San Francisco Essential
Hop on board Big Bus Tours’ sightseeing tour of the ‘City by the Bay’ to experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks, and delve into its fascinating history.
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San Francisco Explore
Experience a complete San Francisco sightseeing adventure with our Explore 2-day ticket. See all the best landmarks and attractions over 2 days, enjoy a Guided Walking Tour and a choice of The Flyer OR 7D Experience!
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San Francisco Muir Woods Tour
Experience the wonder of one of California’s oldest redwood groves on our new Muir Woods Tour. Hop on to take a scenic drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, and adventure into Muir Woods National Forest.
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San Francisco Sunset Tour
Discover the beauty of the city as it lights up in the evening on our San Francisco Night Tour. The Night Tour passes through the evening vibrance of the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and the Financial District before crossing the Bay Bridge for photos at Treasure Island.
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San Francisco Discover
Discover the most iconic sights of San Francisco on our 1-day hop-on, hop-off tour.
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San Francisco Full-Day Wine Tour
On the Full-Day Wine Tour you'll visit 3 of Tower Tours winery partners, which include Madonna Estate, Kieu Hong Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Sutter Home Winery, Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi Winery, or Gloria Ferrer Winery. You'll spend about an hour at each winery.
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San Francisco Half-Day Wine Tour
The Half-Day Wine Tour begins just after midday. After journeying north across the Golden Gate Bridge and through Sausalito, you'll reach wine country, where you'll visit two different wineries.
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Please note the following Stop Changes for this Weekend.

Stop 7 City Hall: Closed all day on Friday 5/31

On Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd our Chinatown Walking Tour departure point will be moved to Stop 5 / Union Square (on Geary & Powell Street). The departure time will remain at 1pm. Normal Service will resume on Monday, June 3rd.


Service updates starting on November 1st, 2023.


Muir Woods tour.

  • Departure Times: 8:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Duration of Tour: 4.5 hours.
  • This now allows for 45 minutes in Sausalito.


3 in 1 tour.

  • Departure Time: 8:30 am.
  • Duration of Tour: 9.5 hours.
  • This now allows for 1 hour and 30 minutes in Sausalito.

Full Day Wine Tour.

  • Departure Time: 8:30am.
  • Duration of Tour: 9 hours.
  • This allows us to beat rush hour in the afternoon.

For downtown pickups please call +1 415-345-8687. Downtown pick ups are now at 8 am on the Post street entrance of the Westin St. Francis.

We will be moving our stop 4 on to Steuart street white zone. Across the Justin Herman Plaza Bocce Courts.


Holiday Lights Tour that starts November 30th 2023.

  • The tour starts at 6:30 pm at Union Square.
  • It is a 90 minute tour with a live Tour Guide on the bus.
  • The tour ends at Ghiridelli Square.
  • Each Ticket has a free Hot Chocolate coupon for Ghirdelli.
  • Has a $10 off coupon for a $30 purchase at Square Pie Guys.

Hop Aboard with Big Bus Tours San Francisco!

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Buckle up with the ultimate adventure through San Francisco with Big Bus Tours, your gateway to the city's architectural marvels and lively culture!

The tours are infused with rich, multi-language audio commentary, available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, illuminating the city's history and culture! This feature, combined with the liberty to hop on and off at 16 distinct stops, lets you tailor your exploration, whether you're in for a leisurely day or an action-packed adventure!

Select from a range of tours from Discover, Explore, Essential and more, each designed to craft your perfect sightseeing experience.

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Important Information on Big Bus Tours San Francisco

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Day Tour (Red Route)

  • Operates: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tour Duration: 2 Hours and 20 Minutes
  • Frequency: Every 15 minutes
  • Number of Stops: 17

Sunset Tour (Blue Route)

  • Operates: 6:30 PM
  • Frequency: One tour per evening
  • Tour Duration: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Number of Stops: 1

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Big Bus Tours San Francisco Tour Selection

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Discover Tour

With your Big Bus Tours San Francisco discount tickets, take off on a sightseeing adventure with the Discover Tour, capturing the essence of San Francisco from the open-air deck buses!

What's Included:

  • One Day Hop-on, Hop-off Big Bus Ticket
  • Day Tour (Red Route)

Essential Tour

Dive deeper into San Francisco's culture with our Essential Tour, offering a 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour that includes a guided Chinatown Walking Tour. Discover its famous gates, lively marketplace, and the blend of traditional and contemporary culture!

What's Included:

  • 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket
  • Guided Chinatown Walking Tour
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Explore Tour

The Explore Tour offers an immersive 2-day hop-on, hop-off experience, a guided Chinatown Walking Tour, and a choice between Blazing Saddles bike hire for a ride across San Francisco's scenic routes, or admission to the USS Pampanito for a glimpse into World War II history!

What's Included:

  • 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket
  • The Flyer OR 7D Experience
  • Blazing Saddles Bike Rental
  • Guided City Walking Tour

Sunset Tour

With discounted Big Bus Tours San Francisco tickets, experience San Francisco as it transitions from day to night with the Sunset Tour! Starting from Fisherman's Wharf, ascend historic Nob Hill, cross the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island for breathtaking skyline views, and conclude along the Embarcadero for the illuminated Port of San Francisco!

Important Information:

  • First Bus: 6:30 PM, from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Fisherman's Wharf Visitor Center, 99 Jefferson Street)
  • Full Circuit Time: 1 hour (approx.)
  • Route: Blue Route
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Explore Tour + Alcatraz

Combine the thrill of exploring San Francisco by bus with the intrigue of Alcatraz on the Explore Tour + Alcatraz! This comprehensive package includes the 2-day bus tour, additional attractions, and an entry to Alcatraz, ensuring a memorable exploration of the Golden City's diverse attractions!

What's Included:

  • 2-Day Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
  • The Flyer OR 7D Experience
  • Blazing Saddles Bike Rental
  • Guided City Walking Tour
  • Alcatraz Entry

Muir Woods Tour

Journey to the serene Muir Woods National Forest with the Muir Woods Tour! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and walk among ancient coastal redwoods, while experiencing the tranquility of one of California's oldest redwood groves!

Important Information:

  • 3.5 Hour Tour
  • Live-guided return coach transfers from Pier 41
  • 1.5 hr self-guided walk (choose from 4 trails)

Wine Country Tours

Discover the exquisite wine regions of Napa and Sonoma with the Wine Country Tours! Choose between a half-day tour or a full-day adventure!

Important Information:

  • Half-Day Wine Tour (6 hours): Afternoon departure, includes tastings at two wineries and an exclusive estate tour.
  • Full-Day Wine Tour (9 hours): Morning departure, visits three wineries for tastings and estate tours, with lunch at Sonoma Square.

Stops on the Big Bus Tours San Francisco Red Route

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Hop on and hop off on a captivating ride through San Francisco with the Red Route! This comprehensive route showcases the city's most iconic sights with 16 stops to explore at your leisure.

Notable Stops:

  • Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center
  • North Beach/Chinatown
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square South
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Pier 39

Stops on the Big Bus Tours San Francisco Blue Route

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Experience an unforgettable evening voyage through San Francisco with the Blue Route! This unique experience takes you through the city's most dynamic districts at night, including the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and the Financial District!

Notable Stop:

  • Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center

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Big Bus Tours San Francisco: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does the tour last?

    • Day Tour (Red Route): Completing the circuit without disembarking takes approximately 2 hours.
    • Sunset Tour (Blue Route): The entire circuit is 1 hour long. Note that the Sunset Tour does not offer hop-on, hop-off service.
  2. Do I need to select a date when booking?

    Yes, you must choose the date you wish to start your tour at the time of booking. For tickets spanning multiple days, these days must be used in sequence, starting from your chosen date.

  3. Is the tour commentary available in multiple languages?

    Yes, the bus tours feature engaging pre-recorded commentary, delving into San Francisco's fascinating history, culture, and landmarks. Available languages include:

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
  4. Where can I start my tour?

    You can begin your journey at any of our designated bus stops throughout San Francisco, offering flexibility and convenience for your sightseeing experience.

  5. What is the duration of a complete tour circuit?

    For the Day Tour, the full loop, if you remain on the bus, takes about 2 hours. We encourage using the hop-on, hop-off service to explore, with buses arriving at stops every 30 minutes.

    The Sunset Tour, being a special non-stop route, lasts for 1 hour.

  6. When will I get my tickets?

    Discounted Big Bus Tours San Francisco tickets and a receipt are sent to your email immediately after purchase, ensuring quick and easy access to your tour experience.

  7. Do I need to print my tickets?

    No need for printed tickets. Showing your e-ticket on a mobile device at any stop allows for a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Last updated May 30, 2024.