4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  2-hour bus tourFlexible time on Alcatraz

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

We purchased this tour because that was the only way to get tkts to alcatraz. Our tour guide Gaya was full of energy and so much fun. You need to be open minded if you decide to go on this tour, if you go along with the whole thing you will enjoy if not you will not! We enjoyed it!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was tremendous fun, and quite exceptional, and combined with Alcatraz it was a tour that I would recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Really great tour! Enjoyed learning about the history. Great tour guide, very funny and entertaining!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

To be honest, I only booked this tour because I wanted Alcatraz tickets and this was the only way I could procure them. That being said, I had a great time on the Magic Bus. My husband, my three kids (21, 19, and 14) and my daughter's 18 year old boyfriend loved it as well. As a matter of fact they said it was one of their favorite things that we did in San Francisco. It was fun and whimsical, without being too hokey. I would recommend this tour, particularly for those traveling with older teens and college-age kids.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

HOST WAS GREAT AND VERY INFORMATIVE.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

I took this trip with my daughter, her husband, and their two daughters, aged 7 and 13. The girls loved it! The funky, interactive experience really brought home the vibe of SF during the Summer of Love and the tour hostess, Gaia ( her "flower child" name) made everyone feel like part of her "tribe." I would highly recommend this tour for kids of all ages. Be aware, when talking about SF during that itme the topics of drugs will come up. Nothing inappropriate whatsoever is shown on the video screens and Gaia does a wonderful job of censoring the subject matter. This is a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Brilliant tour and the amazing "Gaia" was a fabulous tour guide. Bit of a mix-up with the Alcatraz tickets - our voucher said we should collect them on the bus, when in fact we missed the man outside the bus who wasn't obvious but who was handing them out, but they handled it very well and he met up with us quayside later on to give them to us. We laughed our way round the tour which was also very interesting with details that you don't get on the normal bus tours. All in all great value for money and a brilliant way to obtain Alcatraz tickets. Would totally recommend it - it was one of the highlights of our stay in San Francisco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

One word, AMAZING!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Magic Bus was great. Our guide Gia was a pleasure. A lot of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

It was fun and lively. Loved Alcatraz..............:-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The Magic Bus is fun and silly....just what we expected. The Alcatraz audio tour is a must!

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