The great value San Francisco 4-in-1 Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Alcatraz Tickets combines two of the best San Francisco experiences into one. The San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour consists of 4 loops: a Sausalito Tour, Official City Tour, Parks & Beach Tour and the San Francisco Night Tour, all via open-top buses.
Plus, this package includes the ferry and tickets for Rock - Alcatraz Island - the notorious prison which was home to the likes of Al Capone, George “Machine Gun" Kelley, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud.
This fantastic 4 in 1 San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour covers the very best of the city and gives you 72 hours to explore all San Francisco has to offer. Sit back and enjoy fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus. When you get to a stop that interests you, hop-off and explore. 32 Stops are designed to give access to the city's most popular locations.
There are 4 routes on this tour: The Official City tour loop takes you to all main sight of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Park and South Vista Point – with the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sausalito loop takes you over the bridge to enjoy the view and to explore charming Sausalito and with Parks & Beach Tour takes you through one of the largest urban parks and you can even take a Night Tour to see San Francisco after dark!
Cruise to the Alcatraz Island where your ticket includes an award-winning audio tour in the prison cell house with actual interviews with former guards and inmates to accompany.
Alcatraz tickets are in high demand and the US National Parks service only issue a limited number per day. We advise you to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from first use.Start time
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours run between 9:00am and 6:00pm.
Official City Tour: 9:00m – to 5:00pm, every 25 minutes
Sausalito Loop:9:30am – to 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
Parks & Beach Tour: 9:30am – to 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
Night Tour: From 6:30pm & 7:30pm depending on season
Alcatraz : You will be notified post booking
Official City Tour: 120 minutes
Sausalito Tour:60 minutes
Night Tour: 1.5 hours to 2 hours approx.
Alcatraz Island: Your ticket will be valid for a date and time. See the notes section for more info.
Tickets must be exchanged before boarding the bus at 1331 Columbus Avenue (between Beach St. & North Point St.) San Francisco, CA 94133.
You may board the bus from any of the stops.
Night Tour: Departs from Fishermans Wharf - Visitor Information Center
Alcatraz, you must pick up your Alcatraz tickets from Fisherman’s Wharf between 8:00am and 10:00am on the day your Alcatraz tour is booked for.
For Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may leave the bus at any stop Alcatraz: Ferry back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day.
The fantastic Alcatraz and hop-on, hop-off combo covers the very best of the city and grants 72 hours to explore all it has to offer. San Francisco’s main attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, and Pacific Heights, this tour is perfect introduction to San Francisco.
This tour includes 4 Hop On - Hop Off routes, which are as follows:
• Official City Tour
• Sausalito Loop
• Parks & Beach Loop
• Night Tour
You may hop-on and off at any of the designated 32 stops to sightsee, shop or eat.
Official City Tour: Tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf. You will see Embarcadero, Barbary Coast, ferry building, Financial district and so on before heading towards the iconic Golden gate Bridge. Some of the major highlights that fall under Official City Tour are as follows:
Sausalito Tour: Start this from South Vista Point to witness the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge while heading towards North Vista Point. Some of the major highlights that fall under the Sausalito Loop are as follows:
Parks & Beach Tour : This one hour tour takes through largest urban parks in the world to the San Francisco Zoo and to stunning Ocean Beach. Some of the highlights:
You may hop-on and off at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.
The Night Tour starts from the Fisherman’s Wharf. With spectacular views from the top of an open top Double Decker bus, the tour covers all major sites of San Francisco and visits the most popular areas, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Financial District, the Embarcadero, Chinatown, North Beach, and Nob Hill with its impressive Grace Cathedral and the unforgettable views from Treasure Island of Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline.
For your exciting Alcatraz tour, collect your ticket from the Fisherman’s Wharf between 9am and 10am and depart on a ferry from Pier 33. The ferry across the San Francisco Bay takes about 10 minutes. Alcatraz Island is a 25-acre island located just 1 ¼ -miles from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Upon arrival, a National Park Ranger will provide a brief welcome and orientation.
You are then free to explore the island and the prison at your own pace. We recommend that you stop at the theatre to see the Alcatraz video following orientation. The video provides an excellent overview of what you will see. The 45-minute audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block is a real highlight. This tour is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. During the tour, you will hear stories from former inmates and prison guards as you walk through the cellblock. After the Cell Block tour, there is time to see all the sites around the island and visit the Alcatraz museum and bookshop.
To reach the Cell House, walk from the wharf up the steep hill on old service road. The Cell House is at the top of the island. Along the way, you can stop and visit exhibits, see a variety of prison, and enjoy the views.
Another option is to walk along the Agave Trail. The trail begins near the ferryboat landing on the east side of Alcatraz Island and continues to the southern tip of the island. The Agave Trail passes through a protected bird sanctuary and features beautiful plants and flowers. This trail offers fabulous views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
You can stay as long as you wish on Alcatraz. Ferries back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day. The departure time for the ferry to Alcatraz will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher.
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.
Your ticket is not open dated. The date you enter at the time of booking will be the date your Alcatraz reservations are made for.
We cannot guarantee Alcatraz tickets for any particular time. You need to go to the local activity operator’s office at Fisherman’s Wharf between 09:00am and 10:00am on the day of your visit to collect your tickets which will have a fixed time on them. (Regrettably we are unable to honor special requests for specific times).
Please confirm the Alcatraz tour by calling the local operator the day before the tour. Alcatraz tickets MUST be picked up between 9am and 10am, departure time will be given upon picking up the tickets.
Vouchers must be redeemed with City Sightseeing at 1331 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (between Beach Street & North Point Street)
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.
Please bring a government-issued photo ID on the day of your tour.
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.
On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve last Hop-On Hop-Off Tours will depart at 4 PM (instead of 5 PM) and the Night Tour will not be running.
Would def recommend 72hr hop on off bus for getting around San fran along with alcatraz...Alison Brennan, United Kingdom, 07/Jun/2018
...Peta Butterworth, Australia, 10/Apr/2018
Very Easy to complete. Once booked. Arrived at San Francisco. Took voucher to office (which was only 5 minutes from Hotel) tickets obtained. Would us again...Ian Brown, United Kingdom, 16/Jan/2018
Great trip and overall well worth the experience.
Everything went smoothly. No problems. Bus tour guides were very interesting.