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Tour San Francisco's ferry building with a culinary expert guide, then visit Alcatraz on this full-day excursion in San Francisco. Walk through the city's iconic ferry building for an hour with a local guide, sampling many of the artisanal goods from the local farmers market as you walk. Hop the ferry to Alcatraz in the afternoon, where you'll take a guided audio tour of one of the world's most infamous prisons.


  • San Francisco food tour and Alcatraz combo
  • Dive into San Francisco food culture on a 1-hour food tour of the Ferry Building and Farmers' Market
  • Sample foods from popular local purveyors such as Cowgirl Creamery
  • Enjoy savory delights such as fennel salame and chili
  • Indulge in handmade chocolates and macarons
  • Spend your afternoon exploring Alcatraz, San Francisco's premier attraction
  • Learn about infamous island with the award-winning 'Cellhouse Audio Tour'

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz

Explore Alcatraz, one of San Francisco's most captivating attractions

Meet your expert culinary guide in front of the Ferry Building Marketplace for an hour-long walking tour. This landmark, built in the late 19th century, features a 245-foot (75-meter) clock tower and was renovated in 2003. If you're looking for a taste of San Francisco, this concourse featuring artisans and farmers peddling their wares is the best place to get it.
As you stroll, you may see some of the city's most-revered chefs buying fresh produce to serve at their restaurants that evening. Taste artisan chocolates from Recchiuti, coffee worth waiting in line for from Blue Bottle, award-winning cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery and Boccalone's house-cured fennel salami.
After your culinary tour, get directions to Pier 33 and stroll down the Embarcadero to catch the ferry to Alcatraz. Onboard, enjoy the sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the city's receding skyline on the way out.

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 2.5-hour 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 like 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.

Spend as long as you like exploring Alcatraz, then hop back on the ferry, which leaves every thirty minutes, for the ride back to the city.

Customer Reviews

Margaret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Ferry building tasting tour was a fabulous event, with a very informed tour guide Shawn. Then we were amazed by Alcatraz, staying there for 3 hours heard a former guard talk, and a former inmate. And the weather even cooperated, not too cool at all. Great value for the money.

Donna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour and guide. Loved the history and information shared about each culinary establishment. And the food was amazing! Highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a fantastic time. Great Guide at the Ferry Bldg and out of this world food. We will do this again when we get back to San Fran. Alcatraz was fantastic as well.

James K R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was wonderful! The food tour in the Ferry Building was exceptional and probably the most favorite part of my trip. Our tour guide was Rebecca and she did a wonderful job. She was tuna nd very personable. The food was delicious. Don't eat before you go! Alcatraz was a wonderful experience , too.This tour was one of the most positive travel experiences I've had.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was awesome! Would do it again! I highly recommend this to individuals, couples and families. The Ferry Building tour and the food samples was wonderful! Our tour guide was very nice and very knowledgeable! Alcatraz was phenomenal!

Sean M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Rebecca was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. All of the food we tasted was delicious and it was fun to try different foods. The only thing the food tour lacked was a beverage but other than that it was outstanding. Alcatraz was great also but be prepared for wind


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really enjoyed both the food tour and Alcatraz! Great!!

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide Rebecca was awesome. She is a chef by trade and was very informative about every vendor and food we tasted. All of the food offerings were exceptional and we were well fed. Skip breakfast as you will have plenty to eat on tour! Alcatraz was amazing as well. Expect the full tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I thought this tour was great, very much enjoyed the combination of the Ferry building/food and then Alcatraz! Highly recommended, though it is an expensive tour.

Claire M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A very special tour, perfect for families and anyone who loves artisanal and delicious food. The tour says it includes samples from the Ferry Building restaurants and stores but really it includes more than a meals-worth of samples. The tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. My kids said the tour was the highlight of our San Francisco trip, and I couldn't agree with them more. Perfect way to spend a morning before your trip to Alcatraz.

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