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Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo

From $108.00
  • Prebook so you don't miss your chance to go to Alcatraz, which sells out fast
  • Round-trip ferry ticket, admission, and audio tour of Alcatraz
  • A stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors 
Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour Combo
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City Tour & Alcatraz Admission
3.5-hr San Francisco city tour plus ferry and admission to Alcatraz island, including award-winning Alcatraz audio tour. Limited availability and advance booking is recommended
From $108.00
Once a federal prison and now a national park, historic Alcatraz sits in the middle of the San Francisco Bay and is a must-see sight. Secure a hard-to-get ticket to the island for an audio-guided walking tour and visit other iconic San Francisco sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, and Chinatown on this stress-free tour. All entrance fees are included.
What to Expect
In the morning, make your own way to Pier 33. Your Alcatraz and San Francisco tour starts with a ferry ride to Alcatraz. Upon arrival get a brief orientation on the maximum-security facility from a park ranger and pick up your self-guided audio tour. Listen to commentary from former staff and inmates as you explore the cellblocks.

When your audio tour concludes, hop back on the ferry to Pier 33.

Next, head toward your designated meeting spot on Post Street for a tour of San Francisco. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and cruise along the city’s waterfront, taking in views of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting).

Spend the morning visiting the historic Palace of Fine Arts, a monumental structure from the 1915 World’s Fair; stop for pictures at the panoramic viewpoint on Twin Peaks; and explore neighborhoods including North Beach, Chinatown, the Presidio, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Your tour ends back on Post Street.
Reviews (2,273)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Not to be missed when in San Francisco

Highly recommend booking the Hornblower Classic Cable Car early morning VIP Tour. Starts out with a ferry ride from Pier 39 to Alcatraz Island. There you learn the history and the personalities housed on "The Rock"

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank morrism2013
Reviewed October 18, 2018
lost out on Alcatraz tour

i had booked combo tour on 27 th september 18 and forgot to give the name of person accompanying me on the tour four days before instead gave it three days before tour ,i was informed we could not do the tour and were most...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Kam P
Reviewed October 2, 2018
The "must do" on a visit to San Fran

This is a great tour and make sure you book well in advance of your visit to San Fran, such a popular tour and hard to get on....but well worth doing.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CrustyBaker
Reviewed September 30, 2018
City tour

Simply great, thanks to the selection of tour sites, descriptions provided by our tour guide, Josh. His professionalism, humor, and related music were so appreciated by one and all. Hated to see the tour end, and strongly recommend this tour, based on the excellent bond...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gilbert G
GrayLineSF, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Gilbert It was a pleasure having you as our guest on the San Francisco City Tour. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. Our driver-guide Josh will be very happy to read the great comments you have provided. We...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Well worth doing

Alcatraz is a must-see attraction. Tons of history with a good narration using the headphones. You really get a sense of what it was like there. The bus tour with commentary is a good way to see the city. Make sure you get off at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TonyP1961
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July 2, 2018|
Response from Tiny_Chablis | Reviewed this property |
False. We had to make our own way to Fisherman's Wharf to collect tickets by 7am from the tour company then walk to the pier from where the ferry departs and exchange those tickets for ferry tickets. After Alcatraz you... More
July 2, 2018|
Response from aidagrace |
It helped us to bring the stroller because it was quiet a walk for a toddler from Pier 41 to pier 33 .
May 15, 2018|
Response from aidagrace |
I believe you can do that, if you have the time available. Gray Line have a daily city tour I gathered. It's the Alcatraz tour that is very specific with your tour time.
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