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Big Bus Tours San Francisco

99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
+1 415-433-1657
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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
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“night tour” (901 reviews)
“live guide” (175 reviews)
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99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1217
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed today via mobile

Big Bus Tours was perfect for seeing a relatively quick informative tour of Sa Francisco. We had several hours before our flight home and decided to get a brief overview of the city. Our guide was good and provided a somewhat entertaining tour of San...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an amazing tour of the city yesterday with Big Bus Blake and Awesome Andrew they were extremely engaging and very very entertaining. I never wanted to get off the bus! Lots of energy really made our visit to California one to always remember! -...More

Thank George N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing night tour with Burke (I hope the name is the correct one but still..) he was really funny and even if it was really cold the time was lovely!!

Thank Sara F
Reviewed yesterday

4 of us, bought tickets, were told to be exactly on time 7 pm, cause bus be leaving 7:01. Came 10 min before, were sitting on the bus until 7:15 when we finally left. Kevin (tour guide) instead of providing information, was just shooting jokes...More

Thank SeazonedGlobetrotter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were looking forward to learning about San Francisco on the tour. However the first two guides were more interested in cracking jokes and talking about themselves! At $50 per person - we expected a well informed tour of the area not a comedy spot!...More

Thank Wesue
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a few of these options available. The cheaper one has less reliable bus times though so be prepared to wait. This is a good way to orientate yourself to the city and shows you how much there is to see. You can hop...More

Thank JGandL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four walking tours were included in the Big Bus 2-day ticket we purchased. We were only able to take advantage of the Fishermans Wharf tour conducted by Blake as we ran out of time for the others. We really enjoyed the tour and Blake has...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great way to see the city. Get a good overview and then revisit areas that you are interested in. We caught the bus at Union Square....lines were long and seemed a little disorganized with several different bus lines picking up passengers from...More

Thank mariard
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had Big Bus Blake and Andrew (the driver) for a night tour and even though it was freezing, they made the tour fun and interesting. Love from Canada!

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the night tour first up and it was bloody freezing, full downstairs so had to suffer up top but took some great pics when stopped so if it,s just a bit cool rug up beanie and all. The day tours were up to Big...More

Thank Loza351
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GT2780
Can you tell me what's the last bus I can catch up at stop #5 Ferry Building?
16 May 2017|
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Response from TandCtravels | Reviewed this property |
Embarcadero is the stop prior to Ferry building which stops there at 5:15pm and will be in Ferry building at 5:17pm. Based on experience, sometimes the bus will be on a stop earlier than scheduled especially if no one was... More
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nkc92017
We have a one day pass due to having only one day available in SF. What is the best schedule to make the most of the 3 walks please?
19 March 2017|
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Response from alf653 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but your big bus runs all day until about 5.00.pm it may be later now. Try and fit your walks around the bus tour stops nearest to where you want to walk or complete the whole tour early and the fit in your... More
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Claire J
Is it best to pre-book our 2 day tickets or is buying on the day easy. Also interested if its cheaper to pre-book... Thanks
11 March 2017|
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Response from Jenna N | Reviewed this property |
Not cheaper if you pre-book. Buying day of was no problem. There are always people trying to sell you lots of bus tours.
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