99 Jefferson St at the corner with Mason StDuration
Official City Tour - 2.5hrs
Sausalito Tour - 1hr
Official City Tour (Red Line), Sausalito Tour (Green Line) and a Walking TourKnow before you go
Hop on at any stops along the route
Availability at each stop is on a first come first served basis
Start date is flexible, start earlier or later if you wish
The 1 Day PLUS ticket includes 24hr unlimited access to The Official City Tour and the Sausalito 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 the Barbary Coast, Embarcadero and the Ferry Building before you arrive at Union Square for some retail therapy. 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 Haigh 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.
On the way back to Downtown, you will pass by the Palace of Fine Arts and continue through historic Van Ness avenue before reaching Chinatown with its many restaurants, cultural shops and the popular Chinatown Gate. 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.
Commentary on the Sausalito tour is provided in English only with a Live Tour Guide.
The Hop-On Hop-Off Sausalito Tour departs from North Vista Point at Golden Gate Bridge where it easily connects with the Official City Tour. Only a short ride to Sausalito with beautiful views of the San Francisco bay, and you are suddenly in a different world – the coastal town of Sausalito. In this charming little town, you will find many shops, art galleries and restaurants along the waterfront. You are able to stop here for just a few minutes, or spend few hours and catch a later bus back to San Francisco. There is also an option to take a ferry back to Fisherman’s Wharf (additional cost applies). On the way back the friendly and knowledgeable tour guide shares the incredible history of the Golden Gate Bridge while crossing the 1.7-mile span of the bridge. At South Vista Point you are able to get off to walk across the bridge, explore the Visitor Center, or visit Fort Point and Crissy Fields, before the tour heads back to North Vista Point for more spectacular views.