- Alcatraz admission and next-day San Francisco Segway tour combo
- Take the ferry to Alcatraz for an in-depth audio tour of the prison grounds
- Roll through the streets of San Francisco on a Segway tour limited to eight people for a more intimate experience
- View the Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid and Ghirardelli Square on a morning or afternoon Segway tour
- See Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building if you select the sunset Segway tour
- Alcatraz and Segway tours are on different days, so there’s no need to rush!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Riding a Segway lets you cover plenty of ground but at a more leisurely pace than a bus tour. The included admission to Alcatraz makes this combo a quick and entertaining way to see the very best of San Francisco.
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What You Can Expect
On your first day, board a ferry at Pier 33 for the 10-minute ride across placid San Francisco Bay toward Alcatraz Island. Tickets to the infamous former prison often sell out far in advance, but you are guaranteed access to this legendary San Francisco landmark.
When you arrive, watch an informative movie about Alcatraz, which once housed some of the nation’s most heinous criminals, including Al Capone and James ‘Whitey’ Bulger. A number of inmates tried to escape the massively fortified island, but no one is known to have succeeded. Take an audio tour of the cellblocks and historic buildings that are a gloomy contrast to the spellbinding views of San Francisco’s skyline in the distance.
Your Segway tour isn’t until the next day, so there’s no need to hurry. Explore the compound at your own pace and head back to the mainland when you wish; ferries depart roughly every half hour.
City Segway Tour
The day after your expedition to Alcatraz, meet at Pier 45 for your 3-hour morning, afternoon or sunset Segway tour -- an intimate, leisurely way to see more of San Francisco than you would on a walking tour or bus tour. Receive a safety orientation to get comfortable on your Segway, and then set off to explore the city with your small group and knowledgeable guide.
Listen to your guide talk about the city’s rich history as you glide past its most distinctive landmarks, stopping for incredible photo opportunities.
On the morning or afternoon Segway tour, cruise past bustling Fisherman’s Wharf and take in vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge’s regal red towers and Alcatraz’s imposing outline. See the shops and restaurants of Ghirardelli Square and historic marine vessels at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park. Admire a famous San Francisco cable car, and end your adventure with a close-up view of the towering Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District before returning to Pier 45.
The sunset Segway tour also includes amazing views of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Transamerica Building before traveling along the waterfront Embarcadero with its numerous piers. Finish your tour with views of San Francisco’s best-known towers – the Ferry Building and sleek Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill – before heading back to Pier 45.
What a good deal. It was great to be able to have the combo. There were people we met also on Vacation who were not able to make it to Alcatraz because they couldn't get tickets in time. This combo allowed me to get my tickets and pick my time with only a week before my vacation.
The City Segway Tour was awesome. Our tour guide and coach Ross was great at explaining how to operate the Segway and gave great information on the Tour. I am a bit of a History nerd and loved the details he shared about the city. The Sunset tour was a great choice. We were in an intimate group with a few others which made it fun. We were able to make some new friends. Ross answered all of our questions, was entertaining and kept us safe. We were able to make a great day of our visit to the Italian district a few days later based on recommendations he made.
Having the Segway tour the next day was also a plus. Time management on vacation is needed but it was great not to be rushed on our visit to Alcatraz.
Thank you so much for the great time. I will be recommending this activity to everyone I meet and plan to take Segway tours in the future at my other vacation destinations.
Had a wonderful day with Blake as our guide - he was fantastic and really made the tour very enjoyable. He paid attention to each and every member of our group - myself and my 15 year old son absolutely loved it. A must do on your trip to San Francisco - a truly memorable way to see the sights.