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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour provided by Gray Line San Francisco

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Once a federal prison and now a national park, historic Alcatraz sits in the middle of the San Francisco Bay and is a must-see sight. Secure a hard-to-get ticket to the island for an audio-guided walking tour and visit other iconic San Francisco sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, and Chinatown on this stress-free tour. All entrance fees are included.
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  • Pass by Union Square
    Pass by Van Ness Avenue
    Pass by Cow Hollow
  • 1
    Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Golden Gate Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Presidio of San Francisco
  • 3
    Lands End
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Golden Gate Park
    Pass by Haight Street
  • 4
    Twin Peaks
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by The Castro
    Pass by Market Street
    Pass by Financial District
    Pass by Chinatown
    Pass by North Beach
  • 5
    Alcatraz Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Pier 33
San Francisco, CA 94133, USAPier 33 concludes the bus transportation portion of tour. Pier 33 Alcatraz landing is where the Alcatraz portion commences. Upon conclusion of Alcatraz, customers will need to make their own way back from whence they came.
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Highlights
  • Prebook so you don't miss your chance to go to Alcatraz, which sells out fast
  • Round-trip ferry ticket, admission, and audio tour of Alcatraz
  • A stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors 
  • Visit iconic sights including the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown
What to Expect
This package is a combination of two tours in one. On this city tour, enjoy some of the highlights of San Francisco. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and cruise along the city’s waterfront, taking in views of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay on your way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Spend the morning visiting the historic Palace of Fine Arts, a monumental structure from the 1915 World’s Fair; stop for pictures at the panoramic viewpoint on Twin Peaks; and explore neighborhoods including North Beach, Chinatown, the Presidio, and Fisherman’s Wharf. After your city tour, board a ferry bound for Alcatraz. Upon arrival, get a brief orientation on the maximum-security facility from a park ranger and pick up your self-guided audio tour. Listen to commentary from former staff and inmates as you explore the cellblocks. When your audio tour concludes, hop back on the ferry to Pier 33.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA 2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Duration
6h
Return Details
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Inclusions
  • Alcatraz Admission Ticket including Ferry Ride & Cellhouse Audio Tour.
  • Narrated Bus Tour of San Francisco
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury motor-coach
  • Hotel Pick-up from select San Francisco hotels (if confirmed with reservations).
  • Transportation to Pier 33 Alcatraz Cruise Port after City Tour
  • Plenty of stops with Photo opportunities
  • Alcatraz Tickets ($39.90 USD value)
  • Entry/Admission - Alcatraz Island
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Any other services not specified
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Additional Info
  • Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (11) days prior to your departure date.
  • You must provide first and last names, along with ages of all passengers to confirm your reservation. If for any reason you do not provide this information within the window of time provided, your Alcatraz tour will be forfeited.
  • Date changes are not permitted once confirmation is received
  • Your Alcatraz vouchers / departure time will be available for pick up at 478 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 up to 72-hours prior to your departure date. You are not required to pickup your Alcatraz vouchers prior to your tour departure time, they will be given to you at time of check-in on the date of your tour.
  • The Alcatraz portion usually takes 1.5 hours to complete, with its audio tour consisting of approximately 45 minutes. You are advised to inquire on your arrival to the island as to what time the next guided tour will begin. There is no restriction on the amount of time you spend on the Island. The ferry boat service departs Alcatraz every 30 minutes and you can disembark at your own leisure
  • Wheelchair accessible. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated only if they can get on and off the bus on their own and if the wheelchair is collapsible. Please note, there is a Tram providing transport for handicapped persons on Alcatraz Island
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pier 33 is the last stop and ends the bus transport portion of tour. Customers will need to make their own way back to their desired destinations after Alcatraz.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Brad wrote a review Mar 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada4 contributions
Don on the gray line tour bus was awesome and did a great job of talking!! We did not get to see the Alcatraz island cause it was cancelled due to the virus.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Dear Bradmorevacations, Thank you for choosing Gray Line of San Francisco. I am delighted to know Don made your journey with us as great as you pointed out. We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back soon for another enjoyable experience! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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Rosana P wrote a review Mar 2020
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The visit to Alcatraz was excellent, but time for lunch was too tight. The city tour was good but it was somewhat boring and there was one unnecessary stop at the top of the mountain in front of the ocean. I would have made one stop at the central park instead.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear PRrosana, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am truly glad to learn you had an excellent experience on board our tour and I hope you took beautiful memories with you. I regret you felt rush during your lunch and did not fully enjoy the stops selected during the tour. I will transfer your constructive feedback with both our operations and reservations team in order to see whether there is room for improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon for another excellent experience. Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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David W wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom109 contributions26 helpful votes
We booked this combo tour before leaving the uk and are so glad we did . We were picked up just along from our hotel and taken to the main office to get our tickets for the city tour and Alcatraz tour before we started . Our driver was called Rich and if you do the tour and get
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear davidwK4861VV, Thank you for such a positive review on our tour! I am delighted to know you fully enjoyed the day visiting the highlights of the city in our tour as well as Alcatraz island. I will certainly share your commentaries with Rich, who for sure will be happy to hear from you. We really hope you enjoyed tour time in San Francisco! Sincerely, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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Dawn W wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We did the Alcatraz Combo Tour and it was amazing. We started the day by visiting a few places around San Francisco. Our driver was called Rob ( I think). If he had recently retired and then came back then it’s him I’m referring to. He was very factual, gave information about
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director General at Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear dawnwM4501CY, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this superb review! It is wonderful to learn you had such a great time with us and we contribute to create beautiful memories to take home with you about your visit to San Francisco! I am sure it was a pleasure taking the tour with Rob! He is an amazing professional! I will pass your comments to him and I am sure he will be thrilled to hear from you! We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful experience! Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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Gladys G wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We did this tour on our first visit to San Francisco and we really enjoyed it. Rob is a great driver and has very good customer service skills. He takes care of his passengers and shared some good information about the city. Made the tour smooth and pleasant and has an awesome
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear 920gladysg, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review on our Alcatraz and San Francisco tour. Your comments about our driver/guide are superb. I am truly glad you were able to have an amazing experience with us and that our driver/guide had such a positive impact during your holidays and you could wholly enjoy you first visit to San Francisco. I cannot thank you enough for your amazing comments and recommendation to our future customers We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful experience. Best regards, Manager at Gray Line of San Francisco
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I was very satisfied with the tour itself and how structured it was. Loved the first winery (Roche). They were very
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Great time
Our tour guide was Trish. She was well spoken and kept the group entertained. She was on time for pickup at all of
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Wine Tour
My friend and I had a great time! We went to 3 different wineries and we were able to taste 3-5 different wines at
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Perfect taste of Napa & Sonoma
This tour visits smaller, lesser known wineries that would be difficult to find on your own. A wonderful taste of w
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Awesome and knowledgeable tour about tech industry
I was really surprised about the level of interaction and knowledge that our guide Filip (thank you!!!) provided du
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Fun
What a great trip! My husband and i would definitely go back for the wine tasting. We got super tipsy and had a ton
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Good but tiring
We had booked a full day tour from SFO to Yosemite National Park with Incredible Adventures. We were given a pick u
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Great tour!
A nice way to spend half day in your visit to San Francisco, very relaxing experience. Their staff is very professi
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caraj00
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A wonderful day along the Californian coast
To be honest, I booked this trip out of San Francisco just to go to Monterey, because it looked so pretty in Big Li
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Chelsea L
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a tour worth taking
me and my husband absolutely loved this trip. It was fascination to be able to see where the most infamous criminal
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ericajeans
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So glad I finally visited this area!
Dan our driver and guide was beyond excellent. So knowledgeable and entertaining. Really appreciated his expertise
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More Attractive
We will definitely be back again..high tea with food items accompanied by the warm services provided and we had th
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Nice tour
It was a very great experience. Recommend to my friends. Really enjoyed it. Make sure you go on a good day.
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Beautiful Place! Great guide! Short time...
I did a Muir Woods/Sausalito tour and really enjoyed the experience. The guide/bus driver was great, and even thoug
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Great day trip from San Francisco
We had a great day trip with Antonio as our guide/driver (Grayline)to Monterey, Carmel by Sea and 17 mile drive. Th
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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