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Enjoy a taste of Northern California with our new Essential Ticket + Wine Country combo package. You'll get a 1-day pass for our hop-on, hop-off San Francisco bus tour, and your choice of either a Full-Day or Half-Day Wine Country Tour.

Wine Country Tours depart from Big Bus Tours Stop #1 (99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133). Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your chosen departure time.

After purchase, please contact us to confirm your Wine Country booking at least 24 hours in advance of your chosen tour date (phone +1 415-716-1423, or email: [email protected]).

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.

Half-Day Wine Country Tour

Half-Day Wine Country Tours depart Stop #1 at 12:30pm

The Half-Day Wine Tour (duration 6 hours) begins just after midday. After journeying north across the Golden Gate Bridge and through Sausalito, you'll reach wine country, where you'll visit two different wineries. At each, you'll enjoy 3-5 tastings of their signature blends. All wine tasting fees are included in the tour price. This tour also includes an exclusive estate tour - you'll discover the inner workings of the wineries and their family history in Napa & Sonoma Valley, as an expert wine host walks you through the fermentation process, barrel aging, bottling, and of course tastings of some award-winning varietals! The day concludes with a scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and back to Stop #1 in San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Full-Day Wine Country Tour

Full-Day Wine Country Tours depart Stop #1 at 9:00am

On the Full-Day Wine Tour (duration 9 hours) you'll visit 3 of our winery partners (Madonna Estates, Muscardini Cellars, Sutter Home, and Ru Vango Winery) with about an hour at each winery for exclusive wine tastings (3-5 per winery), estate tours and insights into grape growing, natural farming and wine-making techniques. All tasting fees are included in the tour price. At lunch, you'll stop at historic downtown Sonoma Square where you'll have free time to explore or enjoy some lunch. There are lots of wonderful dining options, one-of-a-kind boutique shops, and local art galleries. The day concludes with a scenic drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge and back to Stop #1 in San Francisco as the sun slowly starts to set into the Pacific Ocean.

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 2 (North Beach / Chinatown). Tour departs daily at 1:00pm . The Walking Tour duration is approximately 1 hour.

Wine Country Return Coach Journeys

Both full-day and half-day Wine Country tours include return coach journeys between San Francisco and Wine Country. Wine Country tours start and end at Big Bus Tours Stop #1 (99 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133). Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of your Wine Country tour departure time. During the journey, your tour guide will provide live narration about the spectacular sights of the bay area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito. You'll also learn more about the history of winemaking in the rolling hillsides of Napa and Sonoma.

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.

Important Information about Wine Country Tours

After purchase, please contact us to confirm your booking at least 24 hours in advance of your chosen Wine Country tour date (phone +1 415-716-1423, or email: [email protected]). On the day of your Wine Country tour, please arrive at Stop #1 (99 Jefferson Street) 30 minutes in advance of your chosen Wine Country Tour departure time. Note that missed tours may not be rescheduled, and tours are subject to availability only. Gratuities are recommended and additional food and beverages (beyond tastings) are not included. Please contact us directly to enquire about Wine Country Tour wheelchair accessibility (if required) on your scheduled tour date.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 6 languages.

Our San Francisco bus tours feature pre-recorded commentary which offers fascinating insights into the city's history, culture, architecture and landmarks. The commentary is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Commentary can be accessed via complimentary headphones, distributed when you board the bus. Simply plug them in to the audio transmitter on the seatback and select your preferred language channel. You are also welcome to listen to commentary via your own wired headphones.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our new live bus arrival times feature shows you exactly where the bus is along the route, along with an ETA for your nearest stop! This gives you the freedom to make the most of your time exploring. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, stop images, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with the Big Bus Tours App!

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Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates

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Fully Flexible Bus Ticket

You can change your bus tour date for free!

This bus tour ticket is fully flexible, which means you can change your bus tour date to another date for free! To change your bus tour date, please contact us to speak to our friendly Customer Service team. To learn more, visit our Flexible Tickets page.

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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.

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Railway Museum
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Cartoon Art Museum
  • African American Art & Culture Complex
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
  • Opera House
  • Symphony Hall
  • Night Tour
  • Sea Lions
  • Beat Generation Museum
  • Exploratorium
  • U.S.S. Pampanito Submarine
  • Maritime National Historic Park / Hyde Street Pier
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Cable Car Museum
  • De Young Museum
  • Asian Art Museum
  • City Lights Bookstore
  • Red and White - 1-Hour Bay Cruise
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien
  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Cable Car
  • Fort Point
  • St. Peter and Paul’s Church
  • Maritime Museum
  • Lombard Street
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Treasure Island
  • Washington Square
  • Civic Center
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Haight Ashbury
  • North Beach, Little Italy
  • Alamo Square Park
  • Embarcadero
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Painted Ladies
  • Coit Tower
  • DeYoung Museum & Legion of Honor Museum
  • Fishermen's Chapel
  • Presidio Park
  • Ferry Building
  • Players Arcade and Luau Lounge Secret Tiki Bar
  • Pier 39
  • Chinatown
  • Marina District
  • Union Square


North Beach / Chinatown 329 Columbus Ave (white zone next to The Baked Bear, just NW of the corner of Broadway and Columbus)
First Stop 10:07
Last Stop 18:07
North Beach  / Chinatown


Pier 35 / Cruise Terminal 1454 The Embarcadero (outside Pier 35 cruise terminal entrance)
First Stop 11:45
Last Stop 19:57
Pier 35 / Cruise Terminal


Haight Ashbury 1816 Haight Street (opposite Cha Cha Cha restaurant)
First Stop 11:00
Last Stop 19:00
Haight Ashbury


Palace of Fine Arts 1105 Gorgas Avenue (south corner of Richardson Ave and Gorgas Ave)
First Stop 11:32
Last Stop 19:32
Palace of Fine Arts


North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge North Vista Point, Sausalito, CA 94965 (lookout parking area off highway)
First Stop 11:22
Last Stop 19:22
North Vista Point / Golden Gate Bridge


Marina / Cow Hollow 2101 Lombard Street (SW corner of Lombard and Fillmore Sts)
First Stop 11:37
Last Stop 19:37
Marina / Cow Hollow


Lombard Street 1599 Lombard St San Francisco, CA 94123m (outside Buena Vista Motor Inn near corner with Gough St)
First Stop 11:39
Last Stop 19:39
Lombard Street


Golden Gate Park (Monday - Saturday only) 55 Music Concourse Drive (outside California Academy of Sciences)
First Stop 11:07
Last Stop 19:07
Golden Gate Park (Monday - Saturday only)


Alamo Square 944 Fell Street (next to Mosaic wall near corner with Pierce St)
First Stop 10:50
Last Stop 18:50
Alamo Square


Embarcadero Center Clay St (between Battery & Front Streets)
First Stop 10:13
Last Stop 18:13
Embarcadero Center


Union Square South 280 Geary St (opposite Macy's entrance, next to steps)
First Stop 10:26
Last Stop 18:26
Union Square South


Redemption Center / Hilton Hotel Mason Street, between O'Farrell and Ellis Streets (outside Hilton Hotel entrance)
First Stop 10:30
Last Stop 18:30
Redemption Center / Hilton Hotel


Civic Center 350 McCallister Street (White Zone outside Earl Warren Building)
First Stop 10:40
Last Stop 18:40
Civic Center


Ferry Building 1 Market Street (Between Steuart & Spear Streets)
First Stop 10:16
Last Stop 18:16
Ferry Building


Pier 39 The Embarcadero, bus stop outside the entrance to Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf
First Stop 11:52
Last Stop 19:52
Pier 39

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