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Itinerary
Make your way to Pier 33 and board the ferry for the scenic ride to Alcatraz. Be sure to bring a government-issued ID and some layers, as the ride can get chilly. During your 15-minute ride, snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the city's receding skyline.

Arrive at Alcatraz, a former federal prison that's now a National Park and get a brief orientation to the maximum security facility, which operated from 1934 to 1963. Pick up your 2.5-hour self-guided audio tour, available in ten languages, and start exploring. Listen to commentary from former staff and inmates and learn about the stints that famous inmates like Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone served. When you're finished looking around, hop on the next ferry (ferries depart every thirty minutes) and head back to Pier 33.

Back on the mainland, eat lunch anywhere in the Embarcadero or Fisherman's Wharf area (own expense). Find your way down to the cycling tour departure point, in the heart of Chinatown.

Embark on a 3 to 4-hour bike tour with a knowledgeable local guide through several of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods. Learn about each neighborhood's history and culture while you stop for beer tastings at three popular watering holes. Bars visited may include Local Brewing Co, Thirsty Bear Brewing, Zeitgest, Southern Pacific Brewing Company, Toronado, Magnolia Brewing Company and 21st Amendment. Your first beer is included; feel free to purchase additional drinks and snacks at any of the stops.

Your tour ends at its departure point.
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Alcatraz Island
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Overview
Visit Alcatraz and go on a beer-themed cycling tour through some of the city's hippest neighborhoods. This full-day excursion combines San Francisco's history; a ferry ride to Alcatraz and an audio tour of 'The Rock', with its modern craft brewing scene; a bike tour of the city's breweries and bars. With a local guide and a small group limited to 12 people or less, you'll enjoy personalized attention. Use of a bike and helmet is included, as well as one pint of craft beer.
Highlights
  • San Francisco combo Alcatraz and bike tour
  • Enjoy a ferry across the bay to Alcatraz Island
  • Explore the former prison on a 2.5-hour audio walking tour
  • Discover neighborhoods like the Mission and SOMA during a 3 to 4-hour small-group bike tour limited to 12 people
  • Stop to sample craft beer at three breweries or bars, such as 21st Amendment or Southern Pacific Brewing Company
  • Learn about San Francisco’s ever-changing urban culture from an informative guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day

A great day, good audiotour at The Rock. Nicely timed with good opportunities for a stop and lunch on the way to the bikes. Ok bikes, good guide, good beer and good vibes. Worth every penny!

Thank Carslakk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loved it!

Years since I had ridden a bike! After 15 minutes, all was cool! Loved it...Alexi was sooo informative and brought us to places we would have never thought of going to! The brews were amazing!!! Super great time...Loved the ride on Market Street!! Met and...More

Thank 259Linda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun ride thru the city

Found this tour while looking for a Alcatraz tour. We love bikes and beer, so we went for it. We stopped by the pier at 10am to pick up our tickets for the 11am Alcatraz tour and caught the 1:55pm ferry back. Had plenty of...More

Thank 2tickets-RT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great way to see the city!

The Alcatraz tour was easy to navigate and well organized and was a great way to learn more about the island! The boat ride over is quick (but a bit chilly and windy!) and the audio tour on the island is great! Definitely give yourself...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Beers and Bikes

I’ll admit we ended up finding this tour having arrived in California with no idea how far in advance Alcatraz books up... a few days before and with no way of getting a ticket we looked for a tour as a last option. Being a...More

Thank Craig M
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