Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour

Price from: 79 $
Duration: 8 hours
Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.

Likely to Sell-out! Alcatraz regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

The San Francisco City Tour begins with a drive along the famous waterfront for views of San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Photo stops are made at the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks (weather permitting).

Some of the attractions you will see on this San Francisco City Tour include: Chinatown Fisherman's Wharf Victorian homes Palace of Fine Arts North Beach Presidio National Park Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean Your tour also includes the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island and an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block". This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more on this tour.

The schedule for the day depends on the availability for Alcatraz. You will be advised of the tour schedule either when you call to re-confirm your tour 24 hours prior, or upon arrival for the tour on your selected date of travel.

Alcatraz sold out?
City Tour & Escape from the Rock Cruise
When Alcatraz is sold out, book the next best option and upgrade your city tour to include the Escape from the Rock Cruise. This 90-minute bay cruise sails under the Golden Gate Bridge and then circles Alcatraz twice allowing you to get up close and see every angle of this mysterious island.

You’ll hear chilling accounts of harrowing escape attempts by Alcatraz’s notorious criminals as well as their descriptions of the brutality of life on the island. This special San Francisco bay cruise featuring sound effects and intriguing stories about Capone, Billy Cook the Killer, Clyde Johnson’s Alcatraz escape attempt and many more, will take you back to the days when this maximum-security prison was the most feared institution in the American penal system.

Please note: the City Tour & Escape from the Rock Cruise does NOT include a ticket to Alcatraz

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The Twin Peaks - what a view
Jan4719 , Jupiter, Florida, United States, 2015-03-30
It was a great view of the entire San Francisco area. The Golden Gate Bridge was visible as was Alcatraz. It was a perfectly clear day. read full review
The Twin Peaks - Best point to view the whole city.
Gizelly F , 2015-03-30
The view from Twin Peaks is breathtaking, definitely worth to go there. Bring a jacket as it is really cold up there. read full review
The Twin Peaks - wow great veiw
sharon p , newcastle upon tyne, 2015-03-30
we had a coach trip all over san fransisco, and twin peaks was one of the places we went to what a view of the city from hear great photo oportunity read full review
Golden Gate Park - Stunning.
Adrienne H , Springfield, Virginia, 2015-05-22
This is a huge park so definitely make sure you've got comfortable shoes on. And for sure, BRING YOUR CAMERA. You'll regret it if you don't. This is absolutely gorgeous. My boyfriend and I walked... read full review
Golden Gate Park - Huge Park
KristiB678 , Oklahoma, 2015-05-22
There are so many things to see in this park! We walked from the beach to several different areas inside the park! Definitely stop at the Japanese Gardens and the Art Museum. read full review
Golden Gate Park - Lovely!
Shannon K , Ontario, Canada, 2015-05-21
We drove around a bit, we missed most of the attractions but just enjoyed the peaceful beauty of the park and walked along the river. Would have loved to brought our bikes. read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - walking across the bridge
Susieqnurse , Junction City, OR, 2015-05-23
We walked across the bridge as part of our half marathon. It was a wonderful experience. NO WIND!! Now I can take this experience off my bucket list!! read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - Wonderful memories
bsgillis , Wakefield, Massachusetts, 2015-05-22
My husband, my son and I took the boat tour. You need to purchase in advance, I mean 3 months in advance, I saw people trying to purchase tickets there and they were all sold out for at least a good... read full review
The Golden Gate Bridge - Beautiful
KristiB678 , Oklahoma, 2015-05-22
Awesome to see & learn the history. Beautiful view of the city from the other side! We enjoyed our entire trip across the bridge. read full review
Alcatraz - AVisit through History
Susieqnurse , Junction City, OR, 2015-05-23
This was a great tour. We had recorders with earphone and could move through Alcatraz at our own speed. There was a lot of history provided through the tour. Very informative. Staff were friendly and... read full review
Alcatraz - Hauntingly Beautiful
KristiB678 , Oklahoma, 2015-05-22
Very interesting to see where the prisoners lived. The entire island has so much history to see. Not only the prisoners, but you learn about the lives of the guards and their families that also lived... read full review
Alcatraz - Good day out.
Diane F , Melbourne, Australia, 2015-05-22
We enjoyed this very informative trip.It was very cold the day we went , therefore less people on the tour which was great for us. Before we went over to Alcatraz we went on a bus tour with Grey... read full review
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