When does it run?
Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Your ticket is valid for 72 hours from first use.
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours run between 9:00am and 6:00pm.
Official City Tour: 9:00m – to 5:00pm, every 25 minutes
Sausalito Loop:9:30am – to 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
Parks & Beach Tour: 9:30am – to 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
Night Tour: From 6:30pm & 7:30pm depending on season
Alcatraz : You will be notified post booking
Official City Tour: 120 minutes
Sausalito Tour:60 minutes
Night Tour: 1.5 hours to 2 hours approx.
Alcatraz Island: Your ticket will be valid for a date and time. See the notes section for more info.
Tickets must be exchanged before boarding the bus at 1331 Columbus Avenue (between Beach St. & North Point St.) San Francisco, CA 94133. You may board the bus from any of the stops.
Night Tour: Departs from Fishermans Wharf - Visitor Information Center
Alcatraz, you must pick up your Alcatraz tickets from Fisherman’s Wharf between 8:00am and 10:00am on the day your Alcatraz tour is booked for.
For Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may leave the bus at any stop Alcatraz: Ferry back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day.
The fantastic Alcatraz and hop-on, hop-off combo covers the very best of the city and grants 72 hours to explore all it has to offer. San Francisco’s main attractions such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, and Pacific Heights, this tour is perfect introduction to San Francisco.
This tour includes 4 Hop On - Hop Off routes, which are as follows:
• Official City Tour
• Sausalito Loop
• Parks & Beach Loop
• Night Tour
You may hop-on and off at any of the designated 32 stops to sightsee, shop or eat.
Official City Tour: Tour departs from Fisherman’s Wharf. You will see Embarcadero, Barbary Coast, ferry building, Financial district and so on before heading towards the iconic Golden gate Bridge. Some of the major highlights that fall under Official City Tour are as follows:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39
- Palace of Fine Arts
- Golden Gate Park
- City Hall
- Chinatown Gate
- Finance District
- North Beach
Sausalito Tour: Start this from South Vista Point to witness the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge while heading towards North Vista Point. Some of the major highlights that fall under the Sausalito Loop are as follows:
- South Vista Point
- North Vista Point
- Plus, this route takes you over the Golden Gate Bridge
Parks & Beach Tour : This one hour tour takes through largest urban parks in the world to the San Francisco Zoo and to stunning Ocean Beach. Some of the highlights:
- De Young Museum
- Japanese Tea Gardens
- Conservatory of Flowers
- Ocean Beach
You may hop-on and off at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.
The Night Tour starts from the Fisherman’s Wharf. With spectacular views from the top of an open top Double Decker bus, the tour covers all major sites of San Francisco and visits the most popular areas, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, Financial District, the Embarcadero, Chinatown, North Beach, and Nob Hill with its impressive Grace Cathedral and the unforgettable views from Treasure Island of Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline.
For your exciting Alcatraz tour, collect your ticket from the Fisherman’s Wharf between 9am and 10am and depart on a ferry from Pier 33. The ferry across the San Francisco Bay takes about 10 minutes. Alcatraz Island is a 25-acre island located just 1 ¼ -miles from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Upon arrival, a National Park Ranger will provide a brief welcome and orientation.
You are then free to explore the island and the prison at your own pace. We recommend that you stop at the theatre to see the Alcatraz video following orientation. The video provides an excellent overview of what you will see. The 45-minute audio headset tour of the Alcatraz cell block is a real highlight. This tour is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. During the tour, you will hear stories from former inmates and prison guards as you walk through the cellblock. After the Cell Block tour, there is time to see all the sites around the island and visit the Alcatraz museum and bookshop.
To reach the Cell House, walk from the wharf up the steep hill on old service road. The Cell House is at the top of the island. Along the way, you can stop and visit exhibits, see a variety of prison, and enjoy the views.
Another option is to walk along the Agave Trail. The trail begins near the ferryboat landing on the east side of Alcatraz Island and continues to the southern tip of the island. The Agave Trail passes through a protected bird sanctuary and features beautiful plants and flowers. This trail offers fabulous views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
You can stay as long as you wish on Alcatraz. Ferries back to Pier 33 Fisherman’s Wharf depart approximately every half hour throughout the day. The departure time for the ferry to Alcatraz will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher.