San Francisco City Tour in an Open Top Double Decker Bus.

Why We Love this Tour

“San Francisco is made up of an eclectic array of neighborhoods and this is an awesome way to see and learn about them! Truly a great overview of the city!”

– Laura Skelton
Sales and Product Manager

Tour Highlights

  • Ride the double-decker open-top buses
  • One Day or Two Day Hop-on, Hop-off tickets
  • Live on-board narration
  • Multi-language audio commentary via complimentary headphones
  • Included Chinatown walking Tour
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Price: $73

Essential Ticket price. See booking page for Explore Ticket pricing. Child rates are age 5-15. Kids under 5 are FREE.

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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

The sky’s the limit on this San Francisco City Tour! Join an open-top bus sightseeing tour for a fantastic experience of beautiful San Francisco.

On our tour you will learn about the different cultures living here, exciting architecture, beautiful nature, and of course the history from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush and present day. Our tours are a great way for you to familiarize yourself with San Francisco or show visitors around without having to drive! You’ll see:

  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • North Beach
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Ferry Building
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Union Square
  • Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • Marina/Cow Hollow
  • Market Street
  • Financial District
  • Painted Ladies

Don’t forget to add on your ticket to see Alcatraz!

Booking Options

Essential Ticket | 1-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Bus Tour

$73 adult/$63 child

Enjoy 24 hours of continuous use around the city with unlimited hop-on-and-off privileges, plus:

  • Included Chinatown Walking Tour


Explore Ticket | 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

$85 adult/$69 child

Twice the fun, and plenty of extras! Enjoy the following perks:

  • Included Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Panoramic Night Tour
  • Choice of: Entrance to USS Pampanito or 2-hour Bike Rental



Buses run approximately every 20 minutes from 10am-5pm, starting at Stop 1, Big Bus Visitors’ Center located 99 Jefferson Street.

  • Stop 1:  Big Bus Tours Visitors’ Center – 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets)
  • Stop 2:  North Beach/Chinatown – 621 Columbus Avenue (bus stop on NW corner of Union & Columbus)
  • Stop 3:  Embarcadero Center – Clay St (between Battery & Front Streets)
  • Stop 4:  Ferry Building – 1 Market Street (Between Steuart & Spear Streets)
  • Stop 5:  Union Square South – 280 Geary St (opposite Macy’s entrance, next to steps)
  • Stop 6:  Redemption Center/Hilton Hotel – Mason Street, between O’Farrell and Ellis Streets (outside Hilton Hotel entrance)
  • Stop 7:  Civic Center – 350 McCallister Street (White Zone outside Earl Warren Building)
  • Stop 8:  Alamo Square – 944 Fell Street (next to Mosaic wall near corner with Pierce St)
  • Stop 9:  Haight Ashbury – 1816 Haight Street (opposite Cha Cha Cha restaurant)
  • Stop 10:  Golden Gate Park (Monday – Saturday only) – 55 Music Concourse Drive (outside California Academy of Sciences)
  • Stop 10:  Golden Gate Park (Sundays and Public Holidays) – Bus stop at North-West corner of Lincoln Way & 9th Ave (Sundays + Public Holidays only)
  • Stop 11:  North Vista Point/Golden Gate Bridge – North Vista Point, Sausalito, CA 94965 (lookout parking area off highway)
  • Stop 12:  Palace of Fine Arts – 211 Richardson Avenue (Bus stop on North-West corner of Richardson Ave and Francisco Street)
  • Stop 13:  Marina/Cow Hollow – 2101 Lombard Street (SW corner of Lombard and Fillmore Sts)
  • Stop 14:  Lombard Street – 1599 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94123m (outside Buena Vista Motor Inn near corner with Gough St)
  • Stop 15:  Pier 35/Cruise Terminal – 1454 The Embarcadero (outside Pier 35 cruise terminal entrance)
  • Stop 16:  Pier 39 – The Embarcadero, bus stop outside the entrance to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf

Why Not Visit Alcatraz Too?


Review your trip

Lots of Sights in Little Time!

“We had a blast going through the town and you see a lot of sights in about half a day!

The ride across the Golden Gate Bridge is just marvelous and the guides and the drivers do a great job.

A big shout out to our driver Ray, our guide Doug and the trainee Coco who did the first 12 stops today for the first time. Great job everyone!”

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Team Blake!

“I just got back from SF and I have to say although I stayed there for a very short time, I had a blast and Blake was a big part of it. We “Team Los Angeles” as he named our group had a great time on the bus. Blake was very informative, fun and enthusiastic. He made jokes, played games and he even sang a few songs. Some of them made up 🙂

I want to mention and thank our driver too but I can’t remember his name.

Anyways, If you get on Blake’s boss you won’t regret it. Team Blake Rocks!”

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