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San Francisco’s most comprehensive bus tour

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San Francisco Bus Tour. Uses separate Tour Guide from Bus Driver. We don’t just drive you around like other tours. We get out of the bus, make guided walks and take a ferry.

San Francisco Premium City Bus Tour Benefits

  • Separate Tour Guide from Bus Driver gets off the shuttle with you.
  • Knowledgeable Tour Narrative provides for great insight about each stop.
  • Guided walks down Lombard Street and Chinatown.
  • Includes a photo-driven Ferry/Bay Cruise to or from Sausalito.
  • Not a Hopper Bus. This is a Premium Tour Service!
  • Great TripAdvisor Scores due to great tour format.

YouTube Video Tour Explanation.
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Great stops left off the video include: Palace of Fine Arts, Victorian Painted Ladies, Fortune Cookie Factory and Cable Car Barn Museum.

5 Hour Premium San Francisco Bus Tour Itinerary

— But less than 1 hour in the shuttle! We Stop at all of these locations below:

Ferry Building (Tour Start Location)

The Ferry Building is the start of all of our comprehensive tours. Here you will meet up with your Tour Guide and the rest of the group.

Our customers tell us to remind you to give yourself extra time to check out the Ferry Building before your tour.

Remember, you will meet your tour outside in front of the Ferry Building (20 minutes prior).

  • Duration of Stop: 30 mins
  • Restrooms: Yes

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Ferry Cruise - San Francisco Bus Tours

Chinatown (Guided Walk)

This part of the tour is a 5-block guided-walk through Chinatown.

Local hotel concierges tell us this is the best part of our tour. You will walk down authentic streets, exploring many grocery shops and historic sites. Your Tour Guide will stop at various places to point out interesting facts along the way.

Have you ever seen black meat chicken? You will.

  • Duration of stop: 5 Block Walk
  • Restrooms: Not available
Chinatown - San Francisco Bus Tours

Palace of Fine Arts (Go Inside)

The only building remaining from San Francisco’s 1915 World’s Fair, it is the most popular place in the city for wedding photos! You’ll see how its beauty is reflected in the lake in front.

  • Duration of stop: 10-15 minutes
  • Restrooms: Not available
Palace of fine Arts - San Francisco Bus Tours

Grace Cathedral (Go Inside)

Some say this is simply the best part of the tour. Grace is modeled after the great Gothic cathedrals in Europe and is a site rarely seen in America. We will go inside to view the inside of the church or you may use this time to use the restroom inside the basement of the Cathedral.

  • Duration of stop: 15 mins
  • Restrooms: Yes
Grace Cathedral - San Francisco Bus Tours

Alamo Square Park (Famous Victorian Homes)

This San Francisco park is an incredibly popular place because it is home of those famous Victorian Homes known as Postcard Row.

Your Tour Guide will tell you about the history of Alamo Square Park and the many movies and TV shows made there (think Full House!).

Make your own postcard row picture on this wonderful tour stop.

  • Duration of stop: 12 mins
  • Restrooms: None
Alamo Park - San Francisco Bus Tours

Lombard Street (Guided Downhill Walk)

Special Lombard Street Walking Tour!

We are the only city tour that lets you walk down Lombard Street. You will be able to take pictures from the bottom of the street while the cars come driving down. Lombard Street has been nicknamed “the most crooked street in the world”. The street has a series of eight hairpin turns on a block between Hyde and Leavenworth. It’s actually one of the most attractive streets in San Francisco.

The famous hilly and winding street was created in the 1920’s to accommodate the steep incline.

  • Duration of stop: 20 minutes
  • Restrooms: No
Lombard Street - San Francisco Bus Tours

Cable Car Barn Museum

Cable Car Barn Museum
We are the only Tour Company that visits this amazing stop at the Cable Car Barn Museum. Our shuttles are small so we are able to fit down the smaller streets to take you here. The Cable Car Barn Museum is an actual working/functional facility that currently controls all of the functionality of today’s cable cars. This museum is not just for show….it’s amazing in that you will get to see the inner-workings of the San Francisco Cable Car System.

  • Duration of stop: 10 – 15mins
  • Restrooms: Yes
Cable Car Museum - San Francisco Bus Tours

Ferry/Bay Cruise (25 Minutes)

The only city tour that offers a guided Ferry Cruise as part of the tour is right here.

This may very well be the best part of the tour. This 25-minute relaxing Ferry Cruise sets sail in the afternoon so you can relax and enjoy the views of San Francisco Bay.

You will also see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz as we cross the Bay.

  • Duration of Ferry Cruise: 25 minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes, on board.
Ferry Cruise - San Francisco Bus Tours

Sausalito – via Ferry Cruise (One Hour for Exploring)

You will board a Ferry/Bay Cruise to (or from) Sausalito on all of our 5 Hour tours.

On the Ferry Cruise you will see Alcatraz, Angel Island, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge from inside the bay. Sausalito is a beautiful, Mediterranean-style town with houses on the hillsides overlooking the water. Many restaurants, cafes, clothing shops and art galleries line streets.

  • Duration of stop: 1 hour
  • Restrooms: Yes
Sausalito - San Francisco Bus Tours

Golden Gate Bridge (Drive-over and Stop!)

We will drive over the Golden Gate Bridge on this San Francisco tour, stopping for pictures and allowing you to walk around the vista points of the city’s most treasured landmark.

During the tour we will also provide you amazing detailed historical narrative about the construction process of the bridge.

Seeing the bridge in person is one thing, but on this tour, we drive over it – which is better!

  • Duration of Stop: 15 minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Bus Tours

Ferry Building (End Location)

All of our tours start and end at the Ferry Building. Now is a perfect time to consider checking out the shops inside the ferry building after your tour because they are truly one-of-a-kind and nothing like you have seen in America. Consider booking a dinner reservation at the famous Slanted Door restaurant far in advance.

Check our website for more details.

  • Duration of stop: Tour ends here
  • Restrooms: Yes, inside.
Ferry Building- San Francisco Bus Tours

Other Sights you’ll see

  • Alcatraz (From Ferry)
  • Bay Bridge (From Ferry)
  • North Beach
  • Angel Island (From Ferry)
  • Fishermans Wharf / Pier 39
  • Coit Tower
  • Washington Square Park
  • St. Peter & Paul Church
  • Crissy Field
  • Market Street
  • City Hall / Civic Center
  • Sutro Tower
  • Financial District
  • The Embarcadero
  • The Marina District
  • Top of the Mark
  • Victorian Homes
  • Edwardian Homes
  • The Fairmont Hotel
  • Presidio National Park


  • Everyday: 9:00 am
  • Monday-Friday: 11:15 am
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11:45 am


  • $79 Adults
  • $74 Seniors (+65 years)
  • $65 Children (< 12 years)