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Science hopper - 24hrs Hop on hop off plus California Academy of Science

Access from: San Francisco


Key info

  • Tour ID: 51463
  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Pick up point: 2724 Taylor Street
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Golden Gate Park
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Pier 39 / Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • North Beach / Little Italy

From $121.18pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 51463
  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Pick up point: 2724 Taylor Street
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • Golden Gate Park
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Pier 39 / Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • North Beach / Little Italy

Itinerary

Hop on Hop off bus - Departs daily, from 9:00am-17:00pm. Departs every 15-30 minutes. This is available everyday except Christmas Day.

California Academy of Sciences, Hours of Operation - Mon-Sat 9:30am-17:00 pm, Sunday 11:00am-17:00 pm.

The Science Hop includes the Official City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off (24 hrs) & Admission to California Academy of Sciences.

Explore San Francisco’s major sites and visit the greenest museum in the world by combining the hop on hop off 1 day tour with great views of San Francisco. This package includes your entrance ticket to the impressive California Academy of Sciences.

With the 24hr hop on hop off you will have the best views of San Francisco’s Downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park. Travelling on an open top Bus, you will have unlimited hop on hop off use for 24 hours while enjoying the live commentary from entertaining tour guides or audio guide in various languages onboard.

The highlights & stops on the hop on hop off include:

  • Fisherman’s Wharf – Corner of Leavenworth St & Jefferson St - The Cannery, Cable Car Stop, Hyde Street Pier, The Anchorage
  • Barbary Coast – Battery St & Union St - Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower Steps, Exploratorium, Levis Plaza, Cruise Terminal
  • Union Square South – Across from Macy’s Department Store - Major Department Stores, Premier Shopping, Hotels, Theatres, Cable Car Stop
  • Palace of Fine Arts – Richardson Ave & Francisco St - Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, San Francisco National Cemetery, Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Golden Gate Bridge – North Vista Point - Walk across the Bridge, Amazing views of Alcatraz and the bridge
  • Golden Gate Park – Music Concourse Drive - California Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Strawberry Hill
  • Golden Gate Park – Outside Conservatory of Flowers - Conservatory of Flowers, Botanical Gardens
  • Haight Ashbury – On Haight Street - The Haight shopping & restaurants & murals, Kezar Stadium, The Panhandle, Buena Vista Park
  • Alamo Square / Painted Ladies – Corner of Hayes St and Divisadero - Alamo Square Park with the famous “Painted Ladies”, Victorian Houses
  • Civic Center / City Hall – Larkin St & McAllister St - City Hall, Opera House, Symphony Hall, Asian Art Museum, Library
  • Chinatown / Chinatown Gate – Grant Av & Bush St - Pagoda Gates, Portsmouth Square, Chinatown shopping and restaurants
  • North Beach / Little Italy – Broadway & Columbus Av - Italian District restaurants, cafés, Washington Square, Beat Museum
  • Lombard Street – Columbus Av & Francisco St - Most crooked street in the world, Russian Hill, Hyde Street Cable Car 
  • Pier 39 / Fisherman’s Wharf – Outside Hard Rock Cafe - Aquarium of the Bay, Blue & Gold Bay Cruise, Pier 39 Marina, Sea Lions, restaurants & shopping

Once in Golden Gate Park you can then explore the multi-billion dollar California Academy of Sciences. This package includes you entrance tickets, to see the explorative and interactive science museum, which hosts an aquarium, planetarium, National History museum and a rain forest – all under one roof. It is an enlightening life time experience and a fun place for the entire family. This 4-storey building is a living rain forest and awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem showcase Earth’s biodiversity, while immersive planetarium shows offer a new perspective on the planet we call home. Travel back in time and see the dinosaurs in Pterosaurs - Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, or descend the ocean depths and roam the reefs in Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed and the Steinhart Aquarium. Why not explore African landscapes and animals at the Kimball Natural History Museum or wander the lush and lively Osher Rain forest.

You adventure is not over, once you have explored the California Academy of Sciences at your own pace, simply hop back on the bus to continue your day of sightseeing.

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 51463
    • Duration: 24 hours
    • Pick up point: 2724 Taylor Street
    • Activity level: Gentle

    Top highlights

    • Golden Gate Park
    • California Academy of Sciences
    • Pier 39 / Fisherman’s Wharf
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach / Little Italy

    Itinerary

    Hop on Hop off bus - Departs daily, from 9:00am-17:00pm. Departs every 15-30 minutes. This is available everyday except Christmas Day.

    California Academy of Sciences, Hours of Operation - Mon-Sat 9:30am-17:00 pm, Sunday 11:00am-17:00 pm.

    The Science Hop includes the Official City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off (24 hrs) & Admission to California Academy of Sciences.

    Explore San Francisco’s major sites and visit the greenest museum in the world by combining the hop on hop off 1 day tour with great views of San Francisco. This package includes your entrance ticket to the impressive California Academy of Sciences.

    With the 24hr hop on hop off you will have the best views of San Francisco’s Downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Golden Gate Park. Travelling on an open top Bus, you will have unlimited hop on hop off use for 24 hours while enjoying the live commentary from entertaining tour guides or audio guide in various languages onboard.

    The highlights & stops on the hop on hop off include:

    • Fisherman’s Wharf – Corner of Leavenworth St & Jefferson St - The Cannery, Cable Car Stop, Hyde Street Pier, The Anchorage
    • Barbary Coast – Battery St & Union St - Telegraph Hill, Coit Tower Steps, Exploratorium, Levis Plaza, Cruise Terminal
    • Union Square South – Across from Macy’s Department Store - Major Department Stores, Premier Shopping, Hotels, Theatres, Cable Car Stop
    • Palace of Fine Arts – Richardson Ave & Francisco St - Palace of Fine Arts, The Presidio, San Francisco National Cemetery, Walt Disney Family Museum
    • Golden Gate Bridge – North Vista Point - Walk across the Bridge, Amazing views of Alcatraz and the bridge
    • Golden Gate Park – Music Concourse Drive - California Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Strawberry Hill
    • Golden Gate Park – Outside Conservatory of Flowers - Conservatory of Flowers, Botanical Gardens
    • Haight Ashbury – On Haight Street - The Haight shopping & restaurants & murals, Kezar Stadium, The Panhandle, Buena Vista Park
    • Alamo Square / Painted Ladies – Corner of Hayes St and Divisadero - Alamo Square Park with the famous “Painted Ladies”, Victorian Houses
    • Civic Center / City Hall – Larkin St & McAllister St - City Hall, Opera House, Symphony Hall, Asian Art Museum, Library
    • Chinatown / Chinatown Gate – Grant Av & Bush St - Pagoda Gates, Portsmouth Square, Chinatown shopping and restaurants
    • North Beach / Little Italy – Broadway & Columbus Av - Italian District restaurants, cafés, Washington Square, Beat Museum
    • Lombard Street – Columbus Av & Francisco St - Most crooked street in the world, Russian Hill, Hyde Street Cable Car 
    • Pier 39 / Fisherman’s Wharf – Outside Hard Rock Cafe - Aquarium of the Bay, Blue & Gold Bay Cruise, Pier 39 Marina, Sea Lions, restaurants & shopping

    Once in Golden Gate Park you can then explore the multi-billion dollar California Academy of Sciences. This package includes you entrance tickets, to see the explorative and interactive science museum, which hosts an aquarium, planetarium, National History museum and a rain forest – all under one roof. It is an enlightening life time experience and a fun place for the entire family. This 4-storey building is a living rain forest and awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem showcase Earth’s biodiversity, while immersive planetarium shows offer a new perspective on the planet we call home. Travel back in time and see the dinosaurs in Pterosaurs - Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, or descend the ocean depths and roam the reefs in Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed and the Steinhart Aquarium. Why not explore African landscapes and animals at the Kimball Natural History Museum or wander the lush and lively Osher Rain forest.

    You adventure is not over, once you have explored the California Academy of Sciences at your own pace, simply hop back on the bus to continue your day of sightseeing.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • California Academy of Sciences
    • Commentary on board the Hop on Hop off
    This tour package is available for 24 hours, for the date booked and stated on voucher. Once vouchers have been redeemed for tickets, passengers are free to hop on and off the bus at any stop, as often as they like for up to 24 hours.
    Hop on Hop off bus - Departs daily, from 9:00am-17:00pm. Departs every 15-30 minutes. This is available everyday except Christmas Day.
    California Academy of Sciences, Hours of Operation - Mon-Sat 9:30am-17:00 pm, Sunday 11:00am-17:00 pm.
    Information for wheelchair accessibility for San Francisco:
    We are able to store wheelchairs. However, customers must be able to make their own way on the bus. Only a select few buses are equipped with ramps, and this cannot be guaranteed on the day of the tour.
    Audio Guides in Various Languages
    The tour is available with audio guide in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Korean on every other bus throughout the day. Please ask on the day of the tour at the meeting point for further information.

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be required to make their own way from the port to the nearest "Hop-On-Hop-Off" point. A map will be provided at the time of booking, aswell as all of the departure times for the buses.
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