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Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco on our 1-day hop-on, hop-off Big Bus Tour with Alcatraz entry. After purchase please email to confirm your preferred Alcatraz visit date.

Alcatraz Entry

Explore the history of infamous Alcatraz.

T&Cs: includes admission and return ferry transfers from Pier 33. Please email to book at least 5 days prior to your preferred date. Same-day bookings are not available. Please redeem e-tickets at our Visitors' Center: 99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133. Cancellations/changes must be requested at least 6 days prior to your booking date.

Night Tour or Sausalito Tour

Choose between two great tours.

Premium tickets include your choice of either a Panoramic Night Tour ticket or a Sausalito Day Tour ticket. Need-to-Know: Night Tours operate every evening, departing from our visitor center at Stop #1: Fisherman's Wharf at 6.30pm, 7:00pm (and 7.30pm between April 1 - Oct 31). Please arrive 20 - 30 minutes before your preferred tour as seats are subject to availability. A full circuit of the Night Tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Sausalito Tours operate daily between 10:15am and 4:00pm - simply change to the Sausalito Tour at stop 13/20. A full circuit of the Sausalito Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Live Guides

Live English-speaking guides on all buses.

Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides offer an exciting and educational commentary throughout the duration of your tour, and are happy to to answer any questions you have about San Francisco.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 10 languages.

Pre-recorded commentary is available in 10 languages on all Red Route buses via complimentary headphones that you can keep when you hop off the bus. Languages featured include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Cantonese.

Hop on, hop off

Explore San Francisco at your own pace.

Make the most of your time in San Francisco with our flexible hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tours. Explore the city's sights at your own pace - you'll have the freedom to hop off the tour at any of our conveniently located stops, and rejoin when you're ready.

Free Walking Tours

Discover more of San Francisco

We offer 4 complimentary walking tours through some of San Francisco’s most famous areas. Each tour is led by a qualified guide who will give you an insight into the area’s history and culture. You can join the Chinatown Walk from Stop 6 at 10:00am and 2:00pm, the North Beach Walk from Stop 3 at 4:00pm, the Barbary Coast Walk from Stop 4 at 12:00pm or the Fisherman's Wharf Walk from Stop 1 at 2:00pm. All walking tours take approximately 1 hour.

Free 'Pint and Play' Voucher

Enjoy special offers at Players Arcade.

Located at the end of Pier 39, Players is San Francisco’s only arcade, sports bar & 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.

Free Bike Rental

Rent for 1 hour, get 1 hour free.

Blazing Saddles offers Big Bus Tours customers 1 hour free with the purchase of a 1-hour bike rental. This deal is available from any Blazing Saddles shop, where the team will equip you with all the necessary gear and explain how to make the most of cycling in San Francisco.

2 Routes

See all the Top Landmarks

One of the undeniable highlights of our San Francisco Bus Tour is the journey across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, with top-deck views across the bay. However, with its diverse neighborhoods, lively entertainment hub and bustling shopping district, there are so many other great areas of the Golden City to explore. Hop on with us to discover the best of San Francisco.

  • City Lights Bookstore
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Maritime Museum
  • Sea Lions
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • African American Art & Culture Complex
  • St. Peter and Paul’s Church
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • Opera House
  • Symphony Hall
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Railway Museum
  • Night Tour
  • Sausalito Tour
  • Beat Generation Museum
  • Cartoon Art Museum - closed for relocation
  • U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine
  • Maritime National Historic Park / Hyde Street Pier
  • Alcatraz Island
  • Cable Car Museum
  • Fort Point
  • De Young Museum
  • Cable Car
  • Blazing Saddles Free Bike Hire
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Exploratorium
  • Coit Tower
  • Lombard Street
  • Treasure Island
  • Barbary Coast Walk
  • Presidio Park
  • Washington Square
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Fishermen's Chapel
  • North Beach, Little Italy
  • Painted Ladies
  • Alamo Square Park
  • Embarcadero
  • Civic Center
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Chinatown Walk
  • North Beach Walk
  • Marina District
  • Ferry Building
  • Chinatown
  • Pier 39
  • Player's Arcade 'Pint and Play'
  • Union Square

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 19 cities across three continents.

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