Finishes at North Beach, Little Italy.
    North Beach Walk: Finishes at Washington Square.
    Barbary Coast Walk: Finishes at Stop 4.
    Night Tour: Ends at 99 Jefferson Street Fisherman’s Wharf or Union Square.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the many wonders of San Francisco on this fun, flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel in an open-top double-decker and see stunning views of all the famous landmarks from Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman’s Wharf and the picturesque “painted ladies” overlooking Alamo Square.

    Relax and listen to your English-speaking guide or recorded commentary in choice of 10 languages. The route has 20 stops, each one at a key point of interest. Jump on and off the bus at will to see the sights or to catch a bite to eat. It’s your call!

    And that’s not all. Your super-value 2 Day bus ticket also includes free walking tours of three fascinating neighborhoods –Chinatown, North Beach and Barbary Coast – plus a 2-hour Panoramic Night Tour and a delightful return trolley tour to charming Sausalito.

    Whether it’s your first time in San Francisco or you have lived here all your life, you are guaranteed to discover something new and interesting. Newcomers can also ask the guide to recommend eateries or good places to visit.

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    Explore the City by the Bay at your own pace with a fun, flexible Big Bus Tours - 2 Day Ticket. Your great-value package also includes three free walking tours, a panoramic night tour and the scenic Sausalito Loop.

    From the vantage point of a double-decker bus you get great views of the stunning attractions of San Francisco, such as the Golden Gate Bridge.

    While you take in the sights, an experienced guide will provide you with an entertaining commentary in English. Or you can listen to a recorded commentary in a choice of 10 languages.

    The hop-on, hop-off facility lets you explore all the sights at your leisure. There are 20 locations where you can get off the bus to visit attractions and monuments.

    Hop-on Hop-Off Stops Include:
    1. Fisherman’s Wharf - Mason at Jefferson Street
    2. Fisherman’s Wharf - Taylor at Beach Street
    3. Washington Square - Columbus at Union Street, southwest corner
    4. Financial District - Clay and Battery, northeast corner
    5. Union Square, across from Macys
    6. Hilton Hotel - Mason Street at corner of Ellis
    7. Civic Center - Asian Art Museum, on Larkin Street
    8. Fulton Street at Inn at the Opera on Fulton at Franklin Street
    9. Alamo Square - Fell Street at the corner of Divisadero
    10. Haight and Ashbury - Stanyan and Haight Street, across from McDonalds
    11. Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse in front of the Academy of Sciences
    12. Golden Gate Bridge - South Vista Point
    13. Golden Gate Bridge - North Vista Point
    14. Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson at Francisco Street
    15. Lombard and Filmore Street, southwest corner
    16. Lombard and Gough Street, southeast corner
    17. Union Square - Post Street at Powell, in front of Westin St. Francis
    18. Gates to Chinatown - Grant at Bush Street, in front of the Triton Hotel
    19. Steuart Street, in front of Harbor Court Hotel
    20. Pier 39

    With this flexible tour you can leave and re-board the buses at your own convenience within the 2 Day validity period of your ticket. Of course, you are also welcome to remain on the bus for the whole of the tour if you wish. The full loop takes 2.5 hours.

    Sausalito Loop:
    Visit the picturesque waterfront community of Sausalito. A short ride from the Golden Gate Bridge will take you down into the enchanted seaside village.

    Trolleys depart from Fisherman’s Wharf at 9:00am, 9:30am, 9:45am, and from Bunker Road 10:00am to 6:00pm. The day tour connects to the Sausalito loop at Bunker Road (right after Stop 13 at North Vista Point)

    Discover distinctive boutiques, wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries. Dine with spectacular views of the bay, relax in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint Mediterranean-style town.

    The full loop takes 30-minutes if you do not get off the bus. There are 3 stops: Bunker Road, Horseshoe Bay and Downtown Sausalito.

    San Francisco Night Tour:
    The 2-hour Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco begins from 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf, taking you through Union Street to the Presidio, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    The tour climbs historic Nob Hill for a close up view of magnificent Grace Cathedral before crossing the Bay Bridge for picturesque views of the city skyline from Treasure Island. Heading back into the city, the tour continues along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco. The tour ends at Fisherman’s Wharf or you can arrange to be dropped off at Union Square.

    Free Walking Tours: A qualified guide will lead you on a delightful stroll through one of San Francisco's famous areas and provide special insights into the local history and culture.

    Chinatown Walk:
    Hop off the bus at Union Square South for a guided walk through the world famous San Francisco Chinatown. See the magnificent gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. You will be shown the best places for authentic Chinese tea, dim sum, herbs and the fascinating fortune cookie factory.

    The Chinatown walk starts at Stop 6:00am Union Square South and is available twice a day at 11:00am and 3:00pm. The walk lasts approximately 1.5 hours and finishes at North Beach, Little Italy.

    North Beach Walk:
    Join us at North Beach, Little Italy for a historic tour of San Francisco’s eclectic North Beach district. This guided journey through Little Italy will open your eyes to the splendor of Washington Square, the incredible St Peter and Paul Church, and will provide a taste of the bohemian lifestyle that inspired so many gifted San Franciscans of previous generations.

    The North Beach walk starts at Stop 3 and is available twice a day: at 12:30pm and 4:30pm. The walk lasts approximately 1 hour and finishes at Washington Square.

    Barbary Coast Walk:
    Enjoy a walk through what used to be San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast. The tour takes you through a nine-block radius of what was once the haunt of the low and vile. Hear about San Francisco’s small beginnings, its boom-town growth (California Gold Rush) and the end of The Barbary Coast due to the Red Light Abatement Act.

    Your guide will take you through the present Financial District allowing you to see remnants of the past such as an old ship mast, passageways used for Shanghaiing and the hang outs of famous literary writers Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, and Frank Norris.

    The walk starts and finishes at Stop 4 and lasts for 1 hour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 2 Day bus ticket (unlimited use during operational hours)
    • English-speaking guide
    • Recorded commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese)
    • 2-hour Panoramic Night Tour
    • 30-minute Sausalito Loop (3 stops)
    • 3 Free walking tours of San Francisco neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach, and the Barbary Coast
    • 1 hour bike rental FREE (with purchase of 1 hour)
    • Admission to 7D Experience at Pier 39


    • Meals and Beverages
    • Admission to attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver

    A Child Ticket should be purchased for anyone aged 5-15 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

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

    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.
  • Reviews
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      Lucia, , 27/Feb/2017
    • Best tour in town

      Jacob was a great tour guide that was very knowledgeable...

      Jeff Raber, United States, 26/Mar/2017
    • Very good experiences!

      Very convenient pick up stops and covers most fun places. Drivers and tour guys were all very nice and friendly!...

      Ping Wang, United States, 07/Apr/2017
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