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Alcatraz Island

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Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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US$ 110.00*
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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
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US$ 139.50*
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Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay Sightseeing Boat Tour
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US$ 107.25*
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway Tour
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (10,387 reviews)
“night tour” (2,990 reviews)
“book in advance” (1,352 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant afternoon trip. Don’t miss it. Great audio commentary adds to atmosphere. Allow couple of hours to see all the sights. Fascinating.

Thank mtaylormj51
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed it. It was absolutely brilliant . Great value and very enjoyable experience I would recommend

Thank bazzmch
Reviewed yesterday

This was my 3rd time to Alcatraz. Loved it just as I did the first 2 times! Great history and well done!

Thank rmestes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved it here the audio tour is great and brings it to life so atmospheric,rangers are polite friendly and informative if your visiting San Francisco this had got to be at top of your to do list

Thank tony w
Reviewed yesterday

Great ferry ride to and from. Great audio tour. Be prepared for a hike to the main building. Great trip.

Thank svl51
Reviewed yesterday

This was a fascinating and very informative tour. The audio guide was riveting! It gave an excellent account of the history of the prison.

Thank Audrey H
Reviewed yesterday

The audio guide is really interesting, and doesn't get boring despite the length. It does a great job of guiding you round the prison. Book ahead!

Thank Aine M
Reviewed yesterday

Great attraction, audio tour was outstanding. Very real. Pleased we visited, steeped in history. Does get very busy but if you can tolerate the masses it comes highly recommend.

Thank Madalene12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Now, I have to admit, I didn’t want to go but went as my OH really wanted to go. So I was at best non-fussed but I’m a complete convert!! The boat trip is 20mins and a lovely ride. If you’re planning to up top...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed yesterday

Had a super time at Alcatraz. Buy your tickets ahead of time!! We did the early morning trip and it was great getting out to the island first. History and the prison is great, but the flowers and views are amazing. Great pics and there...More

Thank chap1171
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22 October 2017|
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Response from Manuela L | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t like really San Francisco, but you have to go only for Alcatraz, Golden Gate, Painted ladies, Lombard St and Cafe Trieste where Coppola wrote Godfather. To go around I suggest Uber. Enjoy
21 October 2017|
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Response from Bec Y | Reviewed this property |
They have a Jeep for people who are infirm... carries you pretty much to the top from memory. I think he should be fine.
Peter J
7 October 2017|
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Response from Beaglesx2 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited 2.5 weeks yep there were flies, it was like being back in Australia.