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Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco: Hop-on, Hop-off Bus, Alcatraz and Madame Tussauds Tickets Combo

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    9am - 5pm, every 15-20 minutes (City Tour) // 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 minutes (Sausalito Tour)
    Night Tour: 6:30pm // 7pm // 7:30pm

    Alcatraz Island: Timings vary seasonally - Cruises run from 8:45am, every 30 minutes
    Since these tickets are always in high demand, we will only be able to confirm the precise date after your booking is completed while the exact time will be given on the day of your visit.

    Madame Tussauds: Mondays to Thursdays: 10am - 7pm // Fridays to Sundays: 10am - 8pm

  • Duration
    48 hours
Inclusions
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket operating on Official City, Sausalito and Night Loops
  • Return Cruise Transfers to Alcatraz
  • Tickets to Alcatraz Island
  • 45-minute Audio-Guided ‘The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour’
  • Free Madame Tussauds tickets
  • Free Walking Tour
  • Free 1 Hour Bike Rental when you Buy 1 Hour Rental at Blazing Saddles
  • VIP Select Card with exclusive discounts at restaurants
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (5-11)
  • Infant (0-4)

Key Highlights

  • Discover the infinite charms of San Francisco with this super-value package
  • Hop on and off across as you wish and enjoy a walking tour as well as tickets to Alcatraz and Madame Tussauds
  • Explore the city across 3 routes and more over 15 stops
  • Admire the city’s glittering sight with the Night Tour
  • Take a walk around exploring Chinatown, Little Italy and more
  • Visit the notorious island of Alcatraz, the federal prison that had been home to Al Capone
  • Brush shoulders with your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds
  • Enjoy bike rental and restaurant deals with the VIP select card

Overview

The great value pack combines the best San Francisco experiences into one - a hop-on, hop-off bus tour across San Francisco and Sausalito, a Night Tour in the city, a Walking Tour in Chinatown, a ticket to Madame Tussauds and one to the historic Alcatraz Island. But that’s not all! You can also enjoy two amazing deals - a bike rental offer from Blazing Saddles and a VIP Select Card with exclusive restaurant discounts.

HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS TOUR - 2 DAYS / 3 ROUTES

City Tour: This fantastic City Tour gives you full flexibility to discover the stunning City By The Bay 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 - from Chinatown to the Palace of Fine Arts, while enjoying multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages on board.
Sausalito Tour: 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.
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!

WALKING TOUR 

Enjoya guided walking tour around the bustling Chinatown, Little Italy and Barbary Coast. 

ALCATRAZ TOUR

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. Now empty, and managed by the National Park Service, you can explore the infamous facility at your leisure, taking all the time you want, with a 45 minute audio tour "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour" featuring prisoners and correctional officers who used to live and work on Alcatraz as well as an Orientation Video from Discovery Channel. Your Alcatraz ticket includes a free cruise to and from Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 33.

Alcatraz tickets are in high demand and the US National Parks service only issue a limited number per day; not to mention they often get sold out 3 - 4 weeks in advance so don’t forget to plan your travels way ahead. 

EXCLUSIVE DEALS

  • Bike Rental BOGO Offer at Blazing Saddles - Buy 1 Hour Bike Rental and Get Another Hour Free
  • VIP Select Card - Exclusive discounts at some of the best restaurants across San Francisco

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

    48 hours

  • Start time

    9am - 5pm, every 15-20 minutes (City Tour) // 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 minutes (Sausalito Tour)
    Night Tour: 6:30pm // 7pm // 7:30pm

    Alcatraz Island: Timings vary seasonally - Cruises run from 8:45am, every 30 minutes
    Since these tickets are always in high demand, we will only be able to confirm the precise date after your booking is completed while the exact time will be given on the day of your visit.

    Madame Tussauds: Mondays to Thursdays: 10am - 7pm // Fridays to Sundays: 10am - 8pm

  • Meeting Point

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

    The Alcatraz ticket needs to be picked up on the day of your visit, between 8 - 10am 

    City & Sausalito Tours: You can then hop on from any of the stops

    Night Tour: Departs from Fishermans Wharf - Visitor Information Center

    Madame Tussauds: Make you way to 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

  • Ending Point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket operating on Official City, Sausalito and Night Loops
  • Return Cruise Transfers to Alcatraz
  • Tickets to Alcatraz Island
  • 45-minute Audio-Guided ‘The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour’
  • Free Madame Tussauds tickets
  • Free Walking Tour
  • Free 1 Hour Bike Rental when you Buy 1 Hour Rental at Blazing Saddles
  • VIP Select Card with exclusive discounts at restaurants
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Hotel transfers

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Validity: 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

ALCATRAZ TICKETS

  • Don’t forget to bring a government-issued photo ID on the day of your tour.
  • These tickets are always in extremely high demand and the US National Parks Services issue only a few every day so please understand that it won’t be possible to give you your chosen time slot.

  • The date you choose on the calendar is the day for your Alcatraz visit - on that day, just head to the Visitor’s Centre to collect your ticket and receive your time slot.

Additional info

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Great tour
    Alison Brennan, United Kingdom 06/07/2018
  • Peta Butterworth, Australia 04/10/2018
  • Good Booking Experience
    Ian Brown, United Kingdom 01/16/2018

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