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SF: Alcatraz Ticket w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Night Tour

1. SF: Alcatraz Ticket w/ 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Night Tour

See the best of San Francisco with this combined hop-on-hop-off ticket and Alcatraz Island visit. Explore the island of Alcatraz and enjoy 2 days of sightseeing with insightful commentary from a live guide. Tour the famous prison that has played a role in jailhouse folklore and the historic evolution of the West Coast. Learn more about the 14 unsuccessful escape attempts by over 30 prisoners and their fates. Your Premium Big Bus hop-on-hop-off pass is a great way to see the sights of San Francisco. Listen to commentary by live English-speaking guides, or enjoy pre-recorded audio commentary in 10 languages. Your 2-day ticket includes a full day of unlimited hop-on-hop-off and a 1-hour panoramic night tour. Explore one of San Francisco's most fascinating neighborhoods on a fun and informative walking tour of Chinatown. The tours are offered daily, and you can ask an agent for locations and time schedules. Also included are a bonus 1-hour bike rental (with the purchase of a 1-hour rental) and Players Arcade Drink and Game Tokens. Hop-on, hop-off tour stops include: Stop 1: Corner of Jefferson & Mason StreetStop 2: Holiday Inn Northpoint b/w Jones & ColumbusStop 3: Washington Square - Columbus & Union StreetsStop 4: Embarcadero Center - Corner Clay & Battery StreetsStop 5: Ferry Building - Market St b/w Stuart & Spear StreetsStop 6: Union Square South - Geary St across from Macy’sStop 7: Hilton Hotel - Corner Mason & Ellis StreetsStop 8: Civic Center - Fulton St b/w Larkin & Hyde StreetsStop 9: Alamo Square - Corner Fell & Pierce StreetsStop 10: Haight Ashbury - Haight & Shrader StreetsStop 11: Golden Gate Park - Music Concourse Drive Golden Gate ParkStop 12: Golden Gate Bridge- North Vista PointStop 13: Palace of Fine Arts - Richardson & Francisco StreetStop 14: Marina Neighborhood - Lombard & Fillmore StreetsStop 15: Lombard Street Corridor - Lombard & Gough StreetsStop 16: Union Square North - Post & Powell StreetsStop 17: Chinatown Gate - Grant and Bush StreetsStop 18: Portsmouth Square - Kearny & Clay StreetsStop 19: Pier 35 Cruise Terminal - The EmbarcaderoStop 20: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf (then return to Stop 1)

San Francisco: Waterfront Guided Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

2. San Francisco: Waterfront Guided Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

See the best of San Francisco on a city walking tour and learn the history behind each turn from your guide. Take in the views of the skyline on your ferry to Alcatraz before exploring this notorious prison. Meet your guide at the north end of Fisherman's Wharf and start your experience by taking in the amazing views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Hear how San Francisco transformed from a sleepy village to a booming port city when gold fever swept the nation in 1849. Learn about the life of the Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli at the famous former chocolate factory in Ghirardelli Square. Stroll along the fog-lined waterfront and drool over the numerous stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls. Walk a portion of the historic Barbary Coast trail while your guide tells you about its colorful past. You and your group will then make your way to Pier 39 and admire historic ships in the harbor. Witness the colony of sea lions that have taken over many of its docks. Continue along the Embarcadero Promenade and learn about its evolution from a traditional maritime port to a modern urban waterfront filled with trendy restaurants and amusement piers. The walking tour concludes at Pier 33, where you will present your photo ID to receive your Alcatraz tickets. Board your ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of Alcatraz upon the island.  Learn about the history of the cell house and its former residents with an award-winning audio tour available in multiple languages. You can expect to be done with the whole experience in the late afternoon.

San Francisco: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

3. San Francisco: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

Enjoy a fun-filled visit to the world’s foremost wax museum. Meet the Bay Area legends who have shaped the iconic city of San Francisco. Mix and mingle with your favorite A-listers, challenge sports legends, hop on stage with pop icons, and be on the set of blockbuster movies.  Step on the court to shoot hoops with Steph Curry, or jam on stage with Jimi Hendrix to experience the full "Spirit of San Francisco." Brainstorm with tech leaders like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates who have transformed our world. Feel the glitz and glamour as you strike a pose with Beyoncé, and light up the stage with Adele. Get behind the camera with Steven Spielberg, and then cozy up to George Clooney on the sofa.

Los Angeles: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

4. Los Angeles: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

Explore LA’s top attractions with the Los Angeles Explorer Pass and get up to 45% off compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Choose between 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 activities from a list of over 30 attractions and tours. And with 60 days to use your pass, you'll have plenty of time to discover the City of Angels. You can go behind the scenes with a Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood tour, hop on and off a big bus tour around LA, take a selfie with your favorite celebrity at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, or go hiking in the Hollywood Hills. Your pass is fully digital. Simply print it at home or display it on your smartphone and show it at each attraction for free admission. You will also receive a digital guide to help plan your itinerary ahead. See the following list of attractions, tours, and activities you can enjoy with your pass (any activity indicated with an "R" means advanced registration is necessary): Popular Attractions • Big Bus LA 1-day Classic Ticket • Warner Bros. Studio Tour (R) • Madame Tussauds Hollywood • Big Bus Celebrity Lifestyle and Homes Tour • Hollywood Sign Tour (R) • TCL Chinese Theatre - Tour or Movie and a drink Tours and Cruises • Dolby Theatre Guided Tour - Home of the Academy Awards (R) • Celebrity Bike Tour (Guided or Self-Guided) by Bikes & Hikes LA (R) • Haunted Hollywood Walking Tour (R) • Downtown LA Food and Culture Tour (R) • Perry's Beach Café and Rentals - Mountain Bike or Roller-Skates (All Day) • Whale Watch (Long Beach) (R) • Whale Watch (San Pedro) (R) • Harbor Cruise (Long Beach) • Harbor Cruise (San Pedro) • SoFi Stadium Tour (R) • Night Star Tour (R) Museums and Landmarks • California Science Center IMAX Movie • Aquarium of the Pacific (R) • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum • Grammy Museum (R) • Battleship IOWA Museum • LA Zoo • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Leisure and Entertainment• Yoga on the Beach - Huntington Beach (R) • 2-hr Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak Rental - Huntington Beach • $30 Credit at Sixty Four & Hope Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

San Diego: Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission

5. San Diego: Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission

Start your visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with a tour of the 1898 Victorian-era steam ferry boat, Berkeley. See a range of exhibits on the naval and commercial fishing industry history. Learn about navigational exploration and see vintage photography and artwork, military artifacts, and impressive yacht models. After the Berkeley, head down the gangway underwater to the USS Dolphin. Explore the USS Dolphin and see what the world’s deepest dive submarine looks like on the inside. Make your way to the Vietnam-era PCF 816 Swift boat, the 1904 royal steam yacht Medea, and a 1914 Pilot boat. See the replica of the 1452 Spanish galleon Explorer Cabrillo, which sailed into the West Coast. See both the replica galleon and the Californian topsail schooner. The last vessel is the Star, with three decks of treasured exhibits and gallery space. Learn about the history of the great Age of Sail onboard.

Hollywood: Madame Tussauds with Hard Rock Cafe Meal

6. Hollywood: Madame Tussauds with Hard Rock Cafe Meal

Enjoy admission into the world-famous Madame Tussauds on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where you’ll see the stars of stage and screen up close and personal. Go behind the ropes for A-list access and Instagram-worthy photos. Madame Tussauds Hollywood is the only place you can rub shoulders with more than 125 stars from the celebrity worlds of film and television. Skip the line with priority entry and jump right on set with all your favorite A-listers. When you’re done, head to the iconic Hard Rock Cafe for a delicious set meal surrounded by legendary rock and roll memorabilia. By combining your Madame Tussauds ticket and Hard Rock Cafe meal, you save money compared to paying for these experiences separately.

San Francisco: Madame Tussauds & Meal at the Hard Rock Cafe

7. San Francisco: Madame Tussauds & Meal at the Hard Rock Cafe

See two of San Francisco's most popular attractions with this combination ticket. Bump into celebrities at Madame Tussauds world-famous wax museum, and work up an appetite for a meal at the Hard Rock Cafe. Your adventure starts with a visit to Madame Tussauds, featuring wax figures of stars and historic icons. Snap a selfie with Jimi Hendrix, or moonwalk next to Michael Jackson. Get your picture taken behind the bars at Alcatraz, and take on Bruce Lee in a Kung Fu battle. Next, walk across the street to Pier 39 and grab a delicious meal at the Hard Rock Cafe. Soak up the atmosphere as you savor a set-menu lunch or dinner. Acoustic Rock Menu: Legendary Steak Burger, or any Sandwich, or any Salad Chef’s Choice dessert Unlimited coffee, tea, or soft drinks

Santa Barbara: Maritime Museum Entry Ticket

8. Santa Barbara: Maritime Museum Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fascinating day out at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum! Experience the area's maritime history through engaging, interactive exhibits. Learn about area's original inhabitants, the Chumash, and how they built their plank canoes, called a tomol. Touch an otter pelt, and learn why they were almost hunted to extinction. See videos of legendary surfers and fire one of the Goleta Cannons. Then learn about the Honda Disaster, where seven U.S. Navy Destroyers sank in 1923. Hear readings from the diaries of 4 survivors of the 1851 sinking of the Winfield Scott, a ship running gold, mail, and passengers from San Francisco to Panama. Visitors can also see four to six feature films in the 88-seat, high-definition Munger Theater. Film selections include two films by James Cameron, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, and Santa Barbara and the Sea, a 13,000-year maritime history of the area.

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The tours are organized by BigBus. You have to exchange the voucher, it's easy, but the office is down the street. When you exchange the tickets, let us know about the start date from HOHO, otherwise it applies immediately. BigBus otherwise cool and eventful as always. Alcatraz was of course the highlight. Super organized on site and simply unbeatable when the weather is nice. On the island you can walk around freely and look around as long as you want. Just super interesting to see and hear what happened there. We recommend

This was a fantastic insight into San Francisco history. Our guide Eric was incredibly knowledgeable, and fun, keeping the whole walking section of the tour interactive. He gave us clear instructions on what to do once we left him to head over to Alcatraz which was so useful. Alcatraz itself was fascinating, the self guided audio tour was brilliant and well worth doing. I would highly recommend this trip.

It was a great experience, just the trip over the Golden Gate Bridge and the great vantage point, everyone should take part, great information about every district. We booked the tour for two days, which is recommended, because you first have to drive the whole route should and then the second time can decide what you want to look at.

Lots of fun at Madame Taussades. Lots of great pictures. The figures look amazing and very realistic. There are props and costumes you can use for your picture. We got the deal with lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, and it was delicious. Great deal!

The app was awesome, and the stops along the way were perfect. The night tour was an added plus to the whole experience.