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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

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz Tour

Go on a San Francisco urban adventure!

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).

Customer Reviews

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The four of us, two adults and two grandchildren, thoroughly enjoyed our day with the Sand Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz tour. The driver/tour guide was certain that all of us could hear him in the back of his truck and called us by name! The tour included sites and explanations that could be understood by all, including our ten-year-old grandchildren. He also made certain there was timer for stretching and, in the case of the children, running. He took us to an unusual grocery store where we ordered our lunches and reflected on the morning. And our guide made certain that we were in the proper lines for the Alcatraz tour. It is his own business andhe does a great job!
The children loved Alcatraz - who wouldn't?

Richard Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The reviewers nailed it, Eric is the best! No need to repeat what has already been said. Eric grew up in the area and is a one-person business. So book this tour now and you are sure to get him as your guide.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Eric was so amazing! Great communication, thorough and flexible. Definitely recommend!

Sarah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Absolutely fantastic! Eric our tour guide was extremely personable and engaging - his knowledge of San Fran second to none. I know he has been doing this for a long time but his enthusiasm could not have been greater had this been his first day. Cannot recommend this tour enough - so many sites seen - I really feel I got to know this incredible city well in the space of just one day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great fun tour ! Thanks very well organised and enthusiastic tour leader owner operator Eric. A great day exploring San Francisco

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Loved our guide Eric he was organised, fun, knowledgeable and energetic. The tour was well planned and we had a great day .. thank you

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Eric was absolutely brilliant showed us as much as he could, he was comical and very knowledgable, would defiantly recommend this trip. Value for money,

Georgette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Eric is the best! We had so much fun!

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This is such a great tour. You see every neighborhood and landmark, great lunch with Alcatraz to finish the day. Eric is sooo much fun!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This trip was fantastic! I am so glad we chose this as opposed to the many other options available to us. The tour itself was the perfect blend of sightseeing, history and present-day information. I feel like we saw and learned an incredible amount in a relatively short amount of time. Eric, our tour guide, was the best we had on a 3-week trip. He was personable, knowledgeable and passionate about ensuring his guests learned about the City he obviously loves. If you're trying to decide among tours, choose this one - you'll be so glad you did!!

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