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1-hour Panoramic Night Tour

Holiday Lights Tour

Between 8th December - 5th January

Ring in the festive season on board our special 1.5-hour Holiday Lights Bus Tour of San Francisco. You’ll see Christmas trees, trimmings, and twinkling lights decorating the city for the holiday season. Explore Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, North Beach and many other festive neighborhoods. Cross the illuminated Bay Bridge and make a stop at Treasure Island to take in the views of the sparkling city lights. Heading back into the city, the tour continues along the Embarcadero to view the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco. Enjoy jovial jingles along with a complimentary seasonal treat. Happy Holidays from Big Bus Tours! Please note that this tour will replace our standard Night Tour between 8th December - 5th January only.

See all the top Landmarks

Enjoy the city's sights by night.

Beginning at Fisherman's Wharf, our Night Tour of San Francisco climbs 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 stunning views of the glittering lights on the Port of San Francisco.

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.

Regular Departures

At 6.30pm, 7:00pm or 7.30pm.

Our night tours operate daily from Stop #1 (Fisherman's Wharf) at 6.30pm and 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.

Courtesy Shuttle

Return to Union Square.

At the end of the Night Tour we'll provide a courtesy shuttle back to Union Square.

1 Route

Our San Francisco Sightseeing Routes

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 19 cities across three continents.

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