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Big Bus Tours San Francisco

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Address: San Francisco, CA 94133
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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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1st trip to San Fran

Walked an awful lot the first day of my visit. Knew that I needed a different method to see the rest of the city. Hotel concierge recommended big bus. I did a similar hop on and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked an awful lot the first day of my visit. Knew that I needed a different method to see the rest of the city. Hotel concierge recommended big bus. I did a similar hop on and off tour in LA and I enjoyed it so I figured why not do it here? I bought the 2 day dynamite pass which... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Look, this tour was fine. I didnt realize that the buses stopped running around 5PM. It also sucked that we booked the tour on a rainy day and there were no covering for the upper deck. This was exascerbated by the fact that I saw at least two companies with covered upper decks. I am not sure that this was... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

fabulous tour. Tour guide Blake was great. Tammy in office extremely friendly, informative and helpful

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The guide was so informative and helpful... highly recommenced if you plan to visit SF. Night tour was fantastic!

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to do this as we wanted to go across the Golden Gate Bridge without the hassle of driving so we could enjoy it. A little expensive but a Great tour . takes you up all the steep streets and knowledgeable guide who makes the history bit fun " thanks Captain Morgan " If you sit up top make sure... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was without a doubt, one of the best hop on hop off tours. Our driver, Lawrence Muse, was the reason. Not only was he a very safe driver in a city where crazy drivers abound, but he was accommodating, sensitive to riders who didn't know where they were and didn't speak English. He was extremely knowledgeable about San Francisco... More 

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Norwalk, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is truly the best way to see the whole city! The best part you can get off and back on again at any of the stops! The last ride for us we had Frank as the commentator instead of the recorded version...he was great with much more information!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was nice tour .. the guys there very friendly And helpful;) we cross the bridge and saw almost everything important here ;) a bit expensive but It's worth :)

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent way to see the entire city, high above (double-decker bus), with very informative narrators. Take photos or just sit back and learn ALL ABOUT San Francisco. If you’d like to visit a particular area, you’re allowed to exit, then climb aboard another Big Bus Tour later (boards every 30 minutes).

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took this tour whilst in San Francisco on valentines. Expected it to be busy but always got a seat at the top and mostly at the front. Views of San Francisco were amazing and it took you to all the great places. The tour was very good if you didn't want to get off and just sit back and relax... More 

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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