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With a hop-on hop-off bus tour and pre-booked Alcatraz ticket, you can cover all of San Francisco’s top attractions in two days. You’ll enjoy convenient transportation to the Alcatraz ferry landing, where you’ll head across San Francisco Bay to tour the island prison with an included audio guide. The 2-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off tour provides easy sightseeing across the city, from Golden Gate Park to Chinatown to Fisherman’s Wharf. Plus, listen to live commentary on board the bus to learn fun facts about San Francisco.

Highlights

  • Is your preferred travel date not available? Call us for last-minute availability and other Alcatraz tour options at +1-866-753-4923
  • Hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco with live narration
  • Stops at numerous San Francisco attractions including, Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, Haight and Ashbury, Lombard Street and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Alcatraz tour with audio
  • Hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 2 days!
  • All buses offer free wi-fi access
  • Air-conditioned double-decker bus with open or glass top
  • 13 stops with various points of interest
  • Professional driver

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want the flexibility to design your own itinerary but get guaranteed admission to Alcatraz, which tends to sell out, this is the perfect combo.

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Ticket and Alcatraz Tour

This 2-day combo sightseeing experience allows you to tour San Francisco at your own pace to see its most famous attractions. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for two days, so you can use it to get to Pier 33, where the Alcatraz ferries depart.

With your included admission to Alcatraz, enjoy the ferry ride across San Francisco Bay, admiring the city skyline and Golden Gate Bridge. When you arrive at “the Rock,” explore the cellblock independently using the provided audio tour, which includes narration from former prisoners and guards. See where legendary criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly spent their days in lockup, and learn about the history of this National Historic Landmark District.

Back in the city, your hop-on hop-off bus tour provides convenient transportation to major attractions across 13 stops (see the Itinerary section below for the full list). In the summer, enjoy the fresh air from the open top of the double-decker bus; in the winter, clear screens shelter you from the weather while still providing panoramic views. The total loop is about 1.5 hours, but you can hop on and off wherever you wish to check out Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and Union Square. Perhaps visit the California Academy of Sciences, go shopping or have lunch in Cow Hollow, admire the War Memorial Opera House or climb Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. Whatever you don’t see on the first day, you can still do tomorrow!

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Keith and Erin did an excellent job as guide and driver.

Irene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

it was great the office we went to in the morning to catch the bus was walking distance.Every thing worked out just fine.Thank You.

susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great visit to the island. Bring jacket as it cold there even in the summer months. Eat before you go as there is only water available and you cannot bring food. Loved the audio tour. Worth it!

Darryl P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Had a great time .. This was the way to see the city. Between this and the trolleys we saw and or visited pretty much everything we had on our list for the 4 days in SF. The tour guides were pleasant and informative. Willy was a blast!!! Alcatraz was a definite. You must do. Well worth the money!!

Damon P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Incredibly interesting. The audio tour through the cell block is a must if you go there.

Christina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour! Very informative. I loved it

Carol S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was well organized, and included everything we wanted to see in San Francisco.

Andrea H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We were a little skeptical about booking with Viator at first but it worked out amazingly for us, There was some confusion at first as to what pier we needed to be at, Once that was sorted the trip began, It was a boat over to the Island and then a quick brief - Then you were pretty much left to your own devices with a headset to walk around the prison area with, The sound effects and detail were absolutely fantastic - Almost real in fact - It was very airy too. You could spend as much time as you wanted on the Island which meant nothing was rushed - We were their for about 4 hours and didn't get board once - Id definitely go back too, What an experience. Glad we can say we have been there - done that and got the T.Shirt Literately - Highly Recommended - One of our West Coast trip highlights.

Jane Campton P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

this was the second time I have done this tour and I have enjoyed it both times , I would recommend it to anyone

Leonie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Found the tour was efficiently organised and an enjoyable experience!

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