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Highlights

Enjoy the best of San Francisco with our Premium 1-day ticket, which also includes our Chinatown walking tour and a free hour's bike rental from Blazing Saddles.

Live Guides

Learn about San Francisco from our local experts.

Our entertaining and experienced English-speaking guides will offer an exciting and educational commentary during your tour. Learn about the fascinating history, culture and architecture of San Francisco from our local experts, who will be happy to answer any questions you have about San Francisco. Please note that live guides are present on most buses, but not all buses.

Free Walking Tour

Discover San Francisco's Chinatown

Discover more of San Francisco with a complimentary Chinatown Walking Tour. Walk through this world-famous historic neighborhood. See the magnificent Chinatown gates, the busy marketplace and the vibrant mix of historical and modern day culture. This tour is led by a qualified guide who will give you an insight into the area’s history and must-see locations. You can join the Chinatown Walk from Stop 6. Tour operates daily at 1:00pm (and 11:00am between April – October). The Walking Tour duration is approximately 1 hour.

Night Tour

See San Francisco lit up at night.

Take in the sights of the city after dark with our 1-hour night tour of San Francisco, offering fantastic photo opportunities of the Golden Gate Bridge and skyline by night. Starting from Fisherman's Wharf, our Night Tour of San Francisco takes you through Union Street to the Presidio for spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, before climbing historic Nob Hill for a magnificent close-up of Grace Cathedral. The tour then makes its way across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island for picturesque views of the city skyline. Back in the city, the tour concludes along the Embarcadero for a pretty view of the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco. See our Service Information Page for more information.

Over 15 Stops

At key landmarks and attractions.

Our tours allow you to explore San Francisco at your own pace. With more than 15 stops, there are plenty of opportunities for you to hop off the bus and explore the landmarks and attractions that appeal to you most.

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.

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 '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.

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.

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.

1 Route

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
  • 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
  • Opera House
  • Symphony Hall
  • Railway Museum
  • Night Tour
  • Sausalito Tour
  • Beat Generation Museum
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Exploratorium
  • Cartoon Art Museum - closed for relocation
  • Madame Tussauds & San Francisco Dungeon
  • Maritime National Historic Park / Hyde Street Pier
  • Alcatraz Island
  • U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine
  • Cable Car Museum
  • Fort Point
  • De Young Museum
  • Cable Car
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Coit Tower
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • The S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Lombard Street
  • Treasure Island
  • 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
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Chinatown Walk
  • DeYoung Museum & Legion of Honor Museum
  • Red and White - 1-Hour Bay Cruise
  • Marina District
  • Ferry Building
  • Chinatown
  • Pier 39
  • Players Arcade and Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar
  • Union Square

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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