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Hop-On/Off Sightseeing Tour

Be sure to set aside the entire day for this adventure. While you kick back on a motorized cable car, a tour guide will give you the inside scoop on San Francisco's neighborhoods and landmarks. Plus, you can hop on and off at five prime locations.
  • Adult gate price $25.00
  • Child gate price $15.00
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This tour is designed to give you complete flexibility to explore the many scenic areas on our own time. Entertaining and informative guides will introduce you to the unique history and stories that make up San Francisco. Pick up your ticket at the world famous Pier 39 or Pier 41 before hopping on for the first time! Tours depart every 30 minutes.

Some of the sites included in the tour are:

  • Pier 41
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Pier 39
  • North Beach/Little Italy
  • Washington Square
  • Chinatown
  • Union Square
  • City Hall
  • Painted Ladies Victorians
  • Haight-Ashbury District
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Presidio
  • Marina District
  • Cable Car Turn-Around
  • Ghirardelli Square
  • Aquatic Park
  • Lombard Street

You can even use your Go San Francisco Card at some of the sights featured on the tour!

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 3.2 out of 5 stars (based on 6 customer ratings)
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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Very Cool!
By jmchile Verified Reviewer from San Marcos, CA on
Pros:
Last Tour Of Day Is 2 Hou, All Around City
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Grayline SF:

Tour guide was excellent. She pointed out that there are 5 different hop on hop off bus services. We noticed other services were leaving their passengers stranded. She named the neighborhoods, famous buildings and great views of GG bridge. Took pictures. She told us it would be 2 hours so we were prepared and it was so fun that it only seemed like one hour. You have to get your ticket at Pier 39 downstairs level across from the Aquarium by the Bay. We had a 3 day Go Pass. What that meant is that we could get tickets for 3 days 1 day at a time at the booth. Very cold, I would not reccommend for kids under 4 because of weather. No longer run by Grey line 4.3.2014. It is run by Sight Seeing Tours.

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excellent 1st day to get oriented
By Marianna from San Francisco - from East Coast on
Pros:
Knew My Way Around Afterw, First Thing We Did, Guide Told Great Stories
Cons:
Remember Sweatshirt, a bit chilly,
Best Uses:
Do First Thing,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Grayline SF:

Introduction to San Francisco. Kids loved it. We all felt more oriented during the remainder of our week in San Francisco. The tour guide was fabulous, knowledgable, funny and told great little stories connected to the different destinations.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Solid overview of the city
By bahama mama Verified Reviewer from savannah ga on

Comments about Smart Destinations Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Grayline SF:

The tour was entertaining and just the right length of time. We were able to get the lay of the land and took note along the route of where we wanted to go back and visit. The guide was informative and entertaining. Truthfully, trolleys are a shot in the dark since you never know what kind of tour guide or quality of vehicle you're going to get. We were very statisfied.

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

The sites of SF
By Likes to travel from Portland OR on
Pros:
Driver very knowledgeable, Great overview of city
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Grayline SF:

We enjoyed this experience. We got to see an overview of SF without having to drive ourseleves. I did ask the staff a few questions to get the most out of the tour and they were very helpful. After the tour I was able to enjoy the city since I knew where everything is.

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[15 of 18 customers found this review helpful]

Bad Bad customer service
By Olivia Verified Reviewer from San Francisco,ca on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Grayline SF:

We asked for our options with the Go Card, they had two possibilities, each described on the booklet but with two different timings. Before I could tell them which options I liked, they scanned my card with the first option. When I told them that it would not work for us and I wanted the second offer they had, they told me that it was too late and that they could not scan the card a second time since it was the first option OR the second option. They did not feel sorry for me and I just was left with no options at all.

Smart Destinations Response: We're very sorry about your experience. We'll be talking to Gray Line to ensure this doesn't happen again.
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[20 of 28 customers found this review helpful]

The worst tour experience ever
By Stranded mom of two babies Verified Reviewer from San Francisco, CA on
Cons:
Left us stranded, Lack of customer services
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour - Grayline SF:

The trolley was in good condition.

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Hop-On/Off Sightseeing Tour details

Phone: 888-428-6937
Address
Pier 41
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Sightseeing Booth
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours
Tour runs in a continuous loop with multiple convenient departures beginning at 10:00 am daily (departures are subject to traffic conditions).
Note

This tour is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the Hop-on/Hop-off tour ends at 2:00pm. After 2:00pm it will revert to a two-hour tour around the city.

You may upgrade to a 48 hour pass for $9.00

Closings
July 4th
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
Fleet Weekend (October 12 & 13,2013).
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
,July 4th: July 4th no hop on hop off tour at all. SF Sightseeing will be offering a 2 hour tour around the city with no stop until 1pm.
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • No restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and transportation

Address
Pier 41
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco Sightseeing Booth
San Francisco, CA 94133
Public Transportation
F-Line to Fisherman's Wharf

Admission and Offer Information

Proceed to the San Francisco Sightseeing Booth - look for a replica of a trolley, to the west of Pier 41, present your admission pass to ticket window for ticket.Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions

Hop-On/Off Sightseeing Tour Packages

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