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  1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco City Tour with Visit to Alcatraz

Product ID: 24712
Enjoy a perfect combination of a comprehensive tour of San Francisco with a visit to the notorious Alcatraz Island. Admire the Golden Gate bridge and more of the city's famous sights, before heading to "The Rock," one of the world's most infamous prisons.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Printed voucher required
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up will be from your hotel in San Francisco. If you stay outside San Francisco city limits pick-up is at the Handlery Hotel Union Square 351 Geary Street.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Take a tour of San Francisco and admire the famous and picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel of its time
  • Visit the popular Civic Center, with the city's largest government and cultural institutions
  • Pass through Alamo Square, the famous residential neighborhood
  • See Twin Peaks, the two hills with a spectacular view of the city at an elevation of 922 feet (281 meters)
  • Stop at the exquisite Palace of Fine Arts built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Expositionan, and the War Memorial Opera House
  • Take a ferry to legendary Alcatraz Island, once referred as "The Rock", the historic maximum security penitentiary
Full description
San Francisco is home to some of the most beautiful, historic, and notorious sights in the world. Led by an expert guide, explore the city's amazing variety of architectural styles, impressive buildings and cultural landmarks.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to start this 7-hour tour (3.5-hour City Tour and approximately 3.5-hour visit of Alcatraz). Start with a walk to admire the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge, with its postcard-perfect views of the city. Then, visit the Beaux Arts-style Civic Center and the famous Opera House.

From there, take in great views of the Twin Peaks, the highest points in the city and check out Alamo square, a residential district best known for its Postcard Row: this stunning view includes a beautiful look at seven "Painted Ladies" and the city skyline.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at Pier 33, Hornblower Alcatraz Landing, where you can pick up your Alcatraz Island ferry tickets at the Prepaid Ticketbooth. Pier 33 is at the foot of Bay Street on the Embarcadero.

There is a separate line for guests who have already purchased their tickets and you must present your passport or a valid photo identification.

Alcatraz and history go hand-in-hand. Once home to some of America's most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al "Scarface" Capone, and the "Birdman" Robert Stroud helped to establish the island's notoriety.

To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons. Discover the unique history of the island and get an in-depth look at San Francisco.
  • Admission to Alcatraz Island
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Narrated tour
  • Ferry tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Transfer back to hotel
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The total Package duration is approximately 6-hour. starting with 3.5-hour City Tour, followed by the visit to Alcatraz
• At Alcatraz Island: the Cellhouse audio tour is available in: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
• The face value of the Alcatraz ticket is $39.90
• Service not available from hotels/residences located outside San Francisco city center
• You must provide the name of all participants during booking in order to receive Alcatraz tickets. If incomplete information is provided you will not get tickets, nor receive a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 194 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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We had a great day, with Alcatraz in the morning then some free time at Fisherman’s Wharf to get some lunch and a bit of shopping. Antonio picked us up and shows us some sights, he was a fantastic tour guide and we highly recommend a tour with him. Thanks for a fun filled day’

August 20, 2019

Wonderful city tour combined with the Alcatraz tour was a great day!

Antonio was a wonderful tour guide and very accomodating. He took us to many sights and we were impressed with how much he showed us! He was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. I would highly recommend Antonio and his tour service. The Alcatraz tour was good -- the audio tour was excellent and was narrated by former prison guards and inmates. Very informative.

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July 18, 2019

Tour not in the booked language ... ;-(

We booked a tour with a German speaking guide because my partner speaks and understands English only to a limited extent. We got an Italian-speaking guide who didn't speak a word of German and made small talk in Italian with the other two Italian guests. The price is too expensive, since it doesn't seem to matter which language you book in ... Our Italian engraving guide Frederico was good, he is not to blame. He tried to make the best of the situation.

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October 12, 2019

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Product ID: 24712