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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

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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. Also included in your ticket is a walking tour of the famous Chinatown neighborhood with a guide. High point: a visit to the notorious prison of Alcatraz — a must-see!
  • Hop-on hop-off tour lets you easily visit 20 San Francisco attractions 
  • Get an Alcatraz admission ticket without booking months ahead 
  • Walking tour of Chinatown provides insight into historic San Francisco
  • Sausalito Trolley tour as an additional bonus
  • Deals on bike rentals and entertainment save you money
What to Expect
Begin your tour at any of the 20 bus stops around San Francisco. A double-decker bus lets you choose from covered seats at street level or sitting on the open-air upper deck. Hop on or off the bus at any stop, including top attractions such as Union Square and the Palace of Fine Arts, or ride the entire loop for an informative sightseeing tour. This experience includes a walking tour of Chinatown and the chance to take a Sausalito trolley tour to explore the quaint seaside town. A ferry ride and admission ticket to Alcatraz is also included. Check in at the supplier office the day before your tour to get your Alcatraz admission ticket. Additional bike rental and entertainment deals are also included.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island (US$39.90 value)
  • Sausalito Trolley Tour
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • 1 Hour FREE Bike Rental with the purchase of 1 Hour
  • One Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Recorded commentary available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese and Italian
  • To receive your Alcatraz Ticket you must check into the supplier office (on voucher) one day prior to the Alcatraz Tour date or before 9am on the date of your Alcatraz Tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very happy with the tour, Tracy gave us useful tips and thanks to her we were able to visit everything we could and wished in a short period of time. We did the city tour by bus (day & night), the wax museum,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SiaAle
CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy your Muir Woods and Alcatraz tour. We hope to see you in San Francisco again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous 24 hop on hop off experience we had also booked Alcatraz trip which was amazing Bus stopped practically right outside our hotel on Lombard street which was an added bonus , commentary was good just the right amount of information We also...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your awesome review of BIG BUS San Francisco - we're glad you enjoyed your Premium BIG BUS Alcatraz combo package.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to New York and done the big bus tour this one was quite poor in comparison no live tour guide only a plug and listen. Alcatraz was good but they should really work on the direction of the audio tour it doesn’t really...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank k4vg
CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of Big Bus Tours. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your tour. Not all buses are equipped with a live guide, generally every other departing bus will contain a live guide. The free BIG BUS app, is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alcatraz is amazing, my son and I enjoyed every minute and the bus tour was brilliant! You can do Alcatraz one day and the bus tour on the next day.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SallyCaliforniadream
Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Perfect, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with BIG BUS San Francisco combined with an excursion to Alcatraz.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alcatraz is definitely worth the time. The self guided tour is very well done. We chose the Big Bus city tour with Sausalito which is such a quaint little place with great places to eat and wonderful little boutiques to shop at. The bus driver...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 star gracious review of BIG BUS San Francisco!

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Tara J
9 July 2019|
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Response from Donna D | Reviewed this property |
I would only book tickets to Alcatraz, the hop on hop off bus only takes you near the sights not by them. Not sure why they won't let you book ten. I was very unhappy with the bus! I take trolleys and buses in all cities... More
Erika L
24 June 2019|
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Response from Vince B | Reviewed this property |
No it's a different company. BigBus tours seem to have the biggest footprint.
Mary D
28 April 2019|
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Response from Winkylee12 |
Yes, once you buy the ticket, it’s good for 24 hours
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