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Highlights

Discover the most iconic sights of San Francisco on our 1-day hop-on, hop-off tour. Sit back and relax in the comfort of one of our open-top buses, as our entertaining guides tell you about the city’s unique history.

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.

Good Frequency

Buses arrive every 10-20 minutes.

Big Bus Tours San Francisco has the largest fleet of sightseeing buses in the city. That means that we offer the best frequency. Once you decide to hop back on the tour, you won't be stuck at a stop waiting - a bus will be there to pick you up within 10-20 minutes.

Over 20 Stops

At key landmarks and attractions.

Our tours allow you to explore San Francisco at your own pace. With more than 20 stops, there are plenty of opportunities for you to hop off the bus and explore the landmarks and attractions that appeal to you most.

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.

See all the top Landmarks

Big Bus gets you closer to the city's best sights.

Immerse yourself in Chinatown, reel in revelry at Fisherman's Wharf and hang out in the hippy mecca of Haight Ashbury. With Big Bus Tours you'll get to take in the best of San Francisco, including an unmissable ride over the Golden Gate Bridge - enjoy this bucket-list moment from the upper deck of our open-top, double-decker buses.

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 Wi-Fi

Available on all buses.

With free Wi-Fi across our entire fleet of London buses, you can email, tweet and post whenever and wherever you’re on-board.

1 Route

See All the Top Landmarks

One of the highlights of San Francisco is undeniably the stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge and across the bay. However with its diverse neighborhoods, lively entertainment hub and bustling shopping district, there are so many other great areas to discover.

  • 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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