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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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San Francisco, United States
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 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.
  • Combine a 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"
  • Round-trip ferry ride to Alcatraz Island included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This popular combo offers a great overview of city sights plus guaranteed access to "The Rock."
Book a hotel pick-up or make your own way to the starting point for this excursion that is really two tours in one.

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 several 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 regularly) 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 of Alcatraz. You are advised of the tour schedule 72-hours prior to the tour date.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Union Square
Downtown San Francisco
Pass By:  
Chinatown
San Francisco Chinatown
Pass By:  
North Beach
Little Italy Neighborhood, Transamerica Pyramid
Pass By:  
Fisherman's Wharf
See Pier 39, the famous Fisherman's Wharf sign, and the Embarcadero waterfront
Pass By:  
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Monumental structure built originally for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition
Pass By:  
Presidio of San Francisco
Park, former U.S. Army military fort
Stop At:  
Golden Gate Bridge
Photo Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay
See the SF Bay on your drive across the bridge
Stop At:  
Lands End
Beautiful coastal stop at Ocean Beach with rugged cliffs, cypress forest, and views of the Golden Gate Bridge
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Golden Gate Park
Urban park
Stop At:  
Twin Peaks
Two identical peaks give this attraction its name. One of the highest peaks in the city, you will have breathtaking 360 degree views of the entire city
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Alcatraz Island
Ferry to Alcatraz Island, walking tour of the prison with award-winning guided "Cell Block Audio Tour"
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
star-5
Great Tour!
Kate_F
, Mar 2020
Josh our tour guide was excellent, funny and very knowledgeable. The tour gave us a really good overview of San Fran and the combo ticket with Alcatraz worked really well. Good Value for money-would recommend!
star-5
Alcatraz was awesome
Kerin_T
, Feb 2020
Alcatraz tour was excellent. Bus driver for city highlights very knowledgeable. Excellent day thank you
star-5
Views were breathtaking
Zuilyn_G
, Feb 2020
Loved everything about this tour. Rich was very knowledgeable. The views were amazing. Alcatraz was very interesting.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Terry_F
, Feb 2020
Wow what a fantastic tour of San Francisco and Alcatraz Island Would definitely recommend people do this trip worth every penny the coach driver was very knowledgeable about the city also told a few jokes then dropped us off at the Alcatraz ferry terminal The prison tour was very interesting with the audio headsets you got to learn a lot more Again Thanks for a memorable day
star-4
Very fun tour
Meg
, Feb 2020
Great tour. Rob was a very entertaining driver and we got a lot of information on our trip. It’s a long tour but it flies by!
star-5
Combo tour
LYNETTE_B
, Feb 2020
Great experience woukd highly recommend. Did combo tour of island and city. So much to see so little time
star-1
Don’t choose this tour.
Debra_K
, Feb 2020
Horrible tour. It stops at three stops only. Tour guide was nice. Most boring tour ever. Was lied too
star-4
Definitely worthwhile
Markwhall1
, Feb 2020
The Alcatraz tour was unfortunately cancelled due to gale force winds (only the second time in three years) so this review is only for the city tour part Our driver/guide was Tiana and she was great. She knew a lot about the city and it's history, and was entertaining as well
star-5
Terrific tour
kewalsh42
, Feb 2020
What an absolutely fantastic day! Josh, our driver was fantastic, gave great insight into the history of San Fransisco and took us to some very interesting places. A great city tour. When we got dropped off for our Alcatraz tour it was so easy to just pick our tickets up and get on board. All in all a great day and a great tour guide.
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Bus Driver
SamanthaLewis1
, Jan 2020
Bus driver was so knowledgeable and funny. Was worth every cent. Golden Gate Bridge was spectacular.

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