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Enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco on top of an open top, double-decker bus. Experience the diverse culture of the city by visiting the unique neighborhoods including Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Haight/Ashbury District, Union Square...more
99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a nice way to take in the city. We stoped at the parks and at the wharf. Within 3-4 hours it gave us a very nice overview of the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robotraveller2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I where down in San Francisco, on a gateway for our 21st Wedding anniversary. We took advantage of the 48 hour tour purchase. Which included walking tour, hop on hop off, trip to Sausalito and a night tour to Treasure Island and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArizonaSF
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved the trip, though not the best time to see San Francisco. I was fortunate to have Big Mike twice. On the Sausalito tour and the next day on the red route. Best commentary and very helpful. Thank you big Mike for making my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Trvtar001
Reviewed yesterday

Bought the two day ticket and got a chance to see the city. We had a few different tour guides during the two days, but Joseph was, by far, the best. He added humor to the tour and knew many additional bits of information that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tampa_traveler_502
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sorry folks this trip is great but very expensive for a family of 4. I'm sure for what we paid we could have had a driver take us around this loop. This is definitely a dry day activity only. The buses are packed trying to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank m4slcsam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was suggested at our hotel that we take the 48hour 3 tour package which included round San Francisco a night tour and Sausalito. We did and it was simply amazing the guides certainly know there stuff. I would just like to acknowledge one who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I great way to see the city and identify areas I’d like to revisit during my stay. Tony, the guide, was informative and fun. With hop on hop offs along the way I could pick and choose what I wanted to see. Well worth it,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sharonmK4265GX
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to see the city. We have done the big bus in Istanbul and we’re pleased so thought we would give it a whirl in SF. We did a two day pass and it was well worth it. Commentary by guides was similar with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AMT6510
Reviewed 3 days ago

This bus tour was recommended to us by our hotel concierge, for which we had the standard ticket. A standard ticket grants you a full day of using the Big Bus serivce, allowing you to hop-on or hop-off at any of the 20 stops for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rgils01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heads up to Wayne Johnson on the Sausalito tour for his great knowledge, expert commentary and overall professionalism

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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8 November 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
I don't have experience of the app. As you've got your tickets already the lack of the app shouldn't be a problem. Have a great time enjoying this wonderful city.
Patrice T
31 August 2018|
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Response from 319tr | Reviewed this property |
When there is a cruise ship in big bus stops directly outside the cruise terminal
Patrice T
31 August 2018|
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Response from CowleenMc | Reviewed this property |
It doesn’t allow me to post a link but the San Fran big bus tours maps can be found online via google. There are stops close to the cruise terminal, have fun !