Hop on Hop -Off City Tour operates daily from 9:00 – 17:00
You will be able to sightsee as you the tours stops at 20 spectacular sights throughout San Francisco- which will allow you to get on and get off at your leisure to enjoy your time.
Alcatraz Island Tour – Please redeem e-tickets at least one day prior to your rour date or before 9:00am in the date of your tour at our Visitors’ Center: 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Big Bus will provide you with your hop-on hop-off tickets as well as an Alcatraz voucher that must be redeemed at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing.
Operates: Daily. Departure time will be given at time of confirmation.
Once considered the ‘prison of American prisons’, Alcatraz is a must-see in San Francisco. Our fantastic Alcatraz combo ticket allows you guaranteed entry to Alcatraz Ferry tickets and Alcatraz Island Tour. Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al “Scarface” Capone, and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud helped to establish the island’s notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world’s most legendary prisons.
Panoramic Night Tour:
Operates: Nightly at 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and *7:30pm (*April – October). Tour is 1.5 Hours
The two hour Panoramic Night Tour of San Francisco begins from our visitor center in Fisherman’s Wharf, taking you through Union Street to the Presidio, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tour then climbs up the historic Nob Hill for a stunning close up view of the magnificent Grace Cathedral. The tour makes its way across the grand Bay Bridge for picturesque views of the city skyline from Treasure Island, site of the 1939’s World Fair. Heading back into the city, the tour will continue along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco. Important: This is a 1.5 hour tour and not a hop-on hop-off tour.
Operates:Daily from 10:15 – 16:30 from Red Route stop #12 or Green Route stop #21
Visit the picturesque waterfront community of Sausalito, a short distacne from the Golden Gate Bridge, on our special Big Bus Trolley bus. Discover distinctive boutiques a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, and unique art galleries. Relax in the park, or explore the narrow streets in the hills of this quaint Meditertaniean-town. Hop n or Hop off at 4 popular locations on this 1 hour tour.
City Walking Tours:
Chinatown Walking Tour: Walk through the world famous historic neighborhood. See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. Tour begins at Stop #6 and operates daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Northbeach Walking Tour: This tour will take you on a journey through the eclectic Little Italy district. From Washington Square Park to the incredible St. Peter & Paul Church, the tour will leave you with a taste of the bohemian lifestyle that inspired so many of the artistically gifted San Franciscans of previous generations. Tour begins at Stop #3 and operates daily at 4:00pm.
Barbary Coast Walking Tour: Tour takes you through a nine block radius of what was once the haunt of the low and vile. Hear about San Francisco’s small beginnings, its boom-town growth because of the California Gold Rush and the end of The Barbary Coast due to the Red Light Abatement Act. The walk will take you through the present Financial District and Jackson Square Historic District. Tour begins at Stop 4. Tour begins at Stop #4 and operates daily at 12:00pm.
Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour:The Fisherman’s Wharf walking tour takes you all the main attractions of the Wharf area, including Ghirardelli Square, the Cannery and Pier 39. See and learn about the famous food and restaurants and the historic ships at Aquatic Park. This walk will familiarize you with role the wharf has played in the history of the city—from the Gold rush, through the labor struggles of the 1930’s and the psychedelic explorations of the 1960’s. Tour begins at Stop #1 and operates daily at 11:00am & 2:00pm
Players Grill and Arcade
Pint and Play: Player is San Francisco’s only arcade/sports grill that also offers dazzling views of San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your first drink on Big Bus ($5.50 beverage credit) AND receive a $5.00 Arcade Game Card (with purchase of $5 game card or any appetizer). Sip on drinks at the waterfront Tiki bar or win big in the arcade with over 65 games.
Free 1 hour bike rental (with purchase of 1 hour)
Explore San Francisco on a Deluxe or Hybrid bicycle and see the city from a different perspective. Take yourself on a self-guided tours are perfect for the independent traveler. Ride through scenic parks, bike ways and if you are feeling adventurous, ride across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
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