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San Francisco: Alcatraz Night Tour & City Cable Car Ride

Product ID: 368161
Uncover the fascinating history and gruesome secrets of the world’s most infamous prison on this exclusive, nighttime tour of Alcatraz. The tour also includes a sightseeing ride on the city’s iconic cable car, as well as a ferry cruise around the island.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Ride on an authentic motorized cable car through San Francisco
  • See and learn about the city's iconic sights including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point
  • Admire fantastic views of the city and Alcatraz Island on a ferry cruise
  • Embark on a unique nighttime tour of the infamous Alcatraz prison
  • Listen to tales of Alcatraz's history and the former inmates of the prison
Full description
Make the most of your trip to San Francisco and embark on this one-of-a-kind experience that combines a tour of the city’s iconic sights, with an unforgettable tour of Alcatraz at night. 

The adventure begins with a meet and greet at Pier 35 where you’ll check-in and board an authentic motorized cable car. Once aboard, listen to live narration about San Francisco and its most notable sights, including the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fort Point.

After your city tour, arrive at Pier 33, also known as Alcatraz Landing. Embark on a ferry cruise around the island and marvel at this mysterious and history-rich building from the water. Once all the daytime visitors have left, dock on the island and head into the entrance of the cell house. As you explore at your own pace, listen to spine-tingling stories about the island and its former residents from an audioguide. At the end of an unforgettable experience, take the ferry back to Pier 33 and enjoy the rest of your evening.
  • Nighttime tour of Alcatraz Island
  • Round-trip ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island
  • Cable car city tour with live guided narration
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero, near the grouping of flagpoles • Please arrive 15-minutes before your tour time • Look for your tour guide with a flag and the Hornblower Classic Cable Cars logo

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• When booking, you must provide the names of all participants in order to receive your Alcatraz tickets (if incomplete information is provided you will not get your tickets, nor receive a refund)
• All visitors over the age of 18 must bring a valid photo ID
• This tour will take place rain or shine
• Please note, the cable cars are not wheelchair accessible and require several stairs to board
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Hornblower Classic Cable Cars

Product ID: 368161