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Are San Francisco City Sightseeing Bus Tours Handicap Accessible?

Discover SF City Sightseeing Bus Tour wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, tours and activities for disabled travelers.Read our informative review to learn if the Bus Tour is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly or if Wheelchair Jimmy recommends this attraction be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

The company has been operating bus tours in San Francisco since 1997, and in 2005 took on the “City Sightseeing” brand, and imported San Francisco’s first open-top double-decker buses from London. Today, City Sightseeing San Francisco is the largest sightseeing operator in San Francisco, carrying almost 1.5 million passengers in the last 5 years, with a fleet of 20 open-top vehicles, as well as minibuses and vans.

  1. City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:            No
  2. Fully Accessible Entry:                                         No
  3. Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                       No
  4. Restrictive Steps:                                                  Yes: assistance required

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

San Francisco has several tour bus companies as you might suspect including City Sightseeing, Big Bus and Tower Tours. None of them are wheelchair accessible or ADA compliant. On their websites (and voice mail messages) they say they need 48 hours notice to arrange alternative transportation but this is non-sense. Their buses are not accessible unless you can walk up the steps. While SF and California pride themselves on being ADA compliant, their accessible tour bus industry is non-existent.

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