Combine three San Francisco attractions on a self-guided tour with admission to Madame Tussauds wax museum, the San Francisco Dungeon and Alcatraz.
Madame Tussauds: Allow at least one hour to experience this famous wax museum at San Francisco’s Fishermans Wharf. Marvel at lifelike statues of iconic celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Elton John; get up close and personal with famous politicians and world leaders like Barack Obama; and come in contact with A-list athletes and actors including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and George Clooney. In addition, see a special exhibit on prominent San Francisco and Bay Area figures. Peek behind the scenes and learn how these life-size models are created by the experts.
San Francisco Dungeon: At this interactive theatrical attraction at Fisherman’s Wharf, watch live actors bring two centuries of San Francisco’s sordid history to life. They’ll draw you into fascinating tales of the Gold Rush, Alcatraz, Chinatown and more. Nine live-action vignettes will amuse and educate you.
Alcatraz: It’s an approximate 5- to 10-minute walk through Fisherman’s Wharf to Alcatraz Landing where you’ll board the ferry across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, aka ‘The Rock.’ Snap photos as you pass by the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge. Step out at Alcatraz, a former maximum-security penitentiary, now a National Park Service site, and tour the cell block on a roughly 2.5-hour audio tour that provides a captivating overview of the prison that once held America’s most notorious criminals, including Al ‘Scarface’ Capone. Your tour ends with your ferry ride back to Alcatraz Landing.