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“Good way to see the city”
Review of City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing
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City Sightseeing San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #77 of 289 Tours in San Francisco
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Owner description: Offering Hop On Hop Off Double-Decker Bus tours of San Francisco, Alcatraz Tickets, Sausalito, Wine Country, Yosemite National Park, Monterey and more. We also offer discounts on many other San Francisco Attractions.
Verwood, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good way to see the city”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

It's a good way to see the major areas of the city. We did the all loops package. The 1st tour was really good (golden gate and sansalite loop), Betsy was a great tour guide, full of funny stories and informative about the areas we went through. So we had high expectations about the other tours and to be honest we were a bit Dissapointed. The guide on the downtown loop seemed more interested in telling us about where to eat than anything else, not quite the city tour we'd hoped for, especially as all the names became a blur by the end! But it was still ok. I've been on tours all over the place and would rate it as ok, and still the best and cheapest way to see the major areas on a short timescale.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Hop on hop off ticket - must have for San Francisco.”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Good value ticket to get around. Get Alcatraz included as it's well worth a visit.

Tour guides are a bit wacky but make it fun.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great way to see everything”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is a great way to get around. You can hop on or off as it suits and take lots of different tours. Try and get the loop itinerary the day before and work out which trips you can do, as planned right you can do a few for the one price. Seats can be limited so don't leave it to the last minute. One trip over the bridge stops for photos but don't be late coming back to the bus as they won't wait for you. We were stranded (due to lack of communication with the partner) and had an Alcatraz tour in the afternoon. We paid another bus company to get us back in time for our Alcatraz departure. Otherwise you need to wait for another loop bus to come and take you.

Visited September 2011
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A fun way to see the city”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We bought the 48 hour passes with all four loops in Feb '12 and we used every bit of it. Try to get Betsy from Boston for your driver when you take the Sausalito Loop she had our kids cracking up laughing the whole ride. Around the downtown we had Mark as our driver a few times and he was great also. The drivers will answer questions and give you helpful tips about where to go and how best to get there. Use their helpful city map to get around, it shows the cablecar routes and all bus stops.

Visited February 2012
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East Bay
2 reviews
“The best time off my trip”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

You would think driving around town and listening to a guide talk would be boring... WRONG!! Not the tour we were on. We had a great tour guide named Bennie and a wonderful lady driver named Tera. The guide was funny and not at all boring. Not only were there detours in our route that morning, Tera and Bennie made it a fun adventure. Who would ever thought that a double Decker bus would fit in the Broadway tunnel? Yup, it sure did and had a blast doing it! Bennie gave wonderful and great info of SF. We are actually locals and learned something new. It's a must do if you go to San Francisco.

Visited February 2012
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