Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Guided Tours - 1 or 2-day Pass

19 reviews

Highlights

  • A practical bus tour with conveniantly located stops around San Francisco

  • A good view from the upper deck of the open-top bus

  • Guided walking tours of 4 different neighborhoods

Essential info*

  • Instant confirmation

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1 day, 2 days

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover San Francisco with a 1, 2-day package that includes access to a hop-on hop-off bus tour plus a choice of walking tours.

  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Cover a maximum of sites on this open-top bus tour, deciding what you want to visit and at which pace. Hop on and hop off at more than 20 convenient stops around the city. Sites and monuments on the route include Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Haight-Ashbury. Each bus is air conditioned and has an upper deck that is part-open, part-covered.

Learn about the city as you go, either by listening to the guide’s commentary in English or using an audio guide (available in 10 languages). You’ll be immersed in the history of San Francisco, and your guides will tell you all kinds of facts and stories about the city.

  • Guided Tours

When you book the bus tour, you also get 3 guided walking tours around the city’s most famous neighborhoods:

  1. Chinatown: you’ll visit San Francisco’s Chinatown with its remarkable mix of traditional and modern influences. Your guide will show you where to drink Chinese tea and the best places to taste the different flavors of Asia.
  2. Barbary Coast and the Financial District: you’ll be shown around what used to be the city’s red light district, once the haunt of gamblers, tricksters and prostitutes, and hear about San Francisco’s historic links with the gold rush, before passing through the extremely modern Financial District.
  3. North Beach, Little Italy: you’ll be taken on a historic tour of this district, passing by Washington Square and the Saints Peter and Paul Church, soaking up the bohemian atmosphere of this arty neighborhood.​
  4.  Fisherman's Wharf: you'll visit one of San Francisco's most emblematic neighborhoods where Pier 39 and the cities many sea lions are located. Enjoy impressive views of Alcatraz. 

Options

When you book, you will be asked to choose from the following options:

1-day pass: hop-on, hop-off bus tour + 4 guided tours.

1-day pass: hop-on, hop-off bus tour + 4 guided tours + bus tour to Sausalito

2-day pass: hop-on, hop-off bus tour + 4 guided tours + open-deck evening tour AND bus tour to Sausalito

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: buses in circulation from 9am to 5pm
  • Frequency: departures every 10 to 30 minutes depending on the season
  • Duration: the complete bus circuit lasts approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (if you don’t get off at any stops)
  • Languages: a guide will commentate the tour in English, multilingual audio guides are also available
  • You will receive your ticket that contains a QR code by email. You will be asked to present this code to the driver of the first bus you get on to collect your pass (mobile voucher accepted or printed out voucher). You may board the bus at any stop. 
    When booking you will be asked to select a date for your visit. Please note however that your voucher will be valid for 1 week starting from the selected date. 
  • Not every bus is equipped with audio guide facilities; roughly half of the buses propose this service. Please ask the driver if audio guides are available when you board the bus. If they are not, you can choose to wait for the next bus
  • You may be asked to show proof of identity
  • Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • You are free to get on and off the bus at any of the stops, at any time of the day, as many times as you like. Fisherman’s Wharf is the main departure point for the tour
  • Details for the different activities included within the package are indicated on the route map, which is available on all of the buses and in many hotels. The main information is as follows:
  1. The walking tour of Chinatown departs at 11am and 3pm every day from stop No.5 – Union Square South – and lasts roughly 1 hour 30 minutes
  2. The walking tour of Barbary Coast departs at 10am and 3pm every day from stop No.4 – Embarcadero – and lasts roughly 1 hour
  3. The walking tour of North Beach departs at 12:30pm and 4:30pm every day from stop No.3 – Washington Square – and lasts roughly 1 hour
  4. The guided visit of Fisherman's Wharf departs every day at 2pm from stop No.1 - Fisherman's Visitor Center- and lasts roughly 1 hour
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • A bus tour of San Francisco (hop-on, hop-off at more than 20 stops)
  • The services of the bus driver and guide (live commentary in English)
  • The use of an audio guide on the bus (9 languages available: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese and Chinese Mandarin)
  • 2-day pass only: a bus tour by night and a bus tour to Sausalito
  • 4 guided walking tours of the city (in English)

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

19 reviews
  • Un très bon moyen de découvrir les principaux sites de la ville. L'audio guide est proposé en français. Couvrez-vous bien si vous montez à l'étage. Le passage du Golden Gate est venteux. Le personnel est accueillant.
    Bertrand M.
    Mar 2, 2020
  • Tout était parfait
    HUGUETTE R.
    Feb 23, 2020
  • Parfait ! Je recommande vraiment !
    CATHERINE F.
    Sep 2, 2019

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