This San Francisco and Alcatraz combo tour takes in perhaps the most famous landmark, and certainly the most famous prison, in the Golden Gate City. That, and a complete tour of San Francisco itself, and a round-trip boat to 'The Rock' means you'll see all the must-see sights in the city.
Alcatraz Combo Tour
The Rock' as it's popularly known retains its spine-chilling allure after all these years, and with this Alcatraz and San Francisco city tour combo, you get tickets to the iconic sight included in the price!
See America's toughest prison, said to be impossible to escape from... It was to Alcatraz that America's most notorious, violent and troublesome prisoners were sent, with famous inmates including Al Capone, "Machine Gun Kelly" and Robert Franklin Stroud, perhaps better known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz".
It's since become notorious. Said to be haunted, Alcatraz has been the subject of a number of paranormal investigations, as well as starring in films, the most famous being Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage's 1966 cult classic "The Rock".
Can you plan your escape from the inescapable island?
San Francisco Tour
We begin in Union Square, and climb aboard one of our luxury coaches, which will take you from bay to ocean, running around the city on a four-hour journey.
The bus includes an award-winning audio guide, telling you everything you need to know about the famous neighbourhoods the tour stops in: see Chinatown, the San Francisco Presidio, Nob Hill, the Civic Centre and much more, all with a historian in your ears, packed with interesting anecdotes, fun facts and essential information.
The bus tour then winds its way up the 928 feet of the Twin Peaks (locally known as "Eureka" and "Noe") which stand above the city, from where you'll enjoy a three hundred and sixty degree view of the city: a perfect moment to take those photos sure to make your friends back home jealous!
Then we weave back down to see the Sutro Baths - a San Francisco Icon which was the largest indoor swimming pool in the world upon opening in 1896, and used the very seawater of the San Fran bay, before ending the half-day tour back at its start point in Union Square.
The day begins with the Alcatraz Tour. Using their voucher guests should pick up their tickets at the Gray Line Tours office (478 Post Street by Union Square). They can be picked up as early as 72 hours beforehand, or as late as 8 am on the day of the tour.
With your tickets in hand, you'll need to make your way to Pier 33, where the self-guided tour of Alcatraz will depart from. But be sure to be back in time for the city tour portion of the day, starting from Union Square at 2 pm. There is a shuttle which leaves from 2800 Leavenworth (10 minutes walk from Pier 41) at 1:15 pm.
A valid I.D. document is needed for the Alcatraz tour.
Tour Without Alcatraz
If you would 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'.
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San Francisco and Alcatraz Tour
Children between 5 and 11US$ 99
* The price varies based on the chosen date
The tour is exclusively in English.
Narrated tour of San Francisco.
Round trip boat ride to Alcatraz + audio tour (worth $38.35).
Shuttle between pier 41 and Union Square.
Hotel pick up.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 5 days before (San Francisco local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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.
478 Post Street by Union Square.