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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

Explore San Francisco with this 2-day combo: a 3-hour guided bike tour plus admission to Alcatraz Island. Venture to the infamous prison in the afternoon to hear audio commentary about former inmates like Al Capone. On the prior day, cycle along the waterfront from Fisherman’s Wharf and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito via the car-free national park bike path. Your tour includes a full-day bonus bike rental.
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  • 2 days
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US$99.00
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  • 2 days

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

The Ultimate Day Trip: Alcatraz & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Combine two Bay Area attractions on a full-day tour of the Sonoma wine country and Alcatraz Island. Travel by comfortable coach across the Golden Gate Bridge, stopping at a vista point before wine tastings at two vineyards, including Cline Cellars. Returning to San Francisco, ride a ferry past the city skyline to Alcatraz for an award-winning audio tour of the infamous former prison. The Sonoma portion of the tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your informative guide.
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  • 10 hours
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US$159.00
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  • 10 hours

Cultural Tours

San Francisco City Tour with Alcatraz - Includes Official Alcatraz Tour

Explore Alcatraz in the afternoon, then at 5PM take a city sightseeing tour. See the city’s main attractions by bus including districts such as Chinatown and the North Beach. Make photo at City Hall, and the Painted Ladies; see the Golden Gate Bridge from two points; and travel by ferry to Alcatraz Island.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

San Francisco Helicopter and Alcatraz Tour

Fly over San Francisco in a helicopter for stunning aerial views of the area, then take the ferry to explore Alcatraz. Book this flexible combination tour over consecutive days or on the same day, and choose from three different flight times and two pickup locations. The 20-minute helicopter flight allows spectacular aerial views of the city's major landmarks. After your flight, board a ferry to Alcatraz and take an award-winning audio tour of 'the Rock'.
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  • 5 hours
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US$245.00
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  • 5 hours

Day Trips

Alcatraz Tour plus Muir Woods and Sausalito Day Trip

Experience some of the Bay Area’s top attractions on this Alcatraz and Muir Woods tour that also includes a stop in Sausalito. At Muir Woods National Monument, stare in wonder at the coastal redwoods, some of the tallest trees on Earth. Soak up the charm of seaside Sausalito, and experience Alcatraz in one of two ways—admission to the prison, which includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and the audio tour.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

City Tours

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this two-in-one tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Day Cruises

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Jail and Sail: Alcatraz Tour and Sunset or Twilight Bay Cruise

Cruise across San Francisco Bay twice in one day on this combo tour that includes entrance to the former island prison of Alcatraz, one of those most popular—and often sold-out—attractions in the city. Start with the ferry ride to San Francisco’s famous jail, which you’ll explore with a self-guided audio tour. After returning from Alcatraz, take a sunset or twilight cruise (depending on time of year) on the bay with an onboard buffet of hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or beer.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Small-Group Full-Day Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz

Explore San Francisco on a small-group full-day tour that covers top attractions including Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. Get great views of the San Francisco Bay Area during the short ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, where you then take a self-guided audio tour of the infamous prison. Return to shore for your bus tour of destinations such as Nob Hill, the Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, the Mission, and Golden Gate Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in San Francisco.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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US$147.00
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  • 10 to 11 hours

Half-day Tours

San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour

Tour San Francisco in an open-air safari jeep, then visit Alcatraz during this 4-hour urban adventure. With your small group, limited to 10 people or fewer to ensure an intimate experience, cruise through the city, passing landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then winding through the city's diverse neighborhoods. Disembark at Pier 33 to board your Alcatraz cruise, then take the self-guided audio tour to learn about the prison's rich history. Pickup at your hotel in San Francisco is included.
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  • 7 hours
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US$175.00
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  • 7 hours

Cultural Tours

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Alcatraz with Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour

This Tour will take you across the Golden Gate Bridge, walk among old growth coast redwoods of the famous Muir Woods National Monument Park. You will discover some of the most beautiful house boats in the world, where a hippie community took residence in the 70's and admire the beautiful seaside Mediterranean style City of Sausalito.After that you will have an extraordinary experience with an audio tour in the most famous prison, Alcatraz.The transportation will be in a luxury brand new Mercedes Sprinter Van with only 9 passenger total. You will have a particular attention from your tour guide during all your trip.
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  • 7 hours
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US$160.00
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  • 7 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Alcatraz & 3 Hour San Francisco City Tour

- A comprehensive San Francisco experience, with the Official Alcatraz Tour in the afternoon! - 11 different locations, 6 different photo ops, and the Official Alcatraz Tour.- A comprehensive city tour featuring our favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco.- Lunch stop at a delicious, local market. - Learn the culture, history, and architecture along with great restaurant recommendations from a San Francisco native.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Alcatraz Island Ticket with Chinatown Tour & Cable Car Ticket

This tour of Alcatraz Island and Chinatown lets you explore two quintessential San Francisco attractions without worrying about complicated travel logistics. Ideal for busy travelers who want to fit in the top sites without spending time booking tickets and arranging details, this tour includes pre-booked ferry and cable car tickets, plus a walking tour of Chinatown.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Tours

Painted Ladies San Francisco City Tour

Take a journey around San Francisco's top sights in a retro way with this "painted ladies" tour by vintage Volkswagen bus decorated with long gorgeous eyelashes so you can't miss your tour vehicle. You'll pass by neighborhoods like Chinatown, Union Square, Pacific Heights, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Marina, and the Castro, plus see the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Segway Tours

Alcatraz and San Francisco Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour Combo

For a well-rounded San Francisco experience, combine admission to Alcatraz, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, with a Segway tour of this famously hilly city. During the day, explore sights such as Lombard Street and North Beach on your personal Segway, and take a ferry over to Alcatraz Island for a self-guided audio tour of this legendary penitentiary and National Historic Landmark District.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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US$150.00
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  • 6 to 7 hours

Food Tours

Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods by night on this 3-hour walking tour. Discover the spots only locals know for dim sum, coffee and other treats while you learn about the history and culture of these diverse districts from your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

Brave San Francisco’s dark and ghostly past during this walking tour of haunted San Francisco. After meeting at the city’s famous Union Square (after dark, of course), a local guide will escort you down haunted alleys, through mysterious hotels, and around historic street corners. You'll stand where the Zodiac Killer met his final victim, learn of paranormal activity following mysterious deaths, visit the site of Tessie Wall’s storied brothel, hear about Gold Rush–era hauntings, and how the Black Plague ravaged the city twice. Your tour ends back near Union Square. This tour is not recommended for children under 10.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

Dive deep into one of San Francisco’s most historical neighborhoods on this Chinatown walking tour. From paper lanterns to medicinal herbs to a fortune cookie factory, you’ll explore both popular and lesser-known gems in this bustling district with an in-the-know guide. See sights including a Buddhist temple, and upgrade, if you wish, to include a 10-course lunch of dim sum for an even more memorable experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

The Ultimate Day in the Bay Including Muir Woods

Enjoy an introduction to San Francisco on this excursion that includes a trip across San Francisco Bay to Muir Woods National Monument. You'll be driven around the city to see its diverse neighborhoods and geography, stopping several times for photo ops. At Muir Woods, admire the towering redwood trees, and visit the waterfront town of Sausalito for lunch (own expense).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Silicon Valley 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

Gain in-depth knowledge on the history and culture of California's Silicon Valley during this full-day tour from San Francisco. With round-trip transportation provided, you'll be able to skip traffic and navigation and simply enjoy the experience. Visit the tech giants of Google, Facebook, and Apple as well as their modest starting points and learn about their rise through insightful guided commentary.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$142.00
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Muir Woods and Sausalito with Ferry, Aquarium, and Alcatraz Night Tour

Experience some of the Bay Area’s most fascinating sights on this day and night tour. See giant Redwoods at Muir Woods, visit the seaside town of Sausalito, and relax on a scenic ferry ride to San Francisco. Then head back out in the evening for a special nighttime tour of Alcatraz Island and tour the prison. This tour offers visitors a unique look at the Bay Area’s culture and history.
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  • 9 to 14 hours
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US$159.00
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  • 9 to 14 hours

Movie & TV Tours

San Francisco Movie Sights City Tour

With its iconic hills, architecture, bridge and bay, it’s no wonder so many movies have been filmed in San Francisco. See filming locations from more than 55 productions—from blockbusters like ‘San Andreas’ to family favorites like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’—on this movie sites tour from Fisherman’s Wharf. Watch clips on the tour bus as you pass by the real locations with an informative actor-turned-guide who shares stories about the city and cinema history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Muir Woods and Sausalito

As two of the most popular San Francisco day trips, Muir Woods and Sausalito are often packed with nowhere to park. This tour removes the stress and hassle from the journey—lets your driver fight the traffic so you have more time to explore. Plus, this small-group tour is conducted in a mini-van, so you can skip the big-bus experience in favor of something more personal.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Attraction Tickets

Madame Tussauds and San Francisco Dungeon Combo

Grab a photo with your favorite celebrity lookalike at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Head over to Fisherman’s Wharf and wander through the six interactive areas of incredible wax figures. Sit in the Oval Office with the president or pull a dance move with Michael Jackson. Then go behind the scenes to learn about the wax process and the skill required to create these convincing figures. To extend the fun, hop over to the neighboring San Francisco Dungeon and join the experience
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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