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Skyline San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and California Academy of Science Ticket Combo

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Key Highlights

  • Treat the curiouser side of you with this ‘scientific’ travel combo
  • Discover the city at your own pace with the hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day
  • Admire the city’s highlights with over 15 strategic stops
  • Get up close with your favourite attractions - from the Golden Gate to North Beach
  • Geek out at the enthralling California Academy of Sciences
  • Get up close with ancient fossils, live exhibits and more
  • Enjoy an immersive, guided walking tour around the historic Chinatown
  • Overview

    Don’t just explore San Francisco, go ‘discover’ it! Designed to especially cater to the curiouser side in you, this 1-Day Skyline Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Bus and a California Academy of Sciences ticket is sure to delight you - no matter if you are a science enthusiast or not. The icing on the cake? A delightful guided walking tour of the historic Chinatown.  

    HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS - 24 Hours / 1 Day

    With over 15 stops covering all the major sights in the city across the fantastic City Tour route, all of them of them tactically located close to important attractions, travelling around the city will be a breeze. Sit back and enjoy spectacular views of the city from the double decker, open-top buses or hop on and off as you wish to visit your favourite places, from the iconic Golden Gate to the magical Palace of Fine Arts. keeping you company will be a live tour guide on board the bus as well as riveting audio commentary in 10 languages. 

    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!

    Click Here for the FULL MAP OF ALL THE ROUTES


    Get your geek on with your included tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. This beautiful facility houses of 45-million specimens for the naturally inquisitive scientist in you. Spend as long as you want inspecting ancient fossils, discovering live specimens, and interacting with exciting new exhibits!


    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.

    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 & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours

    Stay at the California Academy of Sciences as long as you’d like!

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Buses run between 9am and 5pm, every 15-20 minutes 

    California Academy of Sciences: Monday – Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm // Sunday: 11am – 5pm

    Meeting Point

    Redeem your hop-on, hop-off voucher from
    Skyline Sightseeing
    c/o California Welcome Center
    Pier 39, Level 2, Building B
    San Francisco, CA 94133
    Open: Daily // 8am - 8pm

    You can then hop on to the bus from any of the stops

    California Academy of Sciences is located at 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

    Ending Point

    You can hop off the bus at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 2-hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket for the City Tour Route
    • Live tour guide + Audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
    • General Admission to the California Academy of Sciences
    • Free Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed version of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 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.

    The California Academy of Sciences ticket is an open ticket and can be used a few days prior or a few days after the bus tour, as well.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.