San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz - Reviews

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Brenda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Joshua was an absolute amazing edible excursions guide, and the food we enjoyed at the Ferry Building was very delicious.

Vickie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Thanks go to Karen, our culinary guide, for the great tour of the Ferry Building. The history of the building was interesting so happy it survived all the fires and earthquakes not to mention city planning. Its a great space! The information provided on each food vendor was wonderful, and Karen provided great backdrop in food history in the area and how its influence has spread across the country and beyond. The food we tasted was delicious were definitely headed back for meals and the Farmers Market. Alcatraz was as expected. The combo tour worked really well because we could walk off some of the food from earlier! The audio tour of Alcatrazs history was quite interesting and the way its choreographed works really well with a lot of people.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Alcatraz is a must see but if you haven't been to the ferry building your trip is incomplete. Great!!!

Daniaal A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Truth be told, we only signed up for this tour for access to sold-out Alcatraz...but how glad we were that we did! The food tour was incredible, our guide knowledgeable and it was a fantastic addition to our trip, a real highlight! Tip: No need to eat breakfast beforehand, you get more than your money's worth of fantastic food!

Mary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We had a great time on our tour of the Ferry Terminal Marketplace. Our tour guide, Karen, was terrific. She was very knowledgeable on history of the building and area and interspersed little history lessons amongst the different vendors visited She provided lots of background on the various proprietors and the local food culture. And the food we had was amazing!!! This tour is highly recommended.....oh and I almost forgot....we got to see Alcatraz also. After the food portion of the tour, Karen directed us on how to go down to Pier 33 and get our tickets for the Alcatraz Ferry and tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!

Brian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Great culinary adventure. Our guide was Joshua who was very knowledgeable about all the vendors in the Ferry Building, and the history of the building itself. He selected a perfect combination of places for us to try and food to sample. It was a great way to start off the morning, and a nice pre-Alcatraz tour activity.

Alison B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

The food tour was excellent - Travis had an amazing knowledge of the suppliers in the area and the local culture. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lindsey R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

It was the only way we could get to book an Alcatraz tour so were not particularly looking forward to it but the food tasting turned out to be the best thing we did and we are so glad because Alcatraz its self was very disappointing. The guide was brilliant and we learned so much, from how Starbucks started to how California's enviromental ideals are being integrated into their food supply.
The best tip is do not have too much for breakfast and dont take a big mouthful of the chilli sample it is smoking hot.

john c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by our Ferry Building Food Tour and of course Alcatraz. It was not our first visit to the island. The food sampling was much fun and we tasted amazing samples of food groups which included some pastries and chocolates at the end. So glad we did it this way as we did not have to eat until dinner.

thenichols6

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

First we had lots of great food to taste at the Ferry Building Do Not eat before you go on this tour!. Our guide was Joshua and he was very personable and shared many interesting facts about the different eateries. Alcatraz was everything we'd hoped for...a beautiful ferry ride and as much time as we wanted to tour the prison. Wonderful!

Kathleen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

We truly enjoyed this tour. The Ferry Building Food tour was excellent. Our tour guide terrific. Very knowledgeable and quite pleasant. Food was very good. Only comment - the walk from Pier 1 to Pier 33 for the boat ride took longer than was stated. She said about 15 - 20 minutes. That would be if you were walking pretty fast. Due to the sun, heat and our age it was a lot longer. People should know it can be 30 - 45 minutes. Alcatraz was the best. So much better than we had anticipated. You can go at your own pace. The audio portion of tour was so educational and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour.

Ira R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Very nice tour. Guide very knowledgeable. Food samples were excellent.

Daniel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Guilty as charged. We booked this trip as it was one that had tickets for Alcatraz with it and individual tickets were non exisistent. None the less, I was really looking forward to this foodie tour and Karen did not disappoint!!! She is completely engaging and so knowledgeable about the area and the building itself pointing out details throughout the tour. The food she selected for us to sample was wonderful. I am still dreaming of that little tart thing!!! I highly recommend this tour, you will not be disappointed!

Allyson K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and everyone in our group loved the food. Our guide, Travis, went out of his way by providing gluten-free options for a member of our party who has Celiac disease. Travis also provided delightful insider knowledge regarding many of the venders in the Ferry Building.

June A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Loved it. Providing a bottle of water to each guest while on the food tour would have been nice.

Cathy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the food tour and our guide Rebecca Alkatraz was amazing. The time commitment was perfect!

Wanzo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

We had a great.

Victoria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

I only booked this joint tour for my mum and myself because all the Alcatraz tickets were sold out. However, it was a fabulous day. The food tour of the ferry building was great - the food we got to test was amazing and we had time afterwards to walk around and buy some stuff which we liked and take pictures. It was really easy to get to the ferry building and the tour guide was waiting. We had a lovely walk back up the promenade to where the boats leave for Alcatraz. It was very easy to collect our tickets and get the boat at the designated time. We then had a fabulous afternoon on Alcatraz. Well worth doing!

Brittany D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

We my husband, 11 year old daughter, and myself LOVED this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the Ferry Building. So much so, that after the Alcatraz tour, we went back to the Ferry Building for our dinner! And some ice cream. And then some chocolates to go with the 20 off we got through the tour.
The history was very interested and really made us feel a better connections with San Fran. We loved everything about it.

Francis R B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

The guide did a great job explaining the different food vendors and the food was great! We originally booked this as a way to get Alcatraz tickets since we didn't plan ahead, but the tour of the ferry building and the farmers market stood out on it's own. Great time and would recommend to everyone.

Jacqueline V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

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.

Leah USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

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.

Larry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Great way to spend the day!

WILLIAM S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

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.

prestonsparks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

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!

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