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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour provided by Gray Line San Francisco

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
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from $150.00 per adult
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
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 
Visit iconic sights including the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown
What to expect
This package is a combination of two tours in one. On this city tour, enjoy some of the highlights 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. 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. After your city tour, board a ferry bound for 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2660SFODLX3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Alcatraz Admission Ticket (valued at 39.90 USD) including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour • Narrated Bus Tour of San Francisco • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach • Transportation to Pier 33 Alcatraz Cruise Port after City Tour • Plenty of stops with Photo opportunities • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
Gratuities • Any other services not specified • Hotel Pick up or drop off
Duration
6h
Departure details
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone Departure time: 9:00 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 2800 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Zone (corner Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St) Shuttle Departure Time: 8:40 Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Pier 33 concludes the bus transportation portion of tour. Pier 33 Alcatraz landing is where the Alcatraz portion commences. Upon conclusion of Alcatraz, customers will need to make their own way back from whence they came.
Inclusions
Alcatraz Admission Ticket (valued at 39.90 USD) including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour • Narrated Bus Tour of San Francisco • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach • Transportation to Pier 33 Alcatraz Cruise Port after City Tour • Plenty of stops with Photo opportunities • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
Gratuities • Any other services not specified • Hotel Pick up or drop off
Departure details
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 478 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Gray Line Union Square Departure Zone Departure time: 9:00 AM Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA 2800 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Gray Line Fisherman’s Wharf Departure Zone (corner Leavenworth St. & Jefferson St) Shuttle Departure Time: 8:40 Please be at the above address, 15 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us 48 hours prior to the departure date to confirm.
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Pier 33 concludes the bus transportation portion of tour. Pier 33 Alcatraz landing is where the Alcatraz portion commences. Upon conclusion of Alcatraz, customers will need to make their own way back from whence they came.
Duration
6h
Return details
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA Pier 33 concludes the bus transportation portion of tour. Pier 33 Alcatraz landing is where the Alcatraz portion commences. Upon conclusion of Alcatraz, customers will need to make their own way back from whence they came.
Additional information
Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (11) days prior to your departure date.
You must provide first and last names, along with ages of all passengers to confirm your reservation. If for any reason you do not provide this information within the window of time provided, your Alcatraz tour will be forfeited.
Date changes are not permitted once confirmation is received
Your Alcatraz vouchers / departure time will be available for pick up at 478 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 up to 72-hours prior to your departure date. You are not required to pickup your Alcatraz vouchers prior to your tour departure time, they will be given to you at time of check-in on the date of your tour.
The Alcatraz portion usually takes 1.5 hours to complete, with its audio tour consisting of approximately 45 minutes. You are advised to inquire on your arrival to the island as to what time the next guided tour will begin. There is no restriction on the amount of time you spend on the Island. The ferry boat service departs Alcatraz every 30 minutes and you can disembark at your own leisure
Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. Please note, there is a Tram providing transport for handicapped persons on Alcatraz Island
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Pier 33 is the last stop and ends the bus transport portion of tour. Customers will need to make their own way back to their desired destinations after Alcatraz.
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Union Square
    Van Ness Avenue
    Cow Hollow
  • 1
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Presidio of San Francisco
  • 3
    Lands End
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Golden Gate Park
    Haight Street
  • 4
    Twin Peaks
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Castro
    Market Street
    Financial District
    Chinatown
    North Beach
  • 5
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Pier 33
    San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Pier 33 concludes the bus transportation portion of tour. Pier 33 Alcatraz landing is where the Alcatraz portion commences. Upon conclusion of Alcatraz, customers will need to make their own way back from whence they came.
    See address & details
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4.0
96 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Innovacion
2 contributions
Must see in San Francisco
Jul 2020
One of the best places to visit in San Francisco. A classic in the city and a visit really awesome for everybody
Written May 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Innovanoticia, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had such a great experience with us We hope to welcoming you back soon with all your family and friends Best regards Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written May 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WLY
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Great day out.
May 2020 • Family
Great day out but you have to book in advanced!! otherwise may cause you 3 times more than normal!?? if you buy the ticket from tour companies nearby.
Written April 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear WLY, We appreciate the time you took to review your experience! All reviews help us better understand our tour products and the areas we need to work on them. We hope to see you in a near future! Sincerely Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written April 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brad
Las Vegas, NV4 contributions
Site Seeing
Mar 2020
Don on the gray line tour bus was awesome and did a great job of talking!! We did not get to see the Alcatraz island cause it was cancelled due to the virus.
Written March 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Bradmorevacations, Thank you for choosing Gray Line of San Francisco. I am delighted to know Don made your journey with us as great as you pointed out. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 27, 2020
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Rosana P
1 contribution
Good
Feb 2020 • Couples
The visit to Alcatraz was excellent, but time for lunch was too tight. The city tour was good but it was somewhat boring and there was one unnecessary stop at the top of the mountain in front of the ocean. I would have made one stop at the central park instead.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear PRrosana, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am truly glad to learn you had an excellent experience on board our tour and I hope you took beautiful memories with you. I regret you felt rush during your lunch and did not fully enjoy the stops selected during the tour. I will transfer your constructive feedback with both our operations and reservations team in order to see whether there is room for improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon for another excellent experience. Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK110 contributions
Brilliant tour and a terrific driver
We booked this combo tour before leaving the uk and are so glad we did . We were picked up just along from our hotel and taken to the main office to get our tickets for the city tour and Alcatraz tour before we started .
Our driver was called Rich and if you do the tour and get him as your driver , you will thoroughly enjoy his commentary.
We started off round the city then headed out to and across the golden gate bridge before a short stop for loo's , pictures etc . We then headed off towards Lands End , going through various neighbourhood's which our driver described as we went . Even given us a guide as to rental prices which are ridiculously high !!!
At Lands End we again stopped for loo's and pictures with a chance to look around the shop or have a snack . Cookies here are amazing!!
If you fancy a souvenir picture to hang at home , get it here as a lot cheaper than at fisherman's wharf area .
We then headed up to Twin Peaks area with another stop with breathtaking views of the city and the bay area before heading down towards market street and finishing off by fisherman's wharf for our Alcatraz tour .
Have to say a huge thank you to our driver Rich , who made the tour interesting and fun with a few jokes thrown in .
Written March 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear davidwK4861VV, Thank you for such a positive review on our tour! I am delighted to know you fully enjoyed the day visiting the highlights of the city in our tour as well as Alcatraz island. I will certainly share your commentaries with Rich, who for sure will be happy to hear from you. We really hope you enjoyed tour time in San Francisco! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written March 2, 2020
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Dawn W
1 contribution
Factual and funny
Feb 2020 • Couples
We did the Alcatraz Combo Tour and it was amazing. We started the day by visiting a few places around San Francisco. Our driver was called Rob ( I think). If he had recently retired and then came back then it’s him I’m referring to. He was very factual, gave information about everything we past and I actually left the coach with some knowledge about San Francisco. In addition to his facts , his humour was 10/10. He made the journey and made us laugh throughout, and him knowing so much about the city suits why he does it for a job. Thank you, Rob!

Alcatraz was amazing! It was everything I ever dreamt of and I’ve waited 11 years to go. It’s worth doing the audio tour as you hear all about it and at some points you’re treated like a prisoner: stay and walk to the left!.

Overall the trip is well worth doing. We travelled from England and didn’t have a good start to the holiday as we missed our flight From London to San Fran, but this trip really made up for it and It will be an experience I’ll talk about forever.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear dawnwM4501CY, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this superb review! It is wonderful to learn you had such a great time with us and we contribute to create beautiful memories to take home with you about your visit to San Francisco! I am sure it was a pleasure taking the tour with Rob! He is an amazing professional! I will pass your comments to him and I am sure he will be thrilled to hear from you! We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful experience! Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written February 20, 2020
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Gladys G
2 contributions
Awesome Tour!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We did this tour on our first visit to San Francisco and we really enjoyed it. Rob is a great driver and has very good customer service skills. He takes care of his passengers and shared some good information about the city. Made the tour smooth and pleasant and has an awesome sense of humor. We will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you Rob for giving us a great experience on our first visit to San Francisco!
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 920gladysg, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on our Alcatraz and San Francisco tour. Your comments about our driver/guide are superb. I am truly glad you were able to have an amazing experience with us and that our driver/guide had such a positive impact during your holidays and you could wholly enjoy you first visit to San Francisco. I cannot thank you enough for your amazing comments and recommendation to our future customers We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful experience. Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written February 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fiona j
Swansea, UK15 contributions
must go and see this
Jan 2020
this was a fantastic day get the audio tour for it helped you go through the Alcatraz in the right amount of time the accounts from both the inmates and the prison wardens were brilliant The city tour was fantastic the driver was very informative we had a fantasic view of the bridge as it was a clear day really worth doing
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear fiona j, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to learn you had a great day on board our Alcatraz and San Francisco tour and your lovely mention to our driver/guide is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon for another excellent experience. Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written February 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GAVIN E
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
New years trip
Great day out, guide was very knowledgeable and funny.
Amazing sights with great photo ops.
Would highly recommend this tour.
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear gavine104, I truly appreciate you took the time to write your review. It is gratifying to learn you enjoyed the tour and tour driver/guide provided knowledgeable and entertaining information during your tour. I hope you were able to take wonderful photos to capture beautiful memories during our tour. Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written February 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ambassador723691
Bollington, UK1 contribution
City Alcatraz tour
Enjoyed trip driver Josh full of information good talking voice plenty to see went reverse way round so fog would lift of golden gate bridge
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Ambassador723691, Thank you for your review. What a pleasure to discover you enjoyed the experience with Josh! This tour is designed for passengers to discover the main points of interest of the city; I am glad to see you found it informative. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
Written January 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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