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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Viator VIP: Early Access to Alcatraz and Exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour. 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very knowledgeable and funny tour guide. He made the tour a lot more fun and took us places that were not even on the tour. Alcatraz is a must for anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

A MUST do tour, we had perfect weather and our tour guide The Cat in The Hat was great, you see and go to pretty much every place in San Fran that you'll want to see and more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

This was my wife's and my first time to San Francisco over the years we had heard many stories of Alcatrez. This is a must see when visiting San Francisco. The your was great and I recommend it for all.

mamcitamaples
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The sightseeing tour was very enjoyable! We loved our guide Jaimie. She knew all of the sights that tourist would be interested in visiting. Especially loved riding around in a cable car, even with the wet weather. And don't miss the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the fort.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Fascinating tour of Alcatraz, then wonderful tour of the city with Jeff, who was able to give us alternate picture spots of the GBB because of very heavy traffic. Jeff aka Billy Bob is very knowlegeable about the city history and answered all our questions with humor and grace. Thank you very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Awesome trip. When you land, bypass the man on the mic. and go straight for the audio tour. You'll get to enjoy the prison while it's not so crowded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It started off a little shaky with some misunderstanding on when to get picked up but once we were underway it was a lot of fun. My 18 yo daugther which doesn't usually care about history, found it very interesting with the audio tour of Alcatraz. Riding on the cable car with our very knowledgable guide Jamie, was so much fun and very informative. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting San Francisco, or even the locals who have never taken the time to explore their own city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Excellent tour. Alcatraz well worth a visit. Tour guide David was really good, informative, amusing and friendly. Went to the best viewing areas and the cable car was great fun. Lunch from Boudins was huge and good quality.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Great fun. Best experience in San Francisco. Loved Alcatraz and being there early before the crowds. Loved crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in a cable car.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I would highly recommend this trip! The pick up was really easy and the guide was very knowledgable and great fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very good trip.Our guide was very informed and took time.
only drawback not easy eating lunch while driving on trolly while on tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. The trolley was great fun. Alcatraz lived up to our expectations. The tour guide was great, helpful, friendly and knew everything about San Francisco, even the quirky stuff which we all enjoyed. He also offered throughout the day to take photos of all the couples and groups.
Lunch was really good. If your visiting San Francisco do yourself a favour and book this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Trip was fun and informative. We're glad we took the early tour. Alcatraz is an awesome place to visit and we really liked our guide. He was knowledgeable and provided excellent photo ops!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The tour was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going he made the tour very enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The Alcatraz trip was all we expected, however the San Francisco weather misty restricted the views that we had hoped for.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Alcatraz was the best we had 1 1/2 hrs to see this on a tour and not enough time had to rush to meet the ferry for the rest of the tour. See it on your own. With no time limit. It was awesome. Cable car alright.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Highly recommend to take this tour! Awesome experience of seeing San Francisco by a cable car!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had an amazing time. Very well organized. Great tour guide and saw a wide range of fantastic sights. Highly recommend this tour and company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Darren H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A great trip, definitely worth visiting Alcatraz early as it gets very busy and you miss the important photo opportunities when more visitors arrive. Great fun in the cable car with Jeff, who was knowledgable and fun, definitely worthwhile, lunch provided was good quality and tasty, top marks

Eggsabyte
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A must do for San Fran! Jamie the tour guide is fantastic. I did the Big Red Bus/Alcatraz tour 4 years ago and this beat it by a long shot. Jamie took us places I've never seen before and this program served Boudin's lunch. We'd do it again in a heartbeat if we come back.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The tour was fantastic. It absolutely hit all the high points of San Francisco and was fun and informative. Alcatraz was amazing. Our guide Arturo was top notch and made the tour a lot of fun. He was very knowledgeable about all pertaining to the beautiful city of San Francisco. Would definitely use viator again in the future!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had a fabulous time! Our tour guide, Jaime, was incredibly knowledgeable about San Francisco's history. You could tell she is passionate about this city. We could never have covered as much ground on our own. Well worth the cost.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had a fabulous time! Our tour guide, Jaime, was incredibly knowledgeable about San Francisco's history. You could tell she is passionate about this city. We could never have covered as much ground on our own. Well worth the cost.

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