Guided tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

Guided tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour

From US$ 49 per person

Discover San Francisco by night on a panoramic tour. Engage with hidden stories of the city with audio commentary and see sights like Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese


  • See the City by the Bay at night from an open-top bus
  • Visit historical Nob Hill, and see spectacular Grace Cathedral
  • Cross the Bay Bridge and take in breathtaking views of the city from Treasure Island
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Enjoy a panoramic night tour of San Francisco on a 1-hour long tour from the San Francisco Visitor Center at Fisherman's Wharf to the Presidio. Uncover spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marina Green and Crissy Fields. Reach the top of California Street to see Grace Cathedral and historical Nob Hill. Then head downtown to capture the city skyline, Bay Bridge, and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

Cross the Bay Bridge for stunning views of the city from Treasure Island. Once the bus returns to the city, continue along the Embarcadero and admire the lights of the Port of San Francisco. Along the way, discover the history and culture of the city through unique, engaging audio commentary, available in 10 languages. At the end of your tour a courtesy shuttle will take you back to Union Square.

  • 1-hour night tour by bus
  • Digital commentary available in 10 languages (earbuds included)
  • Courtesy return shuttle to Union Square after the tour
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Meeting point

The bus departs from 99 Jefferson St (corner of Jefferson and Mason Streets).

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  • This is not a hop-on-hop-off tour
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Overall rating

4 /5

based on 50 reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Being a solo traveler, I was able to see much of San Francisco in one shot. The driver (forgot his name) was funny and attentive. I adored him. The tour is narrated via earbuds & pre-recorded audio. I made the mistake of sitting upstairs. I had no idea we were going across the Bay Bridge. Quite scary being so close to the ceiling of the bottom level with no bus ceiling for cover. Also, going down those hills while sitting on the top level is roller coaster-ish. I hate roller coasters. I don't know what I was thinking. Still, although I scared myself a few times, I would totally do this trip again, from inside on the 1st level. It's COLD up top, especially across the bridge and this was July 25, 2021. Wear sunglasses if sitting up top & a hoodie you can tighten.

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March 23, 2023

This is a wonderful and easy way to get a taste of San Francisco-it’s history, the people, the streets, and glorious views! Using the earphones as a type of self guided trip as we were driven through the city and different places of interest was an excellent way of showing us tourists what this area had been and is. We can highly recommend this venue as one of the first ways to tour. Be sure and layer well as it can get cold at night on top of an open air bus, bring a blanket, and be sure and leave a gratuity to the driver who deftly steers through the different and very interesting locations.

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March 23, 2023

Il tour serale ci è piaciuto davvero molto. San Francisco vista da Treasure Island lascia senza fiato. Il personale del Big Bus è stato molto cordiale e socievole. Consigliamo assolutamente questa esperienza suggerendo di coprirsi bene perché, oltre a fare piuttosto freddo, l’attraversamento del Golden Bridge è molto ventoso.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 12547