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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo provided by Big Bus Tours

Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo

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Overview
A hop-on hop-off bus pass bundled with an admission ticket to Alcatraz offers one of the best values for San Francisco sightseeing. With pickup and drop-off locations at the city’s most popular attractions, including Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge, this bus loop makes it super easy to get around. Plus, an Alcatraz admission ticket gives you access to the famous prison site, which is infamously difficult to book at the last minute.
Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Winkylee12 wrote a review Mar 2020
Camarillo130 contributions22 helpful votes
The big bus tour is perfect for seeing and learning about the city. The trip to Alcatraz is very eye opening and educational. I would recommend this to everyone.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your amazing review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Premium Alcatraz package and learned a lot of new things! We hope to see you in San Francisco again. Thank you for choosing Big Bus!
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reb_ellious144 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom23 contributions5 helpful votes
+3
You can split the tour into two if you go into the Big Bus Tours office, which I would recommend as you then get two days out for the price of one (a bus tour on one day, the Alcatraz tour on another). The bus tour covers all the main sights of San Fran, and comes with extra
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your amazing review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy the tour with our tour guide Peter and driver Calvin! We will definitely let them know about you great 5 star feedback on their team work! Thank you for riding with us!
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Kathryn_E wrote a review Jan 2020
Poole, United Kingdom17 contributions
+5
Great tours with excellent and friendly staff. Very easy to book and collect tickets. Hop on hop off was simple and never had to wait long for the next bus. Highly recommended, such an awesome way to see the city.
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Response from MelBigBusTours, Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and we are glad that you enoyed your time with us in San Francisco we do hope to welcome you again in the future
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Alexandros M wrote a review Jan 2020
Athens, Greece32 contributions3 helpful votes
We had buy the tour for Alcatraz and we had also to do the Big Bus tour. That was both fantastic. Dont miss it
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from LeraMBigBusTours, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. I am so happy to hear you were able to enjoy our Bus and Alcatraz combo! We hope to see you in San Francisco again.
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Tracey B wrote a review Jan 2020
Prince George15 contributions8 helpful votes
We didn't have a car, so the Big Bus sightseeing tour allowed us to see parts of the city we wouldn't have been able to see!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review and feedback of Big Bus San Francisco.
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About the operator

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curtismP71YL
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The first ride was good.
We arrived early to ride the bus and learn information about San Francisco along the way by our entertaining, enthu
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Buzz80017
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Got around San Fransico in an open top
The bus is great the driver was great the guide was ordinary and the bus was crowded, if you dared to hop off at Ch
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NaomiF2901
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Tour guides are great!!
All the tour guides do such a great job for this company. So funny and knowledgeable. The only issue we had was tha
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where_is_shay
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Site seeing in San Francisco
Make sure to dress warm during the August month in San Francisco near the Golden Gate bridge and Fisherman's Wharf
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U736PVbrianb
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Night tour is a must!!
We had the most unbelievably awesome time on the night tour with Bianca and Al. We have done Big Bus tours before,
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SarahMB2010
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2 thumbs up!
Bianca and AL were the best tour guides we have ever had on the big bus and we use the bus as often as possible whe
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Richy22
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Best way to see San Francisco
Best way to see San Francisco and if you are lucky enough to have Susanne as your guide you are very lucky
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732MAJ
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Appalling service....or lack of it!
On holiday in SF we purchased 2 tickets for the One day Classic tour, 110 dollars worth. We were given a brochure w
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JackiSyd13
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Doug and the Chinatown Walking tour
Doug was amazing. We were very informed and the laughs never ended. I would recommend Doug to anyone, his knowledge
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John R
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Get your bearings early
We booked a 3-day hop-on hop-off ticket, but I think the 2-day would have been sufficient since you travel the same
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475italyc
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I love it
I recommend to everyone if you don't take big bus tours that mean you can't see everything in San Francisco and kno
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tmoyat14
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Team Rio Grande (Texas)
Amazing tour today with Blake and JD!!! Blake was entertaining, educational and just the right amount of crazy 🤣.
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syuzi21
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Great experience! We enjoyed the tour! The tour gide was so nice🥰 🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ We are going to visit here a
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Experience233856
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Great tour
Bring a jacket! It was cold on the night tour.It was very interesting, informative and we saw a lot of the city. Th
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mrfixit2963
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Day tour with live guide
Enjoyed the ride around San Francisco with the live guide during the day, but the night tour was a waste of time.
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Key Details
  • Alcatraz Island, 99 Jefferson St, and 1 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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