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City Sightseeing San Francisco: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, Night Tour and Top Attraction Tickets

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Key Highlights

  • Plan your own San Francisco itinerary with this comprehensive hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Four routes and over 40 stops cover the major San Francisco attractions
  • Hop-off to explore the sites and hop back on when you are ready
  • Take a night tour to see the city after dark!
  • While on board a local guide will share San Francisco facts and trivia
  • Choose from exciting attractions like Muir Woods Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Bay Cruise, Madame Tussauds and Walt Disney Museum
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 48 or 72 hours from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
    Downtown Tour: Buses depart between 9am and 5pm, every 30 minutes. Full loop takes 75 minutes.
    Official City Tour: Buses depart between 9am and 5pm, every 15-30 minutes. Full loop takes 2 hours.
    Sausalito Tour: Buses depart between 9:30am and 4:30pm, every 30 mins. Full loop takes 60 minutes.

    Night Tour: Bus departs at 6pm and and additionally at 7pm from 1 May to 30 August.

    Attractions have varying hours

    Meeting Point

    Tickets must be exchanged before boarding the bus at 1331 Columbus Avenue (between Beach St. & North Point St.) San Francisco, CA 94133.

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may board the bus from any of the stops.

    Night Tour: The tour starts from Fisherman's Wharf.

    Ending Point

    You may end the tour at any stop

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Experience all that San Francisco can offer with this comprehensive hop-on, hop-off tour that also includes entrance ticket to some of its popular attractions. Arguably the most progressive and beautiful city in the United States of America, San Francisco is an amalgamation of sights, scenery and food.

    The 40+ stops cover the length and breadth of the city. The red, open-topped City Sightseeing buses operate on three routes – Downtown Tour, Official City Tour and Sausalito Tour. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket also includes a night tour!

    Your ticket comes with a validity of 48 and 72 hours. Along with the hop-on, hop-off ticket, you will get additional tickets for top attractions in San Francisco. You have the option to choose three attractions with your 48-hour ticket and four attractions if you opt for the 72-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket.

    Download the tour route map

    Itinerary

    With the San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, explore San Francisco with all its major attractions. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightsee, shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along. You can choose between a 48-hour and a 72-hour ticket.

    The hop-on, hop-off buses operate on three routes - Downtown Tour, Official City Tour and Sausalito Tour, and also includes a Night Tour. Some of the major attractions that fall in each route are as follows:

    Downtown Tour: It covers the most exciting areas in San Francisco. Some of the highlights include:

    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Ferry Building
    • Union Square
    • Chinatown
    • North Beach

    Official City Tour: See the most iconic sites of San Francisco and a lot more on this route. The highlights include:

    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Golden Gate Park
    • Ghirardelli Square
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • Fort Point
    • Crissy Field

    Sausalito Tour: This route takes you over the bridge to enjoy the view and to explore charming Sausalito. Major highlights include:

    • Lombard Street
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Sausalito
    • Lombard Street

    Please refer to the map for complete list of stops. You may end the tour at any of the stops.

    Night Tour:

    Take a tour of the most vibrant neighborhoods of San Francisco with this guided 90-minute tour. See the major and popular sites such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Financial District, the Embarcadero, Chinatown, North Beach, and Nob Hill. This San Francisco night tour also includes two brief walking tours around Nob Hill and the Embarcadero for exciting photo opportunities.

    Your San Francisco hop-on, hop-off ticket also includes entrance tickets to some of San Francisco’s popular attractions. You can choose 3 attractions with your 48-hour ticket whereas 4 attractions with your 72-hour ticket. The attractions include:

    - California Academy of Sciences
    - San Francisco Bay Cruise
    - Sausalito Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    - Muir Woods Tour (from Sausalito)
    - Aquarium of the Bay
    - San Francisco Night Tour
    - Rocket Boat
    - 30 minute GoCar Tour
    - 3 Hour Bike Rental
    - Angel Island Ferry or Tiburon Ferry
    - Chinatown Walking Tour
    - Walt Disney Family Museum
    - Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    - SF Giants AT&T Park Tour
    - SF MOMA
    - San Francisco Dungeon
    - Madame Tussauds
    - De Young Museum
    - Legion of Honor
    - 7D Experience
    - Exploratorium
    - Sausalito Ferry
    - Airport Shuttle (outbound)
    - Escape from the Rock

    Please specify which attractions you want when redeeming your tour voucher.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 48-hour/72-hour hop-on hop-off ticket (as per option chosen)
    • Live commentary in English
    • Night Tour
    • Choice of 3 attractions (with 48-hour ticket)
    • Choice of 4 attractions (with 72-hour ticket)

    Exclusions

    • Personal purchases
    • Gratuities
    • Muir Woods Entrance Fees (USD $10 per adult, kids free)
  • 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.

    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

    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.

    You do not have to pre-select the additional attractions upon booking the package; you will receive the Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket and choose additional attractions upon redeeming the voucher.

    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.

  • reviews
    • One of the best tours!

      I'm very happy with this choice and most likely will choose Isango! again :)...

      Ioan Dubovan, Canada, 18/Oct/2016
    • The best way to tour San Francisco!

      The best way to tour any city is on a Hop On Hop Off bus! From the ticket staff to the tour guide and bus driver, friendly, informative and fun!...

      Debra Cox, Canada, 26/Sep/2016
    • It was a great experience for my family

      Great way to see the sites and get around to the most popular attractions. Very funny and entertaining tour guides....

      Kellie McNelly, United States, 18/Apr/2017
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