• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this full-day tour. With a knowledgeable local guide, learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio and the Palace of Fine Arts. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour. Round-trip transportation from San Francisco hotels is included.


  • 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
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central San Francisco hotels
  • FREE wireless on board tour vehicle

What You Can Expect

Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo

Escape from the Rock Cruise

Following pickup at your San Francisco hotel, board an air-conditioned coach for a cruise along the city's waterfront. Admire views of Alcatraz and 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.

After touring the city, board the 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 2.5-hour 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 like 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.

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 either when you call to re-confirm your tour 24 hours prior, or upon arrival for the tour on your selected date of travel.

Customer Reviews

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!

Adrian b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This is the most amazing tour in San Fran.the only thing is the hassle of exchanging your all ready purchased tickets for the actual tickets. It's a process!! Be warned! After all is situated you will have the time of your life!! It's a must!! Please have a better system of ticket process!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

What a brilliant day! Alcatraz was brilliant and everyone who visits San Fran needs to go! Then we went on the tour bus and literally got shown around the whole city, was brilliant! The driver was full of information and it was a great way to visit the Golden Gate Bridge too. Would do it all again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The Alcatraz visit was awesome. The audio guides were extremely good, and it really was a great place to visit. The city tour took us over the Golden Gate Bridge and through many of the areas and streets of the city. A perfect combination.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Another great day with the visit to Alcatraz and the conditions that were imposed upon it's inhabitants.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Highlights of our SanFran trip!

Kyle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Highly Recommended! Great guide very knowledgeable!

Jad S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Professional organization with qualified staff. Alcatraz experience was great. And the City Tour covered most important points with great explanations provided.

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