Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo

255 Reviews | San Francisco, USA

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3 hours (Approx.)
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Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


See all of San Francisco's top attractions with this special Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour and combo package. Create your own sightseeing itinerary, hopping on and off as you please at stops including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Lombard Street. Explore Sausalito on a Sausalito Tour. High point: a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz — a must-see!



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Average 4.13 out of 5 stars based on 255 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Dorothy H, Sep 2019 Verified

Was a very enjoyable day tour operator knew his stuff good sites loved Sausalito short break staff st office very helpful

kevin d, Sep 2019 Verified
Combo is okay but not to do on the same day. Big bus isn’t realllly a hop on and off. The ride is good though.
John G, Aug 2019 Verified

Loved Alcatraz. It was well worth going. It was nice that you could go at your own pace. Bought a signed book written by a prisoner.

Michael M, Aug 2019 Verified
Took a bit of time to get checked in at Big Bus then again at Alcatraz but was a great day. The downside was by they time we did our 1130am boat and the island we didn't get back to the terminal until after 3pm and the last tour bus runs at 5pm. We took a cab to Salsilito to meet up with the rest of our friends and were only able to make it back tot the main terminal before the day was over.
Tina C, Jul 2019 Verified
We planned a fun 2 day trip to San Francisco and the big bus and Alcatraz excursion were fantastic. Six kids were mesmerized at the rock. Bus narrator and driver were fabulous. Funny and knowledgeable. Wish we knew to activate bus day early, we didn’t get the most out of it since it is for 24 hrs.
Rachel F, Jul 2019 Verified
We absolutely loved our tour! We did the Alcatraz combo and spent our whole day doing the Big Bus red route and wished our day was longer! We had Doug for our bus tour and Peter for our Chinatown tour and felt very thankful for both of them! Both were so knowledgeable and made us laugh many times. We learned so much about the city and got some great recommendations on what to do on our non-tour days! Totally worth the money!!
Mike S, Jul 2019 Verified

So pleased we took the time to do the Alcatraz Tour, what an amazing place. As we only had a day and a half the sightseeing tour was an ideal way to get an over view of San Francisco. Would highly recommend to other travelers.

Corey L, Jan 2019 Verified

We came to explore San Francisco on a condensed schedule, and this worked really well for us. The Alcatraz audio tour was great, flexible to stop and start at our own pace, and deep enough but not overwhelming with information.Our Big Bus Tour guide (Susanne) was excellent. We called the staff at the office at least theee Times with questions before and during our trip, and they always got us answers to resolve any uncertainties or anxietyies about our times, tours, options, and so on.

Nigel B, Jan 2019 Verified

Booked on line from UK, everything was in place when we arrived in San Francisco. Great bus tour and really enjoyed the Alctraz visit.

Maureen N, Jan 2019 Verified
This tour was excellent. Worth the money and time. I suggest you go on it early in your stay to see where you want to go and see.

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