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Tour was great. Tour guides were awesome. We were a little early on time so our guides took us to see some extra highlights in the city.
Excellent trip, well worth doing. Jaime was our driver and she was great, her enthusiasm was infectious. Wish we could have had longer on Alcatraz, as the audio tour was very informative and thought provoking. Great lunch from Boudins Bakery, followed by a drive over the Golden Gate Bridge then through Presidio, stop off at the Palace of Fine Arts, even managed a quick drive past Mrs Doubtfire's house.
Arturo was our driver, and he was great! Very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. He offered to take our photos for us a few times. Alcatraz was amazing, highly recommend going. After that, Arturo picked us up and we went to Fishermans Warf and ate lunch, which was provided by Boudin, the local bread company that makes sourdough bread fresh daily, really good btw. Then Arturo drove us across the Golden Gate Bridge, we took pictures, then drove back across and took more photos. Really great experience overall, would highly recommend!
This was one of the best trips that we made during our visit. Very informative. Everything was on time and it made for a very pleasant day.
A terrific excursion! Very interesting and thought provocative, Very well organized with the audio headphone directing you through out the various buildings. A gift shop offers a nice selection of 'all things Alcatraz'. You won't be disappointed choosing this tour, and needless to say, a short boat ride is nice too.
The tour driver, Arturo, was brilliant. He was extremely informative, while being very kind and friendly. He did his best to ensure we all enjoyed the trip. This trip is a very interesting way to see San Francisco and lots of people tried to join us!
Great trip had a great day out .Alcatraz was amazing , tour guide was excellent very informative . Would highly recommend
This is a great deal. The tour guides are knowledgeable and have great conversations with all of the guests. You get to see all of the great sights of San Francisco and learn about its history.
Overall trip was great. Driver was fun, courteous, and easy going. Only snafu was a mix up on lunch orders. There were two trolleys that departed at 7:30 a.m. and somehow Boudin's only made one lunch order. Our trolley ended up sitting for almost 45 minutes waiting for lunch. I think we still saw everything we were supposed to but....... it could have been smoother. Not sure where the disconnect happened. Tour of San Francisco was great - saw areas the Hop On Hop Off buses did not go. Early entry to Alcatraz was priceless!!
Great tour of the city included in the trip to Alcatraz, unfortunately unable to cross the Golden Gate Bridge due to heavy traffic so our guide took us to the base of the Bridge which enabled us to take photos of it.
What a great venue to see San Francisco! Our tour guide, Arturo was amazing! Very informative and entertaining while escorting us to the various areas of this beautiful city. Alcatraz was interesting and particularly enjoyed the self-audio tour ... quietest one we've ever been on with everyone listening to their individual tour! When we returned Arturo had our pre-ordered box lunches ready ... Best sandwich ever from Boudins! There was ample time for photo opportunities. Would highly recommend this tour!
Arturo was a fantastic guide, the trip to Alcatraz was great, the breakfast and lunch was sufficient.
Fantastic tour, our guide Jamie was excellent and couldn't have asked for a more entertaining individual to show us a good time on the cable car tour.
Alcatraz was all and more than I could of imagined and truly felt the history of the island.
Great tour, our driver Chris was funny, informative and had a lot of banter. Alcatraz was a highlight for me and worth the early start. Got to see a lot of the city on this tour, would highly recommend.
Loved this tour, great tour guide Alcatraz was amazing, golden gate bridge etc
A good trip with informative guides, we saw much more of San Francisco on this trip and had only anticipated a trip to alcatraz.
Alcatraz speaks for its self and was great as expected. However I can't recommend this tour highly enough based on the additional guide of sf as previously mentioned.
A fabulous tour and tour guide, her knowledge and personality for the job was outstanding.
This VIP tour was awesome!! Our guide Arturo was very knowledgeable about the city and its rich history. The tour does take approx 8 hours but we got to see things we did not get to with the HOHO tours. Getting to Alcatraz early is essential because the crowds we saw when we were leaving was by the boat loads!! We loved the inclusive veg lunch at Fisherman's Wharf. We highly recommend this tour.
Very well organised our trolley guide was great. Only problem the flies travelling over to Alcatraz and on the island.
This was a fantastic tour. Arturo, our guide was so informative and goes out of his way to accommodate everyone. He made this day so enjoyable as he is so passionate about San Francisco and he really enjoys his role in making sure we see the best of everything!
Excellent. Anna our guide was superb! Very knowledgeable and entertaining! Would highly recommend!
Quite eerie but also extremely amazing to see. This tour was great really worth the extra money. Lunch at Baudin's was huge and so nice and fresh. Our tour guide was born and bred in San Fransisco so very knowledgeable.