Start your San Francisco shore excursion by heading to Pier 41 to redeem your voucher. Then, walk over to Pier 33 for the Alcatraz portion of your tour.
Take a ferry ride halfway across the bay to reach Alcatraz Island, best known for its former penitentiary. Embark on an audio tour around the notorious “Cell Block”; learn about infamous prisoners such as the Birdman of Alcatraz and Al Capone; and visit the Mess Hall—known for its surprisingly good food. Along the way, learn interesting facts and anecdotes like how a 1962 attempted (or successful?) escape inspired both a book and a movie.
After your time on Alcatraz, you can enjoy free time to pick up some lunch (own expense) before the next portion of your tour, which meets on Post Street.
When you arrive on Post Street, board a comfortable coach bus. Drive along the bay, taking in views of Alcatraz and nearby Angel Island. Then head into the heart of the city to view some of its most iconic attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge. If the weather cooperates, you may also explore Golden Gate Park, which is even larger then New York City's Central Park, or stop at the top of Twin Peaks for panoramic views overlooking the entire city. For a list of more stops on the tour, read the Itinerary section below.
Please note: The schedule for the day depends on the availability for Alcatraz. You will be advised of the tour schedule 72-hours prior to tour date. You will need to 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.
Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.