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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

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Overview
A hop-on hop-off bus pass bundled with an admission ticket to Alcatraz offers one of the best values for San Francisco sightseeing. With pickup and drop-off locations at the city’s most popular attractions, including Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge, this bus loop makes it super easy to get around. Plus, an Alcatraz admission ticket gives you access to the famous prison site, which is infamously difficult to book at the last minute.
Highlights
  • Hop-on hop-off tour lets you easily visit 20 San Francisco attractions 
  • Get an Alcatraz admission ticket without booking months ahead 
  • Walking tour of Chinatown provides insight into historic San Francisco
  • Sausalito Trolley tour as an additional bonus
  • Deals on bike rentals and entertainment save you money
What to Expect
Begin your tour at any of the 20 bus stops around San Francisco. A double-decker bus lets you choose from covered seats at street level or sitting on the open-air upper deck. Hop on or off the bus at any stop, including top attractions such as Union Square and the Palace of Fine Arts, or ride the entire loop for an informative sightseeing tour. This experience includes a walking tour of Chinatown and the chance to take a Sausalito trolley tour to explore the quaint seaside town. A ferry ride and admission ticket to Alcatraz is also included. Check in at the supplier office the day before your tour to get your Alcatraz admission ticket. Additional bike rental and entertainment deals are also included.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$39.90 value)
  • Sausalito Trolley Tour
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour
  • One Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Recorded commentary available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese and Italian
  • To receive your Alcatraz Ticket you must check into the supplier office (on voucher) one day prior to the Alcatraz Tour date or before 9am on the date of your Alcatraz Tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
379Reviews
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Kathryn_E wrote a review Jan 2020
17 contributions
+5
Great tours with excellent and friendly staff. Very easy to book and collect tickets. Hop on hop off was simple and never had to wait long for the next bus. Highly recommended, such an awesome way to see the city.
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Response from MelBigBusTours, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and we are glad that you enoyed your time with us in San Francisco we do hope to welcome you again in the future
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Alexandros M wrote a review Jan 2020
29 contributions3 helpful votes
We had buy the tour for Alcatraz and we had also to do the Big Bus tour. That was both fantastic. Dont miss it
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Bus and Alcatraz combo! We hope to see you in San Francisco again.
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Tracey B wrote a review Jan 2020
16 contributions8 helpful votes
We didn't have a car, so the Big Bus sightseeing tour allowed us to see parts of the city we wouldn't have been able to see!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco.
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AshwikaP wrote a review Dec 2019
22 contributions11 helpful votes
We booked San Francisco big bus tour together with night tour and Sausalito tour!! Highly recommend the big bus tour as it takes you to all the hot spots of San Fran. Highlight of this tour was the night tour with the english tour guide, Suzanna!!! She was really informative
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Response from CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 18 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. We agree it can be chilly on the top of the bus and recommend dressing in layers for the night tour.
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Jim G wrote a review Dec 2019
36 contributions10 helpful votes
The bus was great for our 13 year old grandson. Outdoor, wind in his hair, educational and fun for his first visit to SF. Given the difficulty of securing tickets to Alcatraz, the combo package was very helpful. We have taken big bus tours in major cities in Europe and Asia
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour.
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About the operator
By: Big Bus Tours
Lauren M
San Diego, California
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Good site seeing
Nice way to see the city and get around however there was a lot of traffic and between each stop took a while.
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amy-v17
5513
Terrible live guides
This was the worst big bus we have ever been on. We had two different live guides the first one was super self
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Team Santa Barbara
10
Big Bus Walk on Walk off, and China Town Walking Tour
The bus was wonderful. A lot of good information. Our tour guide Blake gave us a walking tour of China town.
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Ninos B
10
Great Experience
Night tour was spectacular but our little one made it a challenging one, however, our guide tour Blake did
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Tom V
Shanghai, China
6023
Find out where Dave is!
Well organized bus tours to visit this city. In general friendly drivers (with 1 exception...). They do have
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brainy_banana
Preston, United Kingdom
293
Informative
Our guide was very informative, offered lots of knowledge of the 1906 disaster. After a frustrating wait of 30
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Reina M
Carlsbad, California
30
Tour Guides were great!
The tour really helped us get to see much more than we thought we would. Easy to get on and off. We just felt a
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kathrynwoodward
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
73
Stunning views & marmite commentary
This is a brilliant way to see San Fran by night and the scenery didn’t disappoint. Definitely wrap up warm as it
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Mona1975
3611
Muir Woods Tour
We booked the Muir Woods tour for our last morning before we flew back to the UK. John was our driver and guide
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Jane Doe
514
Pay the extra to go over to the island
You get your monies worth and more if up top. I would say don't bother unless 2yrs or physically unable to or very
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Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island, Big Bus Tours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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