Visit the former prison cells of Alcatraz Island and then motor through San Francisco streets in your very own GPS-guided GoCar. This combo experience includes a ferry ride across the bay for an award-winning audio tour of the notorious penitentiary. You'll also receive a fabulous lunch from Get Fresh SF where you'll have your choice of a sandwich, wrap, or Asian bowl. On the same day or another day, take a 2-hour drive in your private GoCar, preloaded with more than 50 must-see attractions and landmarks including the Presidio, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park and Lombard Street — the crookedest street in the world!
- San Francisco and Alcatraz combo tour
- Take an award-winning audio tour of the notorious Alcatraz prison
- Drive a private GPS-guided car on a 2-hour tour through the city and sightsee at your own pace
- Visit 50 top San Francisco attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street
- Choose to enjoy your Alcatraz and GoCar tours on the same day or across two separate days
- Round-trip ferry ride included
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This combo package includes admission to immensely popular Alcatraz and a two-hour sightseeing session in a nifty little GoCar. This is a smart and quirky option for time-strapped visitors who want to both see San Francisco's top attraction and explore the city on a sightseeing trip of their own.
Make your own way to Fisherman's Wharf, then board the ferry and ride across San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island for a 45-minute self-guided audio tour of the former prison grounds. There is no restriction on the amount of time you spend on the island; simply re-board the ferry whenever you wish to return to Fisherman's Wharf (departs every 30 minutes).
Once back on mainland, re-energize with a wonderful lunch made by Get Fresh SF including a sandwich, wrap or Asian bowl of your choice, chips, fresh fruit – and a drink or fresh fruit smoothie.
After lunch, let GoCar take you off the beaten path through many of San Francisco’s iconic parks like the Presidio and Crissy Field on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Snap some amazing photos along the Pacific Ocean and see the Golden Gate Bridge up close from above and below. You can even park and take a stroll along the span of the bridge if you choose. On the way back explore the boutique shopping districts of Chestnut and Union Street and fill the trunk with the latest fashions or stop for a bite to eat. Finish your tour where tour buses can’t go by winding your way up Russian Hill to take an exhilarating ride down the world’s most crooked street, Lombard Street.
The GoCar tour is approximately two hours drive time at a slow pace and has several fun, informative detours and stop options along the way. If you want to extend the tour you have the option of taking the Downtown/Chinatown loop at the end of the tour
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Pacific Ocean
• Lombard Street
• Fisherman’s Wharf
• Crissy Field
• Fort Point
• The Legion of Honor
• Fort Mason
• The Marina
• The Presidio
• Palace of Fine Arts
• The Crooked Street
• Russian Hill
Above is only a suggested route. Your tour’s length may vary due to circumstances such as departure time and location, traffic and your itinerary. If you do take additional rental time, this will be billed in 1-minute increments at our retail rates. You may visit all or some of the tour’s highlights. If you are unsure of which tour to book, just book according to the amount of time you think you’d like to spend. We can customize a tour especially for you, with the sights you want to include, when you come into our shop.
See the Itinerary for descriptions of each tour.
Alcatraz Audio Walking Tour: Known as ‘The Rock,’ the notorious penitentiary housed some of the world’s most notable criminals including Al Capone, George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelley and Robert ‘The Birdman’ Stroud. Slip on the provided headset and stroll through the corridors of the Cell Block as you hear sound effects and actual interviews of former guards and inmates.
GPS-Guided GoCar Tour (2 Hours):Drive around the city at your own pace and stop at attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Field, the Presidio, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, the Palace of Fine Arts and winding Lombard Street. More than 50 top San Francisco locations and landmarks are loaded in the GPS system, giving you the freedom to choose what you want to see, when you want to see it.
Your provided audio directions are clear and concise, so you’ll always know exactly where to go. If there's a site you'd like to visit that's not preloaded on the GPS system, simply use your provided map to navigate your own way there. You can even put a CD in the stereo and enjoy music along the way.
Prices are per GoCar - not per person. Each vehicle holds a maximum of 2 people.