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San Francisco By Land and Sea: Combo Day Tour

Product ID: 8249
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Explore San Francisco Bay aboard the Golden Gate Bay Cruise and then discover San Francisco by land on an open-top double-decker bus tour.
About this activity
Duration: 48 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise along the San Francisco waterfront, under the Golden Gate Bay Bridge, and closely around Alcatraz Island.
  • Listen to an award winning audio tour on your Bay Cruise
  • See all of the sights of San Francisco from both land and sea!
  • Visit over 20 locations in San Francisco at your own pace
Full description
Explore San Francisco Bay aboard the Golden Gate Bay Cruise and then discover San Francisco by land on an open-top double-decker bus tour.

Your 48 hour Hop On Hop Off bus tour includes over 20 stops, including a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge. This fantastic tour leads you through beautiful San Francisco all at your own pace. On the tour you will learn more about the mixed culture living here, exciting constructions, beautiful nature, and of course the history from the early Spanish settlers to the Gold Rush to the dot com booms to today.

Stops include:

• Golden Gate Bridge
• Alcatraz Landing
• Pier 33
• Fisherman's Wharf
• Pier 39
• North Beach
• Union Square
• Alamo Square
• Haight Ashbury
• Coit Tower
• San Francisco Chinatown
• Civic Center
• Financial District
• Golden Gate Park
• Academy of Sciences
• Ghirardelli Square
• Ferry Building
Sit back and enjoy a relaxing1-hour cruise on San Francisco Bay. Departing from Pier 43 ½ in the heart of Historic Fisherman’s Wharf, sail past the San Francisco skyline and view the lively neighborhood of North Beach, the famous swimming clubs of Aquatic Park, the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier, the San Francisco Maritime National Park, and numerous other exciting sights.

As you head west towards the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise along Fort Mason and the Marina District which was devastated in the 1989 earthquake. Next, enjoy views of Crissy Field and the lush hillsides of the Presidio—both former army installations—that are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Don’t miss incredible photo opportunities when sailing directly under the massive 4,200-foot span of the 746-foot tall Golden Gate Bridge.

As you steam back into the Bay, travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the legendary town of Sausalito, once home to the 1960s’ flower generation. With Angel Island State Park to your left, slowly cruise around the infamous Island of Alcatraz. On your way back to Fisherman’s Wharf, see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and Coit Tower. After a full hour of exciting sights, the barking sea lions at Pier 39 welcome you back to Pier 43 ½, where you can visit two National Historic Landmarks, the WWII submarine USS Pampanito and merchant vessel USS Jeremiah O'Brien.
  • 48 hour Hop On Hop Off pass
  • 1 hour bay cruise
  • Audio narration
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Your Bay Cruise departs from Pier 43 ½ starting at 10am. Your Hop On Hop Off Tour departs from: Mason & Jefferson every 20 minutes (every 30 minutes in the winter) from 9am-5pm.

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What to bring
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Your Hop On Hop Off pass is valid for 48-hours and will be activated on your first stop.

Climate/weather can change quickly. Please bring a warm jumper or sweater.

Buses run daily from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Open top coaches are ADA compliant: scooters/wheel chairs, bikes and strollers are allowed.
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Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 9 reviews
Review summary
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Red and White Fleet

Product ID: 8249