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Skyline Sightseeing: San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Bay Cruise Tour

Skyline Sightseeing: San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Bay Cruise Tour

San Francisco, U.S.A.
Tour ID: 962

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Highlights

  • 1-day hop-on hop-off city sightseeing bus tour with a 2-hour duration
  • 60-minute San Francisco Bay cruise on a speedboat Included
  • Live commentary and prerecorded audio commentary in multiple languages
  • Flexible Ticket: Your ticket is valid for 12 months. 
  • Mobile and Paper vouchers are both accepted

Overview

The 1-day combo voucher allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the “Golden Gate City” through a bus tour and boat cruise. The combined tour-the bus trip and the cruise-not only allows you to admire San Francisco’s top attractions but also updates you about their history.


You’ll marvel at the fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Marina District, and more. The speedboat will navigate below the Golden Gate Bridge while you freeze snapshots and record footage of the key attractions and sights of San Francisco.

Itinerary

The 1-day combo voucher allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the “Golden Gate City” through a bus tour and boat cruise. The combined tour-the bus trip and the cruise-not only allows you to admire San Francisco’s top attractions but also updates you about their history.


You’ll marvel at the fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Marina District, and more. The speedboat will navigate below the Golden Gate Bridge while you freeze snapshots and record footage of the key attractions and sights of San Francisco.


Itinerary
Your hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour will get off to a good start from 99 Jefferson Street close to Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the most happening and liveliest neighborhoods of San Francisco with an illustrious and checkered history. Before you hop onto the bus, you can walk around and see the sights at Pier 39 which is popular with both locals and tourists.


Bustling Shopping Centers
Constructed atop a dock or wharf, Pier 39 is a bustling shopping center lined with curio shops, restaurants, video arcades, and much more. Your walking tour of Pier 39 will be so immersive that you’ll simply forget how the hours have whiled away. As you hop aboard the bus, the vehicle will drive you past Pier 39, Ferry Building Marketplace, The Embarcadero, Union Square, Marina District, and so on.


Some Amazing Places to Explore
If a specific site or spot catches your fancy, you can always hop off at the nearest stop to explore the area at your own pace. Apart from the places of interest mentioned above, the hop-on hop-off bus will stop at or close to the following landmarks: -

  1. Haight-Ashbury
  2. Palace of Fine Arts Theater
  3. Ghiradelli Square
  4. San Francisco City Hall
  5. Chinatown
  6. de Young Museum
  7. Japanese Tea Garden
  8. Presidio of San Francisco
  9. War Memorial Opera House
  10. Golden Gate Bridge
  11. Golden Gate Park
  12. Ferry Building Marketplace
  13. Lombard Street
  14. Painted Ladies


Adventurous Lombard Street
One of the most-visited localities of San Francisco is Lombard Street reputed for its multiple hairpin bends in one block. The street runs in an east-west direction and has a very precipitous course with eight hairpin bends having extremely steep acute angles.  Lombard Street extends from the Presidio in the east to The Embarcadero in the west with a major stretch of the western section being part of US 101.


The section of the street with the eight precarious turns is reputed to be the most twisted street in the world. This section stretches along the street’s eastern flank in San Francisco’s Russian Hill locality. So, if and when you visit San Francisco, make sure you stroll up (or down just to check out if you can go tumbling) Lombard Street.


Lunch In Chinatown & Visit Alcatraz Island
You can take a lunch break in Chinatown to savor the delicacies in a Chinese diner and then proceed to Union Square for some shopping therapy. Another top-notch tourist hotspot that should be a must-see in your San Francisco itinerary is Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Island is an islet in San Francisco Bay situated offshore at a distance of 2 km from downtown San Francisco.


The most important landmark on the island is the Alcatraz Prison which in due course became the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. The prison closed permanently in 1963 and became a tourist hotspot after being deemed a National Historic Landmark in 1986. To access the island, take a ferry (from Pier 33) that’ll take you to the offshore attraction within 15 minutes.


Golden Gate Bridge – Not To Be Missed
However, the piece-de-resistance of the hop-on hop-off tour will be the ride across the Golden Gate Bridge-San Francisco’s best attraction. The suspension bridge spans a total distance of 1.6km, connecting the city of San Francisco with Marin County in the northwestern part of the San Francisco Bay. The American Society of Civil Engineers has designated the Golden Gate Bridge as one of the “Wonders of the Modern World”.


While crossing the bridge on a bus, you’ll be simply carried away by the panoramic views all around. Alcatraz Island also comes into view and you can disembark from the bus at North Vista Point to walk across the bridge. You’ll get mesmerizing views of the San Francisco Bay, Crissy Fields, and the cityscapes.


San Francisco Bay Cruise
You can rest assured you’ll lap up every moment you spend on the speedboat that’ll cruise towards the Pacific Ocean. The launch will start either from Pier 39 or Pier 43 and will head in the direction of the Pacific Ocean. During the trip (lasting for an hour), you’ll catch glimpses of the Presidio, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Pacific Heights, Golden Gate Bridge, and more.


As you enjoy the stunning views of the city skyline and the riverfront, the audio guide will offer you valuable info about San Francisco.

Schedule

Operating Days:
Daily (except Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day)

Operating Hours:
Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, busses run every 30-60 minutes
San Francisco Bay Cruise – recurring departures between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Departure Location:
Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: Stop # 1 at Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133
San Francisco Bay Cruise: Fisherman’s Wharf (exact location provided upon voucher redemption)

Duration:
Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: approx. 2 hours (if staying on the bus for one loop)
San Francisco Bay Cruise: 60 minutes

Ticket Validity:
Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: 1 day
San Francisco Bay Cruise: one time use

Inclusions

  • 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Commentary is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese
  • Live commentary in English

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals
  • Tips & Gratuity

Redemption Info

Present the Mobile/ Printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt/ ticket that you will use to hop on the buses. This receipt/ticket is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
A staff member will check the code present on the ticket during bus boarding.
FLEXIBLE DATES! Your ticket is valid for 12 months. If you can't make it on the original date picked, just use the ticket on a different day!
Special Note: Especially in the summer time, to start from stop # 1 (99 Jefferson Street) as it is easier to find a good seat on top and catch the bus right at the start of the tour (as later in the tour there may be some delays due to traffic and longer waiting times might apply).

Online Check-In:
If you booked your ticket in well advance then we recommend please redeem this voucher with Skyline Sightseeing at least 24 hours prior to departure by online check-in via: www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin to retrieve your tickets. You can then board the bus at any designated stop.
If there are any issues with online check-in, please email info@sightseeingworld.com, or take your voucher to the office at 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason St.) to start your tour.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Access
Children under 5 years are free.
Carry a jacket as it can get cold on the bus.
Masks are required.
All buses are cleaned regularly.
All drivers and staff are wearing masks at all times.
Hand sanitizer is provided on most of the buses.
We kindly ask you for your responsibility to follow all health & safety guidelines from the City of San Francisco as well as any instructions from our staff to assure that we can all tour together safe and happy!
Please note: The tour route may vary depending on the season, weather conditions, and San Francisco's famous traffic. It may not be fully dark on the tour, depending on the season.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.
Any cancellation after the tour date will be non-refundable.

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