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