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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  Flexible
Explore Alcatraz and then whiz through San Francisco at your own pace aboard a GPS-guided GoCar on this combo tour. Hop on the ferry and take a fascinating audio tour of the prison cells of notorious Alcatraz Island. Then, see top San Francisco attractions such as Golden Gate Park, Lombard Street and the Presidio while driving your own private GPS-guided car, preloaded with more than 50 must-see attractions and landmarks.

Highlights

  • San Francisco and Alcatraz combo tour
  • Take an award-winning audio tour of the notorious Alcatraz prison
  • Drive a private GPS-guided car on a 2-hour tour through the city and sightsee at your own pace
  • Visit 50 top San Francisco attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street
  • Choose to enjoy your Alcatraz and GoCar tours on the same day or across two separate days
  • Round-trip ferry ride included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This combo package includes admission to immensely popular Alcatraz and a two-hour sightseeing session in a nifty little GoCar. This is a smart and quirky option for time-strapped visitors who want to both see San Francisco's top attraction and explore the city on a sightseeing trip of their own.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

Complete Your San Francisco Experience with a Trip to Alcatraz

Alcatraz Audio Walking Tour:
Make your own way to Fisherman's Wharf, then board your ferry and head out on San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Known as The Rock, this notorious former prison housed some of the world’s most famous thugs including Al Capone, George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelley and Robert ‘The Birdman’ Stroud.

When you arrive, you can take a free guided tour of the grounds. You'll then receive your audio headset for a fascinating 45-minute self-guided walking tour of the prison. Winding your way in and out of eerie prison cells and down spooky chambers, this award-winning audio tour provides an immersive experience of the prison, complete with sound effects and actual interviews of former guards and inmates.

There is no restriction on the amount of time you can spend on the island, so you can hop back on the ferry whenever you please to return to Fisherman's Wharf (departs every 30 minutes).

GPS-Guided GoCar Tour (2 Hours):
After your Alcatraz tour or on another day of your vacation, enjoy an exhilarating sightseeing tour of the city by GoCar. Head to Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square at your selected tour time and receive an orientation session to get you acquainted with the vehicle. When you're ready to ride, hop into your GPS-guided GoCar for an unforgettable 2-hour journey.

Drive around the city at your own pace and stop at attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, the Presidio, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, the Palace of Fine Arts and winding Lombard Street. More than 50 top San Francisco locations and landmarks are loaded in the GPS system, giving you the freedom to choose what you want to see, when you want to see it.

Your provided audio directions — available in several different languages — are clear and concise, so you’ll always know exactly where to go. If there's a site you'd like to visit that's not preloaded on the GPS system, simply use your provided map to navigate your own way there. You can even put a CD in the stereo and enjoy music along the way.

Price is per person, based on two passengers per GoCar.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Alcatraz was really interesting to see, I've been in California my whole life but this was my first time out there.At first the GoCars seemed a little silly but are really fun. Spend the extra $10 an hour for the 150cc, we had to push once and slow up hills.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lots of fun! GPS is easy to follow.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the experience tremendously. Weather was great, car was cool and the sights outstanding. We both recommend using your service and will use it again next time we are in San Francisco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic way to see the city and great fun too! Everyone seems to be looking at you with envy wishing they'd seen them and booked them. Motorists were very courteous which was re-assuring given the size difference between this and the other vehicles. As for Alcatraz, the audio tour is a must and quite an impressive place. must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved this trip! The go car was so much fun...would highly reccomend to anyone!

Kathryn Q
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was great. We spent the morning at Alcatraz and the afternoon being guided around San Francisco in the Go Car. Great fun driving down Lombard Street! This tour was an excellent way to explore the City.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We loved our tour! Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

An excellent way to see the city, and the tour to alcatraz was great too.

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