• Tour code: 2402CITYTRAZ
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: Varies

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On this San Francisco day tour, visit Alcatraz Island for a self-guided audio tour of this legendary penitentiary and National Historic Landmark District and then check off the city’s major attractions, from Alcatraz to Golden Gate Park, all at once. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll see top sights like Coit Tower and Chinatown, and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. If option selected, take a ferry to tour the bayside town of Sausalito or hop aboard a cruise across the San Francisco Bay on the following day.


  • Experience San Francisco city and Alcatraz
  • Stop for photo opportunities at such sights as Haight Ashbury, Battery Godfrey, Golden Gate Park and hidden places not seen on big bus tours
  • Explore the beautiful bayside town of Sausalito (if option selected)
  • Enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge as you cruise along San Francisco Bay
  • Take a fascinating audio tour of infamous Alcatraz Island

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco City and Alcatraz Tour with Optional Bay Cruise and Ferry to Sausalito

Discover San Francisco From an Insider's Perspective

If you’re looking for what to do in San Francisco, your search is over with this action-packed tour that includes transportation around the city and admission to Alcatraz.

Make your own way to the Embarcadero at Pier 33 to board the ferry to Alcatraz. On the Alcatraz ferry, enjoy more photo ops of San Francisco Bay before arriving on the island, where your independent tour begins. Using your provided headset, explore the former prison with the self-guided audio tour. You’ll learn about the history of Alcatraz, its notorious inmates like Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone, the staff who also lived on the island, and some of the prisoner escape attempts. Listen to interviews from prisoners and guards as you try to imagine what life was like in the cellblock.

Once you return back to San Francisco, join your informative guide and explore the city from an insider perspective as you see lesser-known gems that aren’t part of typical bus tours, as well as famous attractions like Union Square, Battery Godfrey, and Golden Gate Park.

If option selected, take a ferry to Sausalito, a charming town on San Francisco Bay that stretches into the wooded hillsides on the following day. Sausalito is known for its boutique shops and galleries showcasing artwork from local artists. Also, enjoy a lovely dining experience on the water if you wish. Once you're finished touring Sausalito, hop on the ferry back to San Francisco whenever you are ready.

If you are looking to sail on the San Francisco Bay, choose the Bay Cruise option offering beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the stunning San Francisco skyline.

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