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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

From USD 110.00
  • 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
Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
From USD 110.00
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From USD 110.00
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (295)
1 - 5 of 73 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Good value

Really enjoyed Alcatraz trip, one of the highlights of our California tour. The big bus tour was interesting, the guides were knowledgeable. This combo ticket included a smaller bus tour of Sausalito and the guide on this was very entertaining!

Thank F W
MirandaChe, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days 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
Perfect way to see the city

We only had one day to see San Francisco and had been recommended the big bus tours. Coming from a small town in Canada I was all for not having to drive around to all the spots we wanted to check out. I emailed a...More

Thank Nikel82
MirandaC900, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for touring with Big Bus San Francisco and thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your recommendation of Big Bus Tours. We are in 19 cities globally.

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Fantastic tour of San Francisco

This was amazing from the moment we stepped on the first bus, the guides were so knowledgeable and humorous made the tour very exciting. I learned so much about San Francisco that I never new. The guides and staff were really friendly and very very...More

2  Thank Carole-Anne1964
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
Poor communication and not worth the combo

We bought the city+Alcaraz. After calling we found out we didn’t have to come the day before to get our tickets ahead of time we just needed to be there by noon for a 1:30 departure to Alcatraz. We arrived by 10 and on the...More

1  Thank Coppermoney
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We boarded the bus and at stop #1 realized that people getting on at every stop could buy tickets. Of course this meant the driver had to tender money, explain rates and take too much time. We were 45 minutes into the tour at about...More

Thank G672DDmikes
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Claudia R | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I picked mine up on the same day but my tour time was 3:50. As long as your tour time is later on in the day it shouldn’t be a problem. Have a great time!
7 July 2018|
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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
15 May 2018|
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Response from Doctordan1 | Reviewed this property |
It runs throughout the day approximately every two hrs from early morning until mid afternoon
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