I would highly recommend this trip and our guide Pete was both funny and knowledgeable
One of the best excursions that we have ever taken. The narration by past inmates and employees made the experience so realistic. The instructions for proceeding through the prison kept everyone completely organized. This trip is a must see.,., great job Viator..
An excellent trip all round. The guide 'Pete' was very helpful, informative and made the day good fun. I would highly recommend this trip.
An exciting way to tour the city and get to Alcatraz. Commentary all the way to the harbour and then the self guided tour at your own pace using headphones. Quite a place. Then back
on the tram with our supplied packed lunch and more sights snd stops around the city.
Well worth the money. The guide was exceptional. Definitely recommend.
The tour guide, Pete, was amazing. Great knowledge of San Fransisco and the various sites.
Joguar3 United States of ...
The early access was the best way to go on this tour. Alcatraz self guided tour was very interesting and worthwhile. The crowds to visit are huge. You must have a reservation to be sure you can visit. The cable car tour was excellent. You will ride through all the neighborhoods and the commentary by the local guide Arturo was terrific. We stopped under the Golden Gate Bridge and at several other spots to see aspects not done by other tours. Only disappointment was the box lunch was not from the Boudin Bakery as expected. It was still good.
recomendaria que el tour tambien pudiera ser en español. gracias
Great tour with good guide. Lots of useful tips and info. Lunch only OK. Recommended.
This is a San Francisco 101 in my opinion You'll get to see almost all the sights there is to see in San Francisco. The early access to Alcatraz meant that there isn't as many people on the island as there would be normally.
The stops made at Golden Gate Bridge, especially Fort Point and Vista Point gave us a breathtaking view of the bridge itself. The good weather definitely helps. Arturo our tour guide was very friendly, engaging without being too restrictive. Good fun!
What an awesome tour! From our collection point to the time we were dropped off, we were educated, entertained and enthralled. Our tour guide was amazing. If you haven't booked your Alcatraz tour before getting to San Fran, you may miss out. All tours were booked for 3 weeks in advance when we were there, so we were glad we'd booked in advance.
The tour was wonderful and the tour guide was terrific and gave us some great advice to make a day flow even better. Thank you very much.
Great tour, well organised and good timekeeping. Well worth the extra cost for the early-bird access to Alcatraz. When we were leaving there were several parties of school children arriving so we got to see everything at a leisurely pace and avoid the crowds. The audio tour of the prison is extremely informative and eye-opening. Great idea to do the sightseeing tour on a modified cable car. Good fun going over the Golden Gate Bridge. Very informative and helpful tour guide/driver who doubled as a photographer - no need for selfies, he was always there to suggest good photo shots. This is the perfect tour for seeing all the major sights and experiencing life on the rock .
Miss LLP United Kingdom
This is the only way to make the most of Alcatraz. It is definitely worth doing, and avoids most the crowds for a little while at least. We were picked up from Union Square just a block away from our hotel in the converted cable car bus. We then went on a little tour on the way to the Alcatraz departing pier. Our tour guide made sure we were confident in where we checked in and which boat to get back before leaving us to go to the island independently. After a short boat journey we walked up to the main cell block and got our audio tour equipment. It is worthwhile having the audio tour! It is not like cheap and nasty ones I've experienced in other places - its is really, really good. The narrators of the audio tour are former prison officers and former prisoners. When we arrived back at the pier in SF, our tour guide drove along the Embarcadero slightly and we stopped for lunch. After lunch, we then went to the Golden Gate bridge, all I can say about that is wow!
Our guide Arturo provided interesting and informative commentary as we drove around the sights of San Fran, bringing the neighbourhoods to life. There are many high points on the tour - the opportunity to experience Alcatraz before it gets really busy is brilliant as is the drive across Golden Gate Bridge. One word of warning - it can get very breezy on the Bridge so bring a jacket/coat/jumper.
We loved having early access and beating the crowds to do this fascinating trip. The tour was well organised and informative
An excellent full day. The tram bus really adds the feeling of something special.
This was by far our favorite tour during our trip to San Fransisco. We saw so many great things during the tour and our tour guide was amazing. She was funny and very informative and made our tour very fun and exciting. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Well worth the money!
Beating the traffic is often the name of the game in SF.
Have warm sweaters for the open ride on the trolley and the ferry, as well as the jail house itself!
Jamie the driver was excellent, very entertaining and professional.
Vi ångrar ingenting med denna utflykt, allting var och gick perfekt! Vår guide var jätterolig och trevlig. Hjälpsam med allt och informativ angående alla resmål, både Alcatraz och Golden Gate bron. Rekommenderas varmt av både mig och min familj. Vi hade dock lite otur med vädret..
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