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City Sightseeing San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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from US$ 54.99
  • Original Price: US$ 54.99
  • SALE Discount: US$ 5.50
from US$ 49.49 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Experience the best of San Francisco with a fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • You have an option to choose between a 1 day and a 2 day ticket
  • Hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops and enjoy hassle-free sightseeing
  • FREE 1-hour bike rental and 1 FREE walking tour (Chinatown) and Entrance to Madame Tussaud's included with 2-day hop-on hop-off ticket
  • Enjoy live commentary onboard and discover more about the unique charms of San Francisco
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.
  • Overview

    This fantastic San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour covers the very best of the city and allows you to build your own itinerary to explore all it 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. More than 30 Stops are designed to give access to the most popular locations.

    The 1 Day ticket covers 2 routes: The Official City Tour Route and the Sausalito Route. The Official City tour loop takes you to all main sights of San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Park and North Vista Point. The Sausalito loop takes you over the bridge for the breathtaking, "camera-at-the-ready" view, plus a chance to explore charming Sausalito. Upgrade to the 2 day ticket and take the Night tour to get spectacular views of the Bay from Treasure island  along with entry to Madame Tussauds.

    Plus - Included with this hop-on, hop-off ticket is FREE 1 Hour Bike Rental (*with 1 hour purchase) and 1 FREE walking tour of Chinatown!

    Want to know more?

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days from first use.

    Start time

    Official City Tour: From 9:00am to 5:00pm every 30 minutes.
    Sausalito Loop: 9:30am to 4:00pm every 30 minutes.
    Night Tour: 6:30pm – 7pm (depending on season)

    Since this is an outdoor activity, schedules might change sometimes, check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe. 

    Meeting Point

    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.
    Sausalito tour: Departs from South Vista Point
    Night Tour: Departs from Fishermans Wharf - Visitor Information Center.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.


    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour. On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With more than 30 stops covering all of San Francisco’s main attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Loop, and Pacific Heights, this tour provides the perfect introduction to San Francisco. Listen to multilingual commentary available in 7 languages along with a live guide.

    Ticket options to choose from :

    • 1 day ticket gives you access to 2 routes: Official City Tour and Sausalito Loop. 
    •   2 Day Hop on Hop off Ticket: Sausalito Loop + Official City Tour + Madame Tussauds ticket+ Night Tour

    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:

    • Golden Gate Bridge  
    • Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • Golden Gate Park
    • Haight/Ashbury
    • City Hall
    • Chinatown Gate
    • Finance District
    •  North Beach

    Sausalito Tour: Start this from North Vista Point to witness the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and then head into the charming town of Sausalito. On the way back, you will drive across the bridge again to the South Vista point.

    • South Vista Point 
    • North Vista Point
    • Sausalito
    • Plus, this route takes you over the Golden Gate Bridge

     You may hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour. De-board the bus at Fisherman's wharf for your Madame Tussauds experience with your favourite stars.

    The Night Tour : Starts from the Fishermans Wharf. The complete tour ends after approximately 1 hour 30 minutes which takes you through the most stunning neighbourhoods of the city including Financial District, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and lots more. On your way back you will see Union Square, Chinatown and so on.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 day or 2 Day ticket (as per option selected)
    • English-speaking guide providing commentary while on the bus
    • Madame Tussauds ticket (valid with 2-day ticket)
    • Free 1 Hour Bike Rental (*with 1 hour purchase)( valid with 2 Day ticket)
    • 1 Free Walking Tour of Chinatown (valid with 2 day ticket)
    • VIP Pass for discounts at attractions and restaurants all around SF(valid with 2 day ticket)
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    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.

    Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus however the bus do not have ramps, passengers would need to walk up 1 step.

    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.

    Cruise passenger information: Guests should walk to Filbert Street Steps by exiting the cruise terminal and heading towards the intersection between Chestnut St and Sansome St. (across from Pier 27). Guests should walk down Sansome street to discover the stop A14 which is approximately half way down the street; Approx. 10 Minutes walk.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Awesome Tour

      I really enjoyed visiting on this BUS.The lady on the bus she had wonderful information about the city....

      Umar Nasir, United States, 16/May/2018
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      Tan Febriani, Indonesia, 04/Oct/2017
    • Awesome way to see the city in 2days

      This was well worth the money. We purchased the 48hr pass incl night tour. We saw things we wouldn't have seen without this tour. Great experience and super effortless...

      Bailee Harrison, New Zealand, 23/Sep/2017
    • Very thorough and professional

      William Lockhart, Canada, 15/Sep/2018
    • The online purchase experience worked well.

      Deborah Hayes, United States, 23/Sep/2018