Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the San Francisco in One Day: Alcatraz, City Tour, Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Our trip was absolutely amazing. It was fantastic value for money. Trip to Alcatraz was wonderful and incorporated the best audio tour I have ever had. It was made even more special as we met one of the last surviving ex inmates, bought his book and had photos taken with him. Our city tour, well what can I say, we certainly saw San Francisco. Special thanks must go to Don our tour guide who made it so memorable. He knew the history of every suburb , had an amazing knowledge of the city, a great sense of humour and just made it utterly enjoyable. I cannot recommend the trip highly enough and would definitely love to return to your wonderful city.
A good service throughout, tour guide was fantastic, good knowledge of the city and its history, The bay cruise was good but was unfortunate not to be able to land on Alcatraz due to the government shut down. But all the rest of the tour was superb.
It was a memorable experience and well worth the cost, Alcatraz was amazing and we were so lucky to enjoy it on such a beautiful day without any fog. We stayed @ Sir Francis Drake which was very nice but pricey for the size of the room. staff were right there to help, Parking there was expensive @ the hotel with the tips , again it was a great city and we enjoyed it very much.
It was wonderful from start to finish....well, everything but the weather that is:) That's San Francisco for you!
This tour was great fun and we learnt so much about San Francisco, I would suggest doing it early in your stay in San Fran so you can understand the city and places more. We had Patrick as our tour guide, he was really informative being a San Fran native, quite funny and fun in general and showed us many large, medium and small details about San Fran. Highly recommended and ask for Pat!
Very professional and informative driver. Comfortable bus, great sights, arrival and departure on time. Would recommend this driver and tour to all.
WOW!! What a great day!! Our tour guide was Safiya. She was AWESOME and we had a terrific day. Transportation was on time and comfortable. We enjoyed her knowledge of SF and she made it such a fun day. The only down side to this tour was the short time (45 min - 1 hour) we were permitted to spend in Sausalito. We informed our tour guide that more time should be allowed. Luckily, we had visited Sausalito the day before on our own and spent hours enjoying lunch, shopping and cocktails at The Trident over looking the water with a beautiful view of SF bay, Angel Island and Alcatraz.. The next day, we were walking around SF, saw Extranomical Tours, walked in and told them about the short time in Sausalito. They liked the feedback we gave them. Hopefully they will make changes for more time in Sausalito in the future.
This was the best day trip I had ever experienced. My family and I had so much fun. I have been recommending your website to all my friends the next time they are in San Francisco. The next time I take a trip I will defiantly book a trip through Viator.
not as expected. no hotel pickup ,luckily we were near wharf point anyway. Alcatraz part was enjoyable and straight forward. some confusion over pickup point and time for second part of trip.. this needs attention but otherwise second trip ( part of whole booking but some time later) was excellent though sadly went into decline when it got dark so ferry ride back not worth doing.
more time needed in last destination.. would benefit greatly if second part adjoined first part.
The guide was professional, informative and had a sense of humour. Highly recommend
The bus tour took us to some areas that were out of the way such as Treasure island and the Pacific Shore at Land's End. The driver was very friendly and made the drive really enjoyable. He had just started doing the job and had problems answering some of the questions but I'm sure with time he will improve. That said he was an SF local and his anecdotes were very interesting. The trip over the bridge to Sausalito was good and the little town is very pretty with lots of options for lunch. The ferry trip back to SF was great, cruising right past Alcatraz. The star of the day was undoubtedly to trip to Alcatraz which is very atmospheric and interesting too.
Overall i liked the informality of the day and the fact that the bus part went where you wanted to go as well as taking in most major sights. I also liked the fact that in the afternoon you were left to sort out the travel and pace yourself. I can highly recommend this tour.
Overall the tour was a great way to see the city, included some highlights, the bridge, a boat ride and of course Alcatraz. Perfect way to get a nice taste of the city. While nothing to do with the tour itself, our driver was a terrible driver and rushed so it was hard to not let it ruin the driving part of the day.