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Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Pass – Downtown Loop
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Take advantage of 48 hours of unlimited rides on San Francisco's only open-top double-decker bus tour. Hop-on and off at any of the tour's 12 stops around town. Add an Alcatraz tour and you'll really be able to see it all!
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Downtown Loop Tour
A visit to San Francisco just wouldn't be complete without a ride aboard one of the city's famous double-decker buses. This bus pass gives you 48 hours of access to the Downtown Loop, which includes stops at Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, North Beach, Chinatown, SOMA, Embarcadero, Civic Center, and Museum Gulch. Ride above the traffic on the only tour offering unlimited views of the city's skyline and the scenic San Francisco Bay.

  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • The Cannery
  • Barbary Coast
  • Ferry Building
  • Moscone Center
  • City Hall–Civic Center
  • Nob Hill
  • Union Square
  • Chinatown Gate
  • Chinatown / Financial District
  • North Beach
  • Lombard Street

    Alcatraz Tour (optional)
    Add a tour out to the infamous former prison—Acatraz! Enjoy the views of the bay and the city's skyline as you sail to America's most notorious prison. You'll receive a a self-guided audio tour of the prison, and are free to return from Alcatraz at your leisure.

    Inclusions :
    • 48-hour Downtown Loop Double-Decker Bus Pass
    • Alcatraz Cruise Ticket (with Alcatraz option only)
    • Audio Tour of Alcatraz (with Alcatraz option only)
    • Taxes and fees

    Ticket is good for 48 hours

    Downtown Loop Tour: Daily
    Alcatraz Tour: Thurs.–Sun.

    Hours of operation:
    Downtown Loop Tour: Buses run approximately every 30 minutes between 10 AM and 5 PM
    Alcatraz Tour: Cruises depart every 15 to 30 minutes

    Departure location:
    Downtown Loop Tour: You may board at any of the following locations: Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, SOMA, Embarcadero, Civic Center, and Museum Gulch.
    Alcatraz Tour: Pier 33; please check in by 9 AM on the day you wish to visit Alcatraz

    The upper deck of the bus is not wheelchair accessible. Children ages 4 and younger participate free of charge. Tour guide gratuities are not included and are at the participant's discretion.

  • Redemption instructions

    After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
    1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
    3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

    Exchange your voucher for activity:
    Reservations are not required. Please bring your voucher(s) to the redemption location on the day of their activity, and present their voucher(s) and photo ID. You may contact City Sightseeing at the number listed on your printed voucher for exact pick-up times and locations. City Sightseeing San Francisco makes 10-minute stops and takes vouchers at 2 of its points:
    1.Stop 1: (at the beginning of the tour) Fisherman's Wharf.
    2.Stop 8: (1 hour into the tour) Union Square, at Macy's on Geary Street between Stockton and Powell.
    Once customers exchange voucher for tickets, they can get on and off at any of the 12 stops.
    Terms and conditions

    Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.