Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Rock 'n' Roll Combo: Alcatraz and Magic Bus San Francisco Tour. 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.
The tours were great! We wanted just Alcatraz, but they were sold out for 2 weeks, so we got this combo tour and enjoyed the Magic Bus just as much. The guide was lively and energetic and funny and the whole multimedia experience was a different and neat way to do a tour. The Magic Bus is a head turner. People on the street notice it and take pictures of it. You are transported back in time as the shades are drawn - the windows would open and there you were - right in the Haight while completely oblivious to the traffic outside. Don't know what I mean? Then take the tour! Alcatraz was Alcatraz. It's the biggest tourist draw in San Francisco. The audio tour is such a bonus - it's like your own private tour. You don't have to clamor around one dude or dudette who is trying to talk over other guides or other talkers in the group. We went in early July and it was FREEZING out on the cruise. Dress for cold and windy. Finally, I would like to add that that the Viatour staff had great customer service. They were a lot of help and friendly.
This tour was awesome!!! It is not going to be for everyone but we had a blast. I initially bought the tickets to get the Alcatraz tickets as they were unavailable elsewhere but I am so glad I did. The tour is not your average tour and the tour guide made it very entertaining! There was one bad attitude on the bus but she handled it very professionally and made sure it did not affect our tour. :) Thanks again!!
Magic bus tour was the perfect start to our trip in San Francisco - the guide was full of energy and the bus' video and audio put the city in context in a light hearted way. Much better than any other 'serious' bus tour
The Magic Bus is fun and silly....just what we expected. The Alcatraz audio tour is a must!
Tour guide could not have been a child of the 60's, however, she did a great job making you believe she was.
Viator came through with tickets when everybody else was already sold out. Well done!
Magic Bus was a great experience! Out tour guide made the journey a lot of fun. The second part of the tour Alcatraz was a great experience. People told me you can see Alcatraz from the shore but we were glad we opted to take the tour. It was very informative and we learned a lot that we did not realize happened on the island. Highly recommend this experience.
We had a blast on the bus and our trip to Alcatraz was excellent. The Rock and Roll combo was the only site I could a booking for Alcatraz, and am I glad. our tour guide on the bus was amzing and we had so much fun. I am going recommend this all. THANK YOU
The trip was brilliant, the first thing that struck us was the nice colourful bus! The guide was very welcoming and there were about 8 people on the trip. This was much nicer than standard bus trips in that you were entertained from start to finish, a jam packed 2 hours. The guide (an actress dressed in 60s gear) really knew a lot of information about the San Francisco of the 1960s and the route was most interesting. At intervals video screens came down on the windows of the bus and you saw and heard iconic footage of yesteryear! The guide was entertaining and easy going, you even get a souvenir programme with 3D glasses to take home. Even the programme is cleverly designed in that the text can be viewed in 3D with the glasses, you also get a nice large 1960s style button, tin badge. Omitted to say that you get the chance to name yourself with a quirky 1960s name if you want to, a basket goes around with craft materials in to make your new name badge. I chose Elba, after having discovered a new ancestor in Saltlake City a few days earlier! The trip is an excellent experience and I think that anyone who values history would really appreciate this. If you go to San Francisco remember to wear some flowers in your hair and go on this great trip! Howling!
Alcatraz was better than I expected....the included audio tour made it much more interesting than most historical site visits. The magic bus tour was amazing.....we laughed and sang around San Francisco with our hippy chick tour guide.....the show was entertaining and informative...Best bus tour ever!...just do it!
1st trip to SF, so Alcatraz was a must. and it was awesome. the Magic Bus tour was definitely in interesting take on a city/ history tour as well. However, I would have preferred to actually "see" more of the city landmarks/ spots vs. so much of the tour being given with the shades over the windows with film footage.
overall a very good experience, but still some room for improvement.