4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
When your cruise ship docks in San Francisco, combine a city tour and a guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate San Francisco experience! Enjoy the picturesque beauty and iconic attractions of the world-famous city by the Bay, and take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an intriguing walking tour with audio commentary!

Highlights

  • See San Francisco's top attractions on a city tour, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf and the Painted Ladies Victorian homes
  • Audio-guided walking tour of the historic Alcatraz prison
  • Scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Shore Excursion: Alcatraz and City Tour

See San Francisco's iconic sights

Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

This San Francisco shore excursion begins at just a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship port. After being picked up from your driver/guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, ride along the famous waterfront for views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see San Francisco’s top attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge, as you learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Weather permitting, you may also visit the massive Golden Gate Park, a lush green haven in the midst of urban city life, or climb up to Twin Peaks for stunning views of the sprawling city below.

Other attractions you will see on this San Francisco city tour include:
  • Chinatown
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park
  • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
Your tour also includes a scenic ferry ride to the historic Alcatraz Island! Continue your shore excursion with an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block." This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (‘Scarface’) and Machine Gun Kelly. Learn about one man’s famous escape from Alcatraz, hear stories about the prison's notorious inmates and much more!

Please note:
This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in San Francisco. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Itinerary

Your tour schedule depends on the availability for Alcatraz. You will be advised of the tour schedule either when you call to re-confirm your tour 24 hours prior, or upon arrival for the tour on your selected date of travel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good tour. Our guide was very knowledgable about the San Francisco area. We enjoyed seeing Alcatraz especially the audio tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was an excellent introduction to the wonderful city that is San Francisco and allowed us to decide on the experiences we wished to follow up on given we only had 4 days in the city. The guide was particularly helpful in answering any questions we had. The visit to Alcatraz was the highlight. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour which represents excellent value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Alcatraz is really worth to visit. The Self guided Tour tells a Lot about the History of the Island. The view from the Island towards the City is Some of the most spezial ones I ever saw. To See the City from there was really Nice.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

San Francisco location was somewhat rundown and had no restroom. Staff seemed unorganized and two people were giving customers different information. The actual tour on the bus was fabulous. The driver was friendly, comical and knowledgable. We saw many of the sights of the city. The Alcatraz Tour in the afternoon was outstanding. It was great that it was self guided and you could move at your own pace. Originally I thought we would be there under two hours but it was so interesting we actually stayed over three hours. I appreciated the trolley to the top also due to illnesses. I would recommend this tour to others as well as booking through Viator.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Excellent trip taking in most of sites of San Francisco including Golden gate Bridge culminating in a boat trip to Alcatraz. Full day but at a relaxing pace and break at Lands End. Very worthwhile if you only have a short time in SF which for us was the case as on a cruise. Much cheaper option than taking the cruise offering.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Alcatraz was a great experience. The city tour was enjoyable but the connection between the two was a bit tricky. We did Alcatraz first and were then to be picked up outside to do the tour. This was not very smooth with people waiting in different places because of the traffic. Wonder if it would be easier for all if you started with the tour then dropped people off to go to Alcatraz when it suited them and to stay as long as they wanted.

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