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Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour

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Enjoy the city's sights by night. Beginning at Fisherman's Wharf, our Night Tour of San Francisco takes you through the evening vibrance of the Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and the Financial District before crossing the Bay Bridge for photos at Treasure Island. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please aim to arrive 20-30 minutes before your preferred tour time. Please note that this is not a hop-on, hop-off tour.
  • Experience San Francisco landmarks illuminated at night
  • Gaze across the bay to San Francisco from Treasure Island 
  • Learn about the city’s history from a guide
What to Expect
Make your own way to the meeting point at Fisherman's Wharf area in the evening and board the double-decker bus for your tour. Hear live commentary from your guide about San Francisco’s landmarks and history as your driver winds through iconic neighborhoods of the city. You’ll pass through the Embarcadero and drive across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. Soak in panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and stop at a viewpoint that offers a great view (weather permitting) of the downtown and waterfront. Your tour ends with return to Fisherman’s Wharf and an optional, complimentary shuttle back to Union Square. Tours run between 60-90 minutes depending on traffic.
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Departure Point
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
Departure Time
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2-hour double decker bus tour
  • Live guide
  • Entry/Admission - Big Bus Tours
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat
  • This is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wheelchair accessible, please call ahead for arrangements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the night tour this evening st 6:30pm with guide Neil and our driver was Elijah. Elijah was fantastic at driving and a nice cheerful chap who greeted us warmly onto the bus. He slowed down at strategic spots to allow photos and...More

Thank Shigamm
CarolinaBBT, Customer Service Agent at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Shigamm, Thank you for your review of Big Bus San Francisco. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the tour with Elijah and Neil. Thank you for choosing Big Bus Tours. Hope to see you in San Francisco again. Regards. Carolina

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the entertaining narrative, the songs, and Blake's passion for this city. Ray's a great driver and seems to genuinely enjoy Blake's running commentary. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RosalvaZimmerman
Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks we're super glad you liked your tour with BIG BUS San Francisco. Many thanks for choosing to tour with us.

Reviewed 9 August 2019

What an opportunity wasted. I've taken plenty of BB tours, even Vegas where they managed to turn that hell hole of a town into a fun ride, but this was AWFUL. Crass, self indulgent Australian Guide Dominique who was keen to tell us her mother...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scrumpyway
Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your live guide. Recorded commentary is provided in 10 languages including English, you have the option to switch the channel away from the live commentary to the recorded commentary if you wish.

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Thank you for this awesome ride. We had fun, and you made us smile. Thanks for the songs and all your jokes. I suggest you all to take a ride with Blake as your tour guide. Regards, Team France (Upstairs)

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Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

Many thanks for your review of BIG BUS San Francisco, I'm glad you enjoyed touring with us and Blake as well.

Reviewed 6 August 2019

We got a premium ticket which allowed us to do both the day time hop on hop off tour; the Alcatraz visit; he night tour and a few extras. The extras are of questionable value and the day tour was ok but not much more....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank michals755
Nicole H, Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

Many thanks for your review of BIG BUS San Francisco!

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9 April 2019|
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Response from yarosol01 | Reviewed this property |
Hi man! I am not sure about it. You may contact the bus company or check the website to see the maps!
Linda D
17 July 2018|
Response from mgonzalez39 | Reviewed this property |
I do not have any idea. You can call Big Bus Tours and they can give you the information. Sorry I can't help you.
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