San Francisco: Alcatraz, Chinatown Guided Tour & Cable Car
- Explore Alcatraz, America's most notorious prison
- Learn about Alcatraz with an award-winning audio guide
- Discover Chinatown, learn about its history and see landmarks such as Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square, and St. Mary’s Cathedral
- Taste fresh fortune cookies at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
- Ride San Francisco's famous cable car
After your Alcatraz tour, take the ferry back to the docks and meet your guide for a walking tour of Chinatown. Start your tour near the Dragon’s gate, and learn about the neighborhood’s history as a seedy port district. Hear stories of the drunken sailors who would visit the neighborhood's opium dens and brothels.
Discover how the neighborhood has transformed over the decades. See neighborhood landmarks including Waverly Place, Portsmouth Square, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Stop into a traditional apothecary. Try some tasty treats at some of the city’s best bakeries. Snack on some fresh fortune cookies, a San Francisco invention. Explore Chinatown’s vibrant restaurant scene. Learn about the eight great cuisines of China check out some of the city’s best dim sum spots.
Use your cable car ticket after the walking tour, or save it and use it whenever is convenient for you.
- Alcatraz Island Ticket with audioguide
- Cable car ticket
- Guided walking tour
- Expert local guide
- Hotel pickup/drop-off
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
Morning Meeting Point - Alcatraz Ticket Tour: - 1800 Montgomery Street (directly across from Alcatraz Landing). Meet your guide to the left (while facing Hillstone) at the bronze statue of a cowboy riding a fish. Afternoon Meeting Point - Chinatown Tour: - 10 Mark Lane (The Irish Bank). Meet your guide at 3:50 PM for a prompt departure at 4:00 PM, at the entrance of Mark Alley from Bush Street.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
- Baby strollers
• Due to Alcatraz's changing schedule, the tour operator will contact you within 10-days of your tour to confirm your ticket time.
• Please note, your tour includes a 30-minute introduction to Alcatraz prior to departure on the ferry.
• Please note that due to policies governed by Alcatraz, you must provide the name and birthdate for each person visiting the island. You will be asked to provide this information by the tour operator after booking.
• All travelers over the age of 18 must bring ID for their Alcatraz tour. Without ID, tickets cannot be released for you to travel to Alcatraz.
• Please do not try to collect your Alcatraz tickets from the ticket booth. You must meet your guide at the meeting point, 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time.