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San Francisco Hop On Hop Off 24-hour City tour

Enjoy all that San Francisco has to offer including sightseeing, museums, galleries, shopping, and restaurants as this fully narrated tour allows you to hop-on or hop-off the bus at 16 of the city’s most popular sites. The open top double decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to explore. From Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square and Little Italy, to the Golden Gate Bridge and the presidio, our flexible approach to sightseeing allows you to enjoy your day at your own pace and according to you own interests.

All major San Francisco points of interest
Hop On Hop Off access for 24 hours from first use
Official City Tour with 16 stops
Open top bus - the very best views possible
Chinatown Walking Tour
Sausalito tour
Night tour
Guide gratuity: recommended

The 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass offers an incredible value ticket! It gives you the opportunity to explore Downtown San Francisco, the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park with unlimited hop-on hop-off use for 24 hours with commentary on each bus.

You will have the comfort of a tour bus and expert commentary, while maintaining your independence to hop-on and hop-off at your own will. You will stop at the major sites and attractions that San Francisco has to offer, including, but not limited to, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, ChinatownNorth Beach, and more. Take this opportunity to explore San Francisco on your own schedule.

On the Sausalito Tour, drive accross the Golden Gate Bridge to North Vista Point. From there you have breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay (weather permitting), and on a nice day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island and the Bay Bridge, making it a great photo stop for every visitor.

San Francisco Hop on Hop off Bus Tour begins at Stop 1 / Visitor Center is now located at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco (at the corner of Jefferson Street & Mason Street), but you can get on and off at any of the stops along the route.

San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Tour - Points of Interest

  • Departs hourly 10:00 am - 5:00 pm from Stop 1 / Visitor Center is now located at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco (at the corner of Jefferson Street & Mason Street)
  • North Beach/Chinatown
  • Embarcadero
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square #1
  • Union Square #2
  • City Hall
  • Alamo Square / Painted Ladies
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Park (except Sunday)
  • Golden Gate Bridge – North Vista Point
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Marina/Cow Hollow
  • Lombard Street
  • Pier 36 (Alcatraz)
  • Pier 39 / Fisherman's Wharf

Please note that you will need to print out your confirmation to show your driver as proof of payment.

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Important Information
Does this tour operate every day?

Yes, this tour operates daily.

What is the duration of this tour?

The ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Where does this tour start?

San Francisco Bus Tours begin in the Fisherman's Wharf district.

How do I pay for my tour?

If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

What types of payments do you accept?

Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept debit cards with symbols of these card companies. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

For certain tours, you can get a discount off your second tour. The discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?

You will get an automatic discount on your first Extranomical-operated tour when you book online at!

Can I combine two or more discount codes?

At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

Can I cancel or change my reservation?

Full refunds will be given for cancellations to any 1-day and half-day tour reservations made more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be entitled to any refunds.

Tours with hotel packages and other third-party attractions tickets (ie. Monterey aquarium tickets) cancelled or changed with more than 10 days notice prior to departure, will incur a $35.00 fee or a fee of 10% of the package cost, whichever is greater.

Cancellations of any Tour package or 3rd party attraction ticket with less than 10 days notice will not be entitled to any refunds. Airport shuttles, Bay Cruises and Alcatraz tickets are nonrefundable.

Where do I pick up the tickets for my tour?

You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification.

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