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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
March 2015

Our tour guide, the cable car, the attractions visited and food are all amazing! Alcatraz is a must see. We stopped at pier 39, both ends of Golden Gate Bridge and many other great attractions. He treated us more than what we expected. We saw the bests of SFO in this short tour.

Pamela B
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

excellent tour. great time to visit alcatraz and see the rest of the city in a comfortable cable car

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

This tour is great! We met at Union Square and passed by China town and North Beach (Little Italy) on our way to Pier 33 to go to Alcatraz. There we were able to walk around and explore. It is a beautiful island and the audio tour is excellent! We really enjoyed being there. We took the ferry back to SF and headed over to Boudin for lunch. The sandwiches were delicious!!!!! The day of our tour there was an accident on the Golden Gate Bridge and, although our tour guide tried different routes to take us there, we were unable to make it. However, we got to see other parts of the city not included in the original tour and learn more about the history of the city. It was really interesting! Riding the converted cable car was fun. The weather was nice and feeling the breeze was very relaxing. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Brilliant Tour, our guide (Arturo) was very helpful, knowledgable and articulate. he provided great information throughout the tour and always had something interesting to say and answer any questions.

Tour started on time with breakfast and photos at Union Square. down to Fishermans wharf for Alcatraz trip (which was brilliant) and then on from there.

great way to see the city in a short space of time, well managed and run.

Do take a jacket or jumper. it gets cold going across the bridge and in the shade (assuming its sunny) remember its a tourist area so you might have to queue for Alcatraz but they have you pre booked on the ferry so you get on the one you are supposed to, just might have to wait in line a bit.

try and be on time and make sure your back to the tram on time during the stops for everyones benefit. would recommend the tour to anyone, a really great way to get around the city with a knowledgable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

It was the best !!!!! Exceeded our expectation by a mile. Our guide was very informative and very gracious. He took pictures for us and ensure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time to Maximize the tour.. He never mentioned tips which always gets me to give

KNGF
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Awesome experience. Our tour guide was most helpful and experienced. Recommend this experience to anyone. Peolpe be on time and listen to your driver / tour guide or you just ruin it for others. Dont be selfish and think of others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour was definitely worth it! Our guide Arturo was informative, co-operative and had a vast knowledge of San Francisco. Very accommodating. So nice to tour around on the motorized cable car! Great trip across the Golden Gate Bridge and underneath it for a spectacular view. Trip to Alcatraz was good although alittle more time to explore there would have been nice. Lunch at the Boudin bakery was fabulous and we got to see a lot of places we weren't expecting! We were picked up on time, Arturo was amazing at making sure we got some great photos!

Bill McFarland
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The tour was very interesting. The tour driver did a good job explaining things along the route. The hour and a half at Alcatraz was a little short. Saw the entire prison building but missed a lot of other sites on island. Would still recommend the sightseeing tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Totally worth it. I didn't have to drive around and find parking. We were the first one on Alcatraz Island as well. Our tour guide did a great job and was very friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

My family and I had a wonderful time!! This trip was worthwhile. I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide Arturo was very knowledgeable with the area and places that he took us to visit! We really enjoyed getting to know him :-). The early access to Alcatraz was great. We were able to avoid any type of crowds. The audio tour at Alcatraz was very interesting. The bakery was really neat and the sandwiches were delicious. Overall a fantastic time!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour - included touring the city of San Francisco, Alcatraz, Boudin Bakery (including an ample lunch), Palace of fine Arts, the presidio and the Golden Gate bridge from both sides.

The driver was very informative, friendly and accommodating and provided a fun tour.

I enjoyed the whole day and would highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was amazing, there were so many extras that we didn't realise would happen. Firstly the trip to Alcatraz was incredible, definitely make sure you pick up the audio tour. It is so well thought out and not too long! Lunch was delicious too! Our guide was brilliant, so knowledgeable. Do it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was just a great tour....crammed so much in to one tour and the motorised cable car was brill everyone else was taking pictures of us on our bus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

1st class would certainly book through viator again .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Amazing tour! wish we had a little more time to explore the Alcatraz grounds but overall an awesome experience for the whole family. My 11 year old had such a great time learning about the Alcatraz history. She even bought a book at the gift shop and had it autographed by the author! The tour guide was fun and very considerate to everyone's needs. Lunch was yummy too!!! Would do it again without question!

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