• 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

Escape from the Rock Cruise

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


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!

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!

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