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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  Alcatraz: variesDay Segway tour: 3 hoursSunset Segway tour: 2 hours
Explore Alcatraz and take a city Segway tour to see top San Francisco attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Transamerica Building on this fascinating and fun combo tour. Relax on your scenic ferry ride along San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island and learn the history of the notorious former prison during a comprehensive audio tour. The following day, venture onto the streets of San Francisco on a small-group morning, afternoon or sunset Segway tour for an intimate sightseeing experience.


  • 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

San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway Tour

Enjoy Two Days of Fun with This Segway and Alcatraz Combo

Alcatraz Island Tour
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 your guide 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the best days out we had whilst in America. The tour guides were very friendly and helpful and took us to some beautiful parts of San Fransisco that we wouldn't have thought to go to, like the Palace of Fine Arts which was stunning. This tour was a perfect mix of fun, culture and history . I would highly recommend anybody visiting San Fransisco to do this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We originally only booked this to get access to Alcatraz tickets but ended up thoroughly enjoying our Segway tour! Alcatraz was amazing, the audio tour was informative and we had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Alcatraz was great fun and informative. The Segway tour was off the scale in perfection! Would recommend the Segway tours to anyone and everyone. My whole family two adults and two boys 12 and 14 had an absolute blast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic....there was a reservation problem but the operations manager, Grant Loveless, resolved all the issues to our entire satisfaction! What a wonderful and professional organization. I recommend all Segway tours as this is the best way to visit any new city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Myself and my friend absolutely loved the Tour. What a unique and fun experience your tour provides. Whilst of course it can not cover as much of the city as conventional bus tours, the places visited were all very good, and we particularly welcomed the opportunity to segway down the infamous Lombard Street.

The welcome and instruction given by the Tour Leader was fantastic and he really engaged with our group throughout, offering to take photos on numerous occasions and offering advice on other things to do or see during our Stay in San Francisco.

I cannot recommend this Tour enough as very enjoyable and great value for money, doing something truly memorable, a once in a lifetime!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was amazing and so much fun!!!!

I wanted to go to Alcatraz but it was sold out! That's how I found this combination. I don't need to talk about Alcatraz because you already know it will be more than worth it.

I was very nervous about my Segway Tour but I had a blast. The team from City Segway Tours is very friendly, open, helpful and just so much fun. All the tour guides I have met try to make everybody feel comfortable and are concerned about your safety. So don't worry and just try it! You will definitely not regret it!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We LOVED every bit of both Alcatraz and Segway tour!! We had never done either one and we had such a great time! My husband has a service dog and everyone loved him. Mike was the BEST tour guide ever on our segway tour and gave us so much history on San Francisco. I can't wait to take the kids on another segway tour in another was a blast! Thanks Mike and thanks Viator for the great deal!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Alcatraz was fascinating beautiful Island of history. Unfortunately we missed out on the Segway tour but had passed the group doing it the previous day and it looked amazing! Definately worth doing if visiting San francisco!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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