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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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US$ 115.00
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Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
  • 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. You'll 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. The other portion of the tour takes you to 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 (weather permitting). 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. Your tour ends back on Post Street.
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Important Information
Departure Point
478 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
• Complimentary hotel pick-up is available for select San Francisco hotels with confirmation from our reservations staff.
• Please contact us 72 hours prior to tour date to confirm your exact departure time or hotel pick up.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Pier 33, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Any other services not specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Alcatraz reservations are first come first serve, all reservations are finalized (4) 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect when booking, but so glad we did! We took the tour the second day being in Beautiful San Fransisco. It was so exciting seeing all the awesome landmarks, and having the opportunity to hop off the bus to take...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Extremely good tour. Our guide Hosine was superb! Would recommend. He was very informative and delivered details with humour. Also a good driver, very patient.

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a good oversight of the city and then went to things that interested us the next day. After city tour we then went out to Alcatraz. Alcatraz was very interesting and you could spend as much time as you wanted. The headphones with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tonik102
City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear tonik102, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. Your comments on our tour, visits and sights held during the full itinerary and the whole of your exprience with Gray Line of San Francisco were a pleasure to read. I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide Doug was great, very knowledgeable and informative. Pick up area was in a great spot with a coffee shop either side to grab a coffee before you leave. Alcatraz was fantastic.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jimalex1109
City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jimalex1109, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your comments on both our tour guide and the whole experience you had during your visit were a pleasure to read. Alcatraz is certainly a site not to be missed for its historic importance and...More

Reviewed 15 August 2019

Antonio our driver was a great tour guide and drove to places with excellent picture spots thru out San Francisco. In addition, he went out of his way to drop a backpack that our kids left on the bus. Thank you very much Antonio.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mverma27
City_Tour_SF, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear mverma27, Thank you for your feedback on your experience. I am delighted to learn not only your tour to Alcatraz and through San Francisco but also our customer service attention left such a great impact on your memory. We always strive to provide the...More

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29 August 2019|
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Response from Carolee M | Reviewed this property |
The tour bus drops you off at the pier to take the ferry over to the island. All fees covered by the tour fee. It's an open-ended tour which means you can take as long as you want on the island as the ferry runs every hour... More
19 August 2019|
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Response from 102mickeyr | Reviewed this property |
3 hours for the city tour. Our family spent 2 1/2 hours on Alcatraz. Alcatraz can be done in 1 1/2 hours. City tour is in the morning and they drop you off at the pier for Alcatraz. You'll have time to eat lunch before... More
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Response from camtoy | Reviewed this property |
I had to go to Post Street to pick up the tickets. My booking instructions had us walk just a few blocks to their station in Fiaherman’s Wharf as our hotel was there as well. They picked us up at 8:15 and took us to the... More
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