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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 2 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 16 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Choose the Premium pass to include a night tour or a Deluxe pass for an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour.
  • Travel around San Francisco on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any of its stops with your ticket
  • Upgrade to the Premium pass to include a night tour
  • Upgrade to the Deluxe pass to include an additional 24 hours of hop-on-hop-off and a night tour
  • Flexible, fun and family-friendly way to make the most of your time in the city!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

There’s no better way to see world-famous San Francisco landmarks — including a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge — than by an open-top Big Bus!
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Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
Night Tour (Premium & Deluxe Tickets)
Buy 1 hour bike rental get 1 hour free from any Blazing Saddles shop
Free headphones for audio-guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
6:30 PM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption.
  • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Daytime Tour: Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route to redeem.
  • Night Tour: Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour, Pier 41 Fisherman's Wharf (RH5P+GX North Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA), No tours on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Dec 24th and Dec 31st.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:For the day tour, you can simply show a printed or electronic version of your ticket at any of the stops to board the bus. For the night tour, you must redeem your ticket at 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf.
Mar 2021
Q:
What time is the last bus on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The last bus departs Stop #1 - San Francisco Visitor Center at 5:00 pm.
Mar 2021
Q:
How will I know which stop(s) to use during the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:Our live guides and pre-recorded commentary will communicate upcoming stops. You can also download our free App for more information on routes and times, and what to see and do at each stop location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:No pets are allowed on board the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Q:
How often does a bus arrive at each stop during the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:A bus arrives approximately every 30 minutes.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be prepared with warm clothes if you wish to go on the upper level." See review
  • "The visitors should know that there are several popular stops where people get off so those are the best times to be able to get a seat on top of the bus." See review
  • "Weather was perfect but it’s gets chilly so take a scarf or sweater" See review

Reviews

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2,445 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Only way to tour the city!
Rachel_S
, Nov 2021
I loved the information of the audio tour. I've been to the city but the audio portion had so much insight into the diverse history of the city. Highly recommend but bring a light jacket.
star-4
Brad was excellent at...
Sonya_K
, Nov 2021
Brad was excellent at getting us another bus due to crowd size etc. The tour of the city was nice. A good way to see the city. Only downsize was the audio. Could here the music but not the tour/city information.
star-5
A beautiful day!
carolyn_s
, Nov 2021
The beauty of San Francisco was very evident. Easy to get on and off- made 3 stops and could walk to the next stop with 4 young kids.
star-3
Biggest complaint, is...
Todd_O
, Nov 2021
Biggest complaint, is being way out of sync with the audio recording. Probably should have went with a live narrator
star-4
Not hearing the...
janet_h
, Nov 2021
Not hearing the narrative. Ear buds are useless to those of us who use hearing aids. Please advise to bring own listening devices.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great inner city tour !
Janell_S
, Oct 2021
Bus took us to areas of SF that we would not normally drive through like Haight- Ashbury. Very interesting 2hr. Circle ride.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Caring Staff
Robert_F
, Oct 2021
We took this tour in the monsoon of Oct. 24. The staff was kind. I am on crutches, and one of the young employees helped me down the steps and into the bus so that I would not fall. At the end of the tour, a manager, Stacey, made arrangements for me to get safely to Pier 39. I appreciated the extra care.
star-5
Beautiful
Maria_G
, Oct 2021
The view and ride thru Golden Gate Bridge was amazing, Hippie Town, all the beautiful parks and churches
star-5
Great Experience
David_D
, Oct 2021
Worked out great for touring San Francisco. Drivers were great and very helpful. Saw a lot of sights. Got a lot of great information from the audio.
star-4
Amazing...and Unforgettable
Steven_H
, Oct 2021
Only reason a 4..not 5, is the driver on the day tour never mentiined the ear buds in order to hear the commentary....kinda like watching a silent movie, but night tour driver more than made up for the inconvenience....awesome trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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