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BIG BUS Day Pass Tour - Open Top, Double Decker, Hop-On Hop-Off

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Tour Duration: City Tour Loop takes 2 1/2 hours.

Hop-Off, explore and catch the next Hop-On bus.

Buses run frequently 9am-5pm.

Tour details

BIG BUS City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Double Decker Open-Top &
Over the Golden Gate Bridge!

~ Questions & Help Booking:
 Call Our Bay City Guide Tour Desk ~
7am - 11pm PST (800) 705 8383

CLASSIC    1-Day Pass
+ Chinatown Walking Tour

PREMIUM  1-Day Pass +Night Tour
+ Chinatown Walking Tour + FREE Bike Rental
+ $5 Game Credit at Players Arcade & Grill

DELUXE     2-Day Pass +Night Tour +Sausalito Tour
+ Chinatown Walking Tour + FREE Bike Rental
+ $5 Game Credit at Players Arcade & Grill
+ Madame Tussauds Museum Ticket

Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on an Open-Top Double Decker Bus Our best seller -  it's a wonderful way to see all the San Francisco attractions and landmarks at your own pace! Extras can include a guided Chinatown walking tour, panoramic night tour, Sausalito trolley tour, Free Bike rental and $5 Game Credit at Players Arcade & Grill.

Spend a day in San Francisco sightseeing - your choice of 1-Day or 2-Day passes available! With so many things to do in San Francisco, sit back and enjoy the open top bus ride as you cruise through San Francisco and learn about San Francisco's unique history and beloved landmarks. Hop off at one stop to explore, then hop on the next bus to visit another San Francisco attraction.

You have the choice of a live guide* or a recorded multilingual audio tour in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Portuguese. No need to transfer to different buses to see all the sights of San Francisco. An enclosed area of the double decker bus is available on the lower level.

Our San Francisco tour's main highlight is the journey over the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the stunning views back across San Francisco Bay from the North Vista Point (Marin side). Don't forget your camera to help capture some memorable moments! Remember - if the weather in San Francisco is foggy it's part of the charm!

You can hop-on and off the bus at many intriguing places, visit attractions, go shopping or to get refreshments before hopping back on-board to continue your tour. 20 Stops at all major San Francisco attractions including:

  • Fisherman's Wharf / PIER 39
  • North Beach
  • Chinatown
  • Embarcadero & The Ferry Building
  • Union Square
  • Civic Center - City Hall
  • Alamo Square Postcard Row Victorians
  • Haight/Ashbury, Golden Gate Park
  • Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point (Marin side)
  • Palace of Fine Arts.

View Route Map of the 20 City Tour Stops and Night Tour 

TIP: If time allows, enjoy the 2 1/2 hour round trip tour to get acquainted with the City. Then on your 2nd time around hop off at the sights you wish to explore - hop back on the next bus when done!
(You will receive a printed San Francisco route map at check in to guide your tour.)

GUIDED WALKING TOUR Included in all Passes:

  • Chinatown Walking Tour: Starts at Union Square, lasts about 1.5 hours & finishes at North Beach, Little Italy. Hop-Off the bus at Union Square for a guided walking tour through the famous Chinatown district of San Francisco (April - October Tour Starts at 11am & 1pm / November - March Tour Starts at 1pm). Must activate Hop On Hop Off pass to be eligible for walking tour. Walking Tours must be used within 24 hours (classic & premium) and 48 hours (deluxe) of activating Bus Ticket.  

NIGHT TOUR Included with Premium & Deluxe: 

  • 1 1/2 Hour Night Tour: View the city lights of Chinatown, Embarcadero, Fishermen’s Wharf, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and the Financial District at night. This 1-hour tour departs at 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Please note this is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.

SAUSALITO TOUR Included with Deluxe:

  • SAUSALITO TROLLEY Tour: Explore this quaint seaside town with a Mediterranean appeal and breathtaking views of the San Francisco. Discover distinctive boutiques, art galleries and a variety of restaurants and cafes. A great extra tour is to take the Optional Ferry back across San Francisco Bay to PIER 39 or Port of San Francisco. Purchase tickets at the Ferry terminal in Sausalito!
  • 1-Hour Free Bike Rental: Receive your first hour free with purchase of additional hour or more at Blazing Saddles bike rental. 
  • Players Arcade & Grill: Enjoy a $5 Game credit at PIER 39's Players Arcade & grill.
1-Hour Free Bike Rental with Premium & Deluxe: Receive your first hour free with purchase of additional hour or more at Blazing Saddles bike rental.
Life-like replicas of your favorite celebrities from movies, music, sports and politics with the opportunity to have your picture taken with provided props.

 * Approximately 50% of the bus fleet will have live personnel on board for tour narration.
Ticket Pricing
  Retail GuideYou Save Notes
Classic 1 Day $55 $48 $7 + Walking Tours
Classic Child $45 $40 $5 Age 5-15
Premium 1 Day $65 $56 $9 + Night & Walking Tours
Premium Child $55 $50 $5 Age 5-15
Deluxe 2 Day $79 $69 $10 + Sausalito, Night & Walking Tours
Deluxe Child $69 $59 $10 Age 5-15
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Customers with printed e-ticket can board at any stop and ride to the Fisherman's Wharf ticket booth - then disembark and go to the ticket counter and present their e-ticket and Valid ID and staff member will exchange the e-ticket for a valid Hop-On Hop-Off ticket.  View route map

Customers without a printed paper e-ticket MUST check in at the Fisherman's Wharf ticket booth to receive their Hop-On Hop-Off tickets. First Bus departs at 9:00am. Last bus departs from Fisherman's Wharf at 5:00pm for Full City tour (no Hop-On Hop-Off) - returns approximately 7:30pm.

Your 1-day or 2-day pass is activated on its first use when you check-in with the tour operator. Passes activated after 1pm will also be valid the following day until 1pm.

Must activate your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to be eligible for walking tours. Walking tours must be done within the 24 or 48 hour life of the tickets.

Classic, Premium & Deluxe Passes all receive the Chinatown Walking Tour.

CLASSIC    1-Day Pass +Walking Tour
PREMIUM  1-Day Pass +Sausalito Tour +Walking Tour + FREE Bike Rental
DELUXE     2-Day Pass +Night Tour +Sausalito Tour + Walking Tour + FREE Bike Rental + Madame Tussauds Museum Ticket
PREMIUM & CLASSIC + $5 Game Credit & Buy 1 Get 1 Drink at Players Arcade & Grill

Lost or stolen tickets cannot be replaced.

  • City Tour Loop takes 2 1/2 hours.

    Hop-Off, explore and catch the next Hop-On bus.

    Buses run frequently 9am-5pm.

  • HOVER HERE for Cancellation Policy.