Tips for Visiting Alcatraz Reviews
We've found 953 Tips for Visiting Alcatraz reviews from Viator.com travelers and members: what they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved. It's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour
Great audio tour of the Alcatraz cell block, a really great tour overall.
SF bus tour met all or our expectations and tour bus commentary was fantastic.
Highly recommend this tour package.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: Jail and Sail: Half-Day Tour of San Francisco Bay
We spent the entire day down on the waterfront and visited Alcatraz as well. We had a few drinks for happy hour and then boarded the boat. The crew was very friendly and answered everyones questions prior to boarding. The boat takes you around Alcatraz, and the resident musician also gives you history of the Island as well as some pertinent facts about other landmarks as well. The food was very good and you can eat your fill as well. The trip was capped off by an amazing sunset as we went under the Golden gate bridge. I was rather chilly on the boat, but, I am acclimated to Hawaii, so, I don't see that as a negative. We had a wonderful time, great crew, nice entertainment, we would certainly recommend as well as take this trip again.
Excellent as an overall view of the area. It would have been nice to spend more time at couple of stops but I understand the time limitations when you are on a tour of this type
We couldn't be happier with our tour! Our bus driver/tour guide was so friendly! His knowledge of San Francisco was very interesting! Every this was on time and easy to understand where pick up was going to be! We would highly recommend using Viator! We plan to again someday!
Brilliant! A definate must see and do,
Very courteous and informative tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour in air conditioned very comfortable bus. Will definitely book more tours through Viator.
Tour guide was wonderful. Great day was had by all
It was a great tour. I totally enjoyed it.
This was a fantastic trip our family completed in February 2013. The Tour Company delivered everything we were promised and more. The 3 x tourist Sites we visited were extraordinary - particularly the Giant Redwoods - even our teenagers were in awe there...(and you know how hard they are to impress!!) The Tour Driver (whose name just escapes me) was a real slice of San Franciso charm - cheerful, funny. obliging and he knew everything......even about Australia !!!
The tour company even dropped us back to our Hotel - not sure this was included - but they did it for the Tour!! We would highly recommend this partiicular tour and definitely go through Viator next time we travel.
Excellent value for the money. Tour bus drivers were very informative and prompt. Muir woods was everything I had expected. Alcatraz, was fascinating and worth another trip for the future. T. Diodati
We only had a three days in San Francisco and this tour was definitely the best way for us to see just about everything the city has to offer. Many highlights but a couple of my favourites were Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
This was a great tour. very timely - didn't have to wait to move from one place to the other. Muir Woods was a wonderful surprise - I would go again just for the peace and quiet and inspirational value. Alcatraz was very interesting - a great piece of history - wish we could have had more time there. Maybe a trip in the morning would have been better for me. Sausalito was interesting -
GREAT! Way to spend the day. Alcatraz was very informative with the audio tour. Was REALLY surprised that there were so many beautiful flowers in bloom. Sunset was amazing. Don't make reservations for dinner since there is an amazing buffet on boat with entertainment.
good overview of the city and surreal Alcatraz experience
Reply by Viator, March 2013
Doing what: San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour
The Alcatraz tour was just fantastic and an interesting piece of history for the San Francisco area. Highly recommended and very worthwhile. The Hop-on Hop-off bus was also very informative and very worthwhile. Gives you a chance to get an overall feel for the area and plan your sightseeing over a few days. The staff were friendly and know their stuff. This was thumbs up all the way!
Find Recommendations by Type
- Good Place to Drink
- Good Place to Relax
- Good Views / Viewpoint
- Must-Do Experience
- Nature & Wildlife
- Off-the-Beaten Path
- People Watching
- Picnic Spot
- Pop Culture
- Sunrise / Sunset
- Tip - Dos & Don'ts
- Tip - General Travel
- Tip - Weather
- Tip - When to Go
- Viator Top Pick
- Water Sports
- Cultural Experience
- Film & Cinema
- Good for Kids
- Good Place to Eat
- Good Place to Shop
- Holiday Activity
- Live Music
- Monument - Historical
- National Park
- Park / Garden
- Pier / Waterfront / Port
- Popular with Locals
- Ruin - Modern
- Street / Avenue
- Tip - Family Travel
- Tip - Transport
- Tip - What to See & Do
- Town / City