San Francisco: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Alcatraz Ticket

San Francisco: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Alcatraz Ticket

From £103.78 per person

Sightsee on your schedule with this 48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off tour, a night tour of San Francisco, plus tickets to Alcatraz prison.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Macedonian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hop-on and hop-off the sightseeing buses at any stop along the route
  • See the city by night on a special 90-minute night tour
  • Enjoy the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park from the top deck
  • Visit Alcatraz and explore the infamous prison island
Full description

Get a huge amount of choice for sightseeing in San Fransisco in one go—access to the hop-on hop-off city tour route, a special night tour, and tickets to the Alcatraz Island for a self-guided audio tour of the notorious prison. 

Audio guides are available in a variety of languages but the hop-on hop-off tour is only available in English. With open double-decker buses and a guide on each one, you can see just about everything and learn just as much.

You can get to all the most famous spots in the city, and 48 hours is enough time to go back and visit your favorites again. Official City Loop highlights include:

The Palace of Fine Arts

North Vista Point where you can take photos of Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Park where you can enjoy the Japanese Tea Gardens

Haight-Ashbury district

San Francisco Downtown, Chinatown

The Civic Center

The Embarcadero

Fisherman’s Wharf

Barbary Coast

The Financial District and the Ferry Building

The 90-Minute Night Tour covers many of the attractions on the other routes, but with a whole new perspective. It is not hop-on hop-off and departs from Fisherman’s Wharf at 18:30 all year round with additional departures during the summer months.

  • Ferry ride to and from Alcatraz Island
  • Self-guided tour of the cellblock with audio guide
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Special 90-minute night tour
  • Live narration by a guide or multilingual audio guide on each bus
  • Ticket for Alcatraz Island
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please check-in with Skyline Sightseeing: Pier 41 (at the corner of Jefferson St. & Powell St.) San Francisco, CA 94133

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours do not operate on 25 December
  • For the Alcatraz tour: Alcatraz tickets will be sent via email a few days prior to your tour date. The departure time for your Alcatraz tour is allocated automatically and can vary throughout the day. Once you receive your departure time, it cannot be changed or refunded
  • You must provide the full names of all participants when booking. Failure to do so will result in no Alcatraz tickets and no refund for that portion of the tour
  • Buses run daily, every 30-60 minutes between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • Once you pick up your tickets you will receive the most updated timetable
  • Audio guides at Alcatraz are available in a variety of languages
  • The hop-on hop-off tour is available with live narration and with multilingual audio guidance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 139 reviews

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Highly recommend to start right at 8:00am. Not enough time to see and do everything at each stop. So plan ahead which stop you want to get off at for activities, etc. vs. which stops you just want to drive through and see. Very convenient stops. Timely pick ups. Didn’t have to wait longer than 10 minutes. Highly recommended if you are traveling with people with walking impairment.

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7 September 2021

My experience was great! Employees were all kind and courteous and drivers were safe and sometimes humorous. However, I did buy this as part of a package so I did not know that it came with extra perks. For example, it included passes to Madame Toussad’s but we paid to get in earlier in the week. Maybe you could share that in someway well ahead of the activity.

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9 July 2021

Alcatraz fab

Alcatraz was a fantastic trip.i had a fractured foot and was in a Moon boot and they couldn't of been more helpful.However the pick up point for the tickets is a long way from the bus stop and on crutches that was no fun.ticjets must be picked up by 10 o,clock which meant we didnt have time to pick up a wheelchair first. You would think they'd have a shuttle bus link to the bus stop.the staff went helpful,however the bus drivers and tour guides once aboard were great

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3 February 2019

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