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San Francisco City Tour and Alcatraz Island Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Explore San Francisco on a bus tour and enjoy a cruise around Alcatraz Island
  • Hotel pick-up is included in the package
  • Be driven past famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Twin Peaks
  • See splendid attractions like Golden Gate Wharf, Chinatown and Victorian Homes
  • Listen to interesting commentary by an expert guide onboard and take plenty of great photos!
  • Cruise around the Alcatraz Island, a former US military prison site and learn about its dreaded history
  • Hear chilling stories about dangerous prison inmates and their escape attempts
  • Overview

    Explore San Francisco on an action-packed bus tour, see its popular attractions and go on a cruise around the infamous Alcatraz Island. Drive past the most iconic landmarks of San Francisco in a comfortable guided bus. The stop-overs on the way provide excellent photo opportunities at places like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Twin Peaks. Take in the picturesque Victorian homes, Fisherman Wharf’s, Barbary Coast, Land’s End, North Beach and more!

    Sail through the San Francisco Bay around Alcatraz Island while hearing stories of the notorious felons who inhabited its prison from year 1934 to 1963. Hear thrilling escape stories and know why this island was one of the most dreaded maximum-security prisons of America.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    San Francisco Tour:3 hours and 30 minutes
    Escape from the Rock Cruise: 1 hour

    Start time

    9 am

    Meeting Point

    478 Post Street
    Hotel pick-up is also available from select San Francisco hotels
    Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick-up.
    Escape from the Rock Cruise: Pier 41 Marine Terminal, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Ending Point

    Pier 41 Marine Terminal, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Itinerary

    San Francisco Tour

    Reach the meeting point or be picked up from your hotel at the scheduled time. You will be driven around the city, passing major San Francisco attractions. Stop at designated locations to enjoy great photo opportunities at famous attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, recognized as the world’s most photographed bridge and the Twin Peaks, from where you can have a 360-degree view of San Francisco from 1000 feet above the sea level.

    Witness the breathtaking seasonal display of flowers at the Golden Gate Park. Admire the views of the windmills overlooking the Pacific. Listen to your guide narrate interesting information on San Francisco’s early settlements, from Native Americans to Spanish missionaries as you travel through the infamousBarbary Coast. Pass through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and enjoy looking at the splendid Victorian homes.

    Other such awe-inspiring attractions on the way include –

    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park, and more!

    Escape from the Rock Cruise

    Finish up your city tour with a thrilling bay cruise around the mysterious Alcatraz Island. Circle around the island twice to witness it from all angles and admire its breathtaking skyline. Get transported to the times when this maximum-security prison was a dreaded institution of the American penal system, inhabiting some of the most dangerous criminals of the country. Listen to the chilling details about the famous prisoners of the Rock like Al Capone, Billy Cook - the Killer, and Clyde Johnson’s famous escape attempt.

    Your tour ends at the city’s Pier 41 Marine Terminal.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Guided tour of San Francisco
    • Air-conditioned bus travel with live guide
    • Hotel pick-up
    • Bay cruise around Alcatraz Island

    Exclusions

    • Hotel drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Admission to the Alcatraz prison interior
  • Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to arrange hotel pick up.

    Vouchers for Escape from the Rock cruise will be good for any of the departure times on the day of the booking.

    The Escape from the Rock Cruise does not allow time on Alcatraz Island and allow admission to the Alcatraz prison interior.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.