2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off & Alcatraz Island Tour
Alcatraz Island Tour (incl. ferry ride + self-guided audio tour in many languages)
Visit all major sights of San Francisco
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top bus
Enjoy 2 days hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour
Magnificent views during the San Francisco Night Tour
Live commentary or multilingual audio tour in various languages
99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California, 94133, US
Why take this tour?
The tour gives you the best views of San Francisco from the open top deck of the Double Decker bus. Explore the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, Golden Gate Park and more. The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco's most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge.
San Francisco Night Tour
Live narrated 60–90-minute tour shows you the most vibrant neighborhoods of San Francisco. Spectacular views from an open-top Double Decker bus cover all major sites of the city.
Alcatraz Island Tour
Alcatraz is San Francisco's most famous attraction. Start your tour by boarding the ferry at Fisherman's Wharf and sail across the bay to visit "the Rock", San Francisco's infamous prison island. Learn about the history of Alcatraz and stroll around the island until you are ready for your escape, taking the ferry back to San Francisco.
Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. Visit the exciting attractions at Pier 39, watch the popular sea lion colony and see many other sights along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views while you drive along the Barbary Coast, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more.
Snap a picture of Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food, or shop at Union Square in many of its luxury stores. Take a stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian houses, also known as "Postcard Row". In Haigh Ashbury you will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love”, surrounded by colorful murals and fine art dedicated to San Francisco’s hippie culture.
The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco’s most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have breathtaking views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning skyline. Hop off at North Vista Point to take your best selfie, or walk across the bridge high above the bay.
Enjoy the great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall along the Civic Center. Escape to Golden Gate Park to explore one of the largest urban parks in the world. Stop at its popular museums and attractions, the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the de Young Museum, or enjoy the long hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, and much more.
If you stay on the bus for the full tour, you can see all major sites of San Francisco in 2 hours, but with your flexible 2- day ticket you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as often as you like for two days. The tour guides or audio commentary provide fun and informative insights about San Francisco while you enjoy the most amazing views from the open top deck of the Double Decker bus.
San Francisco Night Tour
This live narrated 60–90-minute tour of San Francisco shows you the most vibrant neighborhoods of the city. With spectacular views from an open-top Double Decker bus, the tour covers all major sites of San Francisco. Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf, it takes you up to Nob Hill to see California Street with its famous Cable Cars and the impressive Grace Cathedral.
After passing through Chinatown and the Financial District, we cross the magnificent Bay Bridge with its spectacular art installation of lights that has become San Francisco’s most iconic light sculpture at night. From Treasure Island enjoy the best views of the sparkling skyline with amazing photo opportunities. On the way back the tour continues along the waterfront, passing the Embarcadero and Ferry Building before returning to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.
The tour will be guided by knowledgeable and fun tour guides to make your evening in San Francisco an unforgettable experience!
Alcatraz Island Tour
Alcatraz is San Francisco's most famous attraction. Start your tour by boarding the ferry at Fisherman’s Wharf and sail across the bay to visit “the Rock”, San Francisco’s infamous prison island. Once on the island, enjoy the amazing views of San Francisco’s skyline and explore Alcatraz on your own pace with the award winning self-guided audio tour inside the prison cell-block (available in various languages). Learn about the history of Alcatraz and stroll around the island until you are ready for your escape, taking the ferry back to San Francisco.
Note: The specific departure time for your ferry ride to Alcatraz Island will be provided upon redeeming your voucher. Please keep your day flexible until your specific departure time has been confirmed.
2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
San Francisco Night Tour
Ferry to/from Alcatraz Island (with a set departure time)
Award winning self-guided Alcatraz audio tour in various languages
Orientation video presented by the Discovery Channel (on Alcatraz Island)
English speaking live guide or audio commentary on the bus
Tips & Gratuities
Food & Beverages
Hotel pick up
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
The exact Alcatraz departure time will be provided upon reconfirming your tour with the operator
Children under 2 years of age are free
Hop on the bus at any stop
Before you go
The bus tours are first come first serve
Carry a jacket as it can get cold on the bus & ferry
Please carry a valid photo ID with you
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Currently, proof of vaccination is NOT required.
Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to departure.
If cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure, 25% cancellation fee applies
If cancelled less than 5 days prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee applies.
No refunds will be given for any no-shows or any missed ferry departures.
This voucher must be redeemed with Skyline Sightseeing no later than 72 hours prior to departure by checking in online via: www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin. Should you experience any issues with the online check-in, please email [email protected] stating the subject: “RECONFIRMING ALCATRAZ”. You will then receive all necessary information and further instructions accordingly. IMPORTANT: This voucher will NOT be accepted by Alcatraz Cruises at Pier 33.
PLEASE NOTE: Alcatraz Tour departure times are automatically allocated and cannot be changed. We suggest to keep your day flexible until you receive your confirmed departure time after checking in online. No refunds will be given for no-shows or missed ferry departures. You can start the Hop-On Hop-Off tour at any time. The buses run frequently throughout the day.
Confirmation necessary? Yes
Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption