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San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Ferry & Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Ferry & Alcatraz Tour

From US$ 149.99 per person

Sightsee around San Francisco on your own schedule with this package. Enjoy a 2-day hop-on hop-off pass, a night tour of San Francisco, and a tour to Alcatraz Island, ferry tickets included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese

Experience

Highlights
  • Hop-on and hop-off the sightseeing buses at any stop along the route
  • Visit all major sights of San Francisco and see city on a night tour
  • Take in the views while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on an open-top bus
  • Visit Alcatraz with an included ferry ride and explore the infamous prison
  • Listen to live commentary or an audio tour in various languages
Full description

Get lots of choices for sightseeing in San Fransisco in one go — access to the hop-on hop-off city tour route with English commentary, a special night tour, a ferry ride with tickets to Alcatraz Island for a self-guided audio tour of the notorious prison.

Benefit from audio guides available in a variety of languages at Alcatraz Island. With open double-decker buses and an English guide on each one, you can see just about everything and learn just as much.

Get to all the most famous spots in the city. Pick out the ones that interest you as 48 hours is enough time to go back and visit your favorites again. The Official City Loop highlights include:

The Palace of Fine Arts

North Vista Point where you can take photos of Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Park where you can enjoy the Japanese Tea Gardens

Haight-Ashbury district

San Francisco Downtown, Chinatown

The Civic Center

The Embarcadero

Fisherman’s Wharf

Barbary Coast

The Financial District and the Ferry Building

Take the Night Tour to cover many of the attractions from the other routes, but with a whole new perspective. It is not hop-on hop-off and departs from Fisherman’s Wharf in the evening all year round with additional departures during the summer months.

Includes
  • Ferry to/from Alcatraz Island (with a set departure time)
  • Alcatraz multilingual audio tour
  • Orientation video by the Discovery Channel (Alcatraz Island)
  • 2-day hop-on hop-off pass
  • San Francisco night tour
  • Live narration by a guide or multilingual audio guide on each bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

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Meeting point

For the hop-on hop-off tour and night tour, meet at stop #1 at Pier 41.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The hop-on hop-off tour is available only in English
  • The exact departure time will be provided upon reconfirming the tour with the local partner a few days prior to departure. It's recommended to keep your day flexible until you receive your confirmed departure time
  • Once you reach Alcatraz Island, you can stay as long as you like; ferries return approximately every 30 minutes
  • The date chosen upon booking will be the date for your Alcatraz tour; the hop-on hop-off pass is flexible and you can start the bus tour at any time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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Highly recommend to start right at 8:00am. Not enough time to see and do everything at each stop. So plan ahead which stop you want to get off at for activities, etc. vs. which stops you just want to drive through and see. Very convenient stops. Timely pick ups. Didn’t have to wait longer than 10 minutes. Highly recommended if you are traveling with people with walking impairment.

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September 7, 2021

My experience was great! Employees were all kind and courteous and drivers were safe and sometimes humorous. However, I did buy this as part of a package so I did not know that it came with extra perks. For example, it included passes to Madame Toussad’s but we paid to get in earlier in the week. Maybe you could share that in someway well ahead of the activity.

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July 9, 2021

Very good choice of this activity. The price is a bit expensive but we didn't regret it at all. This allows you to visit the city more quickly, to walk less, and therefore, to get tired less. In addition, we learn a lot of things about the history of the city thanks to the headphones provided on the bus, and this, in many languages! When I booked this activity, it was written that the guide only spoke English, and it was not mentioned that there were headphones. So it was a pleasant surprise. This activity offers a visit to Alacatraz and in my opinion, this visit is essential when you go to San Francisco. You can also do it in the language of your choice. There is also a night bus tour, which takes us to a place where we see the whole city center lit up.

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October 31, 2019

Product ID: 11316