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Big Bus Tours San Francisco

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Address: 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
Phone Number: +1 415-433-1657
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Enjoy the beautiful city of San Francisco on top of an open top,...

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, SoMa, Civic Center, Alamo Square.Journey through Golden Gate Park and cross the infamous Golden Gate Bridge! Hop on and hop off at any of our 20 stops located throughout the city. All tickets include free bike rental and walking tours of North Beach neighborhood and Chinatown. Visit us at our San Francisco Visitor Center at 99 Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf.

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Hopped onto a bus tour as soon as we arrived anx despite some erratic driving it was a great way so get a feel of fisherman's wharf/ golden gate Bridge/ Sausolito ( I'm sure other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic value for price. 2.5 hrs tour if u stay on the bus. U can also get on and off at the many tourist sites. This is a must tour to do, but u will need a full day to do this. Live/taped commentary great component of tour.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hopped onto a bus tour as soon as we arrived anx despite some erratic driving it was a great way so get a feel of fisherman's wharf/ golden gate Bridge/ Sausolito ( I'm sure other tours are available ) it wax a cold day but we were prepared so do give it a try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and two friends chose the 2 day ticket to travel around San Francisco on the 6th and 7th December 2016 on the Big Red Bus. We thoroughly enjoyed each use of the buses, both during the day and the night tour. The guides are very informative, keeping you interested throughout the journey - which helps in such a large... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After making several trips to SAN Francisco this year we finally decided to take The Big Bus tour. It was amazing how many things we didn't know about the city. The tour was very informative. We did the night tour that went to Treasure Island to give you the night skyline view of SAN Francisco. The night was clear and... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Availed of the 2-day hop on, hop off tour with my Mom and it was great! The guides had amazing knowledge and history of the area. My favourite was the night tour wherein we got to see the amazing city skyline while sipping hot chocolate we purchased in a kiosk when we stopped. We also got to stop and hop... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am traveling a lot in the world and every place I like to take a tour bus to have an overview of the city. This was the second time I took Big Bus company (first was in Prague) for my daily tour and it was with an amazing tour guide name Jacob, It was the most funny and fun... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Peter and Gu were great! Peter was very informative and we really enjoyed what he taught us about the city. I wish we had more time here to explore. At least I know what I want to see next time I visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a family with three kids from 5 to 14, and rode the bus on a Sunday. It was a beautiful day and riding on the top level was chilly but definitely more fun than the lower level. We did the live tour and had three different guides. First guide was hard to hear due to a poor mic... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great way to get to attractions around the city. It is a hope on hop off bus with approx. 20 stops around the city. Open air bus on top- quite chilly in December, but still fun. Some have live tour guides, others offer audio tours (free headphones) which give a good description of all the sites and let you know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you ever take this tour...make sure you have Roy as your tour guide. He will certainly keep you entertained, engaged and well informed about where your heading and what your looking at. On tour entertainment includes Roy's awesome vocals and jokes to leave you in stitches. Wouldn't mind another repeat of the tour. Took the ride twice just for... More 

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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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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