- 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.
It was a lot of fun and the highlight of all the touring we did. Good instruction was provided and the group had no difficulties on the tour. We can't wait to ride a Segway again! Great way to see San Francisco!
Excellent tour although I did not realise it would be so cold after the sun went down (we elected to go on a sunset Segway tour). We were given a loan of a jacket and gloves which were appreciated greatly. Segway was easy to operate after our little lesson on it. Staff great. Office was a little hard to find on Jefferson for the Segway part of the tour but they said that they would be getting more signs to make it easier (It's up a laneway).