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up to 24 hours in advance
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Safety measures
icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Enjoy San Francisco’s main highlights without worrying about the logistics on this 2-for-1 tour. Start your day at one of the most notorious prisons, Alcatraz, and take a self-guided audio tour. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of city neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach to see landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies.
  • Learn about San Francisco's history and culture from your guide
  • Snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Point
  • Hear about architectural landmarks and get tips on great restaurants
  • Ferry, entrance tickets, and audio guide for Alcatraz included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With guaranteed Alcatraz tickets, this is a great way to see San Francisco's best if you have limited time.
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Live commentary on board
Local, Professional guide
Snacks
Bottled water
Includes tickets to Alcatraz ($39.90 USD value) and self guided audio tour
Gratuities

Departure Point

Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation and Alcatraz ferry time will be received at time of booking (it is also listed below)
  • Your tickets will be held at the Alcatraz box office for collection on the day of the tour
  • A current passport or any government issued photo i.d. is required to redeem Alcatraz tickets
  • Various Alcatraz Departure Times
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SF Excursions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Francisco City Highlights Experience with Official Alcatraz Tour.

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Alcatraz and city tour
Anne_T
, Jul 2021
It was a great tour! Taking the ferry to Alcatraz is nice and then you are free to visit Alcatraz on your own. You get a cassette to hear all the details about this jail. Interesting! The tour guide was very good, from England with the English humor! He knew so much history. A great tour!
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Educational, Fascinating and Fun
Tiffany_B
, Jul 2021
We were visiting the area for just a couple days and thought this tour may help us see and do a lot in a little time. It was far more than what we had originally thought it would be! The self-guided Alcatraz Tour was excellent, and it was so easy because the tour company took care of everything- name and ID for adults was all we needed. The San Francisco Tour was a little longer than advertised, but it was well-worth the time for the amount of information (historical, social, culture, personal stories, etc.) shared with us from our tour guide, Brendan, in addition to all the sites we took in, neighborhoods visited, and picture locations. Definitely recommend!
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Memorable San Francisco trip
Jafontz_F
, Jul 2021
Finally stepping inside Alcatraz was awesome. Getting there & back to San Francisco through the ferry was no problem. Our 90 minute tour of San Francisco was great. Brendan, was very nice, funny & informative, I guess because he grew up in the city. Also, getting a text from him the day before to make sure we have all the information we need & being able to ask questions is a big plus, and he answers back right away. The city is beautiful, weather is great, just happy we get to visit. Brendan also takes amazing pictures, so don’t miss the opportunity to ask him. Worth every penny.
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Alcatraz/San Francisco Tours
Thomas_B
, Jul 2021
Great tours. Alcatraz is fascinating and seeing it up close was nice. Also loved the San Francisco city tour. Brendan is very knowledgeable and funny. I’d recommend this tour to anyone.
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Great Tour
Sharon_C
, Jun 2021
Brendan, a SF native, provides a wonderful city tour. He takes you to all the SF highlights with opportunities for photo ops as well as little seen gems. Architecture, history and pop culture are included. Hints for restaurants and activities given. He will even drop you off at his recommended restaurant or area at the end of the tour. Enjoyed with the combined Alcatraz island tour.
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Great Second-Part of Tour (+ A Cautionary Note About Alcatraz)!
Adam
, Jun 2021
Five stars for the second-half of the tour, after Alcatraz which was less impressive. AFTER pick-up from Pier 33 ... Tour Guide Brendan is a wizard at education while driving through the challenging (and interesting!) hilly streets of San Francisco! In just two hours on a zippy air-conditioned bus, we'd seen and learned a broad spectrum of social diversity, architectural history, street artistry, and breathtaking Bay area visibility. Comparatively speaking, Alcatraz seemed restrictive ... If you book the whole thing, keep in mind that traffic to the Alcatraz Landing Pier is awful, plus parking is costly! ... If you're delayed by traffic, you could lose the whole Alcatraz tour portion (some people were denied standby even after waiting an extra hour in the sun). For Alcatraz alone: 1.5 stars for unfriendly pier staff, a glitchy audio tour app, and a smelly island. I respectfully suggest that the second half of this tour (as advertised) works better as a standalone experience. 90 minutes of personable commentary while riding on a fun bus! As said, tour Guide Brendan was an impressive driver and talker and facilitated a fun learning experience on the streets of SF. For the street driving portion of this tour: 5 stars!!!
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Much better than a big unpersonal tour!
Laura_D
, Jun 2021
Alcatraz tour was very good. The small tour with Brandon at SF was an excellent tour from a locals point of view.
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Love San Francisco
Delia_V
, Apr 2021
Great experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable of the city and very friendly. Since it's near the water a jacket is recommended.
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Best ever !
Claudia_P
, Apr 2021
The sights was most memorable! Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable and took great pics! Would def recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience San Francisco!
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A San Fran must!
Danni-Alabama
, Apr 2021
The City tour was awesome! Brendan was by far THE BEST tour guide! We got to see and learn so much! Loved the ferry ride to Alcatraz. So much history. Such a cool place!
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