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Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour

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Overview

Get a unique perspective on San Francisco by taking a 1-hour nighttime bus tour. See neighborhoods such as Fisherman's Wharf, Embarcadero, Chinatown and the Financial District while listening to commentary from a live guide. Multiple tour departure times available to suit your schedule.
  • Nighttime Big Bus tour of San Francisco
  • Check out different city neighborhoods lit up at night
  • Multiple departure times available to suit your schedule
  • Complimentary shuttle back to Union Square at the completion of the tour
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2-hour double decker bus tour
Live guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Pier 41 , San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Redeem vouchers at the start of the tour at Pier 41, Fishermans Wharf (End of Powell Street)

6:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to the tour's departure point, 99 Jefferson Street in the Fisherman's Wharf area, at your chosen departure time. Tours are available at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. year around, and 7:30 p.m. from April through October. Hand in your voucher and climb aboard the double-decker bus to find your perfect seat. Seats are on a first come, first served basis. 

Listen to live commentary about the City by the Bay as you take in the sights lit up at night. Drive through Fisherman's Wharf and make your way through Chinatown, the Financial District, the Embarcadero, and across the the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island. At the conclusion of the tour, you can catch a complimentary shuttle back to Union Square.

Your tour lasts 60-90 minutes depending on traffic.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fisherman's Wharf
Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Big Bus tour of San Francisco at night
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Presidio of San Francisco
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Stop At:  
Treasure Island
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Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Embarcadero Center
Big Bus tour of San Francisco at night
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours - USA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Can I hop on and off during the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The night tour is one continuous tour to view the lights of San Francisco after dark. There are no stops during the night tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do I have to go to a central location to redeem my ticket for the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:Our night tours operate daily from Stop #1 (Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center) at 6.30 pm. Please arrive 20 - 30 minutes before your preferred tour as seats are subject to availability.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour is approximately 1.5 hours and will return to the original departure location at the end of the tour.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, we operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles with lifts that can accommodate up to 650 pounds however, not all vehicles are equipped. If you require an accessible vehicle, please let us know in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring a pet with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:No pets are allowed onboard the bus, except ADA service animals.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring food or drink with me on the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:No food or alcohol is permitted onboard the bus. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage on the Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:No, luggage is not permitted onboard the bus at this time.
Mar 2021
Q:
I am staying in a hotel near Union Square; is there a pickup or dropoff location nearby?
A:You must go to the main departure location at the Big Bus Tours Visitors' Center for departure, however, at the end of the Night Tour we provide a courtesy shuttle back to Union Square.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus San Francisco Night Tour.

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star-5
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Neta_R
, Oct 2021
The history shared was awesome. The ride was fun and friendly. We felt extremely safe. We did the night tour. It was truly beautiful with all of the beautiful lights. The streets up and down…..😳I admire the driver!
star-4
Good overall tour of the city
Catherine_U
, Oct 2021
Learning the history was cool but it was dark so hard to see or know where we were when we wanted to go the next day
star-3
Nice quick nighttime tour
Brenda_M
, Oct 2021
Nice to see the sights and learn about some of the history of the city. Issue was the audio was not the best and tended to repeat at times. If this is a quick trip to SF then maybe do it but if you have time don’t recommend as a more detailed person would be better. Overall was an average tour with nice night time sights but would have been nicer to stop at more spots than just treasure island
star-3
Take a jacket
Barbara_L
, Jul 2021
Nice tour but very packed. No stops for restroom. Goes pretty fast too. It was cold and the bus goes pretty fast downhill, so the air hits you.
star-3
Expensive for what you get.
Tammy_D
, Jul 2021
It was fine. If you want to see the city, this serves the purpose. The recorded tour guide isn’t interesting. It only talks about the history of the city. No special nuggets of information like other city tours I’ve taken in other big cities.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience
Celia_M
, Jun 2021
Great experience! Family really enjoyed themselves on the tour. Sitting on top was the ultimate, you have a great view for picture taking. Thank you Big Bus Tours, will recommend. 👍🏼
star-3
“Night” Bus tour
Bhishma_D
, May 2021
Could’ve definitely been better. It didn’t last 2 hours like mentioned. It was freezing cold (which they cannot control) but it’s more of a evening bus tour even though it’s at 6:30. Nothing was even lit up in the city.
star-1
Viator needs change
Lin
, May 2021
The Bus Tour was great although we weren’t ready for this cold weather! 5 Stars for the Tour but 0 Stars for this Viator company. I was directed 99 Jefferson St for pickup and almost missed the bus because that wasn’t the appropriate place to catch the bus. My mom and I had to rush to the bus which was rough on my moms knees due to having knee replacements. You guys have this option of messaging the driver and no one responded. The phone number on the site didn’t work, so had I missed the tour bus because of terrible direction, I wouldn’t have had any way to dispute the charge for the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Educational
Lareina_A
, May 2021
The site seeing and history knowing more about the city then just what the eye catches. Different cultures around the city
star-3
Nice
Anna_V
, Apr 2021
Driving through San Francisco was pretty neat and learning new things about the history of San Francisco was cool.

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