1-Day San Francisco to Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Tour Code: GOL-SFO-346
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Guide: English
Quality: Budget
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1-Day San Francisco to Hop On Hop Off City Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily (2021-06-09 To 2025-06-30)

Highlights :

Visit the major attractions of San Francisco
Cross the Golden Gate bridge on an open top bus
Enjoy 24 hours hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour
Live commentary and multilingual audio tour with 7 languages

Itinerary

You start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. Visit some of the exciting attractions at Pier 39, watch the popular sea lion colony and many other attractions along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views of the city while you drive along the Barbary Coast, Embarcadero the Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more!

Take a picture at Chinatown's 'Dragon Gates' and try their delicious food. Take a brief stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian homes also known as "Postcard Row" – most popular from the TV show "Full House”.  You will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love” while driving through Haigh Ashbury. View the murals and art dedicated to the San Francisco hippie culture and to some of the famous rock music artists like The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jimmy Hendrix.

The highlights of the tour is the ride across the most iconic landmark in San Francisco – the Golden Gate Bridge! While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have breathtaking views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning skyline. Hop off at North Vista Point to take your best selfie of the bridge and San Francisco bay or walk across this iconic landmark yourself.

Along the Civic Center area you will have great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall. Stop at the Asian Art museum, or visit the Public Library an the War Memorial. If you need to escape from the city, head to Golden Gate Park which is on of the largest urban parks in the world and bigger than Central Park in New York City.  Here you can indulge in the lush areas  to relax or you can visit some of the many museums and attractions. Explore the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, and the Japanese Tea Gardens, or enjoy the long hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.

The tour takes approx. 2 hours if you stay on the bus but you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as much as you like for a full day. Our tour guides and audio guides will provide you fun and informative insights about San Francisco throughout your entire journey! Start your tour now and enjoy the day with us in San Francisco!


Attractions

Civic Center, CA

The Civic Center in California is the place which contains the city’s government and cultural institutions. It has two main plazas, the Civic Center plaza and the United Nations Plaza and is one of the most important place in California.

Fishermans Wharf, CA

A tourist destination that starts from Van Ness Avenue to Kearny Street in San Francisco is known as Fisherman’s Wharf. It is one of the attractive tour locations in California.

Golden Gate Bridge, CA

A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait is known as Golden Gate Bridge. It connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.

Golden Gate Park, CA

The Golden Gate Park is considered the largest urban park in San Francisco. It holds several best attractions for visitors, like: The Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse, the Stow Lake, the windmills, the Bison Paddock and many more.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, CA

A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, United States founded in 1979 in north California is the cultural, commercial and financial centre of the city and the only consolidated city in California.


  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity. No refund will be issued for any attraction that you will miss.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track. Tour Guide usually speak the language based on Group size. 

Pricing


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What's Included

- Hop On Hop Off City Tour
- English speaking live guide or audio commentary


What's Excluded

- Tips and Gratuity
- Hotel Pick up


  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason St.) San Francisco, 94133, CA

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early. The price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Free cancellation 3 days before departure date.
No Refund in case you miss the bus for any reason including flight delay.

Note: 6% processing and handling fee will apply to all refunds. This is the fee that our company bear at the time of processing the original transaction.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

Reschedule any time before 48 hours. Once reschedule it can not be altered or cancelled.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Gift coupons are available in limited quantity on first come first serve basis.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets for same room.

Responsibility

Follow Tour Guide instructions for COVID. Be cooperative.

FAQ

What are the operating hours for the buses?

The buses run daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How frequently do the buses run?

The buses operate every 20-30 minutes (depending on season and traffic)

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