San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour
This hop-on-hop-off tour is taken on the most modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly double-decker buses in the city and stops at all of the major attractions, including the towering Golden Gate Bridge, bustling Fisherman's Wharf, colorful Haight Ashbury and the lively neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach. Upgrade the 2-day All Loops Pass to discover even more of San Francisco's must-see attractions.
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Fully narrated tour
- Multiple departure times and locations available
The duration of the tour loop is approximately 2 hours across 13 stops and, with both 1 or 2-day passes available, you have plenty of time to explore San Francisco at your leisure. If you miss something on your first loop of the city, simply re-board the bus and go around again!
See even more the Bay Area's most celebrated attractions when you upgrade to the 2-Day All Loops. Enjoy two days of hop-on hop-off privileges with the San Francisco City Loop, take a trolley tour across the Bay with the Sausalito Loop and ventures out to see the lights of the city on a one-time Night tour of San Francisco.
This is a must-do tour when visiting the City by the Bay!
For a list of stops see Itinerary below:
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Every 15 minutes
Tour begins from Union Square 9am - 5pm (the last departure for the full-loop tour; returns to Union Square at 7pm and ends in Fisherman's Wharf at stop 1 around 6:30pm)
Thanksgiving Day (third Thursday in November) buses run from 9am - 2pm
Buses do not run on December 25
Last bus departs at 5:30pm from Fisherman's Wharf
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1-Day City Loop Pass
1-day San Francisco city loop hop-on hop-off pass
2-Day City Loop Pass
2-day San Francisco city loop hop-on hop-off pass, valid for 2 consecutive days
1-Day Sausalito Loop Pass
1-day San Francisco Sausalito loop hop-on hop-off pass
2-Day All Loops Pass
2-day San Francisco hop-on hop-off pass, valid for 2 consecutive days. Includes City loop, Sausalito loop and Night Tour (1 time only)
Ticket for San Francisco Night Tour only. Departs from Union Square (Stop 8) at 6:30pm and 7pm
San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Professional driver
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is foldable. The driver is not permitted to assist handicapped persons due to insurance restrictions
- Audio tour in multiple languages are available on select buses. Languages available are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Inquire about availability upon voucher redemption
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
STOP 1 - Fisherman's Wharf / Information Center
Corner of North Point and Taylor Street (across the street from the Information Center)
Home to San Francisco's fishing fleet. The old factories and warehouses that once dotted the wharf have now been converted into great shops and restaurants.The Cannery at Del Monte Square - Shops and restaurants. Ghirardelli Square - Chocolate lovers paradise, great shops and restaurants. San Francisco Maritime Historic Park at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park, the famous Cable Cars on Hyde Street hill.
STOP 2 - Cow Hollow
Lombard Street @ Gough (in front of Town House Motel)
Convenient stop for hotels on Van Ness and Lombard. Walking distance from the "crookedest street in the world."
STOP 3 - Golden Gate Bridge (joining point for Sausalito Loop)
South Vista Point
Great views of San Francisco’s skyline, Alcatraz island, and the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay. Access point to walk the Bridge. Joining point for Sausalito Loop (stop 1) available with the 2-Day All Loops Pass.
STOP 4 - Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences
Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Avenue and Fulton)
Music Concourse and Cultural Heart of Golden Gate Park. See the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Botanical and Japanese Tea Gardens. Also nearby, boat rentals at Stow Lake.
STOP 5 - Haight-Ashbury
Haight Street @ Stanyan (in front of McDonald's)
Eclectic district, famous for its role in the 1960’s Hippie Movement. Still a center for bohemian culture, it is lined with one of a kind shops, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.
STOP 6 - Civic Center Plaza
City Hall (at McAllister and Van Ness)
Featuring the Beaux-Arts City Hall with its massive gold leaf covered dome, the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and the Asian Art Museum.
STOP 7 - Hilton Hotel
At corner of Taylor and Ellis
Walking distance to Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street’s Muni and Bart stations.
STOP 8 - Union Square
Geary Street @ Powell (across from Macy’s)
Central Shopping and Theatre District –featuring department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, salons, grand hotels, and repertory theatres. Westfield Centre and Cable Cars.
STOP 9 - Chinatown Gate
Grant Street @ Bush – across from Chinatown Gate
“The Dragon Gate” entry to Chinatown. Also, San Francisco’s very own quaint French Quarter.
STOP 10 - Barbary Coast / Chinatown
Kearny Street, between Clay and Washington (across from Portsmouth Square)
Where Chinatown meets the Financial District and the Barbary Coast.
STOP 11 - North Beach / Little Italy
Columbus Avenue @ Powell
Enjoy cultured cafés, restaurants, and gelaterias. Walk to Coit Tower, the worlds “crookedest street”, and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.
STOP 12 - Alcatraz Landing
On the Embarcadero - Between Pier 35 and Pier 33
Departure point of the Ferries and Tours to the infamous Alcatraz Island.
STOP 13 - Pier 39 / Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39 pullout (during special events corner of Beach & Stockton across from “F” Muni stop)
Fisherman’s Wharf’s number one destination – enjoy restaurants, souvenir shop, a world class aquarium, and the San Francisco Sea Lions.
SAUSALITO LOOP (included with the 2-Day All Loops Pass)
STOP 1 - Golden Gate Bridge
South Vista Point
POINTS OF INTEREST: Joining location for the Sausalito Loop from the regular San Francisco City Loop (stop 3). Enjoy great views of San Francisco’s skyline and Alcatraz Island or walk the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay.
STOP 2 - Sausalito
Behind Bank of America (Humboldt Avenue and Bay Street)
POINTS OF INTEREST: Shop at charming boutiques and antique shops. Spectacular view of San Francisco and the Bay.
Reviewed by: Richard S, July 2014
The Hop on, Hop off Tour was fantastic. It was worth my money. The best attractions were covered, the times running were great and the tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The extra loop to Sausalito was a great find. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: Larry S, July 2014
Mono, the tour guide made this tour well worth the money. We were first time visitors to San Francisco so this was an excellent way to get the scoop on what to see and do, with lots of tips and tricks from a guy that really knows what's happenin'.