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San Francisco Hop on Hop off City Tour

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Highlights: Visit main attractions both historical places and modern wonders of San Francisco with this hop on hop off tour!

  • 24 stops with attractions
  • GPS activated foreign language audio guide available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, German, and Korean

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It was pretty organized tour. I visited multiple tourists spots, very informative tour guide and very safe driving as well. I recommend this tour.

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    Guests will be picked up at the specified departure location(s) in San Francisco. Today, we will take a fun, hop-on-hop-off tour of the city that will take us past both historical places and modern wonders.

    STOP 1 - Visitor Information Center
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Leavenworth & Jefferson
    Points of Interest: Anchorage Square; The Cannery at Del Monte Square's shops and restaurants; San Francisco Maritime Historic Park at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park; the famous Cable Cars on Hyde Street hill; and Ghirardelli Square, a chocolate-lovers paradise.

    STOP 2 - Alcatraz Landing
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of North Point & Embarcadero
    Points of Interest: One of the most popular destinations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Alcatraz Island is home to the former max-security infamous federal prison.

    STOP 3 - Levi's Plaza
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Battery and Union Street
    Points of Interest: Visit the Levi's Store at Levi Strauss Plaza or walk to Coit Tower and visit the top for stunning 360 degree views of the city and bay! Other points: Cruise Terminal, Fog City Diner, and the Exploratorium

    STOP 4 - Embarcadero Center
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Clay and Davis Street
    Points of Interest: Embarcadero Center offers over 120 unique dining and shopping experiences. Embarcadero Plaza and Justin Herman Plaza surround the center and serve as parks along Embarcadero Street.

    STOP 5 - Hyatt Regency Hotel
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Market and Steuart Street
    Points of Interest: Stroll through the Ferry Building Marketplace where you can find a dreamy selection of artisan food, independently owned and operated businesses, and a local farmers market. The Ferry Building showcases some of the Bay Area's finest local offerings. Get up close to the Bay Bridge for exceptional photo opportunities.
    Bus and Bike COMBO ONLY bike pickup stop

    STOP 6 - Union Square South
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Geary and Powell Street
    Points of Interest: Central Shopping and Theatre District - featuring department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, salons, grand hotels, and repertory theatres. Westfield Centre and Cable Cars.
    Start point for the 'Gold Rush Daze' FREE walking tour**
    Bus and Bike COMBO bike pickup stop**

    STOP 7 - Van Ness Ave
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Van Ness and Post Street
    Points of Interest: Hop off directly between Japantown and Nob Hill neighborhoods

    STOP 8 - Lombard Street
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Lombard Street @ Gough (in front of Town House Motel)
    Points of Interest: A convenient stop for hotels on Van Ness and Lombard, you're walking distance from Lombard Street "the crookedest street in the world." Nearby shopping can found at fabulous Union Street.

    STOP 9 - Palace of Fine Arts
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Richardson and Chestnut
    Points of Interest: Just a few blocks from the Palace of Fine arts, a famous relic of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition. Walk into the Presidio for a visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum or see LucasFilm's Letterman Digital Arts Center's iconic Yoda Fountain.

    STOP 10 - Golden Gate Bridge (South Vista Point)
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: South Vista Point
    Points of Interest: Great views of San Francisco's skyline and Alcatraz Island or walk the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay.
    Change here for the Double Decker Sausalito Cable Car Tour**

    STOP 11 - Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Ave. & Fulton)
    Points of Interest: Music Concourse, De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Botanical and Japanese Tea Gardens. Also nearby, boat rentals at Stow Lake.
    Change here for the Golden Gate Park & Ocean Beach Trolley**

    STOP 12 - Golden Gate Park / Conservatory of Flowers
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: John F. Kennedy Drive
    Points of Interest: Victorian glass and wooden greenhouse is home to exotic tropical flowers and plants and is the oldest of its kind. Outside you can find stunning floral layouts and breathtaking architecture.

    STOP 13 - Haight-Ashbury District
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Haight Street @ Stanyan (in front of McDonald's)
    Points of Interest: Eclectic district, famous for its role in the 1960's Hippie Movement, is still a center for bohemian culture. It is lined with one-of-a-kind shops, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants
    Start point for the 'Love, Peace & Haight' FREE walking tour**
    Bus and Bike COMBO ONLY bike pickup stop

    STOP 14 - Haight-Ashbury District
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Haight Street @ Masonic (in front of Magnolia Brew Pub)
    Points of Interest: For those looking for the full experience, hop off at STOP 14 and walk all the way through the Haight and hop back on at the other side
    End point for the 'Love, Peace & Haight' FREE walking tour**

    STOP 15 - Alamo Square
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Divisadero and Hayes Street
    Points of Interest: Walk just two blocks to the famous row of San Francisco Victorians to see the houses premiering in opening credits of "Full House" and "Fuller House"!

    STOP 16 - Civic Center / City Hall
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: On Larkin between Grove and Fulton (front of Asian Art Museum)
    Points of Interest: 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 17 - Hilton Hotel
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Taylor and Ellis
    Points of Interest: Walking distance to Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street's Muni and Bart stations, and theatre district

    STOP 18 - Union Square North
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Post and Powell
    Points of Interest: Shopping, cable cars, visit our head office at 478 Post Street
    Start point for the 'Gold Rush Daze' FREE walking tour**

    STOP 19 - Chinatown Gate
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Grant Bush Street - across from Chinatown Gate
    Points of Interest: Go through "The Dragon Gate" entry to Chinatown. Also nearby, San Francisco's very own quaint French Quarter

    STOP 20 - Portsmouth Square
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Kearny Street, between Clay & Washington (in from of Hilton Financial District)
    Points of Interest: The tallest building in San Francisco, the TransAmerica Pyramid; Chinatown; Fortune Cookie Factory

    STOP 21 - Broadway
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Broadway and Kearny Street
    Points of Interest: Visit Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights bookstore; North Beach/Little Italy

    STOP 22 - Washington Square
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Corner of Columbus Ave and Powell Street
    Points of Interest: Enjoy cultured café's, restaurants, and gelaterias or walk to Coit Tower, Lombard "the world's crookedest" Street and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

    STOP 23 - Pier 39
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: In front of Hard Rock Cafe
    Points of Interest: Experience Pier 39s fun shopping and dining, bay cruise departures, sea lions, and the Aquarium of the Bay
    7D experience location for 48 hour ticket holders**

    STOP 24 - PIER 41-Gray Line Box Office
    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Little Embarcadero at Performance Plaza
    Points of Interest: Hop on a ferry to Sausalito, take a bay cruise, or stroll the waterfront

    • San Francisco, CA

      San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!

      Fisherman's Wharf

      This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.

      Golden Gate Bridge

      The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.


      This experimental museum where guests can touch, tinker and play with more than 600 interactive exhibits. From large-scale outdoor art installations to explorations of microscopic life in the Bay, the Exploratorium offers learning laboratories that are perfect for all ages.

      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Union Square

      This California Historical Landmark has become a popular tourist destination for both its historical significance and its shops and culture. The square itself is a public plaza, and the neighborhood extends for several blocks around it.

      Palace of Fine Art

      The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.

      California Academy of Sciences

      The California Academy of Sciences is home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and more. A four-story living rainforest and coral reef ecosystem delight visitors of all ages, while immersive space shows transport audiences across the cosmos.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30am - 5:00pm, Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

      Golden Gate Park

      Golden Gate Park is the fifth most-visited park in the United States and is actually 20% larger than New York's Central Park. This San Francisco landmark stretched from the waterfront over three miles into the city itself.

      De Young Museum

      This fine arts museum in Golden Gate Park was established in 1895. Among its renowned collections are American art, international contemporary pieces, textiles and costumes, and art from Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas.

      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 9:30am - 5:00am

      Conservatory of Flowers

      The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,750 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world.

      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 6:30pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

      Civic Center

      The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 2:00pm|Duration: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour

      San Francisco Chinatown

      San Francisco's incredibly famous Chinatown neighborhood in the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Established in 1848, this once-small enclave has grown to over 100,000 residents and draws tons of tourists annually.

      Aquarium of the Bay

      See, touch, discover, and learn about the fascinating marine life of the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. Visitors can stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels featuring over 20,000 marine animals.

      Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: 1-2 Hours

      Muir Woods, Sausalito & Bay Cruise

      Travel Across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and valleys, where the Coastal Miwok once lived. The first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of giant Redwood (Sequoia Sempreverins) Trees tower over Redwood Creek. A Full 1 188 hour stop. Muir Woods entrance fee included. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Approximate one hour stop in Sausalito. Then enjoy a cruise along the historic waterfront, with a close-up view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and the sea lions.
    • Departure & Return

    • First Bus departs Stop 1(9:00AM)
    • Last Bus departs Stop 1(5:00PM)
    • To redeem, bring voucher to any of the 24 stops and present to guide.Appropriate pass will be issued by the guide.
    • Price Includes

    • Live narration in English on every bus.
    • Professional driver.
    • Two free walking hours.
    • Sausalito Tour by Double Decker Cable Car.
    • GPS activated foreign language audio guide available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, German, and Korean.
    • "Hop on - Hop off" Tour.
    • Price Excludes

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
    • Additional Note

    • 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
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    • Confirmation will be received within 24 - 48 hours of purchase, subject to availability.


    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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