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Jump aboard the bus at any of the 24 stops along the route, hopping off at any sites that pique your interest. You’ll see city highlights including Embarcadero Center, Japantown, Lombard Street, Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury, Pier 39, Chinatown, and North Beach. Hear fascinating commentary about each spot along the way.

Your pass also includes two walking tours, option to buy 1 hour get 1 hour free bike rental (only available with the 48-hour pass), and an admission ticket to Alcatraz with round-trip ferry access from Pier 33. You can also take an audio tour of the prison before catching the ferry back to San Francisco.

Note: 48-hour tickets must be used for consecutive days.
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A visit to Alcatraz, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, can require planning far in advance. Combine your trip to the island prison with a hop-on hop-off San Francisco bus tour, which includes an admission ticket to Alcatraz and a round-trip ferry ride. The bus route features 24 stops, which you can explore at your own pace, and you can choose from a 24- or 48-hour pass option.
  • Explore San Francisco at your own pace with this hop-on hop-off bus tour 
  • Learn about the city via live commentary, and hop off at any of the 24 stops
  • Take two walking tours led by a guide 
  • Includes admission to Alcatraz and a round-trip ferry ride
  • Use the onboard Wi-Fi to upload pictures quickly to social media 
  • Choose from a 24- or 48-hour bus pass to fit your sightseeing needs
  • If you want to bike around the city, get a 2-hour bike rental for the price of one hour to save money (only available with the 48-hour pass)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Do not choose this company use big bus instead

We have had very poor experiences with this company. Firstly, the woman at Pier41 where you picked up up or ticket was very rude and not at all helpful. We had a great trip to Alcatraz, it was terrific but when you want to catch...More

Thank Wendy C
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Wendy, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it is much appreciated. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. We fully understand your frustration, and it is important you get to your next destination as quickly as possible. Your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
City tour

The guides can vary In style and quality. The bus times can be very inconsistent. Good way to get around town.

Thank Julie B
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julie, thank you for the valuable feedback, we hope you enjoyed your trip to San Francisco.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
48 hour tour rushed but fantastic

Booked the 48 hour hop on hop off with Alcatraz, Sausalito and two walking tours. Spent the majority of the first day at Alcatraz which was amazing. Second day we managed to fit in the 7D experience, a trip over the Golden Gate Bridge to...More

Thank jemma2701
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hop on hop off alcatraz

Mostly this service went with out any issues around Sanfrancisco it self how ever we did walk over the bridge to salsileto which is a awesome thing to do but when it came time to return there were more people than could fit on the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018
Convenient but inconsistent service

The Big Bus company advertises live in person commentary but that is only available on some of the buses. The audio would often not work as well. The bus overall was convenient for getting around the city but I wouldn't recommend it for people interested...More

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Martin T
11 May 2018|
Response from Jill R | Reviewed this property |
The night tour runs every night so no problem there. No places are reserved. They tell you what time to be there so just get there early so you aren't last in the queue.
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