Arturo was our driver, and he was great! Very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. He offered to take our photos for us a few times. Alcatraz was amazing, highly recommend going. After that, Arturo picked us up and we went to Fishermans Warf and ate lunch, which was provided by Boudin, the local bread company that makes sourdough bread fresh daily, really good btw. Then Arturo drove us across the Golden Gate Bridge, we took pictures, then drove back across and took more photos. Really great experience overall, would highly recommend!
The San Francisco tour was fantastic. Our guide was Aaron and he was so informative and knew so many interesting and unusual facts about the city. It was very insightful and educational. We loved it. Then we went to Alcatraz and took the audio tour. It really gave us a great idea of what it was like to be inprisoned there. I never knew there were entire famlies who lived there. Extremely interesting and again very educational. Would highly recommend both of these tours.
Doing what: Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour
Great tour of both Alcatraz and the boat cruise.
Alcatraz is not all jail it is a great island to watch wildlife and explore.
The Jail is at the top of the island and the tour provides headphones which describe the jail as you walk around it in every language expected.
A great experience and one which should not be missed. It really takes you back.
While I thought why would I want to go to Alcatraz and do I really want to cycle on holiday but it was the only way to get Alcatraz tickets having left it so late I am so pleased to have done this. Alcatraz was amazing, the best audio tour I have ever done. I would recommend the prison visit to anyone and everyone. The views are incredible, the prison stories are interesting and having a prisoner there made it personal. The cycling tour is flat, easy to do, and the beer is great. An experience capped off by a brilliant and enthusiastic tour guide ours was Kristina. Again I would recommend this to anyone who likes beer please note you can also get cider and wine so don't worry too much if you don't.
A terrific excursion! Very interesting and thought provocative, Very well organized with the audio headphone directing you through out the various buildings. A gift shop offers a nice selection of 'all things Alcatraz'. You won't be disappointed choosing this tour, and needless to say, a short boat ride is nice too.
I'm giving this tour a 5 star rating even though we didn't get the opportunity to fly! The weather turned overcast and therefore the plane was unable to fly, yes we were extremely disappointed but safety was the main issue from this company's point of view - they were taking no chances. The company were out money as they had picked us up from Fisherman's Wharf, drove us to the venue and returned us back to our hotel and we still received a 100 refund for the cost of the flights. We still went to Alcatraz which was amazing. Thank you all concerned.
Doing what: San Francisco Seaplane Flight and Alcatraz Tour
Great trip had a great day out .Alcatraz was amazing , tour guide was excellent very informative . Would highly recommend
Alcatraz was so informative and interesting
Bay cruise was great and included good food
The Alcatraz was great and organised very well even though we booked last minute. Our RIB boat cruise was cancelled due to bad weather but the communication from Charles was excellent and I would certainly look to use them on future trips.
Overall trip was great. Driver was fun, courteous, and easy going. Only snafu was a mix up on lunch orders. There were two trolleys that departed at 7:30 a.m. and somehow Boudin's only made one lunch order. Our trolley ended up sitting for almost 45 minutes waiting for lunch. I think we still saw everything we were supposed to but....... it could have been smoother. Not sure where the disconnect happened. Tour of San Francisco was great - saw areas the Hop On Hop Off buses did not go. Early entry to Alcatraz was priceless!!
The tour to Alcatraz makes it with the added bonus of the Dungeon and Wax museum.
I would highly recommend this to anyone. When at the docks to go to Alcatraz we saw at the ticket office that it was sold out for the rest of that week!
Great tour of the city included in the trip to Alcatraz, unfortunately unable to cross the Golden Gate Bridge due to heavy traffic so our guide took us to the base of the Bridge which enabled us to take photos of it.
What a great venue to see San Francisco! Our tour guide, Arturo was amazing! Very informative and entertaining while escorting us to the various areas of this beautiful city. Alcatraz was interesting and particularly enjoyed the self-audio tour ... quietest one we've ever been on with everyone listening to their individual tour! When we returned Arturo had our pre-ordered box lunches ready ... Best sandwich ever from Boudins! There was ample time for photo opportunities. Would highly recommend this tour!
Arturo was a fantastic guide, the trip to Alcatraz was great, the breakfast and lunch was sufficient.
Fantastic tour, our guide Jamie was excellent and couldn't have asked for a more entertaining individual to show us a good time on the cable car tour.
Alcatraz was all and more than I could of imagined and truly felt the history of the island.
Great tour, our driver Chris was funny, informative and had a lot of banter. Alcatraz was a highlight for me and worth the early start. Got to see a lot of the city on this tour, would highly recommend.
Loved this tour, great tour guide Alcatraz was amazing, golden gate bridge etc
A good trip with informative guides, we saw much more of San Francisco on this trip and had only anticipated a trip to alcatraz.
Alcatraz speaks for its self and was great as expected. However I can't recommend this tour highly enough based on the additional guide of sf as previously mentioned.
Awesome! Madame Tussauds is always fun. The Dungeon was very well done...I would highly recommend it for a fun theatrical experience. We got our Alcatraz tickets with no hassle, very smooth! Thank you for a great package!
we took this tour only because we wanted the Alcatraz visit included but the bus was a really nice way to make a tour of the city and getting to know more about it. really a good choice!
Don't have breakfast, so much food to try - and too delicious to say no. Thanks Molly
Alcatraz was even better than expected, and the self guided tour was really well done, interesting and easy to follow
Awesome views back to San Francisco
This was our first trip to California and really enjoyed this tour. Joe was our city bus tour and was great!!! Learned alot about San Francisco. We only circled Alcatraz in the boat which we already knew. Still was very interesting. I would recommend this tour.
Doing what: Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour
This VIP tour was awesome!! Our guide Arturo was very knowledgeable about the city and its rich history. The tour does take approx 8 hours but we got to see things we did not get to with the HOHO tours. Getting to Alcatraz early is essential because the crowds we saw when we were leaving was by the boat loads!! We loved the inclusive veg lunch at Fisherman's Wharf. We highly recommend this tour.
Great Bay Voyager trip, Charles was friendly, knowledgeable and an excellent captain. Having seen SF from the land, it was a great way to see it from the sea. My 88yo mother enjoyed it too! Thoroughly recommended. The combo with Alcatraz was perfectly timed, leisure walk there and without having too Mapuche time wasted in waiting or needing to come back.
Very well organised our trolley guide was great. Only problem the flies travelling over to Alcatraz and on the island.
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