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Two Day San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Tour

This three-route tour gives you two full days of access to the many sites and attractions that San Francisco has to offer.

Two Day San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Tour

Get ready for an adventure on this three-route, hop on-hop off tour of beautiful San Francisco. Tour San Francisco at your leisure, stopping at the best spots along the way. As an added bonus, your tour also includes a ticket to Madame Tussauds!

Your comfortable double decker bus will take you to downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and several San Francisco highlights, including Chinatown, Union Square, Barbary Coast, Financial District, the Ferry Building, City Hall, North Beach, Lombard Street, and Pier 39. Be sure to check out Fisherman's Wharf, where you can tour a number of great shops and even see some playful wildlife. Those guests looking to shop even more will be glad to visit Union Square, home to Macy's, Tiffany's, Neiman Marcus, Victoria's Secret and Saks Fifth Avenue.

No voyage to this amazing city is complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. Your double decker bus will stop at North Vista Point, where you can hop off and walk across the 1.7 mile span of the Golden Gate Bridge. The bus continues to the Golden Gate Bridge Park, where you can visit such awesome sights as the Japanese Tea Garden, the De Young Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences. If you continue on this route you will also see the Haight Ashbury neighborhood, Alamo Square, the Civic Center, the Opera House, Union Square, Market Street, Chinatown, and more!

Your San Francisco bus tour also includes a trip to Sausalito, a region filled with galleries, shopping, and incomparable views of the bay. The North Vista point has breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, and on a nice day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, and the Bay Bridge, making it a great photo stop for every visitor.The route then carries on into Marin County and stops in charming Sausalito, where you can hop off the bus, stroll around, shop, dine, visit various art galleries, and enjoy a relaxing lunch by the waterfront. From Sausalito, the bus will head back across the Golden Gate Bridge to South Vista Point. You can visit the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, stroll around the Presidio, or relax at the beach at Crissy Field. Once back across at the North Vista point, you can transfer buses to the Official city tour.

Night owls who love scenery and bright lights will be able to take the night loop portion of the San Francisco bus tour. Chinatown offers a picturesque nighttime view with its dragon-crested gate, while Treasure Island, which is a little island between San Francisco and Oakland, provides you with the best views of the San Francisco skyline.

Please Note: There are 2 bus routes and a Night Tour with varying schedules and tour durations. The Official City (Red) Route runs every 20 minutes and it takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The Sausalito (Green) Route runs every 30 to 60 minutes and it takes approximately 1 hour to complete the route without getting off. The Night Tour runs every evening and it takes approximately 2 hours to complete the tour (Blue). The Night Tour is not a hop on, hop off tour. First and last tour times vary by route and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The Official City (Red) Route includes the following stops:

  • San Francisco Visitor Center
  • Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
  • North Beach / Little Italy
  • Embarcadero Center
  • Ferry Building
  • Union Square South
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square
  • Civic Center / City Hall
  • Alamo Square / Painted Ladies
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive
  • Golden Gate Park - Conservatory of Flowers
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Marina / Cow Hollow Districts
  • Lombard Street
  • Union Square North
  • Chinatown / Chinatown Gate
  • Pier 35
  • Pier 39

The Sausalito (Green) Route includes the following stops:

  • Golden Gate Bridge (North Vista Point)
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Sausalito
  • Golden Gate Bridge (South Vista Point)

The Night Tour (Blue) route includes the following locations:

  • Treasure Island
  • Chinatown
  • Union Square
  • Embarcadero
  • Pier 39
  • Bay Bridge Lights

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Starting At
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural
 
Tour Duration
3 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 7 or a 10 minute walk from the cruise pier, depending on where you are docked.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
 
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.