San Francisco City Tour Excursion Reviews

Dive into San Francisco's world-class culture and historical landmarks, all wrapped up by a sparkling bay flanked by the famous Golden Gate Bridge, visible from hilly streets' whizzing cable cars. You'll see why Tony Bennett left his heart here!
We had a wonderful tour guide and driver who took us up to the top of the hills, which is an ...
Sail Date: May 2019
We had a wonderful tour guide and driver who took us up to the top of the hills, which is an unbelievable view of the city below as well as some of the more notable areas in the city such as Giradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, China ... Read More
We had a wonderful tour guide and driver who took us up to the top of the hills, which is an unbelievable view of the city below as well as some of the more notable areas in the city such as Giradelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, China Town, etc. You cannot get the full perspective of San Francisco until you're driving up any of the streets to the top and see how cars park along the side streets. It is so steep it makes the cars look like they're going to tumble downhill! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
booked outside pier 39 this included 3 routes and night time tour hop on hop off bus excellent
Sail Date: October 2017
booked outside pier 39 this included 3 routes and night time tour hop on hop off bus excellent
booked outside pier 39 this included 3 routes and night time tour hop on hop off bus excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did the hop on hop off bus multi day tour through the ship and were very disappointed in the ...
Sail Date: September 2017
We did the hop on hop off bus multi day tour through the ship and were very disappointed in the service from the bus company. I would recommend using Uber of Lyft instead.
We did the hop on hop off bus multi day tour through the ship and were very disappointed in the service from the bus company. I would recommend using Uber of Lyft instead. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
bought BigBus Hop on Hop off all day tour.
Sail Date: May 2017
bought BigBus Hop on Hop off all day tour. DO NOT BUY BOTH DAYS -- you will not need them. Entire loop takes 2.5 hours. Very informative, but hard to hear -- a native English speaker would be much better fro anyone who is hard of ... Read More
bought BigBus Hop on Hop off all day tour. DO NOT BUY BOTH DAYS -- you will not need them. Entire loop takes 2.5 hours. Very informative, but hard to hear -- a native English speaker would be much better fro anyone who is hard of hearing. This tour goes over the Golden Gate Bridge. No bathrooms on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did the hop on/hop off bus in San Francisco.
Sail Date: May 2017
We did the hop on/hop off bus in San Francisco. Make sure to pick up your ear plug as you board the bus. We really enjoyed it and rode it around the full route, went back to the ship for lunch, then hopped back on to explore the city ... Read More
We did the hop on/hop off bus in San Francisco. Make sure to pick up your ear plug as you board the bus. We really enjoyed it and rode it around the full route, went back to the ship for lunch, then hopped back on to explore the city more. Do dress warmly if riding on the top deck because it’s quite chilly when you cross the Golden Gate Bridge. We chose Big Bus Tours because you can use the ticket within 30 days of purchase and if we missed the port, it would be easy to use the ticket since we live two hours from San Francisco. But the really nice thing is they pick you up right in front of the ship. You can buy your tickets when in port right in front of the bus. You save $5 by buying in advance online. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hop on Hop off bus - we had a great tour guide who kept us informed.
Sail Date: April 2017
Hop on Hop off bus - we had a great tour guide who kept us informed. The tour is listed as 2.5 hours but that's if you just go all the way around once. You can get off and on whenever you want and had all day.
Hop on Hop off bus - we had a great tour guide who kept us informed. The tour is listed as 2.5 hours but that's if you just go all the way around once. You can get off and on whenever you want and had all day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
very good.
Sail Date: March 2017
very good. We spent about 4 hours seeing downtown, SF, Golden Gate park, Twin Peaks etc. Very interesting and we were lucky only started to rain the last half hour.After all it was March!
very good. We spent about 4 hours seeing downtown, SF, Golden Gate park, Twin Peaks etc. Very interesting and we were lucky only started to rain the last half hour.After all it was March! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Due to bad organisation we lost some of the views due to this tour running into the dark.
Sail Date: January 2017
Due to bad organisation we lost some of the views due to this tour running into the dark. Good to see the Golden Gate. Out of the three US stops this was the best. The next morning, whilst waiting to leave, I took myself off. ... Read More
Due to bad organisation we lost some of the views due to this tour running into the dark. Good to see the Golden Gate. Out of the three US stops this was the best. The next morning, whilst waiting to leave, I took myself off. Fisherman's Wharf was a total waste of time, but Pier 39 was great - I recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Did not get taken to Coronado, said we ran out of time but ship was not leaving for several hours.
Sail Date: October 2016
Did not get taken to Coronado, said we ran out of time but ship was not leaving for several hours. Spent to much time at other stops.
Did not get taken to Coronado, said we ran out of time but ship was not leaving for several hours. Spent to much time at other stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Told to just walk up the street to get on tourbus, was a long way!
Sail Date: October 2016
Told to just walk up the street to get on tourbus, was a long way! But there was a stop before ticket office (Pier 39) right there :-(
Told to just walk up the street to get on tourbus, was a long way! But there was a stop before ticket office (Pier 39) right there :-( Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Best way to get an overview of the city.
Sail Date: September 2016
Best way to get an overview of the city. Tour is Hop-on hop-off, but only goes in one direction and take about two hour to make the whole loop. If you plan to get off somewhere you better do it first time around or there won't be ... Read More
Best way to get an overview of the city. Tour is Hop-on hop-off, but only goes in one direction and take about two hour to make the whole loop. If you plan to get off somewhere you better do it first time around or there won't be enough time to go back and still get back to ship in time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Painted Ladies Tour was great.
Sail Date: September 2016
The Painted Ladies Tour was great.
The Painted Ladies Tour was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hop on Hop off bus tour.
Sail Date: September 2016
Hop on Hop off bus tour. It was good.
Hop on Hop off bus tour. It was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Double decker bus tour through the city and then ferry ride under GG bridge and past Alcatraz.
Sail Date: April 2016
Double decker bus tour through the city and then ferry ride under GG bridge and past Alcatraz. Bus ride had very knowledgeable tour guide that made it interesting and well informed.
Double decker bus tour through the city and then ferry ride under GG bridge and past Alcatraz. Bus ride had very knowledgeable tour guide that made it interesting and well informed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A waste of money
Sail Date: November 2015
A waste of money
A waste of money Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
On and Off bus provides a great tour of the city
Sail Date: October 2015
On and Off bus provides a great tour of the city
On and Off bus provides a great tour of the city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went on the hop on - hop off double decker bus tour.
Sail Date: May 2015
We went on the hop on - hop off double decker bus tour. Unlike Sydney Australia's version [travels in both directions], this one only went one way. So if you missed getting off at a stop, you had to either ride the 2 1/2 hours around ... Read More
We went on the hop on - hop off double decker bus tour. Unlike Sydney Australia's version [travels in both directions], this one only went one way. So if you missed getting off at a stop, you had to either ride the 2 1/2 hours around to get there again or catch a cab from the next stop. This was a bit disappointing. The first day in we rode the bus around it's entire course and then got off at Fisherman's Wharf. While we were walking around Fisherman's Wharf, there was a power outage shutting down the shops, stores, and restaurants. So we walked the mile or so back to the ship and kicked back waiting for dinner. On the second day, we went to the Academy of Sciences in the Golden Gate Park. It was interesting, but plan on being there for several hours if you want to give it justice in looking at all of the exhibits. They have a nice aquarium, butterfly garden [rain forest], whale exhibit [on loan from New Zealand], planetarium, earth quake simulator, and other exhibits. We did not go through all of them. We then boarded the bus back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw parts of the town we had never seen.
Sail Date: April 2015
Saw parts of the town we had never seen. Drove around GG Park. Ate at a small boutique burger joint which was so Mom and Pop that it was not to be forgotten. Though I could never find the place again, it lives with us.
Saw parts of the town we had never seen. Drove around GG Park. Ate at a small boutique burger joint which was so Mom and Pop that it was not to be forgotten. Though I could never find the place again, it lives with us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really nice, young San Franciscan was our tour guide.
Sail Date: April 2015
Really nice, young San Franciscan was our tour guide. Chinatown, Billionaire's Row, Twin Peaks, Haight/Ashbury, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Salsalito Highly Recommend!
Really nice, young San Franciscan was our tour guide. Chinatown, Billionaire's Row, Twin Peaks, Haight/Ashbury, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Salsalito Highly Recommend! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very complete and comfortable tour...Really covered a lot of ground...The tour brought back ...
Sail Date: February 2015
Very complete and comfortable tour...Really covered a lot of ground...The tour brought back memories of my younger days visiting San Francisco...The bus was very comfortable and the tour guide friendly and very pleasant.. Very ... Read More
Very complete and comfortable tour...Really covered a lot of ground...The tour brought back memories of my younger days visiting San Francisco...The bus was very comfortable and the tour guide friendly and very pleasant.. Very comprehensive tour... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Had a bad start 4 hours late docking, however really enjoyed this tour, guide was very ...
Sail Date: September 2014
Had a bad start 4 hours late docking, however really enjoyed this tour, guide was very informative,Well worth doing.
Had a bad start 4 hours late docking, however really enjoyed this tour, guide was very informative,Well worth doing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a 2 1/2 hour tour through different parts of SF, starting in the business district, going to ...
Sail Date: May 2014
It was a 2 1/2 hour tour through different parts of SF, starting in the business district, going to Haight Ashbury, the Golden Gate Park, crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge.We liked the tour, especially because we had the tickets from ... Read More
It was a 2 1/2 hour tour through different parts of SF, starting in the business district, going to Haight Ashbury, the Golden Gate Park, crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge.We liked the tour, especially because we had the tickets from another couple who made the tour in the morning and we could use them a second time in the afternoon. The price was about $ 40 per person and free for us. You get to see a lot of SF. Read Less
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Great 2 hour double-decker bus tour.
Sail Date: April 2014
Great 2 hour double-decker bus tour. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Afterwards we walked around the Pier and enjoyed the sights and sounds of San Francisco.
Great 2 hour double-decker bus tour. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Afterwards we walked around the Pier and enjoyed the sights and sounds of San Francisco. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
San Francisco **** - City Tour w/ Dim Summ Lunch.
Sail Date: September 2013
San Francisco **** - City Tour w/ Dim Summ Lunch. As advertised. Dim Summ lunch was set menu, family style. A little meat & shrimp, but mostly vegetarian. Dessert and tea included. Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion was blocked off ... Read More
San Francisco **** - City Tour w/ Dim Summ Lunch. As advertised. Dim Summ lunch was set menu, family style. A little meat & shrimp, but mostly vegetarian. Dessert and tea included. Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion was blocked off (Government Shutdown?), so we crossed the bridge and saw the Golden Gate Bridge from Vista port. No fog that day! When we lived in Northern California we used to joke about the postcards not being realistic because fog usually covered the top of the bridge. This also got us a good view of the Bay Bridge. We even had time for Golden Gate Park! Disappointed we didn’t get to see the crooked part of Lombard. Due to the government shut down, tours for Alcatraz and Muir Woods were cancelled. Read Less
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Took the night bus tour.
Sail Date: September 2012
Took the night bus tour. Very informative. We also took a cable car to Union Square and took a vintage trolley back to the ship. In addition, we covered most of the waterfront attractions such as Pier 39 and the Fisherman's Wharf area.
Took the night bus tour. Very informative. We also took a cable car to Union Square and took a vintage trolley back to the ship. In addition, we covered most of the waterfront attractions such as Pier 39 and the Fisherman's Wharf area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises