San Francisco is a city of stunning bridges, bays, and hills—and a hop on and hop off bus tour is a perfect way to sightsee. Experience the city that dazzles tourists with its world famous attractions, incredible scenery, and laid back vibe. You'll have an experienced English speaking guide with you, as well as a multilingual commentary that allows you to learn all the facts about and history of San Francisco. You'll pass by the must-sees, including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, and Barbary Coast. Explore all the destinations at your own pace by hopping on and off at your own leisure. Just ride the bus, hop off, visit the attractions, and wait for the next bus to come to move on to your next destination! The tour passes are valid for 24 hours or 48 hours, allowing you to plan your own itinerary. You can even go at night to appreciate the stunning, illuminated views of the city. This bus tour is perfect for first time visitors in San Francisco.
Big Bus hop on hop off is a good option for tourists who want to see all of San Francisco in a convenient, and informative way. The bus take you around to popular tourist spots around San Francisco, as well as offering a guided tour of the city.
Our experience with Big Bus tours was good, however we experienced some setbacks with the company. For example, some of the drivers were not the most patient with the tourists, passive aggressive telling one guy that he had already explained something and making it seem like it was a nuisance to tell him again. Also, the busses are not clearly marked for the three different lines that the company offers. Overall our experience was good with Big Bus tours, especially since they offered a free shuttle back to Union Square at the end of the day when the busses stopped for the night tours.
The whole tour took about 2h30mins, the first ride usually doesn't have Live guide, however so many audio guide languages is actually sufficient. The Live guide speakers are very funny and they each have their own perks. I went around first to all the places with the bus and then stopping at Academy of sciences, continuing then to Pier 39, and then going home by tram. For golden gate, I suggest going on after lunch, in the morning it's causing backlights, so you cant really took any good pictures.
I bought a 2 days ticket and indicated pick up from hotel. Actually before you start using , you need to go to the big bus centre to physically changed to a paper ticket and it cannot be done on the bus with the driver. Other then this little hiccup .... the experience was very good, one of the driver even allow us to alight at a non big bus stop area( along the way)as it was nearer to where we wanted to visited . Thumbs up . Will buy again if I revisit SFO
It is the cheapest here compared to other pages such as the official homepage or Jim *. After payment, the voucher will come out immediately. Print it out and go to 99 jefferson street in the description. Show the voucher to the staff, you can change it to a ticket (wait like a receipt) and get on the bus right in front of it. I loved the course, so I didn't have to pay for it. For your reference, Night Tour meets the beginning and end of the big bus shop mentioned above, but many people stay near Union Square and take them to Union Square if they wish. The staff are all cheerful and popular, and tourists from all over the world ride. I recommend it.
Even though I rented a car, the big bus tour was very beneficial in San Francisco, where parking is expensive and one way street is big. Once you are able to walk around all the bases, the guide will explain in detail. I do not have the time, but I think it is the best tour for those who travel around San Francisco. But below, we leave a little regret and necessary preparations. 1. San Francisco is windy and has a low temperature. Even if you have traveled in the middle of July, it is recommended to park on the second floor of the bus in the fall. 2. The bus is oneway, so you need to make a good line of travel. We recommend you use the opposite direction at Union Square.