If you want to get to know the city, the best way to see San Francisco is onboard a City Tour open-top double-decker bus. Hop on and off at any of the 24 stops that showcase the best landmarks of San Francisco.
City Tour San Francisco offers a specialized route visiting all the famous landmarks and neighborhoods including the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury District, Alamo Square’s Painted Ladies, Chinatown, North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf. Along with giving visitors a stress-free tour of San Francisco, guests can choose from either multi-lingual narration or a live tour guide who will ‘edu-tain’ everyone during the ride.
- Visit Fisherman's Wharf of San Francisco, where you can sample from the crab market fresh off of the fisherman's boat.
To ensure that all passengers get to experience the best of San Francisco, Gray Line’s City Tour offers excellent packages that include the Hop on - Hop off tour as well as a few of San Francisco’s favorite attractions. Optional extras include two free guided walking tours "Gold Rush Daze Walking Tour" and "Love, Peace & Haight Walking Tour" along with tickets to the 7D Experience on Pier 39, a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge on our open-top Cable Car to visit the city of Sausalito and our exclusive Golden Gate Park Trolley experience, the only hop on, hop off sightseeing tour that explores Golden Gate Park and includes stops at Ocean Beach and the San Francisco Zoo.
- Two free guided walking tours: "Gold Rush Daze Walking Tour" and "Love, Peace & Haight Walking Tour".
THE SF ZOO
One of the most popular combination packages is the 48-hour Hop on - Hop off Pass and San Francisco Zoo Admission. Ride our Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach Trolley for a trip to the San Francisco Zoo, Sutro Baths, and Legion of Honor Museum. Exclusive to Gray Line’s City Tour, join us to explore this remarkable wild animal habitat where the focus is on rescue and rehabilitation.
(photographed by Marianne Hale)
The 48 Hour Hop on - Hop off Pass and Alcatraz Tour is great for travelers who want to enjoy a few days in the city at their own pace with one day to visit Alcatraz. This infamous National Historic Landmark was once a federal penitentiary housing legendary inmates such as Al Capone and the famous ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’. Add this combo to your bucket list during your visit to San Francisco. Read more about Alcatraz: The best ways to experience "The Rock".
Visitors to San Francisco who want to get some exercise and see the city up close and personal are encouraged to experience the city on a cycle. Gray Line makes it simple for those who want to see the city on the double-decker bus as well as on a bike with their Bus & Bike combo package. It’s a great way to explore San Francisco in many different ways, guests can hop off the bus and pick up a bike and then drop off their bike and hop back on the bus at several locations throughout San Francisco.
While San Francisco is stunning during the day, when the sun sets and the twinkling lights brighten the night, the city transforms into a magical playground. Gray Line’s Night Tour offers a spectacular night tour that starts at Fisherman’s Wharf, winds through the streets of San Francisco, and then across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island where some of the best iconic photos of San Francisco have been taken. The tour includes a dramatic drive under the hundreds of hanging red and gold lanterns in Chinatown and returns to Fisherman’s Wharf.
These attractions include:
- California Academy of Science or the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park
- Sausalito ferry
- An exciting adrenalin filled adventure on the Rocket boat or a more leisurely cruise around the bay with the Bay Cruise ticket.
- Fine Arts Museums: Legion of Honor and/or the De Young Museum
- Aquarium of the Bay
- Ripley's Believe It or Not
- Escape from the Rock boat cruise
So now you have the insider’s guide to the fantastic Hop on - Hop off Tours-Combo. It’s time to start planning your journey and deciding which of these incredible sights you want to visit first! Please contact us if you require any more information about tours in San Francisco, we’d be more than happy to help you plan your visit!