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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

San Francisco, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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This combo package allows you to see all of San Francisco's top sights and attraction. Ride the open top double decker bus for one full day, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city. Learn about the famous Chinatown neighborhood with a personal tour guide. Take a Sausalito Tour and explore the quaint sea-side town of Sausalito. Cruise across the bay to the infamous prison known today as the Rock and explore the infamous Island Jail.
  • Big Bus San Francisco hop-on hop-off tour and Alcatraz combo
  • Tour the city by open-top, double-decker bus with your 1-day sightseeing pass
  • Visit top San Francisco attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, Pier 39 and Lombard Street
  • Customize your own itinerary and hop on and off as you please
  • Get to know one of the city's most famous neighborhoods on a walking tour of Chinatown
  • Visit the infamous prison of Alcatraz with your included admission ticket
  • Enjoy added bonuses including tours of Sausalito and Chinatown

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get all the added bonuses—tours of Chinatown and on the Sausalito trolley—plus a ferry ride to Alcatraz.
Your Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo can begin at any stop along the bus route. After climbing aboard your pass will allow you to hop on and off as much as you’d like.

You’ll pass the city’s top attractions on the exensive loop, including Haight-Ashbury, the Palace of Fine Arts, Union Square, Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the crooked path of Lombard Street. Stick on board with the audio commentary to admire the sights, or hop off at any time to explore a neighborhood or attraction on your own. This ticket also includes a round-trip ferry to the infamous prison of Alcatraz, once home to Al Capone and other famous inmates, a walking tour of Chinatown, trolley tour in Sausalito, and a bonus deal on a bike rental.
3 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Hop-on Hop-off Tour: Operates daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with buses departing every 15-20 minutes in summer and every 20-30 minutes in winter We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
99 Jefferson St
Points of interest passed by on this route
Alcatraz Island
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Traveler Tips

  • "Remember to take a jacket when going across the Golden gate bridge on the top of the bus as it gets cold and windy even on a nice day due to the often present sea fog." See review
  • "Bring your blankets for the night tour, it gets cold!" See review
  • "Great trip round SF on open top bus (though cold, bring jacket even if sunny) especially as we were only there 2 days so got to see all the sights, go over Golden Gate Bridge etc." See review


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Alcatraz great
, Dec 2019
Alcatraz was the best, bus ride was ok, guy was funny commentating Would definitely recommend Alcatraz to anyone the walk is a killer though
Bus should not have been on the road
Andy D
, Oct 2019
The Big Bus tour of San Francisco was great with very informative information and the tour of Alcatraz was superb. Unfortunately our schedule did not allow us to spend extended time on "The Rock".The only downside of our sightseeing experience was the mechanical condition of the bus. The brakes on this particular bus were metal on metal and screeched every time that we came to a stop. Heads would turn and people would stare. We had concerns on the stopping ability, especially on some of the San Francisco streets. In addition the squealing brakes made it difficult to hear the audio recording and took away from the experience.
, Sep 2019
Alcatraz was great. Didn’t get to do the bus tour because our trip for Alcatraz was at 12:30 and didn’t find out til we got there that day. So paying $140 for Alcatraz was ridiculous.
, Sep 2019
Was a very enjoyable day tour operator knew his stuff good sites loved Sausalito short break staff st office very helpful
Sausalito bus tour
, Sep 2019
The itinerary provided by Viator said that the last tour to Sausalito left at 6, when we got to the Big Bus Company we were told that the last bus left at 4.30! Staff insisted that they were not responsible for third party information and refused to offer any refund. I feel that we were misled by both Viator and the bus company, I tried to claim a refund online, which I think is only fair since I had travelled from the UK, but the website does not allow refunds
Busy but a good busy.
, Sep 2019
Combo is okay but not to do on the same day. Big bus isn’t realllly a hop on and off. The ride is good though.
, Aug 2019
Loved Alcatraz. It was well worth going. It was nice that you could go at your own pace. Bought a signed book written by a prisoner.
Room for improvement
, Aug 2019
The big bus tour customer service is excellent and the location of the stops are very convenient. I was disappointed that we did not have a personal tour guide, we had to listen to a prerecorded guide. Also the line up at the first stop was very long so arrive early. I do reccomendation Big Bus Tours.
I recommend.
, Aug 2019
Everything worked as expected. According to previously presented on the folders. Nice reception at the lounge. I recommend .
Beautiful day at Alcatraz
, Jul 2019
Took a bit of time to get checked in at Big Bus then again at Alcatraz but was a great day. The downside was by they time we did our 1130am boat and the island we didn't get back to the terminal until after 3pm and the last tour bus runs at 5pm. We took a cab to Salsilito to meet up with the rest of our friends and were only able to make it back tot the main terminal before the day was over.

Product code: 5096ALCATRAZ

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