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Best of San Francisco : Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off and Alcatraz Ticket

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    • Adult (12+)
    • Child (5-11)
  • Children from age 0 to 4 are not allowed.
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Key Highlights

  • Create your own customized San Francisco itinerary with this comprehensive package
  • Visit the notorious island of Alcatraz, the federal prison that had been home to Al Capone
  • Discover the charming Chinatown with a guided walking tour
  • Enjoy exclusive bike rental offer from Blazing Saddles and great deals from Players
  • Explore the city across 2 bus routes and over 15 stops
  • Marvel at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and historic Sausalito
  • Overview

    Experience San Francisco with one of our most comprehensive packages treating you to the best of the City By The Bay - a Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on, Hop-off 1-Day ticket, a ticket to the infamous Alcatraz Island and a walking tour around the historic Chinatown. The hop-on, hop-off ticket gives you access to the Day Tour and as well as the famous Sausalito loop taking you across the Golden Gate Bridge. But hey, that’s not all! The combo also comes with a Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer on bike rentals from Blazing Saddles and a Pint and Play voucher from the very popular Players.

    HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS - 1 Day

    Day Tour - Red Route - The original sightseeing route gives you full flexibility to discover the stunning city at your own pace with fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus. Hop on and off as you wish to visit the attractions of your choice, while enjoying multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages on board.
    Sausalito Tour - Green Route: Get up close and personal with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, diving into its fascinating history as you marvel at the towering structure. Once you arrive at Sausalito, you can discover distinctive boutiques, a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries at this quaint Mediterranean-style town.

    Attractions Covered

    • 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!


    Also known as 'The Rock', the federal prison once established on Alcatraz Island is synonymous with notorious bank robbers and murderers like Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly, and the 'Birdman of Alcatraz', Robert Stroud. Explore the infamous facility at your leisure, taking all the time you want, with their audio tours. Don’t miss the well-known "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour" featuring prisoners and correctional officers from the prison. Your Alcatraz ticket includes a free return ferry transfer to and from Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 33.
    NOTE: Once you have booked your tickets, you’ll need to email our local activity partner with your name and other details at least 5 day in advance to confirm your tour date.
    The exact time for departure will be confirmed 4 - 5 days before the confirmed travel date.


    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.


    • Bike Rental Offer at Blazing Saddles - Buy 1 Hour Bike Rental and Get Another Hour Free
    • 'Pint and Play' Voucher - 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: One of the largest operators of open-top sightseeing bus tours, Big Bus Tours have been fuelling the spirit of adventure in over 20 cities across four continents.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: Ticket is valid for 1 Day

    Walking Tour: Approx. 1 hour

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus
    Day Tour: 9am - 5pm, every 15-20 minutes
    Sausalito Tour: 10:15am - 4:30pm, every 15-30 minutes

    Walking Tour: 1pm (& 11am - April to October)

    Alcatraz Ferries run from 8:45am onwards, every 30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Day Tour: You can hop on at any of the stops

    Sausalito Tour: You can just hop off your Day Tour bus at North Vista Point to join this tour

    Walking Tour: Make your way to the outside of Hilton Hotel or just hop off the bus at Stop Number 6

    Alcatraz Tickets:  Collect your tickets 1 or 2 days before your travel date from Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street.

    Alcatraz Ferries: Make your way to Pier 33

    Ending Point

    Day & Sausalito Tours: You can hop off the bus at any of the stops

    Walking Tour: Same as the starting point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
    • Sausalito Tour
    • Live tour guide + Audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
    • Free Chinatown Walking Tour
    • Return Alcatraz Ferry from Pier 33
    • Alcatraz Ticket
    • Players Arcade 'Pint and Play' Voucher
    • Buy 1 Get 1 Free Bike Rental Offer from Blazing Saddles
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  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print your hop-on, hop-off tickets! 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. 

    Alcatraz Tickets - Important Information

    • Once you have booked your tickets, you’ll need to email our local activity partner with your name and details ( at least 5 days in advance to confirm your tour date.
    • The exact timing for your departure will be shared 4 - 5 days before your confirmed travel date.
    • Please collect your Alcatraz tickets 1 or 2 days before your travel date from Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Very good tour experience


      Emmanuele Bucci, Luxembourg
    • Excellent few days and the staff were great fun and informative...

      Brian Cosgrove, United States
    • Imperdível! !!

      Passeio imperdível a ilha de Alcatraz com guia em português no headset. Tour muito bem organizado no pier, depois na ilga, fica por sua conta, mas é um tour que realmente...

      EDMO JUNIOR, Brazil