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Many great tour guides and personalities who make it fun and informative. You have some great employees!
I'm glad I got the 2-day tour! I loved the experience from start to end. I was a bit late to claim my Alcatraz ticket due to Bay to Breakers event that made the streets impassable. Thank goodness the tour operator actually held my ticket till I arrived. I quickly hopped on the bus and started my tour. As per the guide, most tourists would stay in the bus on the first day, so as to roam all the stops. Day two is mostly when people hop off to stay longer in selected spots. That's what I did. Although some of the stops were practically not interesting, it's still good to hear about the history of those places. The Alacatraz tour was spectacular especially with the audio tour that tells you the story of what happened there hundreds of years ago. Wish the bus could've stopped longer in the Golden Gate Park, as it was huge. Nevertheless, I enjoyed every bit of it. Tip: Put on sunscreen, since you'll be sitting on a double decker bus and would be under the sun. Bring a jacket as well, since it's cold.
trip was fabulous, but forgot how cold it can be, should have remembered. Next time wont insist on wearing shorts and t/shirt. Our guide on the open top bus was very friendly and full of information. Would recommend this tour
Loved this tour! Would highly recommend this tour to everyone!
The hop on hop off tour if really good value for money! Alcatraz is fantastic, and just jump on and off the bus when you like!
Tour guide willy was fantastic, if you manage to get him you are in for a treat the bloke is a comedian!!
A must to see. A great trip on the boat and the tour around Alcatraz was so interesting.
I wish I would have known I had to go to the tour company office to get a ticket for Alcatraz prior to be dropped off at Alcatraz and standing in line at the ticket office. It was a huge inconvenience and messed up my entire day.
Booked this experience on line months before our trip. The hop-on-hop-off service was very good especially as we were staying at fishermans wharf. The Alcatraz tour was everything we hoped it would be plus more.
Everything was very well organised and once we had picked up our Alcatraz tickets we were taken to the port to catch the boat. It was a misty day but that seemed to add to the atmosphere of the island! The audio guide when you get there is really interesting and you have the flexibility of getting the boat back from Alcatraz when you like. It was a great day and a worthwhile tour.
I was so pleased with the tour. My son and I went to San Francisco over the Christmas Break. We really wanted to visit Alcatraz but couldn't find tickets. We got the chance through this tour. It was AWESOME!
First time in helicopter surprised how gentle flight was and didnt appear to be going fast although it was 170mph
The tour guide on the bus was very informative as well as entertaining. The self guided tour at Alcatraz was a great way to tour at your own pace and very informative.
The drivers were great, buses on schedule and the Alcatraz tour very interesting. It was the best way to enjoy this city from end to end!
excellent driver wish the bus would go in both directions we only went on the first day because we did not want to go back at the same places or pay again it was expensive for just one day every thing we saw was great
Hop-on hop-off bus is a great way to see the main sights of San Francisco. The trip to Alcatraz was very interesting and informative. Well worth doing the visit.
Great start to stay, saw the finish of America Cup race as we departed. The island was clear and the ferry clean and comfortable. The self guided tour was very interesting and informative. It was well done.
Once again, we were unaware of the need to reconfirm this trip prior to arrival but luckily noticed before we left the UK. As we didn't have long in San Francisco we booked this excursion for our first two days and so visited Alcatraz on our first full day. It was a great experience and well organised with interesting speakers and a great audio tour. The hop on, hop off bus was also great, and much better than the one we booked in LA as we had an actual tour guide, rather than earphones, which really brought things to life.
The Hop-on Hop-off was well worth the money. Great hosts on the buses and the trip over the Golden Gate bridge was an added bonus.
The Alcatraz trip was great but beware, we were told to be at the office for 09:30. Got there at 09:00 and were given tickets for 14:40. So we did not have a great deal of time to explore as last boat back is 18:30. Bit of a con i think.