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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 tour guide started off by recognizing that most of us were only doing this to get the tickets to Alcatraz, but hoped that we would enjoy the food tour too. We sure did! Everything we tried was delicious, so much that my friend and I went back later and bought a few things to enjoy at the hotel for dinner instead of going out.
This tour was more than we expected. If you like food - then this is the tour for you. We really didn't know what to expect but the little stories of the shops at the Ferry building were interesting and it was great to have someone else arrange for our tickets on the ferry and to go over to Alcatraz. We saw it all and highly recommend this tour - you won't be sorry.
Great way to spend the day!
This tour was well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was fantastic. The tour of Alcatraz, on Halloween, was very good. We are hoping to visiting San Francisco again and would look for similar tours.
Tour was exactly as described, and guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about San Francisco history and culture. Getting Alcatraz tickets through this combo deal was also a big plus being that Alcatraz tickets were all sold out through direct booking with Alcatraz Tours. The food on the tour tasted great, and it was just the right size group about 8 to tour with. This one earns the Best Tour Ever award!
Was so wonderful! Was such a great experience and can not wait to do another tour!!!
The food tour was excellent, with a very good selection of foods to sample and an interesting description of the products. We bought several items immediately after the tour, and bought some from shops later in our holiday. The visit to Alcatraz was very good too, especially the self-guided tour of the cell block.
JimB United States of ...
It was fantastic. Quinn was a great guide. The pace of the tour was nice and the sampling of the food was wonderful. Frog Hollow Farms was my favorite. We were impressed with the knowledge and history Quinn provided.. I highly recommend it.
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