San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3.5 stars 1,394 reviews

5.0 stars We did love the experience. Only thing we would have liked the time to wait for each bus to have really been 10-15 minutes, when in reality it was more like 30 minutes each time (we hopped off/on about 5 times) Reviewed by:Julia P.,
USA, October 2014
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"Explore San Francisco At Your Leisure!"

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Lowest Price From $24.99 USD $19.99 USD

Everything you'll need to see in San Francisco and at your own pace! From historical sites to modern San Francisco architecture, this tour covers the beauty and culture of the Bay Area. Complete with live narration, this Hop-On Hop-Off San Francisco Double-Decker Tour is a fantastic and easy way to see all the sights San Francisco has to offer.

This hop-on-hop-off tour is taken on the most modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly double-decker buses in the city and stops at all of the major attractions, including the towering Golden Gate Bridge, bustling Fisherman's Wharf, colorful Haight Ashbury and the lively neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach.

Upgrade to include the 2-day All Loops Pass to discover even more of San Francisco's must-see attractions.

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Location:San Francisco


Duration:1-day pass / 2-day pass

Tour Code:2660HOHO

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Departure Point:Tour departs from any of the 13 stops

Departure Time: Bus Schedule
Every 15 minutes
begins from Union Square 9am - 5pm (the last departure for the
full-loop tour; returns to Union Square at 7pm and ends in Fisherman's
Wharf at stop 1 around 6:30pm)

Thanksgiving Day (third Thursday in November) buses run from 9am - 2pm
Buses do not run on December 25


  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Professional driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info:

  • Tour comfortably in all conditions with retractable roofs on select buses
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable. The driver is not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
  • Audio tour in multiple languages are available on select buses. Languages available are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Inquire about availability upon voucher redemption
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Vouchers & Confirmation Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 48 hours (often on the very same day!) you will receive a voucher confirming all details.

Voucher Info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Hop-On Hop-Off San Francisco Double-Decker Tour (Bus)


  • See the highlights of San Francisco from an open top double-decker bus.
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort aboard the luxurious motor coach, or on the open roof deck for great views and picture opportunities.
  • Discover all of San Francisco on this hop-on hop-off tour with 13 stops!
  • Listen to expert narration from your friendly and knowledgeable driver.
  • Make the most of your San Francisco experience and see the city from an insider's perspective!
  • Visit the most popular historic and cultural spots in San Francisco and learn all there is to know about the city.
  • See some of San Francisco's famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Experience the diversity of the Bay Area with stops in Little Italy and Chinatown.
  • Bring your camera for endless photo opportunities of San Francisco's stunning vistas and landscapes.
  • Upgrade to the 2-Day All Loop Pass with a Sausalito trolley look and night tour to see more of San Francisco's celebrated sights.

Tour Options

This tour / activity has the following tour options. Click the "Check Availability" button to select a travel date and confirm availability for your preferred tour option.

1-Day City Loop Pass

  • Price from USD $34.99
  • 1-day San Francisco city loop hop-on hop-off pass
  • Code: 1DAYHOHO

2-Day City Loop Pass

  • Price from USD $43.99
  • 2-day San Francisco city loop hop-on hop-off pass, valid for 2 consecutive days
  • Code: 2DAYHOHO

1-Day Sausalito Loop Pass

  • Price from USD $24.99
  • 1-day San Francisco Sausalito loop hop-on hop-off pass
  • Code: 1DAYSAUS

2-Day All Loops Pass

  • Price from USD $54.99
  • 2-day San Francisco hop-on hop-off pass, valid for 2 consecutive days. Includes City loop, Sausalito loop and Night Tour (1 time only)
  • Code: 2ALLOOP

Night Tour

  • Price from USD $24.99
  • Ticket for San Francisco Night Tour only. Departs from Union Square (Stop 8) at 6:30pm and 7pm
  • Code: NIGHT

Hop-On Hop-Off San Francisco Double-Decker Tour (Bus)


Design your own itinerary of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area on this hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. In the summer, the top deck is open and in the winter, clear screens allow for unobstructed views of the city. Both the 1-Day Pass and 2-Day Pass offer numerous stops around San Francisco.

Or choose to discover more of the Bay Area when you upgrade to include the 2-day All Loops Pass. Enjoy 2 days of hop-on hop-off privileges in San Francisco, a trolley loop across the Bay to visit charming Sausalito, and a night tour on the day of your choosing. It's the best way to see all the city has to offer!

Hop-On Hop-Off San Francisco Double-Decker Tour

STOP 1 - Fisherman's Wharf / Information Center
Corner of North Point & Taylor St. (across the street from the ticket office)
Home to San Francisco's fishing fleet. The old factories and warehouses that once dotted the wharf have now been converted into great shops and restaurants.The Cannery at Del Monte Square - Shops and restaurants. Ghirardelli Square - Chocolate lovers paradise, great shops and restaurants. San Francisco Maritime Historic Park at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park, the famous Cable Cars on Hyde Street hill.

STOP 2 – Cow Hollow

Lombard Street @ Gough (in front of Town House Motel)
Convenient stop for hotels on Van Ness and Lombard. Walking distance from the "crookedest street in the world."

STOP 3 - Golden Gate Bridge  (joining point for Sausalito Loop)
South Vista Point
Great views of San Francisco’s skyline, Alcatraz island, and the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay. Access point to walk the Bridge.

STOP 4 - Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences
Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Ave. & Fulton)
Music Concourse and Cultural Heart of Golden Gate Park. See the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Botanical and Japanese Tea Gardens. Also nearby, boat rentals at Stow Lake.

STOP 5 - Haight-Ashbury
Haight Street @ Stanyan (in front of McDonald's)
Eclectic district, famous for its role in the 1960’s Hippie Movement. Still a center for bohemian culture, it is lined with one of a kind shops, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.

STOP 6 - Civic Center Plaza
City Hall (at McAllister and Van Ness)
Featuring the Beaux-Arts City Hall with its massive gold leaf covered dome, the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and the Asian Art Museum. 

STOP 7 - Hilton Hotel
At corner of Taylor and Ellis
Walking distance to Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street’s Muni and Bart stations.

STOP 8 - Union Square
Geary Street @ Powell (across from Macy’s)
Central Shopping and Theatre District –featuring department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, salons, grand hotels, and repertory theatres. Westfield Centre and Cable Cars.

STOP 9 - Chinatown Gate
Grant Street @ Bush – across from Chinatown Gate
“The Dragon Gate” entry to Chinatown. Also, San Francisco’s very own quaint French Quarter.

STOP 10 - Barbary Coast / Chinatown
Kearny Street, between Clay & Washington (across from Portsmouth Square)
Where Chinatown meets the Financial District and the Barbary Coast.

STOP 11 - North Beach / Little Italy
Columbus Avenue @ Powell
Enjoy cultured café’s, restaurants, and gelaterias. Walk to Coit Tower, the worlds “crookedest street”, and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

STOP 12 - Alcatraz Landing
On the Embarcadero - Between Pier 35 and Pier 33
Departure point of the Ferries and Tours to the infamous Alcatraz Island.

STOP 13 - Pier 39 / Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39 pullout (during special events corner of Beach & Stockton across from “F” Muni stop)
Fisherman’s Wharf’s number one destination – enjoy restaurants, souvenir shop, a world class aquarium, and the San Francisco Sea Lions.

SAUSALITO LOOP (included with the 2-Day All Loops Pass)
STOP 1 - Golden Gate Bridge
South Vista Point
POINTS OF INTEREST: Joining location for the Sausalito Woods Loop from the regular San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour (stop 3). Enjoy great views of San Francisco’s skyline and Alcatraz Island or walk the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay.

STOP 2 - Sausalito
Behind Bank of America (Humboldt Avenue and Bay Street)
POINTS OF INTEREST: Shop at charming boutiques and antique shops. Spectacular view of San Francisco and the Bay.

Hop-On Hop-Off San Francisco Double-Decker Tour (Bus)

Please note: some stop locations may differ. Ask staff aboard bus if this is the case on your selected date of travel.


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