Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and capture breathtaking views of the bay with Alcatraz island. Hop on and off at your leisure at any of the stops to explore the city's attractions like Golden Gate park, Alamo Square, Haight & Ashbury, Union Square, Chinatown, and more.
At night, drive over the Bay Bridge to enjoy the view of San Francisco's skyline from Treasure Island.
99 Jefferson St (Corner of Mason & Jefferson St).
Official City tour: 2 hours
Night tour: 90 mins
City tour departs every 15-30 mins from 9am-5pm Daily
Night tour departs at 6:30pm and 7pm Daily
* Office closed on Christmas Day
All the buses are first come first served basis
Children under 5 years are free
Carry a jacket as it can get very cold on top of the bus
Hop on Hop off at any of the stops
The 1 Day PLUS ticket includes 24hr unlimited access to The Official City Tour and the Night Tour.
Official City Tour
Commentary is available with a live tour guide as well as audio commentary in 10 languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese)
The Hop-On Hop-Off Official City Tour begins at Fisherman’s Wharf taking you towards downtown of San Francisco. See North Beach, Ferry Building before you arrive at Union Square for some retail therapy. Walk to the Chinatown Gates knowna s the 'Dragon Gates' with its many restaurants, cultural shops and souvenirs.
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 Haight & 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.
Towards the end of the tour you will come back to 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.
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 where you see California Street with its famous Cable Cars and the impressive Grace Cathedral. Passing through Chinatown and the Financial District the tour then crosses the Bay Bridge with its spectacular art installation of lights that have become San Francisco’s iconic light sculpture at night, and further on to Treasure Island - a little island between San Francisco and Oakland with the best views of San Francisco skyline. On the way back the tour continues along the waterfront, passing the Embarcadero and the Ferry building before returning to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.