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Overview

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.
  • Segway tour and audio tour of Alcatraz in San Francisco
  • Get admission to Alcatraz, a San Francisco must-do that often sells out far in advance
  • See top San Francisco attractions by Segway including Russian Hill, Lombard Street and North Beach
  • Enjoy a Segway tour, and return from Alcatraz by ferry at your leisure
This San Francisco combo tour includes admission to Alcatraz, which often sells out, and offers you a memorable way to see some of the city’s top attractions; on a Segway, you’ll cover more ground than you would on a walking tour while still enjoying the fresh air.

If you chose a morning departure time, your Segway tour is first, followed by your visit to Alcatraz. If you chose an afternoon departure time, then your visit to Alcatraz will be before your Segway tour.  

Your Segway portion of this tour starts by meeting your experienced guide at Fisherman’s Wharf. Spend about 40 minutes practicing, and when everyone is comfortable, take off with your guide who will personalize the tour route based on your group’s skill level. As you cruise down the waterfront, admire views of Aquatic Park and the old ships and piers that make up San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Look out at the bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before you begin climbing the slopes of Russian Hill, one of the city’s most beautiful residential neighborhoods.

See the Bay Bridge and Coit Tower, and stop for photo ops of steep stairways and hidden lanes. Watch the cable cars go by, and visit the top of Lombard Street, the famous crooked street that dons so many San Francisco postcards. If your guide thinks everyone can handle it, you’ll ride your Segway down the street’s many tight turns.

Next, glide toward North Beach, also known as Little Italy, and take a look at Washington Square Park, a popular local gathering spot. See Saints Peter and Paul Church, and make your way to Pier 39, known for its many sea lions. Your Segway tour ends at this point.

For your Alacatraz portion of this tour, meet at Pier 33 to board the ferry to Alcatraz Island (be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your designated departure time).

Enjoy the ferry ride across San Francisco Bay, looking back at the city for a great photo op. When you arrive on the island, you’ll begin your independent tour of the former prison with a provided headset. Via the self-guided audio tour, learn about Alcatraz’ history, including the notorious inmates, the staff and some escape attempts. Take as much time as you’d like to walk through the cellblock and around the grounds, trying to imagine prison life. When you’re finished, re-board the ferry for the ride back to the city; they depart every 30-40 minutes.

Reviews

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J
, Oct 2017

Absolutely the best way to see San Francisco! Our Segway guide was the best!

A
, Mar 2017

One of the best ways to see this amazing city. Loved it.

S
, Jan 2017

The Segway tour was the highlight of the trip for my teenage kids and their parents. You can cover a lot of ground. There were four of us, and we had no one else in our group so we had a lot of control over the itinerary. Since we had been on Segway before just once, we did the advanced tour. Going down Lombard in a Segway was a blast. Melanie, our guide, was terrific. She knows a lot and was a lot of fun.

Part of the reason I booked the package was because I wanted the kids to visit Alcatraz, and it was sold out I only booked a few days before. We had a bit of a glitch exchanging our voucher for the tickets the tickets were in someone else's name - maybe we filled in for a cancellation. It got straightened out, but I'd advice getting to the pier early, just in case. The Alcatraz visit itself was interesting and well worth it.

Overall, I'd highly recommend the package.

V
, Dec 2016

A late review as my partner and I did this tour in July 2016 however it was so fantastic! Our tour guide Carlos was awesome he was not only entertaining but made the tour so interesting, providing lots of information and great photo opportunities. If you want to cover multiple sites of San Francisco in a shorter time would highly recommend!

R
, Sep 2016

The guide was awesome on the Segway tour and allot of fun. One person in our group said it was one of the best tour experiences she ever had and would have to agree!

d
, Aug 2016

Fantastic day, Segways were awesome. One of the better Segways I have done.
Alcatraz very interesting , glad w e went.

C
, Aug 2016

Fantastic tour. We really enjoyed it. Special thanks to our guide Carlos, who made great photos from the tour. Best Segway-Tour we ever made. Don't think about the money. It is absolutely worth it.

r
, Jul 2016

great tour and it was fun. carlos was the best, so informative and entertaining. would recommend this tour and would do it again

E
, Jul 2016

30 mins of a video and hands on training and off you go on your segway. Max tour group size appears to be 8 people. Learning the segway is relatively easy, we had tour members from age 15-65 and everyone got the hang of it within an hour. The 2.5 hour tour took us up to Coit Tower great views and down Lombard street nice curves and the walking tourists love photoing the segways.

Our guide Carlos was very friendly and encouraging and he had a well rehearsed routine he has the same delivery as Aziz Ansari. He gave special attention to the slower learners but got everyone comfortable fairly quickly. He took us to points of interest and took a few breaks to take pictures and rest our feet.

Segways don't have any suspension so your feet do hurt a little after 3 hours. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, segwaying is quite fun. I signed up for the tour because the package was the only way to get an Alcatraz ticket, but segwaying turned out to be a good experience.

The Viator package does overcharge you ALOT: I paid 150 for the segway tour 75 separately and the Alcatraz ticket 33. Book separately a few months in advance to save money if possible.

K
, Sep 2015

Great fun way to see the city, superb guide.


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