1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Reservation System: Ventrata
API Provider: Rezdy and Ventrata
Location: San Francisco
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 24.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Challenging
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Visit the major attractions of San Francisco
Cross the Golden Gate bridge on an open top bus
Enjoy 24 hours hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour
Live commentary and multilingual audio tour with 7 languages
Explore more on a Walking tour
The open top city bus tour is a 2 hour tour around the major tourist sites of San Francisco including a drive over the Golden Gate Bridge with incredible views of Alcatraz, shopping at Union Square, exploring Chinatown, strolling in the Golden Gate Park or the Presidio, trying the ‘fresh catch-of-the-day’ at Fisherman’s Wharf and so much more! 
The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour begins at Fisherman’s Wharf taking you towards downtown of San Francisco. See the Barbary Coast, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building before you arrive at Union Square for some retail therapy. Take a picture at Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food. Your tour will then take you into the Civic Center area with great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall. 

The tour continues towards Alamo Square where there is a stop two blocks from the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes also known as "Postcard Row" – most popular from thousands of postcards as well as from the TV show "Full House”. You will then be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love” while driving through Haigh Ashbury. View the murals and art dedicated to the San Francisco hippie culture and the beginning of psychedelic rock music from such artists as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Hendrix.

Next stop is the Golden Gate Park, home to many museums and attractions including the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Gardens, as well as miles of hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.

From here the tour takes you to the most iconic landmark in San Francisco – the Golden Gate Bridge! While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have the best views of the bridge and the entire bay. Hop off at North Vista Point to take pictures of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz island and the amazing Golden Gate Bridge. 

On the way back, you will pass by the Palace of Fine Arts and continue through Cow hollow before reaching Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 where you will find some great attractions to check out, including The Aquarium, 7D Experience, Madame Tussauds, as well as San Francisco’s famous Sea Lions. 
Commentary English: Guide
English: Audio
Spanish: Audio
French: Audio
German: Audio
Italian: Audio
Portuguese: Audio
Japanese: Audio
Korean: Audio
Chinese Mandarin: Audio
Chinese Cantonese: Audio
Included - Hop on Hop off City Tour
- English speaking live guide or audio commentary
- Chinatown walking tour (1 hour)
Excluded - Tips and Gratuity
- Hotel Pick up
Know before you book - Children under 5 years of age are free
Know before you go - This bus tour is first come first serve
- The Walking tour begins at Union Square
- Carry a jacket as it can get cold on the bus
Additional Information

Maximum height: cm
Requirements: Must be able to swim
Required Information for Booking: : Full Names Each Traveler
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Health Items

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid 24 hours From time activated / redeemed

Availability Notes

From To Notes


Type: Redemption location
Lat & Long: 37.8077422, -122.4155563
Address: Pier 39, Building B, Level 2, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Notes: 2nd floor on the left hand side as you face towards the bay, in the corridor behind Fog Harbor Restaurant


Cancellation Policy: custom
Cancellation Cut-off: No cancellation cut-off applies
Cancellation Notes: Free cancellation any time before your tour.


Adult 12 years + $54.99 Available on request
Child 5-11 years $41.99 Available on request


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Other Information

FAQ What are the operating hours for the buses?

The buses depart from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

How frequently do the buses run?

The buses operate every 15-30 minutes (depending on season and traffic)

What are the operating hours for the office?

Our office is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (subject to change as per season)

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Tickets will be held at the box office