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Itinerary
Begin your tour at any of the 20 bus stops around San Francisco. A double-decker bus lets you choose from covered seats at street level or sitting on the open-air upper deck.

Hop on or off the bus at any stop, including top attractions such as Union Square and the Palace of Fine Arts, or ride the entire loop for an informative sightseeing tour. This experience additionally includes walking tours of Chinatown, North Beach, the Barbary Coast, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Choose between a panoramic night tour to see the city lit up at night, or take a Sausalito trolley tour to explore the quaint seaside town. A ferry ride and admission ticket to Alcatraz is also included. Check in at the supplier office the day before your tour to get your Alcatraz admission ticket. Additional bike rental and entertainment deals are also included.
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Alcatraz Island
Big Bus San Francisco
Overview
A hop-on hop-off bus pass bundled with an admission ticket to Alcatraz offers one of the best values for San Francisco sightseeing. With pickup and drop-off locations at the city’s most popular attractions, including Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge, this bus loop makes it super easy to get around. Plus, an Alcatraz admission ticket gives you access to the famous prison site, which is infamously difficult to book at the last minute.
Highlights
  • Hop-on hop-off tour lets you easily visit 20 San Francisco attractions 
  • Get an Alcatraz admission ticket without booking months ahead 
  • Walking tours of four popular neighborhoods provide an extra value
  • Option of nighttime bus tour or Sausalito trolley tour as an additional bonus
  • Deals on bike rentals and entertainment save you money
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great introduction to San Francisco

Our group of four had booked our tour in two lots not realising this would affect our Alcatraz ferry times - we found out the day before we were on ferries two hours apart and that this couldn't be changed (Big Bus sources the Alcatraz...More

1  Thank Klaudia C
Miranda C, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for touring with Big Bus San Francisco and hope you tour with us when you are next in a Big Bus City. We will share your appreciation with Charlie and Lawerence

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see San Francisco

We booked this trip to get alcatraz tickets because they had none left at the alcatraz cruises. To our suprise the bus tour was really great mainly because of our guide Doug. He suggested great restaurants and great places to go see. He made the...More

Thank Christian T
Miranda C, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and thank you for touring with Big Bus San Francisco. We greatly appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Bus Tour and Walking

Bus Tour was a great way to see th city! Tour guide Dave did a great job with our walking tours of Chinatown and North Beach.

1  Thank rscharchburg
Miranda C, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for touring with Big Bus San Francisco and hope you tour with us when you are next in a Big Bus City. We will share your appreciation with Dave

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Big bus tour

Our guide “soda pop” was great. Engaging informative and funny. We did a full loop to see the city. Then We used the bus to get around and go back to see shows and have dinner. Worked out very well.

Thank pepesharizzle
Miranda C, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for touring with Big Bus San Francisco and hope you tour with us when you are next in a Big Bus City. We will share your appreciation with Sodapop

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great way to see San Francisco

Be sure to book in advance as the Alcatraz tickets sell out. We loved this combo tour. For anyone who likes history Alcatraz is a must. The hop on hop off tour really gave us an overview of the city and we were able to...More

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Response from Jacinta C | Reviewed this property |
I booked my tour through Viator. As you are going soon, you may have problems booking Alcatraz as it is rather popular. We booked ours 6 months in advance even though we went in winter. Hope you are able to experience... More
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It runs throughout the day approximately every two hrs from early morning until mid afternoon
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Jacky P
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Response from Jacinta C | Reviewed this property |
We booked our Alcatraz ticket separately which included the trip to Sausalito. You can spend as much time at Alcatraz as you want once you get there - they have a ferry timetable at the wharf. As mentioned in the above... More
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