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Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus - City & Sausalito Tour Routes

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    City Tour: 9am - 5pm, every 15-20 minutes

    Sausalito Tour: 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 minutes

    Night Tour: 6:30pm // 7pm // 7:30pm

  • Duration

    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days

    Night Tour: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off ticket - depending on the option chosen
  • Live tour guide + Audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Free Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Sausalito & Night Tours - with 2-day ticket
  • Free Madame Tussauds tickets - with 2-day ticket- with 2-day ticket
  • Free 1 Hour Bike Rental when you Buy 1 Hour Rental at Blazing Saddles - with 2-day ticket
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (5-11)
  • Infant (1-4)

Key Highlights

  • Discover the infinite charms of San Francisco with this flexible bus tour
  • Explore the city across 3 routes and more over 20 stops at your own pace
  • Admire the city’s glittering skyline with the Night Tour
  • Get up close with the historic Chinatown with a guided walking tour
  • Brush shoulders with your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds (available with 2-day ticket)
  • Upgrade to a 2-day ticket to enjoy exclusive deals like bike rentals and credits at Players
  • Redeem your voucher up to 12 months from the travel date selected
  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted

Overview

Discover the stunning City by the Bay, San Francisco with these comprehensive hop-on, hop-off bus tickets from Skyline Sightseeing. Whether you are short on time or want to explore the city comfortably, at your own pace, our buses with a 1 or 2 day validity have you covered!

Covering three fantastic routes, including  one that treats you to the glittering vision of the city post darkness, and over 20 strategically located stops, getting up close with your favourite attractions are a breeze. Be it the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the infectious vibrancy of Chinatown, the life-size murals of hippie legends Hendrix and Janis Joplin at Haight Ashbury, moving around the city is a breeze.

The best part? Besides the bus tour, you can additionally enjoy a walking tour around Chinatown (with all tickets) as well as a mesmerising Night Tour and an entrance ticket to Madame Tussauds(with the 2-day ticket). Your 2-day ticket also comes with two amazing deals - a bike rental offer from Blazing Saddles and a VIP Select Card with exclusive restaurant discounts.

Night Tour (Single Loop): Feast your eyes on a glittering San Francisco, lit up like a piece of art at night, as your bus takes you on a route across Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Embarcadero and more

Attractions Covered on the Bus Tours

  • Golden Gate Bridge    
  • Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • City Hall
  • Chinatown Gate
  • South Vista Point   
  • North Vista Point
  • Sausalito

…. And More!

Click Here for the FULL MAP OF ALL THE ROUTES

WALKING TOUR

Discover the vivid picture of Asia, sitting in the heart of California. Get up close with this migrated community, the incredible range of shops or dig into some authentic Asian dishes on an hour long walking tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

EXCLUSIVE DEALS

  • Bike Rental Buy One Get One Offer at Blazing Saddles - Buy 1 Hour Bike Rental and Get Another Hour Free
  • Free 'Pint and Play' Voucher from Players Sports Grill & Arcade - Buy any $5 Game Card or Appetiser and get $5.50 beverage credit (or your first drink is on the house) as well as $5 Arcade Game Card

About the Supplier: Sightseeing World, the owner of Skyline Sightseeing, has been known for operating tours in San Francisco for a while now, and can be recognised by their orange open top buses. 

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days

    Night Tour: 1 hour

  • Start time

    City Tour: 9am - 5pm, every 15-20 minutes

    Sausalito Tour: 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 minutes

    Night Tour: 6:30pm // 7pm // 7:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your hop-on, hop-off voucher from
    City Sightseeing Office at 2724 Taylor St Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    City Tour: You can then hop on from any of the stops

    Sausalito Tour: You can begin the tour from North Vista Point or hop off at Stop no. 11 on the City Loop to change the bus

  • Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off ticket - depending on the option chosen
  • Live tour guide + Audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Free Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Sausalito & Night Tours - with 2-day ticket
  • Free Madame Tussauds tickets - with 2-day ticket- with 2-day ticket
  • Free 1 Hour Bike Rental when you Buy 1 Hour Rental at Blazing Saddles - with 2-day ticket

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

San Francisco is a functioning city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during the summer and at weekends.

Don’t forget to arrive at least 30 minutes before your departure times to avoid getting caught in any last-minute delays.

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.

On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve, the last Hop-On Hop-Off tours will depart at 4pm (instead of 5pm) and the Night Tour will not be running.

Don’t forget to arrive at least 20 - 30 minutes before you walking and night tour departures to avoid getting caught in any last minute delays.

Cruise passenger information: Make a right on Embarcadero St. after exiting Pier 27. Walk about 2 blocks to Pier 35 which is Stop no.19 on the Official city tour. This bus will bring you Stop no.1 at Jefferson and Mason, from where you can walk a distance of a block to the Skyline sightseeing office.

Operational Details

Sausalito Tour


Buses run DAILY between 9:30am and 5pm, every 30 minutes 

Madame Tussauds


Opening Hours -- Mondays to Thursdays: 10am - 7pm // Fridays to Sundays: 10am - 8pm
Address: 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States 

Night Tour


Schedule: 6:30pm // 7pm (Daily)
Meeting Point: The tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf

Customer Reviews

  • Awesome Tour
    Umar Nasir, United States 05/16/2018
  • Tan Febriani, Indonesia 10/04/2017
  • Awesome way to see the city in 2days
    Bailee Harrison, New Zealand 09/23/2017