City Sightseeing Tours


City Sightseeing buses are the famous open-top double-decker vehicles that you may have seen driving on scenic routes around major cities of the world. But don’t worry if the weather’s bad, you can stay up on the upper deck and they’ll put a transparent plastic top on the bus to keep you warm and dry!  This company also offers a live bus tracker, that you could view with a smartphone to see when the next bus will be at your spot. 


When it comes to their hop-on, hop-off bus tour, City Sightseeing offers 1-Day, 2-Day or 3-Day tickets. Although they provide a total of four different tours, two of them are only available through the multi-day tickets.

Both the Official City Tour and the Sausalito Tour are included with either ticket, but the 2-Day + passes also come with their Parks and Beach Tour and Night Tours. For only $10 more, you gain access to 2 additional bus tours, 2 walking tours, a 1-hour free bike rental, a free ticket to 7D Experience and more over the course of two days.

Citysightseeing also offers a stand-alone night tour as well an Alcatraz Ticket Package.

Additionally, CitySightseeing also offers the Mega Pass that allows you to choose either 3, 4, or 5 activities to combine for a discounted fixed rate. Choose from their Hop-On-Hop-Off Official City Tour, Sausalito Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Parks and Beach Tour, or a number of other tours/activities to combine. 

Reviews of CitySightseeing

City-Sightseeing also has an overall 4 out of 5 stars rating on TripAdvisor. Although there are some common complaints, they are few and far between. Some reviewers have noted that their buses can be late and it is sometimes hard to find them again once you’ve jumped off, though CitySightseeing added a find your bus feature, which provides live bus tracking and should reduce these complaints.  

Many hop-on-hop-off buses have a similar appearance, and this service is no different. As long as you remember which bus tour you’re on, there shouldn’t be a problem. Most positive reviews came during the summer months, indicating that this certainly a good time to consider this option. 

Choose Between 3 CitySightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Tours: 

1 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour – Official City Tour + Sausalito Tour

This option includes all the major sights of San Francisco with unlimited Hop-On, Hop-Off access on Official City Tour and Sausalito Tour.

Enjoy stops at the following locations:

  • Union Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • The Palace of Fine Arts
  • Haight Ashbury
  • Golden Gate Park
  • City Hall
  • And more! 


  • $49.99 for Adults 
  • $26.99 for Children (ages 5-11)
  • More info or to purchase.

2 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

This tour includes 3 open-top sightseeing bus tours in 1 package, with the option to add on a Night Tour for just a few dollars more. Hop-On and Hop-Off unlimited times during your stay for up to 48 hours.

Standard Ticket includes:

  • Official City Tour
  • Sausalito Tour
  • Park & Zoo Tour 
  • Night Tour (optional add-on)


  • Without Night Tour:
    • $59.99 for Adults and $39.99  for Children (ages 5-11)
  • With Night Tour add-on
    • $64.99 for Adults and $41.99  for Children (ages 5-11)
  • More info or to purchase.

3 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

This tour includes everything offered with the 2 Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, but is available for 72 hours.


  • $79.99 for Adults
  • $44.99 for Children (ages 5-11)
  • More info or to purchase.

Individual Loop Details:

Official City Tour (Blue Loop): 2.5 hours long

  • Tour begins at The Cannery (B1)
  • From B1: First 9:00 am – Last 5 pm
  • Buses run every 15-20 minutes

Sausalito Loop (Pink Loop): 1 hour long

  • Tour begins at the South Vista Point (B10/C1)
  • From C1: First 9:30 am – Last 4:00 pm
  • Tour runs every 30 mins

Park and Beach Tour (Green Loop): 1 hour long

  • Tour begins at (B11/G1)
  • From G1: First 9:30 am – Last 5:00 pm
  • Tour runs every 30 mins
  • included within 2 Day, 3 Day Pass and our Alcatraz Package

SF Night Tour: 1.5 hours

  • Begins at B1 Cannery
  • 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm year round.

CitySightseeing also offers 2 tourist passes that combine hop-on-hop-off bus service with discounted entry to many of San Francisco’s most famous tourist attractions. Click here for more information.


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