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Alcatraz is everything you want it to be and well worth going to. Enjoyed the trip and had a good guide.
The driver and tour director were awesome. He gave us come little know facts of San Francisco and Alcatraz. Getting to Alcatraz early, without the crowds, was amazing. We finished the tour of Alcatraz in plenty of time to enjoy the city tour after lunch. We went on the tour on Sunday morning which was great because there was very little traffic. I would highly recommend this tour.
Truly enjoyed everything this tour had to offer. Riding around in a cable car for the day was a fun way to get the true San Fran vibe. The tour had some great stops and the guide was very informative. The lunch provided was delicious and the Alcatraz audio tour is a must if you are in the area. I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would! All in all, a great overview of San Fran!
Fantastic tour! Great to beat the queues and be on first ferry to Alcatraz. Very informative guide as we did the city tour. Fun way to see the sights in a converted cable car. Highly recommend this tour.
This is a must to do. The pick up with the Cable Car which included snacks and the tour after seeing the amazing prison was fantastic. Our tour guide was fantastic too!
Only problem was the tickets at the dock couldn't be found for some time which was a worry - better organization by Viator required here!
This was an incredible trip. Our guide was extremely informative and we saw sites we would not have if we didn't take this tour. Highly recommend. On another note, we took a couple tours offered by Viator, we were very pleased. The narrators/guides were extremely knowledgeable and it was evident they knew there towns. Enjoyed the excursions we took in San Francisco so much that we chose Viator for ALL our excursions in our coming trip to New Orleans.
Great tour! Great tour guide! Loved being the first into Alcatraz and avoiding the crowds!!
Highly recommend this tour. We had a lot of useful information to make our experience very enjoyable. Love having a local tour guide that can show you best places to see and have a meal at. Special thanks to our guide Arturo.
We really enjoyed our Alcatraz tour. Arturo was simply the BEST!!
Wow Wow Wow, now this is what prisons should be like today!! Met with one of the book authors in the gift shop whilst on the rock and he had plenty of information to give. A busy trip and glad we had the first boat out in the morning before the crowds appeared at the rock! The rest of the day was very informative and lots of areas of the city were shown that other tours wouldn't have. Antonis the tour guide was native to SF and was informative about parts of the city that is not found in books, personal touch! Had a great day and would highly recommend this VIP trip above other Alcatraz tours when coming to SF:
This was well worth the money, the tour guide was very well informed. the tour bus itself was and attraction with people stopping and asking to get a picture of it where ever we went. The day started around 7am and finished at 4pm. keep this in mind as it is a full day but i would recommend it if you want to see all parts of the city. The trip to Alcatraz was brilliant we where never rushed giving us plenty of time to learn about the island as well as the prison. Overall i would rate this 10/10 and a must for anyone who comes to San Francisco.
Wow! about seven hours, worth every dollar and every minute. Don't miss this, we spent three days in SF, but this tour showed us triple what the other two days did...enjoy!
Our guide Arturo. Made the trip. He was personable, knowledgeable and had a heart. He deftly navigated the trolley bus through crowded venues to give us the ultimate tour. Took pictures, gave advice as we visited sites to enable us the best. Audio tour of alkatraz at the earliest phase was a plus. Hats off to the park system for the audio tour. Golden gate via this tour gave views in multiple states that Arturo was able to find. Arturo grew up in San Francisco and gave us unique perspectives of life here. He also has a huge heart. After all the tourists had departed and he was cleaning up...he gave a leftover sandwich to a homeless person. One of the tourists had not eaten it and he put it to great use.
The excursion to Alcatraz was both eery and amazing. The Lady tour guide was friendly and knew her stuff. She took us to see many sights on the cable car incliding the house they filmed Mrs Doubtfire and basic instinct, would highly recommend the trip!
Had a great time. Our Trolley bus driver was a local -- new all the ways to get around traffic and save us time and had great stories to share. We really felt like we got to know the city. Would have liked an extra hour on Alcatraz -- felt like we kind of ran through it -- but also felt like we really got our money's worth.
I would highly recommend this tour if you want to go to Alcatraz, you get the first boat out to Alcatraz so you really get to see the inside without too many people around. I loved the cable car around the city and our tour guide/driver was amazing!
We had the greatest time on our Viator tour. Our tour guide, Arturo, was fantastic. Our 4 kids loved the open air trolley/bus, the trip to Alcatraz was one of the highlights of our tour, and the trip across the Golden Gate Bridge was breathtaking. This tour was worth every penny and I would recommend it to everyone.
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This tour was the best and I would thoroughly recommend!! Not only do you get to travel in a cable car with your group on wheels, you ride across the bridge and have a yummy lunch.
Tickets to Alcatraz are included and you arrive to go on the first boat trip of the day!! Afterwards the cable car driver takes you around the backend of San Fran for a fantastic tour showing you life of the Rich and Famous!! If you have limited time Buy This Tour!! You will not be disappointed.
Had a great time! Loved the cable car bus! Arturo our tour guide was knowledgable, entertaining and certainly contributed to a great day!
We were starting to feel disappointed in our visit to San Fransisco until we took this trip. Alcatraz was good but our trip was made to be exceptional by our Cable Car driver David. We would recommend the audio tour of Alcatraz but if you can you need to lag behind the main groups of people before you start the tape. Otherwise you do feel like a herd trying to view the same cell door.
The best part of the trip was back on the Cable Car. David was excellent host and coming from San Fransisco his inside knowledge and view of history made it feel like you were getting a VIP priveldged tour of the city. The Golden Gate Bridge, Booth Fort and the a tour through the posh housing district were really special.
We would highly recommend this and it's excellent value for money.
This was a great tour. You do have to get up early, but you get to see the most notable parts of San Francisco with a dedicated friendly and helpful tour guide. Our Guide made all the difference. Must-do!
this trip was absolutely brilliant our guide Arturo was very informative during the trip and took time to take photo's for everybody on the trip at the start and all points in between. Alcatraz is an eerie thought provoking place but worth every minute. we took Arturo's advice and went straight to the prison itself up the bank, this advice paid off as we could leisurely stroll around and take all the photo's we wanted without there being a big crowd of people. when we got back from Alcatraz the trip around the city was just excellent over the Golden Gate bridge with time to take photo's and then down to fort point which was a great experience. we cannot speak highly enough of Arturo he helped make our day special
Great tour for anyone wanting to see Alcatraz, with early VIP access we missed the crowds and leisurely walked around Alcatraz and fantastic audio tour. Our tour guide on the tram bus, was very knowledgeable, friendly , helpful and pointing out lots of sights. Travelling over the Golden Gate bridge was exciting and plenty of photo opportunities. A great way to see the sights of San Francisco on a day tour.
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