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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:1-hour food tourFlexible time on Alcatraz

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

The historic Ferry Building and Alcatraz are two of San Francisco's most prolific attractions. On this not-to-be missed combo tour, you get to see them both in one day. First, enjoy an hour in the Ferry Building to nibble on some of the city’s finest fare during a guided tour. In the afternoon, walk over to Pier 33 to pick up your tickets and board your ferry to Alcatraz. The Cellhouse audio tour will captivate you with live recordings from the former prisoners.


  • San Francisco food tour and Alcatraz combo
  • Dive into San Francisco food culture on a 1-hour food tour of the Ferry Building and Farmers' Market
  • Sample foods from popular local purveyors such as Cowgirl Creamery
  • Enjoy savory delights such as fennel salame and chili
  • Indulge in handmade chocolates and macarons
  • Spend your afternoon exploring Alcatraz, San Francisco's premier attraction
  • Learn about infamous island with the award-winning 'Cellhouse Audio Tour'

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

Explore Alcatraz, one of San Francisco's most captivating attractions

Meet your personal epicurean concierge (aka guide) in front of the historic Ferry Building Marketplace. It's a San Francisco landmark with its iconic 245-foot (75-m) clock tower. Built in the late 1800s, the ferry terminal was renovated in 2003, transforming the concourse into the foodie haven that it is today. Local food purveyors and artisans peddle their wares inside and outside the building — one-stop shopping for anyone looking to experience a taste of San Francisco.

Learn more about the San Francisco Bay Area's tastemakers as you nibble on Cowgirl Creamery's award-winning cheese, Boccalone's house-cured fennel salame and freshly made mortadella, Acme Bread's fresh loaves, and Miette Patisserie's delicate French macarons. Want more? Indulge in a cup of chili from the American Eatery and satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade chocolates from Recchiuti. If you’re visiting during one of the weekly farmers’ markets, don’t be surprised if your guide points out some of the city’s revered chefs shopping for fresh produce to include on their menus.

After you satiate your appetite, you'll receive directions to Pier 33 to pick up your Alcatraz tickets for the next portion of your tour. Take a stroll along the Embarcadero to Pier 33 where you'll hop on the ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz. Explore the island at your leisure with the award-winning Cellhouse audio walking tour to discover hidden secrets and fascinating stories of the world’s most notorious prison. Ferries depart the island frequently to provide maximum flexibility for your time on Alcatraz.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thought it was going to be pretty hokey and boring- used it as a way to get to to Alcatraz.
Turned out to be very fun and entertaining-nice tour guide and great food!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Don't have breakfast, so much food to try - and too delicious to say no. Thanks Molly
Alcatraz was even better than expected, and the self guided tour was really well done, interesting and easy to follow
Awesome views back to San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The food tour was so different we took the early morning one so we were able to eat breakfast with all the food sampling. I lioved the information about the cities farms and the food service in San Francisco. I would reccomend this tour to anyone new to San Francisco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very knowledgable guide, loads of free food. A great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour of the Ferry Building, a real insiders view on the best food offerings!
A bit expensive as a way to combine Alcatraz, but the island is so well done by the National Parks Service audio tour is excellent! that it's worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved this way more than I expected to-really enjoyed learned more about local foods and markets. This was one of my highlight days of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The food tour was very informative and delicious. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Alcatraz tour was very interesting. The self guided tour was extremely interesting. Lots of facts I had no idea about in regards to the history of Alcatraz. Definitely worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

LOVED IT!! We are food people. I didn't realize the Ferry Building had so much great food. Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgable about San Fran Food history. We learned so much. Way more than I expected. I 10 year old loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The Ferry Building food tour was actually a lot more fun than we expected! We got to taste a variety of foods and our guide was very informative. My only advice is to let your guide know about any food allergies right at the beginning. After the tour, our guide told us where to go to pick up our Alcatraz tickets. It was a bit of a walk, but it was nice and we had plenty of time. The Alcatraz will call booth was very simple and our tickets were ready to go right away. We waited in line for the ferry and went straight over to the island, which was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent experience, the Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz were both incredible. I would highly recommend.

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