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San Francisco Open Top Double Decker Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

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Prices - including tax
All amounts in US Dollar $
Our Adult Internet Rate"Internet Rate" is the Alcatraz Media Inc. rate for orders placed online.
48 HOURS :
$55.00
Our Adult Internet Rate"Internet Rate" is the Alcatraz Media Inc. rate for orders placed online.
24 HOURS:
$38.00
Our Child Rate
48 HOURS
(ages 5-15):
$35.00
Our Child Rate
24 HOURS
(ages 5-15):
$25.00
Child - Free
SEATED IN ADULT LAP
(under 5):
$0.00
San Francisco Double Decker Tours
View the sights of San Francisco aboard an open-top double-decker bus! This SF city tour operates as a hop-on/hop-off tour that encompasses many stops throughout San Francisco. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of these new buses with the added benefit of a one-day or two-day, unlimited use ticket! This is the best way to get acquainted with the city or explore new neighborhoods.

This tour will cover the major sights of San Francisco in a loop. The on and off flexibility can make the tour last for two full days by visiting exciting attractions, museums, shopping and dining facilities. Create your own tour by choosing your stops. Tour narration is available by a live, English-speaking tour guide or by recorded commentary available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese.

As an added value, several bonus activities are included with the purchase of each ticket. See the Tour Description for a complete list of these exciting free activities!

San Francisco Open Top Double Decker Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Details

Length: 2.5 hours

Time: Time shown on Availability Calendar is for booking purposes only.
Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
(see Special Schedule Notes)

Ticket valid for unlimited use for 24 or 48 hours, redeemable up to 6 months from date on E-ticket.

Summary: Hotel pick-up not included. Child rates apply to ages 5-15. Children 4 and under are free when riding in an adult's lap. 24 hours notice required for handicapped passenger accommodations (please note any mobility requests on the Order Form). The included Sausalito tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Reserve online, or call 888-478-1465 for reservations or more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

San Francisco Open Top Double Decker Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Description

Special Schedule Notes
  • Buses do not operate on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day.
  • This tour may not be available other days, or schedule of departures may be changed due to road closures or special events in San Francisco.

Advantages of taking the San Francisco Open Top Double Decker Hop-On & Hop-Off Bus Tour:

  • Air conditioned Buses
  • Golden Gate Bridge included in the tour
  • Best View from 14 feet up - and no windows on top
  • Comfortable seats
  • Most stops and frequent departures
  • Entertaining and informative narration
  • Affordable
  • Ticket Valid for Unlimited Rides for 24 or 48 hours from time of first boarding
  • 2.5 hour full tour of San Francisco
  • Child Prices for Ages 5-15; Under 5 Ride FREE
  • 3 Bonus Walking Tours (Chinatown, North Beach & Barbary Coast)
  • Sausalito Trolley Tour (48 Hour ticket only)
  • Panoramic Night Tour (48 Hour ticket only)
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Admission (Museum or Mirror Maze) (48 Hour ticket only)
  • The 7D Experience – 1 Ride (48 Hour ticket only)

The Tour

The Tour features entertaining and informative narration. If you choose to ride the entire loop, the tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. If you're new to San Francisco, one option to consider is to ride the entire loop to get a good feel for what you will want to go back and visit as you hop-off and hop-on at various stops on the loop.

In a full day on the San Francisco Open Top Double Decker Hop-On & Hop-Off Bus Tour, you can make approximately 5-6 stops to visit many, but not all, of the attractions noted below.

Some attractions, shops or facilities are closed on weekends and holidays; some require timed tickets resulting in extended waiting in line for tours. No timed tickets are included in the tour price.

Times noted are approximate. Delays and/or route changes may occur due to traffic, weather, street closures, etc.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Stops
PLEASE NOTE - LAST DEPARTURE DAILY IS AT 5:00 PM
Subject to change

  • Stop 1: Fisherman’s Wharf - Mason @ Jefferson Street
  • Stop 2: Fisherman’s Wharf - Taylor @ Beach Street
  • Stop 3: Washington Square – Columbus @ Union Street- southwest corner
  • Stop 4: Financial District - Clay and Battery - northeast corner
  • Stop 5: Union Square
  • Stop 6: Hilton Hotel – Mason Street at Corner of Ellis
  • Stop 7: Civic Center - Asian Art Museum on Larkin Street
  • Stop 8: Fulton Street - At Inn at the Opera on Fulton @ Franklin Street
  • Stop 9: Alamo Square – Fell Street at corner of Divisadero, opposite from 76 gas station
  • Stop 10: Haight & Ashbury - Stanyan and Haight Street - across from McDonalds
  • Stop 11: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse in front of Academy of Sciences
    (Sunday - stops on corner of Lincoln and 9th – northwest corner)
  • Stop 12: Golden Gate Bridge - South Vista Point
  • Stop 13: Golden Gate Bridge - North Vista Point
  • Stop 14: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson @ corner of Francisco Street
  • Stop 15: Lombard and Fillmore Street – southwest corner
  • Stop 16: Lombard and Gough Street - southeast corner
  • Stop 17: Union Square – Post street @ Powell – In front of Westin St. Francis
  • Stop 18: Gates to Chinatown – Grant @ Bush Street – In front of Triton Hotel
  • Stop 19: Stueart Street – Between Mission and Howard, in front of Harbor Court Hotel
  • Stop 20: Pier 39

Bonus Walking Tours

Chinatown Walking Tour - See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of traditional and contemporary culture in this historic neighborhood.

North Beach Walking Tour - Take a journey through the eclectic Little Italy district. From Washington Square Park to the incredible St. Peter & Paul Church, you'll get a taste of the bohemian lifestyle that inspired so many of the artistically gifted San Franciscans of previous generations.

Barbary Coast Walking Tour - Explore the nine-block radius of what was once the haunt of vigilantes, bandits and Shanghaiing Crimps. From the present Financial District to the Jackson Square Historic District, you'll see remnants of the past and the hangouts of famous literary writers such as Mark Twain, Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris.

Bonus Activities (valid with 48 Hour ticket only)

Sausalito Trolley Tour - Visit the picturesque waterfront community of Sausalito. A short ride from the Golden Gate Bridge will take you down into the enchanted seaside village, with 3 stops at Bunker Road, Horseshoe Bay and Downtown Sausalito. Discover distinctive boutiques, a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries. Dine with spectacular views of the bay, relax in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint Mediterranean town. Please note that the Sausalito Tour is NOT wheelchair-accessible.

Panoramic Night Tour - This two-hour San Francisco night tour begins in Fisherman’s Wharf, taking you through Union Street to the Presidio, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tour then climbs up historic Nob Hill for a stunning close up view of the magnificent Grace Cathedral. The tour makes its way across the grand Bay Bridge for picturesque views of the city skyline from Treasure Island, site of the 1939’s World Fair. Heading back into the city, the tour will continue along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco.
(From late December through early January, the Panoramic Night Tour will be replaced with a San Francisco Holiday Lights Tour.)

7D Experience - Experience the thrill of a roller coaster and the excitement of an interactive shooting gallery – all without leaving your seat in a state of the art digital theater with surround sound, 3D effects and the newest in laser technology. Compete to achieve the highest score in the theater as everyone tries to capture the gold, eliminate the bad robot cowboys, or survive the zombie apocalypse. The sharpshooter with the best aim will have their picture displayed on the big screen and everyone will have the opportunity to view and purchase their action shot as well. This cutting edge technology was developed by TrioTech of Montreal, Canada, and is brought to you by the Alter family of San Francisco.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! - The 48 Hour ticket also includes free admission to Ripley's Believe It Or Not! On the day of your tour, you will have the option to visit the museum OR the mirror maze.

Museum - Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is San Francisco’s home to weird-class family fun that is located in the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf near Pier 39. With two floors and over 10,000 square feet filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the weirdest thing on the Wharf! See in person the incredible “Believe It or Not!’s” you’ve read about it in the Ripley books and cartoons and watched on television. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is a self-guided, self-paced interactive tour that is fun for the whole family and allows guests to fully enjoy San Francisco’s most bizarre attraction! Amazing Exhibits, Unusual Art, Unbelievable & Genuine Artifacts from Around the Globe! During your visit, marvel at our collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures as you explore through some of the weirdest finds imaginable. In the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium you can visit an unbelievable variety of artifacts and displays in our unique interactive galleries that pay tribute to the odd and strange.

Mirror Maze - Located at Fisherman’s Wharf near Pier 39, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze boasts over 100 Mirrors with LED lighting and digital sound! A totally new concept in amusement design, it provides a different experience every time you enter. With sound and lighting effects to enhance the experience, the maze features 2,000 square.

Hotel pick-up not included. Child rates apply to ages 5-15. Children 4 and under are free when riding in an adult's lap. 24 hours notice required for handicapped passenger accommodations (please note any mobility requests on the Order Form). The included Sausalito tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Reserve online, or call 888-478-1465 for reservations or more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
I think this tour was excellent and well worth the money paid for it.
5.0 / 5
very good
5.0 / 5
We recommend this tour!
4.0 / 5
Great tour. Liked the hop on hop off concept
 
 
 
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