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Steven C

Steven C

United Kingdom

May182010

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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

San Francisco, California

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Excellent trip, great way to become oriented with the cities districts. We were collected by coach from the hotel at the pre-arranged time and taken to sign in at the tour companies office. From there we were assigned a coach and set off on the tour part of the trip - this lasted about 2 hours. The driver commentary was superb - very interesting and informative. We stopped off at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks for 20 minutes to take pictures. We toured most districts and learned a lot about the history of each, buildings, film sets, earth quakes etc. We were then dropped at the pier to board the ferry to Alcatraz 15 minutes on the ferry. On Alcatraz we had an audio tour - fascinating. We were told a coach would be waiting for us at 5pm but that we could get any ferry back - they left every half hour. If we chose to have more time on Alcatraz we would have to make our own way back to the hotel. Not a problem for us as there were trams axis, but we opted to get back for the coach as we had ample time on the island. If you do this trip, do it at the begining of your stay. It will inform you of places you may wish to visit. Also, book before you go - the ferries are very busy and you will struggle to get on Alcatraz if you just turn up at the pier. This trip was great fun and very well priced we had not expected such a comprehensive tour of the city. As often is the case on these trips, a good commentary from the driver is key - and we had a particularly good driver. Highly recommend.

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