San Francisco, California

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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Tour San Francisco in an open-air safari jeep, then visit Alcatraz during this 4-hour urban adventure. With your small group, limited to 10 people or fewer to ensure an intimate experience, cruise through the city, passing landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks, then winding through the city's diverse neighborhoods. Disembark at Pier 33 to board your Alcatraz cruise, then take the self-guided audio tour to learn about the prison's rich history. Pickup at your hotel in San Francisco is included.
  • 4-hour San Francisco sightseeing tour with Alcatraz admission
  • Discover the city's hidden gems and diverse neighborhoods in an open-air tour vehicle
  • Hear entertaining and informative commentary from a professional guide
  • Snap photos of San Francisco landmarks like Twin Peaks, the Palace of Fine Arts and more
  • Take a 15-minute ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and view the Golden Gate Bridge on San Francisco Bay
  • Enjoy an audio walking tour of Alcatraz and learn about the former prison's notorious inmates
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 provides a personalized experience
Find your custom-made, open-air vehicle waiting for you at your hotel or lodging in San Francisco. Climb aboard the safari-style truck, made for urban adventuring, and take off through the city. 

Travel the city streets, listening to your guide's commentary, full of insightful and quirky city facts. See Sutro Tower atop Twin Peak and admire the orange art deco towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. Cross through the huge green space of Golden Gate Park and get a taste of the various personalities of the city's diverse neighborhoods. Recognize scenes from some well-known movies, find hidden artwork and discover some secrets unknown to even locals. 

Upon completion of your city tour, get dropped off at Pier 33 to catch your ferry to Alcatraz. Get photo ops of the city skyline and Fisherman's Wharf during the 15-minute trip, then listen to a brief history of The Rock before embarking on a self-guided audio tour in the cell blocks. Budget for approximately 2.5 hours following along to the audio tour; listen to documentary-style interviews with former guards and inmates that paint an accurate picture of how the prison ran between 1934 and 1963.

When you've finished exploring the prison and grounds, catch the ferry back to Pier 33 (ferry departs every 30 to 40 minutes).

Reviews

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B
, Aug 2018

Small group city tour with very incentive guide. The open minibus was a good way to explore San Francisco. The weather might be a bit cold, but Eric provide carpets and jackets for those, who need it, so it was not an issue. Eric knows a lot about the town, and could tell lots of good stories and give tips for things to do and see. We enjoyed the trip and the Alcatraz part was also amazing.

J
, Aug 2018

Eric was great. My wife and I and our daughters (15 and 11) loved the the tour. We got a great flavor for the neighborhoods and saw all the key sites. Riding in the ope air truck was a lot of fun. It is a total group of only 10. We were able to meet other travelers from Australia and Germany which added to the experience. Eric also made sure our Alcatraz tickets were ready. I highly recommend this tour

a
, Aug 2018

Excellent day trip for all visitors to San Francisco. Eric is an excellent tour guide, knowledgeable and really attentive to all guests.
Sightseeing trip was excellent with good viewpoint for all, along with natural air conditioning and blankets for those who got chilly!
Good narrative along the route and at each stop. Eric ensures everyone enjoys themselves and drops you at Alcatraz ferry point, ensuring everyone gets their Alcatraz tickets.
Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour and recommend to all who visit SF. Thanks Eric for a great day!

T
, Jul 2018

My entire family loved this trip. We recommend you take this tour as soon as you can in San Francisco so you will know about places you will want to visit during your stay.

a
, Nov 2017

We had such a great time! We loved that the tour was a small group and customizable to what our group wanted to see, not just to what we were supposed to see while in San Francisco. Loved learning about the different areas and being able to drive through and see just about everything we wanted. We HIGHLY recommend this tour!

S
, Oct 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour! Eric knows a lot about the area and was a great tour guide! Saw many wonderful city sites and the Golden Gate Bridge! It is a small group tour which makes it ideal! At the end of his tour he takes you to the ferry for the Alcatraz Tour and makes sure you have the tickets needed.

J
, Oct 2017

Highly recommend this fun urban adventure in an awesome little safari type truck. Eric was an amazing guide who took us on an excursion coverin pretty much the entire city. Lunch at Gus's Market was outstanding. Would have liked to stop for pictures in Haight-Ashbury but at least we got to see the area. Ended the morning and early afternoon when Eric dropped us off at the Alcatraz ferry for the rest of our adventure. Highly recommend this tour with Eric!

k
, Sep 2017

well worth the money, Rick was full of information very friendly and amiable and took us all over San Francisco. We saw more on this one trip than we would have done by going it alone. We thoroughly enjoyed it and he even got our Alcatraz tickets to save us queueing etc.i have been telling everyone I know to do this

I
, Sep 2017

Very nice trip for 1 hour but the car broke so we missed the rest 3 hours. We got 75 of the fee back but we missed a lot of San Fransisco.

D
, Sep 2017

This isn't your regular city sightseeing tour. It's much more interesting and fun! Imagine you are going to be shown the sights by a guide who lives in the city, knows it's neighborhoods, and is willing to alter the itinerary to suit the interests of the 10 or so passengers in his open-sided vehicle. That's what this tour offers.

Eric, the owner/operator, is someone who seems genuinely interested in meeting and interacting with his guests. He obviously loves to show people around SF, and that comes across on the tour. You will see a few things the regular tours won't show you, and have a great time to boot.

Highly recommended!


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