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  • Big Bus Tours - San Francisco

    San Francisco , CA

    See the best first- Tour available in 8 languages
    BONUS: Enjoy a Free Walking Tours as part of your Tour experience!
    China Town Tour:
    Experience the culture and discover the roots of this unique San Francisco community.
    The China Town walk starts at Unions Square South and is available twice a day: 11.00am and 3.00pm. The walk takes approximately 1.5 hours.

    Big Bus Tours aims to give you the most enjoyable and memorable experience of San Francisco. This unique city tour stops at 20 key points of interest all around this spectacular city. Learn about the city’s history and witness the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture and picturesque views atop an open air bus. Hop on and off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around San Francisco. 24 Hour/48 Hour tickets available.

    Included with your bus ticket

    - Unlimited hop-on/hop-off with every ticket
    - Join a free walking tour of San Francisco’s historic neighborhoods
    - Hop off the bus at Union Square South, for a guided walk through the world famous San Francisco Chinatown. See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. Listen to our qualified tour guide as they take you to the best places for authentic Chinese tea, dim sum, herbs and the fascinating fortune cookie factory. The Chinatown walking tour takes approximately one and a half hours and finishes at North Beach, Little Italy.
    - Join us at North Beach, Little Italy for our historic tour of San Francisco’s eclectic North Beach district. This guided journey through Little Italy will open your eyes to the splendor of Washington Square, the incredible St Peter and Paul Church, and will provide you with a taste of the bohemian lifestyle that inspired so many of the artistically gifted San Franciscans of previous generations. The North Beach walking tour takes approximately one hour and finishes at Washington Square.

    Walking tours are offered daily with the Chinatown tour departing Union Square South at 11am and 3pm, and the North Beach tour departing at North Beach, Little Italy Stop 3 at 12:30pm and 4:30pm.

    - Free one hour bike rental, with a purchase of one hour bike rental at Blazing Saddles locations throughout San Francisco.
    - Live English tour guides or recorded commentary in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese.

    Hours


    Departs daily, 365 days a year
    First departure leaves Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street) at 9am, last departure leaves at 6pm
    Start the tour at any hop-on/hop-off points, buses run frequently (every 5-10 minutes in the summer, 10-15 minutes in the winter)
    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco departs from Stop 1 at 7pm.

    Tickets

    24-Hour Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing

    Ticket info /hours

    Unlimited hop-on/hop-offs Your bus ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you board the tour bus. Also included are the Chinatown and North Beach walking tours FREE with your ticket.

    Where to Board
    Please board at Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street, at the corner of Mason) or at any of our hop-on/hop-off points.

    Click here for a list of languages available in our pre-recorded version of this tour.
    (ADD CANTONESE AND BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

    Click Here to view Hop On, Hop Off Locations.

    Ticket valid until Mar 31, 2018

    Hours


    Departs daily, 365 days a year
    First departure leaves Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street) at 9am, last departure leaves at 6pm
    Start the tour at any hop-on/hop-off points, buses run frequently (every 5-10 minutes in the summer, 10-15 minutes in the winter)
    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco departs from Stop 1 at 7pm.

    Terms & Conditions for 24-Hour Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment 24-Hour Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing

    Please present voucher at any of the sightseeing stops along the route. Photo Identification is required to redeem your voucher.

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 16+) 50.00 45.00
    Child (ages 5-15) 30.00 25.00

    48 Hour Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing

    Ticket info /hours

    The 48-hour hop on hop off ticket gives you unlimited hop-on/hop-offs for two consecutive days. Enjoy the Panoramic Night Tour FREE with your 48-hour ticket. Also included are the Chinatown and North Beach walking tours.

    Where to Board
    Please board at Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street, at the corner of Mason) or at any of our hop-on/hop-off points.

    Click here for a list of languages available in our pre-recorded version of this tour.
    (ADD CANTONESE AND BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

    Click Here to view Hop On, Hop Off Locations.

    Panoramic Night Tour is included in the 48 Hour ticket.

    Ticket valid until Mar 31, 2018

    Hours


    Departs daily, 365 days a year
    First departure leaves Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street) at 9am, last departure leaves at 6pm
    Start the tour at any hop-on/hop-off points, buses run frequently (every 5-10 minutes in the summer, 10-15 minutes in the winter)
    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco departs from Stop 1 at 7pm.

    Terms & Conditions for 48 Hour Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment 48 Hour Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing

    Reservations are not required. Please present voucher at any of the sightseeing stops along the route. Photo Identification is required to redeem your voucher.

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 16+) 60.00 55.00
    Child (ages 5-15) 40.00 35.00

    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco | Departs daily

    Ticket info /hours

    Big Bus Tours is delighted to present the city of San Francisco by night, an experience designed to captivate with a perspective of a city that shines at night as the sun sets and the city comes to life. Our two hour Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco features live English commentary from a fully qualified tour guide who will point out the magnificence of this incredible city by night.

    Tour Highlights:
    - Fisherman’s Wharf
    - Union Street
    - Presidio
    - Golden Gate Bridge
    - Grace Cathedral
    - Nob Hill
    - AT&T Park
    - Ferry Building
    - Embarcadero

    The tour departs from Stop 1 at Fisherman’s Wharf at 7pm. A courtesy shuttle back to Union Square will be provided at the end of the tour.

    Ticket valid until Mar 31, 2018

    Hours


    Departs daily, 365 days a year
    First departure leaves Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street) at 9am, last departure leaves at 6pm
    Start the tour at any hop-on/hop-off points, buses run frequently (every 5-10 minutes in the summer, 10-15 minutes in the winter)
    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco departs from Stop 1 at 7pm.

    Terms & Conditions for Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco | Departs daily

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco | Departs daily

    Tour runs Thursday-Sunday. Weather conditions can vary, please bring a warm jacket.

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 16+) 30.00 24.00
    Child (ages 5-15) 20.00 18.00
    This ticket requires you to choose a date.
    Please make a selection from the calendar.
    • Please select a date...

    Alcatraz Combo Package ~ June - September

    Ticket info /hours

    Once considered the 'prison of American prisons', Alcatraz is an must-see when in San Francisco. Discover this fascinating island for yourself with our Alcatraz Combo.

    Our Alcatraz combo ticket includes:

    Alcatraz ferry and entrance
    Big Bus day tour 48 hour ticket
    Big Bus Sausalito Tour
    Big Bus Night Tour
    3 walking tours
    1 hour bike rental (with 1 hour purchase)

    Please note, your selected date is not automatically guaranteed. Once you have purchased your ticket online, an email request will be sent to Alcatraz@bigbustours.com to confirm the date.

    If they can't fulfill your requested date, they will send alternate options within your vacation window.

    Once your date is confirmed, your voucher must be redeemed at their visitor center at 99 Jefferson Street, 1 or 2 days before your Alcatraz tour date; to collect your bus tickets and Alcatraz voucher.

    *Book your tickets online a minimum of 5 days in advance to guarantee entry to Alcatraz. You will be unable to book and gain entry on the day.

    Ticket valid until Mar 31, 2018

    Hours


    Departs daily, 365 days a year
    First departure leaves Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street) at 9am, last departure leaves at 6pm
    Start the tour at any hop-on/hop-off points, buses run frequently (every 5-10 minutes in the summer, 10-15 minutes in the winter)
    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco departs from Stop 1 at 7pm.

    Terms & Conditions for Alcatraz Combo Package ~ June - September

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment Alcatraz Combo Package ~ June - September

    Reservation confirmation is required. You must call at least 72 hours in advance, at (877) 332-8689 to confirm your time and date. You will not be guaranteed a place on this tour without calling in advance.

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 16+) 140.00 135.00
    Child (ages 5-15) 100.00 95.00
    This ticket requires you to choose a date.
    Please make a selection from the calendar.
    • Please select a date...

    Alcatraz Combo Package ~ October - May

    Ticket info /hours

    Once considered the 'prison of American prisons', Alcatraz is an must-see when in San Francisco. Discover this fascinating island for yourself with our Alcatraz Combo.

    Our Alcatraz combo ticket includes:

    Alcatraz ferry and entrance
    Big Bus day tour 48 hour ticket
    Big Bus Sausalito Tour
    Big Bus Night Tour
    3 walking tours
    1 hour bike rental (with 1 hour purchase)

    Please note, your selected date is not automatically guaranteed. Once you have purchased your ticket online, an email request will be sent to Alcatraz@bigbustours.com to confirm the date.

    If they can't fulfill your requested date, they will send alternate options within your vacation window.

    Once your date is confirmed, your voucher must be redeemed at their visitor center at 99 Jefferson Street, 1 or 2 days before your Alcatraz tour date; to collect your bus tickets and Alcatraz voucher.

    *Book your tickets online a minimum of 5 days in advance to guarantee entry to Alcatraz. You will be unable to book and gain entry on the day.

    Ticket valid until Mar 31, 2018

    Hours


    Departs daily, 365 days a year
    First departure leaves Stop 1 (99 Jefferson Street) at 9am, last departure leaves at 6pm
    Start the tour at any hop-on/hop-off points, buses run frequently (every 5-10 minutes in the summer, 10-15 minutes in the winter)
    Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco departs from Stop 1 at 7pm.

    Terms & Conditions for Alcatraz Combo Package ~ October - May

    All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

    Instructions for fulfillment Alcatraz Combo Package ~ October - May

    Reservation confirmation is required. You must call at least 72 hours in advance, at (877) 332-8689 to confirm your time and date. You will not be guaranteed a place on this tour without calling in advance.

    Gate price Your price Qty
    Adult (ages 16+) 110.00 108.00
    Child (ages 5-15) 85.00 83.00
    This ticket requires you to choose a date.
    Please make a selection from the calendar.
    • Please select a date...

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