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San Francisco Night Tour by Bus provided by Skyline Sightseeing

San Francisco Night Tour by Bus

San Francisco Night Tour by Bus
3.5
Book in advance
from S$61.27 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Head to Fisherman’s Wharf to start your evening sightseeing tour by hopping aboard the double-decker bus and meeting your guide. Then set off around San Francisco to take in major landmarks and neighborhoods. As you listen to narration from your guide, travel along the Embarcadero, past Pier 39, and through Chinatown. Catch views of Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge, and see crooked Lombard Street. Admire the skyscrapers of the Financial District, cruise through Nob Hill, and then head toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Stop for a photo opportunity at Treasure Island to take in the Bay Bridge and San Francisco Skyline. Your tour ends back at Fisherman’s Wharf. Whether it’s light or dark outside depends on the time of year. Please note that the tour route may change based on traffic conditions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7136P15
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary from a knowledgeable guide in English • 60-90 minute tour of San Francisco at night • A photo opportunity at Treasure Island
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA at the corner of Mason Street
Inclusions
Live commentary from a knowledgeable guide in English • 60-90 minute tour of San Francisco at night • A photo opportunity at Treasure Island
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA at the corner of Mason Street
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
This is a first come first serve tour starting at the Fisherman's wharf
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    99 Jefferson St
    99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    at the corner of Mason Street
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Pier 39
    The Embarcadero
    Union Square
    Fisherman's Wharf
    Chinatown
    Nob Hill
    San Francisco Bay Bridge
  • 1
    Treasure Island
    Stop: 10 minutes
    A 10 min photo opportunity
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    99 Jefferson St
    99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    at the corner of Mason Street
    See address & details
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3.5
7 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Abel G
1 contribution
Did not receive tour due to it being shut down, I need a refund.
Oct 2020
This service is no longer running. We did not find out till we got to the location and found another company running it. I need a contact number for a refund. I tired looking online, but could not find one.
Written 19 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bobkatran
Florence, AZ86 contributions
Great way to get an overview of the city and make your way around.
Sep 2019
We really enjoyed the entire Big Bus experience in San Francisco. We initially booked the night tour for 4 adults and then added the days on when we arrived at the embarkation point near the wharf. The night tour gives you a quick but thorough drive through and past the high points and then the day time buses make a round every few minutes so you can hop off and tour some place and then catch the next convenient bus. Brilliant and we loved it. Our guide, Lew was awesome and gave us some great pointers about getting around on foot between bus stops so we could visit some specific places.
Written 1 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reservations D
Thank you for leaving a review and mentioning our Guide Lew, come back and see us again!
Written 17 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tracey B
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Great way to see the highlights of San Francisco
Sep 2018
Great way to see the highlights of San Francisco . Then you can go back and see more of the highlights that you liked best. Value for money . friendly bus driver. Easy to get on and off.
Written 15 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time and thanks for spreading the word about us!
Written 24 September 2019
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L S
3 contributions
Fun and Informative
May 2019 • Business
Decent route, informative guide. There is an opportunity to disembark for photos at Treasure Island. It can get quite cold up top, so bundle up even in the spring and ideally bring a hat of some kind to cover your ears from wind.
Written 6 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Night Tour and the sights! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and your pointers on staying warm!
Written 20 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anita B
99 contributions
Fabulous night tour
Since I was there for business did not have alot of opportunities to tour the city. However City sightseeing did not disappoint. Interesting tour and info about the city. Mike and Tarek were great guides. Wished they gave out blankets as it was cold on the top. My only wish was that we could have stopped and got out for pics of. The bay bridge from SF side.
Written 1 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa_in_So_Cal
Cincinnati, OH300 contributions
NOT a holiday lights tour at all
Dec 2017 • Friends
This is the most negative review I've ever posted on T. A. I ran this past one of the other people in our group who agreed with me.

The only way i would consider this a "holiday lights tour" is: 1) it is a tour at night, so there are lights in places, 2) and we took the tour tonight, which is the holiday season. In no way is this a way to see holiday displays! We drove past Union Square, where tbere is a tree and ice skating, and another tree on another square none of us can remember. We saw far more holiday lights driving back to our hotel. We heard our tour guide's highly biased naming of restaurants and stores. (I understand her pride in being Croatian, but i doubt that it really is "the best restaurant in tne city"-- and anyway, what does that have to do with holiday lights?) It was also odd and a bit concerning to have the tour guide tell the driver where he should be going!

We did go to Treasure Island, where we could see tbe city lights from halfway a ross the bay. Again, lights tbat appear all year don't become holiday lights, just because they are seen during the holidays.

Other than that, it was a tour better experienced during the day time-- unless you like someone pointing in tne dark and saying, "If it was light, you'd see Alcatraz over that way." Other people sitting near us also wondered about where the lights were.

I would suggest you call one of the other companies offering holiday lights tours (if they answer their phones-- the trolly tour company didn't, and when we stopped by their office, the drivers were leaving for the night (at 6 p.m.) leaving people with prepaid tickets in the lurch outside their office. Big Bus didn't answer the phone either, but we took their tour because we could get their starting location from the recording. Our mistake.) We paid full price ($30 each) because tne online discount code did not apply. If a small number of people got together and pooled their funds, they could hire a driver, and they'd have a much better experience IMO.

I did think Dawanna, who sold us our tickets, was professional and helpful. She had trouble processing my credit card and wrote up a note in case I'm charged twice for the tickets, which I appreciated. Her helpfulness was unfortunately not enough to make up for this tour.

BTW, we were required to ride on the upper level of the bus. People with small children and people with disabilities should be aware that the stairs are VERY high, and in a tight spiral.
Written 15 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am so sorry to hear you had such a disappointing time with the Holiday Lights Night Tour. If you wouldn't mind emailing our Sales Manager Jovone Woods at jovone@city-sightseeing.us to give us more details about your experience that would be greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays.
Written 15 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AuniteSherri
Novato, CA2 contributions
Holiday Lights Tour - Very Disappointing
Dec 2017 • Family
The description of this tour is completely misleading. It says there will be games played for candy canes and there was not. It says you will see the holiday displays at Union Square and you do not! The picture used to advertise this tour on the website is from Union Square and you wont see it.

The only seasonal lights we saw was the Christmas tree at Pier 39 as we drove by it. I dont think city hall can actually be called "decorated", as they just have red and green lights on. We literally did not see any holiday lights on this tour.
Written 4 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I am so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing time on our Holiday Lights Night tour. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback as we are always striving and looking for ways to improve. We do hope that you will give us another try next year. Happy Holidays.
Written 6 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Skyline Sightseeing
Aida R
Aida R
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Best city and Sea Tour
Best tour! This was our first time and we got to do the boat tour and the bus tour! The staff was friendly and help
jnlisa2019
jnlisa2019
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Best trip ever!!!
I've been to SF many times as I grew up in Sacramento but this was my husband first trip and my first time taking t
Melanie C
Melanie C
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We were treated like royalty!
I brought my 9yo son for a quick trip to explore San Francisco. We had one day to pack in as much as we could. We s
KaranHothi
KaranHothi
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Great day in SF !
I came from Toronto, Canada and went to SF to see the city. I made the best decision to use Hop on Hoff off bus tou
293amarjith
293amarjith
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A Fun Filled Day in San Francisco
I did the tour with my family and it was lot of fun. Staff was super friendly and customer service was amazing. Bes
Beawashere
Beawashere
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San Francisco
Terrible?? First of all and I mean all employees think that we know how to use the buses, so there is no communica
bamaberri
bamaberri
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Big Bus Tours owns this
Nowhere does it say that big bus owns this line. We found out the day we went to use our tickets. The stop wasn't w
Twenty2324
Twenty2324
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1 day bus ride - great tour guide!
We took a few buses throughout the day with different tour guides. Sparrow was by far the most entertaining and sh
arishabrigh
arishabrigh
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The worst decision Ever, stay away and save your money!
We purchased tickets to do the 24hr red route. We got on the bus and the people spend more time heckling other tour
GrandTour784812
GrandTour784812
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Not impressed
We have taken many tours in various cities and we like to do this. This time we bought our tickets and were disappo
TSkywalker2
TSkywalker2
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High Priced Rip Off Tour
Nov. 9th, 2019. Union Square San Francisco. The Hop On-Hop Off bus looked like a two-decker recycled prison transf
CheryleneNeary
CheryleneNeary
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Average Tour
Kirk, the driver and tour guide was fantastic. He was informative and funny. He slowed down at popular spots to tak
Kaffy14
Kaffy14
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Great fun, big laughs
Travelling with another couple, we thoroughly enjoyed our big bus tour. Mike was our commentator and gave us plenty
GrumpyAggie
GrumpyAggie
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Not the best but worth a try
I was on an old, old bus that looked like a 1980s British double decker that was purchased on surplus. The audio qu
Julie S
Julie S
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Big bus Blake
So enjoyed "Big Bus Blake" we didn't get off the bus! It was Halloween and Blake was in costume and ready to show
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