- Alcatraz admission and next-day San Francisco Segway tour combo
- Take the ferry to Alcatraz for an in-depth audio tour of the prison grounds
- Roll through the streets of San Francisco on a Segway tour limited to eight people for a more intimate experience
- View the Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid and Ghirardelli Square on a morning or afternoon Segway tour
- See Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building if you select the sunset Segway tour
- Alcatraz and Segway tours are on different days, so there’s no need to rush!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Riding a Segway lets you cover plenty of ground but at a more leisurely pace than a bus tour. The included admission to Alcatraz makes this combo a quick and entertaining way to see the very best of San Francisco.
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What You Can Expect
On your first day, board a ferry at Pier 33 for the 10-minute ride across placid San Francisco Bay toward Alcatraz Island. Tickets to the infamous former prison often sell out far in advance, but you are guaranteed access to this legendary San Francisco landmark.
When you arrive, watch an informative movie about Alcatraz, which once housed some of the nation’s most heinous criminals, including Al Capone and James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. A number of inmates tried to escape the massively fortified island, but no one is known to have succeeded. Take an audio tour of the cellblocks and historic buildings that are a gloomy contrast to the spellbinding views of San Francisco’s skyline in the distance.
Your Segway tour isn’t until the next day, so there’s no need to hurry. Explore the compound at your own pace and head back to the mainland when you wish; ferries depart roughly every half hour.
City Segway Tour
The day after your expedition to Alcatraz, meet at Pier 45 for your 3-hour morning, afternoon or sunset Segway tour -- an intimate, leisurely way to see more of San Francisco than you would on a walking tour or bus tour. Receive a safety orientation to get comfortable on your Segway, and then set off to explore the city with your small group and knowledgeable guide.
Listen to your guide talk about the city’s rich history as you glide past its most distinctive landmarks, stopping for incredible photo opportunities.
On the morning or afternoon Segway tour, cruise past bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and take in vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge’s regal red towers and Alcatraz’s imposing outline. See the shops and restaurants of Ghirardelli Square and historic marine vessels at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park. Admire a famous San Francisco cable car, and end your adventure with a close-up view of the towering Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District before returning to Pier 45.
The sunset Segway tour also includes amazing views of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Transamerica Building before traveling along the waterfront Embarcadero with its numerous piers. Finish your tour with views of San Francisco’s best-known towers – the Ferry Building and sleek Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill – before heading back to Pier 45.
The Alcatraz and City Segway Tour was the highlight of our trip to SF!! What a great time it was to ride those Segways around town!! Not only was it fun but super educational!! Our guide Lindley was awesome! She was so knowledgeable about the history of SF. My husband and I went with our three teens. Each and every one of us had a terrific time!!! The kids loved it! Believe me, it is tough to please a teen. We all highly recommend The City Segway Tour and of course Alcatraz!! Alcatraz is just an all round amazing and educational experience that can't be missed!
We visited Alcatraz last Sunday and it was very interesting. We spent 31/2 hours wondering around, the free audio tour was useful, giving us a good understanding of the history and events which took place on 'the rock'.
We took the sunset Segway tour on Monday evening. I was initially very concerned about my ability to control the Segway, but after only a couple of minutes with Adam (our guide) I very soon gained in confidence and skill. We went around the 'Downtown' area finishing at Coit Tower, which offered spectacular views of the area and the Bay Bridge. An exciting, new method of sightseeing.
We would throughly recommend both visiting Alcatraz and completing a City Segway Tour.