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Address: Bay Street and Embarcadero, Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-981-7625
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Group tours/walking tour
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Be sure that you book your tour in advance as there can be 3-4 days until the next available tour. The tour itself takes 2-3 hours and it is a unique experience. Safe some time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Be sure that you book your tour in advance as there can be 3-4 days until the next available tour. The tour itself takes 2-3 hours and it is a unique experience. Safe some time for the garden and don´t forget your camera. Mornings can be foggy, and windy. The Rock itself have much more possibilities as a touristic attraction,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Book in advance as very busy but once on the island the crowds dispersed and I had a pleasant tour. The audio guide is a must and very informative.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This tour was so enlightening. I learned so much more than I thought I knew about Alcatraz. Recommend the audio tour of the cell building. My companion had no interest in seeing Alcatraz and it is now one of her favorite tours. If you can't walk up hill there is a tram. A prisoner who wrote a book about his... More 

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Noida
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

goto pier 39 and see the view. It will attract you to itself at sunrise or sunset. not next day take the ferry for 30 usd approx and enjoy. you have to be there to see it. It much more than the movie Rock.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

love it. Take the tour ,very informative. Highly recommend the night tour the views of the city are amazing.

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Cairns, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The ferry trip across enables you to have a view back at the city. Ensure you have booked in advance because it does get very busy. The booking system is a bit hit and miss, even though you book in advance you still do not know what time of the day you will travel. Strange system, I think that could... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you are umming and arring about whether it's worth it... this is my message - do it! The history is fascinating, the place is surrounded in legend and mystery and all of the talks and tours were insightful. Plus it's really cool to see the slope streets of San Fran from the outside looking in!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Fun ferry ride over and an excellent walking narrative about the background and stories. It was interesting to hear prisoners describe being there, as well as guards and their families explain what is was like to live on Alcatraz. Well worth the trip. Take the extra time to walk around the back of the island to see the beautiful gardens... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were not fortunate to get tickets but the office opens at 7 30 on Pier 33 so we queued from 7 and they distribute any returns or unsold tickets first thing. Our queueing paid off. It a really wonderful experience and one thats now ticked off the bucket list.

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Mumbai
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

last I was there in 2001, pretty good tour. some of the cells give you goosebumps. cool historical stuff. recommended.

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