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    Big Bus San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour & Sunset Cruise

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Varies (Please check calendar)

    • Duration

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 1-day, or 2-days (as per the option chosen)

      Sunset cruise: 2 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 10am - 6pm, every 15 min
      Chinatown Walking Tour: 1 pm

      Sunset Cruise: 5:30pm

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Board the bus at any of the designated stops. The first stop is Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitors' Center.

      Chinatown Walking Tour: Make your way to Stop 2(North Beach/Washington Sq.)

      Sunset Cruise: The cruise starts from Pier 43½, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.

      So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20-30 mins early.

    • Ending Point

      Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Hop off the bus at any of the stops.

      Sunset cruise: Same as the start point.

    Key Highlights

    • The ultimate saver combo: Enjoy a San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with a scenic cruise around San Francisco Bay
    • Hop on and off the bus at well-placed stops to visit attractions of your choice
    • Enjoy audio commentary on the bus and see attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Little Italy and more
    • Upgrade your hop-on, hop-off ticket to Essential and Explore to enjoy a Chinatown walking tour and bike rental
    • Enjoy the beauty of San Francisco Bay at dusk on a leisurely sunset cruise
    • Get great shots of Golden Gate Bridge against the sunset
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Save money and discover San Francisco on a Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and visit enjoy a sunset cruise with spectacular views.

    Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Experience the best of San Francisco with the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour! Hop on and off as you wish and personalize your sightseeing experience by visiting the attractions of your choice over 1 day or 2 days. While you take in the sights, you can listen to a recorded commentary in multiple languages.

    There are three ticket options you can choose from:

    • Discover Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
    • Essential Ticket: 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour + Chinatown Walking Tour + 1-hour Bike Rental
    • Explore Ticket: 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour + Chinatown Walking Tour + 1-hour Bike Rental OR USS Pampanito General Admission


    • Golden Gate Bridge
    • Treasure Island
    • Fishermen's Chapel
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • Union Square

    Chinatown Walking Tour: Discover the biggest and oldest Asian Chinatowns in San Francisco with an expert guide.

    Blazing Saddles bike rental: Hire a Deluxe or Hybrid bicycle and discover the city on a self-guided tour. Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.

    USS Pampanito or Blazing Saddles (Explore ticket): Choose either Blazing Saddles bike hire, or admission to the USS Pampanito. Learn about the historic World War II submarine or cycle across San Francisco's stunning waterfront, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Sausalito.

    San Francisco Sunset Cruise:

    Take to the waters at sunset for this delightful evening cruise around San Francisco Bay. Sail westward through the Californian twilight and see the great Golden Gate Bridge silhouetted against a flaming Pacific sunset. Your knowledgeable captain will provide an informative commentary and live guitar music on board will add to the enchantment.

    Sail past the bleak island of Alcatraz, once a federal penitentiary. Further on, you will see Angel Island, the largest island in San Francisco Bay.

    Your cruise continues along the Tiburon peninsula and past Sausalito, a place that was notorious as a center for bootlegging during the Prohibition era.

    You will then pass under the famous Golden Gate Bridge and admire the magnificent feat of engineering.


    • 1-day or 2-days Hop-on, Hop-off ticket (as per the option selected)
    • Pre-recorded commentary on the bus in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
    • Bike Rental Offer (1-hour rental + 1 hour free) – (with Essential & Explore ticket)
    • Chinatown Walking Tour – (with Essential & Explore ticket)
    • USS Pampanito admission - (with Explore ticket)
    • Sunset Cruise
    • Live commentary in English by the Captain


    • Admission to attractions, unless specified

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    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared with customers within 24 hours of booking.
    The date you choose is for the attraction ticket. The hop-on, hop-off tour can be taken on any day within 14 days.

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
    Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
    San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.
    Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available once you board the bus.
    Pampanito or Blazing Saddles (Explore ticket): To make your choice, please speak to a Big Bus Tours staff member when you redeem your ticket on-street.

    Sunset Cruise:
    Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed.
    If you would like to be on the outer deck we suggest bringing some warm clothes.

    Customer Reviews

    • Stella Nojiri


      United States 05/21/2018
    • Margaret Butler
      Great tour experience.

      I liked the tours with live tour guides rather than the audio tour. Regardless, we had a good experience. Big Bus made good use of our time by running enough buses to minimize...

      United States 09/21/2017
    • Pietro Orizio


      Italy 08/17/2017

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