San Francisco Tour + Alcatraz
Discover the most iconic sights in the Golden Gate City on this unmissable combo tour: visit the infamous island prison of Alcatraz and enjoy a complete guided tour of San Francisco!
San Francisco Tour + Alcatraz
Pt. 1: San Francisco Tour
At the indicated time, we'll meet at your chosen meeting point to begin our complete tour of San Francisco! We'll start by exploring the dreamy Palace of Fine Arts.
Then, we'll cross the Golden Gate Bridge to take you to a spectacular viewpoint where you can take the most amazing photos of the iconic bridge. Next, we'll take you to Land's End Lookout so that you can enjoy panoramic views of the Sutro Baths and the Cliff House.
After taking in all of these amazing views, we'll head to the Golden Gate Park to explore its many gardens and museums. As we stroll, you'll learn about the fascinating history of the neighboring Haight-Ashbury district. Then, we'll drive through Castro and Mission District on our way to the Twin Peaks overlook.
Next, we'll hop back on to the bus to take a panoramic tour of various SF neighborhoods, such as Nob Hill, the Financial District, and Chinatown before arriving in North Beach. In this area, aka Little Italy, we'll pass by the famous Coit Tower on our way to crazy Lombard Street!
Hungry? We'll take a break in either North Beach or Fisherman's Wharf so that you can have some lunch on your own. In Fisherman's Wharf, you can say "hi" to the famous San Francisco sea lions!
Then, we'll drop you off at Pier 33 so that you can pick up your tickets and board the ferry to Alcatraz.
Pt. 2: Visit to Alcatraz
Once you arrive at "The Rock", as it's popularly known, you'll enjoy the official "Alcatraz Cellhouse Audio Tour", which is available in several languages and lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
You'll explore America's toughest prison, said to be impossible to escape from... America's most notorious, violent, and troublesome prisoners were sent to this island-prison. Famous inmates include Al Capone, "Machine Gun Kelly" and Robert Franklin Stroud, perhaps better known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz".
As you tour, you'll hear about the prison's history, chilling stories narrated by former inmates, and various escape attempts! After the audio tour ends, you'll take the return ferry back to Pier 33. Will you be able to escape from the inescapable island?
The day begins with the complete city tour of San Francisco in the morning and the Alcatraz tour in the afternoon.
After finishing the city tour, we'll drop you off at the ticket office in front of the ferry terminal so that you can pick up your tickets and board the boat to the island of Alcatraz. Please bring a valid form of ID in order to get your tickets.
Upon booking, please select one of the following meeting points:
- 8:30 am - 478 Post St. (Union Square area)
- 8:50 am - 2805 Leavenworth St. (Fisherman's Wharf area)
The city tour will be done with a live guide who speaks English. However, there's also an audio guide available in French, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Mandarin, and Japanese. If you'd like an audio guide, please indicate your preferred language when booking.
Tour without Alcatraz
If you'd prefer to take a tour of San Francisco without visiting Alcatraz prison, you can reserve our Complete San Francisco Tour, which shows you the best of The Golden Gate City, minus 'The Rock'.
7 hours - 8 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Transport by bus
Audio guide in other languages
Round–trip ferry tickets to Alcatraz
Audio guide tour of the Alcatraz prison
Food and drinks
When to book?
You can book up until 8 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us .