One-Day Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

Discover the city’s pulsating culture, exciting architecture, breathtaking natural surroundings, and stunning vistas.

Enjoy sweeping views of San Francisco’s vibrant street life and famous landmarks on your way through the city from the open top of our double-decker buses. En route, learn about San Francisco’s unique history with your choice of a personal recorded commentary in 10 languages.

During the tour you will discover San Francisco’s pulsating culture, exciting architecture, breath-taking natural surroundings, and stunning vistas. The tour’s main highlight is driving across the Golden Gate Bridge to Vista Point and seeing the stunning views across San Francisco Bay. And there are amazing photo opportunities along the way!

While on board, learn about San Francisco’s history, from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush, and from the dot com booms to today. The headphone audio is available in 10 languages –English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin– on every second departure.

You can hop-on and hop-off the bus to visit attractions, go shopping or enjoy a meal along the way, before hopping back on-board to continue your journey.

The two-and-a-half-hour loop features over 16 hop-on hop-off stops. Stops on the city tour include:

  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Alcatraz Landing
  • Pier 33
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Pier 39
  • Chinatown
  • North Beach
  • Union Square
  • Haight-Ashbury
  • Coit Tower
  • Civic Center
  • Financial District
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Academy of Sciences
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Ferry Building

And much more…

This tour is operated by Big Bus Tours San Francisco. Tours depart every 15-20 minutes right across from Pier 43 ½, on the corner of Mason & Jefferson Streets. Information subject to change without notice.


Adult: $59
Youth: $49

Adult (13+); Youth (3-12)