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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Go sightseeing in San Francisco and its surroundings by hop-on hop-off bus with a City Sightseeing San Francisco pass. Select a 1-day pass that includes access to the City and Sausalito tours. Or choose a 2-day pass that includes the City and Sausalito tours but adds two walking tour options, so you cover all the main attractions with one ticket. This flexible and family-friendly pass lets you hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the designated stops and explore San Francisco at your own pace.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco
  • Travel around San Francisco on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at any stops you wish
  • See top San Francisco attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Pier 39 and Lombard Street
  • Enjoy informative live commentary throughout the ride
  • Choose a 1- or 2-day pass with multiple route options
  • 2-day pass includes a Chinatown Walking Tour and Night Tour.
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Multilingual audio tour commentary + headphones
Access to 25 stops across 2 routes
2 day hop-on hop-off ticket inclusions: Panoramic Night Tour, and Chinatown Walking Tour.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

12:00 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
When you’re short on time with a lot of ground to cover, sightseeing San Francisco is easy by double-decker bus. This hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour covers sights, museums, eateries, neighborhoods and more. Use your flexible 1- or 2-day bus ticket to enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and explore at your own pace.

Select a 1-day pass that includes the Official City Tour and Sausalito Tours with unlimited hop-on hop-off usage. Or choose the 2-day pass which also includes a walking tour through historic Chinatown, and the Night Tour of downtown San Francisco.

Tours depart from Fisherman's Wharf, but you can join at any stop along the route. Experience Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building on the Downtown Route; explore the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury and Civic Center on the Official City Route. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the charming town of Sausalito on the Sausalito Tour.

The continuous loop on the Night Tour is an ideal way to see the shimmering lights of San Francisco in the evening, with vistas from the top of Nob Hill, Chinatown, North Beach and the Embarcadero.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  10:15am - 4:30pm, every 60 minutes. (Friday to Monday)
Unnamed Road
t615 Murray Cir
Downtown Sausalito
Golden Gate Bridge
Points of interest passed by on this route
Golden Gate Bridge
 
San Francisco Bay
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
 
San Francisco Botanical Garden
 
San Francisco Zoo
 
San Francisco Premium Outlets
 
San Francisco Pride
 
San Francisco City Hall
 
The San Francisco Dungeon
 
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  9:00am - 5:00pm, every 60 minutes (Friday to Monday)
San Fran Visitor Center (Wharf, Ripleys, Players Arcade, Madame Tussauds)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Francisco Fishermans Wharf
Columbus Ave & Union St
Ferry Building
Union Square
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Civic Center
Alamo Square
Haight-Ashbury
Golden Gate Park
407 Murray Cir
The Palace Of Fine Arts
Marina District
Lombard Street
Dragon's Gate
773 Kearny St
Cruise Terminal
Points of interest passed by on this route
The Embarcadero
 
Haight-Ashbury
 
Union Square
 
Civic Center
 
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
 
Golden Gate Bridge
 
Lombard Street
 
Fisherman's Wharf
 
Chinatown
 
Alamo Square
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates all year round (except 25th December)
  • City Tour: Operates between 9:00am - 5:00pm. Duration - 140 minutes. Frequency - 60 minutes.
  • Sausalito Tour: Operates between 10:15am - 4:30pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Frequency - 60 minutes.
  • Chinatown Walking Tour: Occurs daily at 10:00am (November - March), 1:00pm (April - October). Meeting point - Union Square South (bus stop 6). Duration - 60 minutes.
  • Panoramic Night Tour: Departs at 6:30pm & 7:00pm from 99 Jefferson Street. Duration - 60 minutes. Please note that this is a panoramic tour, not a hop-on hop-off tour.
  • All vouchers must be redeemed at 99 Jefferson Street (Corner of Mason Street), San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - USA and Middle East

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Stops all places, good information on site seeing spots and enough time to see places, good frequency of buses." See review

Reviews

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Best way to see any city
CeciliaM189
, Oct 2019
Visiting San Francisco was that much better usin hop on hop off bus. Got to see a lot o neighborhoods some of which I did not know about. The driver/narrator was very knowledgeable and funny adding to the experience.i
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sfo hop on hop off
indubishnoi
, Sep 2019
Stops all places, good information on site seeing spots and enough time to see places, good frequency of buses.
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Hop On Hop Off
Guide35359393872
, May 2019
Went to address on voucher, (seedy area) they had moved. Called and recording gave us the old address. After several calls someone finally answered and gave us new address, it was hard to find. Then had to go to another address, spent hours doing all of this. Once at the final location staff was nice and helpful. Overall was not happy with the bus, guide and route. Did not use the second day.
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star-5
Well worth it!
Departure66476885951
, May 2019
Great way to get around the city! Hopped on several during my 2 day pass, and definitely better with the live guides. Special mention to Donnagh (the Irish guy) - lots of fun 😂👍🏼
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Hop on Hop Off Tour
V9368PHmarkc
, May 2019
This is the best way to see San Francisco- efficiently and inexpensively. I plan to recommend it to my associates at work.
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Corny Joke Taxi
Jim T
, Apr 2019
This was a mediocre experience at best. Although the company does a nice job of hitting most of the top tourist points, th he information provided by the CNN or by, unprofessional guides left something to be desired. Also, the night your goes to a welfare type of island rather than show you the city lights at night. Total waste. Sausalito tour basically goes back and forth over the Golden Gate bridge a few unnecessary extra times. I advise people to just buy the one day pass. Two days is too much of this nonsense. The only perk of the two day pass was access to the overpriced Wax Museum.
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Not City Sightseeing
Giselle S
, Mar 2019
The web site has pics of City Sightseeing bus but it isn't touring. It is Big Bus. Not good, not honest.
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This is a great value for the money and...
SueB
, Aug 2018
This is a great value for the money and a great way to see all the sites and hear some of the history. We did a 2 day pass, plus the night tour, and the night tour was spectacular! It fills up early line up by 6:45/7 to be sure to get a seat but it was so beautiful. We had wanted to stop during our daytime tour at the Palace of Fine Arts but ran out of time, and it ended up being a blessing since seeing it lit up was magical! The bus stops at all the major attractions, and overall runs pretty smoothly and on time. There's an app that tracks the buses so you can see how long you'll wait, but I am convinced that it all just made up since we ended up waiting 20-25 minutes at some stops when the app showed the bus was right there! In all, though, for the money, this is a perfect way to see the city without renting a car and dealing with the craziness of city driving. Our only criticism is that when our bus broke down in Union Square, there was one staff member to tell us to get on another bus that was full but we crammed in the bottom, and the tour guide just disappeared and made no announcement whatsoever. He just bailed, and we only knew to get off the bus because the people from the front heard the driver say so. In the madness of Union Square with traffic and tons of people, we really had zero guidance at all and this wasn't safe at all. Things happen, but this was handled really poorly. Needless to say, that guide got no tip! Overall, though, this is a fun and easy way to see all the highlights of the city. We'd highly recommend it.
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I printed my voucher as instructed...
Tiffany R
, Jan 2018
I printed my voucher as instructed. I waited for the bus at one of the stops marked on the map there are no signs at the stops as I expected... as a tourist, that would help. I was there at least 30 min and never saw a bus at all, and then when I saw one, it was on the next street over and didn't stop. I waited until one finally came, and showed the driver my voucher. He almost didn't let me on the bus, because he said I had to go to the office to get an actual ticket. Luckily, he let me on the bus to take me there it was the next stop. I get my ticket and go back to the stop to wait on the next bus. Eventually someone with the company asked me if I was waiting on the bus and apologized that he had someone go home sick and they couldn't find a replacement. I ended up walking up to Ghiradelli Square to kill some time before the last bus came. I didn't realize that it wasn't for the Hop On tour, it was the lights tour. There weren't a lot of Christmas/Holiday lights to be seen really. I appreciated some of the commentary, but most of it was ridiculous. There were kids on the bus, so yelling, Let's smoke some dope or similar as we drove under the tunnel was a bit unnecessary. I would not do the holiday lights tour again. I may try the Hop On/Off tour but only if I went first thing in the morning so I could actually catch the first bus to guarantee I could use it. I spent too much money on this to get what little I got.
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There was little coordination of...
Rosalind D
, Nov 2017
There was little coordination of busses red and blu: by the office. The guides didnt know until the last minute which route they had, and resulted in moving passengers off and on the busses and standing in long lines waiting for a bus.
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