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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24 hours

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

  • Start time

    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, Pier 41 (at the corner of Jefferson St. & Powell St.), San Francisco, CA 94133

    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

Key Highlights

  • The Science Hop Combo: Visit the California Academy of Sciences and discover San Francisco on a hop-on, hop-off tour!
  • Discover the city at your own pace with the hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day
  • 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
  • See Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and much more!


Don’t just explore San Francisco, go ‘discover’ it! Designed to especially cater to your inquisitive side, 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!

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. 

Enjoy live English guide and audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese and Korean.

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
  • …. And More!


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!

About the Supplier: 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. 


  • Admission to California Academy of Sciences
  • 24 hour hop-on hop-off access to the Official City Tour


  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and drinks

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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!)

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

Wheelchair accessibility: 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.

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

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.

The hop-on, hop-off tour is first come first serve.

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.

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