• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this full-day tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Then, 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.


  • Six-hour tour combining San Francisco city tour and audio-guided visit to Alcatraz
  • All the main attractions, including Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and North Beach
  • Audio-guided walking tour of the Alcatraz "Cell Block"
  • Ferry ride to Alcatraz Island
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

What You Can Expect

Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo

Alcatraz and City Tour
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Meet for this Alcatraz and San Francisco tour  at Pier 33. Make sure you've picked up your voucher beforehand at Pier 41.

Board a scenic ferry to Alcatraz. Arrive at Alcatraz, a former federal prison that's now a National Park and get a brief orientation to the maximum security facility, which operated from 1934 to 1963. Pick up your self-guided audio tour, available in ten languages, and start exploring. Listen to commentary from former staff and inmates and learn about the stints that famous inmates such as Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone served. When you're finished looking around, hop on the next ferry (ferries depart every thirty minutes) and head back to Pier 33.

For the San Francisco portion of your tour, meet at the designated spot on Post Street. Drive along the city's waterfront, and take in views of the San Francisco Bay, stopping for photos at Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting). 

Other attractions visited on this tour include some of the city's famous Victorian homes, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, and North Beach. Your tour ends back on Post Street.

Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

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.

Customer Reviews

Krystal P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Loved the trip. Was very interesting and would for sure try and do the night tour next time. Would recommend this to anyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Great day in the city. We went ahead and got our tickets the day before for Alcatraz and it was very easy to do. The trip was great out and back. Then we headed over to the bus area. It was a bit confusing on where to go but everyone was helpful. We loved our bus driver Joanne. I have a newfound respect for bus drivers in the city. Great time had by all. My teenage daughter said her favorite part of the trip was the bus tour. We saw places we didn't even know where there. We also found out that the fog that rolls into the city has a name and a following on social media. Fun fact!! This is our second time booking through Viator and so far we have had great time and experiences.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Awesome tour!

Christian J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour!

Pedro G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

I experience was Very wonderful I will recommend taking the tours with you to all my friends we travel quite a bit so I Well recommend Are you using your site quite a bit thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

My family of 4 did both tours yesterday. We only had enough time to do the tour around the inside of the prison before we had to leave to get back for the city tour. So there was a bunch of things we didn’t get to see but honestly we were ok with that. You could spend all day at Alcatraz just looking at all the buildings. The city tour was really comfy and fun. Plenty of stops and picture opportunities.

Prasanna K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Do this trip

Sarah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great organisation of bus tour and Alcatraz to manage to fit into one day. Also guarenteed tickets for Alcatraz which is sometimes difficult. Would highly recommend. Alcatraz is a must!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fantastic day

Jing H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Had a great experience with this company. The owner called ahead twice to double check with me due to weather condition. When light drizzling turned into shower 15 minutes after we departed and we were forced to top, they fully refunded me without complaints. Reasonable and considerate! Thanks!

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