- 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. Tickets to the legendary landmark often sell out far in advance!
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Palace of artPhoto by: Chris H
- On our segway.Photo by: ELAINE PRESBY E
- segway à San FranciscoPhoto by: ASTRID I
- Loving the Segway in San ...Photo by: Michelle J
- San FranPhoto by: luke k
- Driving down by Fisherman's ...Photo by: Elaine H
- Exploring the working areas ...Photo by: Leo v
What You Can Expect
On arrival, take a spellbinding audio tour of the cellblock, and listen to narration of a storied past enhanced by sound effects and commentary by former inmates and prison guards. Learn how the infamous prison once housed some of the nation’s most heinous criminals, including Al Capone and James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. Hear about escape attempts made by a number of inmates, and learn if anyone succeeded in leaving the fortified island.
Explore the compound at your own pace and return to the city whenever you wish; ferries depart roughly every half hour. You’ll enjoy your city Segway tour of San Francisco the following day, so there’s no rush.
City Segway Tour of San FranciscoThe day after your exploration of Alcatraz, venture onto the streets of San Francisco for a small-group tour of city highlights. At your scheduled departure time, meet your guide near Pier 45 at Fisherman’s Wharf. After a 30-minute orientation session, set off on your personal transporter. Each route offers plenty of photo stops along with informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history before returning to the pier.
Morning or Afternoon Segway Tour (3 Hours)Take in vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz from Fisherman’s Wharf. Glide past Ghirardelli Square, world-famous for its chocolate, and see the historic marine vessels at Aquatic Park’s Hyde Street Pier. Your guide points out an authentic San Francisco cable car and the towering Transamerica Pyramid, a distinctive landmark in the Financial District.
Sunset Segway Tour (2 Hours)See the sun set on San Francisco Bay and the red spires of the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll motor through Fisherman’s Wharf and the Financial District before continuing along the Embarcadero, a waterfront promenade. See the Ferry Building and Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill!
Chris was our guide and he was great. He was very knowledgable and friendly. The best part was we had some extra time and he let us go down Lombard St.
We really enjoyed the Alcatraz tour. Had a great time on the Segway Tour also.
What a great tour! Really enjoyed Alcatraz and learning about the history of the island. The city Segway Tour was a blast! After a brief lesson on handling the Segway it was amazing how quickly we could navigate around. What a fun way to see some of the city highlights....would definitely do this again.
Very exciting and interesting tour. Peter our guide was fantastic! We enjoyed this tour very much. In the future I'm sure we will do it again. I can recommend this tour to anyone who is a bit adventurous and want to see and experience San Francisco in a different way.
Our tour guide Hugh was great - he was very knowledgable about the area and made it a very fun experience.
had a brilliant day on the Segway tour host was 1st class would highly recommend to anyone as not as difficult as you might think
We booked the trip for the Alcatraz tickets. The description said the tickets would be for between 10am and 3pm, but our ferry time was actually 3:50pm. Not ideal as we didnt really have time to explore the island following the cellhouse tour as the last ferry back was at 5:55. Still very enjoyable though. I actually spoke to the company right after booking my tickets to confirm and to find out the time of our ferry. I recommend doing this as it saves having any hassle when on you holiday.
The Segway tour was a very pleasant surprise. We were quite lucky on our sunset tour as no one else was booked onto it, so the guide - Aaron, customised the tour to show us what we had not already seen on our 2 previous days in San Francisco. The other guide in the store was very helpful too sorry, I did not get his name. He helped us swap the time of our tour to be an hour earlier and even helped us with very good directions for getting the bus back to our hotel afterwards.
This was one of the highlights of our trip! So much fun! Greg our tour guide was awesome! Would definitely go on a Segway Tour again.
Absolutely loved the Segway tour. We were nervous at first but once we got on it was a breeze. Michael Z was our guide and he was fabulous. I didn't want it to end!!!!
One of the best parts of my San Fran trip!!!
Outstanding arrangements by the Viatour folks and we had a terrific time. The Segway tour was a blast and the Alcatraz tour was far better than we ever expected. I would not hesitate to use Viatour again and highly recommend the combined tours.